The newly-launched web and mobile app, by Deva Premal and Miten and team, for mantra lovers – by Punya.
And a few hours later… just wanted to give a quick look at Deva Premal and Miten’s new creation. It’s not a song, not a video, but an app: the Gayatri Sangha Online Community App.
Messages and photos can be posted, forwarded, liked and replied to as we know from other platforms. Intuitively we move through their various ‘rooms’. Each one of the musicians, including Manose, have their own place to connect with friends of the sangha. Also Osho has a room with links to his meditations, Deva and Premal’s podcasts with Love Osho and a discourse by Osho on sannyas.
I even discovered a ‘kitchen’ where plant-based recipes can be exchanged, and The Kitchen section, where Deva showcases her own recipes in a beautifully presented way.
It is a joy to browse around and be part of it. On my ‘journey’ I also found a section called Marketplace, where anyone can show what they are bringing to the market: jewellery, artwork, and even properties…
Of course one of the main aims of this online community is that members of the sangha can share their stories, and then contact each other in private messages. The communities can ‘speak’ to each other in different language groups: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Scandinavian languages and Dutch.
Apart from the aesthetic presentation (which one would have anyway expected from Deva and Miten), with its white or black background, rust-red header and footer, and its easy functionality, I was impressed by the amount of resources. In the section The Library we find the lyrics, sometimes even the cords, of the songs and mantras in their albums. There is also the beautifully illustrated Gayatri Festival Songbook, a second Songbook (of which I must have a copy on my bookshelf). Also, in the Library, under Music, we find a selection of mantras which will run in the background also when you move to another part of the app or start connecting with your friends.
And most importantly, in the Meditation Room we find the links to the Spirit of Mantra sessions that are running now daily. Also 3 of the weekly meditations are now in the Gayatri Sangha Online Community App (under Upcoming Livestreams), but Deva and Miten are still offering a monthly one on Facebook, Instagram (@devapremalmiten) and YouTube.
I am sure I have missed mentioning some of the things I have found, but I will let you explore the app and make your own discoveries.