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Volume - VIII
Preface Prayer
The path of devotion Uddalaka's advice to svetaketu
The Asramas Image Worship
Yogaasanas Ayurveda
Mathematics in India Warfare in Ancient India
Aurobindo Ghose 1857 Warof Indian Independence
Birth of congress GopalKrishna Gokhale
Quit India Movement Rabindranath Tagore
Major Sections
Culture Course
Volume-I Volume-II

Volume-III

Volume-IV

Volume-V

Volume-VI

Volume-VII

Volume-VIII

Volume-IX

Volume-X

IMAGE WORSHIP

The mantras used in these rituals infuse the images with spiritual power.

The moveable type of idols is cast in metals, particularly in Pancha-loha. Five different metals like copper, tin etc. are melted together in a given proportion and poured over a mould of mud or wax. Afterwards the resulting image is polished to get perfect forms. These moveable idols are taken out in procession on important occasions like festivals.

Our ancients knew the art of casting solid or hollow idols long before other countries.

Symbols play an important part in the making of idols. In fact idols are often identified by the symbols.

For instance, the conch and discus distinguish God Vishnu

Image Worship
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