Mahavir Mandir temple at Patna has now opened the online door for devotees living elsewhere through online. The devotees across the world could have access to make darshan of Lord Hanuman as well as of rituals and Arti conducted in the temple. The facility will become functional shortly.
The online darshan facility was inaugurated on Tuesday on temple premises by deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi who said all rituals and prasad (offerings) should also be made online. He praised the temple management for the better utilization of money for health care and other welfare works.
Modi said millions of people across the world would benefit from the online facility. Mahamandaleshwar Swami Umakantanand Saraswaiji Maharaj from Mauritius was also present on the occasion.
Temple committee secretary Kishore Kunal said it was the first temple in Bihar and Jharkhand which is providing online facility to have live darshan of the deity. Some prominent temples like Vishwanath Mandir in Benaras and Sai Temple at Shirdi have this facility. The Mahavir temple has made this arrangement with Tata Communications, he said.
Through online, the devotees can have the facility of performing rituals after paying certain fee to the temple even though the temple trust feels the rituals should be conducted in person and not online. Kunal said the devotees would be provided facility of sending donations for Daridra Narayan bhoj or providing medicare facilities for patients suffering from cancer and other ailments. Donations for renovation and development of the temple would also be accepted. The temple website is www.mahavirmandirpatna.org.