Architecture • A manifestation of culture •• Science of the builtform • Aesthetics combined with functionality A home plan today is a reflection of changing lifestyles. Vaslu Awos is an attempttowards finding aesthetic design solutions, which ore an easy omalgamation of contemporary lifestyle and ancient Vastu principles.




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As an architect and interior designer, I have come ocross a vast number of clients who wished to incorporate Vostu principles in the construction and decoration of their homes. Designing with on emphasis on Vastu principles, therefore, hos today become the norm rather than on exception. Instead of being considered as constraints, these principles are taken as underlying guidelines for aesthetic solutions to design problems.
A home is the reflection of one's personality and aesthetic sensibilities. It'sambience is very important for the well- being of the occupants, since it is the essence of their being. If a person finds mental peace and stability at home, he will be able to go out into the world and periorm to the best of his potential! and thus, be truly successful. I toke this opportunity to thank all my readers for their overwhelming response to both my earlier books- Vostu Niwos and Niwos. This series of books on home plans and elevations continues with VostuAwos. Elaborating on my lost book Vastu Niwas, here the salient features of all eighl directions ore detailed in Chapter I, while Chapter 2 deals with individual rooms and their ideal location as per Vostu principles. These two chapters will provide readers with 0 ready reference, and combined with the sample plans and elevations, guide them in designing their homes as per Vastu principles.

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fr"Qt~ it <fr ~ <ri't. ~.lilies floated 3. coriander.): -q l:IA'I tt • ~ fi1'¢'t 'PI ~l"llT ~ "'li water and flowers should be changed on a doily basis for besl results.. "1ft:" ~ "'{\1IT-'flO ~ t't ~ ~ ~ ffl ~ ttY. "\3"TR-wt ~ ~ ~ 3IR ~ ~ ~ 01 visiting guests. The east is ideal for the dining room. t ~-. placing a lerracotta in it. -ij."<110 4. the study of holy scriptures and similar activities thai are aimed at attaining spiritual enlighlenment. ~ ~ mrr~. 2. gives excellent results. aniseed. golden yellow colours should be predominant area. ~. A window should be provided room for the easy entry direction hours. 4.rr~1 2. turmeric and the such as luisi. 3IUI1I""f 3f21m Frr::F~R 3IIGVf tg in the eastern sector 01 0 first rays 01 the 01 the SUIl. well or ony other water body pol ~-wi 8~3lT*~:rr 1. Smoll trees or shrubs.. woter. ~ 3ll"f<f tg 'I-\) I ~~~~~fcmTtl 5.The Direction of New Beginnings) 1. 6. Red roses should be planted in a gorden. ~-m<Im" t"t ~ uwr. 2. A photo or the eastern ~ <I'M "it ('fJ"tlI'-~ 3M<IT (q'j'c:{fffi%) -$ ~~UIR~ tll:lA'llR 1 The eost is the direction for new beginnings. ~ in this or red ~ m if ~. study or the bathroom.fu:rr 3f1'fe:rrw<r ~ ~ ~~ a pond here. particularly in the morni.The Most Sacred Corner) II one is not available. This -$r ~ iWfcifc»"ffi"R" ~ trr ~ I 4>'R'I' ~ ~ tg: ~ ~-. with colaurfu I blooms ore ideal here.1 SALIENT FEATURES OFTHE 8 DIRECTIONS: Ishaan is the Ideal locatlon far o pond. The north-east is also Ideal lor the reception and welcoming best direction in which to grow medicinal plant. (trn1-Qfil?ld'1 <P1uT) ~~3f"'l[". -1 (Ishoan . This is the like. ~ ~c» <Iif. yoga.~. painting depicting your ambitions or desires 011 3. ~. mint. It is also a suitable place for meditation. ~ ~~~ <!it~~t. ~ ~ "'WT .~~.I mo:n ~ ~ should be well Iii. 5.CHAPTER The North-East 1.~~am~tl 3. -iih.qo ~ c#r itm) i6M.*~-~~~ Iilied with water and sprinkled with holy basilar a vase / am ~ If<<IR". ~<t.. ~ T"fll"m"llT ~ bowl with flower petals floored ~I m~Pltt~ ~~ <i?r ~ ftiR:rq' -qy. The 3fe1lTll . This is the best place for offering doily prayers. wt~~~tmrtl <Ii'! ~ ~ ~~ ~~3M<IT~ wall of you r room may result in their eorlv Iu llilment. pool. to wi ("fC!' ~ 1. 3Wfrit"t 6. m tJftuJrtTtg"<l"R't ~ ~ *'~ 3.i 1f<f~'tjifffir <li'nt :fflcT JW!T m~ ~ t1 '<Il"Irt cCt ~ <fum" lR .lg ~~~:lJifF-$~~W6"Jfmr~~1 2. Corners In this direction should be lelt vacant & free of heavy loads.1Y em ~ 3fR l1TfI ~it ~"fflFtT~ The East (Poorva . Toll trees should be avoided in the Ishoon. ~-qfl~wrRit"iftRT~1 m~<t"T"#I mt"EftU '!IT ~ ~~ tg 31"J"GVf t' I mfifu. ~~. om ~ ~ ~ 3RT ~-~ un ~ ~~~it11ln!.m)~. Red.

This way. ~-1f1lf -q ~ mtt aTR 1iTfI. ~ ~ ~ (ZT ~ ~ I q. it is believed..1f ~ ~ freT'lIT ~.1f~(j)If~~~~1 GfIlfl1T -q~ ~ §Q" ~.IT \ifRT ~ I <00-01' *r 3ffi fiR m 'ffi1T m ~ -qci 3ltm ~ 1lGR 'lR'ffitl .4.rr ~ 3l'Tiffi fu. Walls on the southern side should be made thicker and heavier. ~ <M"fc!Ru'i ~ 311~'I'lIGIdI t 310: ~ 1fT ~ ~ 'lIT ~ ~utT W <M"f<muIT em ~ m. aTR W ffl3RT ~ ~3IT -«~ ~ 'G'fuur-~ it~m_1 'fRt~<m~'(ij'qit~'i1IRT. ~ 3. 3. and il should be at a higher level than all the other directions. Sleeping with the head towards the south brings sound sleep and good health.ur-Tf~. or other activities/appliances related to fire. 2. Gfa. ~m.. All trees or other obstructions blocking sunlight coming from the south-east should be done away with. ~ 3TT'T~~ 3RT ~/~ ~ ftQ14gCfl'l ti W<M"fctRuif~~'IR~ ~~ 1fT 'CPIlt <W 'Gfuur-Tf -q~ ~ w.. The south-east is an ideal location rorthe kitchen.. This should be a well-lit area because of regular use for preparation oHood. This too is a good direelion for growing medicinal plants. with lesser openings in the form of doors. ~ ~ UG ~ ~ '\ifA ~.The Zone of Activities) 1.~~~. Small trees or shrubs. 4. an eleelricity generator. Wsr il'I1'A'r em ~ ~ 1't1fcti7.ur-~ -q~ ~ UG oR 'i1IR~. ~ '!fiIi'R 3ITQ" vrtmr ~ ~ m~ ~ lfl"IT yrq 'CjiT~HI 2. 3. so any tall trees or other obstructions which block sunlighl should be removed frorn'lhis seelor.1 4. Water should never be stored in this sedor. ~-~ (~- . 4. ancestors. For the entry of sun rays throughout the day. tt ~ South (Dokshin .rr wifnlf t I W ffl~~ il~~ -«~m~<riRUT armT ~~~~~I ~ 'lIT 3RT 2. and it should be made higherthon the north-east and the northwest. 2.Tfu' t I ~ 'ijffiff 't fct. ~. windows or ventilators. ~~~t. pits or holes in the south should be filled up.1 ~(~qrreBJ) 1. ~ $' ~-qw1'~q. Any depressions. 3. ~cm ~~ frrcml) 1. <ffi<mr vrT Gfa:roT-Tf ~ ~ 31mT ~ tCr fctRuif em ~ Gfa. Heavy furniture should ideolly be placed here. 3l'Tiffi ~ -« (iffi'f 'lIT ~wffi~~~-q~~'w~freT~ The South-East (Agneya . you receive strength and wisdom from your ~-tIThrl~~~. 'Gfuur tCr 3ffi fro m ta-.-~:ftffi-U~~. 5. ideally with colourful red or golden blooms are best here. It is ideol to sit with one's back to the south. but lower than the south-west. Any depressions or holes in the south-east should be filled-up. Sun rays are greol healers. it is best to have on open window in the south-east of any room.Wt. ~ 5.The Abode of the Fire God) 1. but lowerthan the south-west seder.

Walls on the south-western orventilators. ~ 3ftlPlt Wffi '(fd ~-~ CI\«IT ~.The South-West (Nairutyo . GfuuT--qftqq m. All depressions. Any depressions. TheWest (Pashchim. is available in the south-west.rq)r~wr) 'qfhf'nm ~ ~ ~ ~ -q fcmmt:r fcmn \iITffi ~ m ~ ~ fcmn 'i1IRT ~ f$ fcmmt:r mrr CJ1f 3lmIT 3{]"lffi '$ 3TIim' -q if I 2. ~ 3JW(fI G ~ ~ ~ U mftq. "ER 1{ 3!mIT qmf-~ CJil ~ cfr 3lR ~ ~ ~ ~I '~ cfr~· fl ~\1Il fcI. and it should be made higher than all the other directions. the eastwhich is the direction of the rising sun . 'WfT ahr 'WIT ~ tRt~~\ilTmcrrnm%ifrcTmW\ilT~t ~ ~ 1.-~ ~~~I 1f1Fr 'fI"l'A "1lT ~ ~ ~ cf. which is equal to or more than the height of the building. ~1{~~~~. which are paramount.TheAbode offhe Mys1ical Sofum) 1. 3fR ~ ~ ~ ~3if"il ~~ xml 'IiRI~W~~tl GfuuJ-~ ~ if <fuITt ~ +Oft ~ 'IiRI 'MT •. cf. is best kept _I ~ 4. 2. m ~ ~ c)J ~ ~ ~ (~vrff~nl>T~) t ~ c)J ~~ ai:nriilnq t ~ ~ ~ ~ YGl'f 3mR 3lT't 'tN 'mTI ~ t. ~ fr ~. It is best to face the direction of clarity i. pits or holes in the west should be filled up with clear sand. Heavy indoor plants should be placed here. The heaviestfurniture 3.rr~1 3. with lesser openings in the form of doors. one should sit with the bock to the west. it should be ensured that the extension is square or rectangular shope.. planted in heovy concrete pots. windows 3. 5.and receive the energies afthe sun directly. Gfuur--qftqq -q ~ ~ ~ ~. since the entire family in turn depends on him for its safely and well-being. Ifon open oreo. cfr ~ Gfuur-~ -q ~ t~ ~. ~ 1rnrmm t ~ -q ~ 'ijflJ'f cpq"il q. toll trees or a dense hedge should be planted there. ~ Wff wf cit ~ t cfr 3lR ~ CRt m 3IR -wf cfr ~ ~ lW'T 'tN ~ 'CR'1T~~tll . 3. \ill fcI. 5. Nairutya is ideal for putting up 0 rock gorden. in ~t~1 t ~~ c)J 'IiRIlJ'I'R'!T wmr 'lfl? lITl1 3l'R m ~ (\!t5'F1I~~ vrr. This is the best sectorforthe head of the family to occupy. 6. pits or holes in the south-west should be filled up. ~3if ~ ~ GfuuT--qftqq 3l'R G1m'ur "il-&T. as it provides him with safety and stability..e. ~ ~I 6. ~3JW(fItR~m"il~VTA '\iI'RT ~ ~. In the house or work place. except the south-west and the south. for example palms and rubber plants etc. ~-~ l. or installing a heavy sculpture. II the west is to be extended in any manner. m cr~l'\¥jt)tJann 'EA'r ~ <IT m 3Tfuq. Heavier furniture may be placed here. 4.The Abode of Peace) 1. and it should be made higher than all the other directions. 2.n ~ I~ 3lft!furn 3RT ~ aTt!~ ~ "il ~ "$ ~m. fuq~'tN~~t'1 2. side should be thicker and heavier.

planted in big heavy concrete pots. ~'imT~<fil~<PI1~. ~ 7. any depressions or holes should be filled up to make it higher. ~ "tit afR ~ -&rr .1 ~wmT~ ~~ <fil ~ (~I\'I~..f.cpr ~ "if<nm.~"$ <filrt~. amm 3lTllif t 3l1CIiR -q 'I'1l'ff ~. The western sector of the entire residence. Such a mound or hillock should be used as a rock garden. Any natural elevation like a mound. or for placing statues or decorative stones etc. If the north-west is low-lying Moruta or Hanuman and cannot be raised. ~ 'lfCA'<€r ~ t-rn<R ~ mm 3l'fuCIl:~ m-.rqm 3tR ~ tt ~CI1lIt"$" i3fAT ~ ~ ~-q S.<lJcl). 1fCR" '#r.. 6. ~ lffiT ~ ~ ~ <itt. 3. ~ 3jt)~ ~ ~ ~.~ ~ mm~ I 1{"f ~ ~fct. ~T wn 1WJ m w.I ~ ~ it ~ ~ believed that 0 picture.r . 11CA<fil ~ fem -ij' m-rr ~ lWIT umrr % I ~ ttit amm _ .m tm lWIT ~ Gfuur-'fl~~-~~~%I ~ \3ffi"-~ 1-JTlT cnttCr ~ 3WIT~ <PTm.4. \3'Glm W ~ 1$ ~ 11lTCIR 3mm ~ ~ lj"()ff 3M. ~ .3lWfu q)f aft) 1.~"iIR"!ir <II ftr. orthe northeastern corner should be extended instead.1li c6lr 11l-W)l'lIT1l q. ~ amcrr ~~ m~mTifc!nrr'\ifRT. and ventilators.~~~-~\ihl"fu.• 1$ ~ ~ ~~~~ ~. it is A \TIR. ~.1'C1 3«'<ffi~ lfA"\lIRl~·11 m <fi . Walls on the western side should be thicker and heavier.rr. ~ ~ 'i3TfQ:-1ff 'CflR '<liT 2. wm m~ 'tR ~ ~ 1lRl ~'i'Hm _I ~~ ~ wf <fil 3IR it ~aIT '<liT 3jt)~ 31lurrh MI'<IMCfl -q ~ tg mtTT'(fl1'<fil4 ~ ~~ ~ t" I ~ ~ ~ ~'ij"Cp.the Area of Turhulence) 1. If this sector is lower than the north-east.1 7. ~1~. painting or a picture of the full moon is also believed to be very effective in mitigating any ill effects caused by the lower placement olthis sector.-qfhrq (rw:r&J .. as well as of each room should bear the heavier furniture. These auspicious forces travel through each room to reach the west. cm§'rc <)1~. but it should be kept lower than the south-east and the south-west. ~~-~'(fl1~N~QlRUf~%Rl·~m~ :crt. S. ~lJ1ffif-qwrR·~11 ~~GCfl"~~ The North-West (Vayavyo .~~ ~3lT '<liT m ~ ~ vrfcRt<fl ~ 11lRl~ iI'G ~ ~'gl 1-JTlT ~ m~ 6. <mramm~~~"$"~ammtl 5. is available to the west then toll trees or a dense hedge may be planted there. A heavy and closed west restricts these auspicious energ ies from flowing out of the house. direction. ~ A boundary wall made of heavy stone. ~. This serves as a barrier to withhold the spiritual forces and positive energies that enter through the east. it should be shaped into a square or rectangle. If an open area. If the north-western sector is to be extended for any reason. a fence or a trellis are ideal in this ~ <fil 00 mi'n.. Heavier indoor plants such as palms or rubber plants should be placed here. 4. ~ ~ 1-JTlT ~-'fl<€r WATTi -%mil m G<Il ~~ ~ 3 '<liT ~ "ll'IiR 1-ffl \JIRT . windows covered with vines having thick loliage..)-~~1i··awm~ m ffir t -. 2.~ -q~Tilm<ffl~<]1ff 8. on ida I or any symbol of Lord kept here is extremely beneficial. a hillock or even a highrise building to the west of the house is considered lucky.rci mfr -m:t. which is equal to or more than the height of the building. with lesser open ings for doors.

This will make YOIJ lee I more active. livlOg room and lor storrng penshobles goods.1f.f~~'it~<Ilf~ I 6. "lltf'lf'l5 uTa 1JCZTRT lIT ~'1fI 't{IfJ. <m GIfur wwrr ~ I 'lTj. a lorge-sized mirror should be placed on the northern wall. on idol or ony symbol of Goddess lakshmi or the moon maya Iso be placed here. If this orec is relahvely smaller 3. -qm 3fiU'I ~ 'it W\ifT '1"flIl ~-~ ~ $a' ~ t:lmmlfRl"ijffifft I "\"3""ffi" ~ 3l'R ~ 3IA" <rf"(i\I'"Sr"<Ii"m <fiT mfmf ~ ~ I:flfI ~ lFI' ~ 1t<'1 ~~.4.~ ~ ~tl 4. as air blOWing in f(Om here will lill up the entire house wilh their frog ro nee. i'Im "ilRfr 31Ui1A"-qifl. ~~'it vcrrf'tn~~ ~~~q. blocking light from the north 5.The Mound of Wealth) 1.mvr't"ij. preferably wilh white blooms arc good here. coriander. A well maintained 10 ble 5. or white Kumud (water-lily) in a pond mode by excovutinq earth in the northern sector are very good.c~ mnt ~ 4. Within 0 house. and toll trees should be ovoided here Smeller trees. 5.Rf~Il"f e\:i l'f 31'Ul1R" <fir 1liit <). ~ e\:i <ffi ffmm: tnr t I ~ 3lTlIm" 'Wl ~ ~ m~ ~ Vitf" ~ ~ 'lft ~WTIlIT "i3'ffi" ~ ~ <m~. r. If cmole open space away from the main construction is ovolloble in this sector.~:srm~~~~~1 ~ -if 3l'fit<f. ~ ~ m 3RJ 'lwft ~~ ~ lFI' ~"T"'i <!iT <I'fIm ~ mm t. a picture. ond for the douqhters of the house ~(~q. 6. and ISIdeal for the study room. as 01 woler and fishes matches the nature ~f.:tm.Jfur) 1. \iff ~ '!fit "lIT 3RJ ~ ~ t. 10 ollow entry 01 the cool rays of the moon. . ~ ~ t I "" <fi"I'R <). ~~ml'f~·f. Allernatively. ~~ ~ ~'~'ltH'1 ~ t-. This symbolically expands northern sector.rvr<rr~~l'f~l1<fG~tl 5. "tR <). ~ "'* ~ ~ <." <).n 'fl'!Ilffi t ~ GT-?r 3lR~~~~~3lh':~<fft~~~~tl lltl" ~ 3lfi::Iw~ <m ~ ~"<Ii'ffiff t I 7. shimmering leaves that donee in the wind are 0150 Ideal here.n:!r ~I ~~~~~~. ~. A window should be located in the north 01 any room. hedges or bushes of one's liking may be planted here.. "i3'ffi" -if ~ <fI ~ f."¥f lIT ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ -q)m-if ~W (~M) mrt'r 1WT-q ~Wli. ~dtt~-~. ~"\'JTR tR~ The North (UNar .rirPrr=lYtMT~<fI~<). ~. This sector is idecl for guests. ~ ~ <m 'itmml 3. afrrruhr ~ ~ ~ mm"i'f'TTQ". In <fI ~'it 3RJ1WIT l'tu'rcrt.. <). A small fountain or on cquorium the swill movement may be placed here. w M. marigold etc may be planted here. 4. This will olso help mointain privacy. money-plant near the study Ihis oreo is olso believed to gIVes good resu Its. Trees with dense. II the north is smaller orea wise. ~~l'f'tl"l$wc:fl Cfi1 ~~ mnaT 'ffiffifIt.=I"1RT ~I of the moon ond the air. ~~ ~I All trees ond obstructions should be removed. Ashoko Irees in 0 gorden. A bouquet of fresh flowers may be ploced in this direction. 2. Medicinel and frogront shrubs like holy basil. 7. <mJ3!Y tMT ~ ~ 'l&l' ~ ~ ~ ~.AIvT'it~~wrr~~m tIT ~ 3llA't ~ <). the north is full of soffllic ond rojos gUIlOS.

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