Talk:Aarti

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Worship or homage?[edit]

Regarding the Aarthi page, wanted to know whether you could add a clarification whether the rite is an act of worship of deity, as in the Catholic latria, or merely an act of homage.

See my page: http://www.geocities.com/prakashjm45/aarticontroversy.html Lucio Mas 14:40, 23 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Aarti is worship. And don't visit Lucio Mas' page; it's full of crap and hatred. Armyrifle 19:51, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Lyrics[edit]

I am adding the lyrics for aarti. --Shell 20:46, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Update: I am done. It might be a little off and I needed to make a few minor corrections.

Image[edit]

A boy in traditional Hindu clothes with forehead markings holds a tray with a burning light and a pot of kum kum powder on it.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this photo depicts aarati? MishaPan 15:05, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Seems he is holding a thali (plate) for aarti, but not performing the ritual itself! --Ekabhishek (talk) 03:04, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Should be renamed Aartii[edit]

Why Aarti, whereas the Hindi spelling is aartii ? Aarti (आर्ति) is not an entry in the Hindi Wikipedia. Indeed, you have to look up the word under Aartii (आरती).

etymology[edit]

Seems to me the word can't descend both from Skt aradhana and from Skt aa+rati. —Tamfang (talk) 19:47, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Question about brushes[edit]

Brushes-used-in-hindu-worship.jpg

Do the brushes in the image at the right have a specific name in Sanskrit/Hindi? Is their waving part of the Aarti ritual or is it a separate ritual? Is this used in Bengal only, or is it all over India? Wiki-uk (talk) 05:32, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

It is called a chamara Fly-whisk and can be seen also as an attribute of some deities like Varahi or used by attendants or consorts to fan the main deity as in File:AshtaSiddhi.jpg. It is not an integral part of aarti and is a separate ritual in itself. The chamara is used for fanning the deity at any time (not especially aarti, but may accompany aarti). --Redtigerxyz Talk 05:48, 1 November 2011 (UTC)