Have you ever realized that the moment you enter a temple or religious place you tend to experience a soothing feeling? The positive energies of such a place provide a deep and fulfilling solace that calms all your worries. A similar aura can be created at your home by applying the principles of Vastu for pooja room.
The design and layout of the pooja room is said to enhance the meditative energies of a person and thus, helps in creating an atmosphere that is charged with positivity. It will also ensure that you get a healthy and happy environment to live your life comfortably.
Why is Vastu for the pooja room so important?
Many people miss out on the importance of the pooja room in a house and hence do not set aside a proper place for it. They believe that it is not necessary to keep a place for the Almighty in their house as they are unaware of the positivity that emanates from this room.
The mere presence of a pooja room attracts positivity and prosperity in a house. But this positivity gets affected by the negative energies of the house if the pooja room is not Vastu compliant. Therefore, it is essential to incorporate the Vastu tips for pooja room so as to make it the most pleasant place to relax your mind and rejuvenate your senses.
What are the various guidelines to be followed for doing Vastu for pooja room?
The pooja room is the most sacred place of a house that enlightens your soul and mind by harnessing the positive energies that help you delve deeper into meditation. The idols of the deities, flowers, lamps, incense sticks and all the things that are present in this room are said to bring prosperity and good luck for the inmates of the house.
Here is a list of the Vastu tips for pooja room that will bring fame and fortune into your life and help you maintain a harmonious relationship with your family:
- Location of the pooja room - The best location for the pooja room is the east, north or north-east portion of the house as the sun rises in the east direction and its rays enter this room from the northern side. Also, if you are planning to make a large pooja room then you may construct it in the ‘brahmasthana’ (center) of the house.
- Proper placement of the pooja room - The pooja room is said to be a divine place that emanates the positive vibes of the universe. As per religious texts, the underground (basement) is ruled by demons and the sky (top floors) is ruled by the Gods. We, as a follower of the Almighty, are not supposed to take their places and have an innate need of connecting with the mother earth and therefore, we must have the pooja room on the ground floor.
- Design of the pooja room - Designing the pooja room in the shape of a pyramid or a dome-like structure enhances the meditational powers of a person and creates a positive environment in the house.
- No toilets near the pooja room - Since the toilets are the source of the negative energies, the pooja room must be situated at an appropriate distance from them. A temple must never share its wall with the bedroom, kitchen or toilet as it may bring bad luck for those who reside in that house.
- Placement of idols - The idols must be placed on the eastern or western side of the pooja room. Also, they must not directly touch the walls of the room and must be kept in a proper condition. Any damaged idol brings harm and misfortune to the house and must be immediately removed from the pooja room.
- Colors of the pooja room - The pooja room must be painted with light colors such as white, cream, lemon yellow, etc. as these colors bring relaxation to the minds of the worshippers and help them experience deep and intuitive meditation.
- Placement of lamps - The lamps are alighted in the pooja room as an invocation to Lord Agni to become a witness to the prayers that we are about to offer. It must be kept in a south-east or east direction and must be regularly cleaned.
- Direction while praying - You must face the east direction while praying as it is considered to be the most auspicious direction as per the Vastu Shastra. The south direction must be avoided at all times as it is the direction of the God of death, Yama Deva and is said to bring negativity and misfortune to the dwellers of the house.
- Placement of storage cupboards - The religious books, lamps, cotton, oil, etc. must be properly stored in a cupboard or almirah that must be constructed on the southern or western wall of the pooja room.
- Always make food offerings - Food items are usually offered to the Gods as an expression of gratitude and regard. These food items are often sweet in taste and it is said that the prasad that is distributed after offering the prayers can bring luck and abundance to all those who consume it.
These Vastu tips can make your pooja room a place that will give you a divine meditation experience. But there are more tips that can ensure that your pooja room radiates a positive aura that shall bring prosperity to your home.To know more about these tips, you can consult a Vastu expert and clear all your doubts regarding the construction of a pooja room in your house.