Arati Ceremony

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Michael Stetson

The arati ceremony signifies a devotee's complete love towards God and reminds them that routine worldly activities are not important. Since "arati" descended from Vedic fire rituals, Hinduism has a long tradition of arati songs that accompany the ceremony. Hindus perform arati rituals one to five times a day.

Location: nepal


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