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In Vastu Shastra ‘Eeshan Cona’(the place of God) i.e. North-East direction, is considered as the best place for worship room. You can also place worship-room in East and North direction. But best is North-East direction. Avoid other directions to locate your worship-room. Special pooja’s like ‘Havan, Sanskar, Katha) can be performed in Brahmasthana (center of house). Worship-room should be on ground floor, not on other floors or in the basement. Avoid constructing your worship-room under the stairs, bedroom, kitchen or on a wall adjacent to the bathroom wall. The worship-room should be neat and clean. The color of walls of worship-room should be white, light yellow or light blue and the floor should be white. The doors and windows of worship-room should be in north and east directions and the doors should have two shutters. According to Vastu Shastra, there should be only one worship-room in a house and it should not be used for other purposes, like storage etc.
Idols can be placed in the North-East, East or West of worship-room, but best is North-East. The idol should not be more than 9 inches and less than 2 inches and should always be placed on a high platform or ‘Singhasan’. It is also important that broken idols should not be placed in the worship-room and idols should not be placed facing each other. It is best that the idols face west and the worshipers face east. All the things required in performing worship and Lamp stand(Deepak) should be placed in the Southeast corner of the worship-room. ‘Kalash’ or water body should be placed in north or east direction of the worship-room. Avoid a bell (Ghanti) in the Puja room.
Vastu Shastra also describes the location and facing of various idols, such as-
Idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv and Kartikeya should be placed in the east direction and their facing should be towards west.
Idols of Ganesh, Durga, Kuber should be placed in the north direction and their facing should be towards south.
Idol of Hanuman should be placed in the north-east direction and their facing should be towards south-west.