Most of the places of worship in India are pretty old and artistic and some of them still attract thousands of devotees and tourists. Each one of them speaks volumes about the aesthetic sense of our ancestors who could picture Gods and Goddesses of their choice in their minds and reproduce them on the walls and pillars of these holy places.And, the devotees who visit these places of worship get a clear idea about the importance of each and every idol they worshipped.
The importance of all these idols of Gods and Goddesses lies in the fact that a devotee, whether he is a learned person or illiterate can see the invisible almighty in the idols they worship.
Though the basic principle of our ancient scholars is that the almighty is colorless and shapeless, they knew that it is very difficult for an ordinary man/ women to imagine such a being and so, the ancient scholars gave colour to the colourless and shape to the shapeless eternal power. You are at liberty to worship any God or Goddesses of your choice.
Apart from art and architecture, the devine atmosphere was created by songs and dances dedicated to deities. And, there were no gender discriminations! All these devine qualities have been passed on to the successive generations…