The devouts who have been missing their visit to temples on the account of lockdown will miss no more as Karnataka Temples go online. Through the web and Facebook, people can now opt for a live telecast of puja proceedings at selected temples.
Now, one will not only be able to witness the online puja but also order ‘prasada’ at their door. In the first phase, 50 temples will become a part of this initiative.
The Muzari Department has laid out a plan to provide this facility. A loss of more than ₹100 crores in revenue due to the lockdown stands as the reason behind this decision.
You can experience 15 types of pujas online, including mangalaarathi, archane, pushpaalankaara puja, and ashtothhara. Those who book for these pujas will receive their share of ‘prasada’ at home. At first, it is ready to commence in around 15 districts.
The temples that are enlisted for online puja and direct telecast include Banashankari temple in Bengaluru, Saundatti Yellamma temple, Mysuru Chamundeshwari, Nanjangud Srikanteshwara, Kateel Durga Parameshwari, and Kukke Subrahmanya.
In a recent statement by the minister, the government has decided to release ₹ 33.6 crores. Allotted money is to pay salaries to the priests of 29,700 temples due for the last three months. The priests appealed to open the temples, keeping the current situation in mind such a step seems impossible.
This comes as a delight to the devotees as Karnataka Temples go online. Doesn’t it?