New Delhi, Nov 9 (UNI) With the increasing use of technology for business purposes, Computer and mobile phones are now placed among the deities, as 'Diwali Pooja' enters into a new era for the trading community.
Confedaration of All India Traders (CAIT) Secretary, Mr Praveen Khandelwal, today performed pooja of computer and mobile amid chanting of vedic mantras at a ceremony here.
The trading community, for whom the festival holds special significance, pray for flourishment of their business on this day where worshipping of Account Books forms an integral part.
The trend of worshipping computer has been gaining momentum during the last few years, as computer operated accounting method is slowly replacing loose leaf binders or spiral binding Account Books.
Mr Khandelwal, while citing importance of computer and mobile worship, said, ''Since traders across country are increasingly keeping their accounts in computer itself, their role in Diwali Pooja is like Account Books. With the changing scenerio, having best contact is the basis of good busines and mobile phone is feeding that requirement, it has been included in Diwali Pooja.'' ''Modernisation and use of latest business equipment has become the need of the hour as the process of economic liberlisation and globalisation has posed great challenges to the trading community,'' he added.