Om Jay Jagdish Hare
In a Hindu household, dusk and dawn hold special significance as far as prayer is concerned. It is during this transition (from dawn to morning and dusk to evening) that negativity needs to be burnt and righteousness welcomed.
Traditionally the ‘Aarti’ is performed during the morning and evening in a Hindu household.
The Aarti consists of a small flame that burns on a wick, is placed on a plate and rotated round the Deity.
The ritual of the Aarti makes the light of the flame dispel darkness. The incense that is burnt gives out fragrance, a bell is rung and hands are clapped while one sings the Aarti. If you ask a Feng-Shui expert, he or she will confirm that all the above is very good to ward of the evil eye!
The ‘Aarti’ reminds us of the greatness of the Lord, because the flame that we rotate is symbolic of the Cosmos (Sun, Moon, Stars) revolving around the Almighty paying obeisance to Him.
Om Jaya Jagadeesha harey Swaami Jaya
Salutation to Thee, O Lord of the universe,
Jo Dhyaavey Phala Paavey Dukha Vinasey
Thou rewardest Thy devotees, who singest Thy
praise, by removing their mental afflictions.
Maat Pitaa Tum Merey Sharana Gahoon kiski
Thou art my Mother and Father, whose refuge I
Tuma Purana Paramaatmaa Tuma Antaryaami
Thou art Complete and Perfect! There is nothing
hidden from Thee!
Tuma Karunaa Ke Saagar Tuma Paalana
Thou art an Ocean of Compassion, Thou art the
Protector of all,
Tum Ho Ek Agochara Sabkey Praanapati
Thou art the One, the Real Essence, the Life of
Deena Bandhu Dukha Harataa Thaakur Tum
merey Swaami Rakshaka tum Mere
Thou art the Succour of the oppressed, and the
Remover of pain and sorrow.
Vishaya Vikaar Mitaao Paap Haro Devaa
Help me to get rid of my imperfections and
Tan Man sab tera, sab kuchh hai tera,
All that I possess belongs to Thee,