Exalting the lord through prayer and adornment is a principle means to obtain lasting peace, success, and contentment. We are simply products of the eternal lord’s whims and at best our future is entangled at his beckon. A major part of the world believes in the supreme existence of God, though their comprehension of the divine being is expressed in different forms and figures. History and tradition have from the beginning corroborated that this is indeed a phenomenon that existed with every culture, region and race. Whether it is during war or peace time, whether for the general well being of the society or for anything else, kings and commoners alike have demonstrated their distinct faith in god persistently, even in the face of cataclysms and catastrophes.
While many folks practiced visiting temples of faith regularly, some of the devout who had a greater sense of devotion and spirituality brought forth the idea of having a mandir at home, on a belief that their living areas will be continuously blessed by god, with fortune bestowed abundantly on them. Thus was incepted a culture which grew explosively, and the highly religious set to get creative in crafting these mandirs. They competed against one another innovatively using various materials such as stone, metal and wood. The regality and the rich used to ornately decorate the lord in mandirs of gold and sometimes silver, while the laymen chose wood and brass. However as time progressed, the practice of using wooden mandirs became quite popular and almost every Hindu household sported a puja mandir of wood.
One of our most exquisite pieces of art, this overwhelming home temple is simply par excellence. The fine finish of this wonderous puja cabinet gives it an accentuated look of splendid grace. This supernally created mandir is crafted to house three deities, with the central deity being flanked by the lesser deities. The cabinet is structured on a four footed rectangular pedestal which is bordered all around with a finely engraved moulding. Over this rises the chief platform which is surrounded by a parapet of accurately positioned railing with gate posts equidistantly stationed at the front. The balustrade continues on the opposite sides till the rear of the structure. They then pause from their continuance by a twin pair of columns which rise to support the roof. The backdrop of the chamber sports elegantly engraved rosettes on the either side while the central space for the chief numen hosts a larger flowery mural.
The roof is adorned with the principal sikhara flanked by twin sub finials. Before the chief shikara a pediment is placed within a structural arch with a gently carved railing running along. Circumambulating the roof are the lesser ball type finials which salute the pinnacle. The border of the roof is a delicate filigree design which runs all around the edge of the roof. This magnificent piece of historical Indian temple art is a sculptural masterpiece to adorn your most loved deities.Top