The portals of Himachal’s illustrious temple of Chintpurni Devi have been closed to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the state. Starting from Tuesday, March 17, no devotee will be allowed to visit the shrine of Chintpurni located in Una district. According to the news reports, other Shaktipeeth shrines such as Jwalaji, Bajreshwari Devi, Chamunda Devi in Kangra district, and Bagalamukhi Temple, will remain closed on Wednesday. All these temples attract a steady stream of devotees throughout the year.

On Tuesday, only those devotees, who have come from different states of India, will be allowed to have
darshan at the aforementioned temples. Devotees who have already reached Chintpurni will have
darshan from 9 AM to 10 AM on Tuesday. News also has it that devotees can now catch up with the daily temple
aarti on the official website of the shrine and also on YouTube. The district administration has implemented this method following the government’s office order on crowd control.

Coronavirus: Chintpurni, Jwalaji and other Shakti temples closed in Himachal Pradesh

The state government has been more vigilant at the main entry gates of Himachal Pradesh. More police personnel have been deployed at the entry borders. Several teams of doctors have been put on duty for health check-ups. Visitors are being allowed entry only after proper examination and questioning.

Even the rail transport has been hit by the ongoing pandemic. Reportedly, the proposed rail car and steam engine run scheduled for March 17 and 18 on Kalka-Shimla tracks has been cancelled for now. Foreign tourists had booked a chartered railcar to reach Shimla from Kalka, while the steam engine was booked from Shimla to Kaithalighat.

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