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Do I need to Have My Vedic Astrology Chart Analyzed?

An analysis of the vedic birth chart is not necessary to have a puja performed, or to receive the benefit of any puja.

The merit which is earned by doing a puja will come to fruition at the appropriate time in our life, now or in the future.

However, a more precise understanding of our specific karma, and the timetable for the unfoldment of our karma, can be determined by a competent astrologer.

At Bhakti, we have a team of highly learned and competent astrologers, who can do detail study of your horoscope chart and would suggest you the perfect remedy which will yield results.

How do I select a Puja?

There are several ways to go about it:

Based on purpose:

when you browse any of the seven categories listed on the website (Pujas & Fasting, Chakra Balancing, Nine Planets, Yagya / Homam, Cow Rituals, Dakshina and Last Rites), you will notice a Filter in the center of the screen named “Filter by Purpose” (visible on all devices).

Choose your purpose from this filter, to see applicable pujas.

Ganapathy Puja

Ganapathy puja is performed before any venture is started.

Ganesha is revered as the son of the Shiva and Parvati, and is always honored first in most worship services and rituals.

Ganesha is also known as Vigneswara, Vinayaka, Gajamukha and Ainkaran.

Ganpathy is the presiding deity of ‘Mooladhara Chakra’ which is one of the seven major energy centers in human body.

He is worshipped for siddhi (success in undertakings), and buddhi (intelligence).

He is also the God of education, knowledge and wisdom, literature and the fine arts.

Ganpati puja is performed to remove obstacles, to improve knowledge and wisdom.

Subramanya Puja

Subramanya puja is performed to overcome fears of all forms, to remove negative vibrations.

This puja is to be done for any problems related to Mars, especially Chevai dosham or Kuja dosha.

Lord Subramanya is the presiding deity of “Swadistana Chakra” which is one of the seven major energy centers in human body.

He is the dispeller of all fears.

Subramanya puja is also done for benefiting people who are having difficulty conceiving and to overcome problems during pregnancy.

Maha Lakhmi Puja

Maha Lakshmi puja is  performed to Goddess Lakshmi.

Maha Lakshmi is the bestower of wealth, fortune, purity, divinity, friends, marriage, children, food, beauty, health and happiness in family.

Lakshmi  puja when performed in a place bestows prosperity and tremendous positive energy  and attracts fortune with wisdom.

Saraswathi Puja

For gaining knowledge and mastery in studies, to sharpen the intellect and improve memory.

Goddess Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, puja of Maa Saraswati shall be conducted by every student whether in school, college of preparing for exams.

Durga Puja

In Sanskrit, Durga means ‘She who is incomprehensible or difficult to reach’.

Durga represents the Divine Mother and she is the energy aspect of the Lord.

Durga Puja is the greatest Hindu festival celebrated in various parts of India in different styles in which God is adored as Mother. 

The beginning of summer and the beginning of winter are two very important junctions of climatic and solar influence.

These two periods are taken as sacred  opportunities for the worship of the Divine Mother.

They are indicated respectively by the Rama Navaratri (April-May) and the Durga Navaratri (September-October).

The bodies and minds of people undergo a considerable change on account of the changes in Nature.

Worshiping the divine as a mother brings auspiciousness, prosperity, knowledge, to overcome fears and all other potent powers in our life.

Shiva Shakti Puja

Shiva Shakti Puja helps to improve harmony in the marriage and to help integrate material and spiritual progress.

Kali Puja

Kali is the fearful and ferocious form of the mother goddess.

Kali puja helps to diminish our ego and all negative tendencies that hinder spiritual progress and material prosperity.

Nava Graha Puja

Navagraha Puja is performed traditionally for nine planets which produces tremendous positive energy, and  helps us to gain courage to face any situation in our lives.

According to Vedic Astrology, the position of planet at the time of human birth will have influence on pnes actions and reaction to different situations in life.

Improper planetary alignment at the time of birth for an individual is called as a ‘dosha’ or negative influence.

Nava graha puja helps to dilute the  negative influences and infuses peace and prosperity. 

Sarva Aishwarya Puja

Sarva Aishwarya Puja Havan is a ritual – called as Vilakku Puja – performed by ladies of all ages to the Vilakku that represents Lalitha Tripura Sundari.

Lalitha Tripura Sundari represents the Aikya Roopam which is Maha Kali, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Saraswathiy

Gayathri Puja

Gayathri Puja helps us to have positive relationships with our family and society, and it assists us in reaching high goals.


Ayush Homa For positive influences in the coming year.                  

Karuka Homa For the health and welfare of children and to develop academic ability. Also relieves stomach problems for elders.        

Tila Homa For departed souls, to be performed 45 days after death or later; for peace of one’s ancestors and to receive the blessings of ancestors.

Ganapathy Homa For positive vibrations in the house, when starting new ventures such as a new job, or generally to remove obstacles.            

Maha Ganapathy Homa If suffering from losses, when starting a new business or investments, when getting married, or to remove obstacles.

Also for birthdays.               

Maha Sudarshana Homa For peace and happiness and to get rid of evil forces.             

Maha Mrityunjaya Homa For a long and healthy life and to get rid of prolonged sickness. Especially for those on their death bed.              

Navagraha Homa Puja for all individual planets.                    

Swayamvara Homa For getting married.

This is commonly selected along with Ganapathy or Mahaganapathy.                   

Kala Sarpa Homa This is a very special homa to reduce the intensity of ups and downs in a person’s life which are caused by Kalasarpa dosha.

This dosha is relevant when all the planets in the birthchart are placed in one half of the zodiac between Rahu and Ketu, the nodes of the moon.

Most people with this combination can experience imbalance in their life, and unexpected events outside of their control.                  


Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Rahu and Ketu  Puja for individual planets.          

Bhagavati Seva For protection from miseries, fulfillment of wishes and for spiritual benefits.

Performed per Kerala tradition, just after sunset to receive the blessings of the Divine Mother.

Durga For the elimination of all suffering through the grace of the Divine Mother and to get rid of evil tendencies in us.    

Hanuman For good health, strength, vitality, courage, leadership qualities, and overcoming hurdles.

Santoshi For general peace and well being and happiness.

For unity and harmony among family members.

Vishnu For a smooth life, peace and harmony in the family, to improve family relations, for sustaining the family, for departed souls.      

Lakshmi For prosperity, material abundance, and spiritual prosperity.

To remove troubles that prevent us from starting a spiritual path or business.       

Saraswati For gaining knowledge and mastery in studies, to sharpen the intellect and improve memory.                       

Shiva For improving the general health of body and mind, to remove bad vibrations around a person, for a speedy recovery from illness, or before and after an operation.

Shiva-Shakti  To improve harmony in the marriage and to help integrate material and spiritual progress.                       

Subramanya To increase leadership skills, for increased courage and vital energy or to excel in martial arts.    

Kali/Karthika Puja To diminish our ego and all negative tendencies that hinder spiritual progress and material prosperity.             

Special Pujas There are many special Pujas performed throughout the year.      

There is room for all types of Durga Puja ‘pandals’

Ever since Durga Puja was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in, the ‘pandals’ have felt a need to have their messaging on point

Phuchka, or pani puri,

is a staple of Kolkata’s street food and since Durga Puja is the time when crowds hit the streets in the millions, it’s anyone’s guess how many kilograms of phuchka are consumed during the festival.

A Durga Puja organised by the Behala Nutan Dal club in Kolkata this year has phuchkas in sal leaf bowls installed along the walls like hundreds of little diyas.

The entire pandal, which houses the goddess, is made up of materials associated with a pani puri seller’s trade.

The goddess and family are housed in a huge replica of a phuchka shell, as if enacting Durga and the Amazing Giant Phuchka.

Ayan Saha, the artist, explains to a group of visitors that he was inspired by a story in the Mahabharat where Draupadi made pani puri, a story which was new to me and turns out to have been an internet joke that was taken as gospel truth.

To him, the phuchka represents “a woman’s character, with a hard shell and tenderness inside”.

And it occurred to me that what could have been a whimsical, playful Durga Puja riffing off of one of our favourite snacks now had to bear the burden of wearing its profundity on its sleeve, or at least in the artist statement.

Puja Samagri


Betel leaves are used for decorating kalash (pot) used for religious rituals as it cleanses the water.

Betel nuts and a coin placed on the betel leaf are given to the pandits as dakshina during pujas.

It is used in marriage ceremonies as it is depicted as a symbol of prosperity and strong bond.


Camphor is used to carry out aarti during pujas.

It represents the removal of darkness and spreads positive energy.

Incense sticks are lit during pujas.

Its fragrance removes unpleasant odours and insects.

It gives a soothing and relaxing effect to everyone.

Both camphor and incense sticks are considered as a symbol of prayer.

Chandan (sandalwood paste)

Chandan is basically given to people for applying on the forehead at the end of the puja. It is also used for applying on the idols placed during puja.

The fragrance of chandan gives a pleasant feeling.

Chandan gives a cooling effect in the nerves when used on the forehead.


Coconuts are significant in pujas.

It is broken during puja which symbolizes surrendering to God and this action is done to please Lord Ganesh to overcome hurdles faced in life.

It is also given as Prasad after the puja.


Flowers are one of the main samagri used in pujas.

Different types of flowers are offered to worship deities.

Purohit or Pandit offers flowers to God while chanting mantras during the rituals.

According to Hindu belief, offering flowers to the almighty during puja will grant good fortune, happiness and wealth.

Jasmine, rose, marigold, crown flowers, red hibiscus, lotus, Nerium oleander are common types of flowers used in puja.


Fruits are offered to worship Lord during pujas.

It is also distributed as Prasad.

Different types of fruits like banana, apple, orange, grapes and pomegranate are used in pujas.


Kumkum or Sindhoor is an important part in the life of women according to Hindu culture.

Every Hindu woman in India applies Kumkum usually after marriage.

It signifies the goodness and longevity of the husband.

Kumkum is red in colour and it is used in many types of pujas associated with Goddess Lakshmi.


Panchamrutha is composed of five ingredients; i.e Curd, sugar, honey, ghee and water.

It is used in pujas as Prasad and for abhishek.

Panchamrutha signifies immortality.

Rose water

Rose water is used to mix chandan (sandalwood paste) during pujas.

It has a sweet aroma and that gives a spiritual atmosphere.

Bronze lamps are used to light diyas.

Other items like plates, cloth are needed while doing pujas.

Tulsi leaves

Tulsi leaves are considered to be the most sacred in pujas.

It is used to worship Lord Vishnu.

It can absorb the negative energies and purifies the atmosphere.


Turmeric is an essential puja samagri used in all types of pujas.

It is yellow in colour and used in the form of powder.

It represents purity which gives positive vibes.

Turmeric powder is used to make idols of Lord Ganesh in main pujas and has medicinal properties also.


Water epitomizes as a symbol of cleansing and purification.

It is used for abhisheka of idols during puja.

Water plays a significant part in every puja ritual.


Dry Fruits such as almonds, raisin, walnuts, rock sugar (mishri) and lotus seeds, jaggery, Elachi dana etc.

are significant for puja purpose.

Five different types of dry fruits can be mixed and used as Panch meva to offer Ishta deity,

gods during pooja and also consumed as a Prashad afterwards.


Milk is generally used to offer God’s in the temple which symbolizes our pure love for our Lord.

Milk is one of the ingredients of panchamrut which is offered by the purohits after the puja.


Honey is used in rudrabhishek to lord shiva and also it is one of the ingredients of panchamrut.

Traditional people believe that using honey in puja and in Abhishek’s reduces negative energy and make the overall environment positive and pure.


Ghee is used to light Diya’s in conducting puja which signifies spreading joy, brightness and happiness.

Ghee symbolizes a way of improving positivity and spreading goodness among life.

Orange Juice

Orange juice is used in Abhishekh of the deities.


In the Hindu religion, food is offered to God during rituals or puja at home or temple.

That food is distributed among the worshippers in a form of Prashad and is considered as a blessing of God.


Saffron paste is used to purest spice used to apply all deities of the Hindu temple.

As part of Hindu rituals saffron paste is applied as ’tilak’ on forehead of the devotees as a mark of god’s blessing.

Copper Kalash

Copper kalash is used to pour water in it for puja and it depicts positivity and water in kalash is considered as pure water.


Rice is used while putting tilak on the forehead, also it is believed that rice has ability to attracted vibration of different deities.

Cardamom Powder

Cardamom lifts the spirits and induces a calm meditative state.

Cardamom is also to attract the energy of the deities in puja.


Oil is used to light lamps used in puja which signifies positivity as lightening of lamp during puja bring prosperous and well-being in lives.

Cotton Wick

A candle wick is usually a braided cotton that holds the flame of an oil lamp or candle. These are used in lightening Diya’s for puja.


Sugar is used to prepare panchamrut and also used to make sweets which could be served as Prashad in temples.

Fire Wood

Fire wood is used to catch fire while doing Hawan.

This firewood is used a fuel in Hawan.


Popcorn is used to throw in fire while having hawan as popcorn helps to get the fire extended for a longer duration this is considered as one of the main ingredients for hawan.


Jaggery is used in making sweet dishes, especially the ones offered in Lakshmi puja.


Pooja coins can be used for Kuber and Lakshmi puja especially on Deepavali, AakshayaTritiya, and other festivals, while chanting 108 Lakshmi mantras you can use them instead of flowers.


Moli is a red-coloured thread, also known as kalava which is used in every Hindu ceremony, Hawan, and pujas. Initially, red thread is offered to our deities in puja and later is worn on the wrist of people attending the puja.

Black Sesame Seeds

Black sesame seeds are used in puja, Hawan, and are also used as an offering on Lord Shiva and Lord Shani.

Sesame seeds are used in puja as it symbolizes to bring good luck and good health.

Copper Plate

The plain copper puja plate with raised borders and flower design in between the plate is used for keeping puja items during puja.

Copper is well known for its grasping capacity.


Clove drives away all the negative energy and the impurities from the environment.

Cloves is also used as fulfilling desires and success in work.

Ghee Diya

Ghee Diya’s are used to perform aarti of Hindu deities.


It is used while doing Abhishek and is also considered the purest water in Hinduism and also believed that it attracts the energies of all Hindu deities.

Hindu Tilak

Hindu tilak is applied on the forehead after entering the temple.

It shows devotional spirit.

Tilak also helps in relaxing the mind and increasing concentration levels.


Janeu is a consecrated thread that is worn by every Hindu Brahman.

It enhances purity and gives long life and divine blessing.

It is a belief among brahmins that a young brahmin boy is considered a man when he wore Janeu.


Rudraksha is associated with Lords shiva and 108 Rudraksha beads are worn for chanting different mantras in conducting puja.

Choosing the Perfect Idols and Statues for your Pooja Space

A pooja room is an integral part of a Hindu household and is a sacred space where families come together to offer prayers and perform religious rituals.

To create a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere, choosing the right idols and statues to place in your pooja room is essential.

Selecting the perfect idols and statues can be daunting, with a wide variety of options available.

Here are some tips to help you choose the ideal ones for your pooja space.

Determine the Purpose

Determining their purpose is the first step in choosing the perfect idols and statues. Different pooja rituals require different gods and goddesses,

so it is essential to select the right idols based on the rituals you plan to perform.

For example,

if you want to perform puja for Lord Ganesha, you should choose an idol of Lord Ganesha.

Material Matters

Idols and statues are available in various materials, including marble, brass, stone, bonded bronze, and wood.

Each material has unique characteristics and qualities, so choose one that appeals to you the most.

For example, marble and brass statues are long-lasting, while wooden statues have a traditional look.

The size and placement of your idols and statues are also essential factors.

Choose a size appropriate for your pooja room, and ensure the idols and statues fit well.

For example, larger statues are better suited for bigger pooja rooms, while smaller ones are ideal for smaller areas.

Aesthetic Appeal

The appearance of your idols and statues is also essential, as they should enhance the aesthetic appeal of your pooja room.

Choose idols and statues that are beautifully crafted, with intricate details and striking colors.

Personal Beliefs

Finally, choosing idols and statues that align with your beliefs and spiritual practices is important.

Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary designs, your chosen idols and statues should reflect your spiritual journey and connection to your faith.

The Significance of Colors in Pooja Rooms

Colors have a profound impact on our emotions, mood, and state of mind. In the context of pooja rooms, each color carries its own symbolic significance and spiritual connotations. Here are some common colors and their meanings:

White: White is a timeless and pure color often associated with spirituality and divinity.

It represents purity, peace, and the presence of the divine.

White walls in the pooja room create a serene and sacred atmosphere, encouraging focus and introspection during prayers.

Yellow: Yellow is a color that symbolizes positivity, enlightenment, and optimism.

It is believed to attract divine blessings and promote a sense of joy and positivity in the pooja room.

Blue: Blue is a color often associated with the divine and the vastness of the cosmos.

It represents tranquility, spiritual awakening, and a connection to higher realms.

Green: Green is the color of nature and symbolizes growth, abundance, and renewal.

 It is believed to attract prosperity and harmony to the pooja room.

Red: Red is a vibrant and energetic color associated with passion and devotion.

It represents the intensity of devotion and love towards the divine.

Orange: Orange is a color that symbolizes energy and enthusiasm.

It is often used in Hindu traditions as it represents the saffron color of spiritual seekers.

Practical Tips for Choosing the Perfect Color

When selecting the color for your pooja room walls, consider the following practical tips:

Personal Connection: Choose a color that resonates with your personal spiritual journey and beliefs.

The color should evoke a sense of tranquility and spiritual connection for you.

Lighting: Take into account the lighting in the pooja room.

Natural light and artificial lighting can affect how the color appears.

Test the color in different lighting conditions before making a final decision.

Size of the Room: Consider the size of the pooja room.

Lighter colors can make a small space feel more open and airy, while darker colors can add a sense of intimacy to a larger room.

Color Combinations: You can also consider using a combination of colors to create a unique and harmonious ambiance.

For example, you can pair white with soft pastel shades or yellow with gold accents for a touch of opulence.

Minimalism: Keep the overall decor of the pooja room simple and uncluttered.

Minimalistic design allows the focus to be on the divine and enhances the spiritual experience.

Example: A Tranquil White Pooja Room

Wall Color: The walls of this serene pooja room are adorned in pure white, symbolizing purity and spiritual enlightenment.

The color creates a tranquil atmosphere, fostering a deep connection to the divine during prayers.

Decor Elements: The simplicity of the white walls is complemented by elegant wooden carvings and gold accents, adding a touch of grace and grandeur to the pooja room.

Natural Light: Large windows allow natural light to flood the space, enhancing the purity and sacredness of the white walls.

The Transformative Power of the Right Color

The color of the pooja room walls holds the power to create a transformative and spiritually enriching environment.

Each color carries its own symbolic significance, and the right choice can enhance the sanctity of the space and elevate the spiritual experience during prayers and meditation.

In conclusion,

 choosing the perfect color for your pooja room walls requires thoughtful consideration and a connection to your personal spiritual journey.

 Whether you opt for the purity of white, the positivity of yellow, or the tranquility of blue, let the color be a reflection of your devotion and reverence for the divine.

With the right color, your pooja room will become a cherished sanctuary of spiritual serenity and divine connection.

Mandir Direction In Home 

Learn the right direction for the pooja room and for placing the idols, as this brings positivity, prosperity, and spiritual upliftment.

Also know the importance of mandir direction in home as per Vastu. 

Every homeowner has a favourite space where they spend most of their time.

For children, it may be the TV room.

For parents, it might be the balcony to unwind, and for home cooks, it is unquestionably the kitchen.

The Mandir however is the one place in the home that everyone reveres, and it is a place which can completely alter the ambience of your house.

After all,  worshipping can significantly impact the energy and spiritual vibrations in your home or place of worship.

Therefore, it is crucial to consider certain critical factors about the mandir direction in home. 

Your puja mandir is incomplete if you do not make it as per the appropriate Vastu guidelines.

This brings in various factors that you need to consider, like its position, the colours you choose, arrangement of the idols, and layout of the puja unit,

all of which are important factors. 

Here are some excellent Vastu recommendations for the right mandir direction in home. Whether you have a designated puja location in your large home or have a tiny space in the apartment,

these tips and ideas will help you align your Mandir in the right direction.  

Best Mandir Direction In Home

The puja room should be located in the northeast corner of the house, as it is considered the best direction for worship. 

The northeastern direction is associated with the Agni (fire) element, believed to bring positivity, purity, and spiritual upliftment.

This direction is also said to be the direction of Lord Ishana (a Hindu god) and is believed to be the direction of knowledge and wisdom.

Having a pooja room in the northeastern direction is believed to bring prosperity, good health, and success to the house’s inhabitants.

It is also thought to help in spiritual growth and provide a positive atmosphere for meditation and prayer.

You can also choose north or east as the mandir direction for home if the northeast direction is occupied by something else. 

While a separate pooja room is ideal, it is not always feasible due to space restrictions in metropolitan locations.

So, according to the occupants’ needs and preferences, such homes can benefit from either a wall-mounted mandir or a small corner mandir.

Vastu Importance of Mandir Direction in Home

The direction is significant as it is believed to be the source of positive energy and spiritual vibrations in a home.

The cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) are crucial in Vastu because each direction is associated with certain qualities and characteristics.

For example, the north is considered the direction of wealth and success, while the south is regarded as the direction of health and longevity.

Proper alignment of a building or room with the cardinal directions is believed to bring positive energy and prosperity to the inhabitants.

Similarly, the right mandir direction in home also plays a crucial role in creating a positive and spiritual ambience. 

Which Direction Should God Face In Pooja Room?

Knowing the right direction for the idols is the next step after understanding the best direction to place the Mandir. 

The direction a deity should face in a puja room can vary depending on the specific God and the purpose of the worship.

Generally, the following are some guidelines for the placement of God in a puja room, according to Vastu:

The primary God should be in the room’s northeast corner, also known as the Ishaan corner.

The god should face east, as the rising sun symbolises new beginnings and the potential for spiritual growth.

The idol of Lord Vishnu should be in the west direction.

The idol of Lord Shiva should be in the north direction.

The idol of Lord Ganesha, Durga and Lord Kartikeya should be in the east direction.

The idol of Lord Hanuman and Bhairav idols should be in the south direction.

Shivling should be in the northern area of the house.

Tips on Pooja Room Mandir at Home

When it comes to placing gods or deities in a mandir, there are several tips to keep in mind to ensure that the space is filled with positive energy and blessings.

Here are a few essential tips to consider:

Choose the right direction: Placing the god in the right direction, as per Vastu, is considered the most auspicious.

It will ensure that the room is filled with positive energy and blessings.

Place the idols at a higher level: The idols or pictures of the gods should be placed at a higher level than the rest of the room because they are considered superior.

You can achieve this by placing them on a pedestal or shelf.

Use a red cloth: Use a red cloth to cover the gods, as red is considered a sacred colour and is believed to bring good luck and prosperity.

It is also essential to keep the cloth clean and well-maintained.

Keep the space clean and well-maintained: The pooja room should be kept clean and well-maintained at all times, as this is a sign of respect towards the gods.

It includes regular cleaning, dusting, and ensuring that the idols or pictures are in good condition.

Add fresh flowers and fruits: Fresh flowers and fruits are often used as offerings to the gods in Hindu worship.

To create a pleasant and inviting atmosphere, you can add fresh flowers and fruits to the pooja room.

Make sure the room has proper lighting: A pooja room should have good lighting, as it is considered necessary for performing pooja or aarti. You can use a diya, an electric bulb or a tube light to light the room.

Incense sticks: Incense sticks can create a pleasant aroma in the pooja room and help purify the air.

You can use different types of incense sticks depending on your preference.

Provision for storage in Pooja Room: The Mandir enhances your house’s ambience, and so Vastu is a crucial consideration while planning your home’s puja space. 

Avoid piling up goods in and around the puja area. 

Make a small shelf next to the Mandir where you may keep the pooja items as  incense, puja supplies, flowers, lamps, and holy scriptures.

According to the correct mandir direction in home, nothing should be placed above the god’s idol.

Right Direction For Praying in Mandir at Home: 

According to the principles of Vastu, the direction in which you face while praying is important too.

The North-East, also known as the “Ishaan” corner, is the best direction for prayer. This direction is associated with the god of wealth, Kubera, and is said to bring prosperity and success.

It is also believed to be the place of the gods and the source of all spiritual energy.

Another favourable direction for worship is the east, associated with the rising sun and the god of knowledge, Lord Ganesha.

This direction brings positive energy, clarity of thought, and good fortune.

The South-West direction is not recommended for worship as it is associated with the god of death,Lord Yama.

Worshipping in this direction is said to bring negative energy and obstacles in life.

Worshipping in the North direction is also not recommended as it is associated with the god of water, Varuna.

Worshipping in this direction is said to bring financial difficulties.

Summing Up Mandir Direction In Home 

Knowing the proper mandir direction in home is crucial and essential to Hindu religious practices.

According to Vastu, the appropriate mandir direction may offer the residents of the house happiness, money, and health. 

The ideal direction for a mandir is considered to be the east, as the rising sun is seen as a symbol of the divine.

However, it is important to note that the direction is not always essential as long as the space is clean and serene.

The Mandir should be placed in a peaceful and quiet area of the home, away from distractions.

It’s also important to ensure that the Mandir is kept clean and well-maintained, as it is considered a sacred space. 

8 Practical Vastu Tips For Your Mandir’s Direction In Home

Pray to your idols in the right Vastu direction with these essential Vastu tips for your mandir’s directions at home!

Let the light, joy and faith be in the right direction!

Puja mandir in a home is one of the most important aspects of Indian Hindu homes.

It is a place that can totally change the ambience of your home.

Therefore, it is of utmost importance to consider some serious aspects of the mandir in the home.

While the presence of the mandir itself accentuates the aura of your home, placing it in the right mandir direction in home, choosing the right colours, arranging the idols correctly, selecting the right puja unit layout, etc.,

play crucial roles.

No matter if you have a dedicated puja place in your house or adjusting it in your small apartment, we have some great Vastu tips for your mandir direction in the home.

Vastu is an essential factor while designing your puja unit at home.

Without the right Vastu guide, your puja mandir is incomplete! So, if you are planning your new home, it’s the best time to note down the important mandir direction in home according to Vastu.

And if you already have a puja corner, go through the following points and make all the necessary changes.

The Right Mandir Direction In Home Is Northeast

The most important step while designing your mandir at home is to select the right place.

You must know that placing the mandir or the puja unit in the wrong direction may be inauspicious.

Hence, you must not take chances as the mandir is the pivotal corner of your home’s ambience.

According to Vastu, the ideal mandir direction in a home is the northeast.

If the northeast direction is otherwise occupied, you can go with either north or east directions.

According to Vastu Shastra studies, the northeast is believed to be the ideal mandir direction because the direction helps in imbuing the maximum solar energy.

Tip: Avoid placing your mandir in the south direction; it is a no-no in Vastu Shastra.

Idols’ Mandir Direction In Home Plays A Crucial Role Too After finding the apt corner for the mandir, the next step is to find the right directions for the idols in your mandir.

A rule of thumb is to avoid placing the idols in front of each other.

Just like the mandir direction in home, the idols too should be placed towards the northeast.

You must make sure that you don’t place the idols in a cramped manner.

Also, you must note that the idols must be placed away from the walls. Keep at least a distance of six inches from the walls.

Tip: You can also place the idols in the west, but you must totally avoid the south direction.

Puja Unit’s Doors And Windows Must Open In The North Or East Direction

While placing the mandir in your home, make sure that you are placing the puja unit in such a way that its doors and windows open towards the north or the east direction.

You must keep the puja unit in a spacious area where there is enough room to open the shutters properly.

According to Vastu Shashtra, a puja unit must always have two doors or shutters.

So, keep the unit in an airy place that allows the doors to open completely.

The Ground Floor Is The Best For Placing The Mandir In A Home

If you have a multistorey or duplex house, it is advisable to place the puja ghar on the ground floor.

While you can place mini puja units in your bedrooms, if you have a dedicated mandir at home, place it on the ground floor.

This place is also ideal as it generates a positive vibe, right on the house’s entrance floor.

An interesting place would be in the foyer area or the porch area of your house.

This placement choice comes from the older days when mandirs were placed in the ‘aangan’ or front verandah of houses. However, make sure you have your puja unit or mandir away from the shoe racks.

Tip: Don’t place your mandir in the basement as it is considered inauspicious. And if you are placing the puja unit in your bedroom, make sure your feet don’t point towards it.

Always Place Diyas And Agni Kund In The Southeast Direction

While going for the right mandir directions at home, make sure you never miss out on the suitable directions for placing the mandir diyas, lamps and agni kund.

According to Vastu, you must place the lamps and the mandir’s agni kunds in the southeastern direction.

You can also decorate the mandir with beautiful hanging diyas, as in the picture.

You can also place the diyas in the east or the north.

Placing them in the east is believed to bring health to the family, whereas placing them in the north brings wealth.

Tip: Avoid placing the mandir diyas and lamps in the south. According to Vastu, placing them in the south may drain the house’s wealth.

Make Sure You Face North Or East While Praying While placing or designing the mandir face direction in home, make sure you are arranging the idols in such a way that you always face north or east while praying.

The north or east direction bring positivity to the house; hence, praying towards those directions will facilitate the positive aura.

You must keep in mind that while designing your mandir at home, keep enough space to sit and pray.

If you have many family members, place the mandir in such a way that every member gets to sit properly and pray.

You Can Decorate The Mandir With Religious Books And Other Auspicious Items

Generally, you must avoid storing things in your mandir.

However, if there is enough space and cabinets in the puja unit, you can place religious books, rudraksha malas, thaalis and other puja-related items in the storage.

You shouldn’t, however, store money or tricky books and items in the puja unit as this may hinder the positive vibe of the place.

Tip: Avoid placing photographs of deceased people near the mandir.

Choose Soothing/Light Colours For Your Mandir In Home

A mandir is a sacred place where you can pray, meditate and imbibe positive vibes.

So, the right colours for such an auspicious place are light, soothing colours.

These colours help in echoing subtle tranquillity in the house that helps maintain a peaceful aura.

Light colours also make any place look and feel airy and spacious, whereas choosing dark colours may make the place look cramped and heavy.

So, go for whites, off-whites, creams, pale pinks and light yellows as the mandir colours.

Some Vastu Tips For Your Mandir In Home

Do not place your mandir or puja unit near the bathroom.

Do not place the mandir below the staircase; you can use the space next to the stairs.

Always keep your mandir well-ventilated, which is why using CNC cutting designs is good as they allow proper ventilation.

If you are placing your mandir in the kitchen, make sure it is placed towards the northeast direction.

About Online Puja Suggestion Calculator

In the Hindu religion, Puja Vidhis play a vital role in instilling devotion, piety and brotherhood.

Most of us have an unwavering belief in the power of sacrifice and the Vedic rituals.

Most of these sacrifices include preparing a holy space to perform the Vidhi or Puja, reciting Vedic texts, and offering traditional items to the deities and the sacred fire.

To know which Puja you should conduct for specific situations, it would be best if you use the  FREE Puja Suggestion Calculator or, in other words, the Pooja Calculator.

Our tool has been built to analyse the details put in by you to give accurate results as per Astrology!

Puja is an essential part of a Hindu’s life.

They are performed for various reasons, i.e. for getting children, for luck, for peace and prosperity in life, for getting rid of evil and for bestowing various other blessings.

It is proven that performing puja regularly leads to a prosperous life.

Puja suggestions are available in multiple books and on different websites.

While these suggestions are helpful, they are not readily available, especially when you don’t have a computer with Internet access.

This is where the Online Puja Suggestion Calculator provided by  comes in handy.

It is a simple, easy-to-use tool which can help you get the best puja you need to perform.

The tool will calculate the dosha present in your horoscope and suggest the best puja remedy for that particular dosha.

The best thing about this tool is that it can be used by both experienced and inexperienced people free of cost.

One essential aspect of Hinduism is the religious rituals or Puja Vidhis.

Therefore, most people look for puja suggestions for Dosha or Nakshatra to alleviate the effect of planets and other celestial bodies.

With the  Puja Suggestion Calculator, you can know which Pujas will be beneficial to you as per your name, date, time, and place of birth. In other words, our Pooja Suggestion Calculator will analyse your Janampatri or Kundali to give puja suggestions.

How Does Puja Suggestion Calculator Work?

There are many types of puja in Hinduism.

However, it might sometimes get a little confusing as to which one will be beneficial for you.

The puja suggestion calculator is a calculator that helps you in knowing the best and most-suited puja for you.

In order to use the calculator, all you need to do is follow the below-mentioned steps for the same.

The puja suggestion calculator tends to provide you with the best-suited and most beneficial puja for you based on your kundli.

To do so, it requires some information from you.

This information includes your name, gender, date of birth, place of birth and also your time of birth.

Once you have entered these details in the calculator, all you need to do is click submit.

The calculator will then analyse your kundli and will present you with the best-suited puja for you accordingly.

The calculator will tell you about the best time to do pooja at home, along with daily pooja procedure at home.

What is puja in Hindu culture?

The word Puja is derived from Sanskrit roots where ‘P’ stands for ‘Paapa‘ or Sin, and ‘J’ stands for Janma or Birth.

Some people also think that the word is taken from the Dravidian word ‘Pu-chey’, meaning ‘Offering Flowers’.

The most famous phrase used in Hinduism to describe the ceremonial offering or prayers offered to a god is puja, which means ‘worship’ in the language of the Hindus.

Hinduism includes puja, which can be performed in front of a sacred object like a statue or icon at home, in a temple, or anywhere else.

A Hindu priest or a layperson who has received proper training in these rites can execute the pujas.

The worship rituals and pujas practised in Hinduism come in a wide variety.

These include tarpana (offering of water, food,

flowers, and other items),

Archana (worship),

Vandana (respectful reverence), and others.

Abhisheka, which is the ritual bathing of deities.

5 Aspects of Puja

Aarti, a Hindu religious ritual of worship, and smarana, remembrance.

And darshan, which is seeing and being seen by the deity, is among these.

Depending on the God, the ritual, and the Hindu calendar, it is performed at different times.

On exceptional occasions like the births of gods and goddesses and during significant Hindu festivals, puja rites are also carried out.

Hindus may carry out puja rites individually or together. Puja is performed in front of the idol, or murti, of the selected deity.

A light, a bell, or even a painting could be included in a puja in addition to an offering of flowers, food, or incense.

It is a means to honour and love a deity.

Puja is a type of meditation that offers a mental and spiritual outlet.

Puja or Pooja is the most crucial part of Hindu worship, consisting of various customary offerings and prayers to the deities as per the Puja Vidhi.

A Puja Vidhi is the protocol or set of rules for particular ritualistic acts.

In Hinduism, people visit temples to conduct their religious worship, but the home is considered the best place to perform basic religious rituals and rites.

In Southern parts of India, the women of the household wake up at the crack of dawn to take a bath and then draw intricate designs or Kolams on the floor of the doorstep.

It is known as Rangoli in North India and is the start of any Puja.

Any puja ceremony involves lighting lamps or Diya, performing Aarti, offering everyday food items to the deities, and then reciting bhajans or prayers.

Hindus also believe in worshipping the Panchamahabhutas or the five elements.

The elements of Fire, Water, Earth, Air, and Ether or Space are honoured to welcome prosperity and happiness in life.

The act of Puja or Pooja serves as a substitute for Homa or the sacrificial fire ritual, Bali, animal sacrifice, and other Vedic rituals.

As a result, Puja became a universally accepted form of worshipping regardless of caste, gender, and class.

Significance of puja in Hindu culture

Puja in the Hindu religion is a ritual performed for different purposes.

The puja ceremony is carried out to satisfy the God or Goddess,

seek favours,

express gratitude to God for a gift,

drive away evil spirits, be freed from pain and sin, fulfil human wishes, and be set free from adversaries.

It is also done to pray to God to deliver a person from suffering, to seek freedom from adverse planetary effects, to seek freedom from physical and mental issues,

wealth and prosperity, assistance in resolving family issues, freedom from financial difficulties,

to seek marriage, a suitable spouse for children, good health, freedom from diseases,

and to seek freedom from problems brought on by planetary position.

Daily Pooja Mantras

Mantras are a necessary element in puja, and many mantras are helpful for the puja ceremony. Some of the mantras are listed below.

Day of the week      Deity to be worshipped    Mantra to be chanted

Monday          Lord Shiva     Om Namah Shivaya

Tuesday         Lord Hanuman         Shree Hanumante Namah

Wednesday   Lord Ganesha          Om Gan Ganapataye Namaha

Thursday       Lord Vishnu  Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Friday Goddess Durga        Om Sri Durgaya Namah

Saturday        Lord Shani    Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah

Sunday          Surya dev      Om Shri Suryaya Namaha

Some more valuable mantras are:

Maha Ganesha Mantra: ‘Vakratunda maha kaya Surya Koti Sama Prabha nirvighnam kuru me deva Sarva-karyeshu sarvada’.

Guru mantra: ‘Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshwara Guru Sakshata ParaBrahma Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah’.

Devi mantra: ‘Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Maa Rupena Samsthita Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Shakti Rupena Samsthita Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Buddhi Rupena Samsthita Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Laxmi Rupena Samsthita namastasyai namastasyai namastasyai namo namah’

MahaLaxmi mantra: “Om Sarva Badha Vinirmukto, Dhan Dhaswsanyah Sutaanvitah, Manushyo Matprasaaden Bhavishyati Na Sanshaya Om”

Shree Hanuman mantra: ‘Pavan Tanay Sankat Harana Mangala Murati Roop Ram Lakhana Sita Sahita Hriday Basahu Soor Bhoop’

Lord Shiva Mantra: Karpoor Gauram Karunnaavataram Sansaar Saaram Bhujgendra Haaram. Sadaa Vasantam Hridaya Arvrinde Bhavam Bhavani Sahitam Namaami.

Puja samagri or What are the materials used in a Puja Vidhi?

Each Puja, to each deity, requires a variety of materials.

On the one hand, the simpler Puja Vidhis include flowers, water, camphor, and food items, and on the other hand, the intricate puja rituals have other things per the deity.

Here is the list of the consistent items regardless of the type of Puja in hinduism:

The Idol: There has to be an idol or picture of a deity in the puja ceremony.

No pooja can be complete without the presence of the idol.

Rangolis or Kolams: Rangolis and Kolams are a way to invite the deity into the house and are significant parts of any puja.

Leaves: Leaves and flowers are considered symbols of divinity; thus, a puja ceremony is incomplete without them. Garlands are put on the deities, and flowers are offered to their feet.

Fruit and food items: Gods and Goddesses are offered these items to seek their blessings and grace. The food items are considered Prasada and are relished with joy at the end of any religious ritual.

Incense: Incense sticks or Dhoop Batti are used to please the deities and are symbols of desire or subconscious inclinations.

We can send our thoughts and prayers to the Gods and Goddesses by lighting incense sticks.

Which deities can be worshipped at home?

Although you can worship all Lords and Goddesses at home, some require more elaboration and extravagance.

Different Gods have different types of puja.

Here are some of the deities you can worship regularly at home:

Lord Ganesha: He is the Remover of obstacles and challenges.

Lord Shiva: He is The Destroyer and one of the Holy Trinity.

Lord Vishnu: He is The Preserver and supreme Protector.

Lord Rama: He is one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu, born to kill the Asura king Ravana and restore peace.

Lord Krishna: Another avatar of Lord Vishnu and destroyer of Kamsa, Lord Krishna is the most loving deity.

Lord Hanuman: He is the Protector of his devotees and the killer of all evil forces.

Goddess Parvati: She is the supreme Mother Goddess and the consort of Lord Shiva.

Goddess Laxmi: She is the Goddess of Wealth and Fortune and the consort of Lord Vishnu.

Goddess Saraswati: She is the Goddess or Ruler of Knowledge and Intellect and the consort of Lord Brahma.

Goddess Sita: She was born to the Earth Goddess and is a symbol of strength and femininity. She is the consort of Lord Rama.

Steps for doing pooja at home

Listed below are the daily pooja procedures which you can do at home.

To perform puja, you should face towards the north or east and sit comfortably on a mat.

Then you must sprinkle a few drops on the idols to clean them and apply kumkum on them.

With a separate cloth, wipe the floor to clean the area.

Then you must light two lamps and place each one on either side of the idol, one facing towards the east and the other towards the north.

Then you can recite the mantras or slokas to praise your God.

After that, offer flowers to your God and decorate with flowers.

You may also light incense sticks.

The final step is to light camphor and perform aarti.

These puja ritual steps can vary based on the deity being worshipped.

List of Hindu poojas

Listed below are the most notable Hindu pujas.

Durga puja

Shiv parivaar puja

Laxmi puja

Kali puja

Ganesh puja

Shani puja

Hanuman puja

Raksha bandhan hindu puja

Vishnu puja

Types of dosha

There are numerous dosha according to Hindu astrology; some are listed below.

Mangal dosha

Mangal Dosha is an astrological dosha (a defect) that causes delays in a person’s marriage.

 It is said that an individual cannot succeed in marriage until Mangal Dosha is removed.

The word Mangal in Hindi means Mars, and Dosh means defect.

The Mangal Dosh is caused when the planet Mars is either in the first, fourth, seventh, eighth or twelfth house of the native’s kundli.

This mangal dosha can create effects in the form of delay in the birth of a child, misbehaving children, unhappy married life and other such problems.

Kaal sarpa dosha

Kaal Sarp Dosha is a very powerful and essential dosha in Vedic Astrology that can significantly impact your personal and professional life.

This dosha mainly represents the poisonous effect of planets on your professional and personal life.

The term Kaal Sarpa Dosha is a combination of two words, Kaal and Sarpa. Kaal means death, and Sarpa means poisonous snake.

So, in simple words, Kaal Sarpa Dosha can be described as a combination of two deadly poisonous effects of planets on your life.

Nadi Dosha

As per Hindu astrology, nadi dosha is another dosha in your fate line.

It is a powerful dosha which affects your married life. It is a significant cause of many problems in married life.

The effects of this dosha are seen primarily in middle-aged and older adults.

These planets are not planets but points in your fate line.

While other doshas affect a person’s overall health and wealth, the nadi dosha is all about the psychological effects on a person.

Pitra dosha

It is considered that Pitra Dosha is a curse of forefathers which affects the life of the individual.

This dosha can be created by forefathers as well as by ancestors.

It is a very important dosha, and It is present in the individual’s soul and is a result of the sin or misdeeds of the individual’s ancestors.

The Pitra dosha is essential for the success of the individual, and hence it is crucial to keep a close watch on the pitra dosha.

Angarak dosha

A person with angarak dosha in his kundli is very aggressive.

He is hot-tempered and restless.

He always faces problems in his life and will have many enemies in his life. His life will be full of troubles and challenges.

The native will have many hurdles in his life.

Also, he lost his father early in his life.

The native will have a disturbed married life.

He will have many obstacles in his career and business for which He will earn a lot but spend it all.

 The native will be very arrogant and stubborn, and He will have no control over his anger.

He will be involved in many fights and quarrels.

Guru Chandal dosha

Guru Chandal Dosha is a powerful dosha, and when it is combined with another dosha, it can cause many problems.

When a person has guru Chandal dosha, it means a lack of basic etiquette and moral values.

A person with guru Chandal dosha can also become an atheist.

The native may also face problems while studying as he may be forced to give up his studies.

The native may also not enjoy good social status.

The native may also face problems on the professional front.

Ghatak dosha

Ghatak Dosha is a planetary alignment in the horoscope that creates situations in the native’s life that could prove dangerous and hazardous.

When a person has Ghatak dosha in his kundli, many different things can happen.

This dosha can bring a lot of difficulties to a person’s life.

The person may have to deal with one accident or mishap after another.

Even if the person goes through life without accidents or mishaps, he may still suffer from other problems.

He may suffer from financial, health, relationship, family, and other difficulties.

Kendrum dosha

A person with Kemdrum Dosha in his kundli will have problems in many areas. He will have financial problems.

There will be disputes in the family, and His business will not prosper.

He may have difficulty getting married, and The person will not be happy with his married life.

It is said that the person is not capable of earning money.

It is also said that the person will have money-related problems after marriage.

It is said that the person will have problems in his relationship with his wife.

It is said that the person will have difficulties with childlessness.

It is said that the person will face problems regarding his brother and siblings.

It is said that the person will face difficulties with his mother.

Which Pooja is Best for Home?

In your home, you can worship Lord Shiva, who is the God of fertility, medicine and destruction.

Lord Hanuman, who is the God of wisdom, courage, and devotion. Lord Ganesha is considered the God of beginnings and wisdom. Goddess Laxmi, who is the Goddess of wealth and abundance.

Goddess Saraswati who believed in the God of learning and understanding.

3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect God Idols for Pooja Room

Choosing a god idols for pooja room is the most crucial step of pooja room decoration. Pooja rooms in Indian culture are considered the sanctuary for the family, as the abode of god who protects the family and home,

it needs to be perfect in every way so that the home in itself could be at peace and prosperous.

While decorating a pooja room, the most important part is choosing the perfect god idols for pooja room which should align with our aspirations, Vastu and beliefs and thereby harnessing and spreading positivity.

Buying the god idols for home mandir is an important step to embellishing your sacred space and the most important three tips for choosing the right idols are collated here for you.

#1. How to Choose the God Idols for Pooja Room?

You can keep idols you want to worship at home, but one must take caution to avoid their angry or Rudra avatar as it is not auspicious.  

everyone connects more with a certain god or another and can pray with a wholesome mind to the deity and it’s essential to bear that in mind while purchasing a god statue for the pooja room,  

but each god symbolizes specific aspects of our life and hence providing us with different aashirvaad for a prosperous life. 

Lord Ganesha is known as the God of joy and prosperity.

It is believed that placing the idol of Lord Ganesha is considered good, but make sure it’s placed in the right direction to remove all the bad energies and obstacles of life and attract health and wealth for your family.

You can keep the divine trinity of Goddesses – Saraswati, Laxmi, and Durga. But, you should not keep 3 idols of the same Goddess, as it can bring upheaval to household

The trinity Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswathi are considered auspicious to place in your home mandir.

Importance of Posture and Forms in Selecting God Idols

Ganesh idol for pooja room: 

The Lalitasana of the Ganesh idol is considered to be the most ideal, also called the sitting Ganesha; it represents a state of calm and peace.

Shiva idol for pooja room:

Shiva idol sitting along with his family members wife Parvati and children Kartikeya and Ganesh is said to bring happiness and prosperity among family members if placed at home.

Lord shiva sitting on Nandi ox is believed to be auspicious and magical.

The meditation posture of lord shiva spreads peace and prosperity.

Krishna idol for pooja room :

The statue of lord Krishna with a calf is known to be auspicious for home as well as the Krishna idol playing the flute.

Natraj, God shiva in his Rudra avatar should be avoided as it is an angry form of Lord Shiva.

Keeping Rudra form of Lord shiva at home often creates unrest so, avoid keeping Nataraja at home.

Moreover, there should not be two idols of Lord Shiva. Rahu-Ketu’s place in Puja’s room is considered inauspicious.

The statue of Shani dev should be avoided at home,  only worship Lord Shani dev at the temple.

#2.  Ideal Height and Material of the God Idols for Pooja Room

The ideal height of the idol should not be more than 9 inches and also it shouldn’t be less than 2 inches.

It is optimal to select small god idols for  pooja room.

As the height of the idols increase it is hard to maintain them at home mandir because larger-sized statues have more complex and strict worshiping rituals 

What should be the Ideal Height of Krishna Idol for your Home?

Materials Available for Home Mandir Idols

Silver, brass, wood, marble, crystal, copper etc. of these premium quality wooden or marble materials are the optimum choice for pooja room idols, because of their long-lasting capacity and strength.

Another good choice is copper material idols to keep in the pooja room because they will last longer even in worse climates and are beautiful. 

Brass god idols for pooja room are an excellent choice as it’s known to give joy to the house it is placed in and gives a touch of tradition and culture to the home mandir. ceramic god statues  for pooja room deteriorate with time and hence are to be avoided.

What are the features of Fiber Krishna Statue?

#3. Idol Placement According to Vastu

*A pooja room in the north-east position is considered  to be ideal

*The idols should be placed at a gap of a few inches from the wall and at least six inches above the ground to ensure continuous ventilation around them and to help the incense stick fragrance to envelop them.

* Placing idols in pooja room should be such that idols do not face each other or the door as it might result in negative energy flow. 

*And the face of god should be facing north-east direction as it’s the zone of shiva called Ishanya zone.

6 Pooja Room Vastu Tips For A Healthy And A Wealthy Home

Introduction: Pooja Room Vastu

The Pooja Room of any Indian house is structured with great caution and love as it is considered an abode of god, a sanctuary for the family.

It is considered essential that the Pooja room has higher amounts of positive energy than any other room in the house because it is considered the most crucial source of positivity for the entire house. 

Sometimes the location and structuring of the Pooja room is neglected and it is pushed away to corners of the home.

But proper adherence to Pooja Room Vastu is important to keep all the negativity away from the home and ensure peace and prosperity.

We present the

6 most important Pooja Room Vastu tips you can refer to for a surge of positive energy in your home.

1. The Ideal Room Direction As Per Pooja Room Vastu

The following principles of Pooja Room Vastu must be kept in mind when deciding the direction and location of the Mandir in the house.  

The northeast direction is considered to be the most auspicious to situate the Pooja Room followed by north and east.

West is allowed to some extent but one should strongly avoid situating the Mandir in the south direction.

The pooja room windows and doors should open out to north or east directions.

The same direction should also be ensured while praying. 

According to Pooja Room Vastu, it is considered inauspicious to position the Mandir beneath a staircase or against the wall of the bathroom. 

One should avoid building the mandir in the basement or on the upper floors.

The ground level is considered the ideal spot for a Pooja Room. 

2. Pooja Room Vastu Tip: Correct Placement Of Idols And Elements

The idols should be placed at a gap of a few inches from the wall and at least six inches above the ground to ensure continuous ventilation around the idols and to help the incense stick fragrance envelop them. 

One must make sure that the idols do not face each other or the door as it may result in negative energy flow.

Also, no idols or paintings should be chipped or broken as they may be considered inauspicious.

The room should not contain any paintings or depictions of violence as well as photos or portraits of the dead and deceased. 

The usage of copper vessels for religious purposes in the mandir is considered highly auspicious.

The Agni Kund, lamp, and similar lighting objects should ideally be placed in the southeast direction according to the Pooja Room Vastu.

3. Pooja Room Vastu Tips For A Compact Space

It becomes difficult to dedicate a full room to a Mandir if the house or apartment is small. Under those circumstances, one can follow the given Pooja Room Vastu tips to increase the flow of positive energy in the home:

If the flat is north or east-facing, one should try to align the Pooja room in the north, northeast, or east direction. 

As the area dedicated is small, it should have a lower ceiling with a pyramid or gopura-shaped top as it will help add symmetry to the room and create a meditative atmosphere as per Pooja Room Vastu.

There should also be an addition of a threshold and a two-door entry (which should ideally be made out of wood) if possible as it helps keep pests and ants out of this holy space. 

4. Storage Tips In Pooja Room According To Vastu

One should avoid a lot of storage around the Pooja Room to avoid any clutter which in turn attracts negativity.

However, storage space can be made for storing Pooja Room essentials like religious books, lamps, Malas, and other Prayer-related objects. 

According to Pooja Room Vastu, if storage space is being structured, it should point towards the southeast direction or can be placed in the west.

Also, it needs to be ensured that there is no storage space constructed over the Mandir.

5. Follow A Serene Colour Palette And Add Bright Lighting Since light and muted shades help to make the space brighter as well as increase the flow of concentration, according to Pooja Room Vastu,

it is advised that one should follow a light colour palette for the Pooja Room.

You can opt for the shades of white, light blue, and light yellow as they help create a calming and positive feel.

To create meditative energy in the room, while deciding on marbles, one should go for shades of white, pale yellow, or ochre. 

Being the smallest space in the whole house, it needs to be made sure that it is well-lit and comfortable so it gives positive energy instead of a dull and crampy look.

For this reason, according to Pooja Room Vastu, the Pooja Room should be bright and illuminated at all times.

Natural light is the best source, however, in cases where there are no windows in the mandir, one can use good amounts of artificial light to brighten up the area.

One can also use Diyas on the Window facing the Northeast direction to make the room even more beautiful.

6. Pooja Room Vastu For Mandir In Other Areas Of The Home

Usually, in small flats or apartments, people try to combine the pooja room with other areas of the house.

While doing so, it is important to keep the given below tips in mind:

According to Pooja Room Vastu, the mandir can be positioned in the kitchen or the living room, by making sure that it is located in the northeastern direction of the house 

One should avoid situation a Pooja Room in the bedroom but if it is,

it should be made in the northeast area of the room An extremely important point to also remember is that one needs to make sure that the feet of any individual do not point towards the Pooja Room while sleeping,

 following the rules of Pooja Room Vastu. 

The given tips will help ensure a surge of positivity and prosperity in the house as the Almighty is considered the ultimate source of positives.

Making the Pooja Room following Vastu’s tips is extremely essential to ensure continuous peace, happiness and health among all the family members. 

Benefits Of Vastu-Compliant Pooja Room

Enhanced Focus: A well-structured pooja room can enhance your concentration during prayers and meditation.

Positive Energy Flow: Vastu-compliant design promotes the flow of positive energy, creating a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.

Mental Peace: A Vastu-aligned pooja room can contribute to mental tranquillity, reducing stress and anxiety.

Spiritual Growth: Regular practice in a Vastu-compliant space can aid in spiritual growth and a deeper connection with the divine.

Family Unity: It can foster family unity as the space becomes a focal point for family rituals and gatherings.

Overall Well-Being: The positive effects of a Vastu-compliant pooja room can extend to overall well-being, including emotional and psychological aspects.

Maintenance Of Pooja Room

Maintenance Rituals:

Daily Cleaning: Wipe down surfaces daily to keep the room clean and dust-free.

Fresh Flowers: Replace flowers used during daily rituals with fresh ones regularly.

Incense and Deep Cleaning: Deep-clean the room periodically and cleanse it with incense smoke to remove any stagnant energy.

Realigning Idols: Occasionally reposition the idols or deities to maintain their alignment with the north or east.

Salt Cleansing: Sprinkle a pinch of salt in corners to absorb negative energy, and then vacuum or sweep it away.

Pooja Room Decor Ideas

Sacred Symbols: Incorporate sacred symbols like Om, Swastika, and Shri Yantra in your decor. These symbols are believed to radiate positive energy.

Mandala Wall Art: Adorn the walls with intricate mandala paintings or decals. Mandalas symbolize the universe and can promote harmony.

Wooden Elements: Use wooden furniture or decor items as wood is considered auspicious in Vastu. Wooden carvings or panels can add elegance.

Bell and Conch Shell: Place a bell and a conch shell in the pooja room. Ringing the bell during rituals is thought to dispel negative energy.

Idol Placement: Position deities or idols strategically. Ensure that they face the north or east for a spiritually uplifting atmosphere.

Scented Oils and Incense: Use fragrant oils or incense sticks like sandalwood or jasmine to create a serene ambience and stimulate the senses during rituals.

Copper and Brass Items: Decorate with copper or brass diyas, lamps, and utensils. These metals are believed to purify the environment.

Colour Palette: Choose calming and auspicious colours like white, light yellow, or light blue for the room’s walls and decor.

Rangoli: Create colourful rangoli designs at the entrance of the pooja room or in front of the altar to invite positive energy.

How To Integrate The Pooja Room With Overall Home Design 

Integrating the pooja room into the overall home design is essential to ensure it complements the surrounding decor and maintains a harmonious aesthetic.

Here are some strategies to achieve seamless integration:

Choose an Appropriate Location: Select a location for the pooja room that flows naturally with the layout of your home. Consider areas near the entrance, living room, or dining room, as these are often the focal points of a house.

Design Continuity: Maintain design continuity by using materials, colours, and styles that are consistent with the rest of your home. This helps the pooja room blend seamlessly into the overall decor.

Built-In or Wall-Mounted Unit: Opt for a built-in or wall-mounted pooja unit that fits well within the available space. This minimizes the intrusion of the pooja room into the living area and keeps it visually compact.

Incorporate Closed Storage: Include closed storage cabinets or shelves to keep pooja essentials hidden when not in use. This prevents clutter and maintains a tidy appearance.

Customized Design Elements: Customize the design of the pooja room to match the architectural style of your home. For example, if your home has a modern aesthetic, choose sleek and minimalistic design elements for the pooja room.

Lighting Integration: Ensure that the lighting in the pooja room complements the overall lighting scheme of your home. Use ambient and task lighting to highlight the sacred space without overpowering it.

Furniture and Seating: Select furniture and seating that align with the decor of your home. Wooden or upholstered chairs or cushions can blend well with various interior styles.

Decorative Elements: Incorporate decorative elements that mirror the design theme of your home. This includes wall art, curtains, or drapes that coordinate with the rest of the living space.

Privacy Screens: If your pooja room is in a shared living area, consider using privacy screens or partitions that can be opened or closed as needed. This allows you to create a private space during rituals while maintaining an open design when not in use.

Aesthetic Accents: Add aesthetic accents such as indoor plants, artwork, or decorative panels that complement the pooja room’s decor and connect it visually with the surroundings.

Flooring Choices: Choose flooring materials that harmonize with the rest of your home. This can include hardwood, marble, or tiles with designs that match or complement the overall flooring of your living area.

Curtains or Doors: Install curtains or doors with ornate designs that can be drawn to separate the pooja room when needed.

These can serve as decorative elements when open and provide privacy when closed.

Maintain Symmetry: Keep the design of the pooja room symmetrical to create a balanced and visually appealing focal point within your home.

By carefully considering these strategies and paying attention to the integration of the pooja room with the overall home design, you can create a sacred and harmonious space that seamlessly fits into your living environment while preserving the spiritual sanctity of the area.

Four Steps to Highlight Your Pooja Room

Pooja is essentially a devotion ritual for the creator. It includes varied rituals, offerings, and other necessities.

One prominent part of all these essentials is incense products.

It is said greeting God encompasses incense sticks, oil lanterns, sacred food offerings, and dhoop cones.

Likewise, a pooja room is the center of spirituality in every house.

It is the location where you feel most at peace and filled with positivity.

The energy radiating from your pooja rooms boosts concentration and enhances the body and soul.

In addition, the pooja room hosts your deity idols, spiritual books, and other religious things you use to worship and connect with the Almighty God.

It may not be possible every time that you can donate a whole room for worshipping and meditating.

You can also use a single corner as your pooja room, where you can pray and meditate by lighting up some fragrant incense sticks or dhoop cones.

Irrespective of the size, it is essential to highlight the pooja room just like other spaces in your home.

Four easy ways with no effort to highlight your Pooja Room While you may be wondering about additional expenses and time to highlight your spiritual corners, experts at Satya Incense went ahead and sorted some top DIY ways to highlight your pooja room.

1. Location of the pooja room

When it comes to deciding the location of the Pooja room (the direction), one can refer to basic Vastu Shastra suggestions.

The sunlight comes from the North-East orientation of the building in the morning, making this time standard for praying and introspection.

If someone’s home lacks a dedicated room specifically for the pooja, they can perpetually set up a mandap.

If you intend to dedicate a space to your pooja room, ensure it is in the center of the building, seen from each location.

Avoid putting this room close to bathrooms or other damp corners.

2. Colour scheme of your pooja room

The colors you select for the dedicated room for praying to the almighty and meditating must be understated.

You can opt for light colors as they assist in displaying a relaxed atmosphere, appropriate for everyday meditation.

Colors commonly utilized for praying rooms can involve shades close to




People can try using ethnic or printed wallpaper to enhance the elegance of the praying area.

3. Make your pooja room more noticeable

Place oil lanterns in your praying space to brighten it up.

One can opt for ornamental lamps you could turn on when executing the sunset ceremonies.

It will help you to lend the room a fascinating glimpse.

In addition to the hanging lanterns, try different stuff like reclining or ornamental praying bells.

Moreover, you can also place wax candles in place of lanterns.

4. Fragrance

Although many people think it is a standard part of the pooja ritual and does not require any thought, they are wrong!! Similar to other spaces, pooja room fragrance will highly influence the entire feel of the place.

Using incense to establish the spiritual aura is essential.

You can accomplish this by lighting the fragrant incense sticks. 

They enable you to develop the perfect ambiance but encourage you to relieve tension and improve focus.

Different Incense products to highlight your Pooja Room

There are numerous incense products present in the market to select .

Agarbattis or incense sticks are available in different scents such as Chandan (Sandalwood), floral fragrances (Rose, Champa, and Jasmine), herbal fragrances like guggul, or sambrani

Fragrance plays a vital role in praying to the Almighty God, meditation, and introspection.

In addition, the aroma helps people connect to God by creating an ambiance of peace and beauty.

Final thoughts!

These tips will surely help you showcase your pooja room in your home.

While most things do not require extensive research, selecting the right incense product for your home is crucial and requires some thought.

If you do not want to perform extensive research to get high-quality incense, always opt for reputed manufacturers like Satya Incense. 

Their products utilize organic elements and employ a handmaking process.

Explore their extensive product range and elevate your pooja room ambiance today!

Pooja Timing

 Pilgrim Season – Mandala-Makaravilakku Maholtsavam

Pooja         Time (IST)


Opening of sanctum sanctorum, Nirmalyam Abhishekam     3:00 AM

Ganapati Homam    3:30 AM

Neyyabhishekam    From 3:30 to 7:00 AM

Usha Pooja    From 7:30 AM

Neyyabhishekam    From 8:30 – 11:00  AM

Neyyabhishekam/   Using Ghee deposited in ‘Ney thoni’    11:10 AM

Ashtabhishekham (15 nos)  From 11:00 to 11:30 AM

Ucha Pooja  12:30 PM

Closing of sanctum sanctorum  1:00 PM


Opening of sanctum sanctorum

Deeparadhana    6:30 PM

Pushpabhishekam    From 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Athazha Pooja   From 9:30 PM

Harivarasanam Closing of sanctum sanctorum     11:00 PM


Neyyabhishekam is the most important offering to Lord Ayyappa.

The ghee filled coconut is used to perform this ritual.

The ritual starts at 4 AM and continue till Ucha Pooja (1 PM).

After performing the darsan of Lord Ayyappa and upa-prathistas, groups of Ayyappa pilgrims will make a viri (a sheet spread on the ground) under the guidance of guru swamy (the senior most pilgrim).

They collect all ghee filled coconut and arrange on the viri.

After taking bath at Bhasmakkulam (pond behind the sannidhanam) the team leader, usually a guru swamy will break all ghee-filled coconuts and collect the ghee in a vessel to offer it at the sree kovil (sanctum sanctorum).

The priest after performing the Neyyabhishekam will return a portion of the ghee back to the devotee.

The ghee obtained from the sree kovil is taken back as a divine prasadam.

For devotees who don’t bring ghee-filled coconut, Devaswom board has arranged facility to get adiyashistam neyyu.

The ghee symbolizes the human soul and through the abhishekam of the ghee on Lord Ayyappa the soul merges with the Supreme Being.

The jeevatma is ghee and the paramatma is Lord Ayyappa.

Once the ghee is removed from the coconut, then the coconut symbolizes jadam or dead body.

This is the reason why the coconut is then offered in the huge aazhi or fire-place in front of the temple.

Padi Pooja:

Padi Pooja is the pooja of the 18 holy steps ‘pathinettampadi’, held on select days after the floral bathing of the idol called ‘pushpabhiskeham’.

The pooja is conducted in evenings and is performed by the tantri, in the presence of the melsanthi (priest).

The hour-long ritual by decorating the Holy Steps with flowers and silk cloths after lighting traditional lamps on each step, concludes by performing ‘aarathi’ by the tantri.

Udayasthamana Pooja :

Udayasthamaya’ literally means from sunrise to sunset. Hence, it implies worship from sunrise to sunset.

Udayasthamana pooja is conducted from dawn to dusk (from Nirmalyam to Athazha pooja).

In addition to the nithya pooja, special poojas with Archanas and Abhishekams are conducted to obtain the blessings of the Bhagavan (presiding deity) which enables to fulfill the wishes of the devotees.

Out of the total 18 poojas, 15 are done before noon and there are 45 kalasabhishekams.

Kalasams :


Sahasra Kalasam is an offering to Hariharaputhra (Sri Dharmashastha) as per the Thantric Veda and Agama Shastras with a view to sleek blessings for the happiness of the mankind.

It is the noble effort to invoke all the holy spirits utilizing all that is sacred in the form of incense, the precious and semiprecious stone, the seven seas, and the sacred rivers into the holy kalasam (sacred pot) of gold, silver, copper etc.


The rituals of Ulsava Bali begin with the sounding of Paani.

Ulsava Bali is dedicated to the Bhoothaganams (associates of the presiding deity) and Paani is meant to invite the Bhoothaganams.

Then begins the sprinkling of cooked raw rice (Ulsava Bali Thooval) to cover the balikallu of the Bhoothaganams around the Naalambalam and Balikkalpura by the temple tantri.

When the sprinkling of the cooked rice over the Saptha Maathrukkal is completed, the Thidambu of the presiding deity is taken out of the sanctum sanctorum to enable the devotees to offer prayers.

Ulsava Bali is held as part of the annual festival at the Lord Ayyappa Temple.

Puspabhishekam :

Puspabhishekam is the showering of flowers on Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala.

The flowers and leaves that are used in Pushpabhishekam ritual are Tamara (lotus), Jamanthi (chrysanthemum) Arali, Tulsi (basel), Mulla (jasmine) and Kuvalam (bilva leaves).

 A devotee who wishes to perform Pushpabhishekam at Sabarimala has to book in advance.

The cost of performing the Pushpabhishekam

Ashtabhishekam :

Ashtabhishekam is one of the important offerings to Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala.

The eight items used for Ashtabhishekam at Sabarimala are :





Tender coconut water

Sandalwood or Chandanam

Rosewater or Panineer


(Please note that Ashtabhishekam offered in Hindu Religion varies from temple to temple)

Kalabhabhishekam :

Kalabhabhishekam is a very important special pooja usually performed for the strengthening of the chaithanya of the deity.

As part of kalabhabhishekam, the tantri performs the Kalabhakalasa pooja at the Nalambalam in the presence of melsanthi.

Kalabhakalasabhishekam, marking the conclusion of the ritual by pouring the sandalwood paste on the idol of Lord Ayyappa, is performed during the Ucha pooja by the tantri after the procession carrying the golden urn having sandal paste for the Kalabhabhishekam around the sree kovil.

Laksharchana :

ARCHANA means ‘chanting and glorifying the Divine name’.

LAK means 100,000.

Therefore, LAKSHARCHANA is the name and practice of repeating in a group, the name of the Lord in the form of a Mantra.

Later, the tantri, assisted by melsanthi and some other priests performs Laksharchana at the Sannidhanam.

The `Brahmakalasam’ of the laksharchana is taken in procession to the sanctum sanctorum for `abhishekam’, prior to the `uchapuja’.

10 Pooja Unit Ideas To Bring In The Festive Cheer

The festive season certainly puts the Pooja unit of a home in the spotlight.

The garlands, Diya’s and other decorative elements come together to deck up the Pooja room in a way that not only recalls the festive cheer but also brings a divine beauty to all of the home.

Today, top interiors designers have come up with beautiful pooja cabinet designs that do the work of decorations by being a single statement piece.

Here are our top picks for the best pooja unit ideas:

Open Pooja Unit with Hanging Diya

Nothing can go wrong with an open pooja unit that is proud to showcase your idols.

You can create a niche like that of a wall mounted pooja unit, to highlight one large idol and add hanging Diya’s to the sides, to make things interesting.

Mandap Pooja unit with Engraved Patterns

If you are tired of browsing pooja cabinet designs, go straight for a mandap design.

Recreate the look of your favorite temple with a miniature mandap that can have artisanal engravings or even inlaid stones across the border.  

Custom Pooja unit with Laser Cut Chakra

A readymade pooja unit becomes the best choice when chosen in the right design.

You can go for a chakra or any other pattern of your choice to make the space reflect your taste and appreciate the artistic perfection of laser cutting.  

The Traditional Pooja unit with Bells

A Wooden pooja unit is everything a traditionally-styled home needs.

Bring the positive vibes with brass bells dangling by the door and be sure to choose a deep walnut wood finish, preferably solid, to highlight the embellished details.  

Minimal Pooja unit with Ribbed Glass

Small pooja unit designs meet the practical demands of metropolitan homes.

Make sure you don’t compromise the aesthetics for it by bringing a minimal pooja unit styled in ribbed glass cabinets, preferably with gold rim details that give a contemporary vibe. 

Arched Pooja unit with Intricate Door Not sure how to add creativity to a classic wooden pooja unit?

Try the arched designs with traditional crowns and gopurams or give it a modern twist with a simple arch profile emphasizing foil prints or any other reflective wallpaper pattern.  

Circular Pooja Shelf with Backlit Panel

The vibe of a pooja room is everything.

When you choose a wall mounted pooja unit, you can still bring the positive vibe with warm-toned LED strips flushed in a visually-pleasing, circular form of the shelf.  

Corner Pooja Platform with Partitions Running out of space?

Try accommodating a readymade pooja unit at one vastu-compliant corner of your home, preferably northeast.

You can keep it open with a backdrop spanning to the ceiling or stick to a sleek platform where the main idol is seated.  

Divine Pooja unit with Calligraphy

Even the small pooja unit designs can look like a designer piece with unique statements.

Give it a try with calligraphic phrases of slokas or keep a single om symbol at the center to add a native touch.

The pooja cabinet designs we see today have come far from housing the deity photos and idols.

Go with the trend and make a sculptural appeal come live with metallic wall motifs of gods or their symbols.


Puja is a Sanskrit term that denotes regard, honor, tribute, adoration, and worship.

Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains carry out a worship ritual known as pooja to render devotional adoration and devotion to one or more deities, to host and greet a visitor, or to sacramentally commemorate an occasion.

Special visitors may be honored or celebrated, as well as their memory after their funeral.

By praying God Idols, chanting hymns, and giving natural items like fruits, petals, sweets, and flower strands as gifts, the worshipers are able to connect spiritually with the god.

Daily prayers are performed by the devotees, usually in a room assigned for that purpose in their home or a temple.

Special Poojas are conducted with great excitement and passion on festivals such as Lakshmi Pooja on Diwali, Krishna Idols Pooja, Lord Ganesha Idols Pooja on Ganesh Chathurthi, and so on.

Puja may also be performed to commemorate certain milestones in life, such as a baby’s birth, a wedding, a homecoming, or the start of a new project or adventure.

What is the significance of doing puja?

Hindus follow the Vedas when performing puja and other religious ceremonies to honor their gods.

Vedic books are important for both spirituality and Vedic science.

Hindus employ a variety of satvik puja items, such as flowers, garlands (mala), Deepak, Kalash, yantras, god idols, kumkum, Chandan (sandalwood), and many more items to worship the god.

In puja, every item has a religious and Vedic scientific purpose.

Hindu puja occasionally has themes that go beyond idols or pictures.

Some Hindus consider people, locations, rivers, actual objects, or anything else to be a manifestation of the divine.

In the bhakti school of Hinduism or the yoga school of Hinduism, worshipping idols is not the only way to contact the divine.

Some believe that the divine exists everywhere and may take on any shape, and doing pujas for various manifestations has the same spiritual significance for those who choose to pray to people, locations, rivers, tangible items, or anything else.

What is the importance of pooja samagri/items in ritualistic ceremonies?

Certain ingredients (Puja Samagri), for instance, are required in the ceremonial worship of God.

Some religious ceremonies would be completed without the assistance of other elements.

These supporting elements for religious rituals are a crucial connection in the seeking for God’s favor via ritualistic worship.

a variety of pooja products such as brass Diyas and brass urli online for various pujas.

Understanding each of these objects’/Pooja Samagri religious significance improves one’s bhav (spiritual emotion) for them, making the religious ceremony rich in feelings.

The spiritual significance and distinguishing characteristics of the elements employed in ceremonial worship, such as diya for pooja, vermilion, sandalwood paste, flowers,

coconut, incense sticks, camphor, etc., are discussed in this article with this goal in mind.

List of Puja items/Samagri

To carry out any ritual, celebration, or other religious ceremonies, a list of pooja materials or puja samagri is necessary, according to Hindu scriptures.

During the puja, each pooja item has a special meaning.

The following are some of the pujas, their pooja Samagri item lists, and their importance.

There are several Pooja Samagri available for purchase at if you want to buy pooja items online including a decorative pooja thali, a puja bell, a havan Samagri, dhoop sticks, and Designer Diya.

1. Home Temple– Vastu Shastra advises maintaining the temple at the northeastern or eastern corner of the house since it is believed that doing so will bring good fortune to the area.

2. Kapur / Camphor– Since Kapur inspires spiritual thinking, some believed it to be a divinity.

Kapur alone brings about the completion of the puja thali.

Along with welcoming the deity and positive things in life, Kapur is also used to welcome new things and remove evil energy from the home.

3. Kalash– In the temple, Kalasa is carried by the Purohit, who also sprinkles water on the devotee to ward off evil energy and doshas.

At the Puja Mantap, the ceremonies are also performed using kalasha.

The Hindu ceremony regards the ragi Kalasha as being God in and of itself.

4. Dhoop- The pleasant scent helps followers think and speak positively about their spirituality and may also be utilized to help them focus when meditating.

Dhoop offers a number of benefits, including the deity Lakshmi’s visits and the puja room’s pleasant aroma.

5. Dry Fruits– At the conclusion of the ceremony and puja, dry fruits are used to prepare prasad for the god and are then given to the devotee.

Dry fruits combined with honey were used in Abhishekam’s creation.

During fasting, people prefer to consume dry fruits.

6. Honey– During Abeshekam, all the gods get pure natural honey, which is regarded as pleasant and pure.

When abhishekam is performed with honey, it gets rid of anyone’s poor disposition and negative ideas.

7. Nav Dhanya– To receive the blessings of certain Navagrahas, use the Nava Danya.

People do pooja to certain Navagrahas using various grains in order to remove the doshas from the Navagras.

Navagraha used many plants, grains, and stones in his devotion in order to obtain a life of joy.

8. Tilak– A ring finger should be used to apply tilak, which is a significant puja samagri, on the third eye.

Depending on their importance and the recipient’s character, several forms of tilak are applied.

People with fiery temperaments frequently use Chandan or sandalwood tilak, which is thought to have a cooling and soothing impact on the person.

While turmeric represents wealth, red tilaks represent warriors.

9. Agarbatti– A fragrance stick’s ability to produce a pleasant scent has significant therapeutic and comforting effects on the body and mind.

Agarbatti is an integral element of our ceremonies.

During the puja, the god enjoys pleasant and natural fragrances.

At you can buy beautiful Incense holders or Incense Stick Holders for your home altar or for pooja thalis.
10. Bell– It is considered good to ring the bell during a puja ritual as worshippers recite chants.

The sound of the bell attracts holy energy and banishes negative energy from the environment to your home temple.

While using bells in puja or Arti is not compulsory, it is recommended since it is auspicious and attracts heavenly energy.

11. Leaves– Hinduism has a strong connection to nature that is reflected in its ritualistic practices such as puja and adoration.

In several puja rites, leaves from the banana, mango, and coconut trees are used. It’s believed that Brihaspati (Jupiter) is represented by the banana tree.

Banana trees are revered as sacred trees since it is said that Lord Vishnu lives within them.

As a gift, the leaves of these trees are utilized.

God’s limbs are represented by mango leaves, while the head of the god is represented by a coconut.

12. Perfume/Itar– The frequency of odor helps the embodied soul at the level of the physical body since they are linked to the Absolute Earth element.

A soothing and pleasing fragrance emits frequencies that quickly draw the attributeless Essence of the Gods and goddesses in the Universe and aids the embodied soul in keeping the benefits of Chaitanya for a longer period of time.

13. Gandha (Sandalwood)– Because of the attributes of the substance from which it is manufactured, its delicate aroma, and its distinctive color, when gandha is put to the midbrow area of the Deity in the image or the Idol, the Surya Nadi of the Deity is awakened.

14. Gulal– The fragrant gulal-produced particles in the subtle air attract the Divine force Principle in the universe.

Additionally, the gulal makes the latent frequencies in the environment that are enriched with Chaitanya mobile.

Thus, they are advantageous to the worshiper.

15. Turmeric– The worshiper gains from both the frequencies of the Deities and the earth frequencies in turmeric since it is presented to the Deities.

As a result, he develops his sattva quality and has the capacity to endure distressing frequencies.

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16. Vermillion– Negative energy is kept from getting into the body through the midbrow area by putting this vermilion on the forehead.

The sattva component of vermilion has progressively faded with the passage of time. Pure vermilion is difficult to get by nowadays.

17. Janeu– By giving the janeu to the gods, you are causing them to act in duality and encircling their entire field of brilliant light in the holy thread’s circles.

The harmonics of sound released by the janeu, which is formed of thread and charged with mantra energy, awaken the attribute-less Essence of God from the Creation.

18. Cotton vastra– The cotton thread connecting these beads serves as a conduit for the manifested Chaitanya (Divine conscious), which gives the body’s entirety sattva-predominant vibrations. Its color is white and sparkling when the attribute less Chaitanya in the Zero appears in accordance with the spiritual passion of the embodied soul toward God.
19. Holy water– The Sacred Rivers The seven Holy Rivers are the Ganga, Godavari, Narmada, Kaveri, Krushna, Brahmaputra, and Yamuna.

The ceremonial pot, which is utilized during ritualistic worship, is filled with water that is gathered from each of these seven rivers.

The five vital forces, which are present in the body of the devotee as latent gases encircling the navel, are activated by the Divine energies in this holy water when done with spiritual emotions and devotion.

These subtle gases serve to diffuse the Divine vibrations throughout the devotee’s entire body.

The vital energy sheath and body of the incarnate soul are subsequently purified as a consequence.

20. Rangoli– The Goddess/ God is thought to really visit homes during Puja because Rangolis are a sign of good fortune.

The geometrical patterns and motifs made with rice flour and applied at a home’s door invite Gods within and ward off bad spirits.

21. Pooja Thali– In Hindu mythology, one of the methods to worship the gods is by using a puja thali.

All of the components of a puja thali are said to have spiritual significance in the specific order they are placed in.

22. Brass Diyas– To bring good energy into your home and drive away negativity, use brass or mud diyas.

Positive energy is well-conducted by metals like brass.

23. Statue of deity– It serves as a significant image in pooja chowkis.

In Hinduism, a murti is not a god in and of itself, but rather the form, embodiment, or incarnation of a deity like Hanuman Idols.

Murti can also be found in certain deistic Jainist religions, where they are adored in murti puja rites and used as emblems of respected mortals inside Jain temples.

In Buddhist temples, Buddha Idols are placed for worship.

24. Pooja Chowkis– It is crucial to choose a well-designed chowki since it will enhance your worship experience by exuding a holistic mood.

25. Brass Urli– Generally speaking, the element water symbolises the aspect of riches, hence the flow of water indicates the flow of wealth.

Therefore, it is considered auspicious to keep a Brass Uruli containing water and decorated with flowers, lemons, or other ornamental items in a location.

26. Door Hanging Toran– To ward off evil spirits and bring good fortune, a door hanging toran is ideal to tie at the entrance to the home or office.

It looks much more appealing because of the exquisite Toran.

These are some of the most popular and necessary puja articles used in Mandirs or during worship, and they have restrictions that must be adhered to.

Follow these guidelines and complete the puja ritual correctly whenever you employ these necessities.

 It will assist you in doing pooja efficiently and preventing unneeded bad energy and interruptions during devotion.

Choose the finest Door Hanging toran from for your mandir door and your favorite god idols as Shiva idols to worship if you’re seeking the perfect pooja materials for your home altar.

Puja components and objects are only marginally significant when it comes to worshiping God and doing puja.

Both the science underlying their use and their spiritual significance are essential.

Hinduism places a high value on doing pujas, which must be done with utmost attention and care using only genuine, pure puja materials.

Rules to be Followed by the Hindus to Worship the Lord

Here are Some of those Rule:-

Worshipping the Panchdev is a must on all auspicious occasions.

Lord Ganesha, Surya, Vishnu, Durga, and Shiva, all together is known as the Panchdev.

Including their idols and frames in your home and your puja room and worshipping them everyday will help the devotee to get showers of blessings to achieve good health, peace, and prosperity.

The blessing of the Lords will always be with the devotee.

Tulsi or what is popularly known as the basil leaves should never be offered to Lord Bhairava, Shiva, and Ganesha.

One should not offer water to Surya Devta from the shankh or the holy conch.

One should not touch the tulsi plant or pluck its leaves without taking a bath.

Otherwise, the prayer will not be accepted if those leaves are offered to the Lord.

One should not keep the holy water of river Ganga in any iron, or plastic vessel.

It is always best to keep the pure water in copper vessel.

It is believed that blowing shankh in any awkward situation can depart Goddess Lakshmi from your home.

The devotee should never face his or her back to the Lord.

One should never offer ketaki or screwpine flower to Lord Shiva.

While praying to any of the Gods and Goddesses, one should always be offer dakshina or donation.

One should not offer durva grass to any of the Gods and Goddesses on Sunday.

One should always offer lotus flower to Lakshmi Goddesses whenever the Goddess is worshipped.

Bael or the wood apple is considered as Lord Shiva’s favourite.

It should be offered to the Shiva lingam after water is sprinkled.

4 Pooja Essentials which are a necessary part of any Hindu rituals

1. Lagan Patrika

A written vow to mention Lagan is made and is a formal invitation between the two families.

Lagan Patrika plays an important role in inviting your loved ones to bless the newlyweds’ new life.

When the bride and groom promise in writing that the wedding will take place later, the couple participates in Lagan Patrika.

The dates and times suggested at this ceremony are usually printed on the invitation. In addition, Pandit (Hindu monk) often writes down marriage details with a red pen, such as the name of the engaged couple, their family, and the scheduled date and time of the wedding.

Together, Wagdaan and Lagna Patrika are considered formal announcements of the wedding.

It usually happens after a few months.

2. Shubh-Labh Design

Shubh-labh designs also called Maha Yantra, is a combination of Shree Ganesh Yantra and the Goddess Lakshmi Yantra.

This yantra brings siddhi and wealth and is optimistic for pooja.

They are usually provided in the form of foot, swastikas, or the words “Shubh,” “Labh,” and are placed in front of the door at home.

We have Shubh Labh hanging wall hanging designs for you in pooja essentials.

Beautiful wall hanging Shubh Labh is a religious term used primarily in Indian homes, shops, office entrances, or Pooja gal.

These wall-mounted exhibits are great religious home decorations.

It serves as a great gift, especially around religious celebrations and festivals; Crystal’s work makes it more beautiful.

It is a very beautiful and ethnic craft to add an ethnic taste to your home for poojas.

Shubh Labh design is a traditional sign that warmly welcomes all visitors beyond the threshold of your home.

These all shubh labh designs mean luck and auspiciousness.

Specifically, these things show goodness and luck.

Shubh labh stickers are put at the entrance of all Indian doors.

People take in use for Diwali decorations and wedding celebrations, or useful for vast occasions.


Wall hanging for home decoration for Diwali, festivals, or marriage

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3. Decorative aarti thali

Awesome Pooja Thali set are beautifully carved art forms available in large quantities from the Lovely.

There are also two very beautifully handcrafted Chandi ki Katori available; the most beautiful thing about this set is its plate.

The plate is made of high-quality steel with side cuts and design.

The central part of the slab contains all the sacred symbols created.

On this decorative aarti thali, the symbols “Ohm,” “Shree,” “Enlightened Diya,” “Swastika” is engraved, and even an incense holder, the mango leaf Kalash, gives this Pooja Thali set a different look.

Panchmukhi Diya, Incense Holder, and Puja Bell are some of the beautiful added to this set.

It is a very good-looking, affordable item and can be purchased by anyone who knows the value of the Hindu sacred symbol.

So buy this thali set and make yourself healthier and richer as God blesses those who pray for him from the bottom of his heart.

4. Decorative Coconut

Wedding Nariyal is also kept in pooja or used at weddings, festivals, new cars, bridges, and homes.

Then, coconut is broken and placed in front of the Lord.

Since then, coconut has been a symbol of victims.

Therefore, in every auspicious business or ceremonial, people offer coconut at the lotus feet of God.

“Nariyal” or coconut signifies a symbol of good luck and prosperity in Indian culture.

The bride gives Naryal to the groom, which is very important at the wedding.

Buy Shagun Decorative Nariyal embellished with colorful designs, beads, and threads.

Coconut is called Shripala or “Fruit of God” in Sanskrit.

Coconut is the only fruit used to symbolize “God.”

In Hinduism, coconut is one of the most common offerings in temples.

And it also plays an important role in all denominations.

Coconut is the fruit of Satvic, sacred, pure, and healthy, with various properties.

When someone purchases a new car or new home, this Nariyal is also offered.

Also, people offer it in the fire as a sacrifice while doing Havan.

Then, Nariyal is broken and placed before God, and after doing rituals, it is distributed as Prasada.

You can keep decorative coconut in poojas or in your mandir at home.

At our website, Lovely Wedding Mall, you’ll get all the pooja essentials for marriage, poojas, festivals, and many other events. Perfectly shaped nto get the essence of spirituality, these shubh labh wall hangings, embellished Nariyal, decorated thali set, Lagan Patrika.

From several sizes and designs to choose from, Lovely Wedding Mall brings auspiciousness in the form of these essentials.

Importance Of Vastu For Pooja Room

 Puja room acts as the epicenter of positive and serene energies in a house as it radiates divine energy due to the presence of deities in your home. Assigning a separate space that is purely for deities i.e. a puja room, no matter how big or small is very crucial for your home and the right Vastu plays a significant role in bringing in calm, positive energy and determining which kind of energy radiates in your home.

A puja room not only helps in radiating good vibes in the house but also helps in connecting you to divine energies.

The Vastu should be perfect to eliminate negative energy and fill your home with happiness and positivity.

Vastu Tips For Pooja Room

Following are some tips to help you make your home a hub of positive and divine energy with the right Vastu for pooja room according to the principles of Vastu shastra:

1. Positioning Of The Puja Room:

According to the Vastu for pooja room, each direction that is suggested for the positioning of the puja room signifies and represents something special which is why the positioning of the puja room is the most important part of Vastu for the puja room.

North East is considered the best pooja room direction as it is considered the zone of lord shiva and hence, is the most auspicious.

This is followed by either east or north. Vastu for pooja room facing the south is considered inauspicious.

Refrain from positioning your puja room under the stairs or near a washroom as these places are considered inauspicious for a puja room.

Ensure that the puja room is not placed on the ground floor or a higher floor as they are not considered the best places for the room according to Vastu.

The door and windows of the puja room should open towards the north or east.

In the puja room, a pyramid-shaped ceiling is recommended for positive vibrations according to puja room vastu.

Pooja room vastu for east facing houses suggests that the pooja room be in either the north or east corner.

2. Placement Of Idols Or Gods :

Idols in the puja room should not be facing each other and should not be close to the wall, according to the Vastu for pooja room.

The idols should be placed in the northeast direction.

Ensure that all the idols face in one direction and are not facing the door.

The idols should not be resting on the walls to ensure enough airflow around them.

The idols should be placed at least 6 inches away from the ground as recommended by tips for Vastu for pooja room

Refrain from putting pictures of the deceased or images depicting violence in the room.

Ensure that the structures of idols are not chipped or broken.

The positioning of lamps should be in the southeast direction.

3. Placement of holy objects:

The puja room for any other storage purpose other than the storage of holy objects and other puja room objects. There shouldn’t be any clutter in the room.

No item should ever be placed above the idols.

Lamp and Agni Kund should be placed in the southeast direction.

4. Placement Of Cabinets In The Puja Room:

The placement of any cabinets in the puja room should be in the southeast direction to ensure that there is no blocking of sunlight according to Vastu for pooja room.

You can build a pyramid-shaped tower or cabinets for storage of puja items as it radiates positive vibrations.

The puja room as per vastu shoud not have cabinets built above the idols.

5. Colour Of The Puja Room:

Light colours are best for the room as they radiate positive vibrations and are ideal for worshipping and praying.

Cream colour is the ideal colour for the puja room.

Colours like light blue, white, and light yellow create a calm and meditative environment.

For a puja room in the northeast direction, white is the ideal colour.

6. Lighting In The Puja Room:

It is important to have at least one window in the puja room to keep the room well-lit during the day.

This also allows positive energy and vibration of the sun to flow freely as per the Vastu for pooja room.

Ensure that the room is well-lit even after sunset. Insert a light in the puja room or put a lamp to ensure adequate illumination.

The Symbolic Significance of Puja Or Worship In Hinduism

In Hinduism, pūja (or pooja) is essentially a ritual or ceremonial worship, in which offerings are made to God with devotion to earn his love and blessings.

Although outwardly it may appear as a mechanical ritual, it has a hidden significance.

The act of puja is a symbolic offering of one’s whole mind and body, thoughts, desires, actions and possessions (in short whatever one has and is) to God as a mark of devotion and surrender, enjoying whatever that comes in return as a gift from him. Probably, it originated from the Tantric methods of worship.

However, it has aspects of both Vedic sacrifices and Tantric rituals, which are responsible for its simplicity and universal appeal.

Presently, puja is the most popular form of divine worship in Hinduism.

It is performed either by individuals or by groups and either directly by a worshipper or indirectly by a priest on behalf of the worshipper.

It is also universally practiced in all Hindu temples.

In today’s world, Puja has practically replaced Vedic sacrifices as the central feature of Hindu worship since it is easier to practice even by lay people, and the mediation of a priest is not mandatory.

Technically, it is a domestic sacrifice, practiced by dutiful householders and devotees of God as part of their daily devotional service.

Although lay followers of Hinduism take liberties with their methods of worship to express their love and devotion to God in their own individual ways, the traditional form of puja has a definite form and structure, which is usually followed in many traditional households.

 Its more elaborate versions are used in temples and religious places by priests to perform ritual worship and make offerings to the temple deities.

Some pujas are conducted for a few minutes while some may last for several hours.

The way a puja is traditionally conducted in Hindu households is in the same way a guest is invited into a house by the householder and treated with utmost respect.

Hindu tradition equates a guest (athidhi) with God with this simple expression, “Athidi devobhava,”

which means a guest is verily God Himself.

We have elsewhere discussed both the outer aspects of puja and its historical development.

Here we will discuss the symbolic significance of puja and the symbolic meaning of the various objects which are used during the ceremony.

Importance of Hindu Puja items

In Hinduism, devotees have a certain procedure of worshipping their Gods, Goddess and Gurus during all significant occasions. Hindus perform the “Puja”- a traditional ritual to spiritually pay their tribute to their Gods and ancestors.

So Puja is an important act to be conducted on every occasion as per Hindu calendar

Below is the list of all important Hindu Puja items require to perform a normal Puja:

1. Puja Thali: A copper, silver or gold plated circular plate where you will keep all other important Puja Items. This Puja Thali will be used for Aarti (Circular rotation of plate over the image or idol of God or Goddesses) purpose.

2. Navgraha Shanti packs including Ketu Shanti pack, Rahu Shanti pack, Shani Shanti pack etc. consists of different small items that are necessary to carry out certain puja.

3. Holy water is a crucial Puja item for all types of Pujas as they are used to wash the deity idol, and for offering Abhishek. Water from holy rivers such as Ganges, Narmada is considered as holy water. Also the Rudraksha Water, Gulabjal, Kewra, Gomutra etc. and these are used are different types of Holy water.

4. Sindoor is a powder used as Tilak on forehead to invoke the divine. It can be used by both men and women after puja. The alternatives available are the sandalwood powder, red sandal powder, Haldi-Kumkum, Kesari gandh, Kamakhya Sindoor etc.

5. Incense sticks of various fragrances are used to spread positivity. An elegant incense stick holders is kept in Thali. The ash of incense stick is also used as Tilak.

6. Camphor: It is used for aarti purpose. After Puja is done the burning camphor is used to seek blessings of God.

7. Sweets or Prasad are important part of every Hindu Puja as they are distributed among the family members after the Puja ceremony.

8. Flowers are very significant in Hindu Pujas as they are used as offering to God and Goddesses. Lotus, Jasmine and Mogra are most commonly used flowers.

9. Storages boxes also known as potlis are an important Hindu puja item. It is used tp keep small items such as cotton wicks, charcoal, Shvetark thread, bhasma, holy/sacred threads, etc.

In addition to above Puja items, there are many other Puja items that are required in different types of Pujas.

14 Golden Rules that every Hindu should know

The pujas can be performed at one’s home or in a temple; it can be performed by a priest or by oneself along with family members, no matter how it is performed, the necessary puja items should be present in its pure or clean form.

The worshipers have a firm belief that these Super Powers would remove all obstacles in their lives and bring happiness, wealth, and prosperity in their life and, above all, help them attain Moksha after their death.

Certain set rituals and customs have been laid down in Hinduism to make the prayers more positive, effective, and productive.

15 such golden rules to be followed while worshipping the Hindu Gods are given here below :

Worshipping the Gods of your choice should be done daily, without any break to the continuity.

Also, the puja should be done twice a day, preferably, i.e., once in the morning and once in the evening.

The Puja place at your home should have a Hindu gods statue of more than 15 inches. We should not have deities bigger than this.

Standing idols of Ganeshji, Saraswati, and Lakshmi deities should not be placed at the Puja Sthal.

Do not place three idols of any same God or any Goddess in your puja sthal.

Similarly, placing two shivling, two shaligram, two idols of Surya devta, and two Gomti chakras at one pujasthal are prohibited.

The temple at home should not have any gifted, wooden, or fiber idols.

Only the Hindu gods idol, which is being worshipped by you daily, should be placed.

Any broken idol should be immediately removed from the temple place and be swept respectfully in running water (river/lake).

Placing God’s clothes, accessories, books & other puja items on top of your mandir is not considered good.

The Puja temple at home should have a curtain/screen/door in front.

Do not keep photos of your parents in the puja room.

Hindu saints have mentioned that puja is complete when you offer your daily prayers to at least five Hindu Gods, also termed as Panchdev, of which one should be your Ishta Devta.

The five essential Gods to be prayed are Lord Surya, Ganesha, Durga, Shiva, and Vishnu.

Puja should always be performed facing towards East or North.

In no circumstances, the pooja of Hindu Gods is to be done facing the South.

Also, one should not sit facing your back towards the Hindu gods murti.

While performing puja in the morning, a lamp with ghee should be lighted, while a lamp with oil should be lighted in the evening.

You should never light up a diya with the help of another diya.

It attracts illness in the house.

The prayers should never be done while sitting on the floor.

A mat, preferably woolen, should be idle for sitting.

Gangajal, to be used in puja, should not be kept in any plastic, aluminum, or iron vessels.

A copper vessel for the same is considered good. Similarly, Chandan, used for tilak (vermillion), should not be stored in copper utensils.

While worshipping any God, you should always donate (Dakshina).

If you wish to be fulfilled while donating, take a resolution to stop any of your bad habits. The faster you eradicate your negativity, the sooner your wish gets fulfilled.

After the puja is offered to the deity, one should make three parikramas standing at the same place.

At the end of the arti, with folded hands, the Gods/Goddess may be requested to accept their prayers, and any mistakes committed during the pooja may be pardoned.

It is called ‘Shama Yachana.’

For the pooja, it must be ensured that :

Durya grass is not offered to Goddess Durga.

It is only for Lord Ganesha.

It should also not be offered to Lord Ganesha on Sunday.

Water should not be poured from the divine conch(shankh) while offering to Surya Devta.

The divine conch shall only be blown during puja time.

One should not pluck Tulsi leaves without taking a bath.

Lotus flower is offered to Goddess Lakshmi.

Peepal trees should not be watered on Wednesday & Sunday.

Kettaki flowers should not be offered to Lord Shiva.

The flowers to be offered to the Gods should be offered while placing them on a copper plate rather than placing them in their hands and then offering it to God.

The Dos and Don’ts of a Hindu Prayer Altar (puja ghar)

In every Hindu home, you will find a small home altar or mandir for the proper worship of the home’s murtis.

 A murti is an embodiment of a Hindu god in any form which is usually a statue of the god or goddesses.

Although, we do believe that God resides in anything you are surrounded with, we do say too, that when inviting certain deities in your home, there are a few guidelines to be followed.

I have learnt from what has been passed by my mother and my family who belonged to a long line of Brahmin pandits.

I do see some people’s puja ghar with some mistakes in their displays, but it’s a very sensitive issue, and when I can I try to discreetly suggest the corrections.

I shall share with you, the knowledge I have inherited and learnt from India.

Where does a Mandir go in your home?

Generally, a separate room should be devoted for a puja ghar; however, this is most often not possible, so you can simply choose a quiet corner of a room somewhere in the house. Bearing in mind that it cannot be just any room.

According to the Vastu Shastra (traditional Hindu architecture), the home altar room should always be in the north east.

Next, it should NEVER be in these rooms: bedroom, dining room, store room, garage, on the landing of stairs or near a toilet.

Never keep deities on different shelves.

They should all occupy the same level.

Which Gods Should be in the Home Altar?

The main devas or Gods found in any home are, and by no means limited to Ganesha, Parvati, Shiva, Vishnu, & Krishna.

Sometimes households only care for one deity while others prefer to have an entire pantheon.

It is extremely important to note that Ganesha-ji should always have a place in every mandir.

Since he is the lord of beginnings, as a rule of thumb he is always placed in the mandir before any other deity.

Some people have Sai Baba too in their altar, but you may keep a photo or Statuette, however, it will not be subject to abhishek etc.

It will be subject to Dhyan only (reflection, meditation) and not rituals.

What should the Mandir be made from?

A ready-made mandir is ideal to house murtis; however, not everyone has a temple lying around.

A small table with a saffron-colored cloth draped over it will do perfectly in its absence. You will also need an incense burner, a diya, (oil lamp), a bell, a plate or thali in any metal, a small lotta of water with a spoon to be used only for puja, a bell, cotton wicks, a vase for daily fresh flowers, and oil.

No artificial flowers at the altar.

If you don’t have flowers, a branch of leaves would do, but no artificial flower.

What sort of Murti to keep?

It is very important to NEVER do any rituals with pictures.

Try to buy even the smallest of a stone or metal idol.

You cannot do abhishek regularly with any framed picture, that’s the reason.

 If you don’t have the possibility to buy a murti, keep a betel nut (supari), it works well as an alternative.

According to Vastu guidelines, one should not keep any pics of a deceased person on a puja ghar with the murtis.

If you want to revere you loved ones who have passed, keep their photos in the South West direction, which belongs to Lord Yama.

As they now are part of Yam Lok.

Placement of Murtis

The murtis should be placed on a table or any furniture you have chosen facing towards you. Ideally, the murtis should be placed in a thali or a small flat bench.

They should all be aligned so they rest on the same level, none as above or below.

It’s recommended to carry out your daily prayer in a seated position.

Thus, your furniture should be low.

I use a large coffee table with drawers, where I store my basic materials needed for regular puja.

If you cannot sit on the floor, a low stool is alright, as long as you can sit comfortably.


Once you have done the blessings of your Murtis, they should be regularly given baths (abhishek), some form of clothing or just some janev, flowers, incense, and a fruit or more.

 It’s imperative to remember to always take care of the mandir, make regular offerings of food, incense, and flowers, and to meditate in front of the mandir in order to ensure the mandir’s general upkeep.

Try to follow a calendar of auspicious times, to carry out the regular upkeep of bathing, clothing, adorning, and offerings to your deities.

This keeps the good energy in your home, and everyone can benefit from it.

Besides it all, keep your puja ghar clean, and very simple.

Nothing ostentatious, you can devote most of your effort in your Bhakti and reverence.

8 Guidelines for Setting up a Home Mandir for your Murtis

In every Hindu home, you will find a small home altar or mandir for the proper worship of the homes murtis.

murti is an embodiment of a Hindu god in any form which is usually a statue of the god or goddesses.

The number one rule to remember when constructing dir in the home is that there are no rules, only guidelines.

That being said, let’s get to the guidelines!

  • Where does a Mandir go in your home?
    One should devote an entire room to construct the mandir; however, if this is not available you can simply choose a quiet corner of a room somewhere in the house.

According to the Vastu Shastra (traditional Hindu architecture), the home altar room should always be the northeastern most room in the home & the shrine itself should be in the northeastern most corner of that room chosen as this aids with the flow of proper energy or chakra.

  • Which Gods Should be in the Home Altar?
    The main devas or Gods found in any home are, and by no means limited to Ganesha, Parvati, Shiva, Vishnu, & Krishna.

Sometimes households only care for one deity while others prefer to have an entire pantheon. Regardless of how many deities reside in the shrine, there is always one Ishta Deva (a personal favorite).

This deity’s area on the shrine is the centermost seat & is always the most elaborate & the best kept.

  • Three words. Ganesha, Ganesha, & Ganesha!
    It is extremely important to note that Ganesha-ji should always have a place in every mandir.

It just wouldn’t be a temple without him! Since he is the lord of beginnings, as a rule of thumb he is always placed in the mandir before any other deity.

 There is a small Ganesh statue on the right of this mandir to Lord Rama

  • What should the Mandir be made from?
    A ready-made mandir is ideal to house murtis; however, not everyone has a temple lying about.

A small table with a saffron-colored cloth draped over it will do perfectly in its absence.

You will also need an incense burner, a diya(oil lamp), a bell, & a small box or jar to hold dakshina (offering of money).

  • Cabinet for Supplies
    It might not be too bad of an idea to keep a small cabinet or something nearby the mandir to hold all the supplies & things needed to perform pūjā (worship), aarti (lighting of ghee candles), & general upkeep of the mandir.
  • Placement of Murtis
    The murtis should be placed on this table or in the ready-made mandir facing towards you.

Ideally, the murtis should be placed on a smaller platform on top of the table or within the mandir; though, this is not absolutely necessary.

  • Clothing
    Murtis should also be given some form of clothing, flowers, incense, & other offerings regularly as the murtis are quite literally seen as physical manifestations of god(s).
  • Care and Love
    It’s imperative to remember to always take care of the mandir, make regular offerings of food, incense, and flowers, and to meditate in front of the mandir in order to ensure the mandir’s general upkeep.

Guidelines For Setting Up a Home Mandir for Our Statues and Murtis

There are several basic requirements for setting up a home Mandir.

The main requirement is to have a platform that is 25 inches wide, an incense burner, a small jar to collect money offerings, and a tad bit of space.

The statues or murtis may be placed in either a sitting or standing position.

They should be of high quality, as cracked or smashed idols are considered inauspicious.

The home Mandir should be free of furniture or decorations, and the statues or Murtis should be in their original poses.

A photo frame is a very common error, as is keeping two idols of the same deity in one room.

Generally, a readymade mandir is the best choice for housing a murti.

A small table with a saffron cloth draped over it is an ideal place for the statues or murtis.

You can also use a small table or an altar, and add a dakshina (offering) in a small box or jar.

To house a murti, you will need a small table with a saffron cloth draped over it. You’ll need an incense burner, a diya (fire pot), and a bell or metal plate.

For the lamps, you’ll need cotton wicks, as well as oil to keep the candles burning.

The murtis should be on the same level with the rest of the mandir.

You should never place a statue or murti on the floor.

If possible, place it on a raised platform.

Marble or wood are ideal choices, but avoid glass or marble – these materials are extremely flammable and can create harmful effects.

You should also place a puja mat and chowki in the mandir, which will enhance the overall aura of the mandir.

If you’re looking for a ready-made mandir to house your murtis, consider a wooden one.

It’s best to choose a wooden mandir over a glass or plastic one.

Make sure the wood is of high quality.

You should use a saffron cloth on the table to place the dakshina (offering).

Place your gods and murtis facing the devotee.

If you have a Shiva or Hanuman statue, place it in the west.

If you have a Ganesha, place it in front of the goddesses.

Then place a small chowki on the floor and place your dakshina (offering).

Putting the statues or murtis in a mandir is an essential part of the Hindu religion.

The temple attracts positive energies and is the home of the gods.

If you follow these guidelines, you’ll be able to place your statues or murtis in a peaceful and beautiful environment.

In addition, your statues or murtis will be more protected.

When setting up a home mandir for your statues/Murtis, the temple should be facing the devotee and facing the west.

The south-east is the most auspicious direction to place your Murtis, and if you have a murti of a god in the east, it is recommended to place it in the east.

The temple area should be located in a zone of tranquility and divine energy.

The temple should be facing the east wall. This is a good location for the statues.

It is also a good place for the dakshina (offering) if it is placed in the north-east corner of the room. A small altar on the north-east wall of a house is another good option.

A home mandir is an important part of any household in India.

Whether you worship a single god or a number of gods, a mandir is a sacred place.

A home temple should have a cabinet to store the supplies needed for aarti, puja, and general upkeep of the mandir.

Everything you need to know about placing a god statue at home 

Pooja rooms are an integral part of our homes, in Hindu culture pooja rooms are established before you enter your new home.

People decorate pooja rooms according to their understanding and what they believe in.

Generally, a pooja room consists of incense sticks, deities, photos, puja essentials, and more.

Although images of God look divine placed in the pooja room, the deity or god statue in the puja room should be placed in the right way. 

When you enter a new home or create a new mandir in your house or workspace, idols should be placed in the right direction and in the right way to bring auspicious energy into the atmosphere.

There are a few rules and some things that you need to keep in mind while placing an idol in your mandir.

If you are planning to place God’s statue at home, this guide will help you. 

Here is everything you need to know about placing a god statue at home:

What are the Vastu rules to place god statues in Mandir? 

There are a few Vastu rules that you need to follow when planning to place a God statue in your pooja room: 

  • Different idols have different rules, some idols such as Mahesh, Indra, Surya, Brahma, Vishnu are placed in the east while facing the west direction to bring more positivity into the atmosphere. 
  • Idols – Shodas, Kuber, Durga, Ganesh, Bhairav should be placed on the north side while facing the south direction. 
  • Make sure you place Lord Hanuman Statue in the northeast direction and should avoid facing southeast direction as it has the ability to combine with fire which creates a bad impact according to Vastu. 
  • If you have Shivling at home, it should be placed in the Northern part. 
  • The northeast direction is the most auspicious for placing the God statue in the Pooja room. 

What are the different God statues that you need to avoid placing at home? 

The statue of Shani dev should be avoided at home, you should only worship Lord Shani dev at the temple. 

Natraj, Lord shiva in its Ruda avatar should be avoided as it is an angry form of Lord shiva.

Keeping Rudra form of Lord shiva at home often creates unrest so, avoid keeping Nataraja at home.

Moreover, there should not be two idols of Lord shiva. Rahu-Ketu’s place in Puja’s room is considered inauspicious. 

How many god statues can you place at your home? 

There is a reason why your home Pooja room is different from temples.

Temples can be a part of the home but home cannot be a part of a temple because home is a place where you live and enjoy materialistic things and temples are sacred places away from materialism.

There should be no more than three or four idols at home.

Moreover, do not keep two statues of the same god. 

What is the best arrangement of placing deities? 

A cone-shaped arrangement is considered the most auspicious and the best way to place idols at home.

There is a certain fixed place for every God statue, all the female God statues should be placed on the ride side of the Pooja room while all the Male God statues should be placed on the left side of the pooja room.

The wide and last part of the cone-shaped arrangement of statues should have Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh as they are the creators of the world.

The God statues should be arranged and placed based on their power, respect, Knowledge.

In the sharp part of the cone arrangement, the idol of Lord Ganesha should be placed.

What are the God statues that you can place? 

You can keep Idols you want to worship at home, but make sure you avoid their Rudra or angry form or avatar as it is not auspicious.

Lord Ganesha is known as God of joy, prosperity, and happiness, it is believed that placing the idol of Lord Ganesha is considered good, but make sure it’s placed in the right direction to remove all the bad energies and obstacles of life and attract health and wealth.

The Colour of God’s statue is considered important. It’s auspicious to keep white Ganesha Idol at home.

Apart from Lord Ganesha, you can place Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati.

The trinity Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, and Goddess Saraswati are considered auspicious to place in Pooja room at home. 

Can you keep a broken God statue at home? 

No! A big no, You should not keep broken god statues at home as it causes Vastu dosh and brings inauspicious energy.

The broken or damaged idols are either placed under the Peepal tree or flown into the holy river. Otherwise, the negative energy will remain at your place.

So, if you have a broken statue at home, you need to keep it away from your home immediately. 

The materials or metals used in God’s statue 

When you purchase a God statue to place at your home, you need to understand various materials and metals that are used to create the Status.

To select the right material, you need to make sure of the quality.

 Here is the list of a few materials used in making god statue –

  • Copper material – The premium quality copper material will last longer, even if there is a worse climate.

Moreover, the Copper material looks beautiful. 

  • Wooden or Marble material – A good quality wooden or marble material used to make a God statue can also be suitable to place in your puja room as it’s stronger and will last long. 
  • You should avoid buying ceramic God statues as they deteriorate with time. 

To wrap up – The above-stated guide has everything you need to know about keeping God statue at home.

From purchasing the statue with the right material to the directions and arrangement of placing the statue in the Pooja room, it will help you make your Pooja room divine and positive.