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Ganga aarti

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Puja aarti

Vivaha

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Why is fire used ceremonially?

Namkaran

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Namkaran

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  • A Hindu naming ceremony for new babies where a flame is used to bring blessings and protection from God.
  • The flame is very important and symbolises purity and the presence of God, welcoming the child into a life guided and watched over by higher powers.
  • The flame's light is believed to help remove darkness and unawareness, guiding the child towards wisdom and a blessed life.
  • The ceremony shows the community's hopes for the baby's bright and safe future.

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  • A Hindu naming ceremony for new babies where a flame is used to bring blessings and protection from God.
  • The flame is very important and symbolises purity and the presence of God, welcoming the child into a life guided and watched over by higher powers.
  • The flame's light is believed to help remove darkness and unawareness, guiding the child towards wisdom and a blessed life.
  • The ceremony shows the community's hopes for the baby's bright and safe future.

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Vivaha

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Puja Aarti

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  • Puja aarti is a holy ritual in Hindu worship where light from a flame is offered to one or more deities.
  • This ritual is a way to express devotion to the deity, accompanied by songs or chants praising the deity, clapping and the ringing of a bell or bells.
  • It means getting rid of darkness through true spiritual understanding and is considered the highest form of worship in Hindu tradition.

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Ganga aarti

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  • Ganga aarti is a devotional ceremony held on the banks of the River Ganges, involving the lighting and offering of lamps to the Goddess Ganga (goddess of the River Ganges).
  • The ritual includes prayers, songs and the waving of lamps, symbolising the purification of sins and the honouring honouring the river for its ability to help living things grow and stay healthy.
  • The ceremony is believed to show thanks to Goddess Ganga for the River Ganges and to cleanse the people taking part of bad things they may have done.

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In a Hindu wedding, the couple walks around a sacred fire seven times. Each circle stands for important promises like love, duty, respect and companionship, showing their strong bond.

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Some Hindus believe the god Agni watches these vows, blessing the couple with guidance. This tradition may be different depending on the area the family are from, but is always a way of showing the couple's commitment to each other and the universe.

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A Hindu wedding ceremony that celebrates the joining of two people and their families. It includes special rituals and promises to love, trust and respect each other.

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