Karnataka Bengaluru News September 6, 7, 8 Highlights: In a bid to prevent the inflow of pilgrims to two major temples in the district during the festive season, the Dakshina Kannada district administration has banned the entry of devotees during weekends in the wake of the prevailing Covid-19 situation.
As per an order issued by Deputy Commissioner K V Rajendra, Sri Manjunatha Temple at Dharmasthala and Sri Subrahmanya Temple at Kukke Surbahmanya will remain closed to devotees on Saturdays and Sundays till further orders. However, routine pooja services as per traditions will continue to be performed by the priests in these temples, he clarified.
To ensure strict enforcement of the order, lodging houses in places surrounding the temples have also been prohibited from offering their facilities to devotees on weekends.
On weekdays, the temples will remain open to pilgrims from 7 am and 7 pm but theertha, prasadam, and food (any kind of offerings) will not be distributed at these temples, Rajendra added.