Vastu is an ancient Indian science of
architecture and buildings which helps in making a
congenial setting for a place to live in and work in a
most scientific way, taking advantage of the benefits
bestowed by Nature, its elements and energy for
enhanced wealth, health, prosperity and happiness.
Vastu Shastra is a science which teaches us to be
compatible and create a perfect harmony between the
five essential elements of nature; Sky, Earth, Water,
Fire, and Air with Earth's magnetic field.
It is imperative to harness the amazing power of
nature and live in tune with it since we ourselves are evolved by
nature, we live in nature and would perish and return back to
nature. Records and scriptures are full of testimonials from
kings, commoners, artists, saints and traders on how Vastu helped
them reap great benefits.
Be it a home or office, factory or a commercial block, Vastu has
been known to reward the follower with benefits and protection
from ill effects of life and unpredictable effects of nature.
We live in, and are surrounded by, various types of energy fields
which operate freely in open space. When we place a structure in
our establishment, the equilibrium is affected. Vastu helps in so
designing the structure that it ensures a harmonious flow of
energy in the building and restoration of that equilibrium.
The life force contained within the earth is what is called Vastu
by tradition. The plants, trees, buildings and architecture are
considered to be alive and part of the entire living sub-system.
Vastu is thus a living space or a dwelling place.
Vastu is a boon to the modern world. The keys to
the ancient secrets of the sages are now available to us. Vastu
will enable you to vibe with your surroundings in and around your
home and make life worth living. Vastu will help you in achieving
success in your life, whether it is education, home or business .
Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian Vedic Science for construction
of premises based on the forces and elements of nature. We can
harness the positive energies and vibrations once the Vastu
Shastra principles are incorporated within our homes and
commercial work premises. This leads us to an atmosphere &
environment where we experience harmony, peace, good health and
The following are the guidelines to design and
construct an ideal house which houses prosperity, protection and
peaceful environment in the house. It is essential to understand
and interpret these ground rules and then apply.
The main door of the house should preferably
be located in any of the exalted positions from the Northeast
corner - either from North of Northeast or from East of
Northeast. Doors can also be in the South of Southeast or West
of Northwest but in no case, should the main entrance be from
the center of any direction. Also the main entrance or door
should be avoided in all the following four directions,
namely, North of Northwest, East of Southeast, South of
Southwest and West of Southwest. There should not be any
obstruction or water body just opposite the main entrance.
Balconies should be planned towards the East
and North and should be definitely avoided in the South and
West. If balconies in the South and West cannot be avoided,
then larger balconies must be provided towards the North and
East. Care should be taken while providing balconies so that a
cut or truncation is not created in the Northeast corner.
The kitchen should be ideally situated in the
Southeast corner of the house and as an alternative in certain
cases, may be in the Northwest corner, but in both cases, the
cooking platform should be arranged to facilitate cooking
while facing east only. The Kitchen should never be in the
Northeast corner and it should also be avoided in the
Southwest too, as both locations will create problems with
respect to the health and finance of the inmates.
Rooms in the West and East can be used for
dining. The appetite can be stimulated in the dining hall by
having the walls painted in light pink or orange. A
rectangular dining table is the most preferred. In the dining
room, while eating, one should sit facing East or West.
Grains and other food can be stored in the
Northwest sector. Oil, butter, ghee, milk and other oily
liquids can be stored in the Southeast of the Northwest room.
When a generator or transformer is to be
located outside the plot, it should be placed in an open space
in the Southeast sector. As a second choice, it may be placed
in the Northwest sector.
The overhead water tank should be located in
the Southwest corner of the terrace preferably in the West of
Penthouses, if built, should be in the
Southwest corner of the terrace leaving an open space in the
North and East.
The prayer room should be planned in such a
way that it is placed either in the Northeast corner or in the
central portion (Brahmasthana) of the house. The pictures of
the god should touch the wall on the East side in the prayer
room facing West; inmates should perform their prayers facing
East for better concentration and devotion.
No garbage should be thrown or dumped in the
Northeast corner of the building or plot and the Northeast
should always be kept free and clean.
Heavy equipments such as the grinder, fridge,
etc, should be placed towards the South and West walls in the
kitchen. Even in the storeroom, racks should be built on the
South and West walls.
Rainwater should flow West to East or South
to North and ultimately flow out from the Northeast corner of
the house or plot.
The Northeast, North and East walls should be
decorated with photo frames, mirrors, and paintings of gods
and with wallpaper with natural scenery; whereas the West,
South and Southwest walls can be decorated with scenery in a
dull or matte finish. The South wall can be used for hanging
pictures of departed souls. Pictures of living beings may be
hung on the Eastern wall.
It is always advisable, and it is considered
profitable, to purchase additional adjacent plots on the
Northeast, North and East sides.
Under no circumstance, should one acquire any
plot adjoining the South or West sides of one's plot. Any
adjacent land acquired on the South or West side can be
disastrous to the person.
The master bedroom should be in the Southwest
corner, while other bedrooms can be in the CentralSouth and
Central-West directions. A bedroom in the Northwest is also
recommended but should be used as a guest room or only for
daughters. Bedrooms should be avoided in the Southeast corner.
It is preferable to have children's rooms in
the West or North. Children should have their study desks in
the North or East of the room and they should face East while
One should sleep with one's head pointing
towards the South. Children, however, can sleep with their
heads pointing towards the West. No one should sleep with
their heads in the North.
The bedroom can be painted in light to deep
blues to induce sleep. Green is advised for study rooms to
promote intelligence. Sandal/ yellow is advised for the prayer
The living room should be located in the
North or East sectors of the house. Heavy chandeliers or fancy
lamps should not be located in the geometrical center of the
rooms. They may be placed slightly towards the West or South
of the room.
TVs and computers should ideally be placed in
the Southeast corner of the living room or study room. They
should not be placed in the Northeast corner or Southwest
Telephones can be placed in the Southeast or
Northwest corner but not in the Southwest or Northeast.
Living rooms can be painted in white, yellow,
light pink, light blue or green. Grey, red and black are to be
Always keep the center of the room, building
and plot, free from any loads, weights, pillars, columns,
beams, water bodies, etc.
It is preferable to have the staircase
towards the South, West or Southwest of the building but it
may be in the Southeast or Northwest, depending on other
parameters. Staircases should be avoided in the Northeast,
North and the East.
Circular/spiral staircases are generally to
be avoided. The number of steps in a staircase should be odd,
including the landing step, and they should rise from East to
West or from North to South. It is better to make sure that
the steps are by the South and West walls, and that it should
be constructed in such a way that the movement is in a
clockwise direction while going upwards, that is from the
ground to the higher floors.
Toilets should be located in the Northwest
corner of the building or in the Northwest corner of the
rooms. Where Northwest toilets are not possible, Southeast
toilets are allowed. Other alternative directions for toilets
are Central-South or Central West. Closets in the toilets
should face North or South, along the North-South axis; and
should not face the East or West. See figure for all possible
locations for toilets and bathrooms.
Toilets should be avoided in the Northeast,
North and East.
Mirrors in the toilet and dressing room
should be on the North or East walls.
A bathroom in the East sector is most
preferred as the beneficial rays of the morning sun can enter
and promote the health of the user.
In the office or study room, the table should
be placed in the Western or Southern side so that one sits
facing the East or North. No equipment, furniture, cupboards,
etc, should be placed touching the North or East walls and if
it becomes unavoidable, they should be kept at least 4"
or 6" away from the walls.
Cash boxes can be located in the room towards
the North (treasury). But if the box is heavy (such as a safe,
heavy almirah) then it should be kept in the Southwest corner
and the door of the almirah should open towards the North.
The storage or lumber-room can be located in
the Southwest, adjacent to the Master bedroom.
If possible, the house should be extended by
4 feet to 5 feet in the Northeast direction to ensure the
Northeast directional bliss for the household. Growing tulsi
and other beneficial herbal plants in the Northeast will
promote good health and prosperity.
Pictures of landscapes depicting mountains
should be hung on the South and West walls only Landscapes
containing water, such as pictures of lakes and rivers should
be on the North and East walls. Pictures of eagles, battle
scenes, and carnivorous animals should not be used for
interior wall decorations. Pictures of horses, cows and
elephants can be used for decoration purposes.
The directions of East and West are important
as far as obtaining the energy from the sun is concerned. The
importance of the directions of the North and the South lies
in the flow of magnetic waves which flows from North Pole to
South Pole. Therefore southward portion of every building
should be higher than the northward portion.
Besides this it should also be kept in mind
that the inclination of land, building, floors of rooms etc.
should be towards North-East. In other words the parts in the
West and South of the building should be slightly higher than
those in the North and East.
General Vaastu Tips:
Your head should be towards the east or south
The rooms in the south should never have
ceiling low as compared to ceiling of the rooms in east and
Shoes and slippers should not be scattered
all over the house, as this leads to feud.
Don't keep dirty clothes with the washed
One should never sleep under exposed beam as
it brings ill fortune.
Don't a keep jug or jar of water near the
telephone. The electric rays produced from telephone leave bad
effect on the water. Your face should be towards the east
while cooking food. The cupboard containing food articles
should be towards your right.
The ceiling of the poojaroom should be lower
than the ceiling of all the other rooms in the house.
There should be no noise while opening the
doors and windows especially the entrance door from hinges etc.
To remove the noise keep the hinges well oiled.
A picture of Lord Ganesha and Saraswati is
good in study room.
Place vegetables in a dish after cutting
them. If they are kept on floor their nourishing substance
will be adsorbed by the floor.
The house should always be kept need and
clean and all the wastage etc., should be dumped or stored in
west of the house.
To prevent the house from evil-eyes, seven
green chillies and lemon should be hung at the main entrance
of the house, shop etc.
Change the bed-sheets during day time.
Comb and other beauty aids should be kept
neatly at the right place.
A cut-out in the roof should be provided in
the northeast to ensure proper ventilation of the house. This
factor works as a natural air-conditioner for the house.
There should be a separate towel for every
member of the family and for guests.
One should never provide three doors on a
single wall, especially in the front of the house.
One should never construct circular stairs in
It is very auspicious to view rising sun
after taking bath in the morning.
A blue bed-sheet should never be used in the
One should always wear neat and clean clothes
All the things should be properly placed and
well organized in the house, to ensure good luck.
Keep cash and jewelry in the safe or locker
which opens in the north.