For Hindus, worship is a significant part of daily life. Worship expresses devotion and love to the gods and goddesses. Hindus believe they have atman, a soul, which connects all living things to Brahman. Devotion to the gods and goddesses, known as bhakti, is a way of connecting with Ultimate Reality. Daily worship is often done at a shrine at home, and sometimes at the mandir.
What is arati?
Arati is the Hindu ceremony in which a person receives a blessing by warming their hands over a candle lamp and then over their face.