Pooja Room Door Designs
In almost all the Indian Hindu Homes, a separate room is kept for ” pooja ” or praying. This room is called the “Pooja Room” and in this room, the deities and God’s Idols are kept. Pooja rooms are decorated with these idols in silver or chrome frames, with lots of flowers and miniature jewelry or simply idols are painted in beautiful colours and are made of clay. In addition to the idols, there are many items kept for worshipping in the pooja room. The pooja room is also used by some for meditation. Even if there a space constraint in the house in any Indian Home, a small space, anywhere in the house is reserved to perform all kind of traditional rituals and pooja.
A typical Pooja room is decorated with pure simplicity. However, in the ancient times, the pooja room was not supposed to be kept inside the house except for the ‘Brahmins’. There used to be a separate place outside the house for the family GOD.Gradually, when the concept of nuclear families became more prevalent, each family wanted to have their own temple, and the “Pooja mandir’s started finding space inside the houses.
In most of the household, the room of the god is painted in earthy colors and have essentially a wooden door. It could be a grand one with ornamentation or a simple one with minimum ethnic touches depending upon the status of an individual. These days, due to lack of space, there is portable mandir in every house. The mandirs are even made of whitewood, combination of wood and silver, depending upon individual choice and affordability to buy a particular individual. Countries like India have traditional craftsmen who design the Pooja mandir and carve them by hand without using any machines. These are called ‘wooden handicrafts’. Traditionally ‘ Rangoli’ is put in front of the mandir, in mostly all the southern part of India.
According to ancient Indian Science of Architecture called the Vastu Shastra, the ideal place for keeping the Pooja Room is the North-east. This direction is associated with prosperity, peace of mind, wealth and happiness.
Normally, the Pooja room is decorated with lightweight idols or pictures by believer’s of Vastu Shastra. We get lovely miniature garlands in small colorful beads, pearls, or flowers made out of cloth. Pooja room door small see-through sections where tiny brass bells are attached.These bells produce beautiful melody when the door is opened or closed.