The puja room the building should be in the east, north
or north-east corner. The puja room should never be in the bedroom. The
idols should be kept in the north-east portion of the pujaroom.The faces
of god should not be covered with anything including garlands and
flowers. If a lamp is placed in the pujaroom, it should always be in
front of the god. All the material related to pujaroom should be kept in
the southeast of the room.
Any item, showpiece, idols of god etc. removed from pujaroom for any reason should not be kept elsewhere in the house, and should be properly viserjit in a river.. Pooja room should always be on the ground floorandnever in the basement.
One should never use poojaroom for any other purpose like store. All the almirahs and cabinets in the room should never be more in height in comparison to the placement of idols. Ensure that the toilet is not adjoining the pooja room, and not even above or below the prayer room. Never place any photographs to dead people in the pooja room.
Universe is one of the beautiful creations of nature and everything stands alive only in the limelight of truth. Just like every subject of human aspect is governed with rules, regulations acts, similarly the art of worshipping has got certain key factor principles to attain all its benefits.
While planning a house, due to the space constraints, many people tend to ignore a separate pooja room but we must not sideline the need to make a place for GOD. Thus by creating a room for worshipping, we are creating a room to get charged with positive vibrations every morning and that energy will energize our environment, mind, body and soul. Our work efficiency will increase and so the progress, prosperity and peace. This room should be designed carefully because when you do meditation, you should gain the positive energies and then you can feel charged. If it is in wrong direction, then no matter how much meditation you do, you will not feel charged. There are certain rules which one must follow before the commencement of designing a pooja room.
Avoid keeping the heavy figures/idols of Lord Ganesha in the pooja room, however light weight figures and pictures can be placed instead. The roof of the prayer room should be lower in comparison to the other rooms on the same floor. One can use false ceiling for the same, if major renovation not possible. White or light yellow marble work in the room is auspicious. The color of the walls can be white, light yellow or light blue. The lamp-stand or up lighter can be in the south-east corner of the prayer room. The doors of the prayer room should not close or open automatically. A spring or door-closer should not be fixed on this door. Idols should not be kept facing each other.
Broken idols and torn pictures should not be kept in the prayer room. An aimirah or show-case can be placed in the southern or western wall, but it should be lower than idols. Keep the pooja room absolutely clean. If you are forced to have your prayer in the kitchen, have your deity in the North-east of the kitchen, facing west. Never have the prayer area in the bedroom. If it is a very big plot the prayer room can be constructed in the center of the plot or center of the building. No bell should be hung in the puja room. And if a mandir is built of wood steel etc. the top of the same should never be pointed/sharp. It is beneficial to build a threshold at the entrance of the puja room. Only white and soft blue color should be used to paint the walls in the puja room.
We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the pooja room. Vastu consultation of pooja room involves thorough analysis.
The pooja room should always be situated in the North, East or the Northeast side of the house.
One should face towards East/North while worshipping.
Ideally there should be no idols in the worship room. But if one wish to keep, the height of the idol should not be more than 9 and less than 2.
While worshipping, the legs of the idol should be at the chest level of the person worshipping depending on the position, whether standing or sitting.
Nothing should be stored above the cabinet or slab here the God's idol is placed.
A Pooja room should never be made in a bedroom or on a wall adjacent to the bathroom wall.
One shall not enter the pooja room for any purpose without washing his legs and hands. Cleaning the feet by rubbing them against each other is prohibited. The left hand must clean them and the water must be poured by the right hand. Reared side of the feet must always be cleaned first.
In pooja room, copper vessels only shall be used particularly where water is collected.
Triangular pattern of any God should not be drawn in the Pujaghar.
The colour of walls of pooja room should be white, lemon or light blue and the marble used should be white.
The worship room should have doors and windows in the north or the east
The Agnikund should be in the southeast direction of the worship room. The sacred offerings to the fire should be made with the face towards the east
Lamp stand should be placed in the Southeast corner of the pooja room.
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