Home delivery of Lord Shiva's blessings!
All you have to do is send a money order of Rs 60 to the Varanasi Head Post Office, reports Shivani Chaturvedi.india Updated: Feb 10, 2007 22:05 IST
You can now get a sacred Rudraksha bead and a laminated photo of the revered Shivalinga of Varanasi's famous Kashi Vishwanath temple along with a small plastic box containing vibhuti and a chalisa of holy hymns of the famous temple, all packed in a waterproof envelop, right at your doorstep.
All you have to do is send a money order of Rs 60 to the Varanasi Head Post Office (HPO) to invoke the blessings of Lord Shiva while sitting at home.
This has become possible with the unique agreement between the postal department and Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust which came into effect last week.
Post Master General (PMG) Allahabad region Ashutosh Tripathi, told Hindustan Times, "The service will be provided all over the country. Under the initiative, the postal department will deliver the holy articles in an envelop through speed post, after receiving the money order sent in the name of Senior Superintendent of Post Office (SSP), Varanasi HPO."
The holy articles will be packed in the customised envelop bearing a monogram of Kashi Vishwanath temple and a logo of the postal department. However, there will be no perishable items in the envelop.
"With this service, the department plans to serve a large number of devotees living across the country who desire the blessings of Kashi temple's Lord Shiva,” said Tripathi. The department has geared up for the new service. Orders have been placed for laminated photographs, envelopes are being printed and sterilised plastic boxes for the vibhuti have also been ordered. "The service will be started for the public by the end of this month," he said.
Senior Superintendent of Post Office Varanasi (East) division Riju Ganguly, also the nodal officer of the work, said that if successful, a similar service would be extended for other famous temples too. He was in Allahabad on Friday to attend a meeting in this regard.
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First Published: Feb 10, 2007 22:05 IST