Hindu Lamp Ceremony In Brooklyn Saturday.

The Aarti ceremony, a Hindu tradition for peace and harmony, varies from person to person but always has something to do with flames or light.  We found this brief explanation on Wikipedia that seems to summarize the tradition well. “The purpose of performing aarti is the waving of lighted wicks before the deities in a spirit of humility and gratitude, wherein faithful followers become immersed in God’s divine form.”

This Saturday, August 5th, at 4pm people will gather at Pebble Beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park to decorate and release palm leaf lamps for this event. If you’d like to join in or just watch check out their website for more information and a map of the meeting point.

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