Amogh Patkar will offer prayers to two Ganeshas at home. Both are eco-friendly but one is a high-tech solution to the
The idea struck IIT researcher Viraj Padte a year ago. “I was thinking about another way to further reduce the environmental impact of the featival and make it viable to be celebrated in places which don’t have the facilities for an idol immersion,” said Padte.
He began work with his team of engineers soon after. The user needs an android device with a camera. Download the Vakratunda application from the Google play store, available for free. The instructions page in the application provides a link that lets one download the marker.
This marker needs to be printed on a plain white paper. Place the print out in front of the camerato retrieve the code from the printed marker and this code is then processed at various levels to project a 3D model of Ganesha.
One can view Ganesha in 3D by rotating the marker.