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Haryana: Kurukshetra administration issues prohibitory orders for shrines ahead of Amawasya

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The Times Of India
21st May, 2020 20:04 IST

KURUKSHETRA: Citing possibility of large gathering for the religious bath and pindadan on Amavasya on May 22, the Kurukshetra district administration on Thursday issued prohibitory orders on such activities at shrines including Brahamsarovar, Sannihit Sarovar in Kurukshetra, and Saraswati Tirtha in Pehowa.

“Any person found violating the prohibitory orders on religious bath would be booked under Section 188, 269, and 270 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). There is a possibility that the pilgrims could reach these tirtha sarovars for religious bath or pindadan from nearby districts including Kaithal, Jind, Panipat, Karnal on May 22 on the day of Amavasya. SDM Pehowa and CEO Kurukshetra Development Board have been instructed to strictly obey the orders,” Kurukshetra deputy commissioner (DC) Dhirendra Khadgata said.

DC Khadgata said, “The permission of karam kand and pindadan has been given as per the due norms and guidelines of the health department. However, no bathing would be allowed on above mentioned three sarovars of Kurukshetra on Amavasya.”

Banquet halls can open from 7am to 5pm with maximum gathering of 30 persons

“For the events related to marriage or others, the banquet halls are allowed to open from 7 am to 5 pm, with the maximum gathering of 30 persons who can attend the event. However, following all the guidelines and norms laid by administration is compulsory,” DC Khadgata said.

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