Arti

Arti is a very popular ritual. It is is the waving of lamps before the image seven times. The word Arti is derived from Sanskrit "aratrika" literally what is done during night, although it can be done during the day as well. There are many arti verses that are very popular. Here is one by the poet Dyanat Rai (1676-1726) who is famous for his many lyrical compositions.
ih vidhi ma.ngal aaratii kiijai,
pa.nch param pad bhaj sukh liijai ..

pahalii aaratii shrii jinaraajaa
bhavadadhi paar utaar jihaajaa .

duusarii aaraatii siddhan kerii
sumaran karat miTe bhavapherii.

tiijii aaratii sur munindaa
janam maraN dukh duur kari.ndaa.

chauthii aaratii shrii uvajhaayaa
darshan dekhat paap palaayaa.

paa.nchamii aaratii saadhu tihaarii
kumati vinaashan shiv adhikaarii.

chhaTThii gyaarah pratimaadhaarii
shraavak vando.n aana.ndakaarii.

saatavii aaratii shrii jinavaaNii
dyaanat surag mukati sukhadaanii.

Translation:

Do the auspicious arti in this manner,
joyously pray to the five Great Padas,
First arti for Lord Jina,
who like a ship carries us across the ocean of births,
Second arti for the Siddhas,
remembering whom, the cycle of births is broken,
Third for the Acharyas,
who save us from the pains of births and death,
The fourth arti is for the Upadhyayas,
seeing whom sins flee,
Fifth arti is for the Sadhus,
who destroy bad thoughts,
The sixth arti is for Shravakas with high vratas,
who we salute with joy,
The seventh arti is for the scriptures,
says Dyanat, that give us heaven and liberation.

Yashwant