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COVID-19: Kamakhya Temple in Assam Reopens For Devotees After 7 Months

India | Associated Press | October 13, 2020, 12:00 pm
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 Devotees began to visit the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam as the shrine reopened its door after nearly seven months of COVID-19 restrictions. However, the devotees have only been allowed to perform the 'parikrama' while the sanctum sanctorum remained out of bounds.<br /><br />A priest, face covered with a cloth waits for devotees at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati, Assam. (Image: AP)
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Devotees began to visit the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, Assam as the shrine reopened its door after nearly seven months of COVID-19 restrictions. However, the devotees have only been allowed to perform the 'parikrama' while the sanctum sanctorum remained out of bounds.

A priest, face covered with a cloth waits for devotees at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati, Assam. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee stands inside a disinfectant tunnel before entering the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A devotee stands inside a disinfectant tunnel before entering the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 A security person sits wearing a mask at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A security person sits wearing a mask at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Indian devotees wearing face masks pray at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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Indian devotees wearing face masks pray at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Indian devotees wearing face masks pray at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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Indian devotees wearing face masks pray at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 A volunteer offers hand sanitizer to a devotee arriving at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A volunteer offers hand sanitizer to a devotee arriving at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 A priest wearing face mask waits for devotees at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A priest wearing face mask waits for devotees at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Indian devotees wearing face masks pray at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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Indian devotees wearing face masks pray at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 A girl poses with her brother as her father, takes their photographs at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A girl poses with her brother as her father, takes their photographs at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 Goats offered by devotees walk down a flight of stairs as a priest stands wearing a face mask at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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Goats offered by devotees walk down a flight of stairs as a priest stands wearing a face mask at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 A labourer carries bricks on his back at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A labourer carries bricks on his back at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 A goat offered by a devotee stands next to a security guard at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A goat offered by a devotee stands next to a security guard at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

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 A priest sanitizes his hands at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)
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A priest sanitizes his hands at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati. (Image: AP)

  • First Published: October 13, 2020, 12:00 pm

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