Here are 20 powerful methods for converting your living or working spaces into Sacred Space.

  1. Bring Akash tattva inside. Create Space, throw away clutter.  Decorate your space with flowers and plants.  Open doors and windows to allow in plenty of sunshine.
  1. Bring Vayu tattva inside. Light incense sticks or cones.  Burn plenty of natural aromatic herbs like the following:
    • Sandalwood Powder
    • Jataamaansi – Nardostachys jatamansi
    • Guggal – Myrrh
    • Loban – Frankincense

Sprinkling them over over hot coals will generate a fragrant, dense smoke which will spread into the atmosphere.  It will disintegrate any negative vibrations and create a harmonious effect in the air.  This smoke is also believed to remove effect of any evil eye.

  1. Bring Agni tattva inside.
    • Burn Camphor in a pot and take it to all parts of the house. and take its flame
    • Perform aarti in the house.
    • Periodically light lamps and candles in the house.

Bring Jal tattva into the house.  Instead of vaccum cleaning start mopping the floor.  Add a little sea salt to the mopping water.

  1. Bring Prithvi tattva inside. This tattva is associated with aroma.  Use sandalwood paste.  Wear fragrance.  A good idea is to opt for Indian itra or Attar which is organic and far better than deodorants or perfumes.  These are essential oils derived from plants and earth into a wood base such as sandalwood and then aged from one to ten years.  The choice of itra changes with the season:
Season Itra
Summer Motiya (Jasmine), Chandan, Gulab, Mogro, Khus (Vettivar), Juhi, Champa, Chameli, Sondha
Monsoon Kadamb, Kevada, Paandi, Mitti
Winter Kesar (Saffron), Kasturi(Musk), Heena, Ambar
Spring/Autumn Kesar, Sondho, Gulab
Round the year Chameli (Jasmine), Juhi,  Parijat, Sondha
  1. Install a Main Door which has 2 leaves and 4 sided frame including a threshold. Anyone entering the house should cross the threshold to enter.
  1. Install Dwar Ganapati. Dwar Ganapati stops negative energies and negative occult forces from entering the house.
  1. Draw a Swastik on the right side and left side of the main entrance.
  1. Bring nature and life into the house. Add indoor plants, clay pots, cotton rugs, woven accessories, shells, fresh flowers, aquarium, small fountains etc.
  2. Say NO to Plastics and stop the use of plastic items in the house to the maximum possible extent. Plastic is carcogenic and causes cancer.
  1. Avoid the use of Room Air Fresheners. Most of them contain harmful chemicals . Tests conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that most air fresheners contain phthalates, which among other things interfere with male hormone production.  A study conducted by University of Washington found that all air fresheners tested emitted chemicals known to be carcinogenic.
  1. Avoid the use of Asbestos in the house. Asbestos is a known carcinogenic material.
  2. Do not walk with outdoor footwear inside the house. Take them off before entering the house.
  1. Keep the Brahmasthan free.
  1. Always sleep with your feet facing North.
  1. Do not use a Toilet seat which faces East.
  1. Do not work, eat or sleep under a beam.
  1. Perform Hawan at least once a year in your house.
  1. Cowry is a symbol of Goddess Lakshmi. For prosperity keep in your cash box 11 cowries dyed in turmeric.
  1. Hang Cowries or a Windchime on the Main door if it has another Door in its front,if it has a a T-road hitting it, if the corner of another house faces the Main Door, if the Main Door is obstructed by a tree or a pillar, if the Main Door is shadowed by another building etc.
  1. In Puja keep the Deity in a manner that it faces either West or South. When performing the Puja sit facing the deith.

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