You were talking of worshiping the clay image. Even if the image is made of clay, there is need for that sort of worship. God Himself has provided different forms of worship. He who is the Lord of Universe has arranged all these forms to suit different men in different stages of knowledge.
“The Mother cooks different dishes to suit the stomachs of her different children. Suppose she has five children. If there is a fish to cook, she prepare various dishes from it -pilau, pickled fish, fried fish, and so on - to suit their different tastes and powers of digestion.”