Astrological Aspects of Placing Wooden Temple at Home
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.
Since ages, in order to have our mind clear of all the clutter and to find some peace from the outer world, each Indian Home has its own place of worship: Temple. Temples brings positivity and peace at home. Wooden temples are common to be seen at most places these days. Not only homes, but workplaces, hospitals, café, restaurants and institutions; small and big have Wooden Temples.
Playing such an important role in our lives, placement of wooden temples cannot go unnoticed. Almost every home has them placed as per Astrology / Vastu. It is said that choosing the right place and way of keeping the Temples really affect the persons around them. 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 the article.
A few but most important aspects to be kept in mind while placing a wooden temple at home are discussed in brief. Read On…
The Appropriate Height of the Temple:
The wooden temple should be kept at height appropriate to the seating arrangement. It should be kept at a height right at the same level a person’s chest sitting or standing in front of it. The basic idea is to have the Pooja Idols to be kept in front of the person.
If the height is lower than that, it would be disrespectful to the Lord. Also, above that height, it would be difficult for the person to actually see the Deities. Thus, the basic thumb rule is to keep the Temple at a height from where the Idols’ feet are higher than the devotee’s chest.
Material to be used:
The Temples are considered ideal when made in wood. According to Vastu Shastra, a temple made of wood is propitious and considered to be more religious. Sheesham Wood (Rosewood), apart from other wood types, is considered auspicious for Home Temple. However, the temple can be made in any wood type. Of all woods, three wood types are commonly referred for Temple making: Sheesham Wood, Teak Wood (Sagwan or Sagaun) and Mango Wood. Marble Temples are also considered appropriate. Also, the Home Temple should not be placed directly at floor. It should have some foundation or support above the ground.
A Temple placed at home or anyplace else is incomplete without correct Vastu Compliant directions.
- 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 place. 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.
- The Diya should be placed / lit in south-east direction.
- Pooja Room is a precious part of home and perfect place for worshipping God. Worshipers should always keep some insulation while praying or siting in the Pooja room by using mat or carpet or a small stool (pooja chowki).
Things to avoid doing while placing Wooden Temples:
- The Wooden Temple should not be adjoining to the toilet or washroom; not even above or below it.
- A Wooden Temple should not be placed in bedroom. However, in case there is no other option or you have some space management issues, you can place the Temple at some height and cover it with curtains or a door to conceal the Idols from direct eye contact.
- Avoid placing any ancestral pictures inside the Wooden Temple. This is considered inauspicious as per Vastu.
- Avoid placing cracked or damaged Idols (Khandit Murti) inside the temple. Also, avoid placing heavy Idols if possible as they might damage the Wooden Mandir.
These are few of the points that are needed to be considered to avoid any mistakes and have everything positive at home. Wooden Temple rightly chosen and kept carefully can last for years. A Temple can be any size or design as far as it relates to your home. Wooden Temples comes in a variety of designs and can also be made exactly as per your requirements. Some have doors in front, some are open. Some have shelves inside for small idols or picture frames, while some only have center for a single deity. Some just have 4 pillars and a small dome at the top. It really depends on you which seems best for your own place.
We, at Aarsun Woods, excel in customization and carefully keep in mind the astrological aspects while making the Wooden Temple. We have been crafting Temples for over 30 years now and have clients not only from India but overseas. Each Wooden Temple is crafted very carefully keeping in mind the clients requirements and religious aspects related to the temple. We have Temples ranging from Small Wall Hanging to Large Floor Standing for Halls and Gardens. The Wood used is Sheesham (Indian Rosewood), Teak Wood (Sagwan or Sagaun as called in many parts of India) and Mango Wood. MDF is also used in making Wooden Mandir.
Still have questions about which Temple to choose for your home? Not able to decide the wood or size? Call us and mail us to have details and get the unit that is perfect for your home.