Diwali is the festival of lights, celebrated with grandeur and parties but let's not forget what it is truly about. Dig beneath the facade of sparklers and sweets and you'll find the true meaning of Diwali deep within. It is one of great religious significance with good winning over evil and light over darkness. Beyond the glitz of Diwali, the worship is the most important aspect of the festival and definitely mustn't be forgotten in the midst of the bustle. That's why prayers and rituals play a very important part of the festive week and are revered with great sanctity.
As part of the puja, idols or murtis find a prime place. Not only are they given a centre seat in puja rooms, they also add a touch of prayerful ambiance to a house. Idols of Goddess Laxmi and Ganesha are often spotted in homes which add a certain reverence to a room. Such murtis of Gods and Goddesses aren't only a wonderful addition for Diwali, they are also a thoughtful gifting option which will be treasured greatly.
Idols available today are a vast lot. They are made of numerous materials and come in so many different poses. Previously, you may have needed to visit a store to purchase the right murti for you but not anymore. Today, you don't need to do that. The Amazon Great Indian Festival 2019 Sale is in town until the 25th of October and whatever idol you are looking for, you're bound to find at great prices. There are so many to select from that you'll be spoiled for choice. What will seal the deal for you will be the wonderful prices they are at so take a look at these tips before you select the one you're looking for.
This festival of lights, here are a few tips to purchase the right Laxmi or Ganesha idol for your home.
Find the right posture for you. Ganesh idols are available in different postures from sitting and standing to reclining and dancing so choose depending on the ambiance you desire to add it into.
Pick the right material. Make a note of the material used to make the idol. According to Vastu, each has its own significance so pick from silver, wood, copper, clay or brass for its benefits like success, prosperity and joy.
Choose from the characteristics. Ganesha is worshiped in various forms from the young Bala Ganesha to commanding Vira Ganesha to dancing Nritya Ganesha. Make your choice based on the traits of each of his forms.
Think of the person. Especially if you're gifting an idol for Diwali, keep the personality of the individual in mind and what you'd like your idol to symbolise for their home for it to be truly cherished.
We've picked 8 idols for you this festive season
The Krishna Gallery Laxmi Mata Marble Statue is 4-inches tall and made of marble which is brightly painted over.
The Collectible India Goddess Lakshmi Statue is a 9-inch tall, hand carved solid brass statue with inlay work in blue and pink tones.
The Kartique Lord Panchmukhi Ganesha Idol is a 4.5-inch tall brass idol with five heads made for the entrance of a home to bring good luck and success.
The Sacred Blessings Ganesha Idol is a 15-cm gold toned embellished idol of Ganesha playing the flute.
The Kartique Ganesha Bhagwan Idol is a 4.5-inch tall brass idol of Ganesha with inlay work by artisans of India.
The Collectible India Reading Ganesha is a handmade brass idol that is 5.5 inches in height of Ganesha sitting in a rocking chair and reading.
The Rudradivine Lord Laxmi And Vishnu Idols are a joint piece of Lord Laxmi and Vishnu made of alloy.
The Collectible India Lord Laxmi Statue is a handmade bronze idol of a standing Goddess Laxmi that is 8-inches tall with intricately carved details.
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Make this Diwali a spiritual one with these picks.