Some orthodox Hindu families (Middle class) keep deities photos every place in their home.

  1. Some keep partially divided in the kitchen
  2. Some keep in the hall itself
  3. Bed room is an optional if someone wants to see the first sight everyday.

Is this right? Any scriptures say about this in Hinduism. (If there is no separate pooja room.)

  • I dont think you will find rules like that. Its up to the person if he likes photos in all rooms. Nov 4, 2018 at 14:26
  • God is not resided only in separate puja room. God is everywhere, then we can keep their photos everywhere :)
    – Vishvam
    Nov 4, 2018 at 15:09
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    put reminders of God everywhere......... Nov 5, 2018 at 11:24
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    Yes usually it is ideal if a separate Puja room can be formed. Otherwise the deities shd be kept in a covered place (small Mandir or a wooden box). While worshiping the cover is removed during other times it is kept covered. This is the practice I hv noticed being followed becoz many families may not hv a separate place for Puja. But finding scriptural instructions may be hard to do here. @ssr1012
    – Rickross
    Nov 5, 2018 at 13:20
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    God is everywhere is only a belief/theory/concept.. Such advises do not mean anything practically. Do we see God being present everywhere? NO right? So, some basic rules are to be maintained while keeping images of Gods in house other than Puja place. For e.g one shd not keep them in the bedroom where husband and wife sleeps (for obvious reasons).. For similar reasons one shd not keep them in toilets either.. @ssr1012
    – Rickross
    Nov 6, 2018 at 8:06

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Don'ts: One must refrain from keeping brahmachari deties like Sri Hanumanji, Shani Maharaj, etc at home. If one keeping these deties/ idols should himself practice Brahmacharya and live a Sattvic life as a Brahmin. Never chant Hanuman/Shani chalisa at home, instead use local temple space to chant and get wishes fulfilled. Women should never touch idols of Brahmachari deties even at temples, it's a common sense in itself after all, else negative reactions observed in life automatically.

Also, one should avoid keeping Jyotirlingam if one can't duly worship daily, keep a constant water Dhara flowing over it.

It's best to worship and spend money to keep worshipping them in the temples instead, and get blessings instead of wrath. Similarly, there are many other God/Goddess one must always be careful if out of child like mindset one brings them home and later due to grihast duties/forgetfulness doesn't worship them with proper rites and rituals, then it might invoke spiritual reactions from those deties.

One can ask for forgiveness and then, dutifully place deties/idols in flowing water to further prevent damage to family, avoid indulging in bad spiritual practices.

Do's: Daily worship of kuldevta,kuldevi, Ganpati is a boon in itself to Grihasts leading to the heavens easily, along with material gains fulfilled.

One can as per will perform occasional VRATA/Pooja of other deties on specific days but only with full commitment and respectfully, obeying all rites as per the scriptures/ Pooja rituals of that particular deity

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