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Upto 10% of devotees will now be allowed to jump the line on weekends by paying Rs.100 for darshan and Rs.500 for aarti from 9am to noon. What do you think of the move to charge for Sai Darshan at Shirdi??

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Asked by cyrus irani, 29 Jan '10 03:55 pm
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When people are ready to pay for a prime time show in a temple why not charge them. If people are not prepared to pay and prefer to have only free Darshan then the scheme will fail at the box office and the temple authorities will have to revert back to the existing system of free darshan. Whether the move is right or wrong will depend on how the devotees respond. If there is huge demand for paid Darshan then temple management can also consider increasing percentage of devotees who can jump the queue or even increase the rates. After all the money earned will go for good charitable cause like Anna Dhan, setting up educational institutes, hospitals, clinic, orphanage, better felicities for pilgrims etc. They may probable use a portion of the money earned by sale of tickets for air conditioning the waiting hall and providing comfortable benches for devotees waiting for their turn in the free darshan line to wait in comfort. They can even install giant screen CCTV on the waiting hall so ...more
Answered by Shyam, 30 Jan '10 11:25 am

 
  
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One should see the balance sheet ,what are expenses and how money is spent. If money is spent in genine way . some useful work can be taken up for which people are not paying taxes or reluctant to pay money .Any decision must have been taken by the trust or some relevant body ,unless we come to know all aspect of the decion it is not correct to justify the answer.For some person time matters due to their schedule of activity in such situation it is wise to charge them. This does not mean that other are not important but their day to day life can sustain time in que.
Answered by vilas manohar deshpande, 29 Jan '10 04:05 pm

 
  
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It's a very bad move. arrey, bhagwan ka darshan aur aarti ke liye kya hume insaaniyat bhoolni padegi. baki ke log jinke pass paise nahi ho aur jo sacche mann se prathna ke liye aaye ho unhe bhid mein aise hi thahare denge kya.
Answered by rashmi sawant, 29 Jan '10 04:05 pm

 
  
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Its not a good move. The concerned authorities should rethink and remove this facility. God treats everybody equally. At least we should spare holy places.
Answered by sumati gayki, 29 Jan '10 03:58 pm

 
  
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Nothing wrong with this. when this is allowed at tirupati temple then why not at sai baba temple also
Answered by iqbal seth, 29 Jan '10 03:58 pm

 
  
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Not good :(
Answered by conviction, 29 Jan '10 03:57 pm

 
  
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:) that is the only way to control the hustle and many ppl coming at a time.
Answered by madhavi, 29 Jan '10 03:57 pm

 
  
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It is pure commercialisation. Though it will not make much difference as earlier also there were such visitors with passes jumping the ques which has become payable now.
Answered by Uncommon Freind, 29 Jan '10 03:57 pm

 
  
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That is unavoidable during rush hours.
Answered by BRAHMA DEV, 29 Jan '10 03:57 pm

 
  
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Money matters in Darshana too. Too sad.
Answered by Tushar Kher, 29 Jan '10 03:56 pm

 
  
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