1.The mandir should be placed in the northeast corner of the house.
- If that doesn’t work, the north and east corners are also viable options. If nothing else works, there’s always the West. However, the pooja room should not be located in the south.
2.When offering prayers, try to keep your back to the north or east.
3.Avoid placing the pooja room next to a stairwell or against a bathroom wall, as this is considered unlucky.
4.For the best results, place the pooja ghar on the ground floor of your home. According to Vastu, mandirs should not be built in basements or on upper floors.
5.If you live in a north or east-facing flat, align the pooja room with the northeast, east, or north.
6.Idols in the pooja room should not face each other or the door, and they should ideally be placed in the northeast, away from the wall.
7.Don’t use the pooja space for anything else and don’t store too much stuff here. Place cupboards to the west or south if you must have storage alternatives.
8.Make sure the doors and windows in the pooja room face north or east.
9.Place the lamps and Agni Kund in the southeast corner of the pooja room and make sure the idols are not chipped or broken.
10.In the pooja room, use copper vessels because they are considered auspicious.
11.If possible, construct a pyramid-shaped tower for the pooja space to maximize positive vibrations. According to Vastu, a threshold to the pooja room is also beneficial.
12.Ideally, the pooja room door should have two shutters, one of which should be made of wood.
13.In the pooja room, avoid pictures of the deceased or paintings depicting violence.
14.For pooja rooms, white, light blue, yellow, or other subtle soothing shades are good Vastu colors.