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How Aarti Should Be Waved In Front Of Hindu Gods? - Rules Of Waving Lamps In Front Of Hindu Gods And Goddesses

Aarti is an important part of Hindu puja and worship. Daily Aarti is offered to Hindu Gods and goddesses worshiped in the puja room. Here is brief description of waving Aarti before deities. Please note that more than rules of waving lamps what matters is unwavering devotion and internal and external cleanliness. 

The best option is to use a lamp with five wicks.

The best medium for lighting lamp is ghee. Another option is sesame oil.

The platter containing the lit lamp should be waived in full circle in front of the deity.

The Aarti should be performed in clockwise direction.

Aarti platter should not be waved above the head of the deity.

The Aarti should be then placed before the deity and prayers chanted or one should perform meditation.

After performing the puja one should wait for sometime and put out the lamp. One should not allow the lamp to produce black fumes.