Understanding the Significance of Pooja Temple in Your Home
Posted on: 27 November 2015 by Jayden Taylor
The temple is the most integral part in any Hindu family. It plays a significant role in one’s life as they are not only the center of rituals and congregation, but also forms the basis of Hindu Dharma.
The temple is the most integral part in any Hindu family. It plays a significant role in one’s life as they are not only the center of rituals and congregation, but also forms the basis of Hindu Dharma. But why temples are so important? What all rituals followed and what is the meaning of all these rituals? Everybody knows God is omnipresent and is present everywhere. But, when looking around no one can experience Him. For that, temples are needed. Whether it is a luxurious temple, simple Pooja temple or small worship place, temples are distributing its holinessaround the world.
The temple is a special space, whether at your home or outside, it gives the inner and outer world the ultimate experience of Divinity. The temples are the most sacred place to worship God and experience Divinity through the sanctified Murti. It is not compulsory to visit the temple daily. Generally, people visit temples onauspicious days or occasions like festivals, religious days, etc. In today’s hectic and nerve-racking life, it has become very difficult to take out time to visit the temple on a regular basis. That’s why, it is advised to have your own temple at home so that you can worship your God on a daily basis and performs the religious rituals. Whether you own a wooden temple, marble temple or any other type of temple, they are the paramount source of positive energy and protect us from evil and negative energy. Fill your home with positive energy and love with Pooja Mandir, Wooden swing and other auspicious things.
When you own the temple and want to place it in the home, the homeowners need to be preventative and keep the things according to the Vastu. Some of the important Vastu tips that need to follow for your home temple.
- The home temple should be in the east, the north or the northeast corner of the house.
- Pooja room should not be in the south direction.
- The Pooja Mandir should not be in the bedroom or should not be above, below or next to the bathroom or kitchen.
- Pooja room should not be built under the stairs.
- It is necessary that the home Temple should be placed higher so that the God’s feet comes to the level of the devotee’s chest.
- The PoojaMandap in your home should have doors and windows in the north or the east.
- Always keep one God idol in your home temple. More than one idol of the same God or Goddess must not be kept in your home Pooja Altars.
- The idols of the God should not be damaged in any form.
- Wooden temples should always have dome at the top.
- Make sure that you do not keep any photos of ancestors in your home temple because it is considered to be inauspicious and disrespect of God and the cosmos.