Besides, 16 policemen on duty at Ayodhya, where the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony for the Ram temple is scheduled to be held on August 5, have also tested positive for Covid-19.
The celebrations would begin on Friday. The main events of the festival Teppothsavam and Uttara Dwara Darshanam will take place on January 5 and 6, informed the temple Executive Officer (EO) G Narasimhulu and the chief priest A Vijay Raghavan.
Kantararu Rajeeveru, the tantri, said the temple had been shut for "purification" and would reopen later. The two women, Bindu and Kanaka Durga, said they had 'darshan' at 3.30 a.m.
Chief priest Narsimhacharyulu has released a calendar-2018, brought out by SVN Montessori School at a programme in Yadagirigutta.
The Chief Minister praised the great services rendered by Srinivasa Raghavacharyulu for the development of Sri Balaji Temple, Chilkur.