Guruji, Iam building a new house and I want it 101% Vasthu compliant.. I wish to know from you regarding the location of Puja rooms in the house according to Vasthu.
It seems you are too much obsessed with Vasthu.. Vasthu Sasthram is an ancient system created for peaceful living in a house.. But nowadays people are literally exploited in the name of Vasthu..
You want your house 101% Vasthu compliant... But first one must understand its 200% impossible in today's life. A simple example - according to "real" Vaasthu - toilets are supposed to be located far way from the house.(an arrow shot distance is what prescribed). Having toilets inside the living house is totally against Vasthu.. But we are used to the system and its really impossible for us...
Moreover with the invention of Apartments and flat systems - Vasthu is totally meaningless. (And I still wonder how people suggest Vasthu for flats and apartments)
And the best part here is the confusion - because of the fusion of Indian- Chinese and Western systems. We can see Mahalakshmi, A Frog, laughing buddha etc at each corner.. The only good which I see is - these toys are beautiful show pieces.
THERE WILL BE NO VASTHU DOSHAMS IN A HOUSE WHERE NITYA KARMAS ARE DONE PROPERLY AND DEVATA PUJAS ARE DONE DAILY.
When you are sincere in doing your nitya pujas, the entire Gruhamis blessed and no dosham is affected. Even if any, it gets rectified automatically.
So instead of trying to have 101% on Vasthu let us try to be atleast 50% sincere in doing our nitya karmas and nitya Poojas.
But its really happy that you are interested in having a separate pooja room. In most of the houses we may have even 3 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms - But there may be a small 2x2 puja shelf or rather NO puja room.
Its really nice to have a separate puja room - where you can do the aradhana of your ishta devata. And coming to the direct answer for your question - there are certain "No compromise" - points while constructing a separate puja room.
Try to have the puja room in the eastern or northen side and Never on the southern corner. If the house is quite bigger, the center place is the best spot for puja room. Its best to have the Lord facing East- West. You may do your puja facing east - west or north and never facing south.
Puja rooms should always be on the ground floor and not on the basement or first floor.
And see to it that there is no toilets directly above- below or immediately adjacent to the puja room. (those who cannot afford a separate puja room and who are worshipping the lord in a small shelf or platform - please avoid bedrooms for this purpose and rather you may keep it inside the kitchen especially on the north east corner)
When you have a separate puja room - please make sure that you have a wooden double door ! Please maximum try to avoid things made of iron inside the puja room.
And no windows or ventilators inside the puja rooms.
Understand that the devotion is the most important thing to be filled inside the puja room. Let your puja room be charged with divinity and grace flowing...
My best wishes for your new house and May Lord Hariharaputra shower His blessings on you for a happy living !!