Renovation of decayed images ||67||

1The Lord said: I shall describe the process of replacing the old images. The priest should bathe the images with their ornaments on them. The fixed class of images should be put in a room and the extremely time-worn ones should be rejected.
2A broken or mutilated stone (image) (should be cast aside) and a new one the same as the previous one should be installed (in its place) by the priest after merging the principles according to the process of merging (described earlier).
3Having made one thousand oblations with the Narasimha (mantra), the priest should lift that image. The old image made of wood should be put into fire and the one made of stone should be thrown into water.
4The old image made of a mineral or gem should be carried on a vehicle after covering it with cloth etc. and be discarded in the deep waters of the ocean.
5It should be thrown into waters accompanied by the notes of music instruments. Fees should be paid to the priest.
6New images of the same size and made of the same material should be installed on the same day. One accrues great merit by the renovation of wells, tanks and ponds.