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Aarti 2017-10-09T13:00:36+00:00

Project Description

The aarti is prayer ceremony performed in extolled greeting and thanksgiving of the Deities where devotees are reminded of God’s glorious presence and providence.

Often called the ‘ceremony of light’, the aarti involves waving lighted wicks before the sacred images to infuse the flames with the Deities’ love, energy and blessings. This prayer is joyously sung to the accompaniment of musical instruments, including drums, bells, gongs, and a conch-shell. After the short prayer, the lighted wicks are passed around the congregation to allow members to receive the blessings infused within the flames.