Devotees Throng Religious Places as Temples Across India Reopen After 3 Months of Lockdown

India | News18 | June 8, 2020, 2:27 pm
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 A woman sanitizes her hands as a man gets his temperature checked inside a temple after the opening of the most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman sanitizes her hands as a man gets his temperature checked inside a temple after the opening of the most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man lies down on the floor as he prays inside a temple after the opening of most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A man lies down on the floor as he prays inside a temple after the opening of most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 A priest wearing a protective mask sits behind a wooden barrier installed to maintain social distancing inside a temple after the opening of most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A priest wearing a protective mask sits behind a wooden barrier installed to maintain social distancing inside a temple after the opening of most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 A boy rests his head on a surface as he prays inside a temple after the opening of the most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A boy rests his head on a surface as he prays inside a temple after the opening of the most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man disinfects a temple after the opening of most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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A man disinfects a temple after the opening of most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 Men wearing protective masks wait to pray as they maintain social distancing inside a temple after the opening of most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)
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Men wearing protective masks wait to pray as they maintain social distancing inside a temple after the opening of most of the religious places after India eases lockdown restrictions that were imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. (Image: Reuters)

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 A roadside flower vendor covers his face with a mask and sells flowers outside a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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A roadside flower vendor covers his face with a mask and sells flowers outside a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 A priest sanitizes the idol of Lord Shiva and Godess Parvati at a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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A priest sanitizes the idol of Lord Shiva and Godess Parvati at a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees worship from outside a Hindu temple that remains closed to devotees due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kochi. (Image: AP)
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Devotees worship from outside a Hindu temple that remains closed to devotees due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kochi. (Image: AP)

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 A priest sanitizes the idol of Lord Shiva at a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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A priest sanitizes the idol of Lord Shiva at a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 A priest covers his face with a mask as a precaution against coronavirus and prays at a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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A priest covers his face with a mask as a precaution against coronavirus and prays at a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 A priest sanitizes the idol of Lord Shiva and other Hindu Gods at a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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A priest sanitizes the idol of Lord Shiva and other Hindu Gods at a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees worship from outside a Hindu temple that remains closed to devotees due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kochi. (Image: AP)
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Devotees worship from outside a Hindu temple that remains closed to devotees due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kochi. (Image: AP)

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 A priest covers his face with a mask as a precaution against coronavirus prays at a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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A priest covers his face with a mask as a precaution against coronavirus prays at a temple, in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 An employee of a temple sanitizes Shivlings in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)
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An employee of a temple sanitizes Shivlings in Prayagraj. (Image: AP)

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 Having sanitised their premises and equipped with measures to implement social distancing norms, religious places across India opened their doors to the devotees after remaining closed for nearly three months due to the nationwide lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a look at the pictures of the religious places across India. (Image: News18)
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Having sanitised their premises and equipped with measures to implement social distancing norms, religious places across India opened their doors to the devotees after remaining closed for nearly three months due to the nationwide lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a look at the pictures of the religious places across India. (Image: News18)

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 Devotees gather at Manakulla Vinayagar Temple to offer prayers in Puducherry. (Image: News18)
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Devotees gather at Manakulla Vinayagar Temple to offer prayers in Puducherry. (Image: News18)

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 A devotee offers prayers at a temple in New Delhi. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)
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A devotee offers prayers at a temple in New Delhi. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)

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 Devotees offer prayers at a temple in Bengaluru. (Image: News18)
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Devotees offer prayers at a temple in Bengaluru. (Image: News18)

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 A devotee is being provided the hand sanitizer at a temple in Delhi. (Image: News18)
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A devotee is being provided the hand sanitizer at a temple in Delhi. (Image: News18)

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 Devotee arrive at a temple to offer their prayers in Bengauru. (Image: News18)
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Devotee arrive at a temple to offer their prayers in Bengauru. (Image: News18)

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 Devotee maintain social distance as they stand in a line and offer prayers at a temple in Karaikal, Puducherry. (Image: News18)
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Devotee maintain social distance as they stand in a line and offer prayers at a temple in Karaikal, Puducherry. (Image: News18)

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 A devotee is being provided the hand sanitizer at a temple in Delhi. (Image: News18)
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A devotee is being provided the hand sanitizer at a temple in Delhi. (Image: News18)

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 A devotee wearing a mask is seen at a temple in Puducherry. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)
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A devotee wearing a mask is seen at a temple in Puducherry. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)

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 A devotee is being provided the hand sanitizer at a temple in Delhi. (Image: News18)
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A devotee is being provided the hand sanitizer at a temple in Delhi. (Image: News18)

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 A devotee offers prayers at a temple in New Delhi. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)
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A devotee offers prayers at a temple in New Delhi. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)

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 A devotee is seen offering prayers at a temple in New Delhi. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)
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A devotee is seen offering prayers at a temple in New Delhi. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)

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 Devotee after offering prayers at a temple in New Delhi. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)
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Devotee after offering prayers at a temple in New Delhi. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)

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 A devotee offers prayers at a temple in New Delhi. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)
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A devotee offers prayers at a temple in New Delhi. (Image: Umesh Sharma/News18)

  • First Published: June 8, 2020, 8:57 am

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