Aarti, ãrti, arathi, or ãrati is a Hindu ritual in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities. It may be said to have descended from the Vedic concept of fire rituals, or homa. The word may also refer to the traditional Hindu devotional song that is sung in the ritual of the same name. Aarti is performed and sung to develop the highest love for God. "Aa" means towards, and "rati" means the higest love for God in Sanskrit. Until one attains the highest love for God, he/she should continue to do Aarti. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aarti"
A bhajan or kirtan is a Hindu devotional song, often but not necessarily of ancient origin. Great importance is attributed to the singing of bhajans within the Bhakti movement. It is also one of the pillars of Sikhism and in that context refers to the singing of the Sacred Hymns from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, or "SGGS". The Sikhs place huge value on this type of singing and a Sikh is duty bound to listen to and/or sing Guru-Kirtan as frequently as possible. In Surat Shabd Yoga, bhajan means listening to the inner sounds of the Shabd or the Shabd Master. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bhajan"
Bilawal is the basic thaat ( musical mode) in Hindustani classical music. It is equivalent to the Western Ionian mode (C major scale) and contains the notes S R G m P D N S' (see the article on swara for an explanation of these abbreviations). The flatting or sharping of pitches always occurs with reference to the interval pattern in Bilawal thaat. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bilawal"
Dhrupad is the oldest surviving genre of classical singing in India. Its name, from dhruva-pada, seems to mean "the eternal verse", and its foremost characteristics are a somber, dignified, devotional mood, its very slow tempo and slow melodic development. Like all Indian classical music, dhrupad is modal, with a single melodic line and no harmonic parts. The modes are called raga, and each raga is a complicated framework of melodic rules. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dhrupad"
Om Jay Jagadish Hare is the most popular of the Hindu prayers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jai Jagdish Hare"
Suprabhatam, literally an auspicious dawn, is a name given to Sanskrit hymns recited in the morning to awaken the Lord. ...more on Wikipedia about "Suprabhatam"
The term Vedic chant refers to recitation of hymns of the Vedas, the most ancient scriptures of India, and the basis of the many Hindu traditions. Chanting of these hymns has continued for at least last three millennia and is believed to the oldest such religious tradition. Before the introduction of printed texts, the Vedas were passed from one generation to the next only by the oral tradition, which necessitated chanting and memorizing of these hymns. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vedic chant"
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