Steps To Clean & Maintain Your Pooja Room
The pooja room is the most important space in your home. Irrespective of the size of your house, you should create a pooja space during your house renovation. There are many small pooja room designs that you can choose for your house. They appear aesthetically appealing and attract more positive energy inside your home. However, you must remember that creating a great pooja room design is not sufficient. You will have to maintain the space as well. This means keeping the space clean and organised. Since various rituals are performed in the pooja room where diyas, aggarbatis, flowers, etc. are used, the pooja room can get dirty. You must never keep your pooja room dirty. It will attract more negative energy to your house. If you are not sure how to clean your pooja room, here are a few tips that will help you:
01 of 05 Cleaning the pooja counter
In most cases, the pooja counter is made of any stone material like marble and granite. However, wood is also a very commonly used option. You must clean all oil spills and stains, ashes, and dried flower petals from the counter first. Cleaning the oil spills properly is very essential as dirt can easily accumulate on it and make your pooja counter appear stained and unappealing. Cleaning the oil spills with just a piece of cloth will not be sufficient. You can consider using any cleaning agent for cleaning these stains. However, there are various home remedies available as well. For instance, wiping it clean with detergent and warm water every day will be sufficient. After cleaning, wipe the area with a dry piece of cloth.
02 of 05 Cleaning the pooja room doors
Many people opt for designer doors for the pooja room that feature intricate designs. You will also notice small bells hanging from many doors. Make a paste of vinegar and salt and apply it to the bells with a piece of cloth. Use a toothbrush and then scrub the surface of the bells properly to remove all stains. Once it is clean, you can rinse it off using lukewarm water. To clean the doors featuring intricate designs, consider just dusting them with a piece of cloth or vacuuming. In case the door is made of wood, avoid wiping the surface with water or oil. They can damage the material. If melamine spray has been used to keep the woodwork safe, regular dry dusting will be sufficient to keep the doors clean.
03 of 05 Clean the floor of your pooja room
The floor of your pooja room design should always stay clean. There are various types of flooring options available in the market. Depending on the type of flooring material you used in your pooja room, you should clean it. If you have opted for vitrified tiles or granite for your flooring, you can clean it just like any regular floor. Mopping the floor with water will be sufficient to clean it. You can add any cleaning solution to the water before mopping. People with marble flooring in their pooja room should be a little careful because marble can get damaged when it comes in contact with any acidic substance. Hence, you should carefully choose the cleaning solution for your marble flooring. If you notice any stain of haldi or oil on your marble flooring, you should wipe it clean immediately with lukewarm water. Otherwise, the surface might get stained permanently.
04 of 05 Cleaning the walls of your pooja room
Besides the floor of the pooja room design, you have to pay attention to the walls as well. Dirty walls will have a huge impact on the overall aesthetic appeal of the room. Since incense sticks, lamps, and candles are lit in the pooja room, lots of smoke and fumes are produced. When these activities happen regularly, the walls start getting affected by the smoke and fumes. After a period of time, the walls will start appealing dull and discoloured if not cleaned properly. If you choose tiles or stones for the pooja room walls during your house renovation, you can wipe the walls clean with just soap water. However, if the walls are painted, the paint should be a plastic emulsion so that you can wipe them clean when required. Otherwise, you will have to paint the walls every year to ensure that they do not appear dull.
05 of 05 Cleaning the cloths of your idols
In many homes, the idol is covered in some sacred cloth. This does not mean you should not remove it at all. If the cloth can be removed, you must wash it properly. While cloths made of cotton can be hand-washed, cloths made of silk require dry cleaning. If not frequently, you must ensure that you clean the clothes at least once a year.