I saw this "Portable Alters" and had to buy it. It adds to the visualization and can be used as a portable alter. However, I find it quite fragile for constant use. Be careful at first while popping this popup. The alters include: Laksbmi Shiva Nataraja Durga Ganesha
They could make a few more editions for the other left out deities.
Now it makes a great coffee table centerpiece. For those planning on a tad more depth as using this as a focal point, the descriptions are excessively brief and I suggest that the user also read "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism."
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Exceptional travel altar.7 janvier 2008
Par Gauri-Pahari Das - Publié sur Amazon.com
It is sometimes very difficult to take all your altar supplies with you while traveling. To some of us, it is extrmely important to have an altar for daily pooja. If we cannot be at home, we must aquire several tiny statues, bowls, cloth, etc. This is a phenomenal invention! Who would have thought? The Siva Nataraja is my personal diety also Lakshmi, and this is so wonderful to have with me in my bookbag at all times.I am able to do mantra without coming home so I can go to the park after yoga class!Great for the worshipper/enthusiast on the go, or lovely artwork for anyone to just enjoy. I highly recommend this and would urge you to get one before they go out of print, as so many of the stand up (Mandala Publishing) altars do. Om Sri Ganshaaya Namah! 1 million stars!-- Review by: Chizzle Mang's wife: Shishya Gauri-Pahari Sitaya Das
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Easy and inspirational31 mars 2010
Par Laura Smith - Publié sur Amazon.com
The simple structure of the pop up makes it as easy as one-two-three to set up your altar for meditation. Though I am not hindu, I do find meditating to the hindu dieties to enhance my purposeful meditations. Perhaps it is because I find them beautiful. The only thing that would've made this better is an accompanying CD for the Mantras. Though each of the 4 dieties have the mantra pronounciation writen underneath their mantra, it would've still been helpful- especially since I have been unable to find a couple of these mantras anywhere else. I have only been able to come across other variations of them. A nice mantra CD with each chanted 108 times (or at least 54 times) to go with this altar would've been ideal for me.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Must have for all desi parents9 décembre 2008
Par V. Pahuja - Publié sur Amazon.com
The book has awesome altars of Lakshmi, Shiva Durga and Ganapati. It is a must have for any hindu parent living outside of India to help theie kids get familiar with such altars which are common if you are India but not so easy to find if you are living outside of India.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Travels with you anywhere2 janvier 2010
Par Socosmic - Publié sur Amazon.com
I have lived in alot of countries and currently in Guadalajara, Mexico. I carry this Hindu altar with me everywhere I go. It's size makes it extremely portable. The pop-ups are extremely affecting. The more I carry it, the more it means to me to have it. Everyone who sees it wants it and I have given many as gifts. Recommended highly to anyone who wants to enhance their meditations with divine images (of course you have to put in the work), memory triggers of past experiences, and life. Coupled with incense you're on the way.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Pop Art magic5 février 2010
Par P.Buttercup - Publié sur Amazon.com
beautiful book, the art work is stunning and vibrant. The pop art work is not as intricate as one expects but does add to the beauty of the art. Serves as a brief introduction to Hindu Gods as well.