Prime News, Karnataka, Religion, Mysuru, July 16:- Special pujas were offered to Goddess Chamundeshwari at the temple atop Chamundi Hills on the first day of Ashada Shukravara here on Friday (July 16). Though the devotees are banned, the usual rituals that are the highlights of the days were held.
But with the pandemic situation, the entry of the devotees has been banned since last year to avoid overcrowding. Uttanahalli Tripura Sundari Amma Temple has also banned the entry of devotees.
Without devotees, both the temples wore a deserted look and shop owners are unhappy that they are not able to make usual business.
Last week, Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Dr Bagadi Gautham issued an order pertaining to Ashada Shukravaras. This is the third time in the history of Chamundi Hills that the devotees have been banned. During the days of Mysuru Maharajas, the temple had restricted the entry of devotees due to the outbreak of plague and cholera.
The temple was opened on Friday at 4.30 am followed by Rudrabhisheka and puja. The final puja was held at 7.30 am. The temple will be closed after the evening puja at 6.30 pm.
Politician Varthur Prakash and some of the political leaders visited the temple in the morning for the darshan of the Goddess. (MR/KS)