Keonjhar: The famous Maa Tarini Temple at Ghatagaon in Keonjhar district reopened for devotees on Monday.
Devotees had a glimpse of the Goddess after almost nine months as the shrine remained closed due to Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.
Servitors and their family members were allowed entry into the shrine first between 8 am to 9 am while the general public was allowed to have darshan from 9 am.
Devotees would be permitted to have the darshan of Maa Tarini in two-time slots, between 8 am to 12.30 pm and 4 pm to 6.30 pm every day.
The officials said the temple was sanitised a day before allowing the devotees.
Wearing a mask is compulsory for all the people entering the temple.
The devotees shall not be allowed to light ‘diyas’ or offer ‘bhog’ at the temple.
All the Covid standard operating procedures (SOPs) shall be followed strictly inside the temple premises.