Worshipping Sri Ramakrishna’s Statue
at the Sri Ganesha Temple

4915, Mt Lindesay Highway
Qld 4280, Australia

Items Required:

  1. New material (Dhoti) approximately 1 metre long
  2. 2 new chucks (hand towels), 1- for sponging the statue and one for drying
  3. A new sponge
  4. A small quantity of oil for the lamp, Flowers, sweets, fruits
  5. Incense sticks (agarbatti)
  6. Water for washing to taken from the site


  • Remove garlands and scruff and take it home
  • Wash the cotton material for next use
  • Soak the sponge in a mixture of oil and water
  • Wipe clean the statue of Sri Ramakrishna and dry it with hand towels
  • Wrap the new cloth around the statue
  • Decorate the image with a garland
  • Anoint the forehead with tilak (sandal paste)
  • Light the lamp and offer sweets and fruits

Light the incense sticks (agarbatti) and offer your prayers by reciting the following mantra:

Om Aim Sarva Deva Devi Swaroopaaya

Meaning: I bow down to Sri Ramakrishna, who is the spiritual embodiment of all forms of the Divine