New Delhi. The festival of Diwali is approaching. On the occasion of festival, everyone cleans every corner of the house to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. Decorates the house. At this time everyone is busy in cleaning the house but it is more important for one place to be clean and pure than the house. That is the temple of the house, where the gods and goddesses of the house reside. It is very important to clean the temple and especially the idols. There is a brass and copper idol in every temple. Today in this article we have brought for you tips to clean brass and copper idols, with the help of which you can make old idols look like new in a jiffy. For this you will have to use things from your kitchen.
Lemon and baking soda together will do wonders
Statues can be cleaned by mixing lemon and baking soda. For this, first prepare a paste by mixing lemon and baking soda. Apply the paste directly on the idol and leave it for a few minutes. After which apply some water on that paste and rub the idol well and then leave it for a few minutes. Finally wash it with clean water, the idol will shine.
Idols can also be cleaned with tomato ketchup, this may sound strange but it is true. If the idol kept in your temple is of brass, then it can be cleaned with the help of ketchup. For this, apply ketchup directly on the idol and rub it well, all the dirt stuck on the idol will be cleaned. Instead of ketchup, you can also use lemon and salt.
Tamarind is equally useful in cleaning as it tastes good in food. The sourness of tamarind proves helpful in cleaning. For this you have to take a brass idol and soak tamarind in hot water so that it becomes soft. After 15 minutes, start rubbing the idols with the tamarind pulp. After rubbing, leave it like this for some time. Wash it with clean water for 10 minutes. The idol will be as good as new.
To clean the brass idol, you can also use curd or Pitambari is also available in the market, with which the idols can be cleaned well.