“Blessing from the Trinity” - Durga, Kali and Saraswati, the three goddesses of India.
As day transitions to night, The Leela Palace New Delhi celebrates the onset of night with a traditional evening Aarti. The essence of the ceremony is that God offers us light throughout the day – the light of the sun, the light of life, and the light of blessings. Aarti is a time when we thank the almighty and offer back the light of our gratefulness, the light of our love, and the light of our devotion.
Ceremony of Light
To honour the transition of day to night, The Leela Palace New Delhi celebrates with a traditional evening Aarti. The essence is to express gratitude towards God who has bestowed light throughout the day, and during the ceremony we thank the Almighty for all of the love, light and devotion we receive every day.
The Aarti takes place in the inner courtyard of the Palace every evening, where the ‘Devi’ idol sits atop her throne. Ladies dressed in traditional sarees come together to perform the ceremony and help those who want to float candles and wish for their loved ones. The ritual is brought to an end with prasadam, an Indian drink from Jamavar, distributed to everyone at the end of the pooja.
This ‘ceremony of light’ resonates with essence of culture in India and fills the room with a wave of positivity and hope.
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