The puja room the building should be
in the east, north or north-east corner. The puja room should
never be in the bedroom. The idols should be kept in the
north-east portion of the pujaroom.The faces of god should not be
covered with anything including garlands and flowers. If a lamp is
placed in the pujaroom, it should always be in front of the god.
All the material related to pujaroom should be kept in the
southeast of the room.
Any item, showpiece, idols of god etc.
removed from pujaroom for any reason should not be kept elsewhere
in the house, and should be properly viserjit in a river.. Pooja
room should always be on the ground floor and never in the
One should never use poojaroom for any other
purpose like store. All the almirahs and cabinets in the room
should never be more in height in comparison to the placement of
idols. Ensure that the toilet is not adjoining the pooja room, and
not even above or below the prayer room. Never place any
photographs to dead people in the pooja room.
Avoid keeping the heavy figures/idols of Lord
Ganesha in the pooja room, however light weight figures and
pictures can be placed instead. The roof of the prayer room should
be lower in comparison to the other rooms on the same floor. One
can use false ceiling for the same, if major renovation not
possible. White or light yellow marble work in the room is
auspicious. The color of the walls can be white, light yellow or
light blue. The lamp-stand or up lighter can be in the south-east
corner of the prayer room. The doors of the prayer room should not
close or open automatically. A spring or door-closer should not be
fixed on this door. Idols should not be kept facing each other.
Broken idols and torn pictures should not be kept in the prayer
room. An aimirah or show-case can be placed in the southern or
western wall, but it should be lower than idols. Keep the pooja
room absolutely clean. If you are forced to have your prayer in
the kitchen, have your deity in the North-east of the kitchen,
facing west. Never have the prayer area in the bedroom. If it is a
very big plot the prayer room can be constructed in the center of
the plot or center of the building. No bell should be hung in the
puja room. And if a mandir is built of wood steel etc. the top of
the same should never be pointed/sharp. It is beneficial to build
a threshold at the entrance of the puja room. Only white and soft
blue color should be used to paint the walls in the puja room.
*The idols should
be in the east and the west of the Pujaghar. The faces of the
idols should not be in the north or the south. Because, if the
faces of the idols are towards the north we look towards the south
side which is not good.
* The Pujaghar in
the building should be in the east, the north or the north-east
* Puja room should
not be in the south direction.
* Pujaghar should
not be in the bedroom.
of any God should not be drawn in the Pujaghar.
* Toilet should not
be above the below the worship room.
* White of light
yellow marble work in the worship room is auspicious. The colour
of the walls of the worship room should be white, light yellow or
*The worship room
should have doors and windows in the north or the east.
* Lamp stand should
be the south-east corner of the worship room
* If the worship
room is of the shape of a pyramid (scope on all the four sides of
the roof) it is auspicious. Women should not enter the worship
room during the menses period.
*The Homekund (a
pit for sacred fire) or the Agnikund (a pit for consecrates fire)
should be in the south-east direction of the worship room. The
sacred offerings to the fire should be made with the face towards
* The showcases and
almirahs in the Pujaghar should be towards the western or the
southern wall. The photographs of the deity or the idols should
never be near the northern or the southern walls.
* The idol should
not be exactly in front of the entrance gate.
should have a threshold.
* The worship room
should not have a pinnacle, dome, victory pillar, Gomukh, flag,
* Idols brought from
ancient temples in the desecrated form or otherwise should not be
kept in the worship room.
*The idols in the
worship room should not be in a desecrated form.
* The mezzanine
protruding out of the worship room should be in the west or the
* The idols should
not be kept at a place obtained by chiseling off the wall or
touching the wall. They should be kept at least an inch away from
* No unnecessary
heavy articles like tins, clothes etc. should be kept in the
worship room. No part of the worship room separated by a curtain
etc. should be used for any other purpose.
*The worship room
should not have a door with one shutter. The door should not be
made of tin or iron grills.
*The doors of the
worship room should not automatically close or open. Spring or
door closer should not be used for this door.
* Money or valuables
should not be hid in the worship room.
*The roof should
not have ventilation or windows. Idols should not be kept facing
private or public, big or small temple, Shivilinga should be built
in the space around the building. If meditation is going to last
for more than 15 minutes one should not sit exactly facing the
idols. One should sit near the western wall facing the east for
meditation, avoiding the look of the idol.