Vaastu for Family
Vastu, which is the science of
dwellings, links itself to the happiness in the family.
The Vedas, the wisdom books and
knowledge banks of India, has given us the great
Panchataras (Jyotisha, Yoga, Ayurveda and Vastu) of
our culture. All these science are inter-related and
Each sector of a quadrangle (Mandala)
is identified with the primary elements of Nature.
When these identifications are studied carefully,
those can be applied to bring in happiness into the
Every body says "Home,
sweet home." How can a home be sweet if there are
disturbances and agitations in the family? Such disturbances can
broadly relate to :
A) Peace of mind,
D) Routine or day to day family, Conflicts or confrontations;
F) Profession, or
Peace of Mind:
If you want to prevent or minimize the problems
arising out of the infantile actions or inaction of other members
of the family or if you want to give yourselves enough strength to
face the onslaught from family members? For this, get enough
strength first and then think trying to solve the problems of your
family member. The right and legitimate Vastu place for you in the
house is the South-West or if that is not available then South of
the house. In this area you need to spend at least eight hours a
In ancient times, our kings would sit on the
throne, which had a certain placement. When they sat there, the
assembly, which consisted of ministers and people, would be able
to discuss properly matters of importance and the kings were able
to award fair judgements. We just need to adapt to this ancient
practice in our day to day lives.
In the room selected for parents the bed need to
go the south-west corners of the rooms without touching either the
western wall or southern wall. We should always sleep with your
head to the south. South polarity is induced in the head. This
simple principle applies to everyone in the northern hemisphere.
When the head is placed to the geographical or magnetic north, the
blood circulation is stable and hence will ensure you better
health. As a result, it will help you to examine family issues
justly. Once you are able to review matters appropriately, you
will be able to take the right decisions. This way, you will be
able to understand the grievances of your family members and
communication between you and your siblings are likely to improve.
When it does, you have peace of mind.
Good behaviour of family members is one
important aspect of family happiness. When each member of the
family understands his/her responsibility towards the family,
happiness stays intact, but when one rebels without worrying about
one's own responsibility, peace in the family begins to drift
away. Such rebelling could be in the form of disturbing behaviour.
It could be in the form of verbal aggression on other family
members for no rhyme or reason, and can sometimes be even in the
form of physical violence.
If you have to choose the north-west and
south-east rooms between your daughter and son, It is better to
give the northwest room to your daughter and the south-east room
to your son.
Agneya (South-East) is ruled by agni or fire
which relates to assertiveness and aggressive attitude. Venus
rules this sector astrologically and relates to contentment, wife
(or husband) and fortune. Venus also is the Karaka for marriage.
This sector therefore relates to peace of mind (or otherwise) of a
couple and consequently, to family happiness. As Agni is
predominant in this sector, it would be wise for newly married
couple to keep away from this room.
Timid children can make use of this room and
hope to come out of their fear and get confident. People who are
by nature aggressive (and warlike) can avoid a south-east room.
Vayuvya (North-West) is ruled by Vayu or air,
which relates to movement or transit Astrologically, this sector
is ruled by the Moon and consequently, relates to the mind. The
Moon also is the Karaka for mother.
Taking this as the basis of our
understanding, we can safely conclude this sector also relates to
peace of mind of one's mother and naturally, to peace of mind of
the family. This sector is not suitable for already disturbed
minds. If we have to use the north-west rooms invariably, we need
to strengthen the interiors so that the disturbance is minimized,
if not removed. This sector may not be appropriate for youngsters
in their formative years, especially boys. Newly-wed couples can
use this room.
Education (or lack of it) is another important
aspect in life which invariably adds (or lessens) to the happiness
in a family. We see children doing extremely well and parents are
delighted about it. We also see children not faring well inspite
of their own hard study and the constant coaxing of the parents to
study. How can we make then study better?
Students who have difficulty in studies can
study in South-East rooms sitting in the North-East corners of the
rooms facing East.
Intelligent students can select a North-East
room and study their lessons facing East sitting in the central
East of the room. Students are advised to sleep with their heads
to the East. They can have their beds in the South-west corners of
Experiments in medical electricity have brought
to light that if a current of electricity is passed from one part
of the body to another, It subdues all inflammation in that part
of the body where it enters. Now, in lying down with the head
placed eastward, the current of thermal electricity which is
constantly passing over the surface of the earth from east to
west, passes also through the body from the head to the feet and
subdues inflammation. Therefore, There is a clear and healthy
head, which in turn makes the student study and understand his
lessons properly. It is precisely for this reason that sage
Markandeya said that a man becomes learned by lying down with his
head placed Eastward and is troubled with distressing thoughts by
lyingdown with his head placed westward.
We also find that normal day to day conflicts
among the family members also affect peace of mind of the parents
and elders of the family. These disturbances can sometimes be
traced to the South - West. Check if there is a water source
(water stump or well) in the South-west of the house and if so,
close it by filling it up with cement or earth. If you find that
the South-West of the house is chopped off, this could also be the
reason for the hostility among the family members leading to
depression in the elder's rational thinking.
Care should be also be taken to see that no door
is either on the south or West of the South-west of the building.
A door on the South west of a building (or room ) is likely to
create family disturbances.
Health is another important aspect of family
happiness. General health can be improved by sleeping with the
head placed South. Disturbed minds can make use of central east
rooms with their beds to the south - west corners of the room and
not touching the walls.
Contentment and happiness in your profession is
another contributory factor to family happiness. Apart from
looking into the placements of your room in your office and
arrangement of furniture in that room, it is necessary that you
get used to facing East. The East sector ruled by the Sun is
synonymous with health - physical and mental. You will be able to
think properly and take fair decisions on anything related to your
Financial stringency is another factor that contributes to family
unhappiness. We find people complaining that the inflow of revenue
does not match their hard and sincere effort. We can trace
improper flow of money to several factors. The ancient works have
invariably recommended a North of North-east water source. We find
that temples, which are financially prosperous, have their
Pushkarnis in the North of North-east. If you are planning to go
for a well or a water pump, you can try to locate it in the North
of North-east of your site.
It is also said that the North is ruled by
Kubera. You can place your assets like jewellery, cash, bank
cheque books, property papers and other important documents in a
central north room of the house with the almirahs kept in the
south - west corners of the room and opening towards the North.
This way the revenue of the family can stabilize.
Vastu shastra is handed over to us to regulate
our lives. These suggested Vastu recommendations can help to
lessens problems faced in a family and improve things. We, of
course, need to understand that we are always working within a
framework set by our horoscopes. Within this we can try to
archieve the best that is due to us. Once we know that we are
working within the limits set by the Almighty, We will be able to
reasonably achieve family happiness by making use of Vastu rules
laid down by the Vedas.
Enhance the East :Indra, god of prosperity, owns the east
keep this direction clean, light and ventilated with maximum
windows and doors especially your main door. Green is the
harmonious colour for the east.
Sensitive Papers in the North East : all sensitive
documentslitigation papers, case files, certificates,
testimonials, banks papers, etc, should be kept in the north east.
it is a cool direction and keeps conflicts in check. You could
also draw a swastika in the storage space for protection.
Your Picture in the South West : The southwest corners
attract northeastern magnetic energies. Placing your picture your
picture with your name and ambition here brings you name and fame.
Diya in the South East : This direction improves chances of
fame for you and your family. it wards off bad energies and
protects the family from evil.
Height of Name Plate : Hang your nameplate at the chest
level of the average human height. Lower than that, it would work
towards suppressing your profile. Make sure the letters are bold
and clearly legible.
Physical Placement : Try to frequent the south ,west or
southwest of the house .always sleep with your head towards the
Main Door in the South West : Agni or fire owns the
southeast, where the sun emits harsh infrared rays. Opening a main
door in this direction is inauspicious and brings defamation .it
also blocks rightful rewards for your good deeds.
Water Tank in the South East : This too is like nurturing
an enemy because fire and water repel. This brings litigations and
taxation problems as well as unsatisfied relatives, friends and
Mirrors in the South : Opening up the south through mirrors
creates mental confusion and miscommunication, which would, brings
blame on you.
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