The Ganesha vigrahas in Flushing, New York temple and the Dodda Ganapati temple in Basavanagudi, Bangalore need to be compared before labeling this Great Ganapati in Coiamabtore as the biggest vigraha. Jai Ganesha.
Ahhh, but surely it is not the size of the murthi, but the power of the life-changing energy from within it that counts. I would much rather have a 2 inch murthi that winks at me, understanding my every karma, than a gargantuan one that feels empty. Jai Ganapati
Trying to compare is not enough to get to the answer of your question.
As the prayer- Aum Shuklam Baradharam Vishnum….- goes on, we shift our mind to praise the Gods aspects of being divine moonlight that exist everywhere(omnipresence) and his four great shoulders etc. Can we ever imagine how big is everywhere for His Omnipresence? Of course no, because the mind cannot give that reality, its beyond the mind, that is its you, as a soul, equal to everyone and everything as Parasivam…
I tried to answer it, though that question brings me to the worlds of infinities.:)
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.