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How many Aarti for Vishnu? – Number - Circling Of Lamps Before Vishnu

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.

Number - Circling Of Lamps Before Vishnu

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.