Vaccination certificate now required for entry to Madurai Meenakshi temple in TN

Chennai, December 12 People visiting Tamil Nadu’s famous Madurai Meenakshi temple from Monday will need to have a vaccination certificate, the Department of Hindu Religious and Charitable Foundations said on Sunday.

Co-commissioner, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, Chelladurai said worshipers must have a copy of the Covid-19 vaccination certificate to enter Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswar temple from Monday, and those who do not, would not be allowed to enter.

The government of Tamil Nadu has made it mandatory to have vaccination certificates if they travel to public places, including sanctuaries, shopping malls and any other place where people congregate in large numbers.

About 30,000 to 50,000 people attend the famous Madurai Meenakshi temple daily.

In Rameswaram, too, authorities have erected palisades in prime locations to order visitors and worshipers to be vaccinated. The signs inform people that the vaccines are ready and that people have received the vaccines on site.

About 50,000 people from all parts of southern India visit the Sri Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameswaram daily. The famous Yercaud Dargah is also located in Rameswaram.

Tamil Nadu’s health department is intensively screening people arriving from Kerala even if they have received two doses of the vaccine.

Disclaimer: This article was posted automatically from an agency feed without any text changes and has not been reviewed by an editor

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