Vastu Shastra Tips

Vashu Shastra – Vastu tips for a house
Here are some things that you should watch out for when you are house-hunting. These days` people purchase a flat/ apartment for different reasons, like safety, economy, proximity to the office, business and city centre etc. Since independent houses or bunglows are so expensive in the centre of the city, people opt for purchasing flats. Some of the general Vaastu rules are:

A northwest room direction is appropriate for guests and girls. The head of the family should have his room in the southwest direction. Northeast bedroom should not be situated in this direction, as there is a possibility of increase in the number of girls in the family. South-East- bedroom should not be located in this direction, as the children do not tend to take interest in studies. The direction does not provide sound sleep. When purchasing a land, plot or site, Vastu indicates that the sites should face the southwestern, southern and western directions. It is advisable to purchase the one rectangular or square in shape. As far as possible, the site should slope towards north and east or northeast directions.

Vastu tips for a house Stairs should always comprise the clock-wise direction.

Everything over ground should be in the Southern or Western direction.

The porch should not adjoin the North or East compound wall.

Huge trees should not be grown in North or East, but in Southern or Western side of the house.

Good cross ventilation proves beneficial.

A poster of a sobbing girl, war scene, an angry man, owl, eagle etc., should be avoided, as they act as inauspicious elements.

No room should be constructed below the staircase.

The northern section of the house should be larger, as compared to those in the southern section by 6-9 inches and lower by 1-3 inches. Ideally, the height of the rooms should be, 12- 14 feet. As far as doors and windows are concerned, the main door should be larger as compared to the inner ones and that they should open towards the walls. The windows should be at least 3 feet above the ground level and range from the same level from the top. They should open from the northern and eastern sides of the building.

The day-to-day wastes from the kitchen should be covered and placed in the southwest corner of the kitchen.

The water tanks are best placed in the northwest and western sections of the house.

The doors must be located in the north and east. As one enters a room, his/ her mind is influenced by the doors, as they (doors) emit magnetic waves when placed in the appropriate directions.

Entrances to the house placed in the northern, eastern and northeastern directions, are considered auspicious. There should be no water body opposite any entrance door of the house. Doors of each room should face the East.

The pooja room should be in the North Eastern direction. All idols and photographs should be facing East or West.


*Few More tips on Vastu Shastra*

  • Setting television in the bedroom area is not recommended.

  • Keep the plants and water sport far from your bedroom

  • Never split bed sheet and bed mattresses

  • Set your house furniture in the form of circle, square, or as octagon

  • Keep the corners bright

  • It is good to fix an image of bright sun in the southern wall of the living area

  • Construct your bedroom, where wind must blow from south to west

  • Your house dinning hall must never get exposed to the entrance door of the house

  • Setting a mirror in the kitchen room is not recommended

  • Do not place the mops and brooms in the kitchen

  • It is good to keep the doors of your toilet and bathroom closed most the time

  • It is good to set your windows opened towards out face

  • Growing of pricking plants like cactus in your house is not advisable and recommended

  • It is good to place the fish aquarium in the southeast corner in your living area

  • It is good to stick a happy family photograph or picture inside your living room

  • Growing of high trees such as Bangan, Thorny, and Pipal trees is not good and recommended

  • Ensure that the lift gate is not set in face of the entry main gate of your house

  • Building your house rooms in shape of oval, circle, or triangle is strictly not advisable

  • Your house should never be in disturbed by any obstructive buildings

  • Ensure that your house is good with right air circulation and water source

  • Your latrine seat must be kept facing towards northern south

  • It is good to sit facing the doorway, while you sit in your office

  • It is good to set a mountain wallpaper behind you in your office

  • Never keep a ladder that faces towards west or north, as it makes waste of money

  • Never wear torn clothing or withered flowers as these will prevent the Goddess Lakshmi entering into the home

    Vastu Tips For Children’s Room

  • The apt direction for constructing children’s room is west. Apart from that, west, northwest, northeast and southeast directions can also be used for constructing kids’ room. Totally avoid the southwest direction.

  • In a kid’s room, the bed can be placed in the southwest corner. Place the bed in such a way that your child has his/ her head facing the east or south direction, while sleeping.

  • As a part of Vastu guidelines for children room, it is recommended to avoid placing the mirror on the opposite side of the bed.

  • If you want to keep furniture items in a children’s room, keep them a few inches away from the wall. Don’t have the furniture attached to the wall, as it obstructs the flow of positive energy.

  • The study desk should be placed in such a manner that the child faces east, north or northeast corner while studying. East is the most appropriate direction, as it paves way for enhanced concentration.

  • Avoid placing a television or computer directly opposite the bed. The television set or the computer monitor, when switched off, reflects the bed, just like a mirror, and is a bad omen.

  • If you must have a mirror and a television in the bedroom, have them either on the left or the right side of the bed.

  • The door to children’s room should not be exactly opposite to the bed. Rather, try placing it an angle from the door.

  • Sharp edges and pointing nooks comprise of something that is better avoided in children’s room.

  • The center of kids’ room should always be empty. Try to avoid placing something in there.

  • The almirahs and cabinets should always be located in south or west direction of the room.

  • Up-lighters, when placed in the southeast corner of children’s room, help promote health and generate positive energy.

  • Sharp lights as well as spot lights should never ever be used in kids’ room, as they tend to create mental strain.

  • The doors as well as windows of children’s room are best designed in the east or north. The windows should be opposite to the door.

  • Green color proves the best for kids’ room, as it is associated with freshness and peace and increases brain power as well.