What Determines The Particular Pose For A Deity

Krishna's Mercy

[Rama darbar]“Being the eternal servant of Lord Ramachandra, Hanumanji has been respectfully worshiped for many hundreds and thousands of years.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Madhya 8.300 Purport)

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Friend1:  They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  I am reminded of that saying every time I enter a Vishnu-related temple.

Friend2:  When seeing the deity?

Friend1:  After the moment of the grand unveiling.  The deity is not some cheap object to be treated as an artwork decoration.  It is the chief resident in the establishment, and it is honored in a timely manner.

Friend2:  With the proper respect shown.  To the less intelligent, it is merely a statue.  A collection of material elements meant for the purpose of remembering.

Friend1:  When in truth it is an authorized way for the Supreme Lord, the one who is nirguna, to manifest, to…

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