Vastu Shastra has become the most important aspect of room designing during recent times due to the scientifically proved effects it has on the life of the individual concerned. The whole science of Vastu Shastra is based on the principle of electromagnetic interference and coherence. The right amount of alignment and deviation for the electromagnetic lines of force surrounding the earth has been extensively described by the Vastu Shastra, originally practiced by the Indian royal families. Vastu Shastra applies to the whole structure of the house and when one is concerned about the most sacred area of the house- the pooja room, some important things should be noted in order to get the most out of one’s faith and find peace of mind. It has been observed on a large scale that due to the decrease of time and space, people are forgetting the importance of the almighty in our day to day lives and hence, the pooja room often gets ignored due to non-availability of space. This might lead to an unseen disruption of mental and physical balance. Here are some of the Vastu tips and tipss which can come handy while deciding the structure of a pooja room.
Location of the Pooja Room
The location of the pooja room is responsible for the absorption of positive energies and deflection of negative energy which surrounds us in the universe. The pooja room should be in the North/ east or the North-east direction of the house. Never ever should a bedroom or a bathroom be built adjacent to the pooja room. Cleanliness should be a must while entering into the sacred place One should not enter the room without washing hands and legs properly.
Idols in the Pooja Room
If Vastu Shastra is to be followed strictly, there should be no idols in the pooja room. But if it is a personal desire to idolize God, care should be taken that the height of the idol is somewhere in between two to nine inches. It should also be made sure that the feet of the idol are exactly at the chest of the person sitting in front of it. Particular care should be taken to ensure that nothing is kept above the idol of God.
The vessels used in the pooja room should be made up of copper. It should always be neat and clean. It is always advisable to have a tulsi plant in the pooja room since it is regarded as the most sacred of all herbs. The room should be simple and the walls should be elegantly colored with light paint, preferably white or sky blue. One should not sleep in the pooja room as it is exclusively for the supreme power. If sleeping in the pooja room becomes a necessity, the idols should be kept in the highest of all places in the room and should be covered at night. One can pray by uncovering the deity.