In Hindu thought, all that exists in this universe belongs to the Supreme Lord. He is the architect of the entire design. Therefore, most traditional Indian homes have a prayer room in house. The intent behind this is to acknowledge that the Lord is the real owner of our house. And we are simply the earthly occupants of his property. Such a notion rids us of false pride and possessiveness.
Each family member worships the Divine in the Prayer Room in the House
In the prayer room, we light a lamp each day. We do it to remember and worship the Almighty, or our deity. Other spiritual practices such as Japa, the repetition of the Almighty’s name, meditation, reading of holy scriptures, prayers, and devotional singing are also done here. Including special pujas on auspicious festive days. Each family member, young or old, worships the Divine in this room or space. All these sincere activities purify and divinize the place. When one enters such a charged room, one feels peaceful and solaced. The divine vibrations—created by lighting lamp with pure ghee from cow milk, burning aromatic incense, grounding sandalwood and offering fresh flowers—spread to other house rooms. Prayer Room in House is like a personal temple. And when an outsider visits the house, he too feels happy and peaceful.
The ideal attitude is to regard the Supreme Being as the true owner of our home and consider ourselves his caretaker. Should you find it difficult to accept this concept, think of him as a welcome guest during the puja hours and treat him thus. We must keep the prayer room in the house clean and well decorated. As the saying goes, cleanliness is next to godliness.
Pooja Room fills the entire house with good vibrations and charges it with positive energy
Scientifically, participation in holy activities and meditating in the puja room fills the entire house with good vibrations and charges it with positive energy. Families living in such homes normally do not break up; they neither experience want of money nor do they indulge in unpleasant, loud arguments as the Almighty’s grace pervades all over the house. All tasks undertaken by the incumbents of such homes are successful and accomplished. For these reasons, we should have a separate room or least at a corner as the prayer room or area.