Looking for something affordable yet divine for gifting in an upcoming auspicious occasion? Unique Hindu Idols as gifts in artistic styles are ideal as an all occasion gift, be it corporate or a wedding gift.
Radha Krishna Idols
The tale of Radha and Krishna is considered as one of the most beautiful stories of love in purest form. According to the epics and myths, Radha is said to be the incarnation of Devi Lakshmi and Krishna is the incarnation of Vishnu. Hence, it can be said that the story of Radha-Krishna is all about the love between the God and the Goddess in the human forms. Maybe this is the reason why most of the people prefer buying Radha-Krishna idols for gifting the newlywed couples.
These Hindu idols are divine and there is a lot of romance present around the story of Radha Krishna. Hence making it a fitting gift for newlywed couples and wedding anniversary. Besides being a divine item, you can also find lots of romance present in the tale. Therefore makes it perfect for weddings. The name Radha Krishna means “cannot be broken into two.” The love of Radha Krishna was so strong that they became one.
Gifting Radha Krishna Idol
Radha Krishna statues are available in a wide range of materials. Usually made of metal, they can be covered in precious stones such as corals and turquoise. Stone and wood are also other popular materials for making Radha Krishna statues. If you are going to give Radha Krishna statues for the wedding anniversary of a friend. Find one that is appropriate for the year. For example, the 5th year together as a couple is a wood anniversary, so you could gift a wooden Radha Krishna statue?
Most statues of the love couple depict Lord Krishna playing the flute while Radha is standing and has one palm risen up. A sitting version of the couple is also available and has a more romantic pose. You can find the couple surrounded or incorporated with spirit animals, such as cobras, peacocks, and cows. Make sure to keep in mind the preference or style of the couple you are gifting.
Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati Idol
The divine couple of Shiv Parvati represents eternal love and devotion to each other. You can see this eternal love and devotion in puranas.
In one story, Devi Parvathi was chanting the name of Lord Shiva for years to win over his heart. In another story, Shiva and Parvathi incarnated as ‘Kirata couple’ to test Arjuna. They never parted, although there were difficult times in their marriage.
Lord Vishnu and Devi Lakshmi
Devi Lakshmi was always alongside Lord Vishnu even in His incarnations- as Sita Devi with Lord Shri Ram and as Rukmini with Lord Krishna. A popular idol is one in which Lord Vishnu is seen in Ananthasayana posture with Devi Lakshmi sitting beside him. Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi symbolises togetherness and prosperity so similar to the Shiva Parvathi idol, idol of Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi Devi together is also ideal gift for newlywed couples.
Everyone seems to be a devotee of Lord Ganesh, especially before doing something important in his or her life. It could be starting a new business, buying a new car, attending an interview or writing an exam. Lord Ganesha is an inevitable part in everyone’s prayers.
Giving Ganesha idols during marriage ceremonies have become very common. As Lord Ganesha is considered to be the Lord of wealth and prosperity and to wish the couple luck for their married life ahead. However, some may believe that it is not apt for occasions like marriage. If you will ask any elder in your family, they may tell you to abstain from giving these idols to newly wedded couple.
In Hindu tradition, a bride is considered as Goddess Lakshmi. It is also believed that Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi always accompany each other. It is believed that if the bride’s family gifts Lord Ganesha’s painting or idol to the bride then it will lose its economic prosperity. Well, these are the beliefs of our elders whether you believe in this ideology or not, is entirely up to you.
Other occasions to Gift Hindu God Idols
You can gift Lord Ganesh idol to someone celebrating their birthday to wish a great year ahead. Even on housewarming ceremonies. It is a new start for the new house owner and by gifting Ganesh idols. You are wishing them an auspicious stay at the house. If you are facing some hard times in your life, not able to finish anything you started, try self-gifting Ganesh idols. It might change your luck upside-down.
These idols make a great gift on many other occasions. These idols are good gifts on occasions like Janmashtami celebrations. Also other festivals like Holi. The recipient can use these idols for home décor or use it in the pooja room to offer prayers.