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Chavari or Hand Held Fan in Hindu Pujas and Rituals

Hand Fans are known as Chavari. They are used in some regions in Hindu pujas and rituals. Such fans are generally made of long leaves of palm trees. It is a custom to wave Chavari over the deities in some temples.

Chavari is also made from the tail hair of Chaamar, a type of animal. This type of fan is also known as Chaamari. It is also made from the tail hair of the Yak. It is mounted on a handle made from gold, silver or ivory.

It is symbolizes divinity, prosperity and royalty.

Chavari is waved before the aarti. It is also waved when deities are taken out during procession.