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Why is the waving of lit lamps (Arati) performed twice a day?

The ritual of Āratī  refers to calling out to God with intense yearning (artataa). On the Path of Ritualistic Worship (Karmakānda) prescribed by Hindu Dharma, Arati forms an important aspect. It involves worship of the Divine by waving a lit lamp in front of a Deity, accompanied by the singing of devotional hymns. If one calls out to a Deity through the medium of the Arati then one is granted either a vision of God in the form of light or the form of the Deity itself. Click here to read more.

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