Shri Shankarachi Aarati is in Marathi. It describes God Shiva. It says that his throat is black because of the poison he drank at the time of Samudra manthan. He has three eyes which are filled with fire. He has held Ganga on his forehead. He is a very kind God; thus anybody manly Demons had taken advantage of his kindness and deceived him many times. His eyes are big. His wife is Goddess Paravati. His throat has become blue as Vibhuti is applied. Gods and demons together started Samudra manthan; from where poison came out and God Shiva drank it to save other Gods. God Shiva’s throat became blue as he drank the poison; hence he is being called as NilKantha.