RamNavami celebrations on 21st and 22nd April
Arati for deities happens twice everyday
Everyday a special thail is prepared for all the dieits. Usually its arrives around 11.30 AM
Frequently we change the clothes for all the idol. The volunteers wash and iron the cloths for the gods. Priest changes them.
Aarti also spelled arti, arati, arathi, aarthi 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 more deities.
Aarti is performed by singing a special prayer and is call from the devotee’s heart to reach God and to obtain total refuge in him. The prayer involves praising God, his greatness and gentleness and brightness, purity and devotion and a signal to awake the inner self. Moving the lights in a circular clockwise motion performs the aarti. The circular motion represents the entire universe.
Also due to the embodied soul of the deities, they are emanating an energy that is captured by the lights and then shared amongst the devotee’s by taking the warmth of flames of the light after the aarti. Money is placed in the ritual to show value.
Prasada: This is the distribution of the offering (fruits, water sweets, savouries etc) made to the Gods.
Offering Flowers is an important part of Hindu Worship as different Gods & Goddesses are known to love certain flowers. Some consider offering of flowers to be a prayer that the deity grant us good health, wealth & prosperity. It is natural tendency to keep the atmosphere of the place of worship welcoming.
Offering of Flower: This signifies a surrender of desires. This action is very specific and is done in a particular way. Firstly the five fingers of right hand are used to pick up the flowers gently. The fingers are then turned upwards with the flowers, which are then softly offered to the Lord’s feet. The five fingers not only represent the individual’s character but also the five senses., which you pick the flower up, the fingers are turned downwards which represent the sense indulging in materialism. If however, the senses are directed to the higher self, indicated by the fingers turning upwards, then this is a surrender of the individual’s material attachment. The beauty and fragrance desires and material attachment
The coconut fruit is also a representation of the ego, i.e. it is a symbol of an individual's ego. Breaking a coconut is symbolic of overcoming one's ego and surrendering themselves to the Gods. While the human head is represented by the coconut's shell, the water inside is symbolic of human desires
Offering of fruit: This also signifies the surrender of desires. The most common fruit that is used in offering is the coconut. The outer brown skin of the coconut represents the gross physical body of a human. The coir below the skin (subtle body) represents desire and various entanglements, the hard shall (causal body) is the embodiment of desires, and the kernel denotes the Supreme.
All other fruits and vegetarian foods are offered as gifts, representing individual appreciation of their status and possessions
Om Bhur Buvaha Suvaha, Thath Savitar Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi, Dhiyo Yonatha Prachodayth
OM: The primeval sound
Bhur: the physical world
BHuvah: the mental world
Suvah: the celestial,spriritual world
That : That; God; transcendental Paramathma
Savithur: the Sun, Creator, Preserver
Vaenyam: most adorable, enchanting
Bhargo: luster, effulgence
Devasya: resplendent, supreme Lord
Dheemahi: we meditate upon
Dhiyo: the intellect,understanding
Yo: May this light
Prachodayath: enlighten, guide inspire
Om Jai Jagdish hare,swami jai jagdish hare,
(Glory to the Creator of the world)
Bhakta jano ke sankat,kshana mein kare
(He who quickly removes the difficulties of devotees)
1) Jo dhaave phal pave,dukh vinashe man ka
( He who prays gets the fruit; trouble of the mind are set at peace)
Sukh Sampati ghar aave kashta mite tan ka
(Peace and Prosperity come home; bodily pains disappear.)
2) Maat pita tum mere; sharan gahu mein kisaki
(You are my parents .where else shall i seek the shelter)
Tum bina aur na duja.aas karu mein jisaki
(Without you there is no one else I can rely upon)
3) Tum pooran Parmershwat ,tum sab ke swami
(You are the Supreme Soul omnipresent and omnipotent)
Paar Braham Parmeshwat.tm sab ke swami
(You are the Supreme Lord: you are everyone’s Master)
4) Tum karunna ke sager ,tum palan karta
(You are extremely merciful; You are the protector;)
Mein sevalk tum swam.Kripa karo bharia
( I am your servant, you are my Lord: Have mercy on me:)
5) Tum ho ek agoochar ,sab ke pran pati
(You are the one invisible; you are the master of all souls.)
Kis vidh miloon dayamay tumko mein kumati
(How could I meet you o’compassionate one, I being so ignorant)
6) Deen bandhu dukh harta tum rakshak mere
(O’friend of the poor,remover of all sorrows:
Karuna haath uthao,dwar khara,mein tere
Raise your mereciful hands; I am at your doorstep;
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