Puja

 

 

 

By creating a room for worshiping, we are creating a room to get charged with positive vibrations every morning and that energy will energize our environment, mind, body and soul. Our work efficiency will increase and so the progress, prosperity and peace.

 

 

 

 

Puja room vastu
Direction of Prayer in house

 

  • Never locate the Prayer space in the bedroom, as this place is for rest and pleasure. However if there is no choice, locate it in the north-east corner of the room. Take care that your feet do not point towards this corner while lying on the bed.
  • Avoid locating the toilet above, below or opposite to this room to prevent the negative energies of the toilet from spoiling the auspicious atmosphere of the Prayer room.
  • This room should also not be constructed next to the kitchen or located under a staircase. In case you do make the Prayer space in the kitchen, keep the deity in such a way that you face east while praying.
  • In very big plots, factories or apartments, the prayer room can be located in the centre or the Brahmasthana, the sector governed by Lord Brahma, the Creator.
  • Make the roof of the Prayer room dome or pyramid-shaped. This facilitates smooth flow of positive energies from the tip to the dome or pyramid into the Prayer room. This shape also assists in meditation.
  • Use tranquil colours on the walls of the Prayer room like white, soft shades of yellow, blue or violet. These colours do not distract while praying.
  • Ideally, the doors and windows of this room should open towards the east or north. These should be made of good quality wood and have double shutters.
  • Although north-east is generally the direction recommended for locating the idols 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 Prayer room. Also avoid Shrichakra and Shaligram idols, unless you have tremendous spiritual control and are capable of performing Prayer in a traditional manner.
  • Never display photographs of the deceased family members/ ancestors along with the deities.
  • The height of idols should not be more than 18 inches and should always be placed on a high platform or singhasan.
  • Keep the holy books and other items like incense sticks etc ¬†along the west and south wall.
  • The lamp / fire should be placed in the south-east direction, governed by Agni.
  • The Prayer room should not be used for other purposes, like storing items that do not belong here. It should also not be used for sleeping purposes or to conceal money and other valuables.
  • Never keep a dustbin or any other items of distraction inside or near prayer room as if this space cannot provide appropriate environment for prayer, meditation and concentration, it tends to lose its very purpose.

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