small bench or a wooden table or a cardboard box covering an area no
larger than 36" x 24" and about a 15" to 24"
tall is adequate. The size can vary if you wish to arrange more or
fewer pictures and/or statues on the surface. Remember that you
should be able to see the items on the altar and have easy access to
make offerings during the worship.
Place the table (or box) against
a wall, cover it with a clean cloth, preferably white, and secure
the same by tucking it under so that it won't slip off easily. Tape
it if necessary such that the tape is not visible. Now arrange a
picture of the god/goddess to be worshipped, preferably at least an
8.5"x 11" size such that it makes about 10 to 15 degrees
to the vertical and leaning against the wall.
Prepare one or two lamps with cotton
wicks soaking in oil. Place the lamp/s about 6" in front of the
picture if it is one lamp, or about 10" apart if two lamps.