Aarti is a Hindu ritual in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (clarified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities. It may be said to have descended from the Vedic concept of fire rituals, or homa. The word may also refer to the traditional Hindu devotional song that is sung in the ritual of the same name. Aarti is performed and sung to develop the highest love for God. "Aa" means towards, and "rati" means the higest love for God in Sanskrit. Until one attains the highest love for God, he/she should continue to do Aarti.