Srimad Bhagavatam 11.27.49-50 - Do's and Don'ts in Deity Worship (download mp3)
by Mukunda Mala Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
arcann ubhayataḥ siddhiṁ
matto vindaty abhīpsitām
By worshiping Me through the various methods prescribed in the Vedas and tantras, one will gain from Me his desired perfection in both this life and the next.
mandiraṁ kārayed dṛḍham
The devotee should more fully establish My Deity by solidly constructing a temple, along with beautiful gardens. These gardens should be set aside to provide flowers for the regular daily worship, special Deity processions and holiday observances.
Wealthy, pious persons should be engaged in constructing temples and gardens for the pleasure of the Deity. The word dṛḍham indicates that the most solid means of construction should be employed.