Arati

Arati a Hindu ceremony designed to avert the effect of evil glances, consists in placing upon a plate of copper a lamp made of paste of rice flour; and when it: has been supplied with oil and lighted, the women take hold of the plate with. both hands, and, raising it as high as the head of the person for whom the ceremony is performed, describe a number of circles in the air with the plate and the burning lamp.

 
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