Bangalore February 16 2018: For the first time, Mahamastakabhisheka devotees will be able to witness the head anointing ceremony of Lord Bahubali at Shravalabelagola in 360 degree Virtual Reality(VR).
The VR Devotee App developed by Kalpnik Technologies, a start-up leveraging VR and AR technology, will live -tream the Mahotsava directly to you from February 17 to 25.
"VR Devotee", enables users to have a full 360-degree view in virtual reality, giving the them an immersive experience, which is almost as good as being there. The Mahamastakabhisheka, celebrated once in 12 years, is one of the most sacred festivals in India attracting millions of devotees from across the world. The app is available for download on Google Playstore and Apple Store. You can buy a VR Devotee headset at a discounted rate from www.vrdevotee.com. While the first 30 second are free you have to sign up for longer viewing and annual subscriptions may apply for unlimited viewing.
Says Ashwani Garg, CEO & Co Founder of Kalpnik Technologies: "Devotees across the world face many problems in their engagement with their faith. Many people are unable to visit highly desired religious temples, meet with their gurus or attend special occasions due to distance, costs, physical inability and time constraints making it either once in a life time visit or an inconvenient impersonal experience. At Kalpnik we spent over 18 months in developing a very user-friendly APP and VR headset that delivers a highly immersive experience for Devotees. The experience is almost as good as physically being there. For NRIs and people outside India live streaming of Mahamastakabhisheka is a great opportunity to engage deeper with their faith from anywhere in the world. Kalpnik has already produced VR experiences for several well-known temples and Spiritual leaders in India”.
Kalpnik was founded by business & technology veterans Ashwani Garg (ex-Director, New Business Solutions at Intel), John Kuruvilla (ex CRO Air Deccan, ex Managing Director, GenNext Ventures, a Reliance Industries sponsored venture fund), and Apul Nahata (ex-CTO, GenNext Ventures, ex QUALCOMM).