Nature’s wonders with Shaantam
Ganga Aarti at Rishikesh is the divine ritual of worshipping Ganga as a life giver. In Rishikesh the two famed places where Ganga Aarti is performed in Parmarth Niketan and Triveni Ghat. The Ganga evening Arti starts at the time of sunset. Depending on the season, the timings can differ. The Ghats come alive with lamps and chanting of mantras. The whole experience is mystic as well as blissful.
Ganga Aarti usually starts with singing devotional songs and loud chants of spiritual music. A scared fire is lit to spread positivity and spirituality. The priests hold large lamps and offer prayer by singing praises for the holy river Ganga. The whole atmosphere becomes electric with spirituality with the sun dipping down the mighty and magnificent river Ganga. One can sit on the Ghat steps and soak all the positivity and divinity. You too can offer the aarti and float lit leaf diyas on the Ganga and become a part of all the spirituality around. It’s a sight to behold as leafed lamps float down the stream as divinity becomes the very air.
After sunset, the famous Ganga Maha Aarti takes place, which sees the whole stretch of Triveni Ghat come alive. The aarti is accompanied with chanting of bhajans, beating drums and ringing bells. People lit oil diyas, put them on flower-filled leaf boats and release in the holy waters of the river. These illuminated lamps in the gaht and on the river offer a magical sight that stays with you for long time to come.