Vastu believes that by keeping the entry to your house in positive directions and positioning a constant cosmic field, a positive energy is created which in turn leads to positive thinking, good health and prosperity.
Construction of flats as per Vastu is not that simple. The number of flats in one complex, common walls for adjacent flats, makes it complicated.
Nevertheless, if one follows meticulously the principles of vastu in selection of the plot and construction of building, satisfactory results could be obtained in majority of cases.
The principles given below should be followed strictly so as to give maximum benefit to the flat owners.
The site should be a good square or a rectangle if possible with south-west corner equal to 90 degree.
North, east or north-east roads would do more good with two gates, one in the east and the other in the north. Besides the north-east, south-west or north-west blocks are also good.
Ground levels should be sloping towards North-east, and the levels in south-west, should be higher than all other sides.
An open well or a bore well should essentially be dug in north-east, before the construction takes place.
While designing the complex, more open space should be left in the east and north compared to west and south.
Balconies towards north, east and north-east are advisable and better not to keep balconies in south and west in general.
Kitchen is advisable in south-east, or north-west and never in north-east.
Pent houses should be planned in south-west on the terrace.
Staircases have to be in south, west or south-west and to be avoided in north-east, because head room of the stair case, higher than south west is not acceptable.
Main entrance into the flat could be from east, north, south, north-east, west and north-west.
No wells or bore wells should be dug in south-east, north-west or south-west.
Cellar should be kept under the northern or eastern portion of the complex, and not in southern or western side.
North-east cellar to be used for parking of vehicles; better if they are not heavy trucks.
Open area in north-south should be used for lawns, bore wells and sumps. Open area in north-east can also be used for on and off parking.
Vastu tips for the interior planning of your house.
For safe and sound interior planning of your house make sure that there is plenty of light, air with proper ventilation and minimum furniture.
Check if your home has the following positions
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.
Ideally this should be Southeast 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.
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.
These should ideally be located in the West, South or Southwest
Ideally this should be Southwest. 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.
Bathroom & toilet
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.
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.
If you are building your home, the Vastu shastra advises to keep the following in mind
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.
A staircase should never begin in front of the main door nor end directly in front of the upstairs door. Spiral staircases are not auspicious either.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)