The Puja Room is the room where the family’s deities, idols are kept and used exclusively for prayer, worship and meditation. In earlier times, a well designed, large space was exclusively reserved for this purpose and was usually accessed from the Living Room. However, today with reduced space availability, the Puja Room has become a tiny space, sometimes just a small mandir placed in the Kitchen.


The Puja Room is the room where the family’s deities, idols are kept.

Here, I have explained the Vastu Guidelines for a Puja room. Since Vastu is a science, every guideline is based on sound logic and reasoning. As an Architect, I have attempted toexplain these guidelines rationally and scientifically, so that you can decide what you want to follow and what you don’t.


The Puja room should be in the North-East, East or North: The Scientific Reason – Early at dawn, the Sun is in the North-Eastern part of the house. These hours are ideal for Yoga, meditation, prayer or study as it is very quiet and peaceful. Also, the early morning Sun’s rays have a very beneficial effect on our  health. Therefore, the North-East corner is the best position for the Puja Room/prayer room or meditation room.

In a big site, the Puja room can be in the Centre of the House: The Scientific Reason-The central part of a large house should be kept open to allow proper flow of air and cross ventilation. It makes sense to have a Puja room right in the middle of this court as it can be seen from all rooms and the space is utilized.

The Puja Room should be in the Ground Floor and not in the Basement:The Scientific Reason – A basement is a dark and dingy place and one cannot benefit from the morning sun rays here.

The Puja Room should not be on the upper floors: The Scientific Reason - The Puja room is meant for worship or meditation and this activity is recommended for everyone, everyday, especially in the mornings when our minds are fresh and not yet corrupted by many thoughts. If the Puja room is located on an upper floor, then it can put off physically inactive people like the obese, or the elderly or the ailing, from making the trip to the Puja everyday. The climb up the steps can put them off and since it is out of sight from the commonly used rooms on the ground, one may even forget to spend a few minutes everyday, in thought about God or life!


A puja mandir can be used in case there is no separate puja room

If there is no space for a Puja room, the Mandir can be placed in the North-East corner of the Kitchen: The Scientific Reason – In apartments it may not be possible to have a separate Puja room, but since one starts the day by entering the Kitchen, having a Puja here helps one to spend a few quiet moments in meditation.

Avoid Puja mandirs in the Bedrooms: The Scientific Reason - Many people may feel uncomfortable to lie around with their feet pointing towards the religious idols, as they believe it is disrespectful to god.

Avoid a Toilet near or above the Puja Room: The Scientific Reason - A Toilet causes disturbance when people use it and also the smell can distract while one is meditating.


Avoid keeping torn pictures of gods


Idols can be in the North-East, East or West of the Puja: The Scientific Reason - The morning sunlight streaming in from the North-East, East and the evening light from the West will light up the idols enabling  you to see them better.

Avoid idols facing North: Because then the worshiper has to face South which is not advisable. The Scientific Reason – When a worshiper sits facing South, his feet are towards the south and his head is in the North. This causes the magnetic North of the body, namely the Head to repel the Earth’s magnetic North Pole.

Avoid broken idols or torn pictures: The Scientific Reason - Praying to a broken idol or torn image of a deity can be distracting.

Avoid idols facing each other: The Logic – The purpose of having idols in a Puja room is for one to be able to see them and meditate on them.

Idols should be kept at least an inch away from the wall:The Scientific Reason -Keeping the idols away from the walls, ensures that there is proper movement of air and incense smoke through the room.


The lamp should always be in front of the idol


The lamp should always be in front of the idol:The Scientific Reason - The idea of having a lamp is to light it and if it is placed  in front of the idols, one can see them better.

The puja things should be stored in the South-East of the Puja room:The Scientific Reason – All the puja stuff should be kept away from the North-East and East, so that there is no obstruction to the morning sunlight.

Avoid a bell in the Puja room: The Logic - A Puja room at home is not made to replicate a temple. It is more of a meditation room and loud sounds should be avoided.

Avoid photographs of dead people in the Puja room: The Logic - While many people believe in showing respect to the dead, it is better  not to have their photos in the Puja room as they may be distracting or bring back painful memories.

Food offerings should be placed in front of the idols: The Logic – Whatever is offered to god should be always placed in front of the idol as a mark of respect. Moreover, it is less cumbersome to remove and replace if it is right in front.

A cupboard lower than the idols can be placed against the South or West wall: The Scientific Reason - This way, it will not be an obstruction to the useful morning sunlight.

Avoid storing or hiding money or valuables in the Puja room: The Scientific Reason - Many people may feel they are being disrespectful to God by keeping things and hiding stuff here.


The door to the Puja room should have two shutters


The Puja room should have a lower ceiling: One can use false ceiling for the same. The Scientific Reason – A Puja room is generally a small room and so having a low ceiling will make it appear more proportional.

The Puja room can be a pyramid shaped space: The Scientific Reason - It is known scientifically that sitting in a pyramid especially while meditating can create positive effects on the health of the person.

Keep the Puja room clean always: The Logic – By cleaning the Puja room everyday, it ensures that one spends a few moments in prayer. Also it is a way of showing respect to God.

Door to the Puja room should have two shutters: The Logic - When doing puja or meditating, the door is kept open outwards and can come in the way if it is one shutter.

There should be a  threshold at the entrance to the Puja room.The Scientific Reason -  A threshold prevents ants and insects from entering and this is useful in a Puja room, as foodstuff may be offered in prayer.

For lengthy meditation, sit facing East and avoid facing the idols: If meditation is going to last for more than 15 minutes one should not sit exactly facing the idols. The Logic - When meditating it is best to face East as the morning sun’s rays are beneficial to one’s health. If one keeps looking at the idols, it can be distracting. Moreover the energy that radiates from them can be very strong.


Colours in the Puja room: Can be white, light yellow or light blue. White or light yellow marblework in the room is preferred. The Scientific Reason – White marble shines and reflects light, thus enhancing the bright and well-lit look of a space. The same is true in case of light colours.

This post was about the Vastu guidelines for the design of a Puja Room. The Puja room is usually adjacent to a Living room or in a Kitchen.  Read the Vastu guidelines for the design of these spaces here:

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  1. Jay says:

    Hi pls advise is it fine to build pooja room at southeast corner ?
    Hi Jay,
    According to me, any convenient corner is okay. But make sure the place has enough light (natural or artificial) and adequate ventilation. Also keep it uncluttered and clean.

  2. Mahesh says:

    How many photos should be kept in puja room
    Hi Mahesh,
    The number of photos, idols etc kept in a pooja room is a matter of personal choice. It does not matter. But I suggest that the pictures be hung aesthetically in a good composition so that they do not look cluttered or distracting to the eye.

  3. Niraj says:

    I’m having one quarry related to Vaastu.

    I’m living on rent in one BHK tenement @ First Floor. I’d established my Pooja in South-West corner of the drawing room, as I can’t place it in bed room or in kitchen. So, is it ok?
    Drawing room details are as below:
    North-East corner is occupied by main door. East is occupied by TV set, as there is no power connection elsewhere, it can’t be moved. North is occupied by sitting arrangement. Door is opening towards north-east corner, so pooja can’t be placed behind it, as per my thinking. In south there is a long wall opposite to sitting arrangement. And in west there is opening passage towards kitchen.
    Pls. suggest alternatives, if u find Pooja is not at right place.
    Hi Niraj,
    You have found the right corner for the pooja mandir because all other corners and walls have been taken up for furniture and gadgets. It is important not to disturb the flow of a room by putting the mandir in an awkward position just because Vastu says so. But in case you are not convinced. I suggest that you place the deities facing the direction that you follow in your custom. Some prefer the idols facing east while others prefer them facing west so that the person praying, faces east.

  4. Ranjeeta says:

    The details on the site are very useful.
    Can you suggest a remedy to us, our toilet bathroom is in the east direction. Main door is on the North-East which opens in the passage leading straight to the kitchen, onto the right of the main door passage is the living room door and on the left of the main door passage is the bathroom and toilet.
    We have places our mandir in the kitchen on the south-west wall. Going through your site we have noticed that our toilet is in the wrong direction. Please suggest us an alternative to both the toilet and mandir which is not at the right place as of.
    Hi Ranjeeta,
    Like I always stress in my site, there are no wrong or right positions for rooms. According to Vastu Shastra, there are “IDEAL” positions. But it is not possible for everyone to have all rooms in the ideal positions. So it is necessary for you to accept the alternative positions. But in doing so make sure that there is easy accessibility between rooms.

  5. vishal bhardwaj says:

    I have a query regarding puja room which has not been talked about by anyone, can we make a pooja room in the corner of the plot , what i mean to say is not in the corner of the house but in the corner of the plot i.e. it will be around 5 feet from the main house building but in the plot.

    Hi Vishal Bhardwaj,
    I am glad you raised this point. If you ask me, I personally prefer a pooja room outside the house in some quiet corner where there is peace and quiet, ideally in the midst of a nice green garden or under a spreading tree. You can meditate there, away from the bustle of the house.

  6. vishal bhardwaj says:

    Thanks a lot for such prompt and nice reply, I have one more query if you can kindly shed some light on it.
    If the sides of the house are not exactly towards the directions north, south etc, then how do we take the directions i.e. i mean to say which wall will be considered to be on which direction.
    like in my house the north on the campus points to almost one corner of the house rather than a side.
    Hi Vishal,
    Draw a perpendicular line from the road into your house/site. Place the compass on this line. Observe the compass point (North, South, East or West) that is closest to this line. This direction is the direction of the house.

  7. p b lakshmi says:

    Sir, my doubt is my pooja room is exactly in north east corner. Is it OK to place the idols/picutres of dieties facing sourth, i.e. can i keep the photos of dieties in the north/north east. I was told if the idols are facing south direction, it will have negative effects in house and peace of mind will not be there. pl advice
    Hi P B Lakshmi,
    Ideally, the idols should face west or south, so that the worshipers face EAST or NORTH. This ensures that they get more sunlight (essential for vitamin D synthesis) on their faces while praying in the mornings. But then again, in different parts of the country the opposite is practiced. Some people like the morning rays of the sun to fall on the idols and so they are placed facing east. If in doubt, follow what is traditionally done in your families.

  8. nidhi says:

    my house is west facing ,I have perfect space for pooja in west-north corner,is it ok if I put in this direction or alternative place can be in kitchen in southeast corner.which is more preferred as per you. kindly revert.
    Hi Nidhi,
    If there is a perfect space available for the pooja room in the North-West, keep the pooja there. It is better than cramping your kitchen with a pooja mandir.

  9. Rachel says:

    Respected sir,
    I recently bought a wooden cupboard for making a mandir.
    My question is about the inside wall in the back (we will face it when doing pooja)
    It has a mirror on it. Should I remove the mirror, leave it there or cover it?
    Please advise,
    Thank you, Rachel
    Hi Rachel.
    Better to remove the mirror or cover it with some kind of paneling; otherwise you will be seeing your own reflection and that can be distracting while praying.

  10. Rammurthy says:

    I have 2 places to have Pooja Mandir. One at hall where the idols face east and I face west while praying and other is in my children room where the idols could face west and I face east while praying. Let me which place is a good place to have Mandir placed?
    Hi Rammurthy,
    Ideally, the idols should face west or south, so that the worshipers face EAST or NORTH. This ensures that they get more sunlight (essential for vitamin D synthesis) on their faces while praying in the mornings. But then again, in different parts of the country the opposite is practiced. Some people like the morning rays of the sun to fall on the idols and so they are placed facing east. If in doubt, follow what is traditionally done in your families.

  11. Monika purwar says:

    Can puja room be made below the bathroom with some false ceiling…please suggest
    HI Monika Purwar,
    Generally pooja room below a bathroom is avoided, probably because there is the risk of leakage and the sound of flushing and running water can be distracting when one is meditating in the pooja room. But if you have no other space for the pooja, then I personally feel there is no harm in having it below the bathroom. And a false ceiling can help make the pooja space more cosy and reduce the sounds from upstairs.

  12. Nagesh Deshpande says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am planing to build a home and design has been given to me by the architect. It is observed that the architect has kept the Pooja Room doors facing South in the North East Corner. Is it correct?.Further is it advisable to Keep The God’s facing east or west?. Kindly advise.
    Thanking you in anticipation
    Rashmi Nagesh Deshpande
    Hi Rashmi Deshpande,
    According to the architect’s plan, the pooja doors are facing south and so the idols will also be facing South. Ideally, the idols should face west or south, so that the worshipers face EAST or NORTH. This ensures that they get more sunlight (essential for vitamin D synthesis) on their faces while praying in the mornings. But then again, in different parts of the country the opposite is practiced. Some people like the morning rays of the sun to fall on the idols and so they are placed facing east. If in doubt, follow what is traditionally done in your families.

  13. Mohan says:

    We are planning to make a pooja room just before the entrance/main door of our house. Our main door facing is north east.we will be building a wooden wall separating the main door entrance area from the pooja room.Pls advise if it is fine to hav a pooja room right in front of the main door.
    Hi Mohan,
    I cannot figure out the plan you have in mind. The main door must be easily accessible and visible as you enter the site. There should not be any obstacles in the way. when you open the main door from inside, it is preferable that you see the outside instead of the pooja room.

  14. Prasad says:

    We have master bedroom in north east corner
    The other rooms are falling into south east and south west
    Can we place pooja mandir at one of these
    Rooms in north east corner.
    Hi Prasad,
    If you are particular about keeping the pooja mandir in the North-east, then place it in the N-E corner of any of these rooms, which is convenient, well-lit and accessible to all the inmates.

  15. K suresh kumar says:

    Dear sir,

    I would like a small doubt , about puja mandir in my house. In my house we don’t have space for puja mandir in north east corner, hence we placed it in south east corner.
    Actually we have a flat in an appartment. East facing.
    Kindly suggest me about puja mandir .
    Hi K Suresh Kumar,
    Leave it as it is. Just make sure it is a well-ventilated and lit area.

  16. Naveen Ahuja says:

    I have bathroom in north east(corner) direction of my bedroom.
    1. what are the remedies of that?
    2. Can I change my bathroom into Puja room after renovation?
    3. As the entry of bathroom is from my bedroom or is there any alternate if I cann’t change it into Puja room?
    Pls. Suggest.
    Naveen Ahuja
    Hi Naveen Ahuja,
    You can change the existing bathroom into a puja room provided you have easy access to another bathroom. But why go through all this hassle just because the bathroom happens to be in the North-east corner? Instead look for some other easily accessible, well-ventilated corner for the pooja mandir.

  17. Praveen says:

    Hello Sir,
    This is Praveen, i have question regarding puja room. my property is under construction and kitchen wall is towards to east. so I can place my stove in south east corner. At other end that is north eastern corner have water sink . pleas suggest where can I place puja room.? Al so suggest can I remov sink and Place the god? ?
    Hi Praveen,
    You must make the choice – whether the sink or the pooja mandir is best suited in the north-east corner. If the sink can be kept in any other place without affecting the flow in the kitchen and the pooja mandir is easily accessible if it is placed in the north-east, then by all means go ahead.

  18. Divi says:

    We do not have a prayer room in our apartment and we would like to use the kitchen or the master bedroom to place our mandir in. Our kitchen is placed in southeast corner of the house with the stove in southeast and sink in northeast. How could we place a mandir in the kitchen considering the northeast part of the kitchen has the sink? The distance between the sink and stove is about 3 arm lengths.
    Our master bedroom is in the northeast sector of the house. Is it safe to place the mandir on a table there in the north east corner of the room considering we also sleep in the room?
    Kindly advise.
    Hi Divi,
    Instead of being stuck up on the north-east corner, look for a common and easily accessible area for the pooja mandir, where all inmates can pray. If there is no such place available, then you can keep it in the master bedroom.

  19. geetha says:


    I have a doubt. My pooja room is facing west. It is more of a mandap than a pooja room. We face only east while doing pooja or namaskar or lighting lamp or anything. I want to know if I can hang photos in all directions inside the mandap (This is due to lack of space in only one direction).
    Hi Geetha,
    yes you can.

  20. Nans says:

    I had a query regarding pooja room.Is ventilation must for a pooja room? We have a utility room just behind the pooja room.can we make a ventilation between utility room and pooja room wall?pooja room is in the east and pooja room door is in west.which direction should the vetilation be?
    pls advice..
    Hi Nans,
    It is better to have ventilation and natural light in the pooja room since there will be burning camphor, oil etc. You can introduce a ventilator between the pooja room and utility room if there is no possibility for direct ventilation from outside.

  21. sreelakshmi says:

    We have a north facing house in ground floor and now we r planning to construct on the first floor. The pooja is room in the north east corner of the house. But in the first floor our pooja room is located in the north east corner but the room is protruding in the balcony but the entrance comes from the living room it fine yo do so
    Hi Sreelakshmi,
    It is fine as per me.

  22. Babu says:

    Do we need to constrct a step in Pooja rrom to keep the idols?..If Yes, How many steps can we have.
    Hi Babu,
    Ideally you can have 1 step, but if you have many idols, go for 3 or 5 steps (odd numbers). Make sure the idols are placed in an aesthetic manner with idols of the same height/ style / together.

  23. manisha says:

    श्रीमान् / महोदया // Dear Sir / Madam,
    This has reference to your subject website wherein I got valuable information regarding Vastushastra guidelines for puja room. Most attention seeking is your modesty to reply so many queries. Sir/ Madam, I have a query for which I request you to reply and convey my thanks in advance.
    Query: “My in-laws have left idols in my Pooja room which are either bit broken or large in size and they have shifted to other house. Since the existing Pooja room shelf is in store, Can I replace the existing idols as I intend to build new Pooja room or buy small wooden modular Pooja mandir ? Kindly tell me the correct procedure.”
    Hi Manisha,
    Thank you. I realised that my readers expect personal answers to their queries as they feel reassured when I do that. Also, many of my readers have similar doubts but may not express them. In a way, the comments part is actually an extension of the post.
    Now coming to your query – Faith is the most important part of prayer. You need to connect with the idols when you pray. So if you cannot do so with the idols left behind by your in-laws, then replace them with idols that you like. But keep in mind your husband’s sensitivities. He may have grown up praying to some of these idols!

  24. arathi says:

    Hello Sir,

    I stay in a duplex rented house and I have pooja room in the 1st floor. It is pretty much in the north east but has a washwoom behind it. The commode does not share the same wall with the pooja room however the pooja room and the washroom have common walls. We don’t use it often. Is there a need to shift it? We thought of shifting it in one of the bedrooms in ground floor which isn’t being used much. But the room comes below the washroom. This room is also in the north east but does not have too much ventilation or light. Which one is the best option? Please advise.
    Hi Arathi,
    Leave it where it is.

  25. rajkumar says:

    November 18, 2014 at 10:06 am

    hello sir,
    As per our Architects design, the pooja room comes in the south -west corner of the house. kindly suggest me whether i can have the pooja room in south-west corner of the house.
    Hi Rajkumar,
    It should be okay as long as there is ample light and ventilation in that corner.

  26. Dr.R.G.Singh says:

    I am very confused about Entrance gate. Either Gate for entry to boundary of home or gate to enter in house is considered as main gate. Is possible as per Vastu puja room on both ground&first floor.on both floor puja Ghar is at estern corner but on first floor it is more protruded towards NE.
    Hi Dr Singh,
    The entrance door to the house is considered the main entrance.You can have two pooja rooms according to your convenience.

  27. mona says:

    hi, your replies are very useful , we have bought a duplex house ground floor and Basement and which is open from two sides North and east . Main entry is from south-West corner. please suggest can i put my Puja room in Basement as it has ample of space. thers is store room which can be divided into two rooms one part will be than Puja Room . this is in north east direction. or should i put in verandah outside my Master Bedroom and Kitchen utility
    Hi Mona,
    If there is light and ventilation in the North-East corner of your basement, then go ahead and place the puja there. That way, you can have a big space for the pooja and around it for family gatherings.

  28. swathi nukala says:

    I have one doubt to place pooja room at home. Our house is east facing n in northeast corner they had given door n according to total house there is bed room at northeast. Iam interested to place the pooja room at living room. My home is like this -Northwest corner there is kitchen n southwest corner master bedroom n middle living room n dinning room n north west children bedroom so plz give ur suggestions to place pooja room.
    Hi Swathi,
    Place the pooja mandir in the living room in a corner which will not affect the furniture arrangement and movement in the room.

  29. srividya says:

    I stay in a flat. My main door is towards north west and have balcony towards east in living room. I am interested to keep pooja idols in living room. I have kept beside balcony door. Center of east wall. Idols facing west and I face east.North east corner I have balcony door. so please suggest me is it good where I kept my pooja room space in living room.
    Hi Srividya,
    The place you have found seems to be the ideal position.

  30. Renuka says:


    I have a north facing house, which has bedrooms in north east and south west. Its a 2BHK and I dont have any place for pooja room separately. So we have placed it in South west corner of the living room hall as in idols and lamp facing east. The pooja shelf shares a comman wall of bathroom behind. Idols are kept on the wall in shelf the other side of bathroom. Kindly adivse if its right? If not, what should we do?
    Hi Renuka,
    Since you are constrained with space, leave the pooja shelf as it is.

  31. Mickey says:


    What’s more important, having the right corner/direction for the pooja room or having a dedicated space for puja? I just bought a house and until now I though I had the perfect room for puja/mandir which would totally dedicated for that. But then realized it’s in the South-west corner of the house and a lot of the articles say that’s the worst corner of the house to put mandir in.
    So now, I either have an option to put the mandir in South-west corner and have a dedicated space for it, OR have it in the right direction (NE) but in the corner of a dining room which would have a lot of traffic with people going around.
    If at all I can setup puja room in SW corner, which corner of the room is better to put the moortis – SE or SW?
    Pls advise.
    Hi mickey,
    You have raised a relevant point. In my opinion it is better to have a corner however small, dedicated for the pooja mandir. Because that way, you and your family can pray without being disturbed by movement and traffic. Personally I do not feel any corner or direction is unsuitable for the pooja room.

  32. ratheesh says:

    Can i have my pooja room in west side. I stay in a 3 bhk. NE ,sw and sw 3 bed room and kitchen in NW , cooking facing East.
    I have space in west side exactlyopposite to main door. Can i have mandir facing east.
    Please advise.
    Hi Ratheesh,
    Sure you can.

  33. NITHIN says:

    can you give suggestion? which type of platform ( peeta) is good for pooja room and number of step for the platform (peta)/ base
    Hi Nithin,
    Go for granite or marble platform. One step is sufficient but if you have many idols keep three steps.

  34. ravi shankar says:


    Can I put an elevated puja Mandir of 2 feet in my dining are towards north east corner. Direction Idol facing as South and worshipper facing is North.
    Hi Ravi Shankar,
    Sure you can.

  35. NISHANT KUMAnishant.kumar112@gmail.R says:

    The only option I can think is to place a small cabinet for Mandir on the wall facing south and I will be facing North while standing and praying in the living room. This will be 2-3 feet far from the bathroom wall – not the bathroom wall.
    Please let me know if this is fine.
    Hi Nishant,
    Of course it is fine.

  36. bhagya says:

    We have taken new flat facing west in fourth floor.On East,north and south we have flat has 5 rooms. In northeast is kids room with balcony ,southeast has kitchen and south west has bedroom. Between kitchen and bedroom we have dinning hall. I’m Left with no option .I m placing god in south east of dinning hall is it OK.In north west we have living room with entrance to our house .kindly reply.Thank you
    Hi Bhagya,
    From what you have explained, this seems to be the only option you have and hence it is the right choice. Go ahead and put it in the SE corner.

  37. Karthik says:

    AS per my house plan ( north facing entrance) Bathroom door comes inside the MAster bedroom (not in the living room)
    and washbasin or toilet seating outlet doesnt exist on the wall that has the pooja shelf the other side(In the living room).
    Only water pipes are present
    Can I have pooja shelf sharing one of the bathroom wall that has only water pipes as I have no other area to place the shelf ??
    Hi Karthik,
    No problem with the present position. Most times we have to look at the practical aspects.

  38. pradipta says:

    Hi Pradipta,
    Kitchen in the North-west is a good position. If there is no other position, place the pooja room where you have proposed.

  39. Neelima says:

    I appreciate your perspective of vastu with all the scientific reasons. I have 3 options and need help to choose one for my puja place.
    We bought a new west facing 3BHK flat with no puja room but two bedrooms are very well ventilated(11th floor, north east corner flat). The guest bed room is in the north east corner and we are planning to use it as a home theatre room. it would be used for sleeping only when there are more guests. It would have been an ideal room for puja since it is very well ventilated and not used much, but it has a huge window on the east wall and another window on the north wall and wall space is very less to plan for a mandir on either sides of the windows. There is good place in the corner, but I am finding hard time to find mandirs suitable for corners. The west wall of that room has full length closed cup boards with builtin attic on top and toilet behind the west wall.

    My second option is in living room where there is a separator wall adjoining the vanity sink. If I have to hang pictures on this wall, they would face south with me facing north. This would be the center of the house but very open and well lit. If I set it up here, does it need to be closed or can I have it open? Like a rack perpendicular to the wall and one to three pics/idols on it?
    Last option is in my kids bedroom which is in north west. it has closed cupboards on west wall and east wall, with toilet behind east wall.
    Which of these would be good place to setup puja shelf? Please advise. Thanks.
    Hi Neelima,
    Among the 3 options I prefer the living room one, as it is constantly visible to everyone in the house.

  40. Nitin says:

    I am living on rent in 1BHK flat on 10th floor.So i have placed my Puja Mandir made of wood in approx south-east wall of drawing room. Is it good or not or i need to change.I will tell you the directions:
    Entrance of flat is from west corner, and adjoining the drawing room is kitchen in south-east and the door of kitchen is towards east.
    Also door towards bedroom is in north-east. Please suggest pooja mandir is at correct place or not..
    Hi Nitin,
    If the puja room is not obstructing your movement space and gets enough light and ventilation, then it is in the right place.

  41. Nethra says:

    Hi sir I am leaving in rented duplex is in north west direction. Above the kitchen they had made puja room in 1st floor open terrace (where we will wash and dry clothes)outside the house in north west direction.we have to come outside the house for terrace and enter into puja question is can I use that puja room or not coz its above the kitchen in north west direction.early tenant people used that room as store room.BT it is the big puja room with nice tiles door and all only thing i can’t open the door and come inside coz it’s a open terrace.can u please suggest can I use that as a puja room.
    Hi Nethra,
    I think the pooja room is in a nice peaceful location. Put some plants on your terrace and surround yourself with greenery. Do not keep the clothesline in front of the pooja room so that there is an unobstructed view from the pooja room.

  42. Karthikeyan says:


    I am confused about the pooja room in my apartment. is it okay for you to look at the layout and comment the appropriate space.
    Hi Karthikeyan,
    I did not get any layout. But don’t bother. Any corner that is well lit and ventilated and that does not come into your regular circulation space is suitable for a pooja room.

  43. Kiran says:

    Dear Sir, – Please have a look at the plan in the link and confirm whether the puja room can be at that place or not…
    If the link doesn’t work, then let me try to describe in words. Main entrance is east side, after entering on right side(towards north) puja room is placed and next to that bedroom is there. Is it as per vastu ? please confirm…
    Also, please let me know about number and position of doors is correct or not…
    Thanks and Regards
    Hi Kiran,
    From your description, it looks like the pooja room is in the NE quadrant of your house. It appears to be in the right position. Just be sure that there is some space around the main door and it does not abut into the pooja space.

  44. SB says:

    Hello Sir,

    Thank you very much for such detailed scientific explanations of Vastu Shastra. I have a question about cuts/extensions in the corners of a house. It is said that any cuts/extensions have bad effects and should be avoided. Could you please give the scientific explanations for this? Thank you!
    Hi SB,
    Sure i will soon add a post on this topic. Thank you for pointing it out and for the appreciation.

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