Pooja Room Vastu
Where the temple should be placed in your home? In which direction should the idols of god face? In this post, we list pooja room Vastu tips to make sure positivity reigns in your home.
The pooja room is an epicenter of positive energy, and so, Vastu for pooja rooms comes highly recommended.
It is often ignored or sidelined due to lack of space or other constraints, but having a pooja room or a temple at home is a sure-shot way of keeping negative vibrations at bay.
But where do you start?
Fret not, for we take you through the process of making your pooja room an oasis of calm and positivity, based on the principles of Vastu Shastra.
Here is some pooja room Vastu tips for your home
- The best location for the temple in the house is the northeast. If that doesn’t work for you, the north and the east corners will do too. West is permissible too if nothing else works. However, avoid locating the pooja room in the south.
- Try to ensure that you face the north or the east while offering prayers.
- Don’t position the pooja room under a staircase or against the wall of a bathroom — it is considered inauspicious.
- Design the pooja room on the ground floor of your home for the best results. Basements and upper floors are not recommended for temples as per Vastu.
- Align the pooja room along the northeast, east, or north if you live in a north or east-facing flat.
- Idols in the pooja room must not face each other or the door, and they must be located in the northeast ideally, not too close to the wall.
- Don’t use the pooja space for any other purpose, and avoid too much storage here. If you must have storage options, then place cupboards to the west or the south.
- Ensure that the pooja room doors and windows open out to the north or the east.
- Place lamps and Agni Kund in the southeast direction and ensure that the idols in the pooja room are not chipped or broken.
- Use copper vessels in the pooja room — it is considered auspicious.
- Build a pyramid-shaped tower for the pooja space if you can, as it maximizes positive vibrations. A threshold to the pooja room also helps greatly, as per Vastu.
- The pooja room door should have two shutters ideally and preferably made of wood.
- Avoid pictures of the deceased or paintings depicting violence in the pooja room.
- White, light blue, yellow, or other subtle soothing shades are good Vastu colors for pooja rooms.
If you live in a flat or a small house, it’s understood that you may not have space for a dedicated pooja room. In that case…
- You can place the temple in the living room or the kitchen — but make sure it is in the northeast direction of your home.
- It’s not a good idea to have a temple in the bedroom. However, if you must, then install it in the northeast area of the bedroom.
- Also, remember that your feet should not point towards the temple when you’re sleeping.