Meet Priyesh Jain (Secret Temples)
Myself Priyesh Jain – An avid traveler with a keen interest in archaeological sites, especially temples. I am from Udaipur. I have explored secret temples of India and that is when I got the inspiration of creating Secret Temples.
The concept of starting this startup is to create a connecting link between the youth and the long-forgotten traditional history of the world. My ultimate aim is to create a place where you can find answers to almost all the questions related to historic and mysterious temples.
I am a digital marketer and was a part of a 9 to 5 job in the IT sector. I have grown personally and professionally, but a part of me was stuck somewhere (No idea, where!).
When I started this startup I realized this is where my heart belongs, in the midst of secrets of temples.
How did you think about Secret Temples?
I’m originally a resident of Kun village in Rajasthan, when I was in his village during the lock-down last year, visited a place called Balicha near my village there was a 1000 years old Jain temple, also known as Balicha Jain temple.
On visiting this Jain temple, I found that this ancient and wonderful, presenting Indian culture, the temple is in dilapidated condition today due to lack of proper maintenance because people do not know about this temple.
In this way, in the absence of information, a priceless heritage should not be lost like this, and not only this, there will be many more such valuable, incomparable heritage, in the absence of which people (especially the youth) are deprived of it even today and will be deprived even further.
While searching for a solution to this problem, I got the inspiration that why not make these implicit – invisible culture accessible to every youth and since then “Secret Temples” started.
From whom you got inspiration to start ‘Secret Temples’?
I got inspiration from “Balicha Jain Temple”, The situation of that ancient temple shook me from my roots. And the idea came in my mind that i have to do something.
As i am digital marketer i know how to use social media to spread this ancient heritage. Well, i have no mentor yet. searching for the right one, Haha.
Introduce your Co-Founder/Founders and Team.
I am the only founder & CEO of Secret Temples.
What makes ‘Secret Temples’ special?
The concept of starting this startup is to create a connecting link between the youth and the long forgotten traditional history of the world.
My ultimate aim is to create a place where you can find answers to almost all questions related to historical and mystical temples. Through this startup we give information on values, teachings, lifestyle, architectural details and much more of different religions and inspire us to keep you and every citizen of the country connected with religion and faith in the world of modernization.
Well, there are a lot of tech startups, lifestyle startups, small business startups etc. But if you find about Cultural startup you will get to know only 2-3 startups are working on it.
All the tech startups & others are doing really great but in the world of modernization we have to showcase our tradition, culture & ancient wisdom too that’s why I have created Secret Temples.
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What challenges are you facing?
I am working 12 hours daily from last 1 year on this. There are many challenges we are facing like funding, Team, Mentor-ship etc but still we are managing all the things & working hard.
What is Secret Temples Funding Status?
Well currently we are not funded, i am investing my savings to run this startup, in future we will pitch a investor for sure.
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