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Vastu for House

Updated on September 4, 2015

Everyone wants to have a house that is pleasant and auspicious to live in, that brings an overall prosperity and good health to all the residents. Vastu is a science that helps you in the planning of such a house. This is my personal observation that people who live in Vastu compliant houses lead better life conditions as compared to those who live in houses that do not comply with Vastu. Vastu principles work on the basis of planetary movements, lordships of directions and the nature of five elements that constitute this whole universe. Moreover it also takes into consideration the magnetic forces of the earth and wind directions. I hope this hub will give you an adequate insight into the subject, but still if you have any query, you can post the same in the comment box. I will answer your queries to the best of my knowledge and understanding into the subject.

Where to place a house in a plot according to Vastu

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Southwest, South, and West directions are auspicious for the overall placement of a house in a plot. In order to trap maximum cosmic energies a general rule is that the Southwest part of a plot should be heavier and elevated than the rest parts of the plot. Northeast should be lighter, airy, open and depressed. As maximum positive energies flow from the Northeast direction so if the Southwest part is heavier and elevated than it can easily trap and store those energies for the well being of the residents.




Placement of Main entrance according to Vastu

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Main Entrance | Source

As maximum positive energies flow from the East and North directions, these directions are considered most auspicious for the placement of the main entrance.

Where to place a garage according to Vastu

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Garage | Source

Southwest, South, west and Southeast directions are good for garage.

As a general rule the Southwest part of your house should be heavier than the rest. Southwest direction is ruled by shadow planets Rahu and Ketu and both comply well with technical objects like automobile, electricity, electronic and mechanical devices, hence it is an auspicious direction for garage.

Southeast is also good as this is the direction of fire element. An Automobile is also considered as a manifestation of Fire element hence this direction is good for a garage. Southwest planet is ruled by planet Venus which comply with luxuries, hence placement of garage in this direction is also auspicious.


Where to place living room according to Vastu

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Living Room | Source

East, North and Northwest directions are considered auspicious for the placement of a living room in a house.


Where to place master bedroom according to Vastu

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Master Bedroom | Source

Southwest and South directions are considered auspicious for the placement of master bedroom

Southwest is the strongest direction in the plot as it stores all the positive energies flowing in from the Northeast. The element of Southwest direction is Earth which is known to have attributes like stability, patience, and load bearing capability. This is why this direction is considered most auspicious for the placement of master bedroom.

The ruling planet of South direction is Mars. Mars is known to have attributes like power, energy, discipline might and wealth protection. South direction stores all the positive energies flowing in from the North, hence this direction is also auspicious for the placement of master bedroom.

Where to place children's room according to Vastu

Children's Room
Children's Room | Source

South and West directions are considered auspicious for the placement of children's room.

South direction is ruled by planet Mars which is known to have attributes like power, energy, discipline might and protection. South direction stores all the positive energies flowing in from the North, hence this is an auspicious direction for the placement of children's room.

West direction is ruled by planet Saturn which is known to have attributes like struggle, discipline, energy, power and hard work. West direction stores all the positive energies flowing from the East hence this direction is also auspicious for the placement of children's room.

Where to place guest room according to Vastu

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Guest Room | Source

Northwest and West directions are auspicious for the placement of a guest room.

Where to place servant's room according to Vastu

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Servant Room | Source

West direction is auspicious for the placement of servant's room.

West direction is ruled by planet Saturn which is known to have attributes like struggle, discipline, energy, power and hard work. West direction stores all the positive energies flowing in from the East, hence this direction is auspicious for the placement of servant's room.

Where to keep domestic animals (dog, cat, cow, bufallo, horse, goat, sheep etc.) according to Vastu

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Kennel | Source

Southwest and West directions for auspicious for keeping animals.

Southwest direction is ruled by shadow planets Rahu and Ketu which comply well with animals. The element of Southwest direction is earth (soil) which also comply well with animals hence Southwest direction is auspicious for animals.

West direction is ruled by planet Saturn which also comply well with animals, hence this direction is also auspicious for animals.

Where to Place Toilet According to Vastu

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Toilet | Source

West, West of Northwest and West of Southwest are proper directions for the placement of a toilet in a building. Click here for more details on toilet.

Where to place kitchen according to Vastu

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Southeast, East and Northwest directions are auspicious for the placement of kitchen.

Southeast is known as Agnikone in Vastu Shastra. The lord of Southeast direction is Agni, the lord of fire. The element of Southeast direction is Fire. Since Kitchen is a place where there can be maximum creative utilization of Fire energy hence Southeast is considered to be the most auspicious direction for Kitchen.

The ruling planet of East direction is Sun which comply with both Fire and Water elements. The lord of East direction is Indra. Indra also known as the leader of the Devas and the lord of Svargaloka or heaven in Hinduism. He is the lord of all luxuries and fulfilments. Hence, this direction is also auspicious for Kitchen.

The element of Northwest direction is Air. Air element is considered a friend with Fire as it helps ignite and maintain Fire, hence this direction is also auspicious for Kitchen.

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Where to store store room according to Vastu

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Southwest and West directions are auspicious for the placement of store.

As a general rule the Southwest part of your house should be heavier than the rest. Southwest direction is ruled by shadow planets Rahu and Ketu and both comply well with storage. The element of Southwest direction is Earth which is known to have attributes like stability, patience, and load bearing capability. This is why this direction is considered most auspicious for the placement of a store room.



Where to place puja room (place of worship) according to Vastu

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Northeast, North and East directions are auspicious for the placement of puja room (place of worship).

The ruling planet of Northeast direction is Jupiter who is the mentor of Gods and is known to have attributes like spirituality and wisdom. The lord of this direction is Shiva known to have immense physical, spiritual and cosmic powers, hence this direction is considered as the most auspicious for placement of puja room.

The lord of North direction is Kuber, the Lord of Wealth and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas in Hindu mythology. He is regarded as the regent of the North (Dik-pala), and a protector of the world (Lokapala) hence this direction is also auspicious for puja room.

The ruling planet of East direction Sun which is known to have attributes like brightness, fame, energy and authority. The lord of East direction is Indra. Indra also known is the leader of the Devas and the lord of Svargaloka or heaven in Hinduism. . He is the lord of all luxuries and fulfilments. Hence this direction is also auspicious for puja room.

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Where to place study room according to Vastu

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Study Room | Source

Northeast, East, and North direction are auspicious for the placement of study room.

The ruling planet of Northeast direction is Jupiter who is the mentor of Gods and is known to have attributes like spirituality and wisdom. The lord of this direction is Shiva known to have immense physical, spiritual and cosmic powers, hence this direction is considered as the most auspicious for study room.

The ruling planet of East direction Sun which is known to have attributes like brightness, fame, energy, authority, knowledge, wisdom and prosperity. Hence this direction is also auspicious for study room.

The ruling planet of North direction is Mercury which is known to have attributes like knowledge, information, speech and communication, hence this direction is also auspicious for study room.



Where to place Verandah or Balcony according to Vastu

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Balcony | Source

Northeast, North and East directions are most auspicious for the placement of verandah and balcony. Northwest is also good.

As maximum positive energies flow from Northeast direction, this is a general Vastu principle that the Northeast part of a plot should remain, light, airy, open and depressed as compared to the other parts of the plot to allow uninterrupted flow of energy from these directions to the other parts of the plot. Since verandah and balcony are open spaces they should be placed in the Northeast, North or East directions.

And as the element of Northwest is Air, this direction is also good for open spaces like verandah and balcony.


Where to play staircase or elevator according to Vastu

Staircase
Staircase | Source

Southwest, South, and West directions are auspicious for the placement of staircase and elevator

In order to trap maximum cosmic energies a general rule is that the Southwest part of a plot should be heavier and elevated than the rest parts of the plot. Northeast should be lighter, airy, open and depressed. As maximum positive energies flow from the Northeast direction so if the Southwest part is heavier and elevated than it can easily trap and store those energies for the well being of the residents.

A staircase or elevator in the Southwest direction makes it heavier and elevated, hence this direction is auspicious for the placement of staircase and elevator.


I hope you will consider this information while planning your house. I wish you lead a prosperous, healthy and pleasant life. All the best.

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      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Very informative hub.

      When we were looking for an apartment, my husband insisted on getting one with main entrance towards east

      Great article

      Voted up and shared

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