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Temples in TN to be open till midnight on New Year eve,HR&CE Minister

- December 31, 2021

Chennai, Dec 31 (BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, P.K. Sekar Babu has said that the temples of the state would be open till midnight on New year eve.

In a statement dated Thursday, Sekar Babu said that people who are visiting these temples must ensure that they adhere to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour including wearing masks, keeping social distance from each other, and sanitizing hands.

The state minister for HR&CE said that this decision was taken at the behest of the Chief Minister, M.K.Stalin who had directed that devotees who are used to visit temples on New Year eve must be allowed to do so to pray and conduct poojas.

Minister said that special poojas will be conducted as usual during New Year eve at Subramania Swamy temple in Tiruttani. Here special puja is performed to the steps that lead to the hilltop shrine.

He said that the government has taken a positive attitude to the demand of the devotees as it was a people’s government and did not want to hurt the sentiments of people.