PUDUCHERRY, INDIA, May 19, 2021 (New Indian Express): The Integrated Temple Management System (ITMS) website for 243 temples in Puducherry was launched by Lieutenant Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan at Raj Nivas on Wednesday. The ITMS of the Department of Hindu Religious Institutions & Waqf, Puducherry, carries details of 243 religious institutions including temples and mutts that come under the purview of the department. The website provides information on the administration of temples, pujas, festivals, details of movable and immovable property, donations and temple rules.

Speaking at the launch, the Lt. Governor said Puducherry is the first Union territory to have set up such a system. Referring to inclusive management, she said that Waqf [Muslim] institutions’ details will also be featured on this website. The Lt. Governor expressed her gratitude to the National Informatics Center (NIC) for creating ITMS. She also thanked Tamil Nadu for guiding the process. It integrates all the temples under one portal so that the online registration for pujas and other e-services is made easy for the devotees and also provides a link to all the temples for online darshan. It also provides a link to the temples of other states so that people can access another website from this portal.

The website address is http://hri.py.gov.in.

Source: https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2021/may/19/now-single-online-gateway-for-243-temples-launched-in-puducherry-2304733.html