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How many Aarti for Vishnu? – How Many Arati Should Be Waved or Performed to Vishnu Bhagvan Murti or Photo?

Aarti is an important part of prayers and pujas to Vishnu. Devotees have doubts as to how many number of times Arati should be performed to Vishnu Bhagvan Photo or Painting. ‘Aarti Gumana’ is performed daily in Hindu homes. Gumana means to go in circle.
One has to wave Aarti 12 times around the photo or painting or murti of Vishnu. Twelve 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 Vishnu.
While waving the Arati one chant the Vishnu Mantra – Om Namo Narayanaya - or Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya.

Kali Yuga Duration – What is the number of years of Kali Yuga?

Kali Yuga is the fourth of the four yugas in Hinduism and we are living in the Kali Yuga. The duration or number of years in Kali Yuga is calculated differently – one has to convert the years of devas into the years of the human beings.
The Duration of Kali Yuga is 432,000 human years.
Its duration is 1200 years of the Gods.
A year of the gods is equal to 360 years of human beings.
Thus the duration of Kali Yuga is 432,000 human years.

Subhashita Quotes

Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, goes to the man endowed with self-effort. Only cowards harp on destiny. So ignore destiny and manifest your manliness by the power of your Self. If despite your best efforts success eludes you, what does it matter?
True asceticism lies not in the emaciation of one’s body, but rather in non-violence, truthfulness, gentility, restraint and compassion.

Ascetic’s forest retreat has its pitfalls and that it is better to look for virtue in an honest labourer’s house. Subhashita