Now the Puja can be
completed with an aarati. is recommended.
If ashtothhara is to be
chanted then the aarati follows that. After the aarati is complete,
take it around so that the devotees can receive the blessing by
reverentially cupping their hands downwards and receiving the warmth
of the flame and touching their eyes with the cupped hands inwards.
The prasaad can now be distributed and enjoyed after the shanti
Om sahanaa vavatu
maa vid vishaa vahai
om shaanthih, shaanthih,
May Brahman protect us
may we dine together
let us work together
with great energy
let us illumine together
let us live in harmony
peace, peace, peace!