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Which is the ideal location for the prayer room or the temple and other do's and don'ts according to Vastu Shastra?
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  • There are several Vastu Shastra guidelines for temples or the prayer area for that matter. To begin with, being a sacred place of worship, it is supposed to be a peaceful setting and full of positive vibes as according to Vastu Shastraa, it can bring prosperity, good health and happiness to the people living in the house. If possible, a separate room for prayers would be the ideal choice.

    As a separate space for such rooms is not possible, a dedicated altar should be made on the east wall, towards the north-east zone of the house. Care should be taken not to place the temple or the altar in the south, south-west or south-east zones of house.
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  • Originally Posted by viccimal
    There are several Vastu Shastra guidelines for temples or the prayer area for that matter. To begin with, being a sacred place of worship, it is supposed to be a peaceful setting and full of positive vibes as according to Vastu Shastraa, it can bring prosperity, good health and happiness to the people living in the house. If possible, a separate room for prayers would be the ideal choice.

    As a separate space for such rooms is not possible, a dedicated altar should be made on the east wall, towards the north-east zone of the house. Care should be taken not to place the temple or the altar in the south, south-west or south-east zones of house.


    Why is only the north-east direction ideal for temples? What is the significance of such?
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  • @Blinkyoureye Well, it is according to the belief and knowledge that Jupiter is the lord of the north-east direction, also called as the ‘Ishan kona’, wherein “Ishan is Ishwar or God. Hence it is looked upon as the direction of God or Jupiter. Also, the earth’s tilt is also towards the north-east direction moving with the starting point of the north-east. Hence, this corner is like the point that pulls the entire thing and so it helps pull energies of the entire house towards it and takes them forward.

    Also, a temple can be placed in the centre of the house which is called as the Brahmasthan region is very auspicious and can bring prosperity and good health for the dwellers.
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  • Originally Posted by viccimal
    @Blinkyoureye Well, it is according to the belief and knowledge that Jupiter is the lord of the north-east direction, also called as the ‘Ishan kona’, wherein “Ishan is Ishwar or God. Hence it is looked upon as the direction of God or Jupiter. Also, the earth’s tilt is also towards the north-east direction moving with the starting point of the north-east. Hence, this corner is like the point that pulls the entire thing and so it helps pull energies of the entire house towards it and takes them forward.

    Also, a temple can be placed in the centre of the house which is called as the Brahmasthan region is very auspicious and can bring prosperity and good health for the dwellers.


    Thanks a lot !!

    Can you also share the way a temple should be constructed according to Vastu Shastra and the materials that should or should not be used?
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  • Well, to begin with, a temple should never be placed on the floor if possible. If there is no option then don't place it directly on the floor. Place it on a raised platform or pedestal, like people mostly do.

    Talking about materials, a temple should ideally be made of marble or wood and those made of glass or acrylic should be avoided.
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  • Originally Posted by viccimal
    Well, to begin with, a temple should never be placed on the floor if possible. If there is no option then don't place it directly on the floor. Place it on a raised platform or pedestal, like people mostly do.

    Talking about materials, a temple should ideally be made of marble or wood and those made of glass or acrylic should be avoided.



    Thanks a lot for clearing so may doubts. I will post again if I have other queries :)
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  • Sure @Blinkyoureye there will be many other things that will crop up in your mind :)
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  • Hi,

    Here are some more tips:

    1. Choose a colour theme of white-light blue-yellow combination

    2. Ensure the Puja room does not face the house entrance, any bathroom or staircase or even a kitchen






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  • Originally Posted by harini7054
    Hi,

    Here are some more tips:

    1. Choose a colour theme of white-light blue-yellow combination

    2. Ensure the Puja room does not face the house entrance, any bathroom or staircase or even a kitchen








    Ohh..This is really helpful. Thank u so much.
    Will it be good if we use wooden Temple (brown color theme) ?? bocz it is easily available and itz not much expensive.
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    • harini70542 years ago
      Wood is an auspicious material and can be used. Make sure it is obtained from auspicious trees like Ashoka, Sal, Neem, Sandalwood or Sheesham
  • Dos and don’ts for decorating a temple at home
    Always place the diya on the right side of the person performing a pooja.
    Use fresh flowers to decorate the temple and light dhoop or incense sticks or aroma candles to cleanse the house and create a divine ambiance.
    Don't keep photographs of the dead/ancestors in the temple.
    Create a small shelf near the temple, to place the incense, puja materials and holy books.
    Make provisions for electric points near the temple, so that one can light up the temple during festive days.
    Dont keep unnecessary items or dustbins below the temple or around it.
    Hang a curtain in front of the camera if you keep the temple in the bedroom or kitchen.
    Don't place the temple against a wall that has a toilet behind it. It should also not be placed below a toilet on the upper floor.
    Use white, beige, lavender or light yellow colours for the temple space..
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  • From the web-


    Prayer | Pooja | Puja Room, Temple as per Vastu





    Every house has a different zone used for different purpose. One of the important area in any home is a zone of tranquility which is know as a temple or pooja room. According to vastu, this zone is best suitable for pooja (prayer) room or home temple. This is a place that brings us closer to a our Creator. It can be considered lifting ones 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 is often shaped by religious beliefs. But one does not have to belong to a specific religion to pray .

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


    According to Vishwakarma Prakash Chaper -2, Sloka 94, puja room should be in the north east corner.



    Best time for the prayer can be during early morning or evening , a thank you for a good day, for warmth of the sun, for 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. Set a small alter on the east wall of the North-east zone, if you do not have the space to allocate an entire room for pooja. Consider following questions

      Where do you 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)
      The space and place within which we pray matters. According to sarah starr, a writer and life coach ” A space serves as an daily reminder to connect with yourself and with the divine.”

      Important things about a prayer room:-

      Do & Don’t

        Images or idols of Deity or god should positioned in such a way that devotee faces east while making a prayer. West is another alternate location for the prayer area.
        Do not put too many idols of deities in the temple. Immerse the rest in flowing water.
        Place marble or copper pot containing water at north east direction of the temple. Change this water daily. You can also place a water pyramid near the temple for enhancing water element of north-east zone.
        Place light or diya in the south east corner of the pooja room.
        Do not keep photographs (pictures) of the dead/ancestors in the prayer zone.
        Keep this area neat, clean and also, clutter free. Space of worship should be invoke simplicity and cleanliness.
        This room or zone should be strictly used for the prayer and meditation purpose only.
        Due to shortage of the space, some people keeps temple in a bed room or kitchen. Keep small curtain in the front while not using a prayer room.
        Do not over crowd your prayer room. Stick to necessity only to keep this space sacred.
        Few More important tips

          Temple should not share the wall having toilet on the other side (behind it).
          Temple should not be placed below a toilet located on the upper floor.
          Do not place pooja room and toilet facing each other.
          Make temple made from wood or marble. Avoid temple made in glass or wood.
          Design of the temple should be inviting and very attractive.
          It is auspicious to keep crystal kalasha, right hand shankha, shree yantram or crystal shankha in the prayer room.
          Invite entire family to check out this space on a daily basis.
          Use colours of tranquility like white, orange or silver which enhance the space for meditation. These colours are uplifting and energizing.
          Key points

            You need to take time out of your day to reflect, meditate, and pray. Even spending a few minutes in prayer zone will bring inner strength to carry you through the high and low in your life.
            When you create a prayer space in your house, you are reminding of god’s presence at all the time. t
            Like home, here should also be a prayer space in offices, factories, schools, hospitals and, also hotels.
            At prayer room, our burden becomes lighter, and we can be touched by hands of spirit.
            Honour your tranquil zone by making your presence there regularly.
            Arranging home worship area in correct way helps you to derive maximum spiritual benefits to entire family. So not ignore importance of prayer zone. Redo your prayer corner if not in a good shape.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Hi, prayer room or temple must be in North east zone of the house. Basicaly its must be made by white marble. But weight of marble is very high & according to vastu shastra North- North east direction have a lighter than any other direction. So high quality wood like Shishm, Sag etc. used for temple. In the multy storey house please construct pagoda above the temple or glass roofing as light come from the roof top. Area above the temple must be empty. Use Spatik in temple.
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  • Best Direction for Prayer or Pooja Room

    Either you live in East Facing House or South Facing House, it does not matter. The most appropriate direction of the Pooja room is North-East (Ishan Cone). Pooja Room is the most sacred place in the house; For Pooja Room (Mandir), the Northeast direction is the most suitable place in the home. Other appropriate direction for the Pooja room maybe the East or the North. We should take care that the Pooja room should never be in the South or Southwest direction. East, North-East, North facing houses considered very auspiciously. So, while planing a layout plan for the home you must follow the guidelines pooja room Vastu.
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