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Rabjotji very good post...i am really impressed ..and i thank you for posting good articles ...
Some time back i was thinking on this issue when some things struck me
1) If we go through the ancient texts like Ramayan and Mahabharat there is no reference of idol worship or constructing temples Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=23378Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=23378
2) The only 'object' for worship which was temporary was a hand made Shivaling which we find reference in the Ramayan, when Shri Ramchanderji worships Shivji at Rameshwaram..that too gets washed off..there is no permanent 'image' made.
3) Festivals like Durga pooja and Ganesh Chaturthi have idols worshipped for a fixed period and then they need to be submerges ..which again indicates that there was no need for permanent idol worship..The moorat was initially to create spiritual emotions and by submerging the idol they had to pull out of the idol and concentrate on Akaal..The Formless..
4) All the temples made are of post Buddhist period..which means the architectural importance was post buddhist..
5)Vedas strongly approve of Formless worship...
i wouldnt like to repeat things said in the post of Guru Nanak reborn as Krishanji Maharaj..but if you wish you can certainly go through it Rabjotji..these are some thoughts which came to me ..i dont know how true ...Waheguru mere Malak alone knows
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