Pooja spaces are unique spots in the house that boast of many specialties. More than adding visual elegance to the interiors, pooja areas should exude grace and positive vibes too. In the olden days, when the houses were smaller, a quaint spot was reserved in the Kannimoola to light the lamp. However, today, specially decorated rooms or spaces are dedicated for that. Here are some tips that need to be kept in mind while designing the perfect pooja spaces.
It is appropriate to build the pooja space in the northeast side of the house. The pooja room should face the east direction. It is not mandatory that the pooja space should be as spacious as the other rooms in the house. However, it should be clean and well arranged, without overcrowding it with unnecessary materials.
The latest trend is to build the pooja areas beneath the stairway to make the interiors space-efficient. However, experts say that it isn’t appropriate. In case you wish to have separate pooja rooms, an area should be marked, as per the vastu rules, when the plan of the house is drawn. Similarly, pooja rooms built close to the bathrooms and bedrooms too are considered inauspicious.
The pooja spaces should be filled with a peaceful ambience. So, it is better to paint it in lighter shades of hues. The lighter shades would reflect sunlight and exude positive energy too.
Broken pictures or idols shouldn’t be placed in the pooja rooms. It is not right to keep the pictures of your late relative here. Instead of hanging lamps, traditional nilavilakku suits a pooja space better. The pooja rooms should be built with piety as they are considered small temples inside the homes. Make sure to build them in the ground floor, and not in the basement or the upper floor.