Residence By Atelier Ankit PrabhudesaI
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2. GraniteGranite is available in various designs and is comparatively more stain-resistant than marble. One drawback of granite is that polished granite is very slippery. So if you have elders who perform the regular pujas of your home, then granite flooring is a strict no-no. Keep in mind, many traditional homes use Ganga jal (Ganga water) for performing religious rituals, which might spill on the floor and make it slippery.Just see how this modern puja room takes on a bold look with black granite on the floor that extends onto the wall to become the backdrop of the brown altar
4. Beautiful blackBlack is not often the first choice for a puja room colour, but if done the right way (like in this image), it can look modern and minimalist, yet retain the air of quietude necessary for a prayer space. The trick is to offset the darkness of black with lighter colours which either contrast or complement it. Here, the black granite floor and backdrop of the altar is set off by the off-white wall and ceiling. The wooden altar finds a resonance in the lone wooden wall, tying together the different elements.
1. An enclosed puja roomThe measurement of an enclosed medium-sized puja room should be at least 5x7 feet so that two or three people can comfortably pray together. Note that this size of a puja room can be accommodated only within homes that have a carpet area of more than 1500 square feet.Some homeowners like to position their puja room near the open or common areas of the home, such as the dining or living room, so that during festivals or kirtans, the mandir can extend into the common areas to accommodate more people.