India Fire puja or Aarti in Varanasi

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Ilya Melnik

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It is important to dress modestly and respectfully while attending the ceremony, and to follow the instructions of the priests and local authorities. The fire puja in Varanasi is a beautiful and spiritual experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who witnesses it.

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Fire puja or Aarti is a Hindu religious ritual that is performed to worship deities by offering light and prayers. Varanasi, also known as Kashi, is one of the holiest cities in India and is famous for its ancient temples and religious rituals. The fire puja performed on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi is considered one of the most spectacular and popular religious events in India.

The fire puja takes place every evening at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi, which is one of the most prominent and ancient ghats (steps leading to the river) in the city. The ritual involves lighting lamps and candles and offering them to Lord Shiva and the river Ganges. The ceremony is performed by a group of priests who chant mantras and offer flowers, incense, and other offerings to the deities.

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