Tamil Nadu couple to host Harry Potter-themed wedding reception in Metaverse

New Delhi: Harry Potter has a huge fans base and it is not an unknown fact. Harry Potter is written by J K Rowling and movies have been made which cast popular actors like Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson in pivotal roles. Radcliffe played the iconic role of Harry Potter in the movies inspired by the novels.

There are millions of fans of Harry Potter throughout the world and they are popularly known as Potterheads. Fans express their love for Potter through various means but what attracted the attention of the people is a couple from Tamil Nadu who are all set to host their wedding reception digitally inspired by the Hogwarts theme in the Metaverse.

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The bride and the groom namely Dinesh S P and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy are both Potterheads who will tie the knot on February 6 in Tamil Nadu’s Sivalingapuram village. However, their wedding reception will take place in the Metaverse. Dinesh is a software developer and has a knack for blockchain and NFT collection whereas Janaganandhini is an engineer.

Reportedly, their reception will take place in the dining room of Hogwarts castle where the couple’s avatar will greet the avatars of their loved ones who will be joining them from across the world. The bride’s late father’s avatar will be presiding over the wedding reception. A 3D virtual avatar has been created in the metaverse to attend the wedding.

Dinesh took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his upcoming wedding reception, tagging it as “India’s first Metaverse marriage.” He captioned the video as, “I feel so proud and blessed that I have seen and taken advantage of many great opportunities in this world before millions of people have seen them, Beginning of something big! India’s first #metaverse marriage in Polygon blockchain collaborated with TardiVerse Metaverse startup.”

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Talking to Times of India, Dinesh stated, “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.”

“We are also accepting marriage gifts via Metaverse. Guests can transfer gift vouchers or Google Pay and we are also accepting cryptos as gifts,” he added.

Metaverse is a virtual world that allows people to meet and connect digitally through unique avatars. This creates major user engagement by combining augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), blockchain, and social media principles.

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