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It is not right to place idols of God as a showpiece, because God is worthy of worship rather than a decorative item, says Acharya Praveen Chauhan. In ancient times, we used to have simple idols made of wet clay of Gods and Goddesses. But as time passed, we started using colours in these clay sculptures. As a result, the magnificence of the idols of gods and goddesses enhanced.
Today, instead of those clay-coloured idols of God, idols of gods in the form of plastic, POP, metal, silver, gold, glass, photos, and calendars, etc. are being available in the markets.
Such sculptures are more luminous, beautiful, artistic, grand, and durable than those ordinary sculptures made of clay. At present, most of the people have seen that people put idols, photos and calendars of gods and goddesses in their house, shop and office in any place and any direction, where spinning them is not appropriate.
The name of God is considered to be a symbol of positive and constructive energy and just as everything has a limit, similarly positive energy also has a limit. It is not right to place idols of God in your home, office, etc. as a showpiece, because God is worthy of worship rather than a decorative item. A man should also follow his power, purity, and dignity completely.
Today, we get the idols of gods and goddesses on many occasions. In such a situation, we keep them at any place in our home and office. Apart from all these, most of the matrimonial invitation cards now have a small plastic statue of Lord Shri Ganesh, we remove these plastic statues from the invitation letter and place it anywhere at our house, and we do not even realise that is this the right place or not?
According to Vastu Shastra, idols, photos, calendars, etc. of Gods and Goddesses should not be applied mainly in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lawn, etc. These idols, photos, calendars should be installed only at the place of worship of home and office.
At the same time, idols of God larger than 6 inches should not be installed in the place of worship of the house. Also, in any way, a broken (idol/image) or torn photo of God should not be installed in the home or office. Statues and photos should not be kept crooked at any place, as well as full care should be taken of the dignity of the idols.
It is considered very inauspicious to keep idols of some deities in the house. These mainly include idols of Shani dev, Bhairav dev, Rahu-Ketu, Nataraja.
An idol of gods and goddesses made of metal, plastic, glass, silver, and gold is not a showpiece, but a symbol of positive and constructive energy. This is the reason that we should follow their power, purity, and dignity completely by keeping this energy symbol in the right place.