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How Many Aarti for Shiva? – How Many Arati Should Be Waved or Performed to Shivling?

Aarti is an important part of prayers and pujas to Shiva. Devotees have doubts as to how many number of times Arati should be performed to the Shivling. Aarti Gumana is performed daily in Hindu homes. Gumana means to go in circle.

One has to wave Aarti eleven times around the Shivling. 11 Times is the number suggested by pandits and elders.

The same number of times one should wave the Aarti around paintings, pictures and murti of Shiva.

While waving the Arati one chant the Shiva Panchakshari Mantra – Om Namah Shivaya.