The dining table, preferably a rectangular one should be so arranged that the master of the house, or his wife or eldest son occupies the south of south-west or west of south-west chair in the room.
Odd shapes like egg shaped or other irregular shapes are best avoided for dining tables. The dining table should be away from the walls.
The fridge can occupy the south-east of the room preferably against the south wall. If a wash basin has to be placed, it can be in the north or east of the room with the water draining to the north-east.
If the kitchen is on the ground floor, the dining hall should not be on the upper floor. For carrying the food, crossing the stairs is not proper to some extent.
It is most profitable to have the dining room in the west side of the building. If it is in the east or the north it is tolerably good.
While taking food, the head of the family should sit facing the east. Others should sit facing the east, the west or the north. However, nobody should sit facing the south. If it is done, unnecessary quarrels take place.
Before we start taking our food it should be served to the cow, the birds and animals etc.
The dining hall should have a door in the east, the north or the west. There should be no arches.
The dining table should not be round shaped, egg shaped, hexagonal or of irregular shape. It should be square or rectangular in shape. It should not be attached to folding with the wall.
There should be water in the north-east corner of the room. Wash-basin should be in the east or the north, leaving the south-east and the south-west corner.
Nature portraits and paintings in the dining room makes the atmosphere happy.
There should not be any attached toilet in the dining room. There is no harm in an attached room used for washing cloths or utensils.
The door of the dining room and the main entrance door of the house should not be facing each other directly. The walls of the dining hall should have light blue, yellow, saffron or light green color.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)