Mangaluru: The Dakshina Kannada district administration has made an RT-PCR negative certificate mandatory to those who want to offer Seva at Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Temple and Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala.
As these two temples attract a large number of devotees from within the district and outside, last month the Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Dr. K V Rajendra had banned all types of sevas and closed the temple for devotees during the weekend.
But now with the number of cases decreasing, the District Administration received a request to allow sevas and remove the ban on temple entry during weekends.
Considering this request the Deputy Commissioner has removed the restrictions. The DC has allowed devotees to offer sevas and visit the temple during weekends but with some conditions.
According to the new order issued on Saturday, those devotees who wish to offer seva in the two temples should have an RT-PCR negative certificate that is not older than 72 hours. The certificate is mandatory even if the devotees have had both the doses of the vaccine.
The DC has asked the temples to restrict the number of sevas where a large number of devotees gather.
The order also makes the RT-PCR test mandatory for the temple committee, Archaks, employees, and staff once in 15 days....