Aneka Koti Namaskaarams Swamy,
We have two idols made of wood at our home for Pooja, the Perumal and Thayaar in Adiyen’s profile picture.
Adiyen’s father is dooing Pooja since he was 5 years old and he is 63 now.
Thayaar’s one hand is slightly broken and Adiyen’s father advised to make new one. Adiyen suggested to make Thayaar from stone this time. Adiyen have below questions considering that both idols have been prayed for more than 58 years and are really living with us.
1. When Perumal idol is made of wood, can we have Thayaar idol made of stone? Perumal made of wood is actually 150 years old and is still fine even after every Friday Abishekams.
2. Agama Sastras prescribes the way to transfer the Sakthi to another idol in temples. What is the procedure to do this at home?
3. After installation of new idol, can Adiyen keep the old idol at home despite not doing any poojas to old one. Adiyen is sentimentally attached to present Thayaar.
We have a miniature of Tirupathi at home and all daily sevas right from Suprabhatam to Ekantaseva, annual Brahmotsavams etc are done as such in Tirumala and Tiruchanoor. Adiyen have to continue all those after Adiyen’s father and handover to next generation.
So, Adiyen is very concerned about doing a proper installation now.
Adiyen request Swamy to help Adiyen and Adiyen’s father with answers to above questions. Many people may face same situation with home idols and will surely help all.
Daasanu Daasan Srinivasan