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Worship or homage?
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)
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.
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
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).
Question about brushes
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)