Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian knowledge system that talks about the science of architecture. It describes principles of layout, design, ground preparation, measurements, space arrangement and spatial geometry. Vastu Shastra translates into ‘Vastu’ meaning ‘place of dwelling’ and ‘Shastra’ meaning ‘doctrine.’ It’s no wonder that even after 3000 years of its discovery in Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, Vastu Shastra is still a compelling science that influences the decisions of prospective home buyers.
Some of the following Vastu tips hold special prominence. Home buyers would certainly benefit if they kept these simple yet effective suggestions in mind when hunting for their dwelling:
The door of the house the buyer buys shouldn’t be located in the south direction. South being the door to the nether realm attracts negative energy and infrared rays of the sun that are harmful to health. Ideally, the position of the door should be from north to north-east. There should be adequate open space around the building. Placing a picture of Ganesha at the entrance to one’s dwelling is one of the best ways to ward off loneliness and negative energies.
Vastu lays stress on the idea that Sunlight is crucial for any house to have positive energy. Moreover, ensuring ample sunlight means that majority of germs will be killed, and there will be an almost negligible odour. According to Vastu, it is essential to leave an open space on all four corners of the house. A house shouldn’t have a common wall with another house as it leads to the creation of mixed energies.
Toilets and bathrooms should be situated in the south-west direction or the southern corner of the house. The direction of the wind is from northeast to south-west, and if washrooms are located in the northeast, the wind would blow from toilet to the living room, contaminating the atmosphere. Keeping plants and saplings in the bathroom brings forth positivity apart from giving it a natural and serene appearance.
Since the Kitchen is the place of creation, it should ideally be positioned in the south-east corner of the house. Moreover, the Agneya or fire element favours the kitchen premises if it’s in the southeastern corner.
Early morning sun rays are rich with ultraviolet rays which can help in purifying water. The water tanks should be placed in the north-eastern corner of the roof in a multistoried building. Plastic water tanks should not be used because if it is plastic, it should be of some dark colour like black, blue, etc. so that it facilitates absorption of sun rays.
As per Vastu, the ideal place for the kid’s room is North- East or North West. The Sun is never in the north direction, so it is preferable to keep the kid’s room window on the north wall. This will not only bring the natural light of the sun but also protect from harmful sun rays.
The staircase and lift must lie in the south-west corner of the apartment building. This is because they act as the buffer zones and help in keeping the hot sun rays away from the building’s interiors.
In a society or community space, let the building block in the south-west direction be the tallest of all the building blocks. It will help in protecting the other blocks from the harmful rays of the setting sun.
To ensure that your living space is cool and tolerable, walls of the apartments should not be painted black or in dark colours as they absorb sun rays and increase the internal temperature of the apartment. Rather, cool tones like white, cream, light green, sky blue and orange are ideal.
Placing stone pyramids is an excellent way to correct Vastu defects and remove ill-feelings and bring in a more positive ambiance. Pyramids can be installed in the center of the house, at a key strategic point or even in the prayer room. If a pyramid is kept at a height in a strategic or important room, one can even practice meditation under it and experience bliss.
You often arrange things as per Vastu after buying your house. Omaxe believes in giving its buyers, homes that are built as per Vastu principles so that peace and happiness are always present in the dwellings which you choose. After all, a home is where the most beautiful memories are made, and your new home should bring prosperity into your life.