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Who is your Ishta Devata (Favourite form of God to worship)?

Discussion in 'Hinduism DIR' started by SeRe, Jun 9, 2021.

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  1. Ganesha

    42.9%
  2. Devi Parvati

    28.6%
  3. Lord Shiva

    42.9%
  4. Lord Kartikeya

    14.3%
  5. Lord Vishnu

    14.3%
  6. Goddess Lakshmi

    14.3%
  7. Goddess Saraswati

    14.3%
  8. Lord Hanuman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Lord Dattatreya

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Others (please specify in comments)

    14.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Advaita Vedantin
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    I can tell that photography is forbidden there given the lack of hits when I Googled "Chidambaram Nataraja." But that's a consistent depiction that came up in the search.
     
  2. Vinayaka

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    Generally the curtain is drawn on the left side, and they only open it on very special occasions. If you're a puja sponsor, you get to stand down and to the left (her left) of Shakti. That entire platform is about 4 feet higher than ground level. Puja sponsors get a quick 3 second peak at the ether lingam. I have a friend from here in Edmonton, who lives about a half mile away from there. He is the only Indian person I know returned to India to live. Of course it was nice to have such a handy guide. I spent one full morning there.
     
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