Meaning:Light; Hindu ritual
Arti is a common name for Indian girls. Spelled in a variety of ways, including Arati, Aarati, Aarti, and Arathi, it’s popular for good reason. Derived from the Sanskrit word aratrika, it translates into “something that removes darkness”, implying “light.” While it was first employed as a Hindu ritual in which light, from a flame, is waved for the veneration of deities, arti can also be performed for elders, homes, or vehicles and is seen as an expression of love, respect, gratitude, and prayers. So naming your little one Arti not only helps keep your traditions and culture alive, but it may even live up to its meaning and guide them to safer shores.
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