ISKCON Mayapur temple opens to the general public the day of Guru Purnima, 5th July after three months of being closed!
Over 90 lakh people from all over the globe visit Mayapur in the city of birth for Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This year, however the pandemic that has swept the globe cast the shadow of despair over the pilgrims, devotees and travelers from across the globe seeking for spiritual awakening and take a dip in the tranquil Harinama Sankirtan’s ocean.
After almost 90 days of shut-down the public will once again have the chance to visit and to worship Sri Sri Radha Madhava, astasakhis, Sri Sri Panca tattva, Sri Prahlad Nrisimha, as the highly anticipated doors of Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya temple, the headquarters of ISKCON is set to open to devotees, pilgrims and tourists from Sunday, 5th July, onwards. To take precautionary measures, only a few restrictions were placed on the temple.
Darshan timings for guests will only be available from 9am and 7pm. Visitors are required to be able to enter ISKCON Mayapur Main gate ISKCON Mayapur Main gate or through the Gammon gates for cars. All vehicles will be cleaned through Gammon gate. Gammon Gate.. All visitors will be subjected to an examination process where the body temperature will be assessed with Infrared thermometers. After that, guests will be screened through a sanitisation barrier prior to entering the temple. The temple will ensure that visitors are wearing masks all the time in the campus. A system of security of the crowd has been put in order to ensure social separation between the visitors, with separate entrance and exit gates. The movement of visitors within the campus is watched through CCTV cameras. The temple’s facilities restaurant, restrooms, and toilets are cleaned frequently during the entire day. In order to make the visit more enjoyable, free prasadam will be served during the afternoon, for one month.
“Since safety of our devotees and visitors is most important for us we took a bit of extra time to open the gates and wanted to ensure we have enough equipments and proper infrastructure to implement the precautionary measures” said Sri Madhava Gauranga Das, Vice Chairman of the Mayapur Administrative Council. ISKCON Mayapur management is in constant contact with local authorities. ISKCON Mayapur management is in constant communication with local authorities and will follow all regulations and rules.