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Oct 24, 2020

Uttarakhand: Durga pooja festival performed with tradition & custom amid Covid guidelines

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In Uttarakhand, the Durga pooja festival is being performed with tradition and custom amid Covid guidelines. As per reports, a large number of devotees performed POOJA ARCHANA in temples across the state from early morning. Devotees were seen wearing masks and maintaining social distance while visiting the temples. In Haridwar, pilgrims offered prayers at Manasa Devi, Chandi Devi, and other big and historical Devi temples after taking bath in the holy river Ganga. 
In the Capital Dehradun, devotees are not allowed to participate in Aarti and other rituals. They were asked to participate through social media platforms due to restrictions imposed following the corona pandemics. Community kitchen for POOJA BHOG and cultural events have also been canceled.
 All the rituals are being live-streamed through Facebook Page and another digital platform at 65 years old Durgabari. Ramleela at various places has also been canceled due in view of the corona pandemic. 

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