Wooden deity throne with rich traditional Kashmiri hand carving by Indian craftsmen.The bottom part has an openable container which can hold incense sticks, kumkum and other puja items.The Altar set comprises of throne and Ganesha Lakshmi idols in brass.
The tradition of placing deity idols and sacred objects on the throne signifies our gratitude for the blessings the deity has bestowed on us. When a deity idol is placed on the throne, the devotees sit at the lower level on the ground, preferably on a Kusha Mat, thus ready to receive blessings.
Lord Ganesha is the embodiment of OM,The primordial sound and symbol of God. The eldest son of Lord Shiva and his wife Goddess Parvati (also known as Shakti) is known by many names: Vinayaka,Vignesh, Ganapathy and Pillayar.He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education,knowledge,wisdom and wealth.
Ganesha is given dominion over the Ganas, which is a general term denoting all classes of beings, ranging from insects, animals and humans to the subtle and celestial beings.These various beings all contribute to the government of the Creation;everything from natural forces like storms and earthquakes,to the elemental qualities like fire and water,to functioning of the body's organs and processes.If we don't honor the Ganas,then our every action is a form of thievery,as it is unsanctioned.Therefore,instead of propitiating each Gana in order to receive their blessings, we bow to their Lord,Sri Ganesha.By receiving His grace,we receive the grace of all.He removes any potential obstacles and enables our endeavors to succeed.
The one who is exquisitely beautiful she is Goddess Mahalakshmi.Goddess Mahalakshmi is therefore truly the Goddess of wealth.Lakshmi also means compassion.
Goddess Mahalakshmi appeared during the churning of the ocean,seated on a Lotus flower.This pleased the Devas to such an extent that they started reciting the Sri Suktham,a powerful hymn in favour of Goddess Lakshmi.All the Gandharvas bowed their head in obeisance to the Goddess.The Apsaras danced merrily to welcome Goddess Mahalakshmi.All the sacred rivers led by the holy Ganges surrounded Goddess Mahalakshmi so that she could bathe in their water.Eight elephants surrounded the Goddess with golden kalashes in their trunks and performed her abhishekam.The enamoured ocean king offered the Goddess a Lotus that would never wilt.The divine architect Vishwakarma appeared within no time anointing the Goddess with gold ornaments. Even as the Devas were watching the events with rapt attention,Goddess Mahalakshmi entered the heart of Lord Sriman Narayanamurthy.The Devas chorused on witnessing the splendid event.Both Lord Narayana and Goddess Lakshmi presented themselves before the Devas in all their glory.
Free Items with this Altar set:
1. Sandalwood Attar to offer to deities.
2. Incense for daily prayer.
3. Sandal paste for deity.
4. Altar cloth.
Dimensions for Ganesha: 4.5 inches (H) x 2 inches (W) X 2.65 inches (L)
Weight: 770 grams
Dimensions for Laxmi: 4.5 inches (H) x 2 inches (W) x 2.3 inches (L)
Weight: 695 grams
Outside Dimensions: 8.5 inches (H) x 9.8 inches (L) x 7.5 inches (W)
Inside Dimensions: 5.6 inches (H) x 9 inches (L) x 6.75 inches (W)
Weight: 1.44 kgs
Total weight of set: 2.9 kgs