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(1) Honoring a person or God by waving a lamp in an elliptic circle - the
top of the circle being under the nostrils or the eyes (of the person or god), burning an incense, and
offering flowers, fruits, sweets, Tulasee or Bilva leaves, and water in front of that person or
God's idol with reciting or not reciting a hymn. How to do Aaratee? There are certain rules to
How to do Aaratee? There are certain rules to do Aaratee.
platter should be waved in a full circle in front of the Deity?
platter should be waved in a clockwise direction in front of the Deity?
A. The Aaratee platter should not be waved above the head of the Deity, but should be moved from the Anahat to the Adnya Chakra of the Deity. Due to the influence of the Rajo Gunee frequencies emanating from the Aaratee, friction develops with the Sattwa particles in the serene frequencies related to the unmanifest Divine principle (emitted from the head of the Deity). As a result, they can disintegrate before being transmitted. That is why the Aaratee platter should not be waved above the head of the Deity. Thus, the high-speed frequencies emitted from the Adnya chakra and which are related to the attributes of the Deity get complemented by the Rajo Gunee frequencies emanating from the lamp of the Aaratee. This enables them to be transmitted effectively in the environment forming a protective armor around the worshippers and destroying the Rajo and Tamo Gun in the environment.
[From - Sanaatan's Publication - "How to Offer an Aaratee". Currently the hard copy of this book is available in: English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Oriya, Telugu]
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 09/26/11