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Everything you need to know about placing a god statue at home 

Pooja rooms are an integral part of our homes, in Hindu culture pooja rooms are established before you enter your new home. People decorate pooja rooms according to their understanding and what they believe in. Generally, a pooja room consists of incense sticks, deities, photos, puja essentials, and more. Although images of God look divine placed in the pooja room, the deity or god statue in the puja room should be placed in the right way. 

When you enter a new home or create a new mandir in your house or workspace, idols should be placed in the right direction and in the right way to bring auspicious energy into the atmosphere. There are a few rules and some things that you need to keep in mind while placing an idol in your mandir. If you are planning to place God's statue at home, this guide will help you. 

Here is everything you need to know about placing a god statue at home:

What are the Vastu rules to place god statues in Mandir? 

There are a few Vastu rules that you need to follow when planning to place a God statue in your pooja room: 

  • Different idols have different rules, some idols such as Mahesh, Indra, Surya, Brahma, Vishnu are placed in the east while facing the west direction to bring more positivity into the atmosphere. 
  • Idols - Shodas, Kuber, Durga, Ganesh, Bhairav should be placed on the north side while facing the south direction. 
  • Make sure you place Lord Hanuman Statue in the northeast direction and should avoid facing southeast direction as it has the ability to combine with fire which creates a bad impact according to Vastu. 
  • If you have Shivling at home, it should be placed in the Northern part. 
  • The northeast direction is the most auspicious for placing the God statue in the Pooja room. 

What are the different God statues that you need to avoid placing at home? 

The statue of Shani dev should be avoided at home, you should only worship Lord Shani dev at the temple. 

Natraj, Lord shiva in its Ruda avatar should be avoided as it is an angry form of Lord shiva. Keeping Rudra form of Lord shiva at home often creates unrest so, avoid keeping Nataraja at home. Moreover, there should not be two idols of Lord shiva. Rahu-Ketu's place in Puja's room is considered inauspicious. 

How many god statues can you place at your home? 

There is a reason why your home Pooja room is different from temples. Temples can be a part of the home but home cannot be a part of a temple because home is a place where you live and enjoy materialistic things and temples are sacred places away from materialism. There should be no more than three or four idols at home. Moreover, do not keep two statues of the same god. 

What is the best arrangement of placing deities? 

A cone-shaped arrangement is considered the most auspicious and the best way to place idols at home. There is a certain fixed place for every God statue, all the female God statues should be placed on the ride side of the Pooja room while all the Male God statues should be placed on the left side of the pooja room. The wide and last part of the cone-shaped arrangement of statues should have Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh as they are the creators of the world. The God statues should be arranged and placed based on their power, respect, Knowledge. In the sharp part of the cone arrangement, the idol of Lord Ganesha should be placed.

What are the God statues that you can place? 

You can keep Idols you want to worship at home, but make sure you avoid their Rudra or angry form or avatar as it is not auspicious. Lord Ganesha is known as God of joy, prosperity, and happiness, it is believed that placing the idol of Lord Ganesha is considered good, but make sure it's placed in the right direction to remove all the bad energies and obstacles of life and attract health and wealth. The Colour of God's statue is considered important. It's auspicious to keep white Ganesha Idol at home. Apart from Lord Ganesha, you can place Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati. The trinity Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi, and Goddess Saraswati are considered auspicious to place in Pooja room at home. 

Can you keep a broken God statue at home? 

No! A big no, You should not keep broken god statues at home as it causes Vastu dosh and brings inauspicious energy. The broken or damaged idols are either placed under the Peepal tree or flown into the holy river. Otherwise, the negative energy will remain at your place. So, if you have a broken statue at home, you need to keep it away from your home immediately. 

The materials or metals used in God's statue 

When you purchase a God statue to place at your home, you need to understand various materials and metals that are used to create the Status. To select the right material, you need to make sure of the quality. Here is the list of a few materials used in making god statue -

  • Copper material - The premium quality copper material will last longer, even if there is a worse climate. Moreover, the Copper material looks beautiful. 
  • Wooden or Marble material - A good quality wooden or marble material used to make a God statue can also be suitable to place in your puja room as it's stronger and will last long. 
  • You should avoid buying ceramic God statues as they deteriorate with time. 

To wrap up - The above-stated guide has everything you need to know about keeping God statue at home. From purchasing the statue with the right material to the directions and arrangement of placing the statue in the Pooja room, it will help you make your Pooja room divine and positive.