I have heard that as the size of murti grows it attracts more divine power and requires more Pooja. Hence one should not keep a large murti at home but how about small metal one around 3-4 inch. Can I keep a small idol?

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    Related : hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/29789/15702
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Commented Jul 21, 2019 at 9:34
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    Please note that that a true devotee does not need an idol. This is for the lowest of devotees! The best devotee only needs his mind.
    – Wikash_
    Commented Jul 22, 2019 at 4:26
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    @wikash_ Thinking ourselves greater devotee than other is something called ego. The devotee who has ego of devotion, that devotee can never be called true devotee :)
    – Vishvam
    Commented Jul 22, 2019 at 5:23
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    @Rishabh I did not make this up. This is scriptually valid. There is a ranking.
    – Wikash_
    Commented Jul 22, 2019 at 15:50
  • @wikash_ Okay, got your point. Means, we should rely on our thoughts and imagination rather than physical objects to get more close to Lord. We should think about lord in our thoughts on daily basis. I hope I understand it right :)
    – Vishvam
    Commented Jul 23, 2019 at 4:18

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Rather than the size, please focus on the arrangement of deities. There is nothing wrong in keeping a large idol of Hanumanji if you have a big house!

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