Look into 8 Pooja Room Vastu Guidelines that every home needs to attract divine power.
ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते ।
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Puurnnam-Udacyate |Puurnnasya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate ||
This sloka is a part of Yajurveda. This single sloka means God is everywhere. God is eternal and Omnipresent. According to Hinduism, God Exists everywhere, in every living and non-living Organism, beneath every skin that breathes. In every animal that runs unobstructedly in this space. There are some defined rituals that can help us to preserve that divinity in our homes. Here, we have jotted down some simple guidelines that every home needs to attract that power.
Pooja Room Vastu Guidelines
A house when built brings immense prosperity and happiness to life. People believe to dedicate an entire room for their deities or else they settle a divine corner to God which produces serenity in their existence. There are some specific customs and rituals that are taken into consideration while placing our faith in a place. We consider Murti as the physical figure of God in our houses. People keep murtis according to their devotion and knowledge to whom they are following. There are a few things that a person should consider before creating a divine place in his/her home.
Ganapati Idol Placement
The most important custom in Hinduism is to place Lord Ganesha when we enter our new home or office. Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of beginnings, is traditionally worshipped before any major enterprise and beginning of the house. We consider him as the remover of all Obstacles and Mishaps. His name means – “Lord of the people”. Placing Ganapati at home or office before placing other deities performs the proper initiation of the ritual of “Pratham Pujya”.
Where to put mandir at home?
As per Vastu Shastra, the North-Eastern or Eastern corner of the home is considered to be perfect to keep the mandir at home and it brings good luck to your place. According to traditional Hindu architecture, the home shrine room should always be the northeastern most room in the home and the shrine itself should be in the northeastern most corner of that room chosen as this aids with the flow of proper energy.
Which God to keep in Puja room?
The main God, people keep in the home is not limited to Ganesha, Krishna, Vishnu, Parvati, Maa Durga. People worship god according to their devotion and knowledge. Different Gods are worshiped in different regions and traditions. Sometimes people only keep faith in one deity. Regardless of how many deities reside in the shrine, there is always one Ishta Deva. This deity’s section on the shrine is the centermost seat and is always the most elegant.
How to make mandir at home?
Generally, people prefer a separate room for making a mandir at home. In some homes, you can also witness a beautiful corner dedicated to the deities. A simple wooden table or any furniture with a yellow or saffron color cloth wrapped around it can also create a mesmerizing small place for the Murtis to be placed. You will also need an incense burner, a diya(oil lamp), a bell, and a small box or jar to hold Dakshina (offering of money). In many households, you can witness shankha and Jhuna Burner for the divine sound and aromatic smell in puja place which adds a positive vibe to the surrounding.
What we need the most to create a divine place for the house is our positivity and belief in our deities. Pure dedication and love can create an enchanting peaceful place in any residence.
Which side God should face in pooja room?
God idols should be installed in the northeast direction of the pooja room and an inch away from walls. The idols should not be facing each other and the door of the pooja room. Place the Kalash or water body in the north or the east of the room. Diya, lamp, and Agni Kund should be placed in the southeast direction.
What to avoid while making mandir at home?
- Avoid toilets near the mandir at home.
- Any item, showpiece, idols of god, etc which you want to remove from the mandir at home, do not keep elsewhere in the house, it should be immersed in a river.
- Do not position your mandir under the stairs.
- Avoid the placement of broken idols in the mandir at home.
- Avoid photos of dead people in the mandir.
- There should be only one mandir in the home and it should not be used for storage and other purposes.
Where to place Pooja room supplies?
A pooja room must have a cabinet or closet to place all the supplies and things that we need to perform all the rituals and pujas. It’s always a great idea to stay organized to avoid last-minute chaos. Keeping all kinds of puja stuff in one place will keep them safe from mixing with other household supplies.
How to take care of your Deities and your divine place?
Murti care: Your murtis needs to cover with clothes, garlands, and ornaments in the same way we keep ourselves to look good.
Pooja room care: It’s necessary to remember to always take care of the pooja room, make regular offerings of food, incense, flowers, and meditate in front of the room in order to ensure the pooja room’s general upkeep.
Lastly, we should always remember to stay positive and convinced to self. A place can only turn into a divine and spiritual home when the people residing in it believe in themselves. The more positive and real you stay the more prosperous your nest will be.