Idol worshipping is quite prominent in
Hinduism. Statues of Gods and Goddesses in their human and divine form
are a must for any Indian family. Every house has a small idol of
different Gods in their worship area; larger idols are also used for
decorative purpose in rooms, gardens and patios.
The idol of Nataraj-A form of Lord Shiva is one of the most popular
Hindu stone idols. Other sought after idols are that of Lord Ganesha,
Lord Krishna, Goddess Durga and Saraswati. It is believed that these
idols bring luck, wisdom and success. It is said, installing Lord
Ganesha's idol at the entrance of home or office helps to remove all
Hindu stone idols are available in antique and contemporary look.
They are sometimes given an abstract form for decoration purpose.
Large stone idols are expensive and act as an object of art. Marble
and sandstone are preferred for big idols while soapstone is used for
medium and large sized idols. Granite and limestone are other choices
for manufacturing and designing beautiful idols.