Temples and Religious places in Assam open for devotees after 75 days:

Guwahati, June 8: Most of the religious places, temples in Assam open after 75 days on Monday with the new set of guidelines issued by the government in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

In Guwahati, most of the temples, religious places have opened from Monday morning by maintaining social distancing norms and following the government orders, directives.

Devotees thronged to famous Ugratara temple, Hanuman temple, Ganesh temple in Guwahati, Shiva Doul in Sivasagar to offer their prayers after the doors of the temples opened for the public.

The temples and other religious places in Guwahati and other parts of the state were closed since March 20 amid the novel Coronavirus outbreak.

The devotees have been allowed to enter the temple premises by registering their name and address in the register and they will not be given any Prasad, and not be allowed to enter the premises without wearing masks.

On the other hand, the historic Kamakhya temple will remain closed for the public till June 30.

The temple management authority has decided in a meeting that, given the COVID-19 pandemic, the door of the temple will remain closed till June 30.

Earlier, the Assam government had issued fresh guidelines for Unlock 1 and allowed to open religious places, temples from June 8 by following the directives issued by the Union Home ministry.