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Deity (archa, murti, thakur, vigraha) any form the Lord mercifully assumes to accept worship from His devotees. Deities are of eight types (SB: 11.27.12) — stone, wood, metal, earth, paint, sand, mental energy, and jewel — and should be honoured as nondifferent from the Lord Himself.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary