Lord Athi Varadar festival: ICICI Bank sets up mobile ATM

Chennai: Private sector ICICI Bank on Thursday said it had set up mobile ATM facility aimed at benefitting the large number of devotees thronging the Devarajaswamy Temple in neighbouring Kancheepuram district for the Lord Athivaradhar festival.

The mobile ATM would be located at the Rangaswamy Kulam bus stop enabling devotees to use the facility to withdraw, transfer or make any account-related transactions, a bank statement said.

ICICI Bank currently has over 1,620 ATMs in Tamil Nadu. The Devarajaswamy temple in Kancheepuram, about 70 km from Chennai, has been witnessing heavy rush of devotees ever since darshan of the deity’s idol made of fig wood, called “athi’ in Tamil began, on July 1 after it was taken out from the temple tank on June 27.

President Ram Nath Kovind offered prayers to the deity on July 12.