GANDHINAGAR, INDIA, October 15, 2020 (Express News Service): Temples, which are a symbol of faith for millions of devotees, have not been closed in Gujarat, stated an official release from the Gujarat government on Wednesday. Considering the possibility of a multitude of devotees visiting temples in the state during the upcoming festival of Navratri and to check the spread of coronavirus, the Gujarat government has instructed relevant temple trusts to take sufficient precautions, it added. It also said that the Gujarat government has not closed a single temple.
The government release was issued following the weekly state Cabinet meeting, on Wednesday, even as the authorities of Kalika Mata hill temple in Pavagadh of Halol in Panchmahals district, Tuesday, declared to keep the temple closed for public for 17 days between October 16 and November 1, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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