Virtual Spiritual Platform, VAMA is bringing India’s most iconic temples online for devotees from all over the country
New Delhi: VAMA, one of India’s fastest-growing Faith-tech Startups is bringing the country’s most iconic temples’ services to the online medium with a mission to make them easily accessible for devotees from all over the country. The latest entrants in the brand’s partnership fold are two of India’s most sought-after temples, Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi and Shree Mangalnath in Ujjain. As part of this partnership, devotees located in different parts of the country will now be able to perform e-pujas and e-darshan, in these temples. In addition to being able to perform virtual puja remedies like Sanatan Dharma-related pujas, Purna Puja, Yagya, Manokamna purti darshan, and live ashirvad, VAMA users will also have access to other services through the live-streaming feature on its app.
VAMA envisions providing devotees from all over the country with convenient, time-effective, and easily accessible e-Puja and e-Darshan options, in India’s most popular temples. The platform has so far partnered with more than 30 landmark temples, and facilitated over 500 e-pujas in a span of just two months, since launch. With the number of physical visits in temples slowly declining over the recent threats and more devotees shifting to the online medium, VAMA aims to capitalise on the 100x growth potential of virtual footfalls, over the next few years.
Commenting on the latest partnerships, Aacharya Dev, Co-Founder, VAMA and a third-generation astrologer himself, said “VAMA aims to offer devotees a holistic platform by making temple and virtual astrology services available to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. Our affiliation with well-known temples such as Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Shree Mangalnath Temple brings us a step closer to our mission of being a one-stop virtual platform for all religious and spiritual needs of devotees. We are excited to bring this, one of its kind unique service to people who have been longing to perform pujas in these two temples. VAMA will enable them to do darshans from the comfort of their homes.”
Speaking further on this partnership, Pandit Lok Pati Tiwari, Mahant at Kashi Vishwanath, said “The demand for e-pujas and online mandir darshans soared during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. VAMA not only addresses this but also helps devotees who find it challenging to physically visit mandirs, by enabling a virtual puja & darshan through its platform. It is a novel concept and a boon to everyone who could not do darshans earlier, due to logistical, time, health, or travel-related constraints.”
Speaking of the association, Mahant Akshay Bharti from Mangalnath Temple,Ujjain said “VAMA is not just meeting the religious needs of devotees across geographies and age-groups but also financially empowering pandits by bringing pujas and darshans to the online medium. It is due to platforms like these that many pujaris could cope with the harsh impact of the pandemic and secure an income during that time. VAMA is giving them an opportunity by opening-up new avenues for them to be self-reliant, by creating a digital ecosystem in-line with the Digital India campaign”
The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and located in Vishwanath Gali of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, while the Mangalnath temple is located in the Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh.