Indian civilization is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. When we turn back to the pages of the history we get to know about Vedic civilization that invented the language of science of living, spirituality, culture, art, music, and dance. From the point of preserving these ideas Vedic’s documented them in texts, scripts, Veda’s, Upanishad’s and Grantha’s. These scripts have described art of living from every angle to keep the society healthy and wealthy. By practicing these principles, our ancestors managed to attain one pointedness of mind and purity of heart. With this technique, the society has a goal to achieve and became successful in living a healthy lifestyle.
When we started studying these scripts to understand the secret of our ancestor’s healthy lifestyle, we came to know that these are the amazing and huge source of knowledge and inventions made during those days. Out of this huge source of knowledge, we got impressed with the reason for which our ancestors performed Yajna and worshiping gods. Experts define Yajna in below mentioned way for purifying our eco system.
” Ecology relates to the interrelationship between living and their environment. Our survival and well-being depend on sound ecological relationships, or a balance between matter and spirit. If matter is polluted, it adversely affects nature or spirit. Maintaining harmony between the two is therefore indispensable. It is this principle that led the ancient rishis to study the scientific aspects of yajna.
The entire process of a yajna, consisting of mantra chanting, lighting the sacrificial fire and offering havi to the gods in the form of ghee, vanaspati (materials from plants and trees) and other objects, purifies the environment significantly. In fact, yajnas have been successfully performed even in modern times to induce rainfall, to check the spread of epidemics, and so on.
Yajna is verily a process of give and take. Offerings are made to gods and they bestow blessings in turn. This is how the cosmic balance and order is maintained. Underlying all of this is the unity between all forms of creation and their essential relationship with the One or supreme soul, realized through the process of yajna. This relationship between the parts and the whole is interpreted as a spiritual relationship, best described by the Upanishads as:
Poornat poornamudachyate from full, the full is taken, the full has come.
It is through the realization and application of this principle in yajna, through a scientific method, that its benefits are reaped. There is rainfall, the air is free from pollution, nature is replete with resources to provide nourishment to all forms of life, and human beings experience peace, prosperity and plenty.”
When Yajnas can purify our surroundings then why we are worshiping to statues? Experts opinion is
“The statue is the focal point to whom you can surrender all your joys and sorrows. It relieves the subconscious mind of its burdens. You take them out of your mind and transfer them to the statue. It is like the other self. But at the same time it represents a higher power, an infinite cosmic source. By focusing the mind on the statue, the consciousness is sublimated, just as we use a ladder to climb up high. The purpose is to expand the consciousness. You may see it as your guru, friend, mother, father or lover- one or all of these. The relationship is an inner dialogue between friend and friend, father and son, self and self.”
With this expert opinion we came to know about the importance of ancient engineering and its practice in day to day life. Being said the importance of statues; the statues should also be made of stones or of special metals as per the shilpa shastra. Shilpa shastra also describes the parameters involved in making of these statues, utensils used in yajnas, type of metals used in making these items and Vedics explain about way of offering prayer to these statues to live healthy life style on daily basis.
However over the duration of time due to heavy industrialization, changing government policies and changing need of individual’s has converted most of us in to labors. More over due to personal commitments towards family and lack of time, most of the individuals have stopped following these best practices and ended up with disturbed life style with short life span. Also due to cost of living and personal commitments, no one was able to purchase these and thus got attracted towards low cost unhealthy metals and plastic items. This has made manufacturers to stop manufacturing these special items used during those days due to lack of skilled labour and cost of manufacturing. Thus we slowly lost our ancient knowledge and made a huge impact in our life style.
Hence inspired from ancient Indian Veda’s, purana’s, holy Grantha’s, Upanishad’s, temples, god’s, rituals, prayers and Yajnas, we have made a sincere attempt to bring back those olden days in our present day life style to live a healthy spiritual life for better tomorrow and also to pass this knowledge of science to our next generation through The Ancient Beauty e-commerce web site. Using this web site we will be sharing the importance of offering prayers to different god’s and will also be presenting the statue’s, utensils made of special metals used for worshiping gods. Those who believe in such practices can make use of these tips and items in their rituals. We will also be sharing some of the decorative items to make your living space more divine as well as attractive on day to day basis. Along with this we will be sharing some tips to make interior of your new home to look more beautiful by giving ancient look using these decorative items.
In general majority of the people are offering prayers to God of talent and sense of humor Ganesha, Goddess of knowledge Saraswati and Goddess of wealth Mahalakshmi in their prayer room. Hence you will find many Ganesha statue’s, Saraswati statue’s (Veenapani statue’s) and Mahalakshmi statue’s in our portal for instant purchase. Apart from this we have Vishnu statues in different poses, Shiva lingam’s, Elephant statue’s, other Hindu god statue’s and Hindu goddess statues’s readily available for instant purchase and are all ready to ship to your door step.
As most of the statues are made of precious metal’s, stones and wooden materials, you can get Ganesha statue’s, Saraswati statue’s (Veenapani statue’s), Mahalakshmi statue’s ,Vishnu statues, Shiva lingam’s, Elephant statue’s, other Hindu god statue’s and Hindu goddess statues’s readily available for instant purchase in all these metals and materials in our web site. As most of the metallic statues are made of Brass, Bronze, we have even made an attempt to stock Brass idols, Bronze idols in our portal for the convenience of our customers. Apart from metallic idols we have Stone statues, wooden statues, Rajasthani Marble statues readily available for door delivery.
Apart from type of materials used in making these statues, they are also available in different styles according to the region. Like south Indian artesians have their own style of making statues and north Indians have their own. Accordingly we have made an attempt to get statue’s from all regions across the India in one portal and you can find South Indian statues from extreme south region of India, pink and granite Stone statues from both east, south region of India, Marble statues from west side of India and brass statues from northern region of India.
Hindu god statue’s and Hindu goddess statues’s are also available in white Makrana marble stone. Apart from divine statues, we have Traditional Rajasthani lady, Dancing lady statue, Apsara statue’s available in all materials for interior decoration.
Along with statues and idols, we also believe in every wall should have a story and accordingly we have introduced paintings, wall hangouts available in different materials. we have Pata chitra, Palm leaf engraving from east region, Canvas paintings and other Handicraft items collected from other regions of India in our portal.
There are few rituals which requires customized statues and paintings or customized handicrafts according to individuals choice and we are more than happy to get these Customized statues and handicraft at your door step.
There are few individuals who are also interested in Replica statues which are replica of the statues which they found on towers of old temples, religious places during their travel. We are also more than happy to make Replica statues meeting your specifications and are committed to deliver them at your door step and in time.
Using The Ancient Beauty we have made an attempt to include most of the items required for your rituals and interiors at one place. However due to lack of knowledge or due to not getting exposure to your culture, if we have missed something then do let us know by using our customized ordering page and sincerely we will make an attempt to deliver your dream at your door step.