Owing to the COVID-19 guidelines, gatherings and crowds at temples during various religious observances has been restricted at temples and other religious locations. This year, the gatherings for the auspicious Maha Shivratri have been restricted at the holy Shiva temples. Owing to these various social distancing norms and restrictions, the postal department has decided to make arrangements to provide Mahashivratri prasad of Kashi Vishwanath Temple (KVT) at the doorstep of the devotees. Now one can order KVT Mahashivratri prasad and get it delivered at home through Speed Post.
Devotees can place also orders for the prasad from the counter of Varanasi city post office for just Rs 201.
Order KVT Mahashivratri Prasad online
On Wednesday, Postmaster general of the Varanasi region Krishna Kumar Yadav said that under an agreement between the department of posts and Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust, prasad of the temple in new format will be made available to the people through Speed Post Service.
According to the Postmaster general, the scheme will include an e-money of Rs 251 which has to be sent to the senior superintendent of post offices, Varanasi (East) Division from the nearest post office. The prasad will be sent to the addressee immediately after the e-money has been received.
Order KVT Mahashivratri prasad: What will the prasad consist of?
“The prasad will be in the tamper proof envelope with proper packaging, and it will not be tampered with in any way,” he added
The prasad will include a variety of items and not just the food. It will include the image of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga, Mahamrityunjaya Yantra, Shri Shiva Chalisa, 108 beads of rudraksha garland, bel patra. Along with that, the prasad will also include a coin with Bhole Baba’s image engraved on top of it with Mata Annapurna, dry fruits, bhasma, sandalwood, Raksha Sutra and mishri packets.
Sumit Kumar Gatt, the senior superintendent of post offices of the East Division of Varanasi, said, “The Prasad can also be obtained from the counter of Varanasi city post office for just Rs. 201. Apart from this, special stalls will be set up for prasad at Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat by the postal department during the festival of Mahashivratri.”