QRpedia @ Swaminarayan Temple Mumbai

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QRpedia @ Swaminarayan Temple Mumbai

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Hiya,

The newest establishment to adopt QRpedia: Swaminarayan Temple, Mumbai (Bhuleshwar - on a trial basis). I got the idea of approaching temples when Andy announced the collab with the Church in Birmingham. Thanks to Sarah/Lori/Roger for all their help with this. The QR Codes installed are of the Temple's own article, Swaminarayan, Lakshminarayan, Ganesha and Hanuman.

We tried to innovate by including deity QR codes along with the actual temple ones (where there is an article). The reasoning being that there are millions of temples across India, a small percentage of which have Wikipedia articles or any coverage whatsoever in the media. In addition, Hinduism is not a monotheistic religion, I believe there are a few million deities worshiped, out of which most of those that are popular have some excellent Wikipedia articles. So, in effect, by using the deity articles we can aim to include millions of temples with QRpedia which we couldn't if we used just the Temple articles.

I'm hoping that installation in this particular temple which coincidentally completes 144 years this week will help us convince other institutions to adopt QRpedia - infact I believe this is the first place in India to have QRpedia installed. I'm also hoping that the extra footfalls during anniversary celebrations this week will give us valuable feedback.

Kind Regards,

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Re: QRpedia @ Swaminarayan Temple Mumbai

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Congrats to you for your initiative. I'm hoping it catches media attention too as it will help us in other QRPedia implementations in India. 
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On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM, <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hiya,

The newest establishment to adopt QRpedia: Swaminarayan Temple, Mumbai (Bhuleshwar - on a trial basis). I got the idea of approaching temples when Andy announced the collab with the Church in Birmingham. Thanks to Sarah/Lori/Roger for all their help with this. The QR Codes installed are of the Temple's own article, Swaminarayan, Lakshminarayan, Ganesha and Hanuman.

We tried to innovate by including deity QR codes along with the actual temple ones (where there is an article). The reasoning being that there are millions of temples across India, a small percentage of which have Wikipedia articles or any coverage whatsoever in the media. In addition, Hinduism is not a monotheistic religion, I believe there are a few million deities worshiped, out of which most of those that are popular have some excellent Wikipedia articles. So, in effect, by using the deity articles we can aim to include millions of temples with QRpedia which we couldn't if we used just the Temple articles.

I'm hoping that installation in this particular temple which coincidentally completes 144 years this week will help us convince other institutions to adopt QRpedia - infact I believe this is the first place in India to have QRpedia installed. I'm also hoping that the extra footfalls during anniversary celebrations this week will give us valuable feedback.

Kind Regards,

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