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Maharashtra: Shirdi Sai Baba and Shani Shingnapur temples will reopen for devotees from 7 October (Thursday). "In a day, only 15,000 devotees will be allowed in Shirdi Sai Baba temple and 20,000 devotees in Shani Shingnapur temple," said Dr Rajendra B Bhosale, District Collector of Ahmednagar. 

Devotees who possess online passes will be allowed to entry on a daily basis at the Saibaba temple in Shirdi. 

As places of worship in the state are slated to reopen from October 7, a meeting of the district administration and the management of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust was organised today to chalk out measures. 

At least 15,000 devotees with online passes will be allowed to take darshan at the temple on a daily basis. The devotees will have to apply for online passes. 

However, the prasad counter at the temple will remain closed. According to the district administration, children below 10 years, pregnant women, sick people, senior citizens above the age of 65, and people without masks will not be permitted to enter the temple premises. 

 

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