New mobile apps add fizz to Karwa Chauth festival
| Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 17:05
Lucknow: As lakhs of married women fast for the longevity of their marital life and well being of their husbands on Wednesday, the wait for the moon to show up is always a long one on Karwa Chauth.
It is only after they sight the moon that they can break their day-long fast. But to give them company this Karwa Chauth are a bevy of mobile applications which are not only regaling fasting women with songs related to the festival but are also acting as guides on do's and don'ts, guide them on how to perform puja and also shopping places and sites where they can cajole their hubbies to shop for them.
One such mobile application is Karwachauth Katha App which is available on both Android and iOS platforms. After downloading this app, women can get detailed information on the requirements for the puja, timings of moon sightings in various Indian cities and the four tales which are read out during the puja. It also has videos showing ways to perform the puja.
In case your Hindi is not too good, an application - Karwachauth is also available. The app comes with tailor made puja procedures, how to start the fast and the fasting procedures, puja preparation and the Karwa Chauth Vrat Katha in English.
The internet is also abuzz with many websites which are offering attractive greeting cards, wall papers, songs, short message service (SMS), WhatsApp service sahyadri etc.
There are more than a dozen applications that are available under various names which allow people to send and exchange Karwa Chauth wishes which can be posted on social networking sites like Facebook, micro-blogging sites like Twitter and Instagram.
An application - Karwachauth Photoframe 2016 - has also become very popular with women as it allows them to get e-framing of their pictures with their husbands which can be printed as well.
With so many apps up for grabs, the ladies seemingly are in good company and nobody is complaining!