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Golden Temple To Start Online Donations – Going Mainstream?

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It really struck me at the first time, but then when the whole world is online and e-commerce is entering our homes, what stops donations  going online too. Yes, we are talking about temple donations which to my knowledge amounts to a lot of money.

The devotees of the Golden Temple Of Amritsar can now make donations to the temple right from their home. HDFC has signed an agreement with Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for offering e-collection through HDFC Bank Payment Gateway.

So, now for those devotees who find it difficult to be physically visit the Golden temple can still make donations via the internet.

Here’s what HDFC bank country operations had to say on this,

“Devotees of Golden Temple who were unable to make a trip to Amritsar for any reason, can now have the satisfaction of instantaneously getting their donations reach Golden Temple through a user friendly secure website feature of the bank,”

Now, take that for making life easier for the millions of devotees. Come to think, the e-donations will come as god send for the NRI’s who are unable to visit the temple physically but still want to show their gratitude.

Golden temple is the one of the holiest sikh shrine and most of the maintenance and upkeep funds come via donations. So, the e-donations might lead to increased donations which is a good thing.

Infact, Golden temple is evidently not the only temple where technology has made headway. HDFC itself seems to already provide e-donation facility to over 37 places of worship in India.

What are your thoughts on the use of technology in temple donations. As for me, all I can say is “Jai Ho”

  1. lakme says

    Money swindling is an awful thing in the name of religion and yet it happens quite a bit.However, a few holy places like Vaishno Devi have really seem drastic improvements in terms of infra,facilities on account of donation money.

  2. Chirag says

    Great! e-Donation! :)

  3. textilesinfomediarydotcom says

    Even all other temple trust should follow similar trait of donation and overcome paperless economy. Textilesinfomediarydotcom firmly advocate green india.

  4. Ankit says

    I second your thoughts Vikram :-) I wanted to touch upon the same but did not want to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments.
    Money swindling is an awful thing in the name of religion and yet it happens quite a bit.However, a few holy places like Vaishno Devi have really seem drastic improvements in terms of infra,facilities on account of donation money.

  5. VIkram says

    I wish these temples too publish their Accounts Income – Expenses in the public domain. At present I am sure there will be a huge amount of swindling going on in the name of God and religion

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