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We have Idols of Vishnu, Sridevi and Bhudevi of metal, dating back to many generations. We would like to gold plate the Idols. After they are gold plated what are we supposed to do so that the Idols can regain the Energy? If prana prathishta will help, how to do it?

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    Who said to you that gold plating causes lose to the prana of the murty? BTW, pranapratishta is only to be done to a murthy if you are sure that it's going to be worshiped with vedic rigor and is not just kept for ornamental purposes. – Vineet Menon Jun 16 '16 at 6:47
  • @VineetMenon, it's not question of whether gold or copper plating. anytime, a pratishta devata's tirumeni is modified with ulokas (metal combinations), it has to be accompanied with vedic rituals. so the answer is 'yes - gold (or any other metal) will cause loss of prana if not accompanied with vedas' – ram Sep 8 '18 at 5:50

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