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Discussion in 'Queries on Religion & Spirituality' started by Magee, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Magee

    Magee Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi Friends!

    I have bought Idol of Maa Lakshmi for Varalakshmi pooja...after that i am still keeping the idol in my pooja shelves only...can i keep it like that or should i wrap it in cloth and have to keep it in separate box, so that i can use it only for any pooja alone...Please suggest me
     
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    mathiravi Local Champion Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Magee,

    I have seen people worshipping with idols on a daily basis.. You will have to be very alert though to keep them in a safe area, so that you will not visit the room/ area on your spl days of the month.. From what i have heard, they say that idols of iyappan , shiv (simply to put single gods ) needed to be handled with lot of respet. Thats why most of the houses will not have iyappan, shivan photos also.. Otherwise it is good to have them in your pooja until handled properly.

    If you have a pillayar, make sure that you do small abhishekam every day and offer some neivedhyam.. ( little poha, kalkand, raisins, any fruits of your wish).

    I too have 2 brass annapurni idols in my daily pooja
     
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    Dear Magee Sister,

    :welcome to Spiritual Forum. Glad Maa brought you here..

    Goddess Lakshmi can be worshipped everyday and need not be under packing and taken out only on auspicious occasion, This is what I follow.

    May Maa and Baba bless your home in abundance and guide you always, Sairam
     
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    Magee Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Thank you Sai...for quick response
     
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    Magee Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi

    I too have brass annapoorani...we use to keep annapoorani idol along with other photo but got doubt with lakshmi idol ...Thanks for clearing my doubt and quick response
     
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    hi

    everyone will have their own tradition. you can better ask your mil what is the procedure. in my mom's house the idol of lakshmi to be kept inside the box after pooja.

    lakshmi
     
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    Hi magee,

    Also what is the height of your Laksmi idol? And what is the material used to make the idol? A general guideline is that idols which are to be kept in the home altar are advised to be lesser than 6 inches in height and also preferably not made by panchalogam or black granite like in temples.
    As matiravi has said, Usually elders advise that deities like Sivalinga are not advised to keep in the pooja room UNLESS one can do proper prayers like abishegam and proper poojas.
     
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    Magee Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi,

    It's just face of the lakshmi, we keep it for varalakshmi vrat...just a palm size idol.
     
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    dear op,
    any idol of our thumb size can be kept and worshipped on daily basis.annapoorni is always at thumb height only and kept inside a vessel(tumbler) preferrably copper filled with rice.
    coming to lakshmi idol me too having a big size terracotta one in my pooja room.other idols i worship only during navrathri for golu.
     
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    Radha, this time my fil bought a palm size annapoorani. he said thumb size is not that easily available at kasi.he checked many shops.

    i have a annapoorani who is a little bigger than thumb size given to me by my husband's guru.
     
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