Teak Wood Pooja Mandir
In early history, it is believed that a part of the Aryan Race from central Asia migrated through the mountains and settled near the river Sindhu, which was later called the Indus. The Persians used to refer to the Sindhu as Hindu and addressed the Aryan settlers as Hindus. Hindu is therefore a corrupted form of Sindhu. As these Aryans spread across the plains of river Ganges, the Persians gave the name Hindustan to the districts between Punjab and Banaras. It is however historically researched that Aryans were originally the inhabitants of India and weren’t from without. The classical names for India were the Bharata Khanda, Aryavarta (abode of the Aryans), or the Jambu-Dweepa. When the Greeks before Christ conquered a greater part of the territory they called our country Indu. Even ancient Greek, Roman and Anglo Saxon texts used to refer to us as the Land of Indes. After the Persian nomenclature, the words Hindu, Hindustan and Hinduism, became popular. Some of the most respected traits such as Wisdom, Devotion, Piety, Self Realisation, Renunciation, Satya, Ahimsa, Religious Tolerance, Nobility, Generosity and Philosophy are all preached by the Hindu dharma.
The most important place in a home or work place is the place earmarked for God among Hindus, and a Puja Mandir used to host the figure of God is thus a central instrument in the expression of our faith. This adorable mandir is simply awesome in its appeal and certain to entice the spirit of the lord right into your home. Made of solid teakwood and stood on a base, supported by rounded feet, the pedestal is bordered by a wooden filigree moulding all around. The puja draw is located right on the top of this base and the top surface of this draw acts as the puja mandapa. The draw fitted with a comfortable knob is abutted with an etched four leaved design on either side. Atop the draw at the entrance porch, two elephants affronted on the opposite sides herald the deity in salutation. The structure is open on all sides and the image of the deity could be placed right in the centre of the mandapa. The four robust pillars lovingly carved, raise the roof to hover it as an umbrella over the seat of the lord.
The roof is a pyramidal structure of a typical nagara style temple, flat based with a short circular finial sitting on the pinnacle. The first level of the roof is bordered by an elegantly carved moulding that runs across the length of the roof, while at the entrance porch, rich engravings point downwards to give the façade an imperial look. A richly engraved pediment rises from the base of the roof to end just below the shikaram of the structure and aside at each level the shortened sub shikaras jut a little vertically. Typically the figure of goddess Lakshmi can be installed here or interchangeably your favoured deity. This Pooja mandir is one of our popular designs and goes a long way in providing a beautiful abode for the lord.Top