Kamakhya temple to remain closed during solar eclipse

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 22:04

Guwahati: The Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati
would remain closed to devotees for nearly seven hours during
the solar eclipse on Friday.

Kamakhya Temple Trust secretary Naba Kanta Sarma said that the doors of the temple atop the Nilachal Hill here would
be closed from 8.45 am to 3.38 pm till the end of the solar
eclipse.

The solar eclipse falling on the first day of the Hindu
calendar month of Magh is scheduled to start at 9.35 am and
end at 3.30 pm, Sarma said.

"This is the first time in recorded history that the
temple will remain closed for such a long time of nearly seven
hours at a stretch due to solar eclipse," he said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 22:04

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