VASTU ROOMS

 

Which room should be constructed in which direction, if this consideration is not kept in mind while planning a house, the whole building may go against the principles of  and it will create lot of troubles causing harms and loss to the owner/inmates. People are generally ignoring this fact and are constructing house according to their choice. Architects now a days prepare house-plans without considering the principles and rules given by ancient Vaastu-Shastra. They keep in mind the latest designs, imitating the designs based on foreign culture but if the basic principles of Vastu satisfying the five basic materials (Panch Mahabhutas) are ignored, the house becomes the root cause or troubles, losses and sorrows in the life of the inmates.

For example, it has become a fashion these days to construct kitchen near the main gate. Reason for doing so is given that for most of the time a housewife has to remain in the kitchen and it becomes easy to her to keep a watch on the main door, and that she can conveniently attend to any body calling at the door. How strange and any visitor or guest should be received and entertained by the head of the family and the guest room/drawing room should be near the main door. Visitors come from all the classes of society and have to be treated in different ways depending upon their status.

Indian Vaastu Shastra divides the house into 16 parts wherein rooms or various purpose should be constructed, keeping the directions in mind as follows: -

Sanasya pak Shayanastra bhujeshcha dhanya dhandar

Daivat grihani ch poorvatah syuh;

Tanmadhytoath mathanayaja pureesha vidyabhyasakhya.

Rodanaratoushadha sarvadham.

Direction

Room to be constructed.

East 

 Bathroom

South-east          

Kitchen

South

 Bed room

South-west  

 Room for weapons

West   

Dining room

North-west

Grain store

North

Treasury

  North-east

Room of worship

Between East and South-east

 Room for churning curd

Between South and South-east

Room for storage for Ghee etc.

Between South and South-west  

 Latrine (W.C.)

Between South-West and West  

Study room

Between West and North-west

Punishment room for expressing sympathy or sorrow.

Between North and North-West

Bed Room for young couple

Between North and North-east  

Medicine Room

Between East and North-East   

Common/Drawing Room

Besides these, there are other opinions also : 

In South -West corner 

Clothes Room (Wardrobe)

North-west corner      

 Cattle shed

North-east     

Water bodies-tank, well etc.

North-west

Toilet.

Snanagni Swapivastra Bhojan pashu dravyamarok stishim,

Poorvado jalmishiturdishi param Vayorpan mootrakam.

As far as possible, various rooms should be oriented in the house as per directions given in Vaastu-Shastra.  Some of the rooms, such as room for churning curd, store for ghee, room for expressing sorrow, etc. may not be necessary in modern times. These may be utilised for other purposes, In case of shortage of space position of the rooms may be adjusted as per convenience and necessity. But there are some rooms which must be kept in the position suggested in Vaastu-shastra. If these are built in some other prohibited space, it will prove inauspicious and harmful for the inmates.

In modern times it is not feasible to build big houses having large number of rooms as mentioned in Vaastu Shastra. Houses are built on small plots which can not accommodate many rooms. Therefore it is advised to construct the house in accordance with the principles of Vaastu, in abridged form having rooms as per necessity and convenience.

1. Bath Room: - Proper place for bath-room has been suggested in the east direction. The mild rays of the morning sun are beneficial for health. These rays can be received by the body while bathing, there fore bath room in the east side is good. There is a tradition in our culture to offer prayer (arghya) to the rising sun, just after taking bath.

Slope of the floor of the bath room should be towards north or east. Water should drain out on the north or east side.

Vastu Advice For The Bathroom

Vastu is very prevalent here, and bathrooms are carefully planned accordingly- from where the WC is placed to the wall on which the mirror is hung. If bathroom is placed in wrong directions, that can cause financial, health problems and mental problems.

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the bathroom:
  • Proper location and orientation of the bathroom in the house
  • The direction of the Entrance
  • The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the WC
  • The direction & placement of the wash basin
  • The direction & placement of the bathing area
  • The direction & placement of the mirror
  • The direction & placement of storage
  • The direction & placement of gyser
  • The direction of the slope

2. Kitchen: - South-east corner is the place of god of fire (Agni Dev), therefore, kitchen where fire has an important role must be built in this corner. Kitchen should never be built in the north-east, South-west or in the centre of north, south or west side.

Burner (gas burner, stove, Chulha etc.) should be kept in the south-east corner of the kitchen room, such that while cooking the person may face towards the east. Water arrangement should be made in the north-east corner. Shelves for keeping raw commodities, utensils etc. should be kept on the south or west side.

Vastu Advice For The Kitchen

Kitchen should be designed very carefully so as the person should enjoy cooking, the food should be tasty and healthy. If a kitchen is made in a wrong corner will lead to problems in relationship; risk of fire related accident, problems related to health and problems regarding kids.

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the kitchen:
  • Proper location of the kitchen in the house
  • The direction of the Entrance
    The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the cooking gas
  • The direction to face while cooking
    The direction & placement of the sink
  • The direction & placement of gyser
  • The direction & placement of the refrigerator
  • The direction & placement of the electric equipments
  • The direction & placement of the gas cylinders
  • The direction & placement of storage
  • The colour scheme of the kitchen

3. Bed Room: - Main bed-room for the head of the family should be in the south- south-west direction. Bed-room  for unmarried children can be built on the east side and for unmarried youths or for guests, the bed room in north-west is good. For young couples the bed room should be in north. Bed room should never be made in the north-east corner. Bed room of the head of family should be larger than that for other members of the family.

Bed should not be placed in a corner or in the centre of the room. Also it should not be placed touching the walls. It should be placed in the east or south portion of the room in such a manner that head of the person while sleeping remains towards south and feet towards north, one should never sleep with head towards north.

Vastu advice for the Bedroom

It is a place to unwind, relax and dream. A bedroom takes very careful and detailed planning. The direction in which you are sleeping effects your work ability and your private life. If your bedroom is not in appropriate direction, then you can have disturbed sleep, can feel restless, can have a frequent fight with your spouse, permanent health problem and can have a bad private life and above all no peace.

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the bedroom:
  • Proper location of the bedroom in the house
  • Proper orientation of the bed
  • The direction of the Entrance
  • The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the bed
  • The direction & placement of the almirah
  • The direction & placement of the locker
  • The direction & placement of the dressing table
  • The direction & placement of TV, AC, cooler, audio systems
  • The direction & placement of the telephone
  • The colour scheme of the room

4. Room for weapons: - In the South-West corner, a room for weapons has been mentioned in Vaastu Shastra. In past years such a room as necessary in the palaces or house of the rulers and land lords. In modern times, this room may be used as a store of heavy articles, tools and kits or keeping such articles which are of seldom use, or as a store of unserviceable waste articles. Also it may be used as bed room of elderly persons in the family.

5. Dining Room: - Best place for dining room is in the west. Now a days, dining room is adjusted with the kitchen or drawing room. In that case this room may be used for other purposes.

Dining table should be arranged in the South-west or north-west portion of the room. Water arrangement should be in the north-east corner and fridge etc. (electrical appliances, if any) should be kept in south-east corner. Persons should face towards east or north while taking meals.

Vastu Advice For The Dining Room

A dining room should be such that the persons eating there should enjoy their meals and the meals should be beneficial for them. If not placed correctly, then the food you eat will not effect you positively.

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the dining room:
  • Proper location and orientation of the dining in the house
  • The direction of the Entrance
  • The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the dining table
  • The direction & placement of the console
  • The direction to face while having food
  • The direction & placement of the water (aquarium, fountain)
  • The direction & placement of the TV, audio systems and other electronic items
  • The direction & placement of the heavy antique items
  • The direction & placement of wall clocks
  • The colour scheme of the room

6. Grain Store or Cattle Shed: - On the north-west corner a store for grains should be built. In olden times it was a necessity. In modern times also, generally people purchase grains required for the whole year which has to be stored properly. Those who live in rural areas and are shed is also required for those families which keep cows, buffalo etc. North-west corner is suitable for the purpose. If not needed the room may be used as guest room or bed room.

Vastu Advice For The Grainary Room

This room should be free from all the germs and infections and thus have a particular corner for it. If placed in wrong place, the grains will be prone to infection easily and will not benefit the persons having it.

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the grainary room:

  • Proper location of the grain storagein the house
  • The direction of the Entrance
  • The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the box storing the grains
  • The direction & placement of storage
  • The colour scheme of the room

7. Treasury: - In the north a room should be built for keeping valuables such as jewellery, ornaments, cash, costly utensils, etc. This is the place of Kuber the god of wealth and prosperity. Therefore this is the best place for treasury room. Cash box or safe (almirah) should be placed in this room along the south wall, such that it opens towards the north and the man while opening it faces towards south.

Vastu Advice For The Locker Room

This room should be on its proper position so that money could be stable there and it grows constantly. If it is made in wrong place, then outflow of money will be more than inflow, money will not stay and there can be a possibility of theft also.

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the locker room:

  • Proper location of the locker room in the house
  • The direction of the Entrance
  • The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the almirah
  • The direction & placement of the safe in the almirah
  • The direction in the almirah should face

8. Pooja Room: - North-east corner is governed by Eeshwar; Pooja room should be built in this corner. This corner should not be used for bed room, kitchen or any other room, and no other articles should be placed in the pooja room. Cleanliness must be maintained around it. One should sit facing north or east while worshipping. Idols or pictures of the deities should be placed on a high platform built on four legs (sinhasan) or a cup-board in the wall in the north or east side.

There should not be any toilet or kitchen above, below or adjacent to the pooja room.

Vastu Advice For The Pooja Room

This room should be designed carefully because when you do meditation, you should gain the positive energies and then you can feel charged. If it is in wrong direction, then no matter how much meditation you do, you will not feel charged.

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the pooja room:
  • Proper location of the pooja room in the house
  • The direction of the Entrance
  • The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the God place
  • The direction & placement of the almirah containing pooja stuff
  • The colour scheme of the room

9. Room for Churning Curd: - In olden days, when every family used to keep cattle cow, buffalo etc., it was necessary to have a place for storing milk, curd etc. and urban areas such room is not required in modern times, as such the place may be adjusted with other rooms. Place between east and south-east is suitable for such room.

10. Store : - A room between the south and south-east can be built, if necessary, for storage of ghee, edible oil etc. If not needed, it may be adjusted with the kitchen or the bed room.

Vastu Advice For The Store Room

The storeroom is the place for junk things and the room should be such that it should not increase the junk things. If placed in wrong place, the number of junk things will increase and it can be permanent also.

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the stoorroom:

  • Proper location of the store room in the house
  • The direction of the Entrance
  • The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the almirah
  • The direction & placement of trunks
  • The things to be placed in store room
  • The colour scheme of the room

11. Toilet : - The place between south and south west is suggested for toilet. It can also be built in the north-west. In urban areas, there is a trend now a days to build toilets and baths attached to bed rooms. It is better to keep the bath and latrine separate. Attached bath-lat should be provided towards the north or west of the room.

Seat in the latrine should be fixed such that a person may sit facing north or south. Floor of the toilet room should have slope towards north-east corner of the room and the outlet for waste water should be towards north, east or north-east.

12. Study Room: - The best place for study room is between west and south-west. The person should sit facing north or east while studying. The study table should not be placed touching the walls; it is inauspicious. Book-shelf should be placed along the north-east corner only. A small idol or picture of the favourite god a goddess may be kept in the north-east portion at a height.

Vastu Advice For The Study Room

A study room should be such that the person studying there can put his full concentration and gain the maximum out of it. If placed wrongly, then you will not able to concentrate properly, will not be able to sit there for long and will feel uncomfortable.

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the study room:
  • Proper location of the bedroom in the house
  • The direction of the Entrance
  • The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the study table
  • The direction to face while studying
  • The direction & placement of the book shelf
  • The direction & placement of AC, cooler, audio systems
  • The direction & placement of the telephone
  • The things to be kept in the study room
  • The colour scheme of the room

13.  Room for expressing sorrow or punishment: - A room was felt necessary in the house where at the time of some causalty, people may sit together to express grief or sympathy, or to be used as a punishment room If space does not permit, such room is not very necessary now a days. However, the room may be provided between west and north-west . It may be used as a bed room or toilet as well.

14. Rati Kaksha or Bed-room for young couple: - In the space between north and north west a bed room can be provided which is specially suitable for the newly wedded young couples . Arrangements in this room should be same given for other bed rooms.

15. Medicine room: - Between north and north-east a room may be provided for keeping medicines and for keeping ill persons. Morning sun rays and fresh nourishing air form the north help in empowering the medicines and early recovery of the patients. The space can be adjusted with other room if the separate room for medicines is not required.

Vastu Advice For The Medical Room

The medical room should be such that the patient should get positive energy, feels good and recover fast. If made in wrong direction, the patient will not recover early nor he will feel comfortable. Sometimes the illness can be continued for very long if it is not in appropriate position.

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the medical room:

  • Proper location of the medical room in the house
  • The direction of the Entrance
  • The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the bed of the patient
  • The direction to face while lying
  • The direction & placement of the medicines
  • The direction & placement of AC, cooler, audio systems
  • The direction & placement of the telephone
  • The colour scheme of the room

16. Drawing / Common Room: - A common room should be provided in the space between east and north-east which can be used for entertaining the visitors and guests, or as a place where all the members of the family can sit together. It can also be used as a bed room for unmarried children. It can be use as a store room for common articles.

Vastu Advice For The Drawing Room

A drawing room should be such that the person coming to your house should enjoy the visit.

We have to take care of the following points while studying about the vastu of the drawing room:
  • Proper location and orientation of the bathroom in the house
  • The direction of the Entrance
  • The direction & placement of the windows
  • The direction & placement of the furniture
  • The direction & placement of the water (aquarium, fountain)
  • The direction & placement of the TV, audio systems and other electronic items
  • The direction & placement of the console
  • The direction & placement of the heavy antique items
  • The direction & placement of wall clocks
  • The colour scheme of the room

The Size of the Rooms

According to the Tamil Manaiyadi shastram (Vastu Sastra), the room size has an impact on the people residing in the house. It is applicable to each and every room in the house. Therefore care should be taken while fixing the length and breadth of every single room because this might adversely affect the person who is living in that room. The good and bad effects of fixing a particular dimension for rooms in the house are given below in a table. 

The Room Size is in Feet

Size

EFFECTS/CONSEQUENCES

6

The resident will lead a peaceful life.

7

The resident will lose all his wealth.

8

The resident will be blessed with great wealth and will enjoy all pleasures.

9

The resident will not only lose all his wealth but will also face insurmountable difficulties.

10

The resident can be assured of at least a square meal a day.

11

The resident will enjoy overall health and wealth.

12

The resident will lose his child.

13

The resident will suffer from incurable diseases.

14

Peace of mind will be lost.

15

A death will occur in the resident's family.

16

The resident will attain great wealth.

17

The resident will defeat his enemies.

18

The house will get destroyed soon.

19

The resident will experience poverty.

20

The resident will lead a happy life.

21

The resident will live with honour and dignity.

22

The resident will defeat his enemies.

23

All evil events will occur in the house.

24

Only moderate benefits can be expected.

25

The resident will lose his wife.

26

Prosperity will rule the house .

27

The resident will become rich.

28

God will bless  the resident and his family.

29

The resident will be blessed with all kinds of wealth and material possessions.

30

The resident will be blessed by Godess Lakshmi, the God of wealth.

31

The resident will experience moderate benefits

32

Lost wealth will be regained.

33

The resident will be blessed with overall prosperity

34

The resident will be forced to vacate the house and  live elsewhere.

35

The resident will make a fortune.

36

The resident will be courageous.

37

The resident will be blessed with good children and wealth.

38

The resident will be haunted by a demon at all times.

39

The resident will be blessed with overall prosperity.

40

The resident will lose his possessions because of his enemies.

41

The resident will experience some happy events in his family.

42

The resident wil be blessed with all kinds of wealth.

43

The resident will experience difficulties.

44

The resident will become blind.

45

The resident will be blessed with good children.

46

The resident will lose his prosperity.

47

The resident will lose his prosperity and will reside in an evil place.

48

The resident will face danger from fire.

49

The resident will face poverty.

50

The resident will face neither good nor bad times.

51

The resident will have to face unnecessary disputes.

52

The resident will be blesed with good food all his life.

53

The resident will face problems because of women.

54

The resident will incur the wrath of the government.

55

Help from relatives can be expected.

56

The resident will be blessed with children.

57

The resident will not have children.

58

The resident will face a threat to his life.

59

The resident will face financial troubles.

60

The resident will advance in his chosen career.

61

The resident will face unwanted disputes.

62

The resident will face poverty and suffer from diseases.

63

The resident will win in disputes.

64

The resident will prosper and will enjoy all luxuries.

65

The resident will lose his wife.

66

The resident will be blessed with overall prosperity.

67

A devil will enter the house.

68

The resident will unearth a treasure.

69

The resident will face danger from thieves.

70

The resident will become famous.

71

The resident will ascend to higher positions in the government.

72

The resident wil prosper and gain knowledge.

73

The resident wil have no children.

74

The resident will receive support from the government.

75

The resident will lose his wealth and may die.

76

The resident will face trouble from his relatives.

77

The resident will buy a new vehicle.

78

The resident's daughter will face problems.

79

The resident will be blesed with wealth.

80

The lord of wealth will reside in that house.

81

There is a threat to the owner of the house.

82

Threat from natural calamities.

83

The resident will lose his peace of mind.

84

The resident will live happily.

85

The resident will enjoy all luxuries.

86

The resident will face financial difficulties.

87

The resident will acquire vehicles.

88

The resident will experience overall welfare.

89

The resident wil build and acquire more houses.

90

The resident will prosper in all aspects of life.

91

The resident will be very knowledgeable.

92

The resident will become famous ,might win awards and privileges.

93

The resident will be forced to shift his residence.

94

Poverty will rule the house.

95

The resident will become a celebrity.

96

There will be a drastic increase in all expenditures.

97

The resident will prosper in international business.

98

The resident will go abroad  and become famous.

99

The resident will be blessed with great fortune.

100

The god of arts and education will reside in that house.

101

The resident will accumulate huge wealth.

102

The resident will get help from friends.

103

The resident will be convicted.

104

The resident will not make profits from his business.

105

The resident's daughter will suffer from disease.

106

The resident will make a fortune.

107

The resident will accumulate huge wealth.

108

God will bless that house and the house and its residents.

109

The resident will be blessed with overall prosperity.

110

The God of wealth will bless the house and its residence.

111

Happy events will occur in the family.

112

The resident will regain lost property.

113

The resident will accumulate wealth.

114

There will be a change of place in the near future. 

115

The God of wealth will bless the house.

116

The resident will be well respected in the society.

117

The resident will become wealthier in general.

118

Poverty will rule that house.

119

The resident will accumulate huge wealth

120

The resident will lose his entire wealth.

 

Light (Electricity)

While constructing a room it should be kept in mind that every room gets proper light. Electricity is the main source of energy these days. Main switch board and meter etc. should be fixed in the south-east portion of the building. In every room, switch board should be provided on the right hand side (While entering). It is not auspicious to provide switch board on the left or centre of the wall.

A building or temple where sun rays and fresh air do not reach is not auspicious and beneficial. As far as possible each room in the house should be so planned that it receives proper sun rays and maintains proper flow or air. In modern times, many huge buildings are built such that not only the sun is not visible from inside but it does not receive even traces of sun light. Flies, mosquitoes, germs may, of course, enter it without any check. Electric lighting has replaced sun light and fans, coolers etc. are used to maintain flow of air artificially. The un-natural arrangement is harmful to health and produces adverse effects on the eyes, lungs and heart. Soon the inmates have to suffer from respiratory troubles and diseases or eyes. They have to consult the doctors again and again, and have to take medicines regularly and use spectacles.

Therefore it is necessary to keep the importance of proper circulation of air and light in mind for the healthy and long life of the inmates and the house itself. There are traditions in our country of worshipping the rising sun. Ancient scriptures have mentioned methods of curing several diseases, like anaemia, impurity of blood, dyspepsia, etc. with the help of sun rays and passing the sun rays through water filled in glass bottles of different colours. Exposure of the body to mild sun rays also cures many diseases. Modern architects generally ignore this fact in an attempt to earn more money by utilising maximum space. Sunlight and natural air are very much necessary for the durability of the house and health of the inmates. This should be kept in mind. Proper ventilation and exhaust fans must be provided in proper directions.

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