Most seekers who follow Bhaktiyoga (Path of devotion) for God-realisation begin their journey by worshipping a Deity. A temple at home is the basic requirement for pūjā (Ritualistic worship). Nowadays, the temple at home is designed as per convenience or as a showpiece without giving much thought to the scientific aspect in making it. In Spirituality, there are certain scientific aspects underlying every act being performed in a specific way. In fact, only when each ritual is performed in the specified meticulous way, can one derive maximum spiritual benefits from it. It is with this objective that this booklet provides details such as the direction in which the temple at home should be placed, its colour, shape, aesthetics and arrangement of Deity in it according to Spirituality.
This article analyses from the spiritual perspective, how and why by arranging the implements in a specific way before pūjā, we derive maximum benefit of the Divine Principle through pūjā. If a devotee understands the significance of the implements, then it will help him develop bhāv (Spiritual emotion) for them. When we perform pūjā with bhāv, the worship too will be charged with bhāv and we will benefit from the Principle of the Deity to a greater extent. Hence, the booklet includes the spiritual significance of the implements and their special features.
We pray unto the Holy feet of Shrī Guru – ‘Let all those who understand and put into practice the science elaborated in this booklet get maximum benefit of the God Principle.’ – Compilers
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Reference : Sanatan Sanstha’s Holy Text on ‘Temple at home and implements used in the worship of God’