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Elements of Vastu
The entire universe is believed to be made up of five basic elements, namely fire, water, earth, air and space. The human body is also made up of these elements. Basically, these five elements are related to our five senses - that of taste, smell, hearing, touch and sight. The aim of Vastu Shastra is to teach the individuals how to live in a perfect equilibrium and harmony, by balancing these five main elements. Vaastu teaches us how to correct our internal and external imbalances, to ensure a peaceful and stress free life. The article delves at length on the five elements of the ancient architectural practice. Read on to know their importance in Vastu. Five Elements Of Vaastu Shastra Earth Earth, also known as prithvi, is known for its gravitational and magnetic qualities. It is the only element that is connected to all the five senses of the human body - the sense of taste, touch, sound, smell and sight. This is the reason why it influences us the most. Sleeping with the head towards the south enables one to go with the nature and draw maximum positive energies from the cosmos, to keep fit and healthy. Water Also known as Jal, water is the most important element after earth. It is linked to our senses of taste, touch, sight and hearing. Quantitatively, it is the largest of the five elements, as more than 80% of our body and two-third of earth's surface is made up of water. Vastu rightly determines the placement of water sources, like wells, boring, underground water tank, overhead water tank, etc, while planning any building, to draw the maximum benefits. Fire Sun is the primary source of life and energy. It is known for its vitality and strength. Sun is associated with Agni (fire), which is the basis of all energy on earth and without which all life will come to an end. The element of fire is related to sound, touch and sight and its direction is southeast. Geysers, fireplace and kitchen should be located in this direction. Vastu recommends having tall and big trees in the south, to block the harmful rays of sun. Air Air is also known as vayu. It is the fundamental element for our survival. This element relates to our senses of sound and touch. The air on earth is a mixture of various gases, like nitrogen, oxygen, helium, and hydrogen, which are essential for human beings. Vastu recommends guidelines to be followed for placement of doors, windows, ventilators, balconies, height of structure and placement of trees and plants, to balance the air element. The air should enter a building from northeast. Space Also known as Akash, space has no limits or boundaries; it is infinite. It is linked to our sense of hearing. In a house, the space element is related to the central portion or the brahmasthan. It is important that brahmasthan be kept open. At the same time, the house
In case you construct more than one floor. Paintings and statues in the house are also an important consideration to make when it comes to vastu shastra. while constructing a house or even choosing one would be highly beneficial and advantageous. At the time of making a building. . north and northeast directions. the width of the door should be half to the height of the door. A house which has mango. make sure it is free from any sorts of obstructions. staircase or even a wall or lift. Picture depicting war. south & west directions. prepare the first floor on Southwest. Since center denotes Brahmasthan. toilet. prosperity and harmony in the house. violence or any negativities of life like sorrow and struggle should not be in the house. pillar. The entrance of the house should idyllically be in the northeast. champa.gulaab . make the room in the northwest or northeast direction as guestroom. nariyal & keshar tree around is considered auspicious. Vastu shastra is an ancient Indian science of Vedic origin that deals with proper construction of a house. a peepal tree in the west side at some distance from the house is considered auspicious. The living room of the house should be in the east. There are certain basic principles that are considered Vastu-logically correct for the making and designing of the house. So is an imli tree if it is in southwest direction of the house. In case you have a big house with an extra room.should be built in such a way that the light enters its centre as well. Theses plots are considered more advantageous than others. make sure that it has open space on all sides. As for the shape and size of the door. Read on to know more about the fundamental principles of vastu. good thought and sound health to its residents. An age old technique. Also. Also. Vastu defines building of homes in sync with the natural forces. A vaastu perfect home not only attains complete harmony with natural forces. chandan. make sure you get one that is in south west. A house with anaar. The levels of open spaces should be higher in south and west sides and lower in north and east side. Basic Principles Of Vaastu Shastra For people who are planning to buy a plot. but also brings in prosperity. However. Plots that are square or rectangular in shape are better than irregular cut ones. ashoka. banana or a jamun tree in the vicinity is not considered auspicious. ensure that there is no storeroom on the first floor. fixture. There should be no beam. This would bring in good luck. Any disturbances in the space element prove to be detrimental to growth and progress. the plot should be slopping towards the north & east or northeast. east or north direction. chameli. The height of first floor should not be more than the ground floor. Following these principles.
Sun raises ambition and Venus helps in bringing about creativity in new thoughts and ideas. the best bet is to have the kitchen in the southeast. In case your house has an upper storey. make sure they have a separate study close to their bedrooms. make sure that its southwest portion houses the master bedroom. The study room should be designed in such a way that you study facing east or north side. The room not only acts favorably in terms of health of the children. white or pink. east or the northeast side. Vastu Direction The different directions and sectors of a house are assigned to different Gods and Guardians. bathing tub and wash basin in the bathroom may be in the Northeast. one in the northwest or east direction is also favorable. These sectors. one in the north or east side would be favorable. when constructed according to the nature of the God. Vaastu Shastra Directions Bedroom Southwest side is the ideal position for the bedroom. Some of the important parts of the house have been listed in the following lines. When it comes to attached bathroom. Ideally. In case you cannot have it in the southeast direction. the kitchen should also be placed in the same location. The kitchen should be in the Agni Kond. Children Room Children room in the northwest side or in the west side is considered ideal. Kitchen The right location of the kitchen insures favorable health of the family. along with the idyllic direction. since southeast side is the residing place of Agni or the God of Fire. or the North or the East direction. Bathrooms Ideally. good thought and sound health to people living inside. lead to complete harmony and bring in prosperity.According to vastu. A room in the south would not only be congenial. east is the perfect place for the bathroom. Ideally. For developing better concentration in children. Study Room The perfect position to study would be facing the north. The ideal colors for the study room are yellow.Mercury increases brain power. south or west direction of the house. Do not have bathroom in the center or southwest corner of the house. but also work for comfort living. These directions attract the positive effects of different planets . Drawing Room . Jupiter enhances wisdom. the bedroom should be positioned in southwest. Shower.
However. Dining room. mirrors on east wall. Vasthu Directions For Home Direction Northwest Planet Moon Lordship Vayu (Wind) Best For Guests. sun porch. Mirrors (North wall). children. Dining room. This area should only be used for a courtyard or a religious shrine. oil. Bed room. sleeping with head in the east and legs in the west is also favorable and brings in mental peace. living room. weights. animals. make sure that you have head towards the South Pole and legs towards the North Pole. no shrines or bathrooms. den Bathroom. basement. . pantry. Keep the northeast corner of the drawing room vacant. etc. Sleep At the time of sleeping. good thoughts and spirituality. milk. storage of ghee. rosewater. Note: The center is the place of Brahmasthana. computers. Garbage can be collected in the southern side of the house. bay windows. no main entrances. Human activity should be avoided. utilities. study room. Heavy objects. Bedroom. appliances. shrines. Avoid having drawing room in the southwest portion. Bath room North Mercury Kubera (Wealth) Northeast Jupiter Ishanya (the Supreme Lord) Varuna (Waters) West Saturn East Sun Surya (Health) Southwest Rahu Nairuti (Dissolution) Yama (Lord of Death) South Mars Southeast Venus Agni(Lord of Fire) Kitchen. Store Room Store room can be in the northwest or southwest portion of the house. bathroom. jewels and other valuables. Dining room.Drawing rooms can be in the northeast or northern or eastern side of the room. family room. patio or deck. garage. family room. pantry. It is best to store heavy things in the southwest of the storeroom. Prayer. garage. exercise room. children's room.
erect a plastic pipe filled with lime from one corner to the other in such a manner that both its end would remain outside by at least three feet each. your home is bound to have certain vastu defect or dosh. These are installed in strategic location in the house such as the center of the house. built at the eastern corner at the 'Ishan' angle. check your bed. While it is not possible to change or alter the position of everything in the house. The face should be towards the north or west. facing South-West to the boring. In the following lines.Vastu Remedies With life becoming tougher and more complex. body. it is best to have a picture of Panchmukhi Hanumanji. shelf and other heavy items towards south and west wall. Energy circles of a house can be enhanced by using Swastika Yantra. As such. If the boring of your building or house has been placed in the wrong direction. However. It balances the electromagnetic field of the human aura. being generated out of the overhead wire. construct a toilet mainly towards south or west. Box type bed stops air circulation and is the foremost reason for bad health. we have provided some vastu remedies that would surely act beneficially and bring about a positive change in your life. a specific room or even an energetic key point. buying a flat or constructing it as per vastu shastra has become a next to impossible task. In the kitchen. A toilet. place a statue or a picture of Ganeshji. Remedies For Common Vaastu Defects In case you have a drain or a river nearby the house which is flowing in a direction other than the north-east direction and has anti-clockwise movement. minor changes can be done. wherein the pressure to purchase plots & buildings are extremely high. spirit and environment. causes a lot of diseases to the inmates. place the grinder. fridge. By making minor changes in the interiors and using regulators or charged objects. If while entering your home you have a naked wall. one can bring back peace and happiness in life. one should always use bed with four legs. thereby harmonizing mind. As per vastu shastra. Remember. a naked wall is a sign of loneliness and hence the good way to conceal it would be with the statue or a picture of Lord Ganesha. while discharging stool. This would eliminate the evil effects of energy. the method requires a lot of care and should be done under the supervision of an able Vastu mason. In case a high voltage overhead wire passes over your house. the best bet would be to place a statue of dancing Ganeshji facing the west on the north-east corner of the house. . Such a situation is especially seen in big cities and metro towns. Placing pyramids is an effective and pocket friendly way of curbing all the vastu defects of a house or a building. For this. If you are facing health problems.
type of soil on the site. college. Shape of Plot according to Vastu Shape of plot matters a lot in the selection of land. grass is good for construction. the health is affected adversely. angry man. Color of the Soil 5. more and more people are consulting a Vastu expert. But if the kitchen is in North-East. In case you have one at your home. owl and eagle are considered inauspicious. Check out some vaastu tips for plot selection. replace it immediately. The following are some shapes of the plots. • The site without any source of ground water should be avoided. Adjoining Roads Location of the Plot according to Vastu The following considerations are useful for location. Vastu for Plot Selection In the contemporary times. As for the doors. Direction of the Plot according to Vastu The East and North facing plots are appropriate for house construction. there should be no big tree like Mango. Vastu for plot selection goes a long way in keeping away the negative energies. Care should be taken while designing the house facing West and South direction because some directions have positive impacts while the other have negative on occupants of the house. 1. surroundings of the plot and many more. Location of the Plot 2. school. which lead to severe health and loss of money. Shape of Plot 4. • The site near temple ashram. sexy scenes.Poster of crying girl. Direction of the Plot 3. • If the plot is small. graveyard. hospital. • If the plot is big. war scene. shape of the plot. flowering plants. building area should be far away from the tree. . while selecting a plot. fruit trees. replace them immediately by those that open inwards. For example if the kitchen is in South-East. Vaasthu advice for plot selection is based on the study of multiple factors. in the following lines. • The site having fertile earth. Banana etc. if you have doors that open outwards. irrespective of the fact whether they want to use the plot for residential or commercial purposes. there are always good results on health. which include direction of the site. Garbage dump site should be avoided.
consultants etc.• The plot should be of square or rectangular shape. engineers. businessmen. octagon or polygon shapes should be avoided because these are not good for construction. • Plots having an extended NE (North-East) corner is lucky. The affects of such a plot are given below. armed forces or administration. teachers. Note: Black and clay soil is not good for construction. round shape. White 4. These executives are usually employees of Government. Red 2. Prosperous & Wealthy Good for Business Concern . 1. Adjoining Roads A plot adjoining roads at any of the four sides affects the life of family members. Prosperous and Wealthy Average. Yellow 3. Ratio of width and length should not be more than 1:2 in rectangular plot. Good for Business People Good for Women . Usually White soil is preferable for intellectual professionals like doctors. The following colors of soil are considered better for construction purposes. musicians. bankers and by those who are directly related to commercial activities. Plot Having One Road Roads From East West North South Plot Having Two Roads Roads From North And East Results Very Good Results Good. The square plot is the best. poets. Black Red soil is suitable for executives who are engaged in administrative and legal services. hexagon. Yellow and Green is considered by shareholders. • Plots having triangular. Color of the Soil Color of the soil is another important aspect which should not be avoided at the time of purchasing the plot.
colleges or cinema theatre. buying of such a plot that has more of open space in southern portion as compared to the northern side is not suggested. Plot at the Dead End of the Road: The plot is not appropriate for construction. you may purchase the plot. Government employees can also choose a plot facing north. For the people providing services to the society. Avoid the plot that is located in the vicinity of schools. For people handling administration of a firm. Plot Having Roads on All Sides: The Plot having road on all side is best plot. People of different occupations are affected by certain directions chosen for plot. As per vastu. as it is likely to cause some sort of destruction. to which rain water from the roof of the neighborhood falls. In case you are a business person.East and South South And West West and North North and South East and West Plot Having Roads on Three Sides Good Average Good Average Good The plot facing roads from three sides is an average plot. a plot facing east is considered favorable for scholars. fertile plot with greenery surrounding it is considered auspicious. According to vaastu shasthra. It is inauspicious. back or adjacent to your plot. It can be improved by extending the road up to the width of plot. then purchase a plot that faces south. priests. if the high-rise building is located in the south. A plot that has more length in the east or west direction is good for purchasing purpose. philosophers. Make sure that there is not tall building located in the north eastern side of your plot. because it would ruin your mental peace. It can be improved by leaving a passage at fourth side. Do not purchase a plot. It is advisable to buy a plot that has the main entrance in the mid-west or in the northern portion of the plot. teachers and professors. . south west or western side. selecting a plot facing north is good. However. Make sure that there is no graveyard or tomb in the front. opting for a plot facing west is good. Plot Facing T-Junction:The Plot facing T or Y-Junction is not suitable for construction. For instance.
Vastu Tips for Doors and Windows The doors and windows are essential furnishing articles of the house. •There should not be any obstruction in front of main door like big trees. . •The doors should not be over size or under sized.Avoid purchasing a plot with rivers or canal flowing on west or south side of the plot. 6. •The main entrance door of two houses opposite to each other should not be opened towards to each other. •The entrance door should be well decorated with pictures and decorative pieces. Note: Any picture of God should not be hanged at outer side of the door. it may affect the health of children. it should be repaired otherwise it can cause quarrel. These are used for insulation purposes. •If the door is making noise while moving. •If there is more than one floor in a building. 8 etc. •The doors should not close automatically. but not 10 and multiple of 8. 4. It should be far from the centre. •The main door of house should be taller than other doors. •The doors should not be placed in center of the wall. •There should not be cracked door in a house. pole etc. •Maximum number of doors and windows should open in the North and East as compared to the South and West. Make sure that there is no pillar. •For doors and windows one type of wood should be used. Teak wood is the best option for doors and windows. •The doors and windows should be rectangular. The following are important points that one should consider before designing the doors and windows. They provide comfort in working at the house. There should not be any temple opposite to the house too. one door over another door should be avoided. It should be of two shutters. electric or post nearby your plot. It should be replaced as soon as possible. It should not be in extreme corner. Its size should be of ratio 2:1 in regard to height and width. •The doors and windows should be in even numbers like 2. The doors having irregular or square shapes are not auspicious.
the direction. even at the appropriate place is not enough in itself. the third may be had at the west or the south as the situation demands . physically. but it would considerably add to the well being in the house if a corresponding entrance. Hence. this should not be confused with the main gate of the compound wall. There are enough factors already in the house which admit little compromise and call for more scrupulous handling. Entrance. An entrance located at the north side or at the east side at the appropriate place in the building is OK in itself. It is to be noticed that the location of the entrance is prescribed on each of the four sides. though smaller. Here it relates to the entry into the main structure bounded by its own walls. one of the two must be planned in the east or the north. But with the sharply declining space available these days the information given in the preceding paragraph is a fairly good guide generally for most of the homes and commercial establishments. This reminds us of the location of the gate in the compound wall and here the similarity ends.e. This is with regard to the basic location related to the Disha. is provided at the eastern or the northern side at the usual appropriate place as already explained. It has to be accompanied by a corresponding entrance. i. A main entrance at the south. But the main entrance provided at the south or the west needs additional support. two must be allotted in the east and the north. though smaller. Similarly. This ensures success in our search for happiness in utilizing the space enclosed in the building. it governs all the subsequent exercise shaping the course of action in the interior. utmost care needs be taken in choosing the location of the entrance as also its features. appears to be having an insignificant bit of the building in relation to the magnitude of its interior. The factors governing the main entrance have one feature common with that of the main gate of the compound wall. Whenever entrance doors are required in two directions. at the appropriate place at the north and/or the east side also. where the entrance doors are required in three directions. But in fact. Slightly varying views may be noticed in some quarters on this subject if we go into deeper and more elaborate details. Again. Features Supportive of the Main Entrance: . The diagram alongside will corroborate this for the viewers.The Entrance Cautiously enough. a main entrance alone at the west at the appropriate place in itself may not deleterious.
the remedy lies in giving an artful decorative treatment along the margin zone around the main frame to make it stand out and speak for itself as most prominent. Instead. The shutter should have a single panel. Care should also be exercised to ensure that the entrance does not face the main entrance of the house on the opposite side. the missing fourth side of the frame which rests firmly on the floor represents the element composed of fulfilment. single shutter may be accepted in which case. A divider in between the two comes as a part of the main frame. The level of the main entrance should be a little higher than the approach way. the gap may be retained at a minimum of 5 inches. howsoever small. The timber deployed in the making of this door should of the best quality available. Practically speaking. preferably Teak. If more. All the same. say. In addition. when viewed from the outside. it is imperative that the magnitude of the height be maintained at 1. If the shortcoming is noticed in the door. The main entrance must be provided with a threshold (door sill). the immediate need is not to run for replacement right away. However. any other good quality timber may be used but it should be of the same type throughout and also well seasoned. the size 6. Else. The main frame of the door is to be fixed ensuring that it is off the close by wall by about two feet. Since most of the doors these days are 6 feet x 3 feet. Its rectangular shape should be retained and the gap above be attended with a fixed semicircular artifact. Hence. the width of the door has to be increased proportionately. The passage along the main entrance should permit smooth circulation avoiding confrontation of. But where. this is a safety measure against the trespassing insects.5 x 3. additional care is required in attending to the requirements of this door. the number should be uneven. . space is limited. in terms of Vastu. The fixing of the main frame of the door must be done at an auspicious Muhurta. rodents and reptiles which are otherwise invited by the passage lurking in the space. The guidelines are as follows: The size of this door should be larger and appearance more impressive than those of other doors. between the shutter and the floor where the sill is not provided.5 times the width of the door. where the space is subject to limitation. As far as possible this door should be provided with dual shutters opening to 180 degrees.5 feet for the main door would be quite suitable. The steps leading onto it should be odd in number. The shutter in this door is to fixed ensuring that on opening it moves towards the inside of the house and not outward. as in modern homes. wholesomeness and stability.The main entrance holds a unique position in relation to the rest of the doors in the house. In arched entrances the shutter should not follow the pattern of the arch. Where a fanlight is deemed necessary. a staircase or booster pump. the shutter is mounted to the left side.
e. The bed should be placed in such a way as the foot of the bed should be in North and does not face the door. Due to paucity of space modern vastu says to use box bed. An attached bathroom can be in north-west or south-east of bedroom. it is preferable to screen off the view with the help of a sufficiently raised compound wall as also by planting approved shady shrubs (or even trees if the direction is west or south) to bar the unfavourable feature. The bedroom should not be constructed in central portion of the house or in basement as it may lead to mental tension. This bedroom should not be used by young children otherwise unnecessary quarrels can take place in the house. It should not touch walls keeping 2 or 3 inches distance. A properly located bedroom provides complete relaxation after a weary day and also brings good things into life. . The space under the bed should be clean and clutter free. Bed Room Vastu According to ancient science of directions. See how the idol faces. Teenager girls should have their bedrooms in north-west direction. Do not keep utensils and metal in storage space. i.. a cord knotted with mango leaves. An eastern bedroom can be used for children. South portion is also recommended for eldest son bedroom. Keep storage space clean and clutter free. Vastu Shastra peace and harmony reign through bedroom if the room is located in right direction. Also bed room should not be constructed above porch and kitchen. A west sided bedroom is good for children.On auspicious and festive days the entrance is to be decorated with Haldi and Chandan paste (Turmeric and Sandalwood) paste along with “toran”. In any case. So also is the case where the temple is on the other side of the road and the distance to it from the house is at least 80 feet. Master bedroom may be located in south-west of the house. the head of the family should have his bed room in south-west direction on first floor. Location for Bedroom Ideally master bedroom should be located in southern part of the house and all other bedrooms should be located either towards the East or North of master bedroom. But this room should not be used by newly wed couples because it can cause unnecessary quarrel between the couple. If the idol‟s eyes are trained on the main entrance of the house in question the adverse is substantially reduced. Bed Location The beds should be of good quality wood and metal bed should be avoided. The entrance calls for fixing a decent image above and putting the signs of swastika along the sides. This may cause mental stress and diseases. A temple facing the entrance is an unfavourable feature for the house. Here are given the facts which explain complete vastu for bedroom. If there is more than one floor. This room should be used by the head of the family and eldest son of the family. Avoid placing bed in corners or under the beam.
South-west side of the house and of all rooms inside the house should always be heavier than the East and north-east side.Cabinet Location Cabinet/Almirah should be placed in south-west of the room opening towards North. Always keep heavy things. it should be kept in south-east of bedroom. Comfortable lighting is the key to excellent bedroom. Television and Electrical Appliances Location Avoid television in bedroom. Doors and Windows Location The door of bedroom should be in the East or the North. yellow and green. sadness. If you place T. Generally people having religious nature display idols of God in bedroom. blue. . Thus placed mirror is not good for health.V. pink. Pictures Do not display pictures of war. Yellow and white marble should not be used in bedroom. keep it in such a position that should not reflect your shadow while sleeping. Light colors are better than dark colors. The color of bedroom should be light rose. furniture etc. Lighting As per vastu lighting is an essential part of bedroom. Keep a curtain on mirror to avoid reflection. They should place these idols in pooja Room. To avoid mirrors in bedroom means to avoid unnecessary quarrels between the couple. Maximum open space should be left in north-east side of the room and house. Windows in the East and North of the room are beneficial. If it can not be avoided. Tips for Vastu Bedroom As a general rule of vastu. Vastu recommends light colors. It should be placed leaving south-east. north-west corners and east and north directions of the room. The bedroom should not have too bright or too dim lighting. Color Scheme Color affects our mind and changes the mood. Keeping an up-lighter in south-east is good. single bird. It should never be placed in front of bed as it works like a mirror. in bedroom. Nobodys bedroom should be exactly in the middle of the building. south-west corner of bedroom should not be left empty. in this portion in every room. Mirrors Do not use mirror in bedrooms. north-east. any animal and wild animals in bedroom. Electrical appliances should be kept in south-east of the room. cruelty. south-west. Avoid black and red color in bedroom.
Doors and Windows: The door of children room should be in the East or the North. it‟s recommended to place TV in south-east corner and computer in north diection of the room. keeping everything in positive direction in children‟s room results in creative thinking and good health because this room is the hub of fun and joy where children spend most of their time. it should be placed in a way leaving the south-east. the north-east. Children Room Vastu According to Vastu. peace and increases brain power. north and north-east while studying. one should not put his bed in an oblique position. it should be in such direction that child could face east. Your child can grow in such atmosphere and lives a happy and prosperous life. the south-west and the northwest corners as well as the east and the north directions. If it is necessary. Thus placed table boosts both memory and concentration and invites new ideas. Furniture: The location of bed in children‟s room is south-west corner. The furniture should not be placed at the centre of the room. In bed rooms of such buildings. south or west as lots of books and papers in study room create clutter and mental pressure. Windows in the East and North of the room are beneficial. It should have one shutter only. for getting the proper direction. Study Table: If study table is placed in bedroom. Almirahs and cabinets should be located in south or west direction. Color Scheme: Color affects mood and every aspect of life. the almirah should not be in the bedroom.Some buildings do not get proper east-west and north-south directions. Girl's room can be in northwest direction whereas boy‟s room can be in northern or eastern part of the house. If it‟s necessary. The books should always be kept in south-west. The door of the room should not be exactly opposite to the bed. . TV and Computer: Computer and TV should not be placed in children‟s room. The furniture should be few inches away from the walls. They have corners only. •The door of children‟s bedroom should in the North or East. Never use sharp lights and spot lights as it creates mental strain. Vastu Shastra recommends west direction for children's room. As far as possible. Green color is ideally recommended for children‟s room as it gives freshness. Lights: Use up-lighters at south-east corner in children‟s room as it is good for health and generates positive energy. Vastu Tips for Children Room •The west is best direction for kids' room. The location of bed should be in south-west portion whereas the head should be in south or east direction.
violence and negative aspects of life. Vastu Color Scheme The color of wall in living room should be white. If chandelier is in living room. T. Avoid aquarium in south direction as it draws out positive energies from house. circular or odd shape. not at the centre of the room. Aquarium Placement as per Vastu Directions Aquariums are beneficial to place in the North. Telephone should be placed in East. East and North-East of living room. The ideal location of a living room depends on plot facing. Avoid black and red color in living room. Painting of waterfall. •Avoid study table. blue or green. The living room can be in northwest for west facing house.•There is no harm in having small window in west as compared to the one in east or north direction. Television. should be in south or west direction. A. Where to Place Furniture as per Vastu The furniture should be placed in west or south direction. Cooler or A.C should be placed in west or north direction. in north-east or south-west corner. Vastu for Doors and Windows The door of living room should be in east or north direction because doors are very . The window should be opposite to the door. rising sun provides positive energy. Avoid paintings that symbolize death. Living room vastu opposes to place T.V.V. living room can be in southeast. not in oval. should be placed in southeast direction.C and Telephone Place according to Vastu T. In south facing house.V. The faults related to north-west corner can be corrected by putting an aquarium. computer and mirror in children's bedroom. The furniture such as showcase or heavy articles etc. Painting and Pictures according to Vastu The use of painting can create a pleasant environment in the room. Prefer light color over dark colors. Vastu for Living Room According to Vastu Shastra living room or drawing room should be located in east or north direction. The living room can be in northeast direction for east and north facing house. Avoid A. North or south-east. It should not be in south-west or the north-west corners. It should be rectangular or square. Vastu and Lighting Lighting of living room should be bright. yellow.C or Cooler in southeast and northwest. it should be slightly towards west.
•The sitting arrangement for the head of family should be in East or North direction. If the guest room is situated at vayavya corner (northwest corner) or agneya corner. scene of war should never be displayed in living room. •Air-conditioner or cooler should be placed in West direction. you can place the bathroom for this room at Nairuthi corner also. Vastu for Guest Room Indian culture has always been very respecting of guests. In the absence of a guest room that has been planned according to Vastu directions. Indians welcome guests with great warmth and treat them as a part of their family only. spread happiness and warmth in the entire house. •A painting showing depression should not be placed on a wall.auspicious in these directions. It is a clear and suitable place for the guests to stay in your house. You can place or plan the guest room at agneya corner (southeast corner) also. Northeast door. your guests can become dominating and even bother the peace and stability of your house. not in South-east. However. it needs to follow the right Vastu. You may plan to construct the guest room in the southern direction as well. birds. Vaastu Tips For Guest Room The guest room should not be constructed in the southwest direction of the house because it is meant for the owner (Head of the Family) only. facing north direction. even treating them at par with God. facing west direction are the most preferred choices. facing south direction and Northwest door. Northeast door. It will help the guests completely enjoy their stay and at the same time. Vastu Tips for Living Room •The East and North are best directions for living room. If the guest room is situated at vayavya corner. facing east direction. Here are some beneficial Vasthu advices for your guest room. it will be better to consult a vastu expert before choosing this direction. A guest room is the place where guest stay and just like other rooms in the house. Southeast door. The door of the guest room should follow Vastu guidelines as well. you must provide window at northeast . There is nothing troublesome with this direction. •Portraits of women. •The furniture should be square or rectangular. Windows in east and north are beneficial. animals. There should not be a photograph of any God in living room or at entrance door. You can plan the guest room in the northwest direction of the house. but don‟t forget to take advice of an experienced Vastu consultant beforehand.
cream etc. It should not be in round shape. the face of entrance should be in the east. The décor of dining room should be arranged according to the mood and taste of the family. Having meal in such located dining room will be beneficial for you. If the guest room is situated at agneya corner. While taking food Family members should face east. Television should not be placed in the dining room. Dining room should not be located in south side. Color: The color of dining room should be light like pink. Location of TV and electronic appliances: Electrical appliances like fridges should be in south-east direction. Vastu shashtra neither advocates it. Nothing serious is observed. nor asks you to avoid it. It‟s best to face east or west direction while eating. Vastu Dining Location Dining room should be located in west direction whereas kitchen should be made in southeast direction. Avoid black and white color. Dining Room Vastu According to vastu dining room should be located in east or west portion of the house. .corner. If the house is located in north direction. towards the north direction. so if you keep the window in the southwest direction also. The room should be located adjacent to kitchen or drawing room. Water arrangement should be in north-east direction. it will still be alright. Shape of dining table: According to vastu dining table should be in square shape and rectangular shape. Scenery and paintings give positive effect in dining room. If the kitchen is on ground floor. light green. and oval shape. you need to keep a window at south or southeast direction. Ceiling lights should fall vertically and mainly focus on the surface of dining table. west or north directions. dining room should not be on upper floor. even if you provide window at southwest direction. the agneya corner guest room crosses the middle point of the house. Whether you want to provide an attached bathroom with the guest room or not is entirely your choice. egg shape. Do not face south direction as it creates quarrels among family members. the entrance should be in north direction. Lighting: Lights create positive energy. Candles and lamps give special effects to any meal. Window and Door: Window should be placed in north or east side as compared to south or west side. As it is. ensures Vastu. or in the west direction. Lighting should create easy and relaxed environment. If the house is located in east direction.
the lord of „Agni‟ (Fire) prevails in south-east direction. The room should not be used for other purposes like storage or other room. The idols should be 1 inch away from walls. Locating „Pooja room‟ in north-east brings prosperity. Avoid keeping heavy idols in pooja room. The doors should not have any door closer. pooja room can be in Brahmasthan (central portion) of the house. . light yellow or light blue color. Ishanya or northeast is governed by God and is an excellent location for pooja room. below or next to toilet or kitchen. Interior of Pooja Room Idols of God should be kept in north-east portion of pooja room. The second best option is north-west part of the home.POOJA ROOM VASTU If the room is located in south direction. There should be one pooja room in a house. the entrance should be in the north. lamp and „Agni‟ kund are in south-east. good health. The idols should not face one another and the door of pooja room also.Main entrance door and dining room door should not face directly to each other. Keep pooja room clean and clutter free. north and north-east for pooja room. It should be on ground floor. We should face East while worshipping. So ideally the kitchen should be located in south-east of the home. not on first floor or in basement. The two idols of same god should not be placed in pooja room. the face of entrance should be in the South and if it is in north direction. Pooja room in north quadrant provides good results. Northeast is auspicious for other reasons. „Kalash‟ or water body is in North or East of the room. Avoid other directions if possible. Cupboard for placing things should be in South or West of pooja room. wealth. In big plots. Avoid Pooja Room under the stairs. Avoid photos of dead people in pooja room. Doors of pooja room should have two shutters. Walls of pooja room should be painted in white. There should be a ventilator. happiness and peace of mind. Pooja room is a place where we worship God for peace and prosperity. „Deepak‟. In morning sunrays fall directly from north-east and give us positive energy. Pooja room should not be inside bed room. Toilet should not be attached to dining room. It is beneficial to have a threshold in pooja room. The floor of pooja room should be of white or off white marble. It should not be made above. Cluttered and broken idols should not be placed in pooja room. You can opt east. Planning a Pooja Room Doors and windows of pooja room should be in North and East. Special pooja‟s can be performed in Brahmasthana (center of house). Vastu for Kitchen According to Vastu Shastra. The stove should be placed in south-east direction of the kitchen so that the cook may face east direction while cooking. Location of Pooja Room North-east is an excellent location for Pooja room.
avoid north quadrant which has ill effects on female members. mosaic. pulses. South-east is the best direction for the kitchen. water filter. If the refrigerator is in southwest direction. Empty Cylinder should be kept in south-west. may be kept in north-east. Gas Cylinder: Gas Cylinder should be kept in south-east. Refrigerator: The direction of refrigerator should be in south-east. The kitchen should not be placed under or above Pooja Room. should be in south or west direction. Dining in Kitchen: The food should never be served at the dining table placed in the center of the kitchen. It should not be in front of the main door of the kitchen. Gas stove or any other cooking material should be placed in such a way as allows the cook to face only towards the East while cooking. spices. West quadrant gives average results for kitchen. Cooking Gas: The gas stove should be in southeast corner. Storage: The storage racks should be made on southern or western wall Essential commodities like boxes of grain. marble are good choices for kitchen flooring. Dining table should be placed in north-west corner of the room. Let‟s discuss the directions of various items of the kitchen. Sink: Sink (wash basin) should be in north-east corner as far as possible. Toilet or Bed Room. It should not be black as far as possible. One should only face towards east or north while taking food for good digestion. etc. Flooring: Ceramic tiles. never in north-east portion. rose. orange. The door of kitchen should not be in any of the corners. Cooking with face towards the south may lead to financial problems in the family. Windows: There should be one or two windows or air holes in the east direction of the kitchen. North quadrant is second option and north-west is direction.East quadrant is considered an excellent location for kitchen because this area brings prosperity. chocolate or red. Color Scheme: The color of floor and walls should be yellow. The Entrance: Entry door of kitchen should be in the East. In diagonal plots. conventional ovens. The water source including pitcher. etc. south. Refrigerator should not be in north-east direction. No shelf should be placed above cooking gas. North or West. dust-free and scratch resistant. Ceramic tile flooring is recommended to accommodate Indian conditions as it is stain-free. An exhaust fan in the East is good. Electric Equipments: Heaters. west or north direction. micro-waves ovens should be placed in south-east or south side of the kitchen. it should be a feet away from corner otherwise it always gets out of order. it may lead to health problems. . If the lady faces west while cooking. a few inches away from the wall.
it should be in South or West direction. It should not to be in south-west or south-east direction. bathroom should be located in North or North-West portion of the house. It should not be in south-east. Combined bathroom and toilet should be in north-west direction. Geyser and other electrical appliances like heater and switchboard should be installed in south-east corner of bathroom. sky blue and light blue. Avoid dark colors like black or red. kitchen and under the stairs. north or east direction. In a bathroom there should be a small and airy window either in East. •It should not be in northeast and center place of the house. It should not be adjacent to Pooja Room. The slope of bathroom floor should be in the North. Septic tank should be in northwest of the house. South-East and South-West direction. Placing bath tubs in east. it would have adverse effects on health. It should not be placed in southwest direction. northeast of the house. Water closet should be placed in the West and the South direction of the toilet. north or east directions. west or north-east direction is good. •Washing machine can be placed in south-east and north-west direction directions. The door of bathroom should be in North or East direction. West or North direction. north-east. •The mirror should be on northern or eastern wall. •It should not be near kitchen and under the stairs. Avoid construction of toilet at the centre and in the east. The color of bathroom tiles can be white. Bathroom should not be in South. A water closet should be placed near a window or an outer wall. •If a change room is built in bathroom. . it can cause health and financial problems. Wash basin and shower can be either in north-east. •The door should not be in south-west direction. north or northeast direction. As per Toilet Vastu. Vastu Tips for Bathroom and Toilet •It should not be located in east. Now a day toilet combined with bathroom is becoming popular due to lack of space. South sided bathroom can cause adverse effects on the health of female members. The slope of floor in bathroom should be towards East or North direction. The toilet seat should be placed in such a way that the person sitting could face the North or the South. Exhaust fans are necessary if there is no window in the bathroom. Taps and showers are fixed in north direction.Vastu for Bathroom and Toilet According to bathroom vastu. It helps in giving a fresh look to bathroom. The North is a good direction for vanity mirror. If bathroom is located in wrong direction. If the window is in south direction. The tank should be higher than floor level of the building. toilet should be located in west or northwest direction.
The staircase should not be in the center of the house. northwest in north. DO‟S •Make staircase of the house in southern or western part of the house as these directions are heavy. •Do not build any room such as kitchen. Major vastu Doshas It is seen in several defective houses that has put the occupants to misery in spite of the fact that before entering the house all the rituals were performed in a grandiose manner as per the texts. Staircase is a heavy structure. The staircase in any other corner reduces loss. The number of risers should be such odd numbers that if divided by 3. the remainder is always 2. •Build staircase in southeast in east. Here are some Do‟s and Don‟ts for functional staircase. The staircase in northern or eastern part of house may give adverse effects. . •Arise the stairs from the East to West or from the North to South and a turn can be taken to any other side due to paucity of space. southwest in west and southwest in south if the staircase is external. Avoid red and black color. DON‟TS •Avoid staircase in northeast of the house and in center of the house as it will cause loss of wealth. Avoid staircase in northeast direction also. However it can be used for storage. Rituals have therefore no part to play in vaastu. •Do not make staircase circular as it may cause ill effects on health. bathroom and „Pooja‟ room under staircase. The stairs should rise from the East to West or from the North to South. •Repair broken stairs immediately otherwise it may cause accidents or mental tension due to clashes.Vastu Shastra for Staircase Vastu verifies to locate staircase of the building in the South or West direction. It is also true that if one were to occupy a house built as per vaastu even without performing any of these poojas or homas. one will still enjoy the benefits of being in a good vaastu house. •Make the number of stairs odd. It should not end with zero. •Do not use common staircase for going upstairs and basement. hence it should be located in negative zones like the South or the West. •Paint staircase in light colors.
Any problem due to vaastu can only arise only if the Northeast force in the plot is weak. Sl. 5. 4. 12. Staircase in Northeast Kitchen in Northeast Rounded Northeast Northeast Toilet in Southwest Bed Room Northeast Toilet in Southeast bed room Northeast toilet in Northwest bed room Northeast toilet in Northeast bed room Bed room with southwest toilet House with toilet in Southwest Depressed Southwest Northwest entry Southeast entry Southwest entry Effect Financial Problems Education / Career Problems Poverty Circulation problems Quarrelsome members No male children Cancer Breast Cancer Brain Tumours/madness Brain cancer heart problems Heart problems Heart problems Litigation Accidents/surgery financial problems . 10. 14. the occupants are unlikely to suffer the effect of such vaastu defects. 9. 2. 11.No Nature Of Northeast Defect 1. 7. 16. Toilet in Northeast Bath Room in Northeast Elevated Northeast. 15. 3. 6. 8. 13. If the Northeast is strong in spite of defects in other sectors.
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