Mangalarati, Mangala-arati, Maṅgalāratī, Maṅgalārati: 2 definitions


Mangalarati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Mangalarati in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Maṅgalārati (मङ्गलारति) refers to a type of Vaishnava ritual as explained in the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship).—Before starting, sit on an āsana and perform ācamana. While ringing the bell, offer flowers (puṣpāñjali) at the feet of each deity [first to śrī guru, then Śrī Gaurāṅga and then Śrī rādhā-kṛṣṇa] with the mantra “eṣa puṣpāñjaliḥ” and the respective mūla-mantra. then offer each article. [offer first to Śrī gaurāṅga and Śrī rādhā-kṛṣṇa, and then the guru-paramparā. If Tulasī-devī is on the altar, one may offer the article to her also, before offering to the guru-paramparā.] Then offer the next article.

After completing the maṅgalaārati, come out of the deity room and blow the conch three times, each for a long time [and then wash it before bringing it back into the deity room].

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mangalarati in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

maṅgaḷāratī (मंगळारती).—f The ceremony of waving (as around the head of the idol, at the close of dēvapūjā) of a platter containing a burning lamp: also the platter and lamp so waved. Ex. maga ujaḷōni maṃ0 || vōvāḷilā rukmiṇīpati ||.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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