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Do scriptures allow to worship idol/photo of an acharya/guru?

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yes, they do.

Sri Krishna in Gita:

देवद्विजगुरुप्राज्ञपूजनं शौचमार्जवम्।

ब्रह्मचर्यमहिंसा च शारीरं तप उच्यते।।17.14।।

So He mentions Gurupuja as one essential part of tapasya.

Sweta-ashwatara-Upanishad says(6/23)

Guru and deity should be respected equally.

Gurugita says:

Dhyanamulam gurormurth (Sri Sri Guru-Mahimamrita, ie The meditation of image of Guru is the highest meditation.

Mundamalatantra says

Gurupujaam vina devi ishtapujam karoti yah/mantrasya tasya tejamshi vairabhah harate swayam.

Rudrayamaltantra says

Gurupujaam vina naatha kotipunyam vrith vyayam.

All of our scriptures make Gurupuja essential before every worship for initiated people.

Reference: Sri Sri Guru-Mahimamrita, Omkarnath Rachanavali,vol 9, page 1-199, THE ENTIRE BOOK IS ON GLORY OF GURU)

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