(lit., embodiment; figure; image) A representation of God or of a chosen deity that has been sanctified and enlivened by worship. A murti can be a symbolic embodiment of the presence of God or a recognisable human figure, as in the image of a saint.
In Hinduism, a murti (Devanagari: à¤®à¥‚à¤°à¥à¤¤à¤¿) (also spelled murthi or murthy) typically refers to an image in which the Divine Spirit is 'murta', or expressed. Hindus consider a murti worthy of worship after the divine is invoked in it for the purpose of offering worship. Thus the murti is regarded by Hindus and also by some Mahayana Buddhists during worship as points of devotional and meditational focus.