If you are in the process of buying a plot or site, please
remember that plots/sites in South West, South & West directions
are more advantageous than others.
According to Vaastu, the most beneficial entrances in the house
are those in North East, East or North direction.
Living Room or the dining room is best looked in East, North
& Northeast directions.
The bedroom according to Vaastu should be in southwest/south
or west direction.
The children's bedroom should ideally be in NorthWest. It could
be in Southeast & North as well but never in southwest or
If you are fortunate enough in present times to have the luxury
of having a separate room for the guests, make the guestroom
in Northwest or northeast direction.
The kitchen of the house is ideally located in Southeast followed
by NorthWest & East.
Bathrooms & Toilets should be in Northwest of the house
or in West or South direction.
While purchasing a plot or a site, it is advisable to go in
for a rectangular or square shape. As far as possible, the site
should be slopping towards North & East or Northeast.
While making the building or the house, it is advisable to
have equal open space on all four sides. The levels of open
spaces should be higher in South & West side and lower in
North & East side. Outlets of rainwater should be in Northeast
or North zones.
The living room of the central zone (Brahmasthan) should be
free from any kind of obstructions. By obstructions, we mean
any kind of beam, pillar, fixture, toilet, staircase or even
a wall or lift.
The direction in which you sleep is also very important. One
should never sleep with head in the north. Sleeping with head
towards south ensures long life. While on a journey, it is advisable
to sleep with head towards west.
In your studyroom , have your seat so as to face east or north.
Do not have a toilet in the studyroom, though you can have a
Do not use a dark colour in the study room. Use yellow or white
or pink. Put the book shelf in east or north.
If you construct more than a floor, prepare the first floor
on Southwest. The height of first floor shall not exceed that
of ground floor. Do not build a storeroom on first floor.
It is said that a storeroom in the Northwest corner leads to
abundant supply of essential commodities. Keep a holy picture
on one eastern wall. Light colours should not be used on the
storeroom. Use dark colours or blue or green. Never sleep in
the storeroom at night. Also refrain from taking out grains
from the storeroom in night.
The bathroom/bathrooms can be either inside or outside the
house. In case it is inside, it should be located on the eastern
or northern side. (If attached to a bedroom, then to eastern
or northern side of the bedroom). When located outside, then
it should be in Northeast corner, but away from the main building.The
lavatories are forbidden in Northeast, Center, Southwest and
West directions of the house.
Vaastu Shastra also guides us about what type of plants and
trees should be planted around a dwelling unit so as to enjoy
their positive properties the most.
Vaastu does not prescribe having a Mango, Banana or a Jamun
tree very near your house. However Peepal at some distance from
the house in West direction is considered auspicious as is Imli
in South West of the house.
It is also auspicious to have an Anaar, Ashoka, Chandan, Champa,
Chameli, Gulaab, Nariyal & Keshar tree around a house.
On the size & shape of the door , Vaastu advises that width
of the door should be half of the height of the door. Square
doors as also automatic doors should be avoided.
The Paintings / Statues in the house are also important. One
should not have pictures depicting war scenes (even if they
belong to the Epic Mahabharata or Ramayan battles). Similiarly
scenes depicting negativities of life like sorrow , struggle
, violence (including that of wild beasts), tragedy and of calamities.