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Friday, September 21, 2018

Experience Lord Ganesha Visarjan Live from Hyderabad in 360 Virtual Reality via VR DEVOTEE APP


For the first time in the world experience Ganesh Visarjan / Vinayaka Nimajjanam from Hyderabad live in 360 Virtual Reality via the App VR DEVOTEE on 23rd September 2018. Download the app and get updates on activities on the 23rd.

Devotees from all over the world will be able to get an immersive experience of Vinayaka Nimajjanam as thousands of Lord Ganesha idols travel the distance to be immersed in the Hussain Sagar Lake amid festivity and fervor. The experience will be as real as being there.

Developed by Kalpnik Technologies, a start-up leveraging VR and AR technology, VR DEVOTEE is transforming the way people connect with their faith.  Devotees from across the globe who are unable to visit Hyderabad during Vinayaka Nimajjanam will now get an opportunity to witness the festivities along with lacs of devotees via VR DEVOTEE APP, in 360 Virtual Reality from the comfort of their home.

VR DEVOTEE App is available free for download on Google Playstore and Apple App Store. To best experience the festivities and pujas, in a manner as if you are there at the venue you can buy a VR DEVOTEE headset at a highly discounted rate from the App or at www.vrdevotee.com. Or if you already have any VR Headset please use the same for a truly immersive experience.You can watch the Visarjan and the processions in 360 on your mobile phone too.

Anil Kumar, IPS, Additional CP, Traffic whose idea this was said “many of my friends and relatives in other parts of the country and overseas often told me that it’s a pity that they were unable to be there on the occasion. Also, many elderly people were unable to experience the event save for on Television. So, when I heard about what Kalpnik was doing to help devotees immerse in devotion through VR, I reached out to them and they willingly agreed to shoot and live stream in real time the Visarjan. This is the first time that any Visarjan will be live streamed in VR and I am sure the experience will be Immersive”.

Ashwani Garg – CEO & Co Founder of Kalpnik Technologies Pvt. Ltd said “It is a privilege for Kalpnik Technologies to be able to connect people with their faith using cutting edge technology. With close to 250,000 app installs in 7 months, we are now live streaming Aartis and Pujas daily, based on the feedback we have received from our customers.  Ganesh Visarjan will be a truly wonderful and immersive experience for those with VR headsets.

Having invested in state-of-the-art live recording and streaming cameras and real time editing solutions we are now ready to serve our customers with an immersive experience. Kalpnik Technologies, in just over 7 MONTHS since its launch has 360 VR content from 45 temples and Spiritual leaders. We are also in the process of bringing an additional 150 temples. This is truly a blessing for Devotees who for various reasons like Ill health, age related issues, distance and time and financial constraints are unable to visit the temple.

We are confident that by the end of the year we will have close to 200 temples Pujas and Aartis on our App, VR DEVOTEE”.
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