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[3.] Chinese Altar: Altar Dimensions combined with an Ancestor Altar. What to look out for?


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These are some considerations:

1. A traditional altar arrangement.

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1.1. This is a typical set-up where there is
(a.) a Deity (e.g. Goddess of Mercy)
(b.) a Ancestor tablet. 

 

1.2. What makes this altar table unique is that when standing facing the altar, the Deity must always be on the Right and the table raised at his area.

1.3. The ancestor tablet sits on the left and slightly lower.

2. What are the altar dimensions?

2.1. Standard height for any altar:

125cm to 128cm. If a piece of glass is to be placed on the altar, then go for 125cm.

2.2. Width depends on your needs: 18cm to 23cm or 40cm to 43cm or 59.5cm to 69cm

2.3. Length: 41cm to 43cm or 59.5cm to 69cm or 71cm or 89cm or 107cm or 148cm

3. What if I am buying an off-the-shelf commercially made altar. Do I need to look out for anything?

3.1. Majority of those off-the-shelf altar cabinets should already have proper altar dimensions.

3.2. Thus, just buy one and use it.


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Hello, pls I need help for dimension for wall altar for my Guan Gong with top enclosure. Meaning it will be something like a box mounted on the wall. Length Width Depth Height. Thank you

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1. Previously, I have seen ready made wall mounted ones. Slightly rounded and functional. Go check around.

2. Altar Dimensions: Can be used for the “box”...

Standard height for any altar: 125cm to 128cm. If a piece of glass is to be placed on the altar, then go for 125cm.
Width depends on your needs: 18cm to 23cm or 40cm to 43cm or 59.5cm to 69cm
Length: 41cm to 43cm or 59.5cm to 69cm or 71cm or 89cm or 107cm or 148cm


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Master Lee, just to check with you. If we want to get the Buddha statue or any Chinese god statues, can the statue move in on the same day same timing with us or the status have to be in the new house earlier then the move in date? 
 

Usually preferred in the same day or once settled down then bring in. If earlier...not too early... at most a week earlier 

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