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Mūrti

Mūrti (Skt., ‘embodiment’). In Hinduism, the embodied form of the infinite deity, the Indian way of bringing the all-pervasive divine into particular focus and concentration (see ICONOGRAPHY (HINDUISM)). The making of a divine image is controlled by extremely detailed rules, but remains inert until it is consecrated through the installation ceremony of pratiṣthāpana. Mūrti-pūjā is of great importance, not just in the temple, but also in the home.

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