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Tuesday 16 August 2011

Carved Statues of Indian Gods and Goddesses

Carved statues of Indian Gods and Goddesses have become a great objet d’art to place in your home in order to decorate it, and give it a feeling of warmth and wellness. Thanks to the spotlight that eastern cultures bask in now, many people around the world, irrespective of their religion recognize the different Gods and Goddesses of India and understand the significance of placing statues of different deities in the residence.

Some of the known Gods in Hindu Mythology are Lord Ganesh, Lord Krishna, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati. Placing statues of these deities are very common in Indian households and you will find one of these Gods or Goddesses in almost every Hindu home. These idols are either placed as art or even prayed to everyday by the worshippers.

With number of options depicting different forms of the almighty, and his expressions, you can choose an idol based on your beliefs and also one that goes well with your home decor. You can choose from a wide variety of statues like Shreenathji, Parshvanath, Ram, Jalaram, Saibaba, and Ganesh with Devi Parvati. All these artifacts are religious by nature but they don’t make your home feel overtly spiritual. Your place of residence is an extension of your personality and if you take pride in your culture and beliefs, this could be a way of showcasing that to the world.

Hindu mythology states that the three supreme Gods. They are, Lord Bhramha – the creator of the universe, Lord Vishnu who is the Protector or the Preserver of the universe, and Lord Shiva who is the Destroyer. Hindus around the world worship different avatars of Gods and Goddesses and this choice depends largely on family beliefs, communities and traditions. Some of the most worshipped Goddesses in Hinduism are Lakshmi – the deity of wealth and prosperity, Saraswati – the Goddess of knowledge, Parvati – the mother of Lord Ganesh, Durga – an aggressive avatar of Goddess Durga, and Kali who is considered the eternal energy Goddess.

Hinduism is a complex and multifaceted religion, and all the Indian Gods and Goddesses are respected and prayed to with enormous zeal and enthusiasm, thus for Hindus such idols mean more than just artifacts to decorate the home. But, with people across the world becoming more aware of other religions and cultures, these carved statues can now be spotted at the trendiest restaurants, lounges, buildings and art lovers’ houses, thanks to their beautifully intricate work.

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