A Pooja room is an integral part of every house, irrespective of its size. It is the most revered corner of a home that acts as a gateway between you and the supreme power. The Pooja room is not just a spot to worship god, but a place that promotes love, prosperity, and tranquility. It separates you from the materialistic world and connects you with spirituality.
Pooja Room is an epicenter of positive energy, which keeps the negative vibrations at bay. These rooms channelize energy that heals mind, body, and soul.
Despite so many benefits, the Pooja room design is often ignored due to lack of space or other constraints. Being such an important part of every home, it is crucial to design the pooja room in the best possible way to welcome a sense of positivity into your house.
Being such an important part of almost every Indian household, it becomes important to design your Puja room in the best possible manner, giving it all the attention it deserves. Thus, it is of utmost importance to design the pooja room according to the principles of Vastu Shastra.
From prescribing the best location for the pooja room to the design and color that are ideal for the pooja room, today’s blog is devoted to Vastu tips for pooja rooms.
According to Vastu Shastra, the northeast is the ideal direction to place the pooja room as it is said to have an auspicious aura. This direction will also attract maximum energy from the sun.
If the northeast direction is not available, you can place the pooja room in the west, east, or north corner of your home. However, we suggest avoiding the south direction for the placement of your pooja room.
Furthermore, once you set up the pooja room in the northeast direction, ensure that you face the east or north direction while worshipping.
If yours is a multi-storeyed home, it is a good practice to have the pooja room on the ground floor. We strongly suggest avoiding the pooja room in the basement or the first floor.
Suppose you have a big hall, you can also place the pooja room in the center, also known as the Brahmasthan.
It is ideal to have a pooja room with a low ceiling and the top should mimic a pyramid-shaped or gopura like in a temple to create a positive environment. If you have space constraints or you live in an apartment, then you can buy a wooden or marble pooja shelf with a Pyramid top.
The lower ceiling along with the pyramid shape helps in forming symmetry and can help you get into the meditative state quickly.
Furthermore, the structure of the threshold and the door entrance is also crucial. Having a threshold in your pooja room like the ones in the temple will prevent the entry of insects and ants into the pooja room.
Vastu Shastra generally don’t recommend placing idols in the pooja room. You can replace idols with photos. If you place the idols, you should keep them away from the wall to let the air freely flow around the idol. Moreover, it also helps to surround an idol with the scent of incense sticks.
As per Vastu, placing your idols on the east or west side of the venue is highly recommended. Idols should not face each other. The idols should never face the south. In addition, there should not be ancient statues of God from old temples in the mandir of the house. Idols should never be mounted on wall niches. No idols face the main door.
As already stated, the pooja room is a sacred place where you can pray, meditate, and get positive energy. Therefore, picking the right color is more crucial. The right color will echo tranquility in the house that helps maintain a positive aura.
Light colors are ideal to make your pooja room look airy and spacious. Dark colors may look the room cramped and heavy as well distract you while meditating. You can go for white, light yellow, light blue, or pale pink.
Aside from the god’s idols and photos, you will also need various other things to carry out your pooja. Such things should also need a place in your pooja room. You will be requiring objects like a matchbox, incense sticks, oil, cotton threads, books, utensils to keep Prasad, etc. You should have a cabinet to store all these things. Always remember, the cabinet should be in the south or west walls of the pooja room.
Also, avoid cluttering in the pooja room. Avoid placing objects above the idols.
Things To Avoid In The Pooja Room
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