Vastu Shastra lays down certain basic
principles to be followed while positioning the toilet
in the house. Vastu for toilet recommends North West
corner of the house or building to be assigned to the
toilet. For an attached toilet, again the North West
side of the room is recommended as per Vaastu. The
second option could be the South East direction.
Toilet in the North East can adversely affect the
finances and prosperity of the family. Whereas toilet
in South West direction directly affects the head of
the family in terms of his health and might make him
Bathrooms can be on the north west, south or
west sides of the building, but not on the eastern or north
eastern sides. The toilet room should also not be located on the
south east, the south west, or in the center of the building.
The morning sun falling on the body after
bathing is good, so windows should be set in the north or east
sides of the room.
Ideally, toilets should face south, not east or
west (in the direction of the sun). The toilet should be located
on the west or northwest side of the room and should be built
30–60cm (1 or 2 feet) above the ground. An attached bathroom
should be on the west or northwest side of a room, never on the
Sinks should be placed on the northeast, north,
or east sides of the room. Bathtubs should be located on the
northeast, west, or east sides.
Bathroom walls should be painted white, sky
blue, or another light shade. Do not use black or dark red.
Water should leave the bathroom from the east or
northeast side. Water should not leave from the southwest or
southeast directions. The overhead septic tank should be on the
northwest side of the house.
Vastu Tips for Toilet
Some effective Vastu Tips for construction of the toilet include:
Toilet seats should ideally be placed in
either South to North directions or West to East direction.
The doors should be either in the North East
or East walls.
Mirrors should be placed on the North or East
Planning the windows such that we have a
larger window in the North direction and smaller in the West
(keeping the privacy intact)
The toilet walls should be painted in lighter
hues and not warning colors like red and black.