With the festive season approaching, the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple devasthanam on Tuesday announced good news to the devotees. According to the latest directions issued by the Ahmednagar district administration on Tuesday, the Shirdi Sai Temple in Maharashtra will re-open for devotees from October 7.
The administration stated that the decision was taken in view of the declining number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the state. However, strict pandemic-related guidelines like wear masks and maintain distancing protocols while visiting the temple.
According to the fresh guidelines issued by Ahmednagar district collector Rajendra B Bhosale, a maximum of 15,000 devotees are to be allowed in the Shirdi Sai Baba temple daily, while the number of pilgrims at the Shani Shingnapur temple will be capped at 20,000 a day.
The Shirdi Sai Baba temple is issuing 5,000 paid passes, 5,000 online passes, and 5,000 offline passes for the devotees. No more than 1,150 devotees will be allowed to be inside the temple premises at any hour. Meanwhile, the temple Aarti can be attended by a maximum of 90 devotees, according to the fresh guidelines.