Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday Challenge - Fire & CDP theme - Perspective


All fired up for the aarti - A religious Perspective!

Aarti (Hindi आरती), also spelled arathi, aarthi (from the Sanskrit term Aaraatrik) is a Hindu religious ritual of worship, a form of puja, in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered.

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38 comments:

  1. Beautiful.Wish you A Happy Ganesh Chaturthi ,

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  2. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family...And, beautiful shot...

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  3. How beautiful, Deepak!! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!

    Sylvia

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  4. Beautiful image and words Deepak, the candle reflections look warm and glowing on the polished silver.

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  5. A brightly shining perspective! Perfect for theme day!
    Come see the Indian dancers on my blog today....

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  6. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. They look so cheerful.

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  7. Happy Ganeshchaturthi to you and your family!

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  8. Flames are so good for meditation, aren't they? Lovely, interesting image.

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  9. That looks very interesting ! and beautiful too !!!!

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  10. Lovely picture of Diyas for Aarti.
    Missing Mumbai Ganpati festivities this year...however we will have some celebrations here too....

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  11. It's beautiful, thoughtful, and gives US a perspective on the ritual. I, too, have a religious theme today!

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  12. Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Deva! :)
    Mangal Moorthi Morya!

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  13. Happy Ganesh chaturthi :)
    beautiful shots of arti.... DIVINE

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  14. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi :) A very beautiful aarti prep!

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  15. Very peaceful

    Chrissy
    http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com

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  16. Anything with candlelight warms my heart. When I was in India I bought some of those brass candleholders but have not used them out of respect.

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  17. I don't think here the wicks are soaked in ghee but I could be wrong...kekekkekee

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  18. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.. Hope you are having a fabulous time in Mumbai!! :-) This is what I miss the most...

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  19. ooh this is soo woow and perfect :)

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  20. Absolutely delightful picture!
    What could be better this Ganpati season... :)
    Ganpati Bappa Morya.

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  21. Thanks for featuring me :P
    Beautiful, it is!

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  22. It is that time of the year, isn't it?
    Wonderful!

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  23. well i dont know.. it is a very nice place but yet.. kinda strange too


    Rajasthan Travel

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  24. Very nice.. .Crystal clear... I love such pics.. It has something vert special in it.. Like the diya's and aarti...

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