Continuing with our Vastu tips and recommendations for the home, we shall discuss the vastu for pooja room in this article. The pooja is the most important room in the house. All Indian Hindu homes will necessarily have a pooja room and this space is treated as sacred and with respect.
What is the ideal location of a pooja room inside the house?
The most sanctified space in a house is the pooja room. The ideal place for a pooja room in the house should be in the east, north or northeast corner. But here again, there are other factors that we need to closely watch for to ensure that the holy space remains inviolable. Care should be taken not to have a pooja room in the bedroom. A pooja room should never be in the south direction. A pooja room, in the house, should never be near the bathroom or above or below a bathroom.
How can we decorate or do up a pooja room?
After identifying the ideal location for a pooja, most of us wish to decorate and keep the pooja room beautiful and tidy and sanctified.
Some of the most important things that need attention will be the following
White or yellow lamp inside the pooja is auspicious. Light a lamp in the southeast corner of the pooja room.
If at all, you plan to have an Agni Kund or a sacred fire pit, it should be in the south east corner of the room.
The shape of the room of the space where we keep idols should be that of a pyramid, and it is auspicious.
It is auspicious to have fresh flowers in the pooja room. Likewise, using camphor and incense will increase the auspiciousness of the space. Similarly, while making a sacred offering, always do it while facing the east.
Placement of idols
Vastu experts at Vedicology in their recommendations explain that the idols remain more sacrosanct in the east and west as per the vastu for the pooja room. Keeping idols in the north may not be ideal. Similarly keeping the idols facing the door of the room is against vastu compliance.
The vastu for pooja room recommends that one should never have idols from temples in the pooja room of the home. The idols should be beautifully and neatly done with paint and should be in good condition. Most importantly, the idols should not touch the walls. Neither, should they be kept in a space, chiseled out from the wall.
Apart from the above, one should never hide valuables in the pooja room, or under the idols.
Other aspects regarding the décor of the Puja room
The pooja room should have doors and windows in the North or the East. Any storage furniture like almirah should be on the western or southern wall. It is necessary that a pooja room has a threshold. But, a pooja room should never have a basement, pinnacle, flag, dome, pillar or a Gomukh.
Any balcony or extension from the pooja room should be in the west or south direction. One important fact that one should note while doing up the pooja room décor, is that the it should not have curtain separations. This space should be only for worshipping purposes. The door of the worship room should be in two portions, and it should never be a single shutter.
Things to avoid
There are certain things one has to avoid while planning the pooja room Vastu. Our expert’s recommendations on what to avoid while considering Vastu for pooja room
The door of the worship rooms should not be of tin or iron. It is advisable to have wooden doors.
Unnecessary articles like clothes, and unused articles should not remain in the pooja room. the pooja room is not your store room.
The roof should not have ventilation.
Idols should not face each other.
One should never have a Shivlinga in the pooja room.
Following the above will help you do up your holy space at home, yourself. Last but not the least, for any further information and for a consultation by our experts at Vedicology, do call us at 9500099996.