Lord Hanuman in standing pose with mace in one hand and mount Dronagiri in the other.
According to Ramayana epic,when Lakshmana was severely wounded during the battle against Ravana, Hanuman was sent to fetch the Sanjivani,a powerful life-restoring herb,from Dronagiri mountain in the Himalayas,to revive him.Ravana realises that if Lakshmana dies,a distraught Rama would probably give up,and so he dispatches the sorcerer Kalanemi to intercept Hanuman.Kalanemi,in the guise of a sage, deceives Hanuman,but Hanuman uncovers his plot with the help of an apsara, whom he rescues from her accursed state as a crocodile.
Ravana, upon learning that Kalanemi has been slain by Hanuman, summons Surya to rise before its appointed time because the physician Sushena had said that Lakshmana would perish if untreated by daybreak.Hanuman realizes the danger,however,and,becoming many times his normal size,detains the Sun God to prevent the break of day.He then resumes his search for the precious herb,but, when he finds himself unable to identify which herb it is,he lifts the entire mountain and delivers it to the battlefield in Lanka.Sushena then identifies and administers the herb,and Lakshmana is saved.Rama embraces Hanuman,declaring him as dear to him as his own brother. Hanuman releases Surya from his grip,and asks forgiveness,as the Sun was also his Guru.
Design: Made in heavy shining brass.
Brass is well known for its grasping capacity.It grasps the divine spirit upto 30%, when compared to other metals.The spiritual vibrations are attracted towards these shining idols easily.
Dimensions: 6 inches (H) x 2 inches (W) x 2.75 inches (L) approx
Weight: 1.1 kgs
Importance of Idol worship: Idols are not the idle fancies of sculptors, but shining channels through which the heart of the devotee is attracted to and flows towards God.Though the image is worshipped,the devotee feels the presence of the Lord in it and pours out his devotion unto it. Regular worship,Puja and other modes of demonstrating our inner feeling of recognition of Divinity in the idol unveils the Divinity latent in it.This is truly a wonder and a miracle.The picture comes to life.The idol speaks.It will answer your questions and solve your problems.The God in you has the power to awaken the latent Divinity in the idol.The lives of Mirabai,Sant Tukaram,Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Shri Yogananda are a few instances to prove the point. They proved beyond doubt that idol worship has its own brighter side and through simple faith and intense devotion one can realize God through it.
Idols are the "finite representation of the Infinite". As per Vishnu Samhita (ch 29, v 55-7),persuasively endorses the use of imagery (idols) and puts it:"Without a form how can God be mediated upon? If (He is) without any form, where will the mind fix itself? When there is nothing for the mind to attach itself to,it will slip away from meditation or will glide into a state of slumber.Therefore the wise will meditate on some form, remembering, however, that the form is a superimposition and not a reality."