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Do's and Don'ts While Placing Hindu God Statues at Home and Office

Do's and Don'ts While Placing Hindu God Statues at Home and Office

When you are bringing a divine Hindu God sculpture to your home or office, it is imperative to understand that you are bringing different sorts of energies along with it. Hindu God statues are not landscape decor set-pieces, rather a beacon of powerful spiritual energy deep rooted within centuries old Sanatana practices.

That is the reason why, it is imperative to conduct the prana pratishta of the murti as per the ritualistic customs to reap the blessings out of the divine power that the idol is representing. However, if the bearer of the statue does not take care of the actions that are prohibitory according to the customs of Sanatan worshiping, then it could have an adverse impact on his or her life.

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But first and foremost, allow us to throw some light upon the correct direction in which you ought to place certain Hindu God idols -

  • Let us start with the Trimurti or the three supreme deities of the Sanatana sect. Lord Brahma, lord Vishnu or Narayan statue and lord Shiva statue should be placed east facing the west. The same goes to the sculpture of lord Surya.
  • The idols that you can keep facing north shall include lord Kuber statue, lord Ganesha statue and goddess Durga statue.
  • The statue of lord Hanuman ji should be placed facing the south direction.
  • If you are planning to keep goddess Saraswati stone statue, goddess Lakshmi stone statue, and lord Ganpati stone statue altogether, then the best way to do so would be in the following order. The idol of goddess Saraswati on the right-hand side of the idol of goddess Lakshmi and the idol of lord Ganesha on the left-hand side of the goddess Lakshmi.

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  • If you wish to keep a Shivling inside your house, then it is advisable to keep that of very small size. If possible, create a small temple for the same. The Shivling should always be placed in the northern part of the house.

Never install the statues of gods and goddesses made from cheap decor import material and it should never be hollow from inside. Perhaps, best choice would be natural stone Hindu God sculptures that are naturally robust, heavy and surely not hollow.

The Do's and Don'ts that you are required to take care of -

  • You should never keep the mandir or the idol under a staircase. North-East is regarded as the best direction to keep a temple at home.
  • The mandir or the Hindu God idol should never be placed near or adjacent to a lavatory, bathroom or laundry room. While praying, keep your face towards east or north direction.

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  • Never place two idols facing each other. If you own a multi-storey premises, then according to Vastu the ground floor is the best location to make the temple or for the placement of the idols.
  • If you are dedicating a puja room to the deities, never make it a multi-purpose room. If you have made a special temple for the deities, then according to Vaastu its doors and windows should open in the north or east direction.
  • Never keep the photos of the dead people inside the temple or the puja room.
  • If you have natural stone idols that are broken, chipped or lost their texture color, then it is strongly recommended not to keep them inside your premises. Either place them respectfully under a tree outside your vicinity or do their proper visarjan (immersion) in a clean body of water.

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  • Never make the temple or keep the idols inside your bedroom. While chanting the prayers, it is recommended to use a chowki, mat or carpet to maintain the sanctity.
  • Never keep the idols on the floor. They should always be at a certain height from the ground. Preferably at the eye level or above the eye level. You can always use a console table or a natural stone pedestal to increase the height to a certain extent from the ground.
  • Never cover the face of the gods or goddesses with flowers or garlands.

Having basic understanding of the Sanatana customs and principles before doing prana pratishta of the Hindu God sculpture is pivotal. But finding a reliable manufacturer and exporter of Hindu God statues with 100% pure natural stone composition is equally important.

Get in touch with a good natural stone product brand and ensure your spiritual and divine quest to be worthwhile.