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Tamil couple holds India’s first wedding reception on Metaverse

In a first-of-its-kind in India, a couple from Tamil Nadu hosted their wedding reception on Metaverse, an online space that connects 3D virtual world.

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TardiVerse, a Chennai based start-up led by Vignesh Selvaraj, planned the couple’s Metaverse wedding project based on Polygon Technology Blockchain. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@kshatriyan2811

Dinesh SP and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy got married on February 6 in Sivalingapuram, a small tribal village of Tamil Nadu. However, friends and family from across the world were able to attend the wedding reception that followed as it took place in a virtual world.

"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I had to cap the number of friends and family at 100 for my marriage and reception. So, I decided to solemnize my marriage in the presence of a small group of people at Sivalingapuram and hold my reception virtually on metaverse. I was also working on blockchain technology for the past one year," Dinesh told The New Indian Express.

TardiVerse, a Chennai based start-up led by Vignesh Selvaraj, planned the couple’s Metaverse wedding project based on Polygon Technology Blockchain.

When asked about guests’ experience during the event, Selvaraj said they were able to move around using shortcuts on the keyboard and get the perception of an avatar. A 12-member team of TardiVerse worked for a month to make Metaverse reception a virtual reality.

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