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Vastu for Prayer Room in an apartment or Flat

November 12th 2007 09:08
Category: Vastu
I am writing this post as an extention to my earlier post - Praying in the Right Direction. While reading the search queries made in Google and other Search engines I realized that my earlier post does cover some Vastu tips on Prayer room which are generic, it mostly covers the direction of the prayer room and direction of prayers.
Girl Praying
Girl Praying


However, many of us live in apartments and flats and hence it is not possible to have a dedicated prayer room or make the North East room as a prayer room.

In order to simplify the tenets of Vastu, I am writing below the rules in decreasing order of importance such that the first one is a strict no-no and so on.

Don'ts:

1. Never use the bedroom (of couples leading an active sex life, boys who masturbate, girls who have reached puberity) as a pooja or prayer room.
2. Do not place the idols and images of God in a closed almirah
3. Never place a broken idol or painting in the prayer room.
4. The prayer room should not be next to, below or above a toilet.
5. Prayer room should not be in the South of the apartment or flat.
6. The prayer room should not be below the staircase.
7. Idols and Images of God or Messengers of God
Girl Praying
Girl Praying
should not be placed facing each other.

8. The pooja room should not have any photograph of dead and departed souls.

Dos:

1. Always place the images and idols such that you face the North or East while praying.
2. Keep the Pooja and Prayer room free of clutter and absolutely clean.
3. The colors of the walls should be white, light blue or light yellow.

In case of any queries on this topic feel free to write a comment.

God Bless!!

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Comment by Anonymous

July 15th 2009 09:57
i have a small confusion in regards to my prayer room Iam an hindu brahmin. My name is pavitra.
my pooja room is in the east direction n my front door is in the north east direction i stay in an apartment
the question is i have placed GODS in the east such a way that they face west n i will sit in the west /north n pray the GOD such that iam seeing east direction
Is this correct.

Comment by MaaUpma

July 15th 2009 13:08

Comment by Dodo

July 19th 2009 09:12
Hello MaUpma,
Thanks for being a much appreciated source for useful information.
I am in the process of making a few changes at my home. The most suitable location for a Pooja Shelf (with a proper pooja room door) is in my dining cum kitchen room. SEE LAYOUT OF ROOM IN MY PROFILE ICON. The pooja Shelf (something like a wardrobe) is intended to be made in the NORTH, on an extenal wall and will be facing SOUTH. (GREEN strip in picture). The pooja will have the Kitchen counter on IT'S left (Eastern Wall of the room - ORANGE strip in pic). Our prayers are planned to be made facing either North or east due to space constraints.
I would like to ask you if this is a good solution as I have heard that proximity to kitchen and South facing Pooja is in-auspicious

I also have the possibilty of using Glass on the beackground wall of the Pooja Shelf on the nothern wall.. Is that a good idea for decoration and natural lighting of the Pooja shelf ?

An opinion from you would be very helpful
Dodo

Comment by MaaUpma

July 20th 2009 07:13
Dear Dodo

This is not the right way to send the layout. It is not visible properly.

Please send it as an attachment in an Email. You will find my Email ID on this page



Ma Upma

Comment by kumar

September 26th 2009 02:00
I am in a rented house having 3 rooms, House entrance facing south, two rooms in northwest and southwest both having common bathroom inbetween and room door in the east, other room mid of north it has the door facing south, which room i can choose for prayer room
Please help

Comment by MaaUpma

September 26th 2009 06:25
Dear Kumar

Choose the room in mid of North.



Ma Upma

Comment by santosh rokade

September 26th 2009 14:58
Your text goes herehello,
our pooja mandir of marble and all idols, photos along with shree yantra photo is placed facing east. such that wen we pray, we face west.
we do not have any option of making gods face west, given the rigid nature of governemnt rooms,
food is cooked right besides the mandir and opp the mandir.
may u suggest some practiaclsolution , as i cannot make any changes now.
looking for a reply

Comment by kumar

September 27th 2009 16:34
thank you

Comment by sankari

October 8th 2009 19:36
Hi
i live in an apartment and i have my pooja shelf in north west corner,the pictures and idols facing east.i will will face west while doing pooja......Is this OK?????
Thanks in advance.

Comment by MaaUpma

October 22nd 2009 11:45
You should place it such that you face East or North while performing Pooja



Ma Upma

Comment by Heena

October 31st 2009 11:42
I have read that in one house there should not be more than one murti of same god like two ganesha's murti.My aquestion is this that it implies to only murti or photographs also like holy calender and pictures on walls

Comment by Anonymous

December 4th 2009 09:40
Thank you so much for ur Reply
Maa upma
regaRDS
pavitra

Comment by MaaUpma

December 7th 2009 06:23
Dear Heena

This applies only to the Pooja area of the house. You should have preferably only one statue of a God/Goddess in the Pooja.



Ma Upma

Comment by Shilpa

February 5th 2010 09:00
Hello Mam,
When we are installing new pictures/idols of God/Goddess in the pooja room, by removing the old ones. What should be done to the removed ones ? We have been packing and placing them in some safe unused corner. Please suggest a correct way.

Comment by Anonymous

March 11th 2010 07:25
MY POOJA ROOM IS IN NORTH EAST CORNER. IF I KEEP GODS IDOLS IN EAST DIRECTION WHETHER I CAN PRAY FACE TOWARDS WEST OR IF I KEEP THE GODS IDOLS IN WEST DIRECTION WHETHER I CAN PRAY FACING NORTH. AND WHAT DIRECTION THE DOORS OF THE POOJA ROOM SHOULD BE. PLEASE CLEAR MY DOUBT.

Comment by Anonymous

March 11th 2010 07:28
MY POOJA ROOM IS IN NORTH EAST CORNER. IF I KEEP GODS IDOLS IN EAST DIRECTION WHETHER I CAN PRAY FACE TOWARDS WEST OR IF I KEEP THE GODS IDOLS IN WEST DIRECTION WHETHER I CAN PRAY FACING EAST. AND WHAT DIRECTION THE DOORS OF THE POOJA ROOM SHOULD BE. PLEASE CLEAR MY DOUBT.

Comment by Anonymous

March 29th 2010 05:09
is it ok to keep the puja room in the NE corner of the kitchen?

Comment by madhukeswara

April 13th 2010 15:42
Hi,

I am planning pooja room made of wood , however it will be adjucent to wash basin and bathroom wall , planning to give little gap between bathroom wall and pooja room will that be fine ??

Thank you in advance

Madhukeswara

Comment by MaaUpma

April 14th 2010 05:34
Madhu

It also depends on the directions. I will suggest you remove the washbasin at least if you want to place a Pooja there.



Ma Upma

Other Anonymous Readers who posted queries please note that I do not reply to anonymous queries.

Comment by madhukeswara

April 14th 2010 09:39
Hi,

Pooja room made of wood is east facing and sitting would be north facing , There is window facing the pooja room where sunlight enters Parallel to pooja room will be wall completely closed and behind the wall other side would be wash basin and Toilet Please let me know if this is fine. 2nd option I have is there is another room between Master bed room and hall , where my 80 year old mother sleep
can a portion of that room be used as pooja room (facing east and sitting north)

Thank you again for your inputs

Madhu

Comment by Shikha

April 17th 2010 09:48
Hi,
I am buying an apartment which is 3 years old ,from its previous occupant.I want to do vastu puja and grih pravesh puja.
Can you please let me know which is a good date between 15th May2010 and 31st May 2010 for the same.
My D.o.b is 28th June 1978 , time 12:17 at night (between 28 june and 29 june)

Thanks in advance.

Comment by MaaUpma

April 18th 2010 10:02
Dear Shikha

Personalized consultation is a paid service. If you are interested you may write a mail to me.

For Vastu Pooja you may contact a priest in a temple and he will also be able to suggest you a date.

Ma Upma

Comment by sandhya

April 21st 2010 19:18
hi,
We constructed a single family home recently facing North and our pooja room is in the North-west corner of the house. on the ground or first floor with a wooden floor.we also have an open loft in the North-east corner of the house on the second floor with a carpeted floor.My question is,is it ok if i use the North-east corner of the current pooja room for placing the idols or should i shift my pooja room to the second floor?Also i have a bathroom located adjacent to the loft.Please kindly suggest me in choosing a right place for my pooja.
Sandhya.

Comment by Prashant Mohite

April 22nd 2010 03:32
I have purschased a 1 BHK flat. i am having two options for my pooja room.

1. can i place pooja room in north east corner of kitchen. Pooja room facing east and i facing west. But opposite to pooja room is bathroom and toilet ?

2. can i place pooja room in north east corner of hall. Pooja room facing west and i facing east?

Please suggest me the position for my pooja rooom.

Comment by Amit Kumar

April 30th 2010 10:58
My parents live in another city and the toilet being used by my father for the last 20 years is in North East Corner of the House. Although we stay several 100 Kms from him still we are facing obstructions and stagnation in our professional life.

We are now getting this Toilet changed to Pooja Room. All the Tiles & Floor of the Toilet has now been removed and new Flooring (Cream Color) & tiles (Light Blue) are being put on walls. The Pooja Shelf is being made on East wall so that Idols face West Direction.

Please advice, if any other precaution needs to be taken during construction

Comment by Anonymous

May 5th 2010 04:41
I have 3 bhk flat,one is in north east corner,second is in north west corner which is adjuscent to north east. third one is in south east corner,between SE room and NE room kitchen and bathroom is located. opposite to kitchen /bathroom hall is located.main entrance is in hall SW corner facing east while entry. now i want to install small puja mandir in the house, please suggest the best location. Raj

Comment by Anonymous

May 13th 2010 06:16
our pooja is of black granite and all all idols, photos along with shree yantra photo is placed facing east. such that wen we pray, we face west.
we do not have any option of making gods face west. Food is cooked right oposite the mandir .
Can u suggest some practiaclsolution , as i cannot make any changes now.
looking for a reply

Comment by Anonymous

May 14th 2010 15:19
In our new home, the pooja room is in the east, idols will be facing west, is it OK to have a door facing the idols? Its not the main entrance door by the way. Appreciate your advice. Thanks!

Comment by MaaUpma

May 17th 2010 04:58
Dear Amit

When you are removing the toilet remove all sewage pipes from under the ground. Before installing the images and figurines of Gods please perform a Pooja of the place with the help of a good priest explaining him the history of the place.

Dear All

I do not reply to anonymous comments.



Ma Upma

Comment by Soudamini

May 17th 2010 17:19
In our new home, the pooja room is in the east, idols will be facing west, is it OK to have a door facing the idols? Its not the main entrance door by the way. Appreciate your advice. Thanks!

Comment by Amit Kumar

May 19th 2010 07:41
Thanks for your above guidance. We have got all sewage pipes, Taps, removed.

I was planning to get a rudra-abhishek done first and then place Gods idols in the room. Please let us know what pooja will be best suited in such a case to remove bad effects of previous Toilet.

In order to accomodate all Idols / Photo Frames, we are getting the pooja sthan made into three shelves (one over other). First (near ground) to be 2.5 feet wider, second in middle- about 2 feet wide and third on top -1.5 feet wide. The Length of Each Shelf would be around 5 feet. Please confirm if its ok as per Vaastu.


Comment by MaaUpma

May 19th 2010 08:41
Hi Soudamini

It is OK to have a door facing the Pooja room.

Hi Amit

Please note that personalized consultation is a paid service and if you are interested please write an email to me.



Ma Upma

Comment by Anonymous

June 1st 2010 19:56
We stay in a rented house in US, we have no pooja room, and hence we have placed the god in the dinig area on the wall cabinet above. This is the only location avilable in the house. Gods face east and we face west while praying, is there anything wrong or if it is how can that be corrected.

Comment by MaaUpma

June 3rd 2010 06:57
I do not answer anonymous queries. Please write your name at the end of your message.



Ma Upma

Comment by Anonymous

June 3rd 2010 16:43
We stay in a rented house in US, we have no pooja room, and hence we have placed the god in the dinig area on the wall cabinet above. This is the only location avilable in the house. Gods face east and we face west while praying, is there anything wrong or if it is how can that be corrected.

Rachna

Comment by Manisha

June 8th 2010 08:35
Hello Ma upma,

Your article is very useful and I found everything that I was looking for. as I bought a temple and wanted to know where to place that in my house.

Although, I do have a query If you can help me out. (Sorry to write this query in this column)


I could never get work according to my education and always worked for a very little money eventhough I am very hardworking and intelligent. My date of birth is not accurate but I will be 34 in this june according to my school certificates. Can You Please please help me if there is any vastu solution for my problem. I am again without work from last two years and not doing good.


Thanks very much


Manisha

Comment by Priyasha

June 10th 2010 17:46
Can i have my puja shelf in the north-east corner of my hall/living room? Do i need to cover the shelf at night before sleeping?

Comment by MaaUpma

June 12th 2010 05:46
Hi Priyasha

Yes you can have it there. No you need not cover it if not sleeping in the same hall/room



Ma Upma

Hi Rachna

If you can place the mandir such that you face North or East when praying that will be good else let the arrangement remain as it is now.



Ma Upma

Comment by MaaUpma

June 12th 2010 05:47
Hi Manisha

I suggest you get a vastu consultation done by a vastu expert visiting your house and suggesting changes in arrangement of the house/flat

If you are in Mumbai I can do it for you.



Ma Upma

Comment by Priyasha

June 12th 2010 14:19
Thank you so much for the advice.

Comment by Manisha

June 14th 2010 08:33
Thanks for your reply Ma Upma..

I am not in India.. but thanks again for your time and effort . I really appreciate.

Manisha

Comment by MaaUpma

June 14th 2010 11:30
Hi Manisha

If you can send me the layout of the house over email, I can see and let you know the fees.

Do write an email if interested



Ma Upma

Comment by Anonymous

June 16th 2010 19:44
Thanks Upma for your idea. I have another question on your suggestion, if we pray facing North then that means GOD will be facing south, and I dont think that is a right thing. Only Hanuman ji should face south rest all Gods should not face south. Am I correct?

Rachna

Comment by Elango

June 27th 2010 00:08
Hello,

I just wanted to understand the statement made above "The pooja room should not have any photograph of dead and departed souls." I thought this has more to do with Christians, for Hindus A sprit is equvilent to a GOD. let me know if this is correct.

Thanks.

Comment by Sathish

June 28th 2010 09:32
Dear Ma Upma,

In my office my desktop is facing me and i am facing exactly to North direction.

Is there any issue in this ?

Request you SME.

Best regards
Sathish

Comment by Sivakumar

July 2nd 2010 16:38
Dear Ma Upma,

We live in a small apartment with 3 rooms. We intend to make one of the rooms a prayer area with an altar.

What should be the right dimesions, for the standing prayer top. Example height (from the floor) and depth of the Altar top?

Really hope you can advise us. many thanks.

Comment by Anonymous

July 14th 2010 07:25
Hi,

I have just moved to a new apt with 2 bedroom. North east part of the apt falls in a master bedroom and second bedroom is in the southwest. I cannot make puja area in my bedroom. Hence I have placed god idols in second bedroom such that while praying I face north but idol faces south. Is this ok?
one alternative can be to add a shelf on the east wall and place the idols so I will face east while praying in that southwest room.

Second alternative is to place idols on the study table facing east but across the bathroom and on the way to guestroom. Pls let me know which is the best place.
Thanks in advance

Comment by Anonymous

July 14th 2010 15:27
Hi,

I have just moved to a new apt with 2 bedroom. North east part of the apt falls in a master bedroom and second bedroom is in the southwest. I cannot make puja area in my bedroom. Hence I have placed god idols in second bedroom such that while praying I face north but idol faces south. Is this ok?
one alternative can be to add a shelf on the east wall and place the idols so I will face east while praying in that southwest room.

Second alternative is to place idols on the study table facing east but across the bathroom and on the way to guestroom. Pls let me know which is the best place.
Thanks in advance

Snehal

Comment by Anonymous

July 14th 2010 15:27
Hi,

I have just moved to a new apt with 2 bedroom. North east part of the apt falls in a master bedroom and second bedroom is in the southwest. I cannot make puja area in my bedroom. Hence I have placed god idols in second bedroom such that while praying I face north but idol faces south. Is this ok?
one alternative can be to add a shelf on the east wall and place the idols so I will face east while praying in that southwest room.

Second alternative is to place idols on the study table facing east but across the bathroom and on the way to guestroom. Pls let me know which is the best place.
Thanks in advance

Snehal

Comment by Anonymous

July 22nd 2010 17:49
Dear Upma,

In my office my desktop is facing me and i am facing exactly to 123 degree South East direction. I feel I am loosing focus in work and suddenly my performance is coming down. I was a star performer before.

Request you suggestion.

Regards
Rachna

Comment by Aruna

July 29th 2010 05:37
Hi Ma upma,

We recently moved into 2 bedroom and one bath room apartment which is South facing and area is in square shape.
Master bed room is in North east corner. Children bedroom is in the South east corner.
However if we draw a line South to north the in square shaped layout east side part we are getting bedrooms and bath room and We got kitchen (South West corner) Living room and Balcony are in the rest of the place (Northwest Corner).

Could you please suggest where we can set up a prayer room and which facing.

Thanks in advance,

Aruna


Comment by Anonymous

July 30th 2010 15:46
namaste ma upma

i bought a house where i can make my pujaghar on ground floor in north side it means when i am praying i am facing north but all the gods are facing south is that is ok and other matter there is bathroom on the top of that room but where i set my puja ghar there is no bathroom please advise me if i can go with that
thanks
shailja

Comment by MaaUpma

August 2nd 2010 06:35
Dear Rachna

You can either pray facing North or faing East as per Vastu principles, in that case the Gods should face the South or West. There is no other option

Dear Elango

Your understanding that in Hinduism, spirits are considered as God is incorrect.

Dear Rachna

I will need to perform a detailed astrological analysis for finding the reasons for you loosing focus in work. This will be added with a small Vastu analysis of your workplace.

Since this is a paid service, you may write an email to me if interested.

Dear Snehal

Based on your description either of the first two options suggested by you looks OK to me.

Dear Aruna

As a general guideline please follow the suggestions in this post. For a more detailed personalized analysis you may write an email to me. This analysis is a paid service.

Dear Shailja

Based on your description I cannot very confidently say whether you should set your Pooja in the room where the floor above is half covered by bathroom. However, if you don't find any other option you may go ahead with it.

Dear Sivakumar

There is not fixed dimensions for the altar. Depends on how many pictures and statues you want to install.



Ma Upma

Comment by B S Srinivas

August 3rd 2010 15:51
Respected Ma Upma,

Thanks for starting this very informative site. We stay in an appartment on the 4th floor. Though ours is a one big open kitchen, dinning hall, we have made a small pooja room. Currently, our pooja room is placed in the west/north west .i.e. the pooja room door & the gods face east/south east. Is it OK ? While performing pooja, facing which directions should we sit.

rgds,
srinivas

Comment by Haritha

August 7th 2010 02:46
Hi,

I have bought new 3 BHK flat -east facing.Behind entrance door there is Pooja room which is actually to the east wall and pooja door is just behind the entrance door.pooja room is not completely to NE corner as in NE corner there is bedroom.So the pooja room is part of NE corner bedroom but having door in the hall,behind the entrance door. the NE corner in bedroom is left open.Is this fine to have like this.

Thanks,
Haritha

Comment by MaaUpma

August 9th 2010 04:32
Hi Haritha

Personalized consultation is a paid service. If you are interested you will have to write an email to me.

Moreover, it is difficult to suggest without studying the layout of your home.



Ma Upma

Comment by MaaUpma

August 9th 2010 04:34
Hi Srinivas

I have already clarified the directions in which you should sit to perform prayers in this article. You should be sitting facing either North, east or NE.



Ma Upma

Comment by Divakar

August 17th 2010 10:55
Dear Ma,
I have planning to build my home. Pooja room is planned in the NE side. Is it ok to keep the pooja room door in the west direction so that while praying we sit facing the east and the idols being kept facing the west??
Thanks and regards
Divakar

Comment by MaaUpma

August 17th 2010 11:23

Comment by Divakar

August 17th 2010 11:37
Thanks Maa,
One more query Ma. Is it ok to extend the kitchen on the back side of pooja room, making sure that no wash basin touches the wall of pooja room?? i have a small space of 4feet extending from the kitchen and it is behind the pooja room and i want to use it for storing purpose.. Is that Ok?

Comment by Jaz

August 17th 2010 19:27
Dear Ma,
We are planning to set up a mandir corner in the same room as our office. Is it considered incorrect to place a desk and table there if our backs potentially face the mandir?
Kind regards
Jaz

Comment by Sudha

August 18th 2010 21:39
Namaste. I bought a "V" shaped mantap and I am placing it the hall in the NE corner of my apartment (the sides of the mantap will be parallel to the walls). Since it is "V" shaped, the idols will be facing SW direction and we will be praying to the NE direction. Is it ok or should I keep the idols across the mantap so they face west and we face east. Also, I have 4 Ganesh idols in my house. If I choose 1 for pooja, can I keep the other three in a box ? Much Regards, Sudha.

Comment by MaaUpma

August 28th 2010 11:00
Sudha

You can have the idols facing SW and you facing NE while performing Pooja.

When you buy Ganesha idols, you buy either one which is a Pooja idol or one which is a decorative figurine.

If there are three which are decorative in appearance, place them in the living room and one which looks like a Pooja one place it in Pooja.



Ma Upma

Comment by MaaUpma

August 30th 2010 05:16
Hi Divakar

Beyond a point it becomes difficult to suggest without studying the layout and without a proper vastu analysis.

Please note that personalized consultation is a paid service. If you are interested please write an Email to me. You will find my email address in all my posts.



Ma Upma

Comment by MaaUpma

August 30th 2010 05:24
Hi Jaz

You may place the mandir in such a way that you or any visitor sitting in front of you do not directly face the mandir at their back. It can be touching the wall behind you but towards your side.



Ma Upma

Comment by Thein Singh

December 9th 2010 11:57
Namaste

Thank you for the insight and knowledge of the vaastu priciples.

I am from South Africa(southern hemisphere) and is keen to know if the directions apply to both spheres. I am confused as we had many give advice that we were wrong in placing our puja room and dieties.

Thanking you in advance for the information.



Comment by VEDHA

December 10th 2010 09:07
hi

In my house,,, pooja room is facing east that we face west to worship,, is it in correct direction? plz guide me..

Comment by shalini

December 14th 2010 10:58
my master bedroom is on the southeast..any advice?

Comment by MaaUpma

December 15th 2010 04:30
Hi Shalini

If you are not facing any problems in the relationship or in terms of health of either of you or your husband - do not worry.

In case you are facing such problems I will suggest you undertake a proper astrology Vastu consultation. Do Email me if interested?



Ma Upma

Comment by Amritha

December 15th 2010 06:06
We moved to a new two bedroom apartment where entrance is at north , balcony towards south then kitchen towards south , gas connection is towards west- there is no way to arrange cooking range facing towards east ( this is the major issue)- washing machine and fridge is kept on east side just opposite to cooking range. Is it good to keep a mirror just opposite to my cooking range to solve this issue? If not please advice me to solve this problem. Guest toilet is in north side. Kids room & Master bedroom towards east side..windows are facing east. Master bedroom is on North east side... so bed is kept towards SW of that room and toilet is on west side of that room-- closet is facing east. Pooja stand i kept on noth side of the flat where idols are kept towards East.. Any advice..then please do help me out...

Comment by MaaUpma

December 15th 2010 10:39
Dear Amritha

Personalized consultation is a paid service. If you are interested, please write me an email and I will be glad to help you



Ma Upma

Comment by MaaUpma

December 16th 2010 11:46
Hi Vedha

Pooja should be placed such that you face North or East when performing pooja. This is what is written in this article.



Ma Upma

Comment by MaaUpma

December 16th 2010 12:05
Hi Thein

I have nver worked in the Southern Hemisphere and hence will not be able to give you a definitive answer to this.

Amongst the Vastu practitioners there are two views. By one logic since Vastu is based on cosmological diagrams and not terristorial diagrams the principles should apply same in Northern and Southern Hemisphere.

Others are of the view that the significance of directions in Southern Hemisphere should change as a mirror image of what applies in Northern Hemisphere. For example, Water should be in South East and not North East and Fire should be in North East and not South East.

I am sure with Vastu shashtra spreading to Southern hemisphere with time, clarity will emerge.



Ma Upma

Comment by harsha kumar hegde

December 17th 2010 08:08
sir/madam,

i have bought a 2 bed room small flat , i would like know where pooja room should be located, in kitchen there is no place , either bedroom or dining ( kitchen is in SE corner) how i can upload my house plan,
apartment is located in brahmavar, near udupi, karnataka state,INDIA

Comment by MaaUpma

December 20th 2010 08:54
Hi Harsha

Personalized consultation is a paid service. If you are interested please write an Email to me.



Ma Upma

Comment by ranjani

January 4th 2011 18:03
Dear Ma
We have bought a 2BHK Study apartment and there is no specific pooja room. Is it ok to place the pooja mandap in one half of the study room and use the rest of the part of the room for overhead storage?
Regards
Ranjani

Comment by MaaUpma

January 15th 2011 13:22
Dear Ranjani

Yes you can. However, note that the store area should also be clean and free of clutter and rotten things to maintain the positive atmosphere of the Pooja room.



Ma Upma

Comment by Anonymous

November 22nd 2011 18:24
I am going to shift in the appartment.I have have enclosed one balcony in my flat .Can I keep my puja mandir there as it is in north east direction when i face mandir.Please help?

Comment by MaaUpma

November 23rd 2011 10:53
You expect a response and do not want to write your name

Fantastic!!

Ma Upma

Comment by nidhi

November 23rd 2011 11:39
HI Ma Upma

Can i place my mandir on a shelf close to the main entrance of our house. Is it ok if we have our garage door shut just in front on the shelf.The dieties will face south and we will face north while praying

Comment by MaaUpma

November 24th 2011 12:08
Looks OK if there is not other place to place it



Ma Upma

Comment by Rudraksh

November 30th 2011 08:23
Hi,
I have a house with 2 floors and y puja room is on the ground floor. Is it ok to have puja room on the ground floor and bed rooms on first floor? I sleep in the room right above the puja room. Is it okay to do that?
Please let me know as I am facing few sleep and health problems.
Thank you.

Comment by Meghana

December 6th 2011 07:16
Maa Upma,

We stay in UAE, the flat which we have rented is having directions diagonally oppsite to each other. As it is a fully furnished flat we cant make any changes. The only better place of the temple is in the kitchen. That too on the North- west wall. That means it will be placed on the northwest wall of the kitchen where the god would face the east- south and we would face north- west direction while doing pooja. We dont want to keep the temple in the living room as we have all nationality people visiting us. I would be obliged if you can give some remedy so that we can make this place auspicious for the temple.--

Meghana

Comment by MaaUpma

December 6th 2011 07:27
Dear Meghana

It would be difficult to advise you just on the above information.

In any case, personalized consultation is a paid service and you will have to write me an Email if you are keen.



Ma Upma

Comment by Akiladevi

December 6th 2011 13:37
Hi,
I am buying a duplex house. In ground floor it will be around 450 sq.ft and in 1st floor it may be around 600 sq.ft. I am planning to have a pooja shelves in North side(close to north-east) of my house. I will be placing all the idols in north side which will be facing south side. Also I will be facing towards east side while praying. Is this is good. Please let me know.

Thanks,
Akiladevi.

Comment by MaaUpma

December 6th 2011 17:15
Dear Akila

How can you facing East while praying when the idols are facing South?

If idols are facing South you will be facing North when praying which as per this article is the correct direction to face when praying.



Ma Upma

Comment by MaaUpma

December 8th 2011 14:46
Hi Rudraksh

It is difficult to give a suggestion without a detailed analysis of the layout of home. this will require a vastu analysis which is a paid service.

Please write an email if interested.



Ma Upma

Comment by nrana

January 7th 2012 14:24
I have hanged one small mandir one feet by one feet in my bed room on east wall. We have also one big wooden mandir in other room. Kindly advise whether I should keep this samll mandir in my bed room or not. I have placed three to four different Gods idols /photos in it
Regards ,
Naresh Rana

Comment by MaaUpma

January 11th 2012 09:52
Dear Naresh

This post already says placing Madir in Bedroom is not recommended - whether small or big.

Why this question?



Ma Upma

Comment by Anonymous

February 19th 2012 09:59
Iam taking one flat in apartment and other side of the road opposite to this flat one hanuman mandhir is there.is it good or bad. please suggest me.apartment is west facing and mandhir is east facing

Regards
Venu

Comment by Anonymous

February 19th 2012 10:06
In our apartment opposite to main door which is east facing i.e., other side of the 6.5' carridar staircase is there.is there any problem with this

Regards

Madhavi

Comment by MaaUpma

February 24th 2012 14:02
Hi Madhavi

Personalized consultation is a paid service and if interested you may write an email to me.



Ma Upma

Comment by MaaUpma

February 24th 2012 14:04
Hi Venu

Please write an Email to me with the distance between mandir and building and whether the shadow of the mandir falls on the building or your flat.



Ma Upma

Comment by Jyothi

March 17th 2012 08:23
Can the pooja room door and main door face exactly each other.

Thanks

Comment by minu

March 20th 2012 07:57
dear Ma,

May i confirm this please...

i always keep a yellow colour bulb ON in my pooja mandir for 24 hrs.... day and night... i never put it off.... is it good.

should i keep it on in night and put it off in day light...???

Actually somebody told me its good to light a red or yellow colour bulb always in madir....

please clear my doubt.

Thank you
Minakshi

Comment by Mansi

April 10th 2012 17:03
Hello Maa Upama

I have one doubt we have many idols in our pooja room. I have read that many statue of same idol should not be kept in puja room. But when we remove other idols what should we do of them.Can we keep them in safe place at house.

Comment by MaaUpma

April 17th 2012 11:08
Dear Mansi

You can either leave them in a temple or submerge them in a river, pond or well.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

April 17th 2012 11:48
Dear Minakshi

No problem in keeping it ON for 24 hours



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

April 17th 2012 12:06
Dear Jyothi

Prima Facie I do not see any problem but will need to do a deeper analysis. Please email me the map of your house with directions marked and drawn to scale.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by JAGADISH

April 18th 2012 10:12
Hi

The pooja room in house is directly opposite and facing the toilet ( both the doors are facing each other) . Pooja is located in NE quadrant and toilet in West / NW quadrant ...many people who came to house have suggested that its wrong , I'm not sure on this .

Please clarify

regards

jagadish

Comment by MaaUpma

April 18th 2012 12:24
Hi Jagadish

Yes it is wrong as per Vastu. Fortunately there are remedies available.

If interested please write me an email and I will send you the cost of the remedies and God permitting you will not get the ill effects of these defects after installing them.

Also let me know if you would be able to send me a layout of the house for a better analysis



Ma Upma Shree
astroupma@gmail.com

Comment by rajya

April 19th 2012 06:05
hi,

our flat is in east facing,main door is in west .shell i keep pooja mandir exact to main door entrance

Comment by MaaUpma

April 19th 2012 06:58
Dear Rajya

I am unable to picture the situation from the one line you have written.

Also personalized consultation is a paid service. If you are interested and if you can send me a layout of your flat with directions marked on my email, I will be happy to help.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Girish

April 26th 2012 18:36
The poja room is facing west and while praying we will be facing east which is ok according to your previous comments, but its attached to bath room wall is this fine?

Thanks in advance for your advise.

Comment by MaaUpma

April 27th 2012 05:20
Dear Girish

Having a common wall between Pooja Room and Toilet creates a Vastu Defect and is not advisable as per Vastu.

Fortunately it can be corrected by installing few devices which creates a virtual energy wall between the bathrrom wall and the Pooja room.

Please write to me at astroupma@gmail.com to know how you can purchase it and how you can install it.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Anonymous

May 7th 2012 11:51
i have my pooja mandir on north-west
we can sit facing north to peroform pooja
our idol is facin east
now i am painting the room, i want to use 3/4th of the room blue and 1/4 red
can i use red color on the wall
kindly advice

Comment by Anonymous

May 15th 2012 12:19
my temple is in the south east of the apartment. it is placed on a wall. the temple cannot be placed on the east, north or north east of the wall. please help

Comment by Bristi

May 22nd 2012 12:23
Hello Ma Upma,

We live in a 3BHK rented flat. Our pooja alter is in the north east corner of the flat, which is our bedroom. We have a 2 year old daughter. Now my husband and I are leading a spiritual life and we are celibate. Is it ok to have the pooja alter in the bedroom in such a situation?

Comment by Lokesha

May 24th 2012 13:10
Hello Maa Upama

I am in 2bhk rented house, main entrance in North, 2 rooms are in NE and SW, Kitchen in SE, center or between Kitchen (SW) and Room (NE) pooj room is there (fasing west), behind that bathroom is there, but here bathroom and poojroom shared common wall, is it any problem?
and
Toilet is situated outside the house that is in SW (fasing North) - is it this cause any problem?


Lokesha

Comment by Sunna

May 24th 2012 16:38
Hi Madam,
We purchased a flat now. Its West Facing flat. Is the pooja room in north west of living room is good as per vasthu?

Comment by MaaUpma

May 25th 2012 12:09
Dear Sunna

Pooja room is good in any zone provided it is in the right Vastu Zone of the house. For that a detailed vastu consultation is required.

Please write me an email if you are interested in this paid service.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

May 25th 2012 12:11
Dear Lokesha

From your description both look to be vastu defects. I suggest a vastu consultation which is a paid service.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

May 25th 2012 12:14
Dear Bristi

If you are not finding any problem in this arrangement then let it be there, else if there are any problems in life which you want to be addressed through Vastu, please consult me by writing a mail. Please note that it will be a paid service.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Sunna

May 25th 2012 13:04
Hi
We bought a flat 2 weeks ago. Its a West facing flat.The pocession will be after 3 or 4 months only.The floor plan of our flat is like this:

Living room : North - West
Master Bedroom : South -West
Children room : North -East
Kitchen : South -East
Dining room :Adjacent to kitchen( west
of kitchen)
Bathroom,Toilet :1 bathroom is attached to
master bedroom( South - E
ast of bedroom)Other one is common Bathroom which is adjacent to living room( North- East of living room)
Balcony :Balcony is from Children bedroom- in North East direction
There is no separate pooja room in our house. So we planned to make a mandir in the north east corner of our living room. But i came to know that do not place pooja mandir adjacent to a bathroom or that two doesnt share a common wall. So we confused. Then the other option is to place the mandir in north- west corner of living room. is that acceptable in vasthu...? Please give me the information about this Madam

Comment by MaaUpma

May 28th 2012 07:39
Dear Sunna

You have already written mails to me with the same content and I have also replied to you on that.

Why do you again put this comment?



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

May 29th 2012 12:00
Dear Anonymous

You do not write your name and still expect help from me.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Sudha

May 30th 2012 05:34
Dear Ma Upma Shree

Thank you for all the valuable suggestions. So many of us are getting benefited from this site.

I have a doubt regarding the door of the puja shelf. Do we need keep single door or two doors for the puja shelf.

Please Advice

Thanks in Advance
Sudha

Comment by MaaUpma

May 30th 2012 11:55
Dear Sudha

It can be either single door or two door or preferably without a door.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Dhiya

June 12th 2012 08:11
hi.. i have heard that, we arent suppposed to face the god from opposite direction ,we have to stand/sit adjacent while praying.. is it so?

Comment by MaaUpma

June 20th 2012 11:51
Dear Dhiya

You can face the God while praying.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Suresh

July 2nd 2012 17:27
Hi Upma,

I would like to know where I can keep pooja room other than the north east. In my house their is no option for pooja room other than south west corner , and facing the god in north direction . is that ok ? for pooja room .please suggesst

Comment by MaaUpma

July 4th 2012 06:05
Dear Suresh

Personalized consultation is a paid service and if you are interested please write me an email



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by SIVAJI

July 6th 2012 08:52
HELLO,

I M PLANNING MY POOJA ROOM IN EAST TO N.E. CORNER OF DINNING HALL AND THAT IS SOUTH WALL OF THE KITCHEN.
IS IT OK,
PLEASE REPLY

Comment by MaaUpma

July 6th 2012 13:28
Dear Sivaji

Ideal position is the NE of the house and not of the dining room.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Chutney

July 10th 2012 08:05
I have had a mandir made of wood in dark brown. Should the walls where the idols will be kept be white or is it ok to have it in brown

Comment by Vsuren

July 14th 2012 11:04
Can we have two pooja rooms in a house? Please reply. We have one big separate pooja room and one in kitchen with few god photos. This is the first place where we kept God photos and did pooja on the first day when we entered the house. So, I didn't want to take it from there. I daily lit lamp in both places. But a doubt whether we can have like this. Please suggest me.

Comment by jay mehta

July 15th 2012 09:52
namaskar maa upma

I have just bought a south and lawn facing 3bhk flat having 2 bathrooms and living cum dining hall.

me and my wife have been wondering so much about where and how to put the puja section in the flat because it doesnt have a separate puja room.
it would be nice if you could give us some suggestions for my question so that it will be proper, direction wise also and would look good too..

Comment by MaaUpma

July 18th 2012 15:23
Dear Jay

From this article, please decide on where you can place the pooja room. Regarding a place where it will look good, you will have to decide or take a vastu consultation where I will analysis the complete layout and suggest you all remedies including placement of the Pooja Room



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

July 18th 2012 15:25
Dear Vsuren

I will suggest shift the pictures of Gods and Goddesses from Kitchen and move them to the main pooja room.

But the choice is yours as there is no harm in having two pooja altars



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

July 18th 2012 15:29
Dear Chutney

It is OK to have them in any color as long as the color is in sync with the direction.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Anonymous

July 19th 2012 09:58
I watn purchase one flat in apartment .apartment is west facing but our choise flat is south facing. What south facing flat is unlucky, pl suggest me.

Regards
Sarita Agarwal

Comment by MaaUpma

July 20th 2012 10:33
Dear Sarita

It is a myth that South facing flats are unlucky, The effect of the flat on the inhabitants depend on several factors due to which even a North or East facing flat can be unlucky.

I suggest you undertake a proper vastu consultation to correct the flat and make it fruitful for you.

Please write me an email if interested.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by manoj kumar

July 28th 2012 07:21
namasthe
as per my plan our pooja room is situated in left side of the passage between living room & dining room , my query is whether we can have the door in the east,& have our pray by entering into the prayer room facing north where idols facing south.Please mail me.
thanking you

Comment by MaaUpma

July 30th 2012 05:20
Dear Manoj

This article covers all answers to your question.

For personalized consultation please write an email to me. This is a paid service.



Ma Upma Shree


Comment by Anonymous

August 6th 2012 15:34
Namaste,

I vvant to knovv if vve can keep Saibaba's Photo/Idol In Mandir along vvith the Gods.VVhich is best direction to place Gurus photos.

avvaiting your reply.

Thanks ,

Pranali

Comment by MaaUpma

August 7th 2012 05:17
Dear Pranali

Please read this article which covers answer to your questions.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Anonymous

August 14th 2012 03:08
We have a south face townhome which is three floors.1st floor is garage back to that an office room.2nd floor is dining , living n kitchen n top floor is with 2 bedrooms.can I keep pooja in the NE corner of office room.
Thanks

Sangeetha

Comment by Subramoniam

August 15th 2012 05:52
In our apartment we keep the puja mandir in the hall as the other two rooms being bedrooms.

The walls of all rooms including hall are such that East-West and S-N directions are corner to corner. Leaving the other bedrooms as we do not intend to keep puja there, the walls of the hall are along North-East, North-West, South East and South West directions.

Is it fine to keep the puja mandir in the corner of NE-SE walls facing West?

Or keep along NE wall facing SW and pray in NE direction?

Comment by MaaUpma

August 15th 2012 12:28
The first option is better of the two



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

August 15th 2012 12:31
Dear Sangeetha

You may follow the general guidelines given in this article or opt for a vastu consultation which is a paid service for more accurate analysis



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Amith Pallavoor

August 20th 2012 08:13
Dear Ma Upma,

We stay in an East Facing apartment. The door opens out into the North East direction. I have placed my sofa set and chairs at a distance of three to four feet from the door. I have tried to maintain a maximum distance from the door before placing the furniture as the North East Direction is considered to be the abode of Shiva. However, apartments can't be 100% Vaastu Compliant because of space constraints. We face West while watching TV and the TV is on an East facing wall. It would be great if you could let us if any major changes are suggested as I have been facing a lot of career related struggles of late.

I chiefly, had a query around the place, where I have placed the wood work for Puja, There is no separate Pooja room. The wall on which the unit is placed adjoins the bathroom and there is also a basin next to the unit. We need to shift the Puja Unit because of this reason.

We are planning to shift the unit to the smaller bedroom with the idol of deities facing the North. I plan to use this room as a study room and a room for my parents whenever they visit us. There is enough place for us to perform Puja by facing the east. Kindly let us know if we could go ahead with this plan.

Thanks

Amit


Comment by MaaUpma

August 22nd 2012 10:51
Dear Amit

You have taken a great amount of trouble in writing the description of the place however, unless I do a complete analysis I can't suggest you anything.

Personalized consultation is a paid service and if you are keen you may write me an email at astroupma@gmail.com



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Prem Krishanan

September 21st 2012 02:08
I am facing south direction in my office. what are the remedies for that?

Comment by Shashishekhar

September 21st 2012 08:19
Dear MaaUpma,
I am buying a newly constructed house, which has the main door entrance at NOrth east corner facing North, it has the Pooja Room at the Northwest Corner facing East. KItchen is in the South EAST corner and the master bedroom is in South west corner. Please let me know if this placement of Pooja room is fine or should I make any changes.

Comment by MaaUpma

September 24th 2012 11:44
Dear Prem

Personalized consultation is a paid service. Please email if interested



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

September 24th 2012 11:48
Dear Shashi

Please read the above article which may answer your question.

Personalized consultation, as you know is a paid service. Please email me if interested.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Anonymous

September 25th 2012 17:39
Hi Ma,

Is it ok for a pooja room to be placed in dry balcony that is adjacent to kitchen. The dry balcony is the north east corner of the house. It faces a bathroom that has been converted into a store room.

Comment by MaaUpma

September 26th 2012 09:18
I only reply to queries of those who care to write their names with their comment.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Anonymous

September 27th 2012 12:32
Hi

I am planning to buy a appartment .its is north facing entrance and i am planning to put pooja room in the living room .God face to north side is is it ok? And its comes in the south wall of the living room

Comment by Anonymous

September 27th 2012 12:44
Hi

I am bowya and am planning to buy a apartment .its is north facing entrance and i am planning to put pooja room in the living room .God face to north side is is it ok? And its comes in the south wall of the living room

Comment by MaaUpma

September 28th 2012 05:59
Please read the comment immediately above your comment.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

September 28th 2012 06:04
Dear Bowya

It will be difficult to comment without doing a proper Vastu Study. Personalized consultation is a paid service.

Please write me an email at astroupma@gmail.com if interested.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Bowya

September 28th 2012 06:10
Hi upma,

This is bowya.I am planning to by a apartment.I have mainly doubt in pooja room. My house is facing north side .I am planning to keep the pooja room in the living room .It will be facing north side .is it correct the pooja room is facing the north side .if ii kept like this while praying i have to see south .i have one more option in my third bedroom i ll keep the pooja room in west wall facing east and while praying i ll see west.but third room is in south direction can you please give the suggestion.I have send my house layout through this mail .Please reply me as soon as possible bcoz builder is asking any changes u need?so i have to tell them imm.thanks in advance .Is there any changes in house needed also please let me know.Now only they are going to start construction.so i can tell all the changes now itself please kindly go through all the things

Comment by MaaUpma

September 28th 2012 12:48
I have already replied to your mail Bowya

Regards

Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Anonymous

September 29th 2012 12:34
Hi,

Can i place my pooja place / mandir on almost center of the house but more on Northwest than northeast. And also is it ok if back side of my pooja wall has a open wash basin. this washbasin is not inside the toilet but on the oppsite side of wash basin I have powder room.
Do you think this location is good to keep.

Comment by MaaUpma

October 1st 2012 09:23
Please do not expect answer to anonymous comments



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by santhanam

October 3rd 2012 08:33
Hello , I'm in a 2Bk apartment, the pooja room is located in the hall just opposite to a toilet, what can i do?

Comment by MaaUpma

October 4th 2012 05:31
Dear Santhanam

The answer to your query requires a complete Vastu Analysis of the flat and if your are interested please write me an email.

Kindly note that this is a paid service.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Nikhil Rao

December 19th 2012 10:45
Dear Ma Upma Shree,

We are planning to place pooja room in our balcony. Since balcony is projected outside the building, can we place it there?
Balcony is north east side of the house.

Thanks in Advance

- Nikhil Rao

Comment by MaaUpma

December 20th 2012 04:31
Dear Nikhil

From the information given by you I can say that you can place it there.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Subha

January 2nd 2013 08:04
Dear Madam,
I stay n sharing apartment in UAE and we have just 1 room we live in and have partitioned it using a cuboard.

I have 2 options for my pooja cabnet
1.north east corner of the partition space for hall.But it will face the main door

or

west wall facing east (towards north side).But this wall is shared with bathroom on other side

currently the pooja cabnet is placed in the SW cornner of this room on the west wall facing east
Kindly suggest as we are in UAE and facing trouble in our financial situation

Thank you Subha

Comment by MaaUpma

January 2nd 2013 09:43
Dear Subha

Since both the options are not that great you may choose one of them.

Please note that financial situation may not be due to wrong placement of pooja and may require a more detailed analysis and remedies.

For a paid consultation please write me an email.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Anonymous

January 7th 2013 00:25
Dear Ma Upma Shree,

My puja room is in the south-west corner of my home. My understanding is that yellow is and auspicious color for a puja room. However, I'm under the impression that according to vastu, rooms that are south-west should be painted in a shade of green. Can you PLEASE advise which color is best for my puja room? Thank you kindly.

Comment by MaaUpma

January 7th 2013 07:07
I do not reply to anonymous comments. If you are really keen for an answer please write your name



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Anonymous

January 9th 2013 02:06
Dear Ma Upma Shree,

My puja room is located in the
south-west corner of my home. My understanding is that yellow is an auspicious color for a puja room. However, I'm under the impresion that according to vastu, rooms in thesouth west corner should be painted in a shades of green. Can you PLEASE advise which color is best for my puja room? Thank you kindly.

Sincerely,
Anni

Comment by Sirisha

January 9th 2013 02:17
Hello Madam... I have a puja room according to vastu.. only doubt is, I am planning for a maroonish brown color granite flooring in puja room and walls are of cream color. But I am not sure if I can go for that color for flooring. Please advice.
Regards, Sirisha

Comment by Anni R

January 9th 2013 02:19
Dear Ma Upma Shree,

My puja room is in the south-west corner of my home. My understanding is that yellow is an auspicious color for a puja room. However, I'm under the impression that according to vastu, rooms in the south-West corner should be painted in a shade of green. Can you PLEASE advise which color is best for my puja room? Thank you kindly

Sincerely,
Anni

Comment by MaaUpma

January 9th 2013 09:19
Siristha

If the pooja room is anywhere in the North or West of the house than I will not suggest you to go for marronish color.

Also generally in Vastu we advise to avoid granite and use stone or marble.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

January 9th 2013 09:20
Dear Amni

Yellow is the appropriate color for South West.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Anni R

January 10th 2013 12:26
Thank you very much, I really apprciate your advice. I feel at ease.

Comment by Anonymous

January 19th 2013 09:39
Can we do a House warming pooja on Paush Purnima i.e on 27th Jan (Sunday)...Kindly let us know, Thank you in advance..Rgds, Kiran

Comment by MaaUpma

January 21st 2013 05:02
Dear Kiran

Please consult a Pandit for that. Hurry up as there is less time.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Madhavi

January 27th 2013 00:40
Respected Madam,

I read your article regarding placing idols of gods in pooja room. Even then I have a question and I am searching for the answer on the Internet for a very long time. Expecting you to clear my query. I am staying in USA and my current situation is that my are in east direction and facing the west but in front of my idols I have the Gas Stove where I will be cocking and I am experiencing lot of difficulties while cleaning the kitchen and not able to eat in the kitchen as my dining table is front of my deities.

My question is can I place my idols on the north so that they face south and I face north while sitting in front of my deities while doing pooja? I read on the Internet on some website that gods like shiva and Vishnu should not face the south direction. Can you please help me in this situation. Thanks in advance.

Comment by Rakhi

January 27th 2013 14:30
Dear Maa Upma,

Can i kept god pic in almirah locker.Please advice me.

Thanks,
Rakhi

Comment by MaaUpma

January 28th 2013 06:33
Dear Madhavi

My earlier post the link to which is provided in the post above clearly states that you can have the dieties placed such that you face either North or East while praying.

So yes you can do as you want to.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

January 28th 2013 06:37
Dear Rakhi

I generally suggest that one should avoid keeping figurines and images of dieties in closed almirahs



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Rakhi

January 29th 2013 15:11
Dear Ma Upma,

Thanks a ton for ur reply.I really appreciate ur effort toward helping us.

Again Thanks

Comment by An_and_g

February 10th 2013 13:36


Dear Upma ji,

I have purchased a house. The layout is as attached in the image. This is the direction that the compass shows as I stand facing the main door (facing outwards).

Entrance facing North
taken while facing the main door from inside the house


As you can see that kitchen is in the north east, and it is extended by a dry area. The dry area comes in the exact north east corner. I intend demolishing the bathroom and use half of the bathroom as a small enclave at the entrance, and the remaining part for the pooja room. The problem is that there is drainage pipes right ourside the wall of the kitchen. Can i place a pooja room there or which other option can I look at.

Thanks,

Anand

Comment by MaaUpma

February 11th 2013 06:00
Dear Anand

I suggest you take a complete Vastu Consultation.

If you are interested please write me an email. This is a paid service.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by jasleen

February 13th 2013 12:56
Resspecyed Ma Upma ji,
Lot of queries got solved by reading answers to various questions you have answered. There is one more. Is it OK to have mandir in the living room exactly in front of the main door ( as the door gets opened first thing one sees is mandir) And all the other seats (sofa and chairs) are above the height of mandir, though i have placed wooden mandir on a wooden table(chouki). Our is rented house, cannot drill in walls to put elevated(hanging mandir). Please guide.
Regards
Jasleen

Comment by MaaUpma

February 14th 2013 05:30
Dear Jasleen

Since I have not seen the house, it is difficult to comment.

A lot depends on the energies one feels when you place the mandir like this or in any other way.

Just place it and feel yourself.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Rakhi

February 14th 2013 14:45
Dear Maa Upma,

Generally u suggested to not make puja corner in bedroom but can symbol like Om,Swastik or calender which contain God image can kept in bedroom?

Thanks

Comment by Anonymous

February 20th 2013 04:09
dear maa upma in my medical store gate in east and in the shop my puja ghar in south side so pls tips for how to gain more money and income

Comment by Anonymous

February 20th 2013 11:45
Dear ma,

Can we keep puja room in living room north east corner as there is no space in the kitchen

Comment by MaaUpma

February 21st 2013 07:01
I have written several times that I do not reply to comments where the comment maker has not written his/her name



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by MaaUpma

February 21st 2013 08:10
Sorry.

I do not reply to commenters who have not put their name in the comment



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Hraj

February 28th 2013 10:31
Dear Maa Upma,

Attached below is the layout of my apartment, I want to place my altar in a appropriate place but i am very confused on how. I thought of placing it in my office room. Is it possible? If yes which part of the room and which direction shoult the deities be facing? If not possible, where would you recommend to place the altar? Please help me.

My apartment layout


Comment by MaaUpma

March 1st 2013 08:13
Dear Hraj

For any personal queries please write me an email.

Regards

Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Naveen

March 3rd 2013 19:44
Hi Ma Upma

Can I have Wooden TV shelf attached (facing West) to the backside of pooja room wall.

I have been advised to leave the backside of pooja room as blank, but i donot have other option to have the tv shelf created.

I have also main door in the north west, once entered the opposite will be the TV shelf

Please advice Mam

Thanks
Naveen

Comment by Hemant Sawant

March 7th 2013 03:53
Dear Maa Upma
I am living in 1BHK flat, I have placed my mandir in hall, Mandir is placed in north east direction, but god's face is in south direction, Will it do?

Comment by MaaUpma

March 7th 2013 12:33
Dear Hemant

If you read the article carefully you will find that what you have done is correct



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Anonymous

March 7th 2013 15:45
Hi Ma Upma shree,

My name is Sunita.
I wanted to know is it ok to place the pooja ghar in front of the entrace. If i can then is it ok to face the entrance or have to face to other direction...and the other direction will be south..???

faithfully,
Sunita

Comment by MaaUpma

March 8th 2013 10:19
Hi Sunita

Put it at a convenient location inside the house and not on the entrance. Just after the entrance when you get in you can place it such that you face EAST when praying.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Raghavendra B

March 24th 2013 19:48
Hi MaaUpma,
I read your info and it is really interesting. I have a query please do reply to my query.

I have a north facing apartment where Kitchen is in North East corner, Hall is in South East, 2 bedrooms are in North West and South West.

So with this I am planning to place my pooja room at North-East corner of my Hall facing West. And I will be facing East prayer in pooja room.

Could you please tell whether this is correct?

I cannot place Pooja Room in Kitchen because Kitchen is in North East and inside Kitchen if I place Pooja room facing East then there is store room and Kitchen drainage flows not directly below it but in front of it.

Regards
Raghavendra B

Comment by MaaUpma

March 25th 2013 06:13
Dear Raghavendra

Hope you are not facing any difficulties in Career or health due to the North East Kitchen?

Rest place your pooja as you wish



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Raghavendra B

March 25th 2013 16:01
I am indeed facing problems in my Career and also my wife is facing health problems.

What can be done? I stay in Rented apartment.

I have a north facing apartment where Kitchen is in North East corner, Hall is in South East, 2 bedrooms are in North West and South West.


Regards
Raghavendra B

Comment by MaaUpma

March 28th 2013 05:17
Dear Raghavendra

I would suggest a paid Vastu consultation to resolve these vastu defects and hence these problems.

Please write me an email if you are interested



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Reshmi R K

April 12th 2013 21:12
Dear Ma Upma

I m living in a west facing house.Kitchen is in the north east side.There is no special room for pooja since it is a small house.

Is there any problem in keeping the images of dieties in the west side( near to the main door) on a stand or table in a way dieties facing east.?

Can I also face east side while praying ??I m not doing any poojas and just lighting the lamp in front of the idols and do my prayer.

Comment by MaaUpma

April 15th 2013 12:11
Dear Reshmi

Personalized consultation is a paid service. You may follow the advise in the article if you do not want to opt for personalized consultation



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by pulak singh

April 19th 2013 19:50
Plz suggest..... My pooja room.is in NE corner of the flat..... My question is - is it ok to have an overhead shelf in pooja room?
I have four shelves in pooja room. The top most shelf is too high to be used to place the idols.... So i have kept the idols on second shelf frm top and on the top most shelf i keep pooja related stuff... So am i doing it right???

Comment by Anushri

April 20th 2013 13:53
Dear Ma Upma,

I am in US with my husband and due to space constraint the only place I can put my Pooja is in the bedroom adjacent to a big mirror. the mirror is opposite to my bed

Please let me know if covering the Pooja while sleeping is ok and what other precautions I need to take.

Comment by MaaUpma

April 24th 2013 09:55

Comment by MaaUpma

April 24th 2013 09:58
Dear Anushri

Please follow the advise in this post. Rest is your choice as I can't suggest without studying the layout of a house.



Ma Upma Shree

Comment by Anonymous

May 13th 2013 07:21
Dear Mam,
I have kitchen in NW direction and the cooking stove/platform is kept in east direction. Adjacent to the cooking platform wall I have pooja room. My question is that whether images of god be placed on the same wall as the backside of it is cooking platform. Pls note I am placing god images facing east.

Regards,

S.Sriram

Comment by MaaUpma

May 17th 2013 06:12

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