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In Pictures: Evening Aarati in Pashupatinath


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2021 Nov 28, 7:13, Pashupati, Kathmandu

Pashupatinath is recognized as one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. Every evening, priests and devotees perform Aarati, one of the most important and intriguing Hindu rituals. Devotees gather to experience this ceremony, which is performed by three priests. 

Devotees lining up to observe Aarati ritual in Pashupati, Kathmandu. Photo: Prasan Gurugng/Nepalnews
Devotees lining up to observe Aarati ritual in Pashupati, Kathmandu. Photo: Prasan Gurugng/Nepalnews
A view of Pashupatinath in the evening. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
A view of Pashupatinath in the evening. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews

Priests follow the customs by lighting lamps and lanterns, ringing bells, playing classical instruments with a band, singing prayers in honour of god and chanting Vedic mantras.

These Aarati can also be a source of peace of mind in addition to their religious significance.

Aarati is performed after 6 pm every day.

Devotees lining up to observe Aarati puja at Pashupati, Kathmandu. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Devotees lining up to observe Aarati puja at Pashupati, Kathmandu. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Priest performing Aarati along with the devotees. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Priest performing Aarati along with the devotees. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Priest lighting oil lamp while performing Aarati at Pashupati, Kathmandu. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Priest lighting oil lamp while performing Aarati at Pashupati, Kathmandu. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Priests lighting Aarati Diya ( Oil lamp ) while performing Aarati at Pashupati, Kathmandu. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews
Priests lighting Aarati Diya ( Oil lamp ) while performing Aarati at Pashupati, Kathmandu. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews

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