Presentation on theme: "Aarti is said to have descended from the Vedic concept of fire rituals. Aarti is performed and sung to develop the highest love for God. "Aa" means "towards."— Presentation transcript:
Aarti is said to have descended from the Vedic concept of fire rituals. Aarti is performed and sung to develop the highest love for God. "Aa" means "towards or to", and "rati" means "right or virtue" in Sanskrit.
Aarti is made up of the 5 elements known as the “Panch Bhoot” What is Aarti? It is a ceremony which offers respect and welcomes Maharaj. It is a ritual involving circulation of Divas infront of God’s image.
What are the “Panch Bhoot?” Earth (Pruthvi) Water (Jal) Light (Tej) Wind (Vaayu) Aakash (Space)
Shangaar - Performed after sunrise for dressing Maharaj Rajbhog - Performed at noon for offering food to Maharaj Shandhya - Performed in the evening after daily activities Shayan - Performed after sunset when preparing Maharaj for bed. There are 5 types of Aarti which are done at different times. Mangala - Performed before sunrise to wake Maharaj
4 at His feet 2 at His waist 1 at His face 7 round His whole body How is Aarti done? Starting from the feet, you must work your way up. In total you should do 14 circles in a clockwise direction.
2.4 million Devtas are present when Aarti takes place, so Aarti is given to them first, and we should do Dandvat Pranam of them after Aarti because they are not normally present. All 5 Aarti’s are can only be done at Shikhar Bhand Mandirs. In Dev Mandirs (Hari Mandirs) only 2 Aartis are done, One in the Morning and one in the evening.
Bhagwan. Muktanand Swami sung this Aarti to express his devotion to Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Jay Sadguru Swami Aarti was 1 st sung in Karayani by Muktanand Swami in 1804 when he realized that Lord Swaminarayan is Himself the Creator PurnaPurushottam
not possible in Kaliyug and therefore Bhagwan is using hypocrisy power “Pakhandi Shakti”. One morning when He went to pick flowers from the garden for Pooja, Ramanand Swami gave him Darshan and explained the infinite greatness of Sahajanand Swami. After the departure of Ramanand Swami to Akshardham, Bhagwan Swaminarayan began his Samadhi Prakran. On hearing this, Muktanand Swami doubted that Samadhi is
made him Making him sit on a throne, and performed his Aarti...“Jay Sadguru Swami, Sahjanand Dayalu...” He explained that Sahjanand Swami was none other than Purushottam Narayan. Realizing his fault, Muktanand Swami performed Poojan and Dandvat of Maharaj. He then
Charan Saroj Tamara, Vandu Kar Jodi, Charane Shish Dharya Thi, Dukhna Kya Todi... At You Lotus Feet, Hands Together, I bow to You, I Bow my Head at Your Feet, and my Miseries are Smashed... Jay Sadguru Swami, Prabhu Jay Sadguru Swami, Sahajanand Dayaalu, Balavant Bahunami... Hail Teacher of All, Oh Hail Teacher of All, Merciful Sahajanand, Almighty with Many Names...
You have Uplifted Countless Souls of Helpless and Fallen Men and Women... Nitya Nitya Nautam Leela, Karta Avinaashi, Adsath Thirth Charane, Koti Gaya Kaashi... Oh Indestructible, You Perform new Leelas Everyday, At Your feet lie 68 tirths, and Millions of Gayas and Kashis... Narayan Nar Braata, Dvij Kul Tanu Dhari, Paamar Patit Udhaarya, Agnit Nar Naari... Oh Narayan, Saviour of Sadhus, You took Birth as a Brahmin,
To Freedom from Time and Actions, You will Cross This Ocean of Misery with Your Family... Aa Avsar Karuna Nidhi, Karuna Bahu Kidhi, Muktanand Kahe Mukti, Sugam Kari Sidhi... Oh Ocean of Mercy, During this Incarnation You Have Showered Immense Mercy, Says Muktanand by Making Kalyan (liberation) so Easy... Purushottam Pragatnu, Je Darshan Karshe, Kaal Karam Thi Chooti, Kutumb Sahit Tarashe... Oh Purushottam Manifest, Doing You Darshan Will Lead,