According to Vastu, the Puja room should be designed carefully so that you gain the positive energies on meditation & worship and feel charged.
Vastu of Puja Room with respect to the house
- The Puja room in your home should be in the east, the north or the north-east corner of the house.
- Puja room should not be in the south direction.
- The Puja mandir should not be in the bedroom.
- The Puja room should not be above, below or next to bathroom or kitchen.
- Puja room should not be built below the stairs
- The Puja room should have doors and windows in the north or the east.
Vastu and arrangement/decoration of the Puja Room:
- A proper mandir should be placed in the east of the Puja room. Wood is the most prefered and auspicious material for building the mandir.
- The mandir can also be built using marble or other stones. Metal should not be used to build a pooja mandir.
- Lord idols made of metal can be placed in the wooden puja mandir. Special care should be taken to ensure that the metal used for in the lord idols should not be used to build the temple where the lord is placed as this is considered unauspicious.
- The Lord idols should be placed in the east and the west of the Puja mandir. The faces of the Lord should not be in the south.
- Lamp stand should be in the south-east or east corner of the puja room.
- The color of the walls of the Puja room should be white, light yellow or light blue.
- The floor should be of either white or light yellow color.
- White or light yellow marble work in the Puja room is considered auspicious.
- If an “Agnikund” is placed, it should be in the south-east direction of the puja room. The sacred offerings to the fire should be made with the face towards the east.
- Scenes from the Mahabharat, photographs of birds and animals should not be in the Puja room.
- The God idols should not be exactly in front of the entrance to the puja room.
- The Puja room should have a proper wood mandir that does not have metal components, wood along with marble are preferred materials for a puja mandir.
- The Lord’s idols in the puja room should not be damaged in any form.
- 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 the wall.
- The Puja room should not be used as a storage room.
- The Puja room should preferably have a two shutter wooden door.
- The Puja room should not have any other marble statues for decorations.
- Statue of metals can be kept in the Puja room. No statue should be placed in front of the door.