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 Shiva Parivar idol 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.
In the divine family of Lord Shiva, there are four members, namely, Lord Shiva, his consort Goddess Parvati, and their son Lord Ganesha (Vinayaka), and Katikeya.
Lord Shiva represents the aspect of the Supreme Being (Brahman of the Upanishads) that continuously dissolves to recreate in the cyclic process of creation, preservation, dissolution and recreation of the universe. Lord Shiva is the Lord of mercy and compassion. He protects devotees from evil forces such as lust, greed, and anger. He grants boons, bestows grace and awakens wisdom in His devotees.
Parvati is the the consort of Shiva. Parvati is known as the motherly form of Mother Goddess Gauri Jagadamba, Parvati is another form of Shakti, the wife of Shiva and the gentle aspect of Maha Devi. Parvati symbolises many different virtues esteemed by Hindu tradition: fertility, marital felicity, devotion to the spouse, asceticism, and power. Parvati represents the householder ideal in the perennial tension in Hinduism in the household ideal and the ascetic ideal.
Ganesha is believed to be born from sandal wood paste from Goddess Parvati's body. He has an elephant head, big belly and long ears. Ganesha, who represents the earthbound awareness, as a shield to protect the divine secret from unripe minds. Ganesha is considered the master of intellect and wisdom, remover of obstacles and destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride.
By worshipping the combined energies of Lord Shiva , Parvati, Ganesha and Kartikeya one attains all round prosperity, progress, success, good health, courage and gets freedom from all sorts of sins, diseases, obstacles, fear, sorrow.
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 of idol: 4.5 inches (H) x 4 inches (L) x 2.75 inches (W)
Weight: 890 gms
Outside Dimensions: 6.75 inches (H ) x 7.5 inches (L) x 7.25 inches (W)
Inside Dimensions: 3.75 inches (H) x 6.5 inches (L) x 6.6 inches (W)
Weight: 900 gms
Total weight of the set: 1.8 kgs