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Digital worship

The SikhNet Radio App allows the user to listen to Sikh kirtan on their mobile devices. (Source: SikhNet.)

The SikhNet Radio App allows the user to listen to Sikh kirtan on their mobile devices. (Source: SikhNet)

An article in The Detroit News discusses the growing use of technology in places of worship and by followers of a variety of faiths, including the Sikh faith:

In the Sikh community, followers often take advantage of apps such as Gurbani Anywhere, which can translate prayers into English. “It is very useful and innovative,” said Kabeer Singh, 18, a college student from West Bloomfield Township.

Sikhs also are aided during services at their worship sites, known as gurdwaras, with SikhiTotheMAX, a software that projects onto screens translations and transliterations of the Guru Granth Sahib sacred text.

For youths and others needing help, “apps and software definitely are playing a huge role in the learning/understanding of scriptures for Sikhs,” said Jasvir Singh, who is active with the Sikh Society of Michigan.

Read more at The Detroit News.

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