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( building your home, the Vastu shastra advises to keep the following in mind Continued... )


Bedroom: - The main bedroom should be located in the South. If the bedroom is located in the North, there would be unrest in the family. The bed should be placed in such a way that while sleeping, the head is towards the South. Alternatively, head can face towards the West. One should never sleep with legs towards the South. The inmates should not take meals in the bedroom otherwise they will suffer bad health, especially while they sit on the bed while eating. Divine idols should not be kept in the bedroom. While construction a bed - room, directions should be specially chosen. The directions according to which rooms should be constructed are as under:
North-West The room in this direction is suitable for guests and girls.
South-West The Chief of the house should have his room in this direction.
North-East Bedroom situated in this direction. In such situation there is a possibility of increase number of girls in the family
South-East No bedroom should be located in this direction. The children do not take interest in studies. There is no sound sleep. People have much anger. Decisions are generally taken hurriedly.
West There is a possibility of birth of larger number of girls in the family.
Bathroom: - The bathroom should ideally be located in the East. Alternatively, it can be located in the North-West. But the bathroom should never be located in the North East. Wash basin etc. should be mounted on the Eastern wall of the bathroom. Exhausts fan can be fixed on North and East walls. Geysers should be South-East since it is 'Agneya' corner and Geyser is associated with heat.
Balcony: - It should be constructed in the North-East to achieve good health and wealth and if in the houses already constructed, the balcony is in South-West, it should be covered with glass or screens.
Entertainment Room: - This is an important place and the suitable directions for it is North-West or South.
Food Storage: - The store should be in the kitchen and in the South-East corner.
Garages: - It should be in the South-East or North-West corner but load on North and East Walls be kept at the minimum.

Some rules should be followed while considering the decoration of the interiors of your house. Some rules and tips related to the same are as under:
Shoe Racks: The shoes and footwear should be placed in the south-west portion of the verandah or main hall only, and never in the bedroom. Shoes should never be placed in the north, south-east or east portion of the house.
Almirah: Almirah should be placed in the southwest of the room. If almirah with valuables are to be kept, the best place for the same is in the southwest portion of the southwest room in the house. The almirah with valuables and jewellery should open towards the north or east direction.
Beds: The beds should be placed more towards the southwest of the room but never in the southwest corner. One should sleep with head towards the south for sound sleep and better health.
Sofa Sets/Sitting: Sofa sets or chairs etc. should be kept in the south and west of the living room. The chairs should be so kept as for he owner of the house, or elder person in the house to face towards south or west direction while sitting.
Dining Table: Dining Table can be placed in the north west of the kitchen. The owners or elder person in the house should face towards the north or east while the guest should face south or west while eating.
Study Table: A study table can be placed in the southwest of the room and the person should face towards north or east while studying.
Mirrors: Mirrors should only be fixed on the north and east walls. No mirrors should be place/installed in study rooms and opposite to beds in the bedrooms.
Home Appliances: Heating appliances must be placed in the southeast of the room. Fridge should be placed in the northwest portion of the room. Television sets should never be placed in the southeast of the rooms.
Plants Within The House: According to Vastu, cactus or related plants should never be kept in the house. Plants with red flowers and bonsai of the trees are not allowed in the house. Avoid plants in the northeast corner of the house. Avoid pots along the north and east walls of the house.
Paintings and Statues: Vastu doesn't allow to use northeast corner of the house to hang paintings or any other thing, so as to keep the northeast clean and light. Paintings with scary marks and evil things should be avoided. Paintings depicting scenes of Ramayana and Mahabharata should be avoided; however, Vastu allows the use of other puranic paintings. Paintings of nude should be avoided. Paintings showing violence and abstract paintings with clashing colours should be avoided. Avoid keeping statues of gods in bedrooms. Vastu suggest paintings of nature scenes, prayer, and temples for good health and better living. Avoid keeping heavy statues in the northeast corner of the room. Never keep any stuffed animals in the house


Interior Planning by Vastu:
Bright colours should not be used in the house. Cold and light colours should be used for painting the house. Paintings or photographs depicting war, sad faces, birds like owl, crow, pegion, erotic pictures etc. should not be used for decoration in the house
Entry: This should ideally be North, or East of Northeast, West of Northwest. The entrance door should not directly be in front of the main gate as whatever comes in, tends to flow out with ease. The number of doors should be even and not odd, however there should be an odd number of doors in a line.
Kitchen: The kitchen ideally, should be towards South-East, the direction of God of Fire. Alternatively, it can located in the North West. Cook should face the East or North. All items pertaining to fire or heat should be installed in the South-East corner. The Main-switch, generators etc. should be located in the South-East corner of the house.The ideal place is in the south east corner of the building or a kitchen in the west of the building can also be tolerated. Ideally this should be South-east as this is the place of fire. Alternatively this can also be in the Northwest quadrant. The dining area in case the kitchen is in Southeast, should be towards the East and in the latter it should be north.
Bed Room: The master bedrooms should be in the South West corner of the house. If the house has more than one floor then, then it should be on the top most floor. The ceiling should be in level; this makes the energy of the room uniform, which in turn gives one a steady state of mind. Children's room should be in the north-west or west side. To have a better concentration they should have a separate study close to their bedrooms. Southeast is not recommended as this is the quadrant of fire and couples tend to be more argumentative in that corner. The Northwest can also be avoided as being the pocket of air one tends to be away from the home for some reason or the other.
Study Room: The best locations for this room are the north, west, north-west, east, north east. These directions attract the positive effects of Mercury increasing brain power, Jupiter increasing wisdom, Sun increasing ambition and Venus helps in bringing about creativity in new thoughts and ideas.
Dining room: The dining room and kitchen should be on the same floor and it should be adjacent to the kitchen from the left. The entrance to the dining room and the main door should not be facing each other. The dining table should be square of rectangular in shape and should not be attached or folding against the wall.
Fountains and Fish Tanks: Never keep fountains and fish tanks in bedroom and study.
Paint Colours:
The kind of paint colours used in the house greatly effects the mood and general nature of the inmates. The psychology of the man can be disturbed is wrong type of colours are used. In entrance of the house, avoid red, black and gray colours, while using white, light blue and dark green colours are good.

Bathrooms: Bathrooms and toilets should be adjacent to the north- east corner. This should ideally be located on the Northwest. These are best avoided in the Northeast and Southwest corner. The mirror-sink should be towards the North or East. The toilet seat should be along the North-South axis.They should never be constructed in the center or in the south -west corner of the house.
Drawing Room: It should always be constructed towards the north. The rooms located in the northern part of the house should be bigger in size as that compared to the rooms in the southern part of the house. They should be shorter to them in height by one to three inches. This is an important rule of Vastu Shastra. Furniture should be square or rectangular in shape. With all corners covered, the drawing room falls in the centre of the house. The exact centre of the house should be left vacant without any furniture in it.
Open spaces/garden: According to Vastu, open spaces should be located in the North which is the place of the God of wealth. Open areas enriches the family.
Store Room: If essential then the store room should be constructed in the southern part of the building, other wise grain and other provisions can be stored in the kitchen or in other rooms and cupboards. Things should not be stored in diwans and box beds because it effects the magnetic environment of the self and the room causing sleeping disorders.
Waste Storage: Daily wastes from the kitchen should be kept covered in the south- west corner of the kitchen.
Height of Rooms: The rooms in the northern part of the house should be larger than the rooms in the southern side by 6-9 inches, and lower by 1-3 inches. Height of rooms should ideally be, 12- 14 feet. Doors/Windows As far as doors are concerned, the main door should be larger than the inner doors and all doors should open towards the walls. All windows should be at least 3 feet 6 above ground level, and should be at the same level from the top. Window openings should be on the northern and eastern sides of the buildings.

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