Bridging the gap between the divine and devotees, Onlinebhakti.com
The advancement of technology has probably covered every possible domain. Even the almighty has not escaped this phenomenon. So offering prasad in temples and shrines no longer demands the physical presence of the devotee there anymore. Neither does one have to make the trip to book prasads. It may seem like a convenient way especially in the aftermath of what happened in Uttarakhand.
We had earlier written about Saranam, that does something similar. Another startup from Delhi venturing into the same field is Onlinebhakti.com. The startup acts as one stop solution for your devotion needs. The site offers prasads from 30 different temples across the country, it also offers devotional tours to locations such as Shirdi, Shree Siddhivinayak temple and Kashi Vishwanath temple among others. In addition to this, the startup also showcases videos from different temples, and these videos are also connected to the YouTube channel, that can be viewed anytime by devotees. Onlinebhakti.com also has tie-ups with astrologers and offers devotees the option to get questions answered free of cost on the portal.
The portal offers prasad and other edibles offered in temples. Some temples to which devotees can make offerings include Amritsar Golden temple, Vrindavan, Banaras, Deoghar etc. Ghanshyam Taparia, founder of Onlinebhakti.com says he thought of starting the bring devotees closer to god. “Unlike usual things, which can bought from the nearby store, these sacred stuff requires people to travel miles. However we aim to reduce this barrier for our customers through our startup,” he says. The site also sells many religious items and good luck charms. You can also book a pilgrimage tour on the site, purchase Yantra of different gods, idols, gemstones. The site spans spectrum from devotional ecommerce and offering pilgrimage tours. Ghanshyam has been involved with the IT field for more than 10 years. He is the also the founder of Salasar Software, which is the parent company of the site. Onlinebhakti.com has a total of six people on board and has handled a total of 70 enquries since starting up two months back.