Quantcast

Prayer Room in the House – Meaning & Significance

Prayer Room in the House – Meaning & Significance



Most Indian homes have a prayer room or altar. A lamp is lit and the Lord worshipped each day. Other spiritual practices like japa (repetition of the Lord’s name), meditation, paaraayana (reading of the scriptures), prayers, and devotional singing etc is also done here. Special worship is done on auspicious occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, festivals and the like. Each member of the family – young or old – communes with and worships the Divine here.




The Lord is the entire creation. He is therefore the true owner of the house we live in too. The prayer room is the Master room of the house. We are the earthly occupants of His property. This notion rids us of false pride and possessiveness. The ideal attitude to take is to regard the Lord as the true owner of our homes and us as caretakers of His home. But if that is rather difficult, we could at least think of Him as a very welcome guest. Just as we would house an important guest in the best comfort, so too we felicitate the Lord’s presence in our homes by having a prayer room or altar, which is, at all times, kept clean and well-decorated.

Also the Lord is all pervading. To remind us that He resides in our homes with us, we have prayer rooms. Without the grace of the Lord, no task can be successfully or easily accomplished. We invoke His grace by communing with Him in the prayer room each day and on special occasions.

Each room in a house is dedicated to a specific function like the bedroom for resting, the drawing room to receive guests, the kitchen for cooking etc. The furniture, decor and the atmosphere of each room are made conducive to the purpose it serves. So too for the purpose of meditation, worship and prayer, we should have a conducive atmosphere – hence the need for a prayer room.

Sacred thoughts and sound vibrations pervade the place and influence the minds of those who spend time there. Spiritual thoughts and vibrations accumulated through regular meditation, worship and chanting done there pervade the prayer room. Even when we are tired or agitated, by just sitting in the prayer room for a while, we feel calm, rejuvenated and spiritually uplifted.

~ Author Unknown  

LIKE US ON FB & SHARE OUR PAGE WITH FRIENDS TO HELP IN SPREADING SANSKRITI.




Related Post

3 Responses to "Prayer Room in the House – Meaning & Significance"

  1. Rup  January 7, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Expected some feng shui tips on deciding which is the most appropriate room in the house.

    Reply
  2. tkrishnashangar  March 24, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Add your comment ‘i like the world’ god is father and mather in the world” so அதனால் இறைவனை வணங்குவோம் தியானம் தவம் இவற்றை விரிவாக தமிழில் விளக்கினால் எங்களுக்கு நன்றா இருக்கும்

    Reply
  3. Kasturi  August 25, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Master room bed should face which direction.

    the kids bed should face which direction

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.