Product Care

The simple instructions mentioned below will go a long way to help you preserve and prolong the life of your temple:

  • A soft cloth or brush such as the one provided with your wooden temple should be used for daily cleaning. It will remove the dust easily, without affecting the polish.
  • Occasionally, the temple can be cleaned using a semi-damp cloth without a problem.
  • Puja ingredients like milk, honey, kumkum or vermillion, turmeric, sandalwood, saffron, flowers, lemon, ghee, or yogurt etc. tend to leave a mark and hence should be used carefully with discretion.
  • Wipe away any spills immediately with a dry cloth.
  • Light your incense sticks, diyas, dhoop and agarbatti on the tray provided in the temple, so that the soot released does not affect the polish of the temple and your deities inside.
  • Do not keep anything that is very hot or cold directly on the wooden surface.
  • Position your temple away from direct sunlight and/or heat.

Aakaar Temples are completely handcrafted, using complex procedures of carpentry, carving and polishing. Slight marks and variations on the temple should not be mistaken as a glitch; as any irregularities in the product only add to the inherent uniqueness that is intrinsic to it.

In case the temple gets damaged for some reason, contact us instead of attempting to fix it yourself. An amateur restoration is more likely to cause permanent damage to it.

We hope you cherish your temple as much as we have taken pride in making it.

For further queries:
Write to us at customercare@aakaar.com or call us at (+91) 961.992.9262 or (+1) 646.847.8479

Guide

guide to choosing the right home temple

At Aakaar, we take great pride in making aesthetically proportionate and beautiful home temples. We pride ourselves on our quality and strongly believe there should be no compromises made when it comes to choosing one. These are divine heirlooms that are passed down generations and therefore we insist on nothing but the best. Our patrons from the last 35 years will vouch for this.

Compiled below are a few important guidelines to help you find your perfect temple.

size

It is not only important to consider the external height, width, and depth but also the internal dimensions. Most clients ignore the internal dimensions and end up with a temple that is either too big and empty or too small and cluttered for their deities.

Aakaar recommends considering your biggest deity or biggest photo frame as a point of reference and measure around them. As a rule of thumb, we recommend to leave an inch on all three sides for a photo frame and at least three inches for an idol as a good approximation for the internal space needed in your temple.

If you plan to place multiple idols or frames in the temple, arrange them on a flat surface and measure the width and depth of the area it occupies. This will give you an approximation of the internal width and depth needed for your temple. It would be advisable to leave some extra space as buffer. Additionally, consider utilizing a step formation (can be customized with your order) to create multi-level platform as an effective and creative way of optimizing the internal space in your temple.

orientation

The orientation of a temple is important as well and must be decided in accordance to the arrangements of the deities inside. For example, if you are planning on having a Krishna murti, you are probably better off with a temple that gives you more vertical height so a taller murti can fit in. On the other hand, if you were looking to keep a set of Ram, Lakshman, and Sitamurtis then you would be better off with a temple with more width.

placement

The placement of the temple is imperative to your divine experience and darshan. If you prefer being seated, Aakaar temples designed for the floor that feature legs are best suited for you. If you prefer to stand or see your deities at eye level, opt for Aakaar temples that are designed for the wall. These temples have a lesser depth but can be easily mounted without protruding out too much. All wall-mounted temples can also be fitted with legs (for an extra cost) if you choose to rest it on the floor or a higher platform. To raise the overall height of the temple platform Aakaar also customizes extra bases that match the temple design and polish with storage inside.

style

Aakaar offers two distinct home temple collections: classic and premium. Both collections are handcrafted using a combination of seasoned Teak Wood, MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) and Veneer. The core differences within the two collections are: the quantum of teak wood used, the workmanship, and detailing. The premium collection, at a slightly higher cost, has additional detailed carvings and therefore, takes more time to be made and requires a higher quantum of teak wood.

Most of Aakaar temples (unless specified otherwise) have a rosewood matte finish. However, Aakaar also customizes your temple to different shades of wood polish to accommodate different preferences. The option of a high-gloss coat of polyurethane (PU) is also available to enhance the aesthetic look on both standard and customized temples in each collection.

contact us

For any further guidance please do not hesitate to contact us on (+91) 961.992.9262 (India) / (+1) 646.847.8479 (USA) or write to us at customercare@aakaar.com

Why Aakaar?

Bring home an exquisitely hand-crafted wooden pooja temple from AAKAAR IDOLS & TEMPLES. Since 1979, the brand Aakaar is devoted to intricate craftsmanship and has come to be synonymous with trust & quality. For almost four decades our wooden temples have been adorning the homes of our clients around the world, who have rated us as the best in the industry. These several thousand satisfied customers are a strong testament to our quality and design.

When our diverse clientele orders a pooja temple, a ghar mandir, a mandapam, or a devghar, we appreciate them for knowing that they are just not bringing home a piece of furniture to their house. Our devout patrons realize they are choosing a special home for their deity and understand that a wooden temple is not just a product, but an extension of their faith. It’s an integral part of their family because not only is it sacred and holds their prayers but also because it is an heirloom, which must be treasured and passed down through generations.

Our vaastu compliant mandir designs are inspired by our rich Indian heritage and traditions and strike a perfect balance between form and functionality. Whether you’re looking for a temple with doors or without doors, or are looking to hang it on the wall or place it on the floor, with over 50 different models in various sizes, we have all those options and more in the finest finishing you’ll ever see.

We encourage and invite you to choose an exquisite Aakaar home temple and join our family of thousands of other satisfied customers who’s patronage has brought us this far and enabled us to reach you all on Aakaar.com