In today’s fast paced lifestyle, it is often hard to take time out to perform religious activities. That is one problem that Shubhpuja.com aims to solve. Understanding the hassles involved in religious celebrations and ceremonies through personal experiences is what gave Saumya Vardhan the idea to start her online venture Shubhpuja.com
Here is an interesting conversation with Saumya Vardhan, founder of the startup that helps people ‘Connect with God in 1 click’. Read as she talks about how eCommerce and religion are a match made in heaven.
Let’s start with a few questions about Shubhpuja
1. Before we begin, tell us about your brand, what products do you sell?
My venture, Shubhpuja.com is the only religious e-commerce platform that specializes in offering customized puja packages (festival puja, wedding puja, antim sanskar puja, paatha, japs and kathas, grah pravesh, mundane etc.) and astrological services (Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Vaastu shastra, Gemstone therapy and palmistry) to individuals and corporates who do not have adequate contacts or time to organise pujas themselves.
We help our devotees to organise the religious ceremonies in a hassle-free manner by offering:
Complete puja samagri kit (depending on the type of pujas)
Fixed flat rates
Free muhurat consultation
Convenient location (Home, office, factory, temple etc.)
We have the biggest network of astrologers, numerologists, vaastu consultants in India along with tie-ups with all the biggest religious organisations, educational institutes, highly revered priests from Benaras, Ujjain, Haridwar and other parts of the country.
2. What’s the story behind you taking the plunge into e-commerce and starting your own online store?
Prior to setting up Shubhpuja.com, I was living and working in London where I realized that my friends and I had very limited opportunities and time to celebrate Indian festivals, organise any religious ceremonies in the traditional way making it difficult to practice Indian traditions and culture so it can be forwarded to the next generation.
Another personal incident deeply touched me and made me realize the need for Shubhpuja.com. One of my close friend’s father passed away in Delhi, most of the family members lived abroad and by the time…