‘Necessity is the mother of all inventions!’ It’s the necessity of having a pooja space in our very own Indian homes is what inspired the spiritual Indians to integrate pooja space with dining room. Having a pooja space right in the dining room is not something ‘out of the world thought’. After all, our festivals and celebrations revolve around fasting followed by feasting. Isn’t it? Traditional or contemporary, we just need to be innovative and think differently while designing a space for pooja in the room designated for feasting to make it look amazingly attractive. Have a look for some inspiration.
It’s an enchanting temple of wood where yellow lights make it shine brighter to create pious environment. The temple stands above the white marble platform running above the cabinet. Design of this beautiful temple merges with the décor of the space so effortlessly that it becomes a part of it.
Motif on the partition wall, recesses on the jali work and incredible statues of Lord in brass on it, the beauty of space is doubled by strategically placed mirrors on the walls; this beautiful pooja space looks like an embellishment in the calm and cool dining room.
Marble is considered to be pure and apt material for temple. Visit the market and you will be spoilt of choices available of temples made in pristine white. Pick the one that suits your taste and the space you will be making your pooja space.
Make the fruitful use of the top of the cutlery cabinets which usually becomes the ‘dumping ground’. With a simple and elegant temple standing there, the space will remain as calm and pure as the temple. Whether you sit on a chair to pray or keep standing for your daily prayers, choice is yours.
A lone statue of Lord sitting on a sleek and smart pooja cabinet is enhancing the aesthetic feel of the room. White engravings on the cabinet are shining against the black background. White mattress and cushions on the floor will surely make prayers and meditation comfortable and calming experience.
A serene templeof wood and glass in the corner of the room complete with a beautiful statue and religious symbol painted on the back wall looks pure and has a calming effect in this simple integrated space.
Go vertical and hang a small and attractive temple on the wall to save the precious floor space. Keep it simple and chic so that it just merges with the modern décor of the room.
From dining room let's move on to our living room and get some beautiful ideas of pooja space there: 10 beautiful small mandirs in living rooms