Durga Puja Enters The Metaverse For The First Time; Be Part Of Meta Pujo This Year

by Sanmita A
Durga Puja Enters The Metaverse For The First Time; Be Part Of Meta Pujo This Year

Durga Puja is a crazy time of the year, especially for the probashi Bengalis. They are the ones who mostly miss mostly all that is happening during the pujas in Kolkata. Now, with the world taking a huge step forward in terms of technology, especially after the pandemic, Durga Puja this year in Kolkata will be conducted on a metaverse too. Metaverse will combine with Durga Puja to have a Meta Pujo. This good news will allow the people out of Kolkata to witness a few pujas in the meta world.

Durga Puja In Metaverse; New Ways Of Durga Darshan

This innovative Durga darshan will be done in the case of four puja pandals — Ahiritola Sarbojanin, Deshapriya Park, Ballygunge Cultural and Tala Prattay pandals. Folks who wish to witness these majestic pandals may do so, through the meta versions of these pandals. So, such an initiative will only bring the festival closer to Bengali folks who won’t be able to physically attend the festival in Kolkata or go pandal hopping. Pujo in the metaverse is surely going to mean a lot for the non-resident Bengalis.

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What is Meta Pujo & How Will It Benefit The Pandal Hoppers?

The organisers of the meta puja, along with the technology experts, Metaform and XP&DLAND and Spatial will help in Durga darshan via the 3D platform. The platform, that will be created in the pandal form will allow people from across the world to enter and witness the puja taking place. This platform can be accessible to people around the world and pandal hopping can be done from the comforts of people’s homes. The users who will enter the virtual space can do tons of activities on the platform. Starting from exploring, walking, interacting, and taking photographs to even creating avatars of themselves.

Well, which pandals would you want to visit virtually? Let us know in the comment section below.

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