Uber for God: Inside India’s Religious Tech Industry The sun hadn’t yet risen in New York when I opened my laptop and signed onto Skype, but it was almost 5 p.m. Indian Standard Time — my proper muhūrta, the moment at which my planetary energies are aligned. I was greeted by an image of a bright room somewhere in New Delhi, where three men were already well into their preparations for a puja, a Hindu devotional prayer ritual on my behalf. One was the priest leading the ritual, wearing a light-pink kurta. One was a man named Acharya Vivek, who was to be my physical stand-in while I watched on my laptop (the title acharya signifies a learned religious man). And the third was Acharya Keshav, the man who’d organized the puja on my behalf, through a “religious platform” startup called Shubhpuja. Acharya Keshav had made sure I was prepared with a glass of water and a plate of sugar and rice to be used during the ceremony. Portraits of the elephant-headed god Ganesh (who is worshipped before any new venture) as well as the goddess Saraswati (worshipped for success in education) were set up, with a lit candle flickering in front of them. The men were seated cross-legged on the floor, and laid out in front of them were small plates of sweets, bananas, and flowers that would be offered to the gods. Acharya Keshav patiently walked me through the different stages of the puja, as the priest began a series of Sanskrit prayers in a melodic singsong. I was asked to fill in my birth month — July — and birthplace — Colorado — as well as parrot some Sanskrit lines after the priest said them. I watched as a bracelet was tied around Acharya Vivek’s wrist, in place of my absent one. Acharya Keshav instructed me several times to “put some water on the Earth!” by sprinkling a few drops of water in front of my MacBook. Skype dropped the call twice, and we had to reconnect. At one point, the priest blew a conch shell, and everyone stood up, which brought all three men out of my laptop’s field of view. I could still hear young kids playing in the background, and a Delhi train passing in the distance. After about an hour, Acharya Keshav told me I could sign off. As a nice Shubhpuja convenience, the acharyas would continue the next hour of the puja without me having to be present through Skype. I’d gotten my own prayer ceremony without needing to do much more than press a button and fill out a form — basically Uber, but for god.
I wanted to let you know that this stone is so powerful! Really. When I held it I felt it buzzing with energy. Then I put it on last night with the super moon. I was feeling quit low and hopeless for some time and when I put it on, I almost immediately felt this sharpness in my mind, and I could feel that it fed off the super moon and I feel into this energetic meditation with the moon. Today I am starting to feel more optimistic than I have in a long time. I do feel that this ring came at a good and tumultuous time when I needed it….Thanks
It is my belief that thought and action affects the vibratory resonance of the rest of the world. If we are joyous, others, no matter where their location, can be more joyous too. One, however, needs to be open. That is where your company makes a difference – by connecting clients with those that bring goodness and clarity to our best selves. By knowing our sacred intention we plant seeds for future blooming of our individual lives. So, dear Saumya, you are doing a great service in any language, time or space! With the idea that the world would be better place if more people played Holi, we have brought your boxes with us, and are planing a mini Holi here in Pittsfield MA this summer! Thank you for them and also the delicious Indian food that your shared with us at the park. I am also grateful for the connection you set up with the astrologer. He was extraordinary and right on the mark! Wow!!
I consulted Shubhpuja for my career horoscope and i must say the things worked out pretty well for me..a lot seems sorted out ! Now whenever i hear anyone talking of astrology consultation..Shubhpuja is the name i’ll always recommend to my friends and family ! Thank you so much !
Found an excellent solution to my problem I think Shubh Puja has done a fantastic job of organising this space. We were looking for a good pandit which we could trust. I came across the website and used their services. It was fast and easy to get a pandit for our specific needs. The pandit was highly qualified and carried out the puja flawlessly. Will be a loyal customer and will definitely recommend to friends and family.
Shubhpuja Team epitomizes honesty and accuracy in this esoteric Science of Astrology. Highly endorse them since all of their predictions for me and my family have come to fruition within the prescribed timelines! Pretty uncanny ! The Sindhurmani Puja that was recommended last July upon thorough scrutiny of my Chart was truly potent in addressing the problems that were present at the time. As an aside, the Team personally ensures welfare of all their Clients’ and this selflessness makes them distinguished in the myriad arena of Astrologers given many are in the Business for purely mercenary reasons. Keep up your great work ethic and shine on, Shubhpuja in rendering this virtuous service. Sincerely, Babita L. Garg
Had consulted ShubhPuja.com very casually thinking that may be it works. To my surprise it worked. All of a sudden there were lot of enquiries for my hotel rooms and I started meeting the right kind of people who mattered. I can’t tell you how happy I feel and the catch is never brush aside things saying its rubbish. Maybe success is just around the corner. I highly recommend a visit to ShubhPuja.com
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I had lost my all hopes then one of my friends suggested me this Shubhpuja and this approach turned my life so well that i must say this is what i was expecting from my life and thanks to the team of this great organization for regenerating the energy and showing the right path of my life
The ease of conducting pujas and the knowledge of their pandits is way above the average service I recently developed an interest in astrology after reading some articles online regarding the scientific approach behind them. While searching for a good astrologer I came across ShubhPuja and decided to try their services. The process of booking the session was a breeze and my appointment was set with the panditji. I was astonished with the accuracy about my past told by the panditji which led me to trust his findings for my future. As part of the reading, I was also suggested to conduct a certain puja. Since I was extremely happy with the astrology session I decided to get this done through Shubh Puja itself. Again the whole process of booking the puja was super convenient. I did not have to run around to put together the samagri as the whole kit was sent to me along with panditji who was supposed to conduct the puja. During the puja, the panditji explained the meaning behind various shloks and matras which was a totally new but very knowledgable experience for me. The ease of conducting pujas and the knowledge of their pandits is way above the average service out there in the market. Shubhpuja brings a whole new level of professionalism to astrology and puja services and it has my highest recommendation.
I went to Shubhpuja in 2014 during a very low phase in my life. Apart from studying my charts, advising me on stones that would suit me, doing the puja that was required, Shubhpuja gave me advice on how to steer myself out of that phase. They did so by understanding what my stars favored and what was avoidable and they guided me based on that. They made me understand how this all works. In the past one and a half year, it’s almost as if my life has taken a 180 degree turn and a lot of it is because of them and their faith. I do consult them before I take any decision that I feel can be a milestone for me. Their practical approach and realistic outlook is why I have faith in them.
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