Pooja room with pillars

When designing the interiors of a new home, two spaces that take up due time and consideration are the pooja room /mandir and the kitchen. These often come with the constraints of space and spatial orientation (vasstu).

Today, I have Bangalore-based interior designer Jyothika Baleri of Destination Designs sharing over 10 pooja room designs executed in her projects. Over to Jyothika now:

Pooja spaces are an essential part of a home in today’s apartment plans. No separate provisions are made for a pooja space. We need to be innovative about where and how to fit in this unit, also keeping the budget in mind. If the floor plans are larger, a pooja room can be accommodated. It can be as small as 3’ x 3’ and go up to 6’ x 5’. Preferred floor is vitrified tiles or granite as these are stain resistant.

A pooja unit (pooja ghar) is a very personal preference. It can be as simple as a single shelf on the wall to an elaborate room filled with decorative elements.

#1 WALL-MOUNTED POOJA ROOM

For those who prefer just an altar, a small wall mount pooja unit is easily doable. This doesn’t need too much space; any corner with a 2’ wide wall is perfect. Take care to light tiny lamps in these units to prevent any accidents since it’s a tight space and height of the cabinet may be a restraint.

Pooja shelf

Pooja room design

#2 A SPACIOUS POOJA ROOM DESIGN

Pooja Room Design

Pooja Room Design

Pooja room design

#3 AN INTRICATELY CARVED POOJA ROOM DESIGN 

Pooja room design

Pooja room design

Pooja room design

#4 A WALL MOUNTED POOJA ROOM DESIGN

Pooja room design

Pooja room design

#5 STAND-ALONE POOJA ROOM DESIGN

If no space is available, stand alone pooja units may be accommodated. It can be an old antique cupboard that can be transformed into a pooja unit or any odd cabinet that is easily convertible. Recycling cabinets is very affordable and eco – friendly.

New stand alone units are easily built. They can be made to the space available. A granite shelf or glass on ply within the cabinet allows for easy cleaning when lighting lamps or agarbathis.

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#6 WALL NICHE POOJA DESIGN

Any wall niches available can be converted into pooja units as well. They can be aesthetically treated with a mirror back to create the illusion of more space.

Pooja Room Design

#7 A SEPARATE POOJA ROOM

Pooja room design

Pooja room design

#8 Pooja Room Design

Pooja room design

Pooja room design

#9 A STANDALONE POOJA CABINET 

Pooja room design

#10 POOJA ROOM DESIGN

mandir design

mandir design

Here are some more wall-mounted compact pooja designs for your apartments.

Here are a few other projects you may be interested in (by this designer):

 

Image Courtesy: Jyothika Baleri

5 Comments

  1. Brinda Patel

    great design for pooja room. thanks for sharing.

  2. Chandrika

    Love pooja room #4 and shelf in wall mounted stand in #1
    Where did you pick up the stand featured in #1.?
    Do you have a different view into pooj room #4?

  3. laksh

    Chandrika,
    it’s a custom built one. But you find similar one just with teh drawers in Urban Ladder – a wall mounted desk.

  4. HI,
    i would like know price of #1 WALL-MOUNTED POOJA ROOM, and also which type of wood is used

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