Vastu for Pooja Room
Important Vastu Shastra tips for Pooja Room
- The Pooja Room in the building should be in the east, the north or the northeast corner. Puja room should not be in the south direction.
- Women should not enter the worship room during the menses period.
- 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.
- The showcases and almirahs in the Pujaghar should be towards the western or the southern wall. Scenes from the Mahabharata, photographs of birds and animals should not be in the Pujaghar.
- The idol should not be exactly in front of the entrance gate. The Pooja room should preferably have a threshold. The idols in the worship room should not be in a desecrated form.
- The idols should not be kept at a place obtained by chiselling off the wall or touching the wall. They should be kept at least an inch away from the wall.
- Puja room should be avoided in a store.
- The worship room should have two shuttered wooden doors. It should not be made of the Gum Arabic tree or any inferior quality of wood. In the upper half of the worship room, there should be space for ventilation or it can be made of glass. Proper ventilation should be there. Pujaghar should not be in the bedroom.
- The idols should be in the east and the west of the Pujaghar. The faces of the idols should not be in the south.
Pujaghar should not be above, below or next to the toilet/kitchen. White or light yellow marble work in the worship room is auspicious. The colour of the walls of the worship room should be white, light yellow or light blue. The worship room should have doors and windows in the north or the east.
- The lampstand should be in the southeast or east corner of the worship room.
- If the worship room is of the shape of a pyramid (slope on all four sides of the roof) it is auspicious.