Technology is changing the world very fast, some for understanding the advantages of Technology and some for facing big advantages. It depends from person to person on individual preferences and experiences.
But here in this article, we definitely are focusing on the advantages of having technology in our life, especially for devotees, who can’t travel far to meet their gods in temples situated far away in those beautiful hills.
Some of India’s largest temples have adopted technology and even have their own smartphone apps. They allow devotees to virtually visit these temples and participate in Aarti while seated anywhere in the world.
In addition to this, the applications offer important services and guidance to visitors to these temples. This includes purchasing Prasad, reserving times for Aarti, and getting Darshan passes. The trend of online darshan picked up its pace during COVID-19 when travelling was banned throughout the nation.
Here are some famous temples which provide virtual darshan through their apps for devotees all around the world:
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, Tirupati:
Using the app, visitors to the Tirupati temple can reserve lodging and special entrance Darshan tickets. The app also offers subscriptions to Sapthagiti magazine and donations to the Hundi temple. The app has a fairly straightforward UI and requires login and in just a few clicks you will be able to book and experience it all at once.
Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple, Varanasi:
Using the app for the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, worshippers can schedule Aarti, Rudrabhishek, Sugam Darshan, and Mahadev Pooja. Users will receive an SMS confirming their entry into the temple for Aarti along with their token number.
After scheduling the Aarti through the app, users receive an email & SMS with their tokens to attend the Aarti. The Aarti can be attended at any time of the day that the devotees choose. Additionally, the app provides live Aarti Darshan as well. Simply sign up!
Shri Siddhivinayak Ganpati temple, Mumbai:
The official Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple app in Mumbai enables live darshan for users as per temple timings. The app allows users to donate as well. Devotees are pleased with such experiences where they can see their Bappa live sitting at home and pay homage and seek blessings. The app’s interface is simple to use, and it has all the necessary temple information.
Shree Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling temple, Ujjain:
Live darshan according to temple hours is one of the features of the Shree Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling Ujjain app. Through the app, visitors may reserve accommodations and Bhasmarti. Additionally, people can donate through it. Users must supply a photo and ID proof to reserve Aarti. The application can be used by visitors to gain driving instructions to the temple.