Bhubaneswar, March 5 (Localwire): Imagine arranging pyre wood, cremation facility, transport and priest for funeral – all by the family members themselves. It’s a tall order to do at a time of crisis.
A local company, though, provides all these services at your doorstep at the click of a mouse.
Entrepreneur Plaban Mohapatra’s swargadwara.com helps people arrange the last rites of departed souls online in a trouble-free manner.
Launched in December 2016 and manned by 11 dedicated staff, his venture provides services from “Pre-Antimkriya” to “Sradh” to the bereaved families.
A computer science graduate himself, Mohapatra first came up with the idea after he faced a similar situation while working in a US-based company.
“Death is inevitable, but helping family members at such an hour of crisis is a noble thing to do,” he said.
He said his venture is a single point platform for funeral services.
Currently, the services are available in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Balasore and Berhampur, but more cities would be added soon, he said.
“Over 700 customers have already used our services. I’m happy with their feedback. They speak more about our work than us,” Mohapatra said.