Udyana

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Design: Tejasswin M
Location: India
Project Type: Student Project
School: MIT Institute of Design
Tutor: Rajendra Thakre
Packaging Contents: Prayer Kit
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Cedar Wood
Printing Process: Digital Printing

In the current fast-paced lifestyle, to take time and perform an act of worship can open up a whole new side to a person’s way of thought; often, it’s not always about the steps involved in the prayer, it’s more about taking time off and performing something on a regular basis which can help build discipline and a clear mind.

Udyana is a hypothetical brand that was made as part of a classroom project. These Hindu prayer kits were carefully curated with essential items to perform an act of worship as prescribed in the ancient holy texts. Udyana’s aim is to make prayer kits that are travel-friendly, ones that can be easily carried around. Involving multiple materials and a series of painstaking steps and attention to detail, Hindu ways of worship can be an effective stress-buster in a very different form.

The Box and the lid are made of cedarwood and have a brass idol of the deity attached to the shelter, to prevent misplacement or loss. The box fits in the palm of one’s hand and can be easily portable. The drawer/shelf attached to the shelter will be provided with the prayer booklet and other essential dry items required to perform the ritual.

What’s Unique?
The shelter for the deity’s idol is also the box that can be carried around in ease (fits in the palm). The shelter’s structure also consists of an enclosure that acts as a storage for all the pooja/prayer contents.