The Mahakal temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain has come up with a bizarre concept which will allow businessmen to make deities partners in their ventures.
According to a News 18 report, the temple will soon have a demat account through which businessmen could invest in shares and bonds in the name of God.
The demat account will not only enable devotees to make deities as their business partners but also share the profit with the temple.
“This government scheme is good for us as we get donation through cheque or cash but now the profits of share would directly be transferred to the temple’s demat account,” said Rupesh Vyas, a priest at the Mahakal temple.
Madhya Pradesh government has made this scheme available at state-administered temples in order to facilitate devotees who are short of cash to make donations in the form of bonds and shares.
“A person may not have cash at the moment, but he may have a particular kind of bond he may want to offer to his god”, said Madhya Pradesh Religious Endowment Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia
Other than Mahakal temple, Khajrana temple of Lord Ganesha and Ranjit Hanuman temple of Madhya Pradesh are also planning to open such accounts.