A home is not just a house to live. It
is an extension of our mental space and a reflection
of our personality. Just as our aesthetic taste
influences its design, decor and maintenance,
similarly it too influences our moods, thoughts,
bio-energy, behaviour, personal and social life,
recognition, professional success; in fact, each part
of our life is deeply intertwined with our home.
A lot of meticulous designing, planning and
execution goes into building a home and decorating it. If the home
is designed following Vastu rules and guidelines, then it will
resonate with positive energy and vibrations and its occupants
will be healthy, wealthy and successful.
It has been noticed that the
residents of buildings and apartment blocks which have been built
in gross violation of Vastu principles tend to suffer from either
insomnia, depression, financial difficulties, domestic
unhappiness, or some sort of chronic ailment. They have also been
seen to suffer from lack of sense of security, loss of love in
life, drug abuse or alcoholism, and misery.
We all care about our homes where we spend our
maximum time, effort and money. We are in constant effort to make
it a comfortable place as it is our biggest investment. Negative
architecture of homes can damage our health, the air we breathe
and the water we drink, without our conscience knowledge. Here are
certain tips to keep it full of positive energy and optimism-
1. Room for prayer and meditation is recommended to be in the
north-east corner of the house.
2. Deity or image of god should not face the south direction.
3. Staircases should be located
in Southern or south-western portions of the building.
4. Do not design staircase of a
building in the north-east portion.
5. The steps should climb from
east to west or from north to south.
6. If there are landings or
turnings in a staircase, it should wind up in the clockwise
7. The number of steps in a
staircase should be an odd number so that if you start climbing
the steps with the right foot, you will reach the higher floor on
the right foot itself.
8. Columns in a building should
be in even numbers and columns in the north-east corner should not
9. When columns are exposed for
architectural purposes, the number of exposed columns also should
10. The room in North-West
direction is suitable for guests and girls.
11. The Chief of the house
should have his room in South-West direction.
12. No bedroom should be
situated in North-East direction.
13. No bedroom should be located
in South-East direction. For inhabitants of this bedroom, there is
no sound sleep and people have much anger.
14. Bathroom should be in the
West and South directions and the flow of its drains should be
15. Commode should be South or
16. Geysers should be South-East
since it is 'Fire & Heat' corner
17. Toilets and Bathroom should
be situated separately. These days these are built attached with
each other within the house. The following points need special
attention for such construction- Never builds toilets in the
direction of eastern corner. These should be constructed mainly
towards South or West. The face should be towards south or West
while discharging stool.
18. Balcony should be
constructed in the North-East to achieve good health and wealth.
19. Children's Room should be
constructed in the North-West corner but the bathroom should be
arranged in prescribed direction only.
20. The doors should be in the
North and East. Some painting or window should be opposite each
21. It should be in North-West,
South or west direction. The furniture should be kept in South and
West directions. As far as possible the open space should be
maximum in North and East directions.
22. The dining table should be
kept in South-East.
23. Garages should be in the
South-East or North-West corner. Load on North and East Walls be
kept at the minimum.
24. The kitchen must be situated
in fire angle, i.e. in South-East. The face of the cook should be
towards the East. The water tap in kitchen should be in the
North-East direction. It is better if the stone, on which food is
cooked, is of red color.
25. The junction of electric
cables of the house should be in the South-East corner along with
the main switch.
26. The main gate is dependent
upon the direction on which the plot lies. Both, East and West
directions are considered best for the main gate of the house.
27. In every plot more open
space should be kept in North, East and North-East than in South
28. It is best to keep patient's
room in South-West or North-West corner. If the head of the
patient is kept in the South, he recovers early.
29. Place of Worship is the place from where good ideas flow. If
it is in the North-East and the face of the idol is towards North
or East then the property of the house is assured.
30. Servant Quarters should be
in the North-West corner.
31. The North-East corner is
best for a study room. If the study room and place of worship room
are adjacent then it is considered most beneficial.
32. Petty cash for daily
expenses should be kept in the North. Jewelry and other valuables
should be kept inside a safe in the South. This adds to
33. Terrace should be in the
34. Trees should not be in North
and East but in South and West only.
35. Verandah should be in the
East as this is also a form of open space.
36. Water-Tank is best to keep
it in the North-West, but could be kept in West also.
37. Windows should be opposite
to the doors so that both the positive and negative cycles could
be completed. This provides happiness and progress to the family.