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LightingLighting your prayer space needs to not only give it the wow factor, but at the same time create a soothing ambience that allows you to focus your energies into communing with God. Lighting should be warm and layered, with one level providing ambient light to the surroundings where you and your family will stand, while focused lighting illuminates the deity and enhances the depth and overall effect of the experience. Tip: An out-of-the-box idea for lighting this space could be to have an unlit idol with a soft, backlit background, perhaps with a stone like onyx for a backdrop. The effect we are looking for is the silhouette of the deity enhanced by the rear lighting, and the front lit by a lamp, an electric one or the more usual diya, the traditional oil lamp with floating wick. The effect is surreal, in a good way.Take a look at more pooja room designs
1. The backlit onyx adds warmth and light to this mandir. Clever use of a mirror on the ceiling gives a sense of volume while the tall glass-panelled doors open up the space further. The detailed silver idols and accessories add to the sheen, as do the golden panels on the sides. Tip: To ensure a neat look and easy maintenance, try not to crowd the mandir with too many idols or picture frames.