Digital Puja: India's Smart Temples offer seamless entry, online darshan

Feb 20, 2023By: Debosmita Ghosh

Shri Siddhivinayak Ganpati Temple

Located in Mumbai, this temple has its official app which is available for both Android and iOS. Devotees can opt for live Darshan and also give donations. One can make pooja bookings on the temple website. The app provides all the required information about the temple.

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Shri Saibaba Temple

Located in Shirdi, Maharashtra; this temple allows devotees to book passes for Darshan, Aarti and also accommodation. Devotees have to sign-up before they make any bookings. One can also make donations on the app.

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Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Located in Varanasi, the app for Kashi Vishwanath Temple is only available for Android. Devotees can book Aarti, Rudrabhishek, Sugam Darshan and also for Mahadev Pooja. After you register, you’ll get your confirmation with the token number which you’ll require when you enter the temple. You can also opt for live Darshan and Aartis.

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Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam

Located in Tirupati, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam is amongst the most famous temples of India. Devotees can book passes for special Darshan along with accommodation through the app. One can also make donations and subscribe to the Sapthagiti magazine via the app.

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Shree Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling Temple

Located in Ujjain, the app of Shree Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling temple allows one to participate in live darshan. Devotees can also participate in Bhasmarti and make donations via the app. However, to make bookings for the Aarti, one has to submit ID proof along with a photo.

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Sabarimala Sri Ayyappa Temple

Located in Kerala, this app of Sabarimala Sri Ayyappa Temple is available in Tamil, Malayalam and English. The app provides information about the various facilities that are available for the devotees. Devotees can also look for daily temple schedules, important festivals and several other information on the app.

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Somnath Temple

Located in Gujarat, this app allows devotees to book several facilities that are offered by the temple. One can book accommodation, along with prasad and handicrafts among other things. A special feature available on the app is one can scroll beads of the Rudraksha virtually while chanting the ‘Om Namah Shivay’ mantra.

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Shiv Jyotirling Shri Mallikarjuna Temple

Located in Andhra Pradesh, the app of this temple allows devotees to make online bookings for darshan, pooja and accommodation among other services. Devotees can also make donations from the app and it also gives information about the events and festivals in the temple.

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