God exists all around us. But the form and the name given to each object or being around us prohibits us from identifying the source of life, God within them or as them! For example: You can call yourself God because God is within you – but your form or the name or even the qualities you exhibit do not match with that of God. Whereas, the Deity has the form, name and the power that identifies God and therefore we have the comfort to continuously seek his guidance, watch his glory, be thankful for everything, request for clarifications or present our dilemma on anything etc. Therefore, Vigraham or Archa Murthi, the Deity form is absolutely God himself!
Vedam says, Ksharathmana:bhi:thade: deva e:ka:, God is only one, any other powers are his subjects working in his accord. That Supreme Power exists also as Deity, How fortunate are we to have access to that Supreme Power everyday right in our homes and in the temples of our towns! Believe in Him and experience the Bliss!
– From the discourse of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami at Kodanda Rama Temple, Patha Valluru
Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji appreciated the interest of Sri Saila ji, her son Tharak Sri Ram along with his wife and their friends and family for understanding the importance of the Deity form. Their efforts to have a better darsan of Uthsava Vigrahas in the Kodanda Rama Temple in their home town shall benefit the devotees, thereby the society.