The purpose of balconies is to get free air, light
energy and free movement so balconies should always be kept in North, East or North East
direction. But in no case it should be towards south or west but it there is no
alternatives than the south and west balconies may be covered with curtain or better
The beams in a house should run from S to N.
The beams in a temple should run from W to E.
- Master Bedroom for senior members should be in
- The young and the children may be provided with
beds towards North or east.
- The newly married couples unmarred adults should
be allowed to occuped bed in North-West.
- The patients room or his bed should be placed at
south-east corner for quick recovery from illness.
- Guest Room should be at north-west corner.
- Drawing room may be placed either at the north
or the east but not all the north-east corner.
Place the beds in the room so that it is near the
South and West corner of the room. The person should sleep in the South-West area, with
his head in the South and feet towards North, so that when he gets up in the morning he
sees North. Do not sleep viceversa, as it may cause headaches and sleepless nights.
There are maximum chances that many chronic
sufferers of headaches sleep in North/South direction. And mere changing of the direction
to South/North will bring positive results over a period of time.
Do not sleep with wet hair, and also without any
The bed should be so placed that it should avoid
the running beam over their head. More over all the almirah if highly necessary should be
placed in south wall only and in no other direction. The night lamp preferably be kept at
These should be as 90 degrees to each other with
some exceptions which will be explained later. There should not be any construction on the
wall, touching the wall. Even the guards room, which is generally touching near the main
door, should not touch the boundry wall.
If there is construction on:
East wall : then there is ememity amongst friends
North wall: then there will be loss of wealth.
The boundry wall should be left alone and any
construction to be done should be made at least one foot away from the wall.
CELLAR (UNDER GROUND ROOM)
North, East or North-East is most suitable place
for cellar for storing coal,wine etc. but it is never advisable to keep the cellar in
South, West or South-West because it violets the principle of vaastu and there by brings
ill health, Monetary loss.
Colours play a very vital role in the well being
of the membrs or the house. Certan specific colours are ascertained for perticular
directions. They are as give hereunder:
During Day Time During Night Time
SW Violet NW
S Deep Blue N
SE Light Blue NE
E Light Green E
NE Golden Yellow SE
N Orange S
NW Deep Red SW
W Deep Green W
All these colours should be in these particular
direction. The good rays coming from a particular direction gets boosted when the
specified colours are present in those directions. Even a small patch ( say one inch by
one inch) is enough to get the beneficial affects from the colours.
The north-east corner is the
best possible space for the cooler.
The door of the stairs should be towards East or
South only. The top door should be a little smaller than the door in the lower floors.
The doors and windows should be in equal
height,and also if possible of the same size. The doors and windows should be twice the
size of its width.
The doors and windows should be fixed with
threshholds (choukhat) as was done earlier, on al the four sides.
There should always be odd numbers of doors and
windows i,e,1,3,5,7,9, etc. The doors and windows should always have two leaves, and never
with one leaf.
The doors and windows should always open inwards,
into the room or the building, and never outside. The is exception to this in case of
kitchen and toilets.
A particular case for the above is cited here. A
rented house had its main door opening inwards into the angan or the central courtyard.
All the other doors of the rooms inside the house also opened into the courtyard. The
problem of the house was that the tenants would leave the house very soon, and most of the
time the house was vacant.
When the door of the rooms was made to open inside
the rooms, the problem of the house concerned disappeared.
This can be explained cinsidering that the energy
coming from outside the house was reaching upto the central courtyard, and could not go
any further. This is because the doors of the rooms also opened into the courtyard. But
when the doors were made to open into the rooms, there was proper circulation of the
energy, reaching each and every corner of the house.
There should be more doors and windows in the East
and North sides and should be kept open to the maximum possible time. Mosiqito nets may be
provied if there is problems of insects.
There should not be a second door opposite the
entrance door of the house, i,e, the main door is in the East, then there should not be a
second door in the West . Similarly, if there is a door in the North, there should not be
a second door in the South.
When the doors of the house is not as per VAASTU,
and there is no scope for betterment also, then with the help of mirrors the benefits of
VAASTU may be received.
The doors shouldnot be obstructed. There are
different types of obstructions (dwar vedha). Some of then is given herender:
Roads : Immense loss to owner.
Trees : Not good for children in the house.
Pillar : Bad for female members, more expenses.
Water puddle : Sadness and loss of wealth.
Flowing water : Unwanted expenditure.
Well,borewell : Ill health, Epilepsy (Mirgi)
Temple : Great Loss.
However, if the dwar vedha is at a distance double
the height of the building, or across the road, then the vedha is not effective.
The dressing table should face south or west but
they should never be kept in north-east corner.
EXTENSION OF HOUSE
The teachings of Vastu shastra or many ancient
scriptures and our fore fathers should be born in mind at the time of extension of our
houses. We should never commit the mistake to extend our building towards South or West,
we are always allowed and encouraged to construct out new extension building on North or
East we have a number of recorded cases of misfortune of those who dared to extend towards
South or West so it is wise to be careful at the time of extending the building.
The extension of house in the following direction
W:- Enmity amongst friends/relatives.
Loss of wealth.
S :- Fear of accident and death.
Finished products or stocks for sale should be
kept in NW direction, precisely more towards the West. This will ensure easy movements of
Generally we do not bother about the flooring and
keep it even and parallelto gound but is important to note that the south sould be higher
than the north and west Higher than north-east.
FOUNDATION LAY OUT
1. The laying out of foundation should start at
the South-West corner.
2. We should keep less space towards the South and
the West and more space towards the North or the East at time of construction.
Freezer should be kept at the center of the
south-east wall or near to south-east corner but if should face west.There by opener may
use the freezer by facing east.
The north-east corner should be allowed free space
so the furniture may positioned either towards the south or the west walls. There by we
may extract more light & energy from the north and east directions.
It is always wise to construct our garage in
South-East or North-West. There who keep their vehicle for status symbol and use it rarely
than they should, prefer South-West, but for all other regular use South-East location is
the most suitable place for free moving as more open space is generally kept in the East
direction. Garage in North-West is good but there is a danger in it that very often the
vehicle likely to be misused by your well wisher,friends, relatives,superior officers etc.
The sapce for the purpose of gardening should be
allowed at north-east,north or east site of the house but no big treee of permanent nature
which may damage the foundation of the building should be grown and shadow should not
cover the main constructed building.
The earth emits positive and negatives energies
during the 24 hours cycle of day/night. A chart is given to describe the energies :
MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT
The positive energy of the earth is at its peak
one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset. Sunrise and sunset time varies daily
through out the year. However, from two a.m.till five a.m. the positive energy are also at
its peak. This time is also called brahma muhurat.
Similarly there are negative energy also flowing
during a partic ular time of the day. Out of these negative energies, the following chart
gives the worst period, known as Rahukalam:
Mon 730 am to 900 am
Tue 300 pm to 430 pm
Wed 1200 pm to 130 pm
Thurs 130 pm to 300 pm
Fri 1030 am to 1200 pm
Sat 900 am to 1030 pm
Sun 430 pm to 600 pm
If a particular work is taken up during the time
when the earth emits positive energy, there is maximun posiblilty that the work taken up
would be completed successfully, with least problems.
However, if it is done during the negative cycle,
or during Rahukalam, the chances of the completion of the work with ease is the least. (
to be completed later )
We should construct our kitchen room in the
South-East and the oven should be South-East corner so that person preparing food should
face the East and more over, the wash basin should be placed at the North-East corner. And
the food after being prepared should be store at the North-West corner. Our rasons and
other cooking food materials should be stored in a self in the South or West wall
1. The land on which we construct our building for
different purposes should always be either square, rectangular or North-East extended in
size. It would be ideal if it faces to the North or East but not to any angles. so
irrespective of the size of the plot we have to revise it in to rectangular or square size
and if necessary a little portion of the plot may be sacrificed for other purposes.
2. At the time of construction of the houses or
anything we should be certain of one thing that is South-West corner is always higher than
North-East corner, and again southern side higher than the Northern and Western side is
higher than the eastern.
3. the plot surrounded by roads from all the four
sides is the most ideal one but it is not always possible to find such suitable plot. The
plot having road on the North or the East side or both sides is also equally good but when
the plot does not fulfill any of these principles we should keep space on all the sides as
4. The Vaastu shastra encourage to see that the
South-West corner must be 90 degree the North-East less than 90 degree and North-West and
South-East are more than 90 degree.
5. Before purchasing the land we should verify the
suitability of the plot by simple test , we should dig up a ditch one foot length and one
foot width and three feet depth then we have to fill it with water at night the next
morning if there is a little water still left in the ditch then it is considered to be an
ideal plot for construction of any thing.
6. The plinth area of the building should always
be higher then the road facing it.
Books are to be arranged towards the north-west
corner of the room. The books of big volumes should be arranged in the south, west and
south-west and all other thinner books at north and east and North-East corner should be
LOFT OR ATTIC
It means room withing the roof of the house should
be placed towards the South,West or South-West to keep proper balance and relivance to the
It means the floor between ground floor and the
first floor in the from of balconies which should be constructed in south or west and not
towards norht or east. It brings genuine inspiration and helps to achive peace and
Mirrors also play a vital role in Vastu. The basic
reason behind the use of mirrors is to reflect the bad rays coming from a particular
direction. Also, it gives a view that the person is coming from the opposite direction.
To illustrate, suppose a room has the entrance
door in the NW area. To make the room better, a mirror should be fixed just opposite the
door, on the E wall. This willreflect the rays coming from the NW area. It also gives a
feling that the person entering the room is doing so from the NE area.
The Mirrors should be fixed in the N and E walls
only. It should never be fixed in the S and W walls, Wardrobes having mirrors deny the
rules of Vastu. Hence all Almirahs and Wardrobes ahould be devoid of mirrors.One should be
very cautious while using mirrors in a cross property. If the above example is applied to
a cross property, the desired results will not be obtained.With the help of mirrors, the
energy rays can be distributed into the house entirely, and can reach each and every room.
PAINTINGS & PHOTOGRAPHS
Generally the oil paintings photograph of our
respectable members should be kept at the north-east corner, and other photograph for the
decoration merely may be at north or east direction.
The platforms should be always higher than the
floor of the building and it should be towards the South or South-West direction to ensure
all round prosperity and happiness in the family it should be noted that platforms in
North or East may bring temporary material gain and happiness but it is always risky and
unsafe for the head of the family more over platform in North and East direction should be
kept lower than the floor.
POOJA ROOM (SHRINE)
The shrine should be towards the north-east and no
where else the worshiper should face the east only. But as there are many gods and goddess
and the manner of sitting differs so sometimes we may change our direction accordingly.
Lord Ganesh and Hanumanjee face towards south, goddess Laxmi , Ram, Krishna face nerest to
east or north.
Generally the roof of the space for entrance of a
building when supported by columns is called portico. The portico should be kept towards
north east in order to facilitate the indwellers to get enough open space and at the same
time it should be lower than the roof level.
The process flow should be from SW to NE as far as
possible. This will ensure trouble free operation. However a second alternate is from SE
to NW, if the first option can be implemented.
For maximum benefits, the rooms must be placed in
the following areas/zones:
E : Bathrooms
SE : Kitchen
SW : Masterbedroom/ Labourroom(childbirth)
W : Dining room
NW : Store for finished products/ food articles
N : Treasure room. Store for valuables
NE : Pooja room
between E/SE :
between SE/S : Store for ghee oil
between S/SW : Toilet/latrine
between SW/W : Study room
between W/NW : Meeting rooms/reception hall
between NW/N : Rooms for adults
between N/NE : Medicine
between NE/E :
NW outside plot : Cremation ground
Generally servants quarters are constructed in
South-East corner or North-West corner but a note of caution may be recorded to see that
they should not touch East wall or North wall. As the western wall is higher than the
other walls in the house the servant quarter constructed touching it may not bring healthy
surrounding for the indwellers. So we should prefer to construct our servant quarters in
South-East more over it is plus point that generally the servant residing in South East
quarters do not frequently run away like the servants living in the North-West quarters.
If the house is built low on the East side, then
there is improvement for the person. If it is higher on the southern side, then it gives
increase of wealth. If it is lower on the West, then there is loss of wealth.
Result of slope of land is given hereunder.
E : good/positive developments.
SE : death.
S : loss of wealth
SW : gradual decrease in all respect
W : loss of son
NW : pleasure/happiness
N : popularity/increase in wealth
NE : immense increase in wealth
Centre : all round sadness/losses
The position of stair case is very vital it is
always wise to construct the staire case in South-West it brings great furtune but no
staire case should be constructed in North-East corner. If one has no alternative than he
must construct room in South West at a much higher level than the roof ot the staire case
in the North East otherwise the owner will suffer both physically and mentally inviting a
lot of problems. Care should be taken to ensure that all the steps of the stairecase must
be inimical or odd numbers and it should be clock wise direction.
According to our ancient culture the store house
has a great deal of connection with Laxmi, goddess of wealth and prosperity so our store
rooms should be located in South or South-West corner. But for store of perishble goods
preferance may be given to North-West division and inside the store room no slape roof
should touch the easter wall and the North-East corner should always we kept empty.
We should keep the overhead tanks towards South,
West or North-West but leakage of water in South-West corner is never advisable so it is
better to place it in the South or North-West corner.
As the well is in the North,East or North-East
zone the septic tank should be construct at the distance place towards South-West or
South-East for better highienic view point and distance should be atleast 15-20 feet. If
the suitation so demands.
TANK (UNDER GROUND)Underground water tank
below the ground or the floor labale of the main building should be in the North-East for
all round development and comforts.
It means the level area of slopin ground and they
are always to be provided towards the east and the north and north east direction for
proper free air better health inviting welth and prosperty.
TREASARY (STRONG ROOM)
The most costly item of the house that is the
iron-safe shold be fixed in the strong room on south-west corner in the south wall facing
Big tree should be planted in South, South-West,
West, NorthWest areas only. Small trees should be planted in other areas. If possible
avoid planting trees in East and NorthEast areas. There should not be shadow of any tree
on the house, especially in the afternoon.Some specific trees are to be placed in a
N : Pakad (kainth)
E : Banyan
S : Goolar (dumer)
W : Pipal
NE : Amla
SW : Imli (tamarind)
SE : Anar (pomagranade)
NW : Bel
When the above mentioned plants are present in
these directions, the energy rays gets intensified, which is good. Since these trees
cannot be planted due to shortage of place, planting these in earthen pots also give the
similar results and benefits.
TV It should kept
at south-east corner of the room.
WALLThe southern wall should be higher and
thicker then the North walls and Western wall should be higher and thicker than the
WALL CLOCK The wall
clocks may be placed on the east or noth wall.
More weight should be kept in the SW and S area
and lighter things must be kept in other places. NE area should be kept vacant as far as
possible and no weight is to be applied.
POSITION OF WELLS, BORE WELLS AND WATER PITS:
There should only be wells, bore wells and water
pits in E/NE/N/ areas of the plot. The precise placements in the following areas:
E : Happiness
SE : Loss of son
S : Loss of wife
SW : Death
NW : Enemity,shortage of liquid cash.
N : Soukhya
NE : Poosti
Centre : All round losses/sadness/illness.