Ceremonial Rituals

“Blessing from 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.

The Aarti is performed every evening just before sunset to the Devi that sits gloriously atop her throne in the inner courtyard of the palace. Ladies clad elegantly in unique sarees especially for the puja, come together with along with others to perform the Aarti and assist the guests to float candles around as they make a wish. The ritual concludes with a special Indian drink – prasadam from Jamavar. This prasadam is in keeping with the tradition of an offering  to the almighty that is then distributed to all devotees in various cultures throughout India.

This beautiful ‘ceremony of light’ not only resonates with the essence of the country but is also a powerful ritual of expressing gratitude and uplifts the spirit with hope and positivity.

Ceremonial Rituals