Dubai: Hindu temples in Bur Dubai have cancelled Holi celebrations and instructed in opposition to throwing colors to forestall the unfold of coronavirus, consistent with a media document.
That is along with different preventive measures comparable to a discount in prayer occasions and offering sanitisers as a part of preventive measures to offer protection to the devotees and the bigger group, the control of each Shiva and Krishna temples advised Gulf Information on Saturday (March 7, 2020).
“The Holi celebrations had been cancelled. We’re taking precautionary steps consistent with DHA (Dubai Well being Authority) directions,” mentioned Gopal Kokani, common supervisor of the Guru Darbar Sindhi Temple (Shiva temple).
We normally have the birthday celebration of burning cow dung truffles at the first day of Holi which is on March nine this 12 months. We now have already submit a understand informing the cancellation to all devotees, he was once quoted as announcing.
He mentioned the recommendation to chorus from splashing colors is supposed for all Hindu ex-pats.
Lalit Karani, chairman of the Sreenathji (Krishna) Temple run through the Mercantile Hindu Group of Thatta mentioned the Holi celebrations on March nine and 10 had been cancelled within the passion of public well being protection.
The Holi Utsav and Dhol Utsav may not be celebrated for the general public, the temple control mentioned in a understand to devotees which is being circulated on social media as smartly.
We request all to steer clear of needless gatherings to be able to restrict the unfold of an infection. Keep away from throwing colors within the temple premises and compound space, the awareness mentioned.
Karani mentioned the bonfire on Monday and the splashing of colors on Tuesday might be held simplest as choices for Lord Krishna.
In most cases those ceremonies closing for part an hour. However, this time we will be able to have it just for 10 mins, he mentioned.
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