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Hindu God Statues - What do they mean to Hindus?

Nov 30th 2015 at 4:25 AM

The fundamental religion of India is Hinduism. The religion is as powerful as the Indian culture with numerous deities as its base. There are few sacred scriptures that claim that there are more than 300 million hindu gods and goddesses. Hindus are all over the work and worship various forms of Gods through Hindu Gods Statues or murtis by chanting prayers and performing pujas.

The statues of Shiva, Kali Maa, Ganesha, Radha Krishna, Hanuman, Ram Sita etc.have a very important place in every Hindu home. One can find beautiful figures from the religious shops that sell statues and place them in their living space and worship everyday.

Lord Ganesha - The remover of obstacles : Lord Ganesha is supposed to be the remover of all obstacles or Vighnaharta. Hence, all Hindus begin their auspicious ceremonies by offering prayers to him. It is a belief that with his blessing evil spirits can be drawn off and keep everything harmonious and safe. The wooden ganesh statue of any form, shape or design can be kept at home. Some of the designs are leaf pattern, sitting posture, stone studded etc.

Lord Shiva - The Mahadev - Mahadev means Great God is also a popular Hindu deity. He is considered as the Supreme God and is one of the five main gods. It is believed that he is the transformer of the earth. He is the first yogi in the world who lived and meditated on Mount Kailash. His statues illustrate a Yogi who has snake around his neck and also a third eye on the forehead. The linga or lingam of Lord Shiva is also worshipped in the country.

Lord Krishna - The avatar of God Vishnu - Several Hindu communities worship Lord Krishna. His statues come in numerous forms such as Laddu Gopal, Bal Krishna, Radhe-Krishna etc. Most of the statues of Lord Krishna are in shades of blue to depict his dark skin color. The statue of Radha-Krishna expresses the eternal love story that will always be an important part of Hindu Indian culture.

Lord Rama - The Maryada Purushottam - Lord Rama is considered as the most perfect human. He is the Lord and virtue and the journey of his life is supposed to the a great example of Dharma. According to Hindu Scriptures, Lord Rama was the King of Ayodhya and the severn avtar of Lord Vishnu. The statues of Rama with Sita and Laxman are worshipped together and are known as the perfect combination of love, brotherhood, devotion and duty.

While these are a few Hindu deities, there are several more of them. Nowadays one can order these statues online anywhere in the world and make their home auspicious by these statutes. With the option of online shopping, anyone can order the statues and pictures of Hindu Gods from the convenience of their home. Hindu God Statues are considered as auspicious gifts too. So if there is a special occasion such as gruhapravesh, wedding etc. and if you don’t know what you should gift, then you can never go wrong by deciding to gift statues of Hindu deities.

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