Nagpur’s Ganesh Tekdi, Deekshabhoomi to be shut from today afternoon amid Coronavirus threat

Tejaswini Thote | Mar 18, 2020 14:04

Ganesh Tekdi

Nagpur’s famous shrine ‘Ganesh Tekdi’ (Tekdi Mandir) and sacred monument of Buddhists ‘Deekshabhoomi’ will be closed from today afternoon (March 18th) to March 31st amid the novel Coronavirus outbreak in the country and imposition of Section 144 in the city.


The decision came a day after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray ordered the shutdown of Mumbai’s most thronged Siddhivinayak Temple to avoid huge public gatherings in the city till March 31. 

Nagpur Police beefed up the security at major public places after the city was placed on a high alert due to IAF's air strike in Pakistan.
Deekshabhoomi (Nation Next file picture)

However, several other temples that are thronged with devotees like city’s Sai Mandir has yet to confirm its decision on the same. Even the usually populated Telangkhedi Temple had a deserted look.

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