Prayer, Puja, Pooja Room Vastu, Temple as per Vastu Shastra

Prayers are blessings to your house

pooja room vastu

  • You need to take time out of your day to reflect, meditate, and pray. Even spending a few minutes in the prayer zone will bring inner strength to carry you through the highs and lows in your life.
  • When you create a prayer space in your house, you are reminded of God’s presence all the time. 
  • Like home, there should also be a prayer space in offices, factories, schools, hospitals, and, also hotels.
  • In the prayer room, our burden becomes lighter, and we can be touched by the hands of the spirit.
  • Honor your tranquil zone by making your presence there regularly.

Prayer space Vastu

Every house has a different zone used for different purposes. One of the important areas in any home is a zone of tranquility which is known as a  temple or pooja room. According to Vastu, this zone is best suitable for a pooja (prayer) room or home temple. This is a place that brings us closer to our Creator. It can be considered lifting one’s mind and heart to God. Here we can talk to God about the everyday things of human life, about our joys and sorrows, our needs and wants, our disappointments, and pleasures.

Prayer and how an individual prays are often shaped by religious beliefs. But one does not have to belong to a specific religion to pray.

Personalize your prayer room Vastu

Create an altar or shrine dedicated space away from the hustle of modern life, where you can meditate, pray, or surrender to the supreme god.  When this space is personalized, this space provides you with a focus for your energy to let the stress of everyday life slip away.

Consider the following questions

  • Where do you place worship space? (Direction)
  • What does your prayer space look like? (Interior)
  • What accessories help you in your prayer room? (tools for prayer)
  • When do you pray? (Prayer time)

Importance of Pooja Room Vastu| Puja | Prayer room as per Vastu Vishwakarma Prakash

vastu for pooja room

Place worship or the puja room in the northeast corner “Vishwakarma Prakash Chapter -2, Sloka 94”

temple vastu

Set a small altar on the east wall of the northeast zone, if you do not have the space to allocate an entire room for pooja. Position the images or idols of Deity or god in such a way that the devotee faces east while making a prayer. West is another alternate location for the prayer area.

The best time for the prayer can be during early morning or evening, a thank you for a good day, for the warmth of the sun, or for the love of friends who support and assist us even on our bad or difficult days. This is a space where human-made problems are left behind like a wet umbrella at the door. 

Space and place within which we pray matter. According to Sarah Starr, a writer and life coach “This space serves as a daily reminder to connect with yourself and with the divine.”

Important things about a Prayer Room | Pooja Room Vastu

A few important tips for Pooja Room Vaastu

  • A prayer room should not share a wall with a toilet on the other side of it, because it can cause the air to become foul and your prayer space to feel tainted.
  • Avoid placing a prayer area below the toilet on the upper floor.
  • The dimensions of the altar should be in proportion to the size of your house.
  • Discover the most favorable sector by superimposing a Vastu grid onto the house blueprint.
  • Do not place the prayer room and toilet facing each other. It will create a cross-contamination issue.
  • Make a temple made of wood or marble. Avoid temples made of glass or metal.
  • The design of the temple or altar should be inviting and very attractive.
  • Ensure to select a favorable day to initiate the worship of the divine being, incase of new house.
  • It is auspicious to keep Crystal Kalash, right-hand Shankh, Shree Yantra, or Crystal Shankha in the prayer room.
  • Invite the entire family to check out this space on a daily basis. Remember the popular phrase “The family that prays together stays together“.

Do and Don’t of Pooja Room Vastu

  • We recommend placing a copper or marble pot containing water in a northeast direction. Change the water every day to keep it clean and fresh. You can also place a water pyramid here for extra luck!
  • Avoid placing a heavy and loaded fish tank  in close proximity to the altar, whether it be above, below, or beside it.
  • Place light or Diya in the southeast corner of the pooja room. You will then be able to see your inner light shine through.
  •  Avoid keeping photographs (pictures) of the dead/ancestors in the prayer zone.
  •  Keep this area neat, clean, and also, clutter-free. Space of worship should be invoked simplicity and cleanliness.
  •  Use this zone strictly for prayer and meditation purposes only.
  • Did you know that you can keep your temple in a bedroom or kitchen where there’s not enough space? Just make sure to hang a curtain in front of the door while it’s not in use.
  • To maintain a peaceful environment, it is advisable to keep it separate from any distractions, such as television or the interference caused by electromagnetic waves, including those emitted by a router.
  • Ensure your altar is stable and supported by a solid base or wall. The altar should not be hung in the air, according to the original text.
  • Avoid overcrowding your prayer room. Stick to necessity only to keep this space sacred. Immerse the rest in flowing water.

Colours of temple

  • Use colors of tranquility like white, orange, or silver which enhance the space for meditation. These colors are uplifting and energizing.

Arranging the home worship area in the correct way helps you to derive maximum spiritual benefits to the entire family. Do not ignore the importance of the prayer zone. Redo your prayer corner if not in a good shape.

Remember ” We are an earthly tenant of God’s property.”

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