Ganesh Pooja on the go!

Ganesh Pooja on the go!

Ganesha’s vehicle is a tiny mouse. Now just think about this; in an era of technology and apps, where faith still remains intact, how about welcoming the Lord in a modern vehicle; a smartphone or an iPad? Ganesh Chaturthi is round the corner, so I explored a few Apps to add joy to your celebrations. These apps are exciting not only because they let you perform a virtual Pooja, but loaded with excellent features, keep the festive spirit alive. I had a blast exploring them.

If you are on iOS then try these.

  • Ganesh Aarti Pooja

Ganesh Aarti Pooja, a paid app available for $0.99 helps you perform virtual Pooja of the Lord, who is also worshipped for success and wealth.

You can do the following with this app:

  • Choose a picture from a set of beautiful Lord Ganesha pictures.
  • Once the prayers start, place flowers to the Lord and touch the kalash to offer water.
  • Perform Aarti by moving the Diya around Lord Ganesha’s picture.
  • Get immersed in the Aarti playing in the background while performing the prayer.

At any point in time if you wish to pause/stop the prayer you can. Clear instructions flashed during the prayer make it easy for anyone to perform the prayer. So even if you are not a pro at Ganesh rituals, this one will make you feel like one!

  • iGanesha

Powered by India`s leading horoscopes portal, iGanesha is the first of its kind, for many reasons. It boasts of excellent audio and visuals. The stories and Aarti recited in English and Hindi by professionals leave you mesmerized.

Here is what you can do with this app:

  • Learn about the birth of Ganesha and the importance of Ganesha Chaturthi.
  • Enlighten yourself about his 12 names and the story behind their origin.
  • Learn to perform the Ganesha Chaturthi Vrata.
  • Watch a step-by-step demo of Ganesh Pooja.

This App gives you a real feel of the Pooja through the various offerings like Laddu (sweet), flowers, bel leaves, vermilion, etc. While this app is available in a paid version, there is also a Lite version which is free.

If you are on the Android platform then check these apps out.

  • Ganesha speaks

Ganesha speaks is a fun App that with amazing animations that children will totally love. It is available for free.

You will see the following happening in this App:

  • Ganesha sings and dances
  • Feeds on Laddu (that makes for a really cute sight)
  • Drinks milk
  • A flower shower on the Lord
  • Ganesh Mantra

Ganesh Mantra is another free app, which has mantra from Ganapati Upanishad. What’s really nice about this app is that it can not only be used during the festive season, but while making a new beginning or starting anything auspicious.

Ganesha mantras are siddhi mantras, as Ganesha is also known as Vignya Vinashak (dispeller of evils). So this app when chanted with the proper pranayama can bring in positivity in life.

All it takes is pure faith, a quick download and mere clicks! Ganesha’s fourth hand`s palm is always extended to bless us. Let’s use our palms to pray to him and seek his blessings. I wish you all Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ganpati Bappa Morya!