Worship of Gods and Goddesses has been an integral part of Hindu rituals and customs. Hinduism is known for having multiple gods and goddesses who bless their devotees with various significant virtues and valor. The Hindu pantheon is composed of the three supreme gods- Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu and the three supreme Goddesses- Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati. These Gods and Goddesses along with their several avatars and minor regional deities ensure the balance on Earth and are those regularly worshiped to usher happiness, prosperity, riches, and stability into the lives of their true devotees.
Copper statues of Gods and Goddesses are placed by devotees in their homes and offices to introduce peace, stability, and prosperity into their personal spaces. In Hinduism, statues, sculptures, and portraits of Gods and Goddesses have been worshiped for quite a long time. They are a source of confidence, love, and companionship in the lives of their devotees. In each Hindu home, we will notice a little home altar area or mandir for the worship and love of the personal murtis. A murti is an epitome of a Hindu god in any structure which is generally a sculpture of the god or goddesses. The main rule to recollect while developing dir in the house is that there are no standards, just rules. A true devotee should dedicate a whole space to building the mandir; nonetheless, in the event that this isn't accessible, they can just pick a tranquil corner of a room somewhere in the house. As per the Vastu Shastra, the home altar room ought to generally be the northeastern most room in the home and the actual sanctum ought to be in the northeastern most corner of that room as this guides the progression of legitimate energy or chakra.
The principle devas or Gods found in any house altar, and in no way, shape or form is restricted to Ganesha, Parvati, Shiva, Vishnu, and Krishna. Families might choose only one divinity while others like to have a whole pantheon. Despite the number of gods living on the altar, there is generally one Ishta Deva (an undisputed top choice). This divinity's spot on the altar is the centermost seat and is generally the most intricate and prized. The murtis ought to be put on a table or in the mandir facing the devotee. In a perfect altar, the murtis ought to be put on a more modest stage on top of the table or inside the mandir; however, this isn't so important. Murtis ought to likewise be given some type of attire, flowers, incense, and different contributions consistently as the murtis are viewed as actual signs of god(s).
The back portion of the statue should not be visible to the devotee, it is advisable to ensure that only the front portion of a statue of Hindu Gods and Goddesses is visible to the devotee. Last but not the least, a true devotee should always reach out to the statues with utmost warmth and care; then only will they be blessed with happiness and abundance in their lives.
Q1. Which Hindu God’s statue is the most prosperous for a devotee’s home?
A copper statue of Lord Ganesha when kept in the correct direction in the house and regularly worshiped ushers prosperity and riches into a true devotee’s home, and ensures that all obstructions on their path is eliminated. The statue of Lord Ganesha in a sitting position, also known as lalitasana is considered by Vastu experts as the most favorable statue that a devotee can place in their home or office. Its calm demeanor ensures a tranquil climate at home.
What Size Idols Can Be Kept At Home?
According to Hindu ritual experts and Vastu
Shastras, the size of the idols of Hindu gods and
goddesses for the home Puja ghar should not be too large. A small size icon
is perfect to be placed in your space of worship and also makes it easy to
perform different rituals daily. Large idols are reserved for temples and holy
shrines and if you want a large god or goddess idol,
you can place them in other parts of your house.
In Which Direction the God Idols Should Be Kept?
God's idols are the representation of the divine on
earth, enlivened by their powers. In your Puja temple,
the idol of a god or goddess is to be placed facing the West so that you are
facing the East (Purva Disha) while worshipping. An idol should not be placed
in the North direction, otherwise, the worshiper will face the South (Dakshina)
which is considered to be the direction of Yamaraja (god of Death).
Where to Place Maha Meru and How to Use It?
Maha Meru is another name for the potent Yantra
(device) of Lalita Tripurasundari, the divine form of Devi
Parvati, the symbolic counterpart to the Shiva Lingam. The Maha Meru or Sri
Yantra is the supreme Yantra in Hindu Tantra. It
is to be placed in the northeast corner on a Friday, after purifying it with
the prescribed rituals and chanting Sri Yantra Mantra 108 times. After the
offering of adulation, place the Maha Meru on a red cloth. On each Friday,
offer flowers, dhoop (incense), and Deepa (ritual lamp).
For everyday Darshana of the Maha Meru which brings auspiciousness and
spiritual lushness in your life, you can pay your respects to the Sri
Yantra on the rest of the days of the week.
Q5. Why did they make copper statues?
Copper (ताम्र or ताम्बा) is one
of the most widely used metals in making Indian statues. The
preference given to this material is because it is easy to work with, gives a
distinctive dark shine, and can resist corrosion for longer periods. The
artisans can give it desired forms without worrying about breaking it which
makes it their favorite and devotees (for religious idols) and collectors are
attracted by its longevity.
Q6. How heavy is a copper Statue?
A copper statue can
weigh anywhere between more than 30 tonnes (the Statue of Liberty)
to several grams. The malleability, resistance, and appearance of copper make
it a chosen material for statues of different sizes. Exotic India Art has
copper statues weighing from 50 grams to 50 kilograms in its collection, all of
which add spirituality and aesthetic quality to your space.
Q7. What is copper art called?
art or statues made from copper are known as “Taamra Kala” (ताम्र कला) or simply murti (मूर्ति) or idol.
do we use Panchalogam?
Panchaloha (Sanskrit: पञ्चलोह;), also called Pañcadhātu
(five metals) is a term for traditional five-metal alloys of sacred
Copper, Iron, and Brass,
used for making Hindu temple murti and jewelry. It is widely believed, Wearing
jewelry made of Panchaloha / Panchdhatu brings balance in life,
self-confidence, good health, fortune, prosperity, and peace of mind. Since
Panchdhatu strengthens the bearer Prana Shakti, it's highly recommended for
The idol made with
Panchaloha absorbs all the energy from the bell sound, Camphor heat, and
vibrates the positive energy within the chamber for a certain duration of time.
When you do the circumambulation at this point, you tend to absorb all these
positive vibrations once your five senses are activated.
place is famous for brass idols?
Kumbakonam is a famous
city for Brass idols,
located in Thanjavur
District, Tamil Nadu (India). It is a temple town, and they celebrate a huge
festival every year that attracts people from many countries. Ancient
sculptures have importance in temples. Here one can buy god and goddess idols,
and handicrafts of Brass & other metals top of the choice.
God Shiva and
with lingam statues are very unique and lovable. In Kumbakonam, brass and bronze idols have
a big welcome. Brass god and goddess idol showrooms are located in every nook
and corner of Kumbakonam. There are also experts and suppliers located in
Idols, and Sculptures
all are famous in Kumbakonam. Panchaloha divine crafts are carved differently.
There are still some specialized workers on
panchalogam, and it follows family tradition and is kept a secret within the
Q10. Can we worship copper idols at home?
are many types of materials used to make God’s idols or
deities such as metal, stone, wood, or marble.
Deities made of any of these materials can be worshiped after the
Prana-Pratishtha ceremony. Out of many metals, only a few are used to make
statues. Copper is one of them. It is a soft and malleable metal which makes it
easy to work with and manipulate to any desired form or shape. Its brilliant
golden luster gives the idols a beautiful appearance.
Q11. What is brass?
is a yellow-colored metal made from copper and zinc. It is used especially for
making ornaments and musical instruments. Brass is a great conductor of heat
and is corrosion-resistant, especially to galvanic seawater corrosion. It casts
well, is reasonably durable and attractive, and even possesses some
antimicrobial qualities thanks to its high copper content. Brass sheet metal is
used in electrical applications where steel and aluminum are poor choices.
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