What is the correct method of performing arti to Goddess?
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What is the correct method of performing arti to Goddess?

1. Spiritually correct way of
performing rituals in the worship of the Goddess

3. Worship of the Goddess on Gauri tritiya

Every Deity has a peculiar spiritual method of worship. There is a definite science behind performing every ritual in a peculiar way when worshipping a particular Devta. The following table gives information about some common rituals in the worship of the ‘Primal energy’ that is Shri Durgadevi and Her different forms.

. Spiritually correct way of
performing rituals in the worship of the Goddess

3. Worship of the Goddess on Gauri tritiya

2.1 What is the correct method of saying Arti of Goddess ?

The Goddess principle, that is the Divine energy principle is a confluence of the saviour and destroyer forms of Energy. Hence it is only appropriate that the Arti hymns be sung in a low pitch, at a medium pace and earnestly, with intense bhav.

2.2 Which musical instruments should be played during the Arti ?

Playing of musical instruments such as the bell, cymbals, harmonium and the Bharatiya drum (tabla) facilitates enhancement of bhav and effectiveness of the Arti. The ritualistic bell should be rung melodiously and consistency in its rhythm should be maintained. Rhythmic accompaniment of the other musical instruments should also be included.

2.3 Should a lamp with a single wick (‘ekarti’)
or lamp with five wicks (‘pancharti’) be used for Arti?

This entirely depends on the bhav and spiritual level of the devotee performing the Arti.

A) Performing pancharti : The five wicks of a pancharti symbolise the principle of multiplicity, that is the ever-changing Great Illusion. If the devotee performing Arti is a preliminary stage seeker (with spiritual level less than 50%), who has just commenced spiritual practice then he should use the five wick Arti .

B) Performing ekarti : One wick of the ekarti symbolises the principle of singularity. The devotee with substantial bhav and a spiritual level above 50% should use the one wick Arti, that is ekarti.

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