Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today launched various online services of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board making it possible for the devotees to perform Virtual Puja, Hawan and book Prasad online in their name.
According to Lt. Governor, with the launch of new online services of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, the devotees of Lord Shiva from across the world can perform Puja and Hawan at the Holy Cave in online mode. He further added that online Prasad booking service was also extended to the devotees through this initiative.
These initiatives come as a boon for millions of devotees who are unable to visit the Holy Cave of Shri Amarnath Ji this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shrine Board has brought Darshan, Hawan, and Prasad facility under the virtual mode. The devotees can book their Pooja, Hawan, and Prasad online, and priests at the holy cave will offer it in the devotee’s name. Prasad will be subsequently delivered at doorsteps of the devotees.
According to Sh. Nitishwar Kumar, CEO, SASB, “Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board is extending online services including Virtual Pooja for devotees in their name, Virtual Hawan(with darshan) by name & Online Prasad booking.”
The CEO noted that the online services can be booked through Amarnathji Shrine Board’s website www.shriamarnathjishrine.com by clicking Book Online Pooja/ Hawan/Prasad link & through the Board’s Mobile application (which may be downloaded through the link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ncog.shriamarnath) from 6th July 2021, by paying Rs 1100/- for virtual Pooja, Rs. 1100/- for Prasad booking ( with 5 gm silver coin of Amarnathji), Rs. 2100/- for Prasad booking ( with 10 gm silver coin of Amarnathji ) Rs. 5100/- for the special hawan or combination of any of the above.
The Virtual Pooja or Hawan would be carried out by the Holy cave Pujari at the Cave shrine by pronouncing the name and Gotra of the devotee together with chanting of Mantras and Shlokas.
The devotees would be let in a virtual online room through Jio meet application wherein they would be having a special virtual pooja and darshan of the Holy Ice Lingam in their name, Nitishwar Kumar said. “Arrangement is being made with the Postal Department so as to enable dispatching Prasad within 48 hours,” he added.