Diwali, the festival of lights and joy, is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm across India. As the years have passed, how we celebrate this cherished festival has evolved, thanks to technology.
Nowadays most people are already aware of smart/LED lighting, online greetings and gifting. But did you also know that you can be a part of the festive hustle and bustle from the comfort of your living room? For seniors who may not be able to partake in traditional festivities, tech-savvy solutions can be a wonderful way to make their Diwali better and more enjoyable.
In this article, we’ll explore how seniors can harness technology to create a more delightful and interactive Diwali celebration.
- Create an Aarti Playlist Online:
One of the most cherished traditions during Diwali is the recitation of Aartis, which are devotional hymns sung in honour of deities. With the advancement of technology, seniors can now create personalised Aarti playlists to set the perfect spiritual ambience at home. There are various platforms and apps where you can find Aarti collections and create your playlist.
For instance, music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and YouTube Music offer a wide selection of Aartis. Simply search for your favourite Aartis, add them to a playlist, and hit play. You can create a playlist with Aartis dedicated to different deities such as Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, and Lord Shiva. This will not only enhance the festive atmosphere at home but also provide a serene environment for prayer and reflection. This Diwali, Samarth has curated an aarti playlist specially for you, don’t miss out!
- Attend and Participate in Live Aartis on YouTube:
While Diwali Aartis are typically performed at temples, you can now attend live Aartis on YouTube, making it possible to participate in these sacred rituals from the comfort of your home. Many temples, like the Shree Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai, offer live streaming of Aartis.
To join a live Aarti on YouTube, you can simply search for the temple or deity you wish to connect with, followed by “live Aarti” or “live Darshan.” For instance, if you want to watch the Siddhivinayak Temple Aarti live, you can search for “Siddhivinayak Temple live Aarti” on YouTube. This will allow you to witness the Aarti as if you were right there at the temple.
Moreover, you can actively participate by lighting a diya (lamp) or incense sticks while the Aarti is being performed. This sense of participation can make the experience even more fulfilling.
Technology has made it easier than ever for seniors to celebrate Diwali in a manner that suits their preferences. From creating Aarti playlists to attending live Aartis on YouTube and enjoying the festivities from the comfort of your home, there are numerous ways to make this special festival even more special. Embrace technology this Diwali, and let the light of tradition shine through your digital celebrations, ensuring a brighter and more interactive experience for seniors. Don’t miss out on reading about the importance and power of the Gayatri mantra.
So, this Diwali, let technology illuminate your life and your home as you celebrate the festival of lights in a whole new way. Happy Diwali!