OMG: Pooja Room Designs and Set Up for Indian Homes

OMG: Pooja Room Designs and Set Up for Indian Homes

by Priti on October 10, 2013

“GOD is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.” – Swami Vivekananda
Sharing few ideas to design your pooja room, a place for worshipping God!

Pooja Room Designs

Designer Indian Pooja Room

Design Ideas for Pooja Room Inside Your Home

Howdy people? I am sure you must have got an idea of what am I going to talk about in this post. Everyday at home when you get up early in the morning, the first and the foremost thing we Indians do after taking bath is worship god and thank him for everything he has given to us. When you can think of designing a living room, bedroom or veranda, how can you forget to design a pooja room?

You might also like: Vastu for Pooja Room

Pooja room: A separate space in Indian homes to worship god. A 5 minutes of worship can really make your day, yes I do believe in that. I don’t have a separate room for puja but I do have a well-built mandir in my bedroom as most of us have. Don’t worry, I will be sharing a separate post on some real and traditional designs for home mandir as well.

For now, you can check out the following images which will definitely help you to set up your pooja room.

Contemporary Pooja Room

Simple Design for Puja Room

Above three images via Houzz

Separate Pooja Room

Image via: mydecorative

Few things that make your home pavitra or pious early in the morning are those bells and incense sticks, how about having those jingle bells right at the entrance door (?) just like the door design spotted at prismma (image below).

While one must keep in mind that:

1. Best Direction for the pooja room set-up: NorthEast Direction (specifically on the ground floor)

2. Preferable colors: Neutrals or may be white or yellow

3. Pooa room must be kept neat and clean

4. Positive energies can be welcomed with rich fragrance and melodious sound of bells.

5. The idols of the Gods and Goddess should not face each other and should be kept at a higher level.

Read: Ideas To Create a Perfect Entry Way

Pooja Room Door with Bells

Door Design

Image source: worldofsyam

…or a beautifully hand carved door by artisans.

Pooja Room Door for the Entrance

Image source: architectureideas

Now a days, television serials has been an inspiration for all of us, as we see all those beautiful mandir designs in the so called “homes” of daily soap actresses, where they invite us with the jingles in the background music and tulsi & parvati welcoming you! Even the sets of serial are designed by set designers and that’s why they look so gorgeous and twinkling.

Whether you want to do up your pooja room inside your home or in veranda, hope this post helps you for the same. Also, if you have a compact space for placing the statues of God, you can partition it using glass doors/room dividers.

Spacious Pooja Room

Puja Room Set up

Image via ArtnLight

Read: Temple Architecture

Glass Door for Puja Room Design

Image via lsubramanian

Separate Self-standing Cabin

Veranda Area for Pooja

Image source: hawaiidermatology

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– has written 254 posts on kwikdeko. She is a pro blogger from India and a self-confessed photographer. She also writes for renowned magazines. You can follow Priti on Twitter

{ 28 comments… Thoughts? Plz leave a reply: }

1 Saru Singhal April 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm

I love the ones with plants. Lovely ideas.


2 Priti April 5, 2013 at 12:20 am

Thanks, I came cross so many different ideas that I am feeling like having it all in my home. :)


3 Disha April 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm

This is very lovely post Priti. I liked all the images but the one with lot of green plants and brass diyas is my favorite one.


4 Priti April 5, 2013 at 12:34 am

Thanks for stopping by Disha! Brass is one of the most traditional in look and beautiful material for Indian home decor and of course for pooja too. Love to have an akhand jyoti stand for my home! :)


5 amit pithadia April 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Its awesome..


6 Priti April 5, 2013 at 12:34 am

Thanks Amit! :)


7 Farah April 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm

loved the interiors except there are too many idols all over the rooms


8 Priti April 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Thanks Farah, actually there are so many Indian homes that I’ve personally seen and those I haven’t…people do have several idols in their pooja room. May be coz they want to worship all Gods at a time! :)


9 Ajeeth boaz April 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Great set of collection, and as usual amazing pictures…


10 Priti April 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Thanks for liking the puja room designs Ajeeth!


11 Shaivi April 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm

awesome designs!


12 Vallabh April 6, 2013 at 11:18 am

very nice interior..


13 Kumar May 15, 2013 at 6:23 am

Madam Priti:
Your site on “Interiors” is very nice and quite informative. Please suggest a flexible partition that I wish to make in bedroom so that I can reduce the air conditioning space.


14 Priti May 15, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Hey Kumar, check out my post on room-dividers am sure you’ll find some interesting ideas for your home :)


15 Kelly June 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Hi, I was curious the very first picture you have on this page. I was wondering how many inches (or how big) is the Krishna and Radha statue. I am planning to get something like that in that size but I cannot tell how big it is in the pictures.

I hope you can help.



16 Priti June 18, 2013 at 12:01 am

Hey Kelly! The Radha-Krishna statue you are talking about is in b/w 2 to 3 feet in height.


17 Vijendra July 18, 2013 at 10:43 pm

its SUPERB n Awesome…thanks for ideas


18 KC AARCHITECTS July 24, 2013 at 8:26 am

Good Jobsssssssssss, keep it upppppppppppp


19 sunita gupta July 28, 2013 at 8:32 am

seprate puja room wow mujhe laga jaise ye mere liyie hi bana hua ha beautiful……shanti……….


20 jayaprakash August 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm

thanks for feeding ideas


21 Anil Patil August 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm


I wanted to re-do my mandir, please let me know how can it be done, i can provide u with all pics and measurements, ur design ideas are really good.


22 vasanthi August 29, 2013 at 10:02 am

please keep posting new ideas for puja mandir. You are the only person who has done this. Kudos.It is really useful to for people like us who cannot buy as it is very expensive to ship from india but with these ideas we will be able to customise one for us please keep adding pictures for puja mandir


23 Shamala November 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm


According to Indian Vaastu is it good to have open pooja room.

Please reply.



24 PRAKASAM P July 25, 2014 at 9:35 pm


Prakasam P


25 Mallikarjun April 2, 2014 at 9:54 pm

I would like to get some good ideas for Pooja room door and Main door for my new house please help me with this regard..


26 vivek August 23, 2014 at 11:53 am

superb ideas…………


27 swati October 20, 2014 at 7:26 pm

really good


28 Kumar October 29, 2014 at 9:26 am

HI Priti,

Thank you very much for the fantastic pooja room designs. They are all different in their own way but give one an idea of some S.Indian and N.Indian contemporary designs. From the very heavy designs to the simple yet very modern. Giving you an airy feeling to it. I deal for meditation purposes. Once again my gratefulness.


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