Taking the “go cashless” drive to God, public sector lender State Bank of India (SBI) installed a point of sales (PoS) machine to enable digital payment of donations at the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha.
The first donation was made by SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattarcharya.
Traditionally, donations at temples are made in cash and jewellery; at some places, devotees also donate foreign currencies.
Some of the prominent temples that are famous for huge donations are the Tirupati (Balaji) temple in Andhra Pradesh, Meenakshi temple (Madurai) in Tamil Nadu, Golden temple (Amritsar) in Punjab and Siddhvinayak temple (Mumbai) in Maharashtra.
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