Monday, December 21, 2015

2015 12 21 Aarti for Solstice

Aarti is not necessarily a Solstice celebration; it's celebrated every evening in many temples and other sacred places around India.

What is aarti? 

From the Sanskrit dictionary at
Aarti : form of worship
Aarti : Invocation ceremony or a welcoming ceremony . Normally involves waving a lamp gently in front of the deity.
Aarti : Worship of the deity using lit lamps.

From the Ram Aarti page:
Aarti - A Hindu religious ritual of worship, refers to the songs sung in praise of the deity when lamps are being offered. Devotees express their complete and unflinching love towards God by singing aartis with a deep sense of reverence and adoration.


Aarti is derived from the Sanskrit word Aratrika, which means something that removes Ratri, darkness (or light waved in darkness before an icon). Another word from which Arati is thought to be derived is the Sanskrit word Aaraartikyam (Sanskrit:आरार्तिक्यं). A Marathi language reference says it is also known as Mahaneeranjana (Sanskrit:महानीराञ्जना)

Aarti is said to have descended from the Vedic concept of fire rituals, or homa. In the traditional aarti ceremony, the flower represents the earth (solidity), the water and accompanying handkerchief correspond with the water element (liquidity), the lamp or candle represents the fire component (heat), the peacock fan conveys the precious quality of air (movement), and the yak-tail fan represents the subtle form of ether (space). The incense represents a purified state of mind, and one’s "intelligence" is offered through the adherence to rules of timing and order of offerings. Thus, one’s entire existence and all facets of material creation are symbolically offered to the Lord via the aarti ceremony. The word may also refer to the traditional Hindu devotional song that is sung during the ritual.
Many of the aarti songs included here do follow a lyric pattern and song that seems traditional, and some do not....they may be newer songs or interpretations.

13 videos play for 75 minutes

1 - Aarti - Ganesha Aarti 7:42

2 - "Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva" - Lord Ganesh Aarti 4:32

3 - Varanasi Ganga Aarti Holy River Hindu Worship Ritual *HD* 7:01

4 - Bhajan | Om Jai Saraswati Mata [Full Song] Aarti by Arpita Bobade 7:45

5 - Om Jai Jagdish Hare Aarti by Narendra Chanchal - Lord Vishnu Aarti 5:31

6 - Aarti - Mahalaxmi - Om Jai Laxmi Mata 4:28

7 - Om Jai Shiv Omkara full Aarti from Movie Aayee Milan Ki Raat  4:52

8 - Parvati Mataji Aarti 7:19

9 - Kali Arti 5:26

10 - Krishna Aarti (NEW) ( Beautiful Song ) 6:20

11 - Aarti Shri Raghuvar Ji Ki | Ram Aarti With Lyrics | Hindi Devotional Songs  4:00

12 - Sita Aarti With Lyrics | Sanjeevani Bhelande | Hindi Devotional Songs | Ram Navami Special  3:14

13 - Hanuman Chalisa & aarti by Ashwin Pathak 6:29

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