The district administration on the occasion of first Chaitra Navratra launched a mobile app on Mansa Devi temple on Saturday.
The mobile app, launched by DC-cum chief administrator of Mansa Devi board Vivek Atray, has all information pertaining to the temple and the ongoing Navratra fair.
"The app can run on Android only as of now. It can be downloaded from Google play store free of cost. Within two-three days, the app will be available on Windows as well," said district informatics officer Manju Aggarwal.
She added, "In the first version that we have launched today, 'godesss darshan', prayer and photo gallery is available. There is an option for online donations as well as information on duty magistrates for each day of the fair."
Aggarwal said, "In the next version, which is under development, we will enable online booking of Lajwanti Dharamshala and community kitchen and people could also apply for setting up temporary shops in the temple premises. It could be available till the last Navratra. "
Speaker of Haryana assembly Kanwar Pal visited Mansa Devi temple on the occasion of first Navratra and participated in prayers at sanctum sanctorum.
Justice Amol Rattan Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court also visited the temple and inaugurated the free legal-aid camp.
Meanwhile, Kali Mata temple at Kalka, which also comes under Mansa Devi board, also witnessed long queues of devotees.
Devotees and Donations
A total of Rs 12.42 lakh was collected on the first day of the fair at both Kali Mata temple and Mansa Devi temple. Of this, rs 9.97 lakh was collected at Mansa Devi temple while Rs 2.44 lakh was collected at Kali Mata temple. A total of 55,000 devotees visited the temples on the first day.
Three wallets stolen on first day
Three devotees Devraj, a resident of Ramdarbar, Tarun of Sector 2 and Daljinder Singh of Manimajra complained that their wallets were stolen. They reported the theft at the announcement centre for lost and found objects. Two children were also separated but due to public address system, they were united with their parents.