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  • 40 Best Temple-Mandir Design Ideas in Contemporary House

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    The design of a mandir holds the key to unlocking a serene and sacred space within our homes. Traditional or contemporary, space-saving or customized, mandir designs bring forth the essence of spirituality, allowing us to connect with our inner selves. Let us explore the significance of mandir design as it elevates our spiritual sanctuaries, fostering peace and introspection in our daily lives.

    Mandir design encompasses a multitude of elements, from architectural styles to decorative elements. Traditional mandir designs showcase intricate carvings, domes, pillars, and arches, invoking a sense of awe and reverence. These timeless designs, with their rich heritage, imbue our homes with a touch of cultural significance.

    The walls, in turn, bring the focus onto the articulated Corian temple that steals the show with a circular centralized pattern at the backdrop. We recommend using InDesign free for professional interior design presentations that will let you show your projects as clear as you can.

    Courtyard House | Neogenesis + Studio 261

    The basic building materials are kept in its natural form and texture to comprehend the naturality of flora.

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    Designed By : Neogenesis + Studio 261

    AR AssociatesBhagyam

    A ‘puja ghar’ is installed in the corner space of the dining area. Made in white solid surface, with dip engraving, it is provided a solid white finish and has drawers for storage. Backlighting gives it elegance and purity. An arched cutout reveals the frame of Lord Mahaveer, also done in white solid surface with dip engraving and backlighting.

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    Designed by : AR Associates

    Location : Aurangabad

     Nirmanam Design StudioGandhi’s Residence

    Double doors in wood and fluted glass lead to the double heighted Pooja room. The sky-lit area has been kept subtle with a fabric panelling to act as a back drop. An adjoining bedroom near the entry foyer for the parents has been neatly tucked with grey aesthetics.

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    Designed by : Nirmanam Design Studio

    Location : Vadodara, Gujarat

    Photograph Courtesy : Tejas Shah

    Red Brick Studio – The Royal Impression

    We were approached by the client with two compact 3BHK apartments to be combined into a single 4BHK home for a family of five. Measuring 990 sq.ft. each in carpet area in total, the apartments were attached with a large podium level terrace of 2100 sft. The client’s brief was to have an open and a modern home with functionality at it’s core and customisation as per the lifestyle of individual family members.

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    Designed by : Red Brick Studio

    Location : Aundh, Pune

    Photograph Courtesy : Hemant Patil

    Aura – Nature’s Abode

    About the open planning, the ground floor was divided into foyer cum drawing area, the double heighted living area leading to a lush-green backyard, two bedrooms and open kitchen with adjacent dining area opening to an OTS light well with a centrally placed puja ghar like a reinvented ‘Aangan’.

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    Designed by : Aura

    Location: Shahabad, Haryana

    Photograph Courtesy : Purnesh Dev Nikhanj 

    studiorachana369 Contemporary House

    The house concept is Indian contemporary style with a traditional touch.

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    Designed By : studiorachana369

    Photo Credit : Noaidwin Sttudio

    The ROUGE Wall – The Alluring Abode 

    Curled up in Mumbai suburbs, away from the daily bustle of the ever-rushing city life is this hideaway luxury named The Alluring Abode. Beaming with the tranquility that flawlessly synchronizes with a ceremonial visual palette greets the senses for a moment of pause. Spanning over 780 sq.ft., this compact apartment is laden with tasteful embellishments across all the spaces, mindfully housing the three-generational family with utmost gratification.

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    Designed by:The ROUGE Wall

    Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

    Photograph Courtesy: Akshay Mehta

    Design Studio Associates – 24K by Fortune

    A home which inhabits elderly, is a home of values and culture. The echo of those customs is loud and clear in this habitat. A plush royal-blue velvet seating coupled with a classic handmade deity frame, greets us as we enter through the main door. Next to this seat is the Pooja room, with mini bells hanging in the door. 

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    Designed By : Design Studio Associates

    Location : Vadodara, Gujarat

    Photography Credit : Tejas Shah Photography

    Design Studio Associates – The Vaikunth Residence

    “The family lounge, formal living area, pooja chamber, deck, dining space, and kitchen occupy the heart of the layout, where the Shah family convene, dine and revel in each other’s company. We witness a playful disposition of volumes with multi-height spaces inhabiting the layout bringing in vignettes of green, beckoning the outdoors inside,” adds the Principal architect.

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    Design By : Design Studio Associates

    Location : Vadodara, Gujarat

    Photography Credit : Yogi Trivedi

    NZ Associates – Exude Luxury

    The ground floor also has the Puja room, with sliding folding doors that have fabric sandwiched between the glasses. The back has been designed with gold leafing detail and onyx on a back-lit marble.

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    Firm: NZ Associates

    Location: Godrej Anandam, Nagpur, IndiaExude Luxury

    Photographer:PHX India

    Swaram | Pavan Infratech

    Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain articles,  gadgets, smells, textures, artifects & colour so with combination of all these knowledge, we played with planks in motion to provide space for a children to be designer of a Room.

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    Designed By : Pavan Infratech

    Apartment Interiors | Studio Synergy

    On one side we have the sleek living room and on the other side is a small temple built in wood. The temple is positioned such that it is not the first element to catch your eye when you walk in, but it also acts as a focal point for the room.

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    Designed By : Studio Synergy

    Mangalam | JGP Consultants

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    Designed By : JGP Consultants

    Luxurious Residence | Kamal Kavita

    The puja room is warm with a ‘warm white’ chandelier and distinct colored gray walls and veneered ceiling. A sense of vernacularism is achieved through the traditional floral gold leafing artwork done on the sober gray walls. The walls, in turn, bring the focus onto the articulated Corian temple that steals the show with a circular centralized pattern at the backdrop.

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    Designed By : Kamal Kavita Interiors

    An Earthy And Luxurious Villa | Utopia

    A warm colour tone has been maintained in the room while the green plants infuse a hint of nature, life, and energy for more active and assertive environments.

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    Designed By : Utopia

    Clean Lines – Open Spaces | Sahaj Dzine

    The mandir is designed with wooden block frames inscribed with small temple brass bells to create the jaali and classical alluring visuals. PU paint gives softness and serene ambience.

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    Designed By : Sahaj Dzine

    3 BHK Traditional Abode | Mitesh Antala And Janaki Hakani

    Hence the backdrop selected for the mandir was a pichvai richly featuring the lord. The wooden thamblis rightly placed, frames the space.

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    Designed By : Mitesh Antala

    Edgy Yet Graceful | DND Architects

    To cater to a variety of family members, a small breakfast table finished in stone forms an elegant addition to the kitchen. Similarly, a place for worship and contemplation, the temple is screened through a delicate wooden and brass jali.

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    Designed By : DND Architects

    A Subtle Bungalow Interior | P Square Design Studio

    The uniqueness of the temple lies in its customized features. It rejects the wonted backdrop and adopts a hand-painted Pichhwai artwork settling in the desired vibes. The roller blinds, again display the playful statue of Lord Krishna and Radha establishing a religious setting. 

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    Designed By : P Square Design

    Valli Villa | Project INC

    The masterstroke of the entire house, Puja room is innovatively sequenced in a double volume space with covered landscape on both sides. The treated reclaimed natural wood, onyx backlit walls, and the idols from the Tanjore art gallery all merge seamlessly into creating a space that is wonderfully both tranquil and vintage.

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    Designed By : Project INC

    Residence Design | Design INC

    From intricate jaali designs to modern mandirs made to fit compact spaces, we have it all. Whether you like simple divine corners or ornate ones, your home can accommodate them quite tastefully.

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    Designed By : Design INC

    Residence | Design Studio Associates

    White walls of the Pooja room emit vibrations of peace and tranquility. Engraving of the beautiful Gayatri Mantra and inlay pattern of mandala with the sacred symbol of Om, makes the enclosure a perfect space for meditation. A series of vintage looking glass lanterns catch our attention in the foyer.

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    Designed By : Design Studio Associates

    Vaastu Home | Studio Imagine

    The Puja room doesn’t lag in making its presence felt either. The two-shutter door is done in dark polish with traditional paintings and inlays. The main temple wall is beautifully done in Pichwai art with stunning colors; to aptly get framed by wooden arches-an an eloquent space and yet so simplistic.

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    Designed By : Studio Imagine

    Prarthna Residence | 42 MM Architecture

    Pooja room is designed as an ornate backdrop in a white monolithic space. Here the colors are brought in by the idols, and pictures of the deities. The micheal angelo flooring has mother of pearl inlay design that acts as a carpet to the floor. 

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    Designed By : 42 MM Architecture

    Residence | KN Associates

    Pooja room is designed as an ornate backdrop in a white monolithic space. Here the colors are brought in by the idols, and pictures of the deities. The micheal angelo flooring has mother of pearl inlay design that acts as a carpet to the floor. 

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    Designed By : KN Associates

    Brass And Hues | House Of Ruya

    The Pooja space was kept simple and quaint with the brass ‘OM’ adding to the otherwise unpretentious feature wall.

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    Designed By : House Of Ruya

    Classy Home | Anagram Studios

    The Puja room doesn’t lag in making its presence felt either. The two-shutter door is done in dark polish with traditional paintings and inlays. The main temple wall is beautifully done in Pichwai art with stunning colors; to aptly get framed by wooden arches-an an eloquent space and yet so simplistic.

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    Designed By : Anagram Studios

    Apartment Design | The Design Code

    A family – believer of ‘Radha-Krishna’ was picturing an ambiance full of traditional elements with modern facilities. The aroma of incense sticks and the rhythmic sound of a bell coming from the temple creates a vibe, which is elevated through the intrinsic detailing on the temple jali doors.

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    Designed By : The Design Code

    The Mystical Home | The Arch Studio

    The puja room is a haven of peace and solitude, perfect for one to connect with their spiritual self. With a calming dual toned colour scheme and a very minimal aesthetic, it is as calming as it is beautiful. The various elements of the room amalgamate to create a room which is the epitome of mindfulness.

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    Designed By : The Arch Studio

    Contemporary Architecture | KN Associates

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    Designed By : KN Associates

    Residence Designed By | Design Studio Associates

    The home we designed needed to be rooted in its demeanour, yet modern in its DNA. This is a core impetus while creating multi-generational homes in a culture like ours where elders and younger members of a family call one residence their home.

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    Designed By : Design Studio Associates

    Residence Designed By | Design Studio Associates

    As the client was not too keen on having many or even a large skylight, the design thus includes lots of opening in the walls at various levels to create a stunning play of light while framing the views around the house.

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    Designed By : Design Studio Associates

    Mansion Designed | Utpal Trivedi And Associates

    Unusually thick exterior walls provide natural insulation to the mansion, cutting down the heart transfer rate, making it suitable for harsh summers of Ahmedabad.

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    Designed By : Utpal Trivedi And Associates

    Elegant And Rustic Interiors | Alter Architects

    The back wall crafted in corrugated MDF with golden finishes. The seater puff with colourful floral fabric and wood just endures the vibe of this space. 

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    Designed By : Alter Architects

    Tranquil House | Design Dialogue Studio

    Breaking free from the conventional handrail, Solid acrylic sheets in white have been used giving an elegant outlook to the glass railing.

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    Designed By : Design Dialogue Studio

    Apartment Design | Hem And Associates

    All the individual bedrooms have been designed according to the personal taste of the end user.

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    Designed By : Hem And Associates

    Luxurious Villa | Aura Interiors

    The fabric paneling also works acoustically in absorbing the reverberations created by the marble-wood flooring. The timelessness of the setup lies in its monochromatic beige palette and soft undertones and texture. All the doors here and across the villa are designed to get camouflaged with its adjacent attributes creating a unanimous look.

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    Designed By : Aura Interiors

    Residence Design | Crest Architects

    The double-height living and dining spaces are opened up to get a view of the landscaped garden and glazed skylights allow ample natural light to infiltrate the open scheme of the house

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    Designed By : Crest Architecture

    Duplex Apartment | The Canvas Design Strokes

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    Designed By : The Canvas Design Strokes

    Apartment Interior | Studio Imagine

    The key features of the parent room are the use of designer MDF sheets in paneling and the minute details in the wooden ceiling and furniture, the concept reflects luxuriousness.

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    Designed By : Studio Imagine

    Villa Interior | Design Logic

    The art pieces on the wall panels are custom made traditional style pichvais from mewad region of rajasthan. They along with persian carpets, traditional drapes and antique accents augment the palatial feel of the space.

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    Designed By : Design Logic

    Residence Design | Sahaj Dzine

    The mandir is designed with wooden block frames inscribed with small temple brass bells to create the jaali and classical alluring visuals. PU paint gives softness and serene ambience.

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    Designed By : Sahaj Dzine

    A Vibrant Apartment | The Crossboundaries

    Upon moving into the 9th-floor apartment, the clients, a middle-aged couple with 2 sons, imagined an efficient yet dramatic and vibrant apartment for themselves, where each space is a reflection of personality and pizzazz!

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    Designed By : The Cross boundaries

    Apartment | Studio Dream Creative

    One of the key requirements of the clients was a well-defined Pooja area. In order to create that, we divided the dining space and staged a mandir on the wall, flanked by windows on either side. We purposefully designed the mandir shutters with cutwork so as to let the light penetrate to the dining area and give it a more classical look.

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    Designed By : Studio Dream Creative

    Residence | J Architects

    A temple has to be a space that surpasses all the stressful vibes and emits soothing energy. With this intention, the puja room is left raw to allow the window to play its part over the subtle walls, furnishings and, the rear wall lotus cutouts. The temple has a unique design with an intertwined simplicity and sophistication.

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    Designed By : J Architects

    Apartment | Studio Dream Creative

    The Dining area and the Mandir become the highlight of the house, for the client. The beautiful play of light and shadow through the Jaali of mandir doors with carefully detailed out Dining table, bench sitting and crockery unit give it a luxurious feel.

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    Designed By : Studio Dream Creative

    The Flat Interior | Squares Design Studio

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    Designed By : Squares Design Studio

    Apartment | Arcon Design Studio

    A place of worship within the house is a typical feature of Indian interior design. The design is as traditional as possible so use of marble inlay tile and wood.

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    Designed By : Arcon Design

    Bungalow Interior | 9 Degree Design Studio

    Multiple antiques are used and are enlightened by the play of light, making the space look more playful. There are 6 recliners, and a soundproof home-theatre in the basement, ensuring it to be the favourite hangout spot of the bungalow.

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    Designed By : 9 Degree Design Studio

    Residence | Dreamscape Architects

    The Pooja room, accessible from the courtyard is inspired by the rich textile heritage of Ahmedabad. The wall is covered with wallpaper by Sabyasachi and is inspired by traditional Indian prints and the door is exquisitely designed from vintage printing blocks sourced locally from textile factories.

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    Designed By : Dreamscape Architects

    Luxurious Residence | Ocube Architects

    Ground Floor consists of all the essential spaces- kitchen, drawing, dining, living, guest room. Living and dining space is separated by a semi-transparent fabric. The double height at dining with a huge chandelier and royal ceiling creates a fusion of royal yet contemporary touch.

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    Designed By : O cube Architects

    Contemporary Residence | Studio 7 Designs

    The guest room  wears a aged wood veneer palette with splashes of red and green painting on wall. We changed design language in this area.

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    Designed By : Studio 7 Designs

    House Interior | Midas Luxury Interior

    Reflecting emotions, abiding by customs and traditions shows significance of Temple in Indian families. Temples form an integral part of almost all Indian households but unable to arrest our eyes when it comes to home Décor. This mandir is designed keeping both sentiments and décor in mind which made it look classy.

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    Designed By : Midas Luxury Interiors

    Contemporary And Practical | The Little Studio

    The “Pooja (prayer)” room was separated into three parts, making space for a tiny home temple, study area, and a large storage space. The back of the temple is textured with intricate wood cutwork along with painted murals and bells that hang on either side of the partition. On the other side of the partition, a studying space is built that is cosy and private at the same time.

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    Designed By : The Little Studio

    Modern residence | Kiyaan’s Design Studio

    Overall we tried to blend shades to give it high end & luxurious look. Use of clean lines and geometric shapes in furniture has been used to add aesthetic appeal.

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    Designed By : Kiyaan’s Design Studio

    Play of Volumes | K Design Lab Architects

    An open to sky court with a shaded patio ensures a deep connection with outside greenery and creates a holistic approach to the inside and outside.

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    Designed By : K Design Lab Architects

    Harmonic Volumes | Thinkspace Design Studio

    The park  house is the result of a harmonic set of volumes intertwined with each other and produce a mosaic of light and shadow, transparency and opacity, where internal and external spaces connect as one environment.

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    Designed By : Thinkspace Design Studio

    Fusion House | Theta One Designs

    There were various antique pieces that the client had collected over the years that needed to be incorporated into the interiors. The designer says “it was challenging to create an environment which integrates these traditional antiques with our interior style.”

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    Designed By : Theta one Designs

    In conclusion, the design of a mandir holds immense significance in creating a spiritual sanctuary within our homes. Whether we opt for traditional, contemporary, space-saving, or customized designs, the mandir becomes a sanctuary of peace, inviting us to seek solace, practice mindfulness, and connect with our inner selves. Let us embrace the power of mandir design as we strive to cultivate serenity and spirituality in our everyday lives.

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