Prayagraj: The continued Magh mela appears to have changed into a Sangam of know-how and spirituality this yr. As a lot of devotees from throughout the nation haven’t been capable of make it to the grand annual truthful owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the seers have discovered a option to quench the religious thirst of their followers by means of know-how.
They’re connecting to their disciples by means of Skype, WhatsApp, Fb stay and module functions, and even importing spiritual discourses on social media platforms.
Swami Pranav Puri recurrently uploads Bhagwat Katha and Shri Ram Katha on his Fb account for devotees who couldn’t arrive on the mela this yr. “In terms of serving our distant followers, we don’t hesitate in utilizing the newest thechnology to attach with them,” he says.
“Nicely acquainted with newest cell functions, we work together with our followers on-line, and in addition inform them concerning the auspicious dates and their significance,” says Swami Brahmashram Maharaj, nationwide president of Akhil Bharatiya Dandi Sanyasi Parishad.
“Social media platforms and the newest video conferencing functions have undoubtedly helped us have uninterrupted conversations with our distant disciples,’ he provides.
In contrast to earlier years, after they was once lower off from the surface world throughout kalpwas, this time the mahants and gurus are spending appreciable time spiritually connecting with their distant pupils. On the mela campus, a majority of saints armed with sensible telephones and laptops may be noticed having digital conferences with their followers.
Even the devotees sitting in overseas nations are capable of join with their gurus on the Magh Mela. Ashutosh Varshney, head of Ram Naam financial institution, says, “It’s our pleasure to have the ability to talk with and supply religious satisfaction to our followers sitting in faraway lands, and this might not have been attainable with out the usage of newest know-how.”
The younger seers appear to be extra tech savvy as they continue to be related with their followers around the clock. “Expertise is a boon for all of us, and for this reason we’re ready unfold our religious data to totally different corners of the world.”