A file photo of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple

Maharashtra permits Shirdi temple to function eating services

Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district administration has allowed Shirdi’s Shri Saibaba Sansthan to renew the temple’s ‘prasadalaya’ or eating facility and distribute ‘prasad’ to devotees, reported information company PTI, quoting an official. 

The district administration has requested the temple belief to make sure that the distribution of ‘prasad’ and its consumption won’t happen within the premises of the temple, stated Ahmednagar collector Rajendra Bhosale.  

The ‘prasadalaya’ can perform with 50% seating capability, with employees that’s totally vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19.

These services have been briefly discontinued because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The temple belief has been permitting 15,000 devotees to enter the temple utilizing on-line passes and 10,000 devotees by means of offline passes each day however has stored ‘prasad’ counter closed. 

Throughout pre-pandemic occasions, lakhs of devotees used to go to Shirdi day-after-day.

The Maharashtra authorities had reopened spiritual locations within the state on 7 October, after holding them shut for over six months because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

After the primary coronavirus wave waned, locations of spiritual worship have been reopened in Maharashtra in November final yr, however they have been closed once more for folks after the second wave began within the state in March 2021.

Covid scenario in state 

This comes as Maharashtra recorded 960 new coronavirus infections and 41 fatalities within the final 24 hours.

Amongst eight administrative areas of Maharashtra, the Mumbai area reported the very best 425 new Covid-19 circumstances, adopted by 324 in Pune and 133 within the Nashik area. Kolhapur area recorded 25 new infections, Aurangabad 18, Latur 19, Nagpur 11 and Akola area 5 new circumstances.

The caseload within the state elevated to 66,32,257 and demise toll to 1,40,807.

As many as 1,043 sufferers have been discharged, taking the entire of recovered sufferers to 64,78,422. The restoration fee within the state is 97.68% whereas fatality fee is 2.12% There are 9,366 energetic circumstances in Maharashtra.


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