अर्चावतार  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

archa ka arth pratima athava moorti hota hai. prant, nagar, grih adi men bhagavanh‌ moorti roop men bhi avatirn hote hain. nirakar-nirvikar-shuddh-buddh-paramanndasvaroop parabrahm bhakton ki hitakamana se ram krishn adi vividh roopon men avatar grahan karate hain. isi vishay men 'sadhakanan hitarthay brahanoroopakalpana' kathan bhi sarthak hai.

matsy, kachchhap, varah, nrisinh adi avataron ke atirikt grih, nagar, prant adi ke mndiron men bhi bhakt ke archanasnpadan ke lie bhagavanh‌ avatar lete hai. yah avatar moorti roop men pratishthit hone ke karan archavatar shabd se abhihit hota hai. vaishnav matanusar archavatar ek moortivishesh hai jo desh kal ki utkrishtata se rahit hota hain. vah archak ke samast aparadhon ko kshama karanevala tatha ashritabhimat hota hai. vah divy dehayukt evn sahanashil hai. vah sarvasamarth evn paripoorn hone par bhi apane sabhi karmo men archak ki adhinata svikar karanevala hota hai. prabhu hota hua bhi parameshvar snan-bhojan-shayan adi sab kayon men poojak ke adhin ho jata hai. atev pooja karanevale samay se moorti ke snan, bhog, shayan adi ki vyavastha karate hain.

grih, nagar, gram pradesh adi men nivas karane vale is archavatar ke char bhed hote hain-svaynvyakt, saiddh, daiv aur manush. bhagavanh ki jo moortiyan svayn prakat huee unhen svaynvyakt, siddh dvara hone se saiddh kaha jata hai. daiv aur manush spasht hi hain.

archavatar ki archana ke 16 prakar hai: avahan, asan, pady, arghy, achaman, snan, vastr, ygyopavit, gndh, pushp, dhoop, dip, naivedy, tanbool, pradakshina aur visarjan. ise shodashopachar kaha jata hai. chhatr, chamar, vynjan adi ke prayog se rajopachar ki archa hoti hai aur pooja ke pashchath‌ archavatar ki stuti ki jati hai tatha ant men sashtang dndavath‌ pranam ka vidhan hai. poojakon men isaki mahima svikrit hai.[1]


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  1. hindi vishvakosh, khand 1 |prakashak: nagari pracharini sabha, varanasi |snkalan: bharat diskavari pustakalay |prishth snkhya: 237 |

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