essential constituent, of the ritual of aarti is a kind
of simple fire ritual. That is why it is frequently
translated as a ritual as of ‘waving lamps’.
Shri Lord Satguru Saibaba handed over an "Arti
Saibaba...." to one of the devotee when he facing
2) Shri Saibaba left his body on
18th October, 1918 next day morning he
appeared in Mr. Laxminarayan dream (0ne of the devotees)
and told him that "Mr Babusaheb Jog" fill
that I have died hence he will not come for my "kakad
for as my knowledge Shri Lord Satguru Saibaba is given
more important above Arti, hence I request you pleased
tried to understand meaning up Arti.
was the masters of the school of Bhakti (devotion) who
transformed the simple-fire ritual into an exalted spiritual
method. Worship in a congregational setting is helpful
in more than one way.
a communal prayer devotees can pray in a space charged
with the homogeneous devotional fervour of a group can
cut across the insulation of the ego and merge easily
into a group rhythm.
induces a sense of expanded consciousness in which one
tends to lose the individual ‘voice’ subtly, an awareness
of being a part of a ‘Whole’. Sense of separate identity
melts into the mainstream of collective consciousness.
hymn or a psalm is an expression of ardent devotion
which in turn is capable of evoking kindred emotions
in the hearts of those who recite it This is a language
to commune with the Divine.
waving the lights in circular motion, we, in fact, symbolically
perform ‘Pradakshina’ around our Deity.
the five-wick lamp is lit, the devotee waves it symbolically,
offering his five pranas (The entire being of five pranas,
which are praan, apaan, samaan, udaan and vyan. Praan
has it’s seat in the lungs and is breath, Apaan goes
downwards and out at the anus. Samaan has its seat in
the cavity of the navel and is essential to digestion.
Udaan rises up in the throat and enters the head. Vyan
is diffused through the whole body), to the Lord, totally
surrendering himself and gaining, seeking the union
of the devotee’s soul with the Supreme Self.
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