Time to join hands and offer prayers to the deity. Here are 10 aartis from famous temples in India. If you have forgotten your religious side amongst the hustle bustle of city life, then time to awaken your spiritual self.
1. Dashashwamedh Ghat Aarti or Ganga Aarti, Varanasi
If you have been to Varanasi and not visited the Ghat Aarti, you have missed a lot. Located close to the Vishwanath Temple, the aarti is seen by many because of the synchronous manner in which a group of priests perform agni pooja, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ganga, fire and sun.
2. Siddhivinayak Aarti, Mumbai
Situated in Mumbai, it is a popular destination of celebrities for taking blessings of Lord Ganesha. Considered to be one of the richest temples in Mumbai, you must pay a visit to witness the aarti as well.
3. Shirdi Sai Baba Aarti
If you are an avid devotee of Sai Baba then it is a must to visit Shirdi, home of the popular guru. The temple was built on Sai Baba’s samadhi in the year 1922. So if you have not yet visited it, you should plan a visit soon.
4. Tirupati Balaji Aarti, Tirumala
Famously known as Tirupati Balaji amongst worshippers, it is also known as Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. The presiding deity at the temple is Lord Venkateswara who is popularly known as Balaji or Govinda.
5. Kashi Vishwanath Temple Aarti, Varanasi
One of the famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is situated in Varanasi. Standing on the holy river Ganges, it is one of the famous temples with the main deity known by the name Vishwanatha or Vishvanatha.
6. Dwarkadheesh Temple Aarti, Dwarka
This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is part of the Char Dham (Badrinath, Rameswaram and Puri being the other three). It is said, that Lord Krishna’s grandson Vajranabha built this temple.
7. Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple Aarti, Ujjain
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams (which are the sacred abode of the almighty).
8. Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
This temple is situated on the banks of River Vaigai in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvathi (also referred to as Meenakshi).
9. Somnath Temple, Gujarat
The shiv linga here is one of the twelve Jyotilingams. It is said that at all these Jyotirlingas Lord Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light. This temple had been destroyed and rebuilt a couple of times and was most recently rebuilt in 1947.
10. Amarnath Temple
This shrine is situated in Jammu and Kashmir and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Surrounded by mountains, this temple is visited by thousands. The annual pilgrimage called Amarnath Yatra is taken by worshippers to pay homage to Bhole Nath.