“…Om jaya Jagadiśa hare
Swāmi jaya Jagadiśa hare
Bhakta jano ke sankaṭa
Dāsa jano ke sankaṭa
Kśaṇa men dūra kare
Om jaya Jagadiśa hare…”
“…Oh Lord of the whole Universe
Mighty Lord of the whole Universe
All Thy devotees’ agonies
All Thy devotees’ sorrows
Instantly Thou banisheth
Oh Lord of the whole Universe…”
(Part 1 from “Om Jai Jagdish Hare”, the most popular of the Hindu aartis)
This is a picture of one of the students from the Sanskrit University who are performing the daily Ganga Aarti at Dasaswamedh ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).
After a few years they will become Hindu priests and they will be sent anywhere in the world.