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Borrowed from Hindi आरती (ārtī), from Sanskrit आरात्रिक (ārātrika).

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aarti (plural aartis)

  1. (Hinduism) A particular Hindu prayer ritual, involving candles made from clarified butter.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 165:
      The kings of Mewar always visited the Brindabani Temple, did arati, touched the Blue One's feet, ate prasad, and distributed largesse amongst the subjects of Chittor on Janmashtami.

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