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is an ancient science which helps one to get the natural benefits freely offered
by the five basic elements of the universe in which we all live. These basic
elements are Akash (SKY), Prithvi (EARTH), Paani (WATER), Agni (FIRE), and Vayu
(WIND). Vastu Shastra can be applied by keeping in harmony with these basic five
elements of nature. It is an edifice science that was developed by our learned people thousands of
years ago. Its application today is purely architectural and its principles are
based on becoming one with nature. Like astrology and palmistry it is a vast
& complicated science, easily misunderstood by most people.
Most people all over the world
will not think twice before spending huge amounts of cash on designing their
houses and they should rightly do so. But when the house does not bring them
peace and harmony and instead the ill effects of vaastu are experienced the same
people consult astrologers, palmists, tarot card readers and some blame their
destiny or luck.
Vaastu is essentially the art
of correct settings one can place himself in such a manner as to derive maximum
The ancient relics say that
Vaastu is based on two forces "positive" and "negative"
which are constantly interacting with each other on the surface of the land.
These forces should get disturbed whenever any structure is erected on a vacant
land, to maintain a balance.
If there are more positive
energies (forces) than the negative energies, the result of such a construction
would yield more benefits to the inmates leading to a more successful, healthy,
wealthy and peaceful life, contrary to this if the negative energies dominate
the premises the effects could be negative.
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If you're building your
home, the Vastu shastra advises to keep the following in mind
The length of the land should not be more than twice the breadth. The land
should not be too porous i.e. should not absorb water very fast. The slope of
the land should be such that water flows towards North-East. The slope of the
roof should be such that water should flow towards North or East. The house
should not be constructed on the land which is a dead end.Select a site where
the land is fertile and not dry and rocky. Avoid water logged land or land at
the end of a road. Avoid land too close to graveyards, cemeteries, hospitals,
etc... Ideally the plot should be rectangular or square in shape. Square is
best. If it is a rectangle, the ratio of length to breadth should be 1:1.5
Plots should be with higher levels in the South & West and lower levels in the
North and East. Water bodies like rivers, canals, etc. should be towards the
North, East or Northeast and the mountains towards the South and West.
Avoid U-shaped, V-shaped, L-shaped and triangular shaped houses. The angles are
not conducive to attracting positive energy.
The Puja Room should be located in the North East direction. Alternatively, it
can located in the North or East direction. While worshipping, the person should
face the East. Idols should not exceed 6 inches in height. One should not sleep
in the Puja Room. This direction is ideal for Water storage. Thus underground
water tanks, filter etc. should be kept in this direction. Room for prayer and
meditation is recommended to be in the north-east corner of the house.
Deity or image of god should not face the south direction. Ideal positions are
such that you face east or west while praying.
If the steps leading to the entrance are damaged or broken, then the
master of the house will face problems with his career and his expenses will
soar. The staircase should ascend clockwise. The total no. of steps should be
such that on division by 3, a remainder of 2 should be obtained for eg. 7, 11,
Number of columns in a building
Columns in a building should be in even numbers.
Columns in the north-east corner should not be circular.
When columns are exposed for architectural purposes, the number of exposed
columns also should be even.
Room: - The children are
future of the nation. If the parents are able to give right direction to the
children at their tender age then tomorrow they will turn into disciplined
citizens. The children's room, too, should be constructed in the North-West
corner but the bathroom should be arranged in above noted direction only.
Children's room can be located in this corner i.e. the North West. The study
room can also be located in this direction. Water Tank on the Roof of the house
should located in this direction. This direction is also ideal for Cattle and
Doors: - The
Main-Gate should have two panels. The main door should not open inside the
house. The doors in the house should not be noisy. The total number of doors,
windows and ventilators in the house should be even in number for eg. 2, 4, 6
etc. but should not end with a 0 i.e. 10, 20 etc. If the front door frame is
painted black, then the owner might have to face hardship. If the door has
cracks or is too old, then the owner will have a tough time gaining respect in
Drawing Room: -
It should be in North-West, South or west direction. In the traditional drawing
rooms mattresses, covered with white sheets of cloth are spread in the entire
room and round pillows are kept in South and West walls. Similarly, in the
modern drawing room, the furniture should be kept in South and West directions.
As far as possible the open space should be maximum in North and East
Dining Room: - In
olden days the meals were taken in the kitchen itself but now the dining room
has become an integral part of the drawing room. Dining Room should be towards
the West as it is ruled by Saturn and it is in the way of Bhooteshwara, the
symbolic representation of the hungry. It trees are to be planted in the
premises, they can be planted in this direction i.e. the West.
Guest Room: - It should be in North-West corner.