Mumbai: Bangalore-based Sumiran Spiritual Services Pvt. Ltd, which owns and operates OnlinePrasad.com, said on Monday it has raised money from individual investors and groups, without disclosing the amount.

OnlinePrasad.com, founded by 26-year-old Goonjan Mall with his own funds in 2012, offers home delivery of prasad and religious items from over 50 temples.

The funding was led by Hyderabad Angels, and Chennai Angels was a partner. Individual investors included Srini Koppolu, former managing director of Microsoft India Development Center, and founders such as Suresh Babu of Suresh Productions, Amul Sanghani of Unicorn Group and Snehil Saraf of Radha Smelters Ltd.

A devotee unable to visit a temple can make online offerings for a basic charge of 501. The prasad is offered at the temple by the company, after which it is delivered to the devotee’s address in five-seven days.

“We provide services for 50 temples across 15 states. We are looking to add 50 more temples by the end of 2015," Mall said over the phone. He added that the online prasad and religious merchandise market is pegged at $4 billion. Mint could not independently verify this.

With this round of funding, Mall is looking to expand the scale of its offerings, increase brand awareness and strengthen the team.

“OnlinePrasad has...created high entry barriers very early, in the niche and rapidly growing spiritual e-commerce segment," said Sasidhar Nandigam, director at Hyderabad Angels, in a statement.

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