Varanasi, Jan 31 (UNI) Devotees across the world can now have ''live darshan'' of Baba Vishwanath on their TV screens.
Uttar Pradesh Dharamarth Works Minister Rajesh Tripathi today inaugurated the ''live darshan'' programme at a function.
Now, the people can see all the religious activities of 'garbhgrih' of the famous Vishwanath Temple on their TV sets, as a modern camera has been installed.
Other equipments for telecast have been installed in the room of the Magistrate of Police outpost.
With this, the Kashi Vishwanath Temple has became the first temple of North India to have this facility after Sidhivinayak Temple of Mumbai, Sai Baba Temple of Shirdi and Tirupati Balaji Temple of Andhra Pradesh.
This world famous temple also houses the glory of first among the 12 Jyotirlingas of the country.
Talking to newsmen, Mr Tripathi said, as per agreement reached between Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) and Tata Sky for one year, the VSNL will pay Rs 35 lakhs to the Nyas in four instalments.
This money would be spent on the welfare of devotees and other developmental activities of the temple, he added.
He further assured that every effort would be made to maintain the prestige and traditions of the temple.
Besides, people can also have darshan of Baba Vishwanath on the temple website.
Efforts were also underway to associate the common people with the temple and provide them 'prasad' at a reasonable price, Mr Tripathi informed.
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