ÄratiÂ is a devotional service offered to one's chosen form of God. The service is performed at Gaá¹esh Temple and HanumÄn Temple twice daily.Â
During the ceremony a light is waved around the deity in a figureÂ Om. The light symbolizes knowledge, which the deity posesses. A bell is rung throughoutÂ Ärati; its sound representsÂ nÄda. Water, a symbol of divine nectar, is offered to wash the deity's feet; it is also offered to the deity to drink. At the end, songs honoring the deity are sung.