Collection of Aartis

Aarti

Aarti (Hindi आरती),(Tamil ஆரத்தி), also spelled arathi, aarthi (from the Sanskrit word “आरात्रिक” with the same meaning) is a Hindu religious ritual of worship, a part of puja, in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or moredeities. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when lamps are being offered.

It is also part of Sikh Worship and carried out at Hazur Sahib, Patna Sahib and various Nihang’s Gurdwaras. When performed by Hindus, Aarti is conducted before a murti (sacred icon) or divine element (such as the Ganga River). When performed by Sikhs, Aarti is performed in front of the Guru Granth Sahib.