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December 23, 2021 2 min read

Pooja room is the most significant aspect of an Indian home. It is a place where people worship and meditate in order to achieve positive energy and form a strong bond with God. According to the vastushastra, certain rules and guidelines must be observed for the positioning and placement of Hindu Gods in the Pooja room to draw positive energy that will benefit the occupants of the house. Let us discuss some vastu tips for the pooja room.

As per the pooja room vastu, the home temple should be built of either marble or sheesham wood. Temples built from glass or acrylic should be avoided. The north-eastern or eastern corner of the home is considered the most auspicious place to keep a pooja mandir. Do not keep the pooja room below a staircase or near a toilet. As per vastu shastra, even the kitchen and bedroom are not ideal places to keep a pooja temple.

The mandir should be kept at a safe distance from the ground and should not touch the ground directly. It should be supported or placed on an elevated platform. The fundamental reason for this is that the idols' feet should be at the level of the devotee's chest (to avoid disrespect to God). Do not clutter your temple, arrange the temple accessories such as holy books and discard old flowers and ashes of incense sticks to keep the temple clutter free. Also do not keep disfigured idols in the pooja room. Clean the temple regularly, as cleanliness is next to godliness.

Here are some vastu tips for placing Hindu gods in the pooja room:

  • God idols should be placed facing west such that the devotee faces east while offering prayers.
  • Ensure that the idols do not face each other.
  • The size of the idols should be relevant to the mantap of the pooja room.
  • There should be enough space in between the statues of gods, and they should be placed away from the wall of the temple.
  • Direct eye contact with the idols or photo frames of the deities should be avoided when not praying. The use of curtains, doors, or partitions is recommended.
  • Multiple idols of the same God or Goddess in the temple, whether in a seating or standing position should not be kept.
  • Diya/lamps should face the east direction.
  • If the statue or photographs displayed in the temple are broken or damaged, it is considered as inauspicious and should be removed.

We hope these recommendations will be useful for setting up a pooja room in your new home or apartment. If you are looking for god statues for your home temple, have a look at our collection of marble statues of Hindu Gods. We ship our products all throughout India and the world.