Birpara, 21st March: The Kali temple of Makrapara popularly known as ‘Makrapara Kali Mandir’ at Indo-Bhutan border town Makrapara tea garden, has been forbidden for public access. The decision was taken prevent spread of corona virus amid the present COVID-19 or corona virus outbreak in the country.
The access to the main part of the traditional Kali Temple at the border of Bhutan was banned at Makarapara Tea Garden in Birpara, Alipurduar. The decision was taken under the direction of the Makarapara Tea Garden Authority.
The temple priest Sandeep Chakraborty said on Friday, “Access to the main house of the temple will be closed from Saturday. However, the goddess can be seen standing outside. Those who wants to enter must use disinfectants and sanitizers before entering the premises. On Sunday, people will not be allowed to access in the temple premises. However, the temple priest will continue with the puja of the Goddess Kali.