Ganeshotsav tech special: Must-have apps for Ganesh Darshan

Sep 17, 2015, 08:12 IST | Hassan M Kamal

From signing up for Ganesha mandal tours to doing live darshans on your smart phone, this Ganesh Chaturthi, go mobile with these fun, informational and handy apps

Ganesh Stotram
Learn prayers that will not only calm your mind, but are known to have been sourced straight from the Narada Purana.
Available on: Play Store and iTunes App Store
Price: Free

Ganesh Stotram

Ganesh Pooja
Created by BitCode Technologies, Ganesh Pooja offers a detailed diagram on how to set-up the altar, various pooja items required as well as a list of some of the most popular Ganesh mandals in India. The app also offers guidance on the method of idol immersion.
Available on: Play Store
Price: Free

Ditto TV
Now, watch live streaming of Ganesh celebrations and pooja from the Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi and Iskcon Temple in Juhu on your smart phone. The popular Internet TV service, Ditto TV, will be streaming live from the venues throughout the festival days.
Available on Play Store, iTunes App Store and Windows App Store
Price: Rs 49 (for a nine-day pack)
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Here Maps
If your device has built-in GPS, try offline navigation app, Here Maps to locate pandals and navigate through traffic. Download the city map, and you can navigate without exhausting your data plan.
Available on: Play Store, iTunes App Store and Windows App Store
Price: Free

Are you looking for an online store to order pooja related items? Don’t go far, just download iBhakti. The app offers one-stop shop for all things pooja related in the city. You can also catch live broadcast of aarti in the morning as well as order prasad via this app.
Available on: Play Store
Price: Free

Lomogram+ and Instagram
Record memories of your visits to pandals across the city with these fun apps. Try Lomogram + (Windows only) to add effects to your favourite Ganesha selfies and Instagram in other phones.
Available on: Play Store, iTunes App Store and Windows App store (Lomogram+)
Price: Free

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