Puja Rules While Worshipping At Home

Puja Rules While Worshipping At Home

Small temples (Mandir) are built for worship in the house, where we worship God regularly. But most of us do not follow the small rules regarding worshiping due to ignorance. That is why we do not get full results of worship.

Today, we will share with you some similar rules related to the worship in the house, following which we will get the best results of worship soon.

Also, read Home Altar 

Which type of statues should be kept in Mandir

There should not be many idols in the temple of the house. According to the scriptures, if we want to keep Shivling in the temple, then Shivling should not be bigger than the size of our thumb. Shivaling is very sensitive and for this reason, it is auspicious to keep small Shivling in the temple of the house.

Other statues of gods and goddesses should also be kept small. Larger sculptures are great for large temples, but small shrines for the small temple of the house are considered superior.

Which direction you should face while worshiping

If the person who performs puja in the house is on the west side then it is very auspicious. For this, the gate of the worship place should be towards the east direction.

Or the person’s face should be in the east while worshiping then even the best results are obtained.

Sunlight and fresh air should reach the temple

The temple should be built at home in such a place, where the sunlight reaches for some time during the day. In homes where the sun’s light and fresh air keep coming, many faults of those houses are automatically solved. The light of the sun expands the negative energy of the environment and increases the positive energy.

After the worship, ring the bell in the whole house for a while

If there is a temple in the house then every morning and evening worship must be done. Be sure to play the bell at the time of worship, as well as roam throughout the house once, should ring the bell. By doing so, the bell sound destroys negativity and increases positivity.

Why do we ring Bell in the temple

Rules regarding offering

In the worship, stale flowers, leaves should not be offered. Use only clean and fresh water. In this regard, it is worth noting that basil leaves and Ganga Jal are never considered stale, so they can be used anytime. The remaining ingredients should be used fresh only. If a flower is swollen or bad, then do not offer it to God.

You should forbid to take these things to the temple area

In the house where there is a temple, things made of leather, shoes, and slippers should not be taken. Pictures of dead and ancestors should not be used in the temple. The south direction is the area for painting the ancestors. Pictures of the dead can be planted on the south side wall in the house, but should not be kept in the temple. Content related only to worship should be kept in the Pooja Room. Keeping any other object should be avoided.

There should not be a toilet near the worship room

It is also unlikely to have toilets around the temple of the house. So, create a puja room at such a place where there is no toilet. If a shrine is built in a small room then there should be some places open where it can be easily accessible.

Use a curtain in the night to cover the temple

Before sleeping at night, the temple should be covered with curtains. As we do not like any kind of interruption in sleeping, the curtain should be covered over the temple as well. Thereby, there will be no obstruction in God’s rest.

Don’t keep broken sculptures in the temple

According to the scriptures, the worship of fragmented idols has been barred. Whatever statue is broken, it should be removed from the place of worship and should be flown into a holy river flowing. The worship of fragmented idols has been considered inauspicious. In this regard, it is worth keeping in mind that only Shivalinga is never considered fragmented at any stage.

Rules regarding offering flowers

Always give flowers with the help of a ring finger and thumb with the right hand. Grated flowers should be lifted with the help of the thumb and index finger. Plating flower buds is forbidden, but this rule is not applicable to lotus flowers.

Rules for Tulsi

Without tulsi worship of God is not considered complete. Tulsi, also known as Basil, is a holy plant in India. Tulsi plant should not be watered on Sunday. Tulsi leaves should not be plucked in Purnima, Amavasya, Dvadashi, Sunday, and in the night and evening. Take care that you leave leaves on the Tulsi plant.

What is Indian holy basil Tulsi?

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.