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What is the significance of the ghata-sthapana in the worship of the hindu Gods? I have never seen ghatas in temples of Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu. It is seen primarily in the worship of the Goddess in any form.

Can anyone provide the scriptural reason and reference?

  • ghat sthapana do mean kalasa sthapana then its done in every hindu temple, pooja and pooja is not complete without kalasa pooja if you meant some thing as ghata then I don't know – Prasanna R Mar 29 at 11:49
  • You mean same kalasa with coconut.. and prana prathistapana is done to kalasa.. all pooja (Satyanarayana pooja, mahalakshmi vrata pooja) all are done.. you call it ghata we call it kalasa. .coconut signifies presence thrimurthi and symbolize jiva so thrimuthi presence is required for any pooja – Prasanna R Mar 29 at 12:02
  • Kalasa is installed permanently in the temple altar that is what we call as kumbaabhesikam – Prasanna R Mar 29 at 12:07
  • in our madhva pooja vidhana kalasa and prana prathistapana is required but not every pooja requires coconut so they have kalasa with water all the mantras invoking the prana prathistapana is done to the kalasa without coconut and abhisheka is performed to presiding diety after pooja to kalasha – Prasanna R Mar 29 at 12:20
  • if you mean ghata as kalasa then its required for pooja.. but not coconut as must.. – Prasanna R Mar 29 at 12:27

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