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March 18th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, March 18 (IANS) Two prominent Hindu shrines in Himachal Pradesh will offer online prayers and other services to devotees from this week.From this Chaitra Navratri festival, beginning March 23, the Chamunda Devi and Brajeshwari Devi temples in Kangra district would be available with just a click of a mouse, Deputy Commissioner R.S. Gupta told IANS.

He said the devotees could participate in the daily ‘arti’ - both in the morning and evening - and could offer online offerings.

Two other prominent Hindus shrines - Naina Devi and Jwalaji - have already gone online.

“The Brajeshwari Devi temple site will not only offer pooja but devotees can also book accommodation and get information on forthcoming events and festivals,” said Pawan Badyal, a temple official.

He said during Chaitra Navratri festival over 50,000 devotees are expected to reach the temple every day. The festival will conclude April 2.

The hill state, also known as ‘land of gods’, has 28 prominent Hindu temples.

The popular shrines are Chintpurni in Una district, Baba Balak Nath in Hamirpur district and Bhimakali and Hateshwari in Shimla district.

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