Puja room is one the most auspicious and sacred rooms of your home. Praying not only gives us strength but also is essential for mental and spiritual satisfaction. According to Vastu Shastra, the North East zone or the Eeshan corner of a house is the best suited area for placing the Puja room. One has to follow certain rules to keep the idols in the pooja room.
Puja room is one the most auspicious and sacred rooms of your home. Praying not only gives us strength but also is essential for mental and spiritual satisfaction. According to Vastu Shastra, the North East zone or the Eeshan (Ishan) corner of a house is the best suited area for placing the Puja room. One has to follow certain rules to keep the idols in the pooja room. Once you have made a pooja or prayer room in your home then “the room” automatically starts to attract positivity and harmony.
The deities should be arranged in the temple in the following manner:
As per pooja room vastu, north-east corner of home is best site for pooja place. East and west are second best locations. Keep the idols in east and/or west of the prayer room. Make sure that all the idols are always in perfect condition. Make the roof of the Puja room dome or pyramid-shaped. This facilitates smooth flow of positive energies from the tip to the dome or pyramid into the puja room. This shape also assists in meditation.
Lord Ganapati placed in the centre. Male Deities should be placed to the right side of Ganapati and Female Deities to his left. However, Lord Ganesha should be kept on the left side of the Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati should be placed on the right side of Goddess Lakshmi. Although north-east is generally the direction recommended for locating the deities or pictures of various Gods; yet different deities have different auspicious locations as described:
Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Kartikeya, Indra and Surya are placed in the east and facing towards west.
Ganesh, Durga, Kuber, Shodas Matrika and Bhairav in the north direction and facing south.
Hanuman in the north-east facing south-west, but never in the south-east as it creates fire hazard.
Never keep idols brought from ancient temples in the puja room. Also avoid Shrichakra and Shaligram idols, unless you have tremendous spiritual control and are capable of performing puja in a traditional manner. Keep the holy books or dharmic granths and other items of samagri and dresses of the deities along the west and south wall. The lamp or deepak should be placed in the south-east direction, governed by Agni.
The utensils for worship like plate, Kalash, etc. should be made of copper. This metal has the capacity to imbibe upto 30% of Sattvikta of Deities. The other utensils like lamp (Niranjan), bell (Ghanta) can be made of brass. A coconut should be placed on the Kalash and a coin and a betelnut placed inside the Kalash. If possible a conch should also be placed in the Temple. The conch, Kalash and bell should be worshipped along with Deities. Ideally, the lamp in the Temple is lit with Ghee, not oil.