In this gloomy COVID 19 situation, where the entire world is stuck in the pandemic, people are finding new ways to bring their lives to normalcy. Being an Indian, I am much aware that the travel industry is number two service providers to our economy. 70 % of it belongs to religions and pilgrimage.
India is a country of more than 135 crore population and the majority of it belongs to Hinduism. Due to the entire halt of physical darshan, closures of temples & strict guidelines of Government of India, physical travel almost stopped. With this a new normalcy bloomed. To fulfill all your desires and wishes God got digital. An online darshan and online pooja vertical is getting more popular these days. An option to visit your god, get connected and feel him realistically.
Albeit, during the lockdown most of the temples were following their pooja and aarti schedule, but those were not opened to the general public. As the situation moved on, people started accepting that they have to live with the corona. For every niche and mundane tasks, new normalcy originated. So, as pooja became online pooja and darshan transformed into online darshan. Now, all big and small temples are offering such options and even providing a variety of other facilities also. One can conduct pooja, darshan and aarti as per his budget and requirements. Pandit ji performs live pooja in the premises of the temple and even ask a couple of related questions while performing such rituals. One can check the details on the temple website or can also get the pooja done through authorized companies. MyTirthIndia is one such platform that offers several such pooja and aarti as a complete package.
Since the future is a question mark now. But one should remain positive and try to live life as normal accepting all challenges of today including COVID. Whatever turn future takes, but such options although situational still are remarkable and will surely have a bright future.