Orient a Mandir (Temple)
direction should the statues face, in a temple, and do we have
to face east while praying?
is believed that statues should face the North or East.
However if you are going to pray and face the statues you
would have to sit in the South or West. That is the reason why
Pandits sit alongside the Murtis. My strong suggestion to you
is not to be superstitious. Make sure to place them in your
Shiva Lingam should face the North and Nandi could be inside
or outside the temple but facing the Shiva Lingam.
is said that :
kewal naam adhaara
Simar simar nar utarai paara'
means that in Kaliyuga one ought to only concentrate on
taking the Lord's name, and it is by means of remembering the
Lord that one would be able to cross the Ocean of Samsara (the
world and all its desires and attachments)
Reader's next question is:
which order should one place the statues?
feel that you should put your Ishta Devta or the one who you
pray to the most, or the one after whom the temple is going to
be called, in the center.
to place the Divine family together. Shivji, Ma Parvati and
Ganeshji. You could place Ganeshji in the center and next to
Ma Parvati, you could place Ma Durga or/and Ma Laxmi or/and Ma
Saraswati. Place Balaji next to Ma Laxmi and Krishna or/and
Vishnu or/and Sri Ram. Then you may place the rest as and how
you feel inspired.
he has asked:
flowers to offer to whom and which ones to avoid?
flowers have great energy, but it is believed that the Deities
have their favorites and maybe their allergies!!??
flowers are offered to the Matas. MaLaxmi loves the Lotus
flower. Krishna loves the peacock feather and He says in the
Geeta that whosoever offers him a flower or even a Tulsi leaf,
and hear comes the catch, with Love, He accepts. So no parsad
is complete unless a Tulsi leaf is added to it. However, I
have heard that Tulsi is restricted to Ganpati. He loves the
green grass or Durva instead. To Shivji, orange and white
flowers are offered and also the Bheel patras.
garland made of Tulsi is popularly placed on the necks of Sri
Ram and Seeta, Ma Radha and Shri Krishna, Balaji and also