In a first, Indian couple to host wedding reception in Metaverse

WION Web Team
Chennai Updated: Jan 18, 2022, 07:03 PM(IST)

An Indian couple, Dinesh S P and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy, belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu is all set to host wedding reception in Metaverse. Photograph:( Twitter )

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After the wedding of Dinesh S P and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy will get over, the couple along with family and friends will turn to their laptops to enter a virtual venue for a Hogwarts-themed reception. It is being touted as 'India's first Metaverse marriage’. Metaverse is actually a virtual reality world, where users can come alive through digital avatars

In what seems to be happening for the first time, an Indian couple belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu is all set to host wedding reception in Metaverse.   

On the first Sunday of February, Dinesh S P and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy will get married in Sivalingapuram village of Tamil Nadu. Their reception will be a special affair as it will be held digitally.   

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After the wedding gets over, the couple along with family and friends will turn to their laptops to enter a virtual venue for a Hogwarts-themed reception, said media reports.  

“On using their unique credentials and logging in via any browser, attendees will have to choose a generic male or female avatar and enter their name for identification. Then on, it's like any other video game - navigate with keyboard and look around with the mouse or touchscreen controls. You can even virtually shake hands and interact with fellow avatars, after getting their consent,” explained Vignesh Selvaraj, Founder and CEO, Quatics tech, the Indian firm that’s designing the entire Meta experience. 

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"I came up with the idea of having a Metaverse wedding reception, and my fiancee also liked the idea. I have been into crypto and blockchain technology, and have been mining ethereum, a form of cryptocurrency, for the last one year. Since blockchain is the basic technology of Metaverse, when my wedding was fixed, I thought of having a reception in Metaverse," Dinesh, who is a project associate with IIT Madras, said.   

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Dinesh also shared a short video on Twitter to show what his upcoming wedding reception may look like. It is also being touted as 'India's first Metaverse marriage’.  

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Metaverse is actually a virtual reality world, where users can come alive through digital avatars.    

(With inputs from agencies) 

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