On an average, Indians spend more than $1 billion on online religious projects and services. Some of the young entrepreneurs are trying to combine technology for all the religious needs and cater this huge $1 billion industry with innovation.
Incepted in July 2014 to overcome the difficulties faced by Hindus for following their religion without any hassles or concerns, Mr. Arun Poddar, a CA by profession with 7 years of entrepreneurial experience, initiated a venture very close to his heart i.e. WheresMyPandit.com. He quoted while describing Where’s My Pandit, “It’s a project developed primarily for making lives simpler of the believers and followers of Hinduism all-round the world by providing every kind of religious solutions in terms of intellectual & materialistic services and products.”
Developed with a mainstream vision of connecting millions of Indians all-round the World back to the rich and varied culture and tradition of India, Arun commenced the venture due to his personal distressed encounter of unavailability of Pandits during the festive season and them over-charging their Clients in the name of religion. He aspires for Where’s My Pandit to be a crucial step towards overcoming grave challenges of being conned in the name of religion, credibility of the Pandits, hassles faced during organizing Puja or getting reliable religious information, purchasing quality samagris and religious products at a reasonable amount.
Similarly to most of the Startups catering to religious services and products, Where’s My Pandit went through a struggling period during its preliminary stage in terms of finding quality Panditji for Pujas across the major cities in India, having an expert back end team of vendors and suppliers, regularizing the availability of Pandits at a standard charge among others. But the team behind the project kept on striving hard with sheer determination and will to succeed and one must say that the project has been molded with numerous sleepless nights, endless brainstorming sessions, thorough research of the market and industry. Ultimately, with Arun leading the project from front and the team’s unity and dedication to stick together during the tough times; it has always found the best path to move ahead if not immediately then eventually.
Over the period of last 11 months, the team of Where’s My Pandit has screened, tried and tested over 3000 Pandits across India and shortlisted around 500 best Panditjis based upon their experience, proficiency and qualification. And, the best part is the Panditjis are sent as per the Client’s specifications of location, faith and parlance. Moreover, even the Samagris required for the Pujas is handled by them. Since its inception it has performed over 500 Pujas across India and aims at catering to all locations across India with its quality Pandit services.
Recently, they also activated their E-Puja segment which assists Hindus from anywhere in the Globe to perform a Puja through video conferencing with expert guidance from their Panditji which is well-supported by their technical team. E-Puja is what the need of the hour is and it combined with Where’s My Pandit’s quality and professionalism is surely going to be a boon for Hindus across the Globe.
But definitely, the finest segment is that Where’s My Pandit doesn’t just restrict themselves to materialistic services. Their team has paid special emphasis on a one-of-its-kind module for providing religious information about temples and tirtha yatras such as the religious beliefs behind the temples, significance and history of the temple, story of the deities, etc. helping the worshippers and devotees to connect back to their religion. And, it has been well-supported with a unique Whatsapp service which assists the followers to get the lessons from Bhagvad Gita, tales of Ramayana, daily Panchang and tithis.
Based on a silhouette of Hindu religion, Wheresmypandit.com certainly is being a much required change in India for the followers and believers in Hinduism with its unmatched professional and focused team, reasonability of their religious services and their team’s determination for assisting Hindus in every possible aspect for following Hinduism. And, with the current progress of Wheresmypandit.com, there’s surely a lot in the kitty which shall take the religious services in India to another height of spiritual divinity altogether.