What is the right time to clean idols of deities?
Usually in temples the idols of gods and goddesses are cleaned everyday. When it comes to home we do offer water to presiding gods and goddesses to take bath in the form of prokshana and snanadikam. Adding to this it is needed to clean all the idols and photos of deities. Many of them feel doubtful what is the right time or day to clean the idols of deities. Let us see.
1. Right time to clean the idols of deities
Normally the idols of deities are to be cleaned on Friday, early in the morning before sunrise. Some people won’t like to move idols of deities on Friday as it is considered as the most auspicious day of the week. Then it is advised to clean idols of deities on Thursday itself. And in case of festivals also, early morning before sunrise is the best time to complete all the cleaning of place of worship. In case of Saligramas and the idols which are propitiated daily, they can be washed on any day of the week as Udyapana is performed every time they were worshipped.