Aarti is an extremely auspicious ceremony. The waving of the flames before the Lord's Murti enables us to focus our attention, in turn, on every part of God's divine form.
In Maninagar Temple , and in several other main Temples in India , five aartis are performed throughout the day. In temples such as those in the UK , Kenya and USA , two aartis are performed - mangla and sandhya.
Not only does aarti help to focus our vision on the Lord but it also enables us to remove our pains and accept the divine bliss of the Lord. At the end of an aarti, we push the flame towards the Lord. This pushes our pains to God's Murti where they are destroyed. We then pull the flame towards us, which enables us to accept the diving bliss from God's Murti. These are the sentiments with which we should perform every aarti ceremony.