ISKCON temple in the national capital will invite limited devotees for darshan this year. All other devotees can join the celebration virtually.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it is important for everyone to take precautionary measures. Social distancing should be the primary measure to follow.
In view of the current situation, the ISKCON temple in the national capital will be closed for common people this year. Krishna Janmashtami is on August 12. Till last year, this festival was celebrated with great enthusiasm. People from all over the country come here for darshan. This year, due to COVID-19, there will be a limited entry of people that will only be accepted on the invitation.
DEVOTEES ARE REQUESTED TO BE A PART OF CELEBRATION VIRTUALLY
The Vice-president of the ISKCON temple of New Delhi, Vrajendra Nandan Das said that the idea of limited invitation is carried forward due to the coronavirus pandemic. He request all the devotees to be a part of the celebration virtually on Krishna Janmashtami.
SAFETY MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN BY THE TEMPLE AUTHORITY
Some steps to be taken to ensure safety for all the invited devotees. At the entrance of the temple, thermal scanning would be done. Devotees will get hand sanitizers as well. They have to pass through a sanitizer tunnel before entering into the temple. Till last year, all the gates used to open for the visitors to enter. This year, only gate number 4 would be open for the invited devotees.
THE SPECTACULAR FLOWER DECORATION WILL BE MISSING THIS YEAR
This year, the impressive flower decoration would be missing. The vice-president said that till last year, they used to bring flowers from other countries as they stay fresh for a longer period. This year, flowers are brought from the market area and other states.
INVITED DEVOTEES WILL GET PACKED FOOD
The authorities have decided not to serve food inside the premises. They will provide packed food to the devotees. All the preparations inside the ISKCON temple will be done till August 11. The temple would be ready to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami on August 12.