The Mahabodhi Temple, which was closed in lockdown, will now be open from 5 am to 9 pm everyday.
The 80 feet stupa of Lord Buddha located near the Mahabodhi temple complex has also been opened for the public.
People will not be allowed to come to the temple without wearing a mask.
The temples were also closed during the lockdown implemented due to the global epidemic Corona virus infection. The World Heritage Mahabodhi Temple was also closed during the lockdown. The temple was finally opened to devotees on Monday after being closed for several months. The Mahabodhi Temple will now be open from five in the morning to 9 in the night. It is said that Mahatma Buddha attained enlightenment here in Bodh Gaya. Every year lakhs of religious people from the country and abroad reach here.
Guidelines have also been set for the opening of the temple
At the same time, N Dorji, secretary of Mahabodhi Temple Management Committee, said that devotees can worship in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple between 5 am and 9 pm everyday, but they have not been allowed to stay there. He informed that a guideline has been set for the opening of the temple in view of the corona infection.
Lord Buddha's 80 feet stupa was also opened
He told that 80 feet stupa of Lord Buddha located near the Mahabodhi temple complex has also been opened for the public. Significantly, about a month ago, the Mahabodhi Temple was opened for devotees from 6 am to 10 pm and from 3 pm to 9 pm, but the time was falling short. The devotees were demanding to open the temple just like normal days.
It is mandatory for devotees to wear masks in the temple
N Dorji, secretary of the Mahabodhi Temple Management Committee, also said that some conditions have also been imposed in view of the Corona crisis. He said that masks and hand sanitizers have been arranged for the devotees in the temple premises. People will not be allowed to come to the temple without wearing a mask. It will be compulsory for devotees to wear masks in the temple at all times, along with maintaining the physical distance of two yards.