According to Vaastu Shastra, North-east is an excellent location for Pooja room. Pooja room in north quadrant provides good results. You can opt east, north and north-east for pooja room. Avoid other directions if possible. Special pooja’s can be performed in Brahmasthana (center of house). In big plots, pooja room can be in Brahmasthan (central portion) of the house. Pooja room should not be inside bed room. It should not be made above, below or next to toilet or kitchen. It should be on ground floor, not on first floor or in basement. Avoid Pooja Room under the stairs.
While worshipping, the person should face the East.
Pooja room should not touch the same wall as the toilet. Also, Pooja room should not be opposite bathroom or toilet.
Pooja Room should not be under the stairs and should also be on ground floor and not first floor.
Pooja room should be clean and neat avoid dirt or clutter and keep it fragrant.
Idols in Pooja Rooms
Idols should not exceed 6 inches in height. Heavy or large idols should be avoided in pooja room. Broken idols should not be placed in pooja room.
Idols of God should be kept in north-east portion of pooja room. The idols should not face one another and the door of pooja room also. The two idols of same god should not be placed in pooja room. The idols should be 1 inch away from walls. ‘Kalash’ or water body is in North or East of the room. ‘Deepak’, lamp and ‘Agni’ kund are in south-east.
Pooja Room Doors and Interiors
Doors and windows of pooja room should be in North and East. Doors of pooja room should have two shutters. The doors should not have any door closer. There should be a ventilator.
Walls of pooja room should be painted in white, light yellow or light blue color. The floor of pooja room should be of white or off white marble. Cupboard for placing things should be in South or West of pooja room. It is beneficial to have a threshold in pooja room.
Other Pooja Room Tips
Avoid photos of dead people in pooja room.
Keep pooja room clean and clutter free. There should be one pooja room in a house. The room should not be used for other purposes like storage or other room.