Every year, the Diwali festival is celebrated at Mata Tripura Sundari temple in Udaipur in a grand way.
But due to Covid19 pandemic, the Tripura government has decided to some restrictions during this year’s festival.
Mata Tripura Sundari Temple at Udaipur is considered one of the 51 Sakti pithas.
As lakhs of devotees gather in the temple, who come from various parts of the country and even abroad during the Diwali festival, the state government has decided to introduce a digital method to curb the crowding.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has instructed the authorities to launch an online booking system for the darshan of Mata Tripura Sundari in the ensuing Diwali festival.
The chief minister feels that online booking would help avoid a huge gathering of devotees, who come to the temple for a darshan of Mata Tripura Sundari.
The decision over online booking was taken in a meeting of Sri Sri Mata Tripura Sundari Mandir Trust in the Civil Secretariat.
As per the decision, only a total of 15,000 devotees would be allowed to enter the temple for offering puja and darshan of Mata Tripura Sundari.
Besides, the online booking system would enable the devotees to get home delivery of prasad.
The state government has also decided to arrange a live telecast of the Diwali festival in various channels of the state so that the devotees don’t miss it even staying at their homes.
It was also decided that no shop would be allowed to open at the temple premises.
However, the shops would be allowed on both sides of the road from Brahmabari to the main gate of the temple with COVID19 safety norms in place.
As decided by the authorities, there would be no cultural programme this year while everybody at the temple premises has to wear masks.
During Mangal Aarti, social distancing norms will have to be followed properly.