I’m a reluctant tech junkie. I waited a very long time to purchase an iPhone, but it has turned out to be kind of great.
Forget all the games and fluff apps for a minute, though. My current favorite app (aside from the one that helps me keep track of my finances; Jai Lakshmi) is the Desi Music app. Here is why it is so nifty:
2. Full of loads of current Bollywood tunes, plus ghazals and oldies and all kinds of music that is hard to find on Pandora.
3. On both iOS and Android platforms.
4. (The reason this is getting posted here) An extensive library of devotional music.
That last one was a surprise find from this week. I was noodling around, looking for something to listen to, and stumbled across it totally by accident, after having used the app for over a year. Not all Hindu deities are available (obviously; that’s a lot of music), but the main/major ones are – Vishnu, Shiva, Krishna, Ganesha, Rama, Durga, Hanuman, Lakshmi, – as well as channels for Jain, Sikh, Saibaba, Swaminarayan and Muslim music.
I am relieved to have something accessible for Hindu devotional music. I am very fond of it, but never knew where to find it, and found myself recycling the same 6 YouTube videos over and over again. This is near-endless variety! I find new favorites every day.
Totally worth the 10 minutes of bandwidth I spent downloading it.