I have enjoyed woodworking as a hobby and have been building traditional wood furniture for over 20 years. When we moved to our new home, my wife wanted to set up a proper pooja room with a nice mandir. I was reluctant to get her a metal mandir as according to vastu, wood is the preferred material for building a home mandir.
This started me on my quest to build a beautiful and functional wood mandir with features that are more relevant for devotees like us. The pooja mandir in our home has become a focal point of everyday life that brings the family together. It helps us to teach our children values that are important to us. Our home mandir is the center of activity come festival time. Diwali or Janamashtmi decorations now have taken a whole new meaning where kids are involved in decorating the home mandir.
I continue to build beautiful Wood mandirs as a hobby. My mandirs are highly functional and appropriate for everyday home use, but will certainly also become part of your festival tradition.
Features that make these mandirs unique are:
· Large storage drawers with full extension slides to keep all your pooja items.
· A light to illuminate your temple. A touch switch and additional electrical outlets at the back of the mandir can be added to put in festival lights.
· Slide out tray for agarbatti or pooja thalis.
· Mandir is easy to maintain and clean using a damp cloth and some spray on wood polish.