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Melissa Lee Sisk

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Aarti || Marigold floral art print

Image of Aarti || Marigold floral art print

An aarti is an Indian devotional ritual that uses fire as an offering. Aarti is derived from the Sanskrit word आरात्रिक (ArAtrika) which means something that removes rātrī, or darkness.

During the festival of Ganga Aarti, a small diya with a candle, flowers, incense, and other offerings, is placed in the Ganges River as an offering to the Goddess Ganga (Maa Ganga). Every part of the offering carries a significance: water (liquidity), candle (heat), flower (solidity), and incense (intelligence). All aspects of material creation are symbolically offered to the Goddess. As the ritual completes, in exchange, devotees receive purification and her blessing.

This illustration was created as part of a 30-day art challenge, and each print is linked with a song. For this print, it's “Around U” by MUNA. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt1ayYj_qcE)

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// Description:
- Hand drawn with Copic Markers.
- Frames in photos are not included in the purchase.

// Size:
- 6 x 6” (15.24 x 15.24 cm)

// Process:
- Printed on heavyweight archival matte paper (230g) with a soft feel.
- The illustration is sent flat in a protected rigid envelope to make sure it arrives to you in perfect conditions.
- Please allow 3-5 days of processing time before shipping. If you absolutely need an item shipped quicker than that, please message to see if I can accommodate you!

// Additional notes:
- I do take custom orders for other floral, fruit, or vegetable designs. Please contact me for additional details!