Looking for Vastu Compliant Wooden temples? Worried about Astrological aspects of placing the Temple in your home or at Office? You have come to the right place. Read On…
Wooden Temple is a holy place to worship God. Wooden Mandir is considered to give a positive vibes and a soulful connection with the God. Wooden Temple not only gives purity to the home but also makes you feel safe and protected. Wooden Temple can be placed at home, office or any other area. In India most of the people are worried about where to place temple at home. There are many aspects that one should follow while placing a wooden temple at Home or in Office. You will feel much relaxed in deciding which Temple to choose and where to keep it after reading this post.
The Appropriate Height of the Temple:
The Wooden Temple should be placed at a considerable height from the ground. According to Vastu, the height of the base where idols are placed should be in same level of the person’s chest sitting or standing in front of the Temple. If the height crosses this level, it is difficult for the devotee to see the idols’ face and if the height is below this level, it is disrespectful to God.
Keep the Temple Wooden: According to Vastu Shastra, a temple made of wood is propitious and considered to be more religious. Wooden Temple is famous for its handmade carving and long lasting quality. The Wooden Temple can be made with different types for wood such as Teak Wood (Sagwan or Sagaun) , Sheesham Wood (also referred to as Indian Rosewood, Dalbergia and Sissoo ) and also Mango Wood. Out of these, Sheesham Wood is considered most auspicious as per Hindu Mythology.
Right Direction for the Temple:
It is important to consider if the direction is perfect for your home or not. As per Vastu Shastra, placing Mandir at north-eastern or eastern corner of the home is considered to be perfect and bring good luck to your home. It is also known that north-eastern side of a house is filled with positive energy. It is important that deities face in west and worshiper face in east. Pooja Room is a precious part of home and perfect place for worshiping God. Worshipers always keep some insulation while praying or siting in the Pooja room by using mat or carpet or a small stool (pooja chowki).
Areas to avoid placing Wooden Temple:
According to Indian astrology, the puja room should not be kept in the bedroom. If there is no option, you need to consider placing a door or a curtain in front of the Temple to conceal the Idols.
Also the toilet should not be adjoining the Pooja room; not even above or below the prayer room. Do Not place any photographs of the dead people / your ancestors in the Pooja room, this is not good as per Vastu Shastra. Avoid keeping heavy idols that might damage the Temple. Also, you should check the idols for any cracks or damages as it is not auspicious to keep these Statues in home.
Wooden Temple basically is made from Wood and marble. But most of the people use Wood because of its carving and wood quality.
The Basic Structure of the Temple that is depicted in our Holy Books are as follows:
Wooden Temple consist of three main parts:
The Top Part consists of Dome (Gopuram or Shikhara as it is called in Southern India). The number of Domes depends on the size of the Temple. However, generally it is either a single Dome or 3 Domes. In case of 3 Domes, central Dome is larger and the other adjacent two are smaller than the central.
The Middle Part or Garbgriha, is the main place where Idols are to be placed and sometimes consists of Doors or Curtains in Front or Front Open with a carved Mehraab and Carved Pillar with matching designs.
The Bottom consists of Legs on which the Whole Temple is supported. Sometimes it consists of a Single Drawer for Pooja Essentials and a Slider Tray for placing Diya / Dhoop or a staircase. Also, in order to keep everything at one place, a larger space is used such as Cabinet or multiple drawers. The Height of the wooden temple can also be adjusted with the use of elongated legs or multiple drawers or cabinets.
Wooden Temples come in different sizes and designs as per the Home Décor and customer’s requirement. Even a small shelf can be considered as a Temple and an idol can be placed over the surface for worshiping. Out of Sheesham, teak and Mango, as said before, Sheesham is considered auspicious. Sheesham is lighter than Teak and has moisture and termite resistant properties which makes it a better option than Mango Wood. Of course, teak Wood is the best in terms of wood-working ease and long lasting properties, but still in India, Sheesham Wood is profusely considered better.
Wooden temples can be made in the exact size or design as required by a person. One can consider having a Wooden Temple at home after reading the few of the most important points to ponder in case of Vastu Shastra.
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