Aarti is performed at Shiridi, the abode of Sai Baba, four times a day.
1. KAKAD AARTI (Early Morning, Timings: 4:30a.m to 5:00a.m )
2. BHOG AARTI (Afternoon, Timings: 12:00p.m to 12:30p.m)
3. DHOOP AARTI (Evening, Timings: 6:00p.m to 6:20p.m)
4. SHEJ AARTI (Night, Timings: 10:30p.m to 10:55p.m)
During the aarti, the various items offered to the Deity represent these elements:
the flower and the cloth represent earth,
the water represents the element water,
the ghee lamp represents fire,
the yak-tail fan represents air,
the sound of the conch and the bell represents ether,
the emotional involvement in the songs sung and the mantras chanted represent the mind,
the intellectual focus on the purpose of the aarti represents the intelligence,
the obeisances represent the ego and
the pujari represents the assembled worshipers.
When we prayerfully perform or reverentially observe the aarti, our head becomes illumined with Gods glory and our heart enlivened with Gods beauty. The items offered become transmuted into carriers of divine mercy or Prasad and thus we can receive divine energy from the
lamp with cupped hands passed over its flames and touched to the forehead,
sacred water by having it sprinkled on our bowed heads,
sanctified flowers by reverentially smelling their fragrance.
108 Namavali is also included in the app.
So lets tune in to the divine vibrations and sing the glory of Sai Baba while performing aarti.