The pooja mandir of the house is selected thoughtfully and after much deliberation over Vaastu compliance and convenience. It is that house space that must be kept clean and maintained to attract good energy into the house. The northeastern corner of the house is highly recommended for placing the pooja room. Yet, one can create their own home mandir design wooden as per the space and convenience, keeping in mind basic details that the mandir must not be near the bathroom or facing the house doors.
You can beautify the pooja mandir in the house and add to its aesthetics with simple or elegant design ideas. You can keep God’s idol on a pedestal atop a table or build a beautiful mandir for God’s idols, with enough storage space for the pooja articles. With simple additions and modifications, you can give a unique flair to the pooja mandir to match the home décor.
Here are 5 elements that add to the aesthetics of a beautiful pooja mandir at home
· Carved wooden doors in elegant patterns and engravings
Add doors to the mandir with beautiful latticework or jharokha for beautifully designed doors. If you choose solid doors, you can pick them with engravings of the holy inscriptions. You can choose items like Om, Coconut with mango leaves on a Kalash, or swastika. Another beautiful design idea for the door is to carve Lakshmi or Ganesha onto the door.
· Temple designs for rustic charm
You can add Indian temple designs such as sculpted columns and rustic flooring and install large hanging lamps or place them on Wooden Pedestal Stand in front of the temple. The Shikhara can have an elaborate Kalash design to recreate the South Indian temple styles.
· Pedestals with elegant engravings
Pedestal sides can have elaborate designs with the traditional wave patterns, flower patterns, or any such design. You can layer the pedestals to place the idols on different levels for a clear view of all the idols. One central space of the pedestal can have the mandala art design.
· Ornate Bells and lamps
Bells and lamps are integral to the worship of Hindu gods. There are various sizes of lamps and bells that you can install in the temple. The temple door can have small bells hanging from groves or carved out spaces of the walls and doors of the temple. There can be a hook to hold a large bell next to the temple or on the ceiling of the temple room.
You can keep lamps of different sizes in different parts of the temple, in front of it, at the side, and on different levels of a pedestal.
· Stands and shelves for a neat presentation
Stands and shelves are essential for the temple as you may use pooja articles only once a day or during the festive seasons. Pooja room shelves and drawer doors can have engravings and carvings that will mask their presence. Using brass hooks and handles will add rustic charm and make the mandir neat.
When planning the mandir for the house, make space for keeping flowers and easily clean the mandir after a pooja for easy maintenance and prolonging the life of the mandir.