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Old 07-10-2007, 04:28 AM
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Default To isabela_sor: Sandhya Aarti

Hi Isabela,
Since you wanted to know about this ceremony, it is known as Sandhya Aarti or Evening Worship of Goddess Ganga on the banks of the river in Varanasi. It is a truly spectacular event. The actual ceremony starts at 7 pm but people start arriving at the ghats as early as 5 pm. Dasaswamedh Ghat becomes a hub of activity, with people sitting and waiting for the aarti, buying flowers and other things from nearby shops or performing pooja. Floating candles, flowers are released into the river. The daily event involves a group of young priests choreographing to the chantings, holding the lamps. This is an elaborate ceremony involving lots of fire and incense.
Hope this helps. Probably someday, you would come down to India and find out for yourself what all this is about:)
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:08 AM
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Thank you very much for this detailed answer,dear Sabya
For sure,I will come there and maybe we will meet
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