THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Travancore Devaswom Board on Tuesday decided to allow
at its temples other than the one at Sabarimala from August 17 — which marks the beginning of the Malayalam month of Chingam — under strict Covid-19 protocols.
Among other things, only five people will be allowed darshan at a time. Nearly 1,250 temples across Kerala are governed by the Board and they have been shut since March 22 due to the
“The temples under the Board had allowed devotees two weeks ago but they were not allowed to enter inside. Now, they are going to be allowed with restrictions,” said TDB president
after the Board meeting. He added that children below ten years of age and people above 65 will not be allowed entry. There will be no distribution of prasadam by the priests.
Devotees will not be allowed entry before 6am. They will be required to wear masks and enter their name and address in a register at the entrance of the temples.