I'm doing a lot of work on my shrines lately. First of all, I managed to migrate Dionysos to a large cabinet (actually an entertainment center in it's first life) so I have some sacred space set aside for him. This apartment is crowded enough with the five members of my family, so I've been trying to figure out how I can work against limited space and limited time to get to daily worship of all my gods. Only recently did it occur to me that a home or household shrine is something that would work for me. I've never done it before because half of the gods I worship are Hellenic and half are Hindu, and I've never honored an entire pantheon before. Now that I'm realizing it will actually work perfectly for me, and now that I have children I am raising as polytheists, I need a central place in the home, someplace we can all go, where I can acknowledge, thank and worship the gods without having to tour the whole apartment.
So that's what I'm doing tonight. Trying to figure out how it will work.
That's awesome. I'd love to hear how it turns out.
I just moved, and am finally getting time to unpack and arrange stuff, so I've been without an altar for about two weeks, I'm a little embarrassed to say. Hopefully I'll get it looking spiffy in the near future and maybe take pictures myself!
Post by spookymuffin on Sept 15, 2014 7:17:43 GMT -8
These are lovely; I always like seeing pictures of people's altars.
Here's a cell phone pic of my altar to Sri Lalita Tripura Sundari Sodashi Kamakhya:
It's not quite complete; I still needs some seats for the icons and some mats for the tools to rest on but aside from that I'm pretty much where I want to be. The cabinet everything sits on stores all my ritual goods; it smells amazing.