Varanasi: Evening Aarti
Price: USD 80 (Minimum) per group up to 2 persons. Extra person will be charged @ USD 15/person.
Exclusion: Food & Drink
Schedule: Begins 30 minutes before sunset for 3 hrs.
Aarti, also spelled arathi, is a Hindu ritual, in which light is offered to one or more deities. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered.
Hindus in India worship the river Ganges as goddess. Every evening in Varanasi, aarti is performed at the Dashashwamedh ghat. We can watch it from the ghat or from the waterside in a boat. It is a beautiful, resonant, and majestic spectacle with a very precise choreography involving rituals performed by several priests with the sound of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras. The river is also worshiped with flower petals.