From the East, House of Light,
may wisdom dawn in us
so we may see all things in clarity.
From the North, House of Night,
may wisdom ripen in us
so we may know all from within.
From the West, House of Transformation,
may wisdom be transformed into right action,
so we may do what must be done.
From the South, House of the Eternal Sun,
may right action reap the harvest
so we may enjoy the fruits of planetary being.
From Above, House of Heaven,
may star people and ancestors be with us now.
From Below, House of Earth,
may the heartbeat of her crystal core
bless us with harmonies to end all war.
From the Center, Galactic Source,
which is everywhere at once,
may everything be known as the light of mutual love.
Evening ceremony called Gange Aarti. Five priests start aarti by burning incense, lighting oil fires in brass lamps, and chanting mantras. This ritual performance is called Agni Pooja in which a commitment is made to Shiva. When the ceremony concludes everyone lights camphor candles set in a dish made of leaves with bright colored flowers, says a prayer for loved ones, and sends it into the holy river with their spiritual thoughts. #ilovetotravel#india#varanasi#gangeaarti#divination#namaste#ॐ#नमःशिवाय