DevDham: Bridging gaps Between Temples and Devotees


Imagine taking your grandmother to Vaishno Mata Mandir from the comfort of your living room. Now it would be possible with the help of DevDham.

By linking worshippers all over the world with Hindu temples, a special platform known as DevDham (formerly DevDarshan) is making a name for itself in the startup world.

Recently, the business managed to raise ₹6 crore for a $1 million seed round led by Titan Capital, All In Capital, Veda VC, and TDV Partners.

What exactly is DevDham doing, and why is it attracting such attention?

Connecting hearts across distances: This startup aims to connect spiritualism through their app, where devotees can experience live darshan (viewing) of temple rituals, book online pujas, and even make digital donations. This digital bridge shortens geographical barriers and develops a sense of community and spiritual connection for millions.

More than just an app: DevDham’s vision goes beyond a mere app. They aim to revolutionize ancient traditions by bringing temple poojas online. This not only ensures accessibility but also helps share cultural heritage with future generations.

The investment will fuel their mission, allowing them to:

Expand their temple network: Reach more temples across India, offering devotees a wider range of spiritual experiences. By combining technology, tradition, and a deep understanding of the Indian spiritual landscape, the start-up DevDham is poised to play a significant role in shaping the future of devotional practices in India.

Enhance technology infrastructure: Continuously improve the app’s features and user experience, ensuring seamless online darshan and puja booking.

Build tech and product infrastructure: Invest in creating a robust and scalable platform to cater to the growing demand.

Focus on operations and temple relations: Streamline internal processes and build strong partnerships with temples for a smooth and efficient service. The rise of mobile internet and smartphone penetration has fueled the growth of online religious platforms in India

A transformative mission: DevDham’s founders, Pranav Kapoor, Suyash Taneja, and Sagnika Chowdhury, are driven by a strong desire to help others on their spiritual journeys. They believe that technology can be a powerful tool for bringing people closer to their faith and enriching their lives.

This resonates with investors like Bipin Shah, Partner at Titan Capital, who sees DevDham as a “pivotal role in reviving traditions and making a positive impact on lives.” He highlights the app’s potential to transform the way devotees connect with their faith and experience the beauty of Hindu traditions.

A glimpse into the future: Indian devotional market start-ups are estimated to be worth a whopping $50 billion, and the majority remain unplanned. DevDham’s innovative approach has the potential to disrupt this landscape, offering a convenient and accessible way for millions to connect with their faith.

With the recent investment, they are poised to expand their reach and impact, paving the way for a future where technology bridges the gap between temples and devotees, making spiritual experiences truly accessible to all.

Additional data: The Indian devotional market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.5% between 2023 and 2028, reaching a staggering $107 billion by 2028. (Source:

Several other startups are also working in the devotional space, offering similar services like live darshan, puja booking, and religious content.

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