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Note: The following instructions are only guide lines for a perfect Vasstu
Even the great palace of the Pandavas “The Indraprastha “was not perfect ,So don’t worry if you have any Vasstu problems .Just have cool mind ,have Strong Faith in Guru & your Ishta Devi or Devta ( favorite Deity).There is nothing to worry if u have their blessings .

Just apply the basic rules of Vasstu Shastra and follow the simple remedies.

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Place of Idol and Worship , Vastu Shastra

Everyone believes in Ishwara in one way or another. Ishwara is the essence of all the activities of human achievements. The Brihatsamhita tells that gods prefer to live where there are rivers and springs, by mountains and in shady groves, and if in towns, surrounded by pleasant gardens full of flowers and natural beauty. Only such sites should be conducive to divine contemplation and spiritual harmony. So spiritual and religious monuments should also be constructed by taking care of vastu.

Vastu Shastra offers some basic guidelines before setting up the place of worship in a flat or a building.
One of the most important sections in a house is its place of worship. Almost all the houses have a separate place where the idol of a lord is consecrated and is regularly worshipped. According to Vastu Shastra there are certain rules that should be followed before setting up the place of worship in a flat or a building.

These basic principles are as follows:-

The pujaghar or meditation room for worship in the building should be in the east, the north or the north-east directions. The south corners should be avoided

Pujaghar should not be constructed in the bedrooms

The idols should either be in the east or the west of the Pujaghar. The idols should not face the north direction.if they look northwards the devotees will look southwards. This is not considered right by Vastu Shastra.

Triangular pattern of any God should not be drawn in the Pujaghar.

Strictly toilets should not be built above or below the worship rooms.

It is auspicious to use white marble work in the worship room. As far as the hues are concerned people are free to use white, light yellow or light blue.

The worship room should have doors and windows in the north or the east directions.

If there is a lamp stand it should be in the south-east corner of the worship room.

Moreover it is auspicious to built the place of worship in the shape of a pyramid but only if possible.

Women should not enter the worship room during the menses period.

The homkund is a pit for sacred fire. It is also called the Agnikund (a pit for consecrates fire). These should be placed in the south-east direction of the worship room. The sacred offerings to the fire should be made while facing eastwards.

The showcases and almirahs in the Pujaghar should be kept in the west or the south walls.

Verandah , Vastu Shastra

Verandah is an important part of a flat and hence Vastu Shastra lays down certain principles for constructing it.

Nothing can be more beautiful than a spacious verandah. In order to construct this the art of Vastu Shastra has postulated several rules for the construction of the verandah.

Verandah should be constructed to the east or the north side of the main structure. A Verandah will prevent evil forces from entering the house. If need be shoes and other items can be kept here but definetly not in frontof the main door, before we enter the main building. The holiness and the cleanliness of the flat can thus be maintained.

The height of the Verandah should be a little less than the other rooms. The corners of the Verandah should have an oblique cut or of round shape.

he sitting arrangement in the Verandah should be in the south or the west parts. If there is a swing in the Verandah, it should be in the east-west direction.

The roof of the Verandah height should be less than that of the roof of the main building. If the roof is slanting it should in the east or the north directions. it is considered auspicious. Roof should not be made of tin if possible.

flower pots are to be kept in the verandah they should be of small size. Flower pots with creepers should not be kept here.

Placing a photograph of Lord Ganesh or Lord Shankar in the verandah is considered auspicious.

The sitting arrangement in the Verandah should be in the south or the west parts. If there is a swing in the Verandah, it should be in the east-west direction.

The shoes of the visitors should be kept in the north-west direction.

Stone, mortar or the grindstone should not be kept in the verandah.

The verandah should have maximum number of windows and free ventilation.

Always Avoid heavy & bulky furnitures in verandah.

Dining Room , Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra spells out that the dining rooms can either be constructed in the east, west or north of a flat.

ining room is an indispensable part of a flat. The place where one eats must be constructed with care and precision. By following the basic principles of Vastu Shastra these units can be constructed.

The dining rooms should be constructed in the west side of the building. If it is in the east or the north that too is acceptable.

Both the kitchen and the dining hall should be on the same floor. So if the kitchen is on the ground floor, the dining hall should also be on the ground floor. The simple reason behind this is that it may not be proper to climb stairs while carrying food.

While taking food, the head of the family should sit facing the east. Others can sit facing the east, the west or the north. However, nobody should sit facing the south. If it is done, unnecessary quarrels take place.

Before we start taking our food it should be served to the cow, the birds and other animals.

The dining halls should have a door in the east, the north or the west. There should be no arches in these units.

The dinning table should not be round shaped, egg shaped, hexagonal or of irregular shape. It should be square or rectangular in shape. Do not attach or fold it with the wall .

Keep water in the north-east corner of the room. The wash basin should be placed in the east or the north. However do not keep this in the south-east and the south-west corners

Toilets should not be attached with the dining rooms. However, attached room for washing clothes or utensils are acceptable.

The door of the dining room and the main entrance door of the house should not be facing each other directly. Paint the walls of the dining hall with light blue, yellow, saffron or light green colour.

Nature portraits and paintings in the dining rooms create a positive energy


Drawing Room , Vastu Shastra

Living Rooms can be made perfect for using by following the rules of Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra is an art and science that is as old as the Vedic Age. References to it has been found in the texts that date back to this era.Vaasthu in Sanskrit refers toVasthu meaning a commodity. Shastra means system in Sanskrit. Vastu may also refer to vaas(to live). This ancient science has laid down several rules following which will lead to a harmonious existence for the living beings. These rules pertain to the construction of houses and even work places.

he living rooms in a flat are an important section. If the residents follow certain principles of Vastu Shastra it can generate positive energy in their houses.

The living rooms should be in the east (leaving the south-east corner) or in the north. It would be more beneficial if they are located in the north side of the flat.

The slope of the floors in the living room should either be in the east or in the north.

The doors of the living rooms should not be constructed in the south-east or the south-west directions.

Built the doors in the eastern and the western sides as this would prove very auspicious for the living rooms

The furniture, show cases and other heavy articles should be placed in the west or the south directions.

Circular, triangular, egg shaped, hexagonal or odd shaped furniture in the living rooms should be avoided. These should either be square or rectangular.

In case there is a separate sitting arrangement for the head of the family it should be in the east or in the north directions.

T.V. should be in the south-east corner. It is better not to put T.V. in the north-east or the south-west corners. If it is in the north-west corner and remains on for a long time a lot of valuable time is lost. If the T.V. is in the south-west corner frequent breakdowns are expected.

The telephone should be in the east or in the south-east or in the north.

If the residents have arranged for the Indian style of sitting then it should be placed in the east, the west or the north.

Portraits of God or other images should be hung in the north-east corner of the living rooms.

Colours that can be used on the walls can be white, yellow, blue or green. Tiles of similar colors can also be used. Avoid using red or black colors in the living rooms.

Do no hang fancy chandelier at the centre of the room. It should be placed slightly towards the west. The logic behind this is that due to the gravitational force acting on this heavy item it should not fall at Bramha`s place. the center of a rooms is considered to be Lord Brahma`s, according to Vastu Shastra.

Portraits of birds, animals, sad women, weeping children, scenes from wars and others should not be displayed in the living rooms.

Do not put up photographs of any God at the entrance doors. In case someone is too keen, they can display the photograph or tile painting of the Lord Ganesha above the entrance door on the outside.

Due to scarcity of space, if the furniture are to be kept in the east or in the north direction, they should not come in direct contact with the flooring. They should be light and hollow and placed on base that is 1-3 inches above the floor.

It is also favorable to have the ceiling a bit slanting to the east or the north. This rule is completely optional.

There should be no outlet in the middle of the room

As far as the coolers or AC’s are concerned they should be placed in the south direction and but not in the south-east section.

If there are staircases adjacent to the living rooms they should be in the south, the west or the south-west corner of the room. They should be rise up towards the south or the west directions


Store Room , Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra has advocated several principles to harmonize the storeroom.

Store rooms are also an essential part of a flat or a building. Vastu Shastra has advocated several principles to harmonize this unit

These principles are as follows:-

The store room should be located in the north-west corner of the main building. It would be beneficial if grains and other provisions are stored here. There would never be a shortage of grain or provisions

People can also built a mezzanine floor in the west and the south direction of the store room.

The store room should not have a door in the south-west direction. Besides this doors to the store room can be built in any other directions. The height of the granary should not be more than the other rooms. It must be kept in mind that the north-west corner should not be taller. Windows in the granary should be built in the on the east and the west sides.

The door of the granary should have two shutters

Colours of the tiles and the walls of the granary should be preferably white, blue or yellow.

Almirahs or racks should be on the west or on the southern sides of the granary.

A photo of Laxmi Narayan should be placed on the eastern wall of the granary.

Sacks containing the annual provisions should be stored in the south-west corner of the granary. The provision for the daily use should be kept in the north-west corner separately. in the southeast corner, at least for 1 or 2 feet nothing should be kept.

Water should always be kept in pitchers or vessels in the north-east corner of the granary. It must be remembered that they are kept empty.

Keep oil, ghee, butter, kerosene, gas cylinder etc. in the south-east corner of the granary. It is quite useful and beneficial. If it is a hotel building, milk, curd, buttermilk, butter and others should be kept or stored in the east of the south-east corner of the granary.

One should not sleep in the granary at night because one will not have a sound sleep. Different thoughts will haunt the mind. However a nap can be taken in the afternoon. There is also no harm in keeping the dining table in the store room.

Empty containers should not be kept in the granary. If the containers are empty they should be filled up with grains or some other materials. No provision should be taken out of the granary during the twilight period. Care should be taken that there are no cobwebs in the granary.

Study Room , Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra advocates certain rules that will be quite useful in the construction of the study rooms. These are as follows:-

The study room should always be on the west side, leaving the south-west and the north-west corners. At this place one will receive get the good effect of Budh or Mercury, Guru (Jupiter), Chandra(Moon) and Shukra (Venus). Mercury helps in increasing intelligence. Jupiter gives a boost to ambition and curiosity. Moon helps in conceiving new thoughts and ideas and Venus increases talent. The only way to accumulate wealth is from oratory and writing.

In the study rooms one should always sit facing the east or the north directions.

The doors of study rooms should be two shuttered and in the north-east, the north or the west. Windows will be useful in the east, west and the north.

Toilets should not be there in the study room. Bathrooms are, however, useful.

The colour of the walls and tiles should be sky blue, cream, light green or white.

The racks for keeping books in the study room should not made be in the north-west or the south-west corners. Books in the north-west corner are likely to be stolen or lost. Books in the south-west corners are rarely used. Instead the books should be divided into two small almirahs in the east and the north directions or it can also be in the west.

There is no harm in leaving a shrine or water pot in the north-east corner of the room. The height of the study room should be the same as that of other rooms.

If we are not going to sleep in the study room and use it only for meditation or spiritual reading, the pyramidal shape of this room gives fantastic benefits.

Basement , Vastu Shastra

Vastu shastra recommends certain tips for the construction of the basement.

The art or science of Vastu Shastra is almost 5000 years old. It has evolved from the ancient Indian sages. Even today the rules mentioned in it for constructions are followed. The Indian Vastu Shastra divided the interiors of a flat or building into separate units and provides exhaustive tips on the individual units. Basement is a part of most of the buildings. They are found in residences and even in business establishments. If neglected there may be repercussions. Hence it is advisable that the basements are constructed keeping certain tips in mind.

The basement cannot be a suitable place for any auspicious work as the sunrays do not enter. As a result the advantages are also minimized.

If l/4th part of the basement is above the ground level or if the sunrays enter the basement from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. then one can utilize 75% of the basement for business

In some western countries, particularly in Japan, slanting mirrors are fixed in such a way that sun rays are reflected in the basement. As a result of this there can be some help for the growth of the business.

It must always be remembered that nobody should reside in the basement. If done unfortunate events occur and the any kind of development or growth will be seriously hampered

The basement should not be in the south or the west direction of the building. If at all it is so, it can be used as a godown or for storage of provisions.

The favorable position for building a basement is either the east or the north direction. If the basement is in the north-east corner it is beneficial too.

It is auspicious to make arrangements for the boring or water storage arrangement in the north-east corner of the north- east direction.

In case the basement is in the north direction keep the heavy things in the south-west direction. Sitting and facing the north or building a ventilation in the north-west side is considered good and useful for business.

If the basement is in the north-west corner the business flourishes but there is no cohesion in the work. Some serious ailments will occur. Thefts of small magnitude cannot be ruled out.

A building with the basement in the south-west corner cannot be sold easily. The person doing business there never flourishes and there will be continuous loss. According to Vastu Shastra evil forces reside in this corner.

The south-west part of basement cannot be even used as a godown. If there are water storages or well in it, it is most dangerous and destructive. The head of the family is likely to die an accidental death. It also leads to anemic condition and there is a possibility of suicide. In the south-east basement, hotels, bars, etc. can do some business. Agnidevta terminates all other businesses.

It is preferable that there is no basement at all. In case there is one only the eastern and the northern part of it should be used. In the southern and the western parts unmovable heavy goods can be kept.

The basement must be at least 9 feet high.

The only color that can be used for painting it is white. Blue colour should not be used as it symbolizes spiritualism.

In ancient times the western part of the basement was used for Samadhi. The face was kept towards the east. Such places of Samadhi should not be entered at all. If there is a dire need to visit this place then it should only be visited from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before entering it should be kept open for least 15 minutes and there should be someone to accompany the individual.

If there is water in a basement which is closed and not used for a long time, one should not step on the water. Infinite, invisible evil forces enter this water and it may be dangerous.

However, many ancient temples have basements too. A basement exactly under the chief deity has a particular significance. But it is not meant for ordinary people. Because of the prayers of infinite devotees and their religious faith, the basement is filled with magnetic waves. However enters this place should not stay here for more that 3 minutes.

A basement in the east or the north side with cash counter on the ground floor can prove beneficial.


Corners of the Open Space around the Structure, Vastu Shastra

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Vastu Shastra has established certain principles for corners of an open space around a structure.

According to Vastu Shastra the north-east corner of the open space around a building is the place of Ish (God). If this corner is closed or some of structure is constructed with the support of the compound walls in this corner the owner of the building will be subject to a lot of perils. Amongst the five elements Water resides in this corner and this element is an essential requirement for the sustenance of life. Moreover the ultra violet rays of the sun are absorbed by water and land. They give innumerable benefits to man. So if this corner is obstructed man will be bereft of certain benefits of Nature .

The south-east corner of the open space around the building should also be never closed. Following precautions should be taken for this part of the open space:-

No construction should be undertaken or shed be built taking the support of the east and the south walls in this corner. If at all, some construction is to be done at least 2 to 3 feet of space from the wall should be kept vacant.

Constructions should not be done by taking support of the compound wall. Hence the constructions should be done raising fresh walls. In this room, water or anything related to water should not be kept as fire and water are two opposite forces, having opposite properties.

Watchmans room, servants quarters or boiler room can be constructed in this open space.

Jobs related to electricity and heat can be undertaken here. They can prove beneficial.

Vastu Shastra says that if any construction work is done from the wall compound in the south-east corner or if the support of walls in this corner is taken for construction, it directly obstructs the corner. As a result the infra-red rays from the sun are not available and there will be a lot of negative energy around. This may lead the children to get involved in bad companies. There can also be untimely deaths in the family, late marriages of daughters and many problems for women.

In addition to these it should also be kept in mind that no construction be done in the open space around the building taking the support of the walls in the north-west corner. Vayudevta (Wind) rules this side and air is necessary for breathing. If the lid of the north-west corner is closed, there will be loss of wealth. It is observed that many business men have been impoverished because of this. But construction can be done in the north-west corner but at a distance of minimum two to three feet from the walls. Cattle shed or store room will prove beneficial in this place.

Open Space Around The Building , Vastu Shastra

Often buildings have open space around them. But before purchasing such buildings or flats one must know the directions of the open spaces that will be advantageous. Vastu Shastra will be of great help in this regard.

Open space around the building in the east and the north direction are more acceptable than that in the west and the south directions.

In the east or north-east corner, there should be a Tulsi Vrindavan. Do not raise the height of this structure more than the plinth level.

Swimming tanks, wells, fountains, underground water storage tanks, borings and others should be located in the east or the north directions.

In the east or the north directions one is free to construct gardens, lawns, etc. The decorative plants should not be taller than 3 feet.

A small water fall of 3-4 feet should be constructed in the east or the north. But do not build them in the north-east or the north-west corners.

Swings should be located in the east or the north and they should swing in east or the west directions.

There is no harm if pet animals and birds nests are kept in the north-west corner.

Benches in the open space should be in the west or the south direction and person should sit facing towards the east or the north.

Parking , Vastu Shastra

There are rules recommended by vastu Shastra for constructing the porch or parking.

The porch or car parking in a residence is often neglected. Since this is a part of a residence it is given equal importance by Vastu Shastra.

The rules for constructing it are as follows:-

Porch or portico in a building should be in the east or the north directions. If it is in the west, the south-west corner should be vacant and if it is in the south direction it should be in the south-east corner.

The roof of the porch located in the east or the north direction should be 2 feet shorter in height than the main building. Porch with downward slope towards the north is considered quite well.

A car parked in the porch should never face southwards. As far as possible, its face should be towards the east or the north. If the face comes towards the west of the north-west, the car remains in the porch for a very short time. It means that there will be a lot of travelling.

Car parking in buildings should not be in north-east or south-west corners. The apt site for keeping cars is the north-west direction.

If it is in the south-east corner minor repair work will be expected.

The cars parked in the south-west corner do not come out of the garage and is always out of order. Parking is best suited if done in the east or the north directions in the basement.

The gates of the porches should be in the east and the north-west directions. However, the height of the gate should be less than that of the main gate of the wall compound. The pillars of the porch and the parking should not have arches or triangles.

Porch should not be constructed with the support of the compound wall or even by extending them.

Colours that can be used for the porch are white, yellow or any other light colours. Black and gray should be strictly avoided.

If a business deal is to be finalized the vehicle should be kept with face towards the north on the previous night.

Administrators and officers should keep their vehicles facing the east. On the Full Moon day and New Moon day, one should not cross the city boundary from 11p.m. to 4p.m. in the afternoon and at night. In case someone is traveling he or she should take rest in this period. At this time due to the attraction and repulsion forces of the moon the atmosphere is highly charged. This time is conducive to accidents.

One should avoid traveling in the south and the south-west direction on Saturdays. This direction and day belongs to the Yama. On every New Moon day one should tie Biba (marking nut);1 lemon;1 Biba; Seven green chillies upto 11 a.m. This method protects against evil and cruel forces.

Staircase can be built according to Vastu Shastra.

For building a staircase there are rules which the Vastu Shastra has laid down.

These rules are as follows:

The main staircase of the building should be built in the south, the west or the south-west corners. It should never be constructed in the north-east corner. A staircase in the north-east corner will lead to loss of wealth and business. A staircase in any other corner reduces the losses.

The staircase should rise from the east to west or the north to south directions.

In case there are doors on the staircase, the uppermost door should be 9 to 10 inches shorter in length than the lowermost one.

The staircase for going upstairs and to the basement should not be a common one. The uppermost stairs should have a roof.

The number of stairs should not have zero in the unit place, such as, 10, 20, 30 and so on. They should be in odd numbers.

Staircases should not be in the central square of the building or the Brahmasthan. The main staircase should not originate from or end in strong room, lumber room, kitchen or prayer room. Do not keep the safe under the stairs.

Stairs should have a light colour. Staircase should not encircle the building as it may lead to many calamities. For instance the peace of the family can get disturbed.

Staircase rising from the south, the west or the southwest corner is also beneficial. Circular staircase should be avoided.

Although staircase can be constructed in the south-east or the north-west corner but it may lead to minor injuries to children.

If the staircase is in the south-east or the south-west regions, it should rise from the east to west or from the north to south.

Places where the staircases are not in a good state they must be repaired. Otherwise this will possibly lead to mental tension and clashes. The stairs or the starting part of the stairs should never be round.

The room with staircase in the south-west corner of the basement is not fit for living at all. It has been observed that those who stay in such rooms experience undiagnosed diseases, high blood pressure, anemia and these usually remain incurable.


Upper Floor , Vastu Shastra

According to this ancient architectural form, the upper floor needs special attention whiles constructing

The ancient science of Vastu Shastra advocates certain rules for building the upper floor in a flat or building. For ages Vastu Shastra has been followed and it has lead to good results. According to this ancient architectural form every section of a flat must be carefully built.

So while constructing the upper floors the following tips should be kept in mind.

The first step regarding its construction revolves around its positioning. An upper floor should be built only in the south-west region and the eastern and the northern parts should be left open. However, if the building is of two or three floors it is not necessary. The balconies or verandahs should be in the east or the north sides.

On the first floor, only the bed rooms, study rooms and other units for elders should be constructed.

Waste storage rooms or lumber rooms should not be located on the upper floor.

The first floor rooms should have doors and windows in the east and the north directions. A big window in the north-west direction is considered advantageous. It generates positive energy.

The height of the rooms on the first floor should not be more than the rooms on the ground floor. No construction should be done in the north-east corner of the first floor.

Vastu Shastra advocates that the roof of the room here should be slightly tilted towards the east or the north. It will prove beneficial.

The first floor rooms should be painted in light blue or green.

The flooring on the first floor should be slightly slanting towards the east or the north.

The outlet for rain water should be in the east, the north or the north-east corner of the first floor.

The first floor rooms should never have balconies in the south or the south-west directions. There is no harm if the balcony is constructed leaving the south-west corner if balconies in these directions are unavoidable. The corners of the balcony, however, should not be rounded or have an oblique cut.

Never use black colour in the balcony.


Central Position of a Flat in Vastu

In Vastu Shastra the central position of a flat or building is considered to be the place of the Brahma .

According to the principles of Vastu Shastra the central position in a flat, building or even plot is the space of the Brahma. It is also called the Brahmasthan. Usually the construction is divided into 3 parts. The square or the rectangular positions in the middle is referred to as the Chowk.

Since this is the place of the creator of the universe, Lord Bramha, no construction work should be done here. This space has to be left open. The uppermost roof of the construction can be raised in height by 1 or 2 feet. While building the roof the arrangement for proper ventilation must also be done. In the absence of a roof over the Bramhasthan one has to face many difficulties. Ventilation provides air and light to the entire structure. It will be more beneficial if the roof is built pyramidal shape. on the east and the north directions the roof must have the slopes.

If due to scarcity of land this place can not be kept open then toilets, lumber rooms, kitchens or bedrooms should not be built here. Moreover basements should not be constructed at the centre of the building or plot.

There should be no septic tank, well, water storage tank or boring at the centre of the plot. In case these rules are not followed it will adversely affect the owner of the building and also the people residing in it.

The only color that can be used on the walls of the Brahmasthan is white. Darker shades, such as, black, blue or red colour should be avoided.


Overhead Water Tank , Vastu Shastra

Vastu shastra says that the right placement of the overhead tank is needed to have a happy life.

These are the principles which the Indian Vastu Shastra has propounded for the construction of Overhead Water Tank in a flat or building. The science of construction dates back to the Vedic Age in India. The ancient sages had founded these principles and it is considered a science or an extension of architecture.

The overhead water tank should be located in the west or the south-west direction of the building.

The overhead water tank in this direction should be at least 2 feet above the uppermost slab. It should not touch the slab.

The first rays of the sun fall on this tank and the water absorbs it. Due to water, this corner becomes heavy and it is advantageous. But the overhead tank should not leak. Dampness in the south-west corner is not good .

The north- east corner belongs to the Water element yet a massive overhead tank is not proper in this direction because the north-east corner should not be heavy under any conditions.

Over head tank should not be located in the southeast corner also. If it is built here then it may lead to loss of wealth and accidents are probable.

The effects of overhead tank in the south direction are of medium effect. Here too the tank should be 2 feet above the slab of the roof and should not leak.

If the tank is built in the west side this too can be very beneficial as this is the direction of the Lord Varuna and he is in-charge of the rains. This tank in the west direction can be built over the slab itself. There is no necessity of leaving a gap.

Overhead tank should not be in the north-west direction. In case this is build in the direction it should be small in size, height, and situated at a distance of at least two feet from the north-west corner. According to Vastu Shastra the water in this tank is not used properly and cannot be retained for long.

Care must be taken so that the tank is not built in the middle (Bramhasthan). If there is a load on the Brahma it becomes impossible to live in the house. If the overhead tank at the Bramhasthan is removed, surprising advantages can be experienced within 21 days.

. As far as possible, there should be different tanks for drinking, cooking and for toilets and bathrooms.


Waste Storage Rooms , Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra provides tips for the construction of the Waste Storage rooms.

Vastu Shastra is an ancient science that deals with architecture. This science is almost 5000 years old. But the study of the was revived in the 20th century. The Indian Vastu Shastra divided a building or a flat into several parts and offers tips to harmonize each individual section.

For the construction of the Waste Storage or Lumber Rooms these following tips will be quite helpful:

The lumber room should be constructed in the south-west corner of the open space around the main building. In case this is not possible then it should be at least in the south-west corner of the main building. It should have a minimum length and breadth.

This room should be used to keep heavy iron material or knives, saw and others.

Do not build doors for the lumber rooms in the southeast, north-east or the south directions. If possible, the door should be of one shutter and made of tin and its height should be less than other doors of the building. Avoid constructing windows in this room. However a window in the west direction is acceptable.

The colour of the room should be dark gray or blue. Colors, such as, yellow or white should never be used.

Nothing related to water should be kept in the lumber room so that the walls are not dampened.

If there are cracks in the wall or the flooring is uneven it should be immediately repaired.

This room should not be used for living, sleeping or lent on a rental basis to anyone. The owner of the building may be troubled by the person living here as it is believed by Vastu Shastra that people living in this direction are usually quarrelsome and troublesome.

All kinds heavy objects can be kept here. moreover these goods can be kept in any side of the waste storage rooms.

Do not go into the room in the afternoon, evening or night. If one enters he or she can feel uncomfortable because of heavy breathing or heaviness in the chest.

Important documents, cash or jewellery should not be kept in this room because it is difficult to find important things here. It will be neglected even against our wishes.<

No auspicious work should be performed in this room.

Do not construct basement in the lumber rooms.

Do not chitchat or gossip, laugh loudly or talk angrily while standing in the doorway of this room. Doing this can lead to diminishing of happiness in an individuals life.

The south-west corner of the lumber room should never be kept vacant

This room can be built in the western or southern compound wall but it must be remembered that the room itself is built in the southwest corner of the open space. It can also be built by extending these walls in height.

Evil forces are at work in the south west corner of the plot in a vast proportion. It is, therefore, necessary to close this corner.

Angles in the Corner of a Plot, Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra has laid down certain rules for the Angles in the Corner of a Plot.

Vastu Shastra is the ancient art of construction that dates back to the Vedic Age. While most people concentrate on the building and rooms, such as, drawing rooms, bedrooms and so on, what they miss out is the corner area. According to Indian Vastu Shastra these parts too are as important as the other sections of a building or flat.

Vastu Shastra advises that it is always better to have 90° angles at all the corners of the plot. This is the reason why square and rectangular plots are considered good as all their corners are right angles.

If the north-west angle is more than 90° and north-east angle is less than 90° this kind of plot is also considered good.

The north-east angle should not be more than 90° and the north-west corner is less than 90° in a plot. If this is the case then the nature of the people residing here becomes violent and they will have a propensity to earn money by illegal means. The only solution for this problem is to remove the extended portion.

The plots which measure 90° in the north-east and the north-west angles and where the south-east corner is also less than 90° are considered inauspicious. It leads a man to total destruction and creates worries, clashes and fear in his life.

The south-west corner of a plot should not be more than 90°.

If the south-west corner is less than 90° and the south-east is more than 90° then it will add to ones anxieties. There will be frequent clashes and demonic tendencies will also increase.

In a plot where none of the angles of the plot are of 90° it will result in loss of wealth and illicit works increases. Life becomes full of tensions and hardships.

If the north-west and the northeast corners of the plot are less than 90° money will flow into the family but it will be difficult to retain the wealth. Continuous illness and sinful works are also expected.

If the north-east and the south-east corners are less than 90° and the north-west and the south-west corners are more than 90°, a lot of money is earned but it will be impossible to retain the wealth. Such plots are known as Gomukhi plots as the front of the plot looks like the face of a cow.

One of the features of the Gomukhi plot is that it is extended on both the north-east and the south-east side. This is not considered to be nice in Vastu Shastra. How ever, if the Gomukhi plot extends only in the north-east direction, it is very auspicious.

If the north-east and the south-east corners are more than 90° and if the north-west and the south-west corners are less than 90°, it should not be bought at all. Such a plot is known as the Vyaghramukhi plot.

According to measurements if the south-west and the south-east corners are 90° then the north-west corner will be less than 90° and the north-east corner more than 90°. This too is a kind of Vyaghramukhi plot. In properties like these enmity and sinful acts breed.

If the north-west and the north-east corners measure 90°, the south-west corner is less than 90° and the south-east corner is more than 90° this too is a Vyaghramukhi plot. Accident and suicides will take place in such plots.

Compound Wall, Vastu Shastra

According to Vastu Shastra the first structure that must come up during the construction of a house is the compound wall. This is the structure that will guard the house. The ancient science, hence, has laid down several rules for its construction.

These are as follows:-

The first step to build the compound wall is that the boundary of the plot should be demarcated before digging begins for constructing this structure. If it has an extended south-east or south-west corner the plot should be made square or rectangular by deleting the extended portion. These two types of plots are considered most suitable for buildings in Vastu Shastra.

It is advisable that the digging begins on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Inauspicious periods of unfavorable constellations like Bharani, Krutika, Magha, Ashleha, Vishakha and others should definitely be avoided.

Pratipada, Panchami, Shashthi, Dashmi, Ekadashi and Poornima are auspicious moments to commence the work.

Vishti is very inauspicious; therefore, no digging or construction should be done on this day.

Vastu Shastra advises that while digging the compound wall, work should be start from the south-east direction and move on to the south-west direction.

he compound wall can only prove beneficial if its height is more than 3 or 4 feet. The digging for compound wall should be done till the surface is quite hard.

The construction of the compound wall should start from the south-west direction to the south-east direction.

First of all the construction of the entire compound wall should be brought to the ground level. This helps in finding the water level.

The walls on the southern side and the western side should be thick and taller than those on the northern side or the eastern side.

It is not proper to have cracks on its southern and western sides.

The construction of the compound wall in the south-east corner and the south-west corner should have an angle of 90°

The wall on the north and the east sides should be at least 21″ shorter in height than that on the south and the west side. If this is not possible then a difference of at least three inches must be maintained.

The north and the east walls can be raised upto 1 to 2 feet and then a grill or fence can be arranged for. This proves very useful for the owner.

The north and east side of the compound wall can be useful if it is thinner. It can be made up of bricks and then decorated further.

While designing the north and the east compound walls it is better to avoid cross signs, for instance, a slanted Swastika

It is good if windows are kept to the walls on the north-east and the north sides for the free passage of air and light. However, there should not be any windows to the compound wall on the south and the west sides.

It is useful to have the wall in the south-west corner taller then the rest.

Engineering and Architecture in Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra professes that the role of Engineering and Architecture is very significant for constructions.

An approved plan is necessary for every new construction. If the plan is as per Vastu Shastra, it is immediately acceptable and there are several instances that have proved that the construction work progresses rapidly.

One of the foremost principles of construction work is that it should not be done in a hurry. Creating a building involves a large sum of money and effort. Therefore even a trifle mistake can ruin all the plans and dreams. So it is advisable that an individual waits for the right and auspicious time and then start the construction work. Once the work starts, there should be no break in it. The construction work should be stopped after sunset and working at night must be definitely avoided.
The mason should look up towards the south and then stop work. This will prove beneficial for the owner of the house. An outhouse in the south-west corner must also be built for keeping the building material. Out-house can also be built in the south-east corner leaving a margin of at least 2-3 feet from the east and the south directions. The watchman should preferably live in the southeast out-house. If he is in the north-west out-house, there is always a danger of theft. If the watchman is kept in the south-west out-house, they try to override the owner. Of course, it is advantageous, to build the outhouse, immediately after the construction of the well. the main building should be constructed only after the construction of the compound wall.

While building the house the advice of a professional is always useful. The concerned person can always put in his expert opinion, for instance, the exact requirement of steel to be used. These kinds of advices must always be taken into account.

L Type Plots, Vastu Shastra

According to Vastu Shastra it is best not to buy L Type Plots.

Vastu Shastra has laid down several principles for buying plots. There are certain kinds of plots that must be avoided and the L-shaped plot is one of them.

These are the reasons why one should not buy L type plots:-

A plot without the north-east corner is the worst kind. Vastu Shastra predicts that if any construction takes place in this kind of a plot it will lead to destruction. The head of the family or the other members will always fall sick. In addition to this there would be great financial losses.

A plot without the south-east corner leads to clashes between husband and wife, mental strife for ladies, disruption in the education of children and also to economic instability.

A plot where the south-west corner is replaced by an extended south and south-east directions will result in sickness, physical disability and mental diseases.

If the North West corner of a plot is missing it leads to unnecessary enmity, fear of theft and robbery.

To remove all this just make the plot regular a square or rectangle by making a wall or some partitions.

Roads Around the Plot, Vastu Shastra

According to postulates of Vastu Shastra the roads around the plot generate positive and negative energies.

Roads Around the Plot should never be ignored. While some of them are very useful, others can lead to negative impacts. According to Vastu Shastra it is important to choose a plot, which has the right kind of roads that will lead a person to the plot.

Plots that have parallel roads on all sides are considered auspicious. These types of plots are known as Brahma Stavam. Persons living in such plots will be subject to progress, wealth, health and prosperity. In case they face the north-east side of the layout plan then it would be an added advantage. It will incredibly increase wealth, commerce and knowledge. However, if such a place is located in the south-east corner then fire and electric equipment factories would flourish.

If there are roads on the east, the west and the north-side then progress in the family will be very rapid. For men catering business will flourish.

If there are roads on the east, the north, and the south then both life and business will prosper.

If there are roads on the east, the west and the south direction, persons staying in such plots will be popular. However, if the financial aspect or the business is managed by women, it makes more progress.

If there are roads on the north, the west and the south sides, people living in such places will have a happy and prosperous life. They are not interested in social works. The south-west and north-west sides of plots with roads on the east and the north sides (downward slope towards the north-east corner and upwards slope towards the south-east) are considered quite auspicious.

If the south and the west side roads have downward slope in the south-east and the north-west direction business flourishes.

If there are roads on the east and the north sides of a plot people living in them will be well known. They get opportunities for new businesses and become prosperous.

If there are roads on the east and the south side of a plot, the person living here will have a peaceful life. Such people spend a lot of money on entertainment.

Plots with roads on the north and the west sides will be instrumental in increasing the wealth of the persons living in them. However, they will face little hurdles in amassing this wealth.

Plots having roads on the south and the west sides with slope towards the south-west direction are peculiar. There is rapid progress in business but it comes to a standstill after 10-20 years.

Plots which have roads on the east and the west sides bring prosperity to the people living there.

Some plots have the north and the south pole in the corners. This means that the principal directions are in the corner. People living on such plots find that success always slips out of their hands at the eleventh hour. Some ambitious people, however, prosper more than their expectations.

If the roads around the plot run parallel to the building then it will prove useful. However, if the roads are zigzag in nature then one will be compelled to face unwanted troubles and difficulties.

Plots with road on the east side are auspicious. While living here one gets fame and success.

Plots with road on the north side are auspicious. Business prospers and the wealth increases.

Plots with road on the west side leads to quick progress in business but once this period is over the downfall starts.

Plots with road on the south side are good for business dealing with articles and requirements that are related to ladies. They are also auspicious for the carrying out business dealings related to entertainment, hospitals and bars.

Gate of the Compound Wall , Vastu Shastra

For building the Gate of the Compound Wall Vastu Shastra has laid down certain rules.

Once the compound wall is constructed it is time to build the gate of the compound wall. For this stricture too one can take aid of Vatu Shastra. This ancient architecture suggests certain tips to build the gate.

If the main entrance of the compound wall is on the east and the north sides it definitely leads to prosperity and fame.
If there are gates are on the east and the west sides this too results in happiness and riches.

The compound walls with gates on the north and the west sides bring only wealth. It has also been seen that they increase an individual`s interest in the spiritual aspects.

If there is a gate only in the east direction it leads to prosperity.

A northern gate symbolizes material comforts.

According to Vastu Shastra if the gate is in the west side of the wall then there will be a considerable profit in business. But this profit is short-term. After some years a lump will be experienced.

Remember to avoid the south side completely. Under no conditions should the gate be built on this side. It leads to hazards and difficulties

If the compound wall is divided into 9 parts there should be a door towards the east from the north-east in the third or the fourth part. Other gates may be built in the fourth and in the fifth parts of the north side or in the fifth and sixth part from the north-west to the west side. Doors should not be built at all in the southern side. Entrance from the south-east side of the south is favourable to some extent but this works for women only.

It is always better to have two gates on the wall compound. Vastu Shastra reasons that if an evil force enters from one gate it can leave fro the other gate.

Location of the Well , Vastu Shastra

For construction it is necessary to the proper Location of the Well andVastu Shastra helps with this

Most of the buildings are accompanied by several smaller units that are required for daily usages. For such structures Vastu Shastra states certain rules. For instance, the location where these would be constructed or the materials to be used are mentioned in the ancient architecture. For the construction of wells, borings and underground water storage tanks the following rules should be observed.

The best place for digging the well is the north-east corner of the plot. This will result the increase in wealth, prosperity, knowledge

While digging the well an axis from the north-east corner to the south-west corner should be drawn. It should be seen that the well does not intersect with the axis. The well needs to be dug to the right or to the left of the axis.

It is most beneficial if a well is dug in the east side of the north-east corner of the plot. There will be an increase in wealth as well as prosperity.

If the well is dug to the north side of the north-east corner there will be an increase in wealth but reputation increases marginally.

The well should be in the north-east corner. It should be dug less than half way to the east and the north sides. It should not be constructed in the south-east or the north-west corners.

A well in the east direction leads to prosperity, in the north results in increase in wealth, in the west one has to face many difficulties and hardships. When dug in the south it will lead to untimely deaths, deformities, frequent accidents and suicide attempts.

Unnecessary enmity and theft will result if the well in the plot is in the northwest corner it leads to.

Never built a well in the south-west corner of the plot. Vastu Shastra considers it inauspicious as it may result in the untimely death of the head of the family. Violence increases; there will be a total failure in the jobs undertaken; loss of wealth, suicide, clashes in the family and other problems will arise. These troubles are adequate to make life miserable.

If a well is constructed in the south-east corner it may prove to be perilous for children. Fire and water are two opposite elements and when they come together, clashes and troubles are infused in ones life. additional troubles include loss of wealth and serious strife at home. Compared to men women will suffer more losses.

If there is a well at the centre of the plot or building it will definitely ruin the family. The central position is accredited to Brahma and hence no construction can be done here. As a result nobody can stay in such places for a long time and life becomes unstable.

The well should be dug only after the land has been worshipped. Before digging the well, the place should be clearly demarcated. If the well is dug when the stars are favourable the water is easily obtained at a low level and it will also taste good.

For digging a well, the favourable constellations are Rohini, Uttra, Hasta, Uttara Bhadrapada etc.

It is advisable that the digging starts on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday as these are considered auspicious days.

Digging the well should not be started, as far as possible, on the zero day, {Kshya day) or Vridhi tithi

Moreover when the constellations are facing downwards digging can be started. Amongst the downward facing constellations, Bharani, Purva, Krutika, Purvashadha, Purva Bhadrapada, Mula and Ashlesha are favorable for constructing a well.

The aforementioned rules are applicable not only to residential buildings but also to business establishments, hospitals, temples and others.

Plots with Circular Roads, Vastu Shastra

According to Vastu Shastra plots with Circular Roads must be avoided.

It is quite customary to have roads in front of a building. However one may not know that even the roads can have an impact on a building. Even they emanate positive and negative energies. Hence it is important that the right kinds of roads are built in front of an establishment. As far as circular roads are concerned Vastu Shastra advises to avoid them.

If any of the parallel roads of the plot is circular to a large extent such plots should not be purchased.

If the road running from the eastern direction to the northern direction is circular around a plot it will lead to financial losses but marginally.

If the eastern road is circular and leads towards the south then the residents will face numerous troubles. There will be clashes in the house and the head of the family is said to turn evil or demonic.

If the circular road around the plot runs from the south to the west, promotion will be pending and business does not flourish.

If the circular road leads from the north direction towards the west direction it will lead to unwanted and unnecessary enmity. Health deteriorates and the debts keep on piling.

Road that directly enters the plot.Vastu Shastra

Vithishula, is the road that directly enters the plot. There are several roads outside a property that leads one to the building located on it. These roads, too, are of great significant.

In certain plots the roads approach from north-east side of the north and the east, the northwest side of the west and the south east corner of the south directions. Such plots are considered auspicious for a building or a flat.

Roads approaching the plot from the north-west of the northern direction, south-west from the western and the southern directions, the south-east from the eastern direction are said to be inauspicious according to Vastu Shastra. Such a plot should not be purchased at all.

In case the roads around the plots have dead ends especially in the principal directions it leads to hardships and difficulties of all kinds. It is not a fit place to live in. Such plots are rare.

If any of the parallel roads, in the major directions, has a dead end in front of the house such plot should not be purchased. The holder of such a plot will be subject to tremendous loss, enmity and clashes.

Purchase of the Adjacent Plot, Vastu Shastra

Adjacent plots are the plots nearing to the original plot or building. According to Vastu Shastra these plots also should be purchased while keeping in mind some simple points:-

While purchasing the adjacent plot of the original plot or building or while making a deal for purchase or sale of such plot, it should be done only when the sun is in the Vishakha, Revati, Aashlesha, Anuradha, Purva, Mrig, Mul etc. The auspicious constellations should be done on Monday, Thursday or Friday.

If a plot adjacent to the plot in the northeast direction is available it should be definitely purchased at any cost. This increases the northeast side of the building which leads to prosperity and wealth beyond expectations.

On the north side if a plot is purchased leaving the north-west corner there is an increase in wealth. If the entire north side with the north east and the north-west corner is purchased it is very beneficial. But purchasing a plot only in the north-west corner of the north side means that there is an increase in the north west direction, which is not proper. There is no progress in business in such direction.

If a plot whether it is big or small is available in the south-east, the south-west or the west side it should never be purchased. Even if the land is dirt cheap or free of cost. Happiness is lost loss, of wealth, accident or theft expected in such cases.

An adjacent plot in the south or the west side should not be purchased or taken on rental basis. It leads to quarrels and there is a continuous loss. Therefore, temptation to purchase such plots because it is cheap should be avoided at any cost.

While living in a flat, if a flat on any of the upper floors is available it should definitely be purchased. Even if it is a little costly, it should be purchased. It would definitely prove beneficial. However, before purchasing, it should be ascertained that the construction of the internal rooms etc. is as per Vastushastra principles. An old flat with fixed unmovable furniture can be purchased, but not with old movable furniture.

If there is a canal, drain, river or road on the east or the north sides of our building no flat or building on the opposite side should be purchased. However, a flat or building on the other side of the road, canal, drain or river in the south or the west directions of our building should be purchased. It is very beneficial and brings good health and wealth to the owner.

If a plot is available on the east, the north or the north-east side of the own plot it should be definitely purchased. However, if the plot is adjacent to the plot the intervening compound wall should be removed and minimum construction work should be done in this plot leaving most of it vacant. At any cost due to the purchase of the new plot, the east, the north or the north-east side of our plot should not become heavy or high.

As far as possible plot on hill should not be purchased. If at all, it is to be purchased, it should be on level ground with residences around it. If a plot on the downward slope of a hill is to be purchased standing at the middle of the hill with slope on the north and the east a plot is available, it should be purchased. But a plot with slopes on the west should not be purchased. The same rules are applicable for agricultural plots and other type of plots.

As far as possible plot with common well should not be purchased. However, if the common well is coming in the east, the north-east or the north such plots can be purchased. But full benefits are not obtained from such plots.

If the adjacent plot is for sale, but the owner is not willing to sale. In such conditions by persuading him and without giving him any trouble it is possible by following the rational methods of Vastushastra. Even from an old tenant the plot can be vacated. For this no supernatural help is taken.

If in the adjacent plot there are many deaths or if illegal businesses or sad events have taken place there, such plots should not be purchased. Every new place should be measured as per the layout plan before purchasing. It is also necessary to check all the corners as per rules of Vastushastra.

While purchasing a place on the double road crossing it should be in the south-west corner. This would give us roads on the east and the north. A plot adjacent to a bridge, if the bridge is in the east or the north of the plot, should not be purchased at any cost. But if the bridge is in the south or the west it can do to some extent.

Building Material, Vastu Shastra

According to Vastu Shastra the materials that are used for building are of great importance. These are the commodities that compose the building or a flat. Hence it is vital that while using building materials the rules of the Vastu Shastra are precisely followed.

While building a new house all the material should be new. Even if the wood of the old house is in good condition yet the doors, windows and other wooden units must not be used as much as possible. The logic behind this is that the chances of repetition of disagreeable incidents in the new house remain. Also the unhappiness about using the old things will linger in the minds of the residents.

If it is difficult to replace everything that is old then at least the entrance door of the older building should not be used. Similarly old tiles, remains of the kitchen platform, bricks, stones etc. should not be put into use in the new building. Old wood should be sold and using the money so obtained, one should purchase new wood for doors and windows if possible. Iron grills should be used only it is a dire need otherwise it is preferable to apply wood.

If teak wood seems too dear then one can always opt for other types are woods that are cheaper yet durable. However, wood of Gum Arabic tree or any other thorny tree should not be used. They throw negative rays. The Gum Arabic tree is usually compared with a demon. This is the reason why the carpenter`s plane is made of this wood because by using the plane made of this wood they would be able to work hard and fast like demons.

Building material, which is in store for a long time, even though it is available cheap, should not be used for building a new structure.


Universal Magnetic field in the Plot, Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra has laid down several rules that would generate the right kind of energy in the plot.

Every plot is surrounded by energy and universal magnetic field. This energy can either be positive or negative. Vastu Shastra has laid down several rules that would generate the right kind of energy in the plot and the building that is constructed on it. For instance if there is a wall around the plot it creates an energy level and magnetic field inside the plot. In the absence of the wall the benefits of energy level and the magnetic field cannot be reaped. It is mandatory to have a thick compound wall in West and South sides. A wire fencing can easily replace a wall in the East and the North directions. An opening on these sides will prove quite beneficial.

Depending on the shape of the plot the energy levels and the effects of the magnetic field vary. If the plot is square the energy level in side the plot is obtained in proper proportions.

If the plot is rectangular in shape, energy level is at a medium level. For travelling from the Northeast to the Southwest corner the energy waves have to cover more distance. Due to this the intensity of the magnetic field is reduced. However if the ratio of length and breadth is 2:1 in the rectangular plot a good magnetic field can be created. But it must be remembered that in case the length increases the magnetic field will decrease simultaneously. In this context by raising one or two cross walls good magnetic field can be obtained.

The energy always flows from a positive to a negative end i.e. from a higher to a lower area. However, the South-West corner should be at the highest and the North-East corner at the lowest level. The energy level in the South-East corner should exceed that in the North-East corner by two feet. The energy level in the South – West corner should exceed that in the North-East corner by three feet.

It must be noted that the above rules are applicable only if the magnetic meridian (South-North direction) is passing through the centre of the plot and not through the corners of the plot. When the magnetic meridian passes through the corners of the plot the four main directions the East, the West, the North and South fall in the corner of the plot or near the corners of the plot. As a result the magnetic field and the energy level inside the plot give average benefits. According to Vastu Shastra if such buildings are constructed by following its principles they will not lead to heavy losses. Around 75% benefits can be expected from such establishments.

In the plots where the magnetic meridian passes through the centre, that is the four major directions the East, the West, the North and the South meet at the centre of the plot the auspicious ultraviolet rays are obtained. In these plots the four sub-directions the North-East, the North-West, the South-East and the South-West converge in the corners of the plot and the North-East angle is an acute angle less than 90%. The benefits are directly proportional to the acuteness of this angle.

Barring the North-East corner if the North-West, South-East and the South-West corners are extended i.e. there are an acute angle in all there corners people residing here will incur losses. It is necessary that these corners are 90° except the North-West corner which is more than 90°. It is extremely necessary to have the South-East and the South-West are right angles.

For generating energy level in the plot it is essential that the east and the north directions are kept vacant. Construction in the North-East, the South-East and the North-West corners with the support of the compound walls will have to be avoided if energy level and universal magnetic fields are to be increased. If the North-East corner is obstructed with constructions then the energy level and the universal magnetic field is completely destroyed. Therefore, the North-East corner should always be kept vacant and if possible there should be storage of underground water. Due to water the cosmic rays filter down to the earth which helps the building.

Trees, such as trees with flowers and fruits should be planted in the East, the North or the North-East corner because these trees absorb the inauspicious ultraviolet rays. As a result the building will be having the benefits of these rays. Water should be sprinkled in the East and the North sides of the plot. A catalytic action takes place due to this and the auspicious rays are absorbed by the land to a large extent.

Slope in a Plot, Vastu Shastra

Slope in the Plot is an important factor for deciding the quality of the plot.
The slope in the plots is also instrumental in deciding the auspiciousness or the inauspiciousness of a piece of land. The four major direction the East the West the North and the South of the plot have two sub directions each. One gives favorable whereas the other gives unfavorable results. Hence the favorable direction should have the slope outside the plot.

The East has two sub-direction, the North-East and the South-East. The North-East direction gives auspicious effects whereas the South-East direction is inauspicious. Therefore the downward slope of the plot should be in the North-East side of the eastern direction.

The West has the North-West and the South-West sub directions. The North-West direction gives auspicious results whereas the South-West direction gives inauspicious results.

The North direction has two sub directions— the north-east and the north-west. The North-East direction gives good consequences and the North-West direction gives bad results.

The southern side is divided into two subcategories– South-East and South-West. Of these the South-East direction is auspicious while the South-West is inauspicious.

Inside the plot the downward slope in the East, the North and the North-East is quite beneficial. The slope in the South-East in the South and the North-West in the West gives good results but to a very small extent. The best results are obtained if the entire slope is in the North-East direction.

If there is a downward slope in the East wealth, prosperity, status and success are acquired. If there is an upward slope in the East one has to face dishonor, failure and extinction of genealogy.

A downward slope in the North-East direction leads to success, wealth, prosperity and peace of mind. However if there is an upward slope in the North-East direction it results in loss of wealth, failure in business and bad health.

If there is a slope in the downward direction in the West one will be subject to difficulties, such as, illness, mental trouble, loss of wealth and others. On the other hand if there is an upward slope in the West success, prosperity, wealth and spiritual progress is acquired.

A downward slope in the North-West direction will definitely result in like theft, enmity, ill-health etc. On the other hand, if there is an upward slope in the North-West direction it leads to success, wealth, travelling abroad, entry into politics etc.

Positive results, such as, wealth, prosperity and success can be experienced if the downward slope is in the North. However, if there is an upward slope in this direction it leads to loss of wealth, mental, unrest, bankruptcy and others.

A downward slope in the South results in danger like loss of wealth, ill-health, mental imbalance, ill health of women folk and so on. However if there is an upward slope it leads to fine health, wealth, mental satisfaction and other pleasures of life.

If there is a downward slope in the South-East direction it leads to dangers like health issues, insolvency and other familial problems. Even if the upward slope in the South-East direction is less than that in the South-West direction and more than that in the North-West direction it is considered auspicious.

A downward slope in the South-West direction it leads to diseases, addiction and untimely deaths. An upward slope in the same direction might prove beneficial and result in wealth, prosperity, children, promotion in service and gain of power.

Diagonal Plots, Vastu Shastra

The plots in and which the major directions fall in the corners are known as diagonal plots.

The plots in and which the major directions fall in the corners are known as diagonal plots. As a result the magnetic meridian instead of passing through the centre of the plot makes an angle of 45° with the main axis of the plot. From residences to commercial complexes, any kind of building can be built on diagonal plots. Vastu Shastra suggests certain tips that will be instrumental in harmonizing the plot with the surrounding nature.

The diagonal plots with roads on two, three or four sides give mixed results However the South-West side should not be used as entrance.

Utility for the Road

North-East Road: Residence, Temple, school, Library, shop and factories

North-West Road: Residence, Agricultural purpose, Showroom for vehicles and Garage.

South-East Road: Hotels, Residence, Courts, business run by women, entertainment, factories etc.

South-West Road: Hardware, tyre, permit room, accident hospitals and orthopedics

In the diagonal plots the building constructions should not be oblique or diagonal to the plot. Every construction should be parallel to the direction of the plot as well as the adjacent roads.

If oblique construction is done the benefits of Vastu Shastra cannot be fully reaped. Even if the plot is diagonal, construction should never be oblique. North- East direction must have the maximum of open space in a diagonal plot. The building should be constructed in the South-West part.

Curved roads adjacent to the diagonal plots should always be avoided. Even within the compound wall no curve or oblique cut should be there.

The Western and the Southern angles of a plot should always be right angle (90°). It should not be more or less than 90°

If the Northern angle of a diagonal plot is of 88° and the Eastern angle of 92° it leads to increase in wealth but the fame is limited. In such cases it is essential that the Southern and the Western angles should be of 90°.

With the East side of a diagonal plot being 88° and the North 92° one will get fame and publicity. However the money earned will not stay for a long span of time.

If in a diagonal plot both the angles on the east and the North sides measure 92° it gives rise to a pentagonal plot. A person staying in such a plot faces instability. He keeps on shifting from one job to the other. Wealth is earned but does not stay long. Avoid purchasing such plots. If at all purchased it is essential to make all angles of 90°

If in a diagonal plot both the East and the North angles measure 88° then in such a pentagonal plot the North-East direction is totally cut which leads to many calamities. Form making it useful converts the plot to a rectangular one.

For a diagonal plot the North-East approach road is very auspicious. The compound gate can be constructed at this place. The North-West approach road gives medium level mixed benefits. In front of the road on the west side the gate of the compound wall should be constructed. Do not build the roads in the North direction.

The South-East approach road is beneficial to some extent for hotels, electric shops, jewellery business run by women etc. The benefits are of medium level.

While constructing the compound wall of diagonal plots only the North-East wall should be light and made of bricks. The South-West wall should be high, thick and made of stone. The South – East and the North – West wall should be made of bricks and have a downward slope from the South to the East and from the West to the North. The compound wall on the North-East side should have the lowest height. Instead of a wall even a barbed wire fencing can serve the purpose. If the diagonal plot has a South-West road then the gate of the wall compound should be in the West. The entrance gate should open towards the North.

n the diagonal plot the well or the boring should be located in the North-East direction. there should not be any door of the compound wall or the building in front of the well. If the well is in the East or the North it would be quite helpful. Wells at improper places should be filled up and closed after proper worship.

The gate of the compound in a diagonal plot should in the South-West direction

Even if there is some fault in the construction of the building on a diagonal plot the loss is reduced from 100 % to 50 %. It is because the magnetic meridian is not passing through the centre. The profits or losses of Vastu Shastra are of medium level. When the magnetic meridian is passing through the middle of the plot proper results cannot be obtained. Therefore, a diagonal plot can be profitable because the losses are also less.

In the diagonal septic tank or water storage tank should not be situated in front of the compound gate otherwise it would lead to many difficulties.

The basement can be located in the North-East direction on a diagonal plot. However it should not be used for residential purposes. It can be only used as godown. Good or medium level benefits can be obtained. Vastu Shastra does not consider the basement quite auspicious. Hence it is better if there is no basement on a diagonal plot.

Division of a Diagonal Plot, Vastu Shastra

in case of the diagonal plot the principal axis should be drawn at the centre of the plot.

Taking into consideration the rectangular block of the diagonal plot the principal axis should be drawn at the centre of the plot. While drawing it the length and the of breadth of the plot should also be kept in mind. The plot needs to be divided into 4 blocks. The main building should be constructed in the South and the West blocks. The East and the North blocks should be kept open. However more open space should be left in the North-East side.

Vastu Shastra has laid down rules for the construction of the units that are located within the plot.

Kitchen is an important unit in any building. As a result special care must be taken for it.

In a diagonal plot the kitchen should be in the east block of the plot. Such a position will give 100% result. If it is not possible the South block can also provide 90 % results while the west block gives 80 % results.

The platform of the kitchen should be L type. However there is no such hard and fast rule that it has to be in this shape. But it must be kept in mind that the dining table should never be round, egg shaped or obliquely cut. It should always be square or rectangular in shape.

Bathrooms are best situated in the North Block. If the toilet is part of it then that should be situated in the West block. It is tolerable in the East block too. Never place it in the South block. Separate toilets in the diagonal plot should never be in the East or the North Block. It should be in the West block (100 %) or the South Block (80 %).

The Puja Room of the diagonal building should be in the East block where it leads to a 100 % result. The temple can also be placed in the North Block but it should never be in the West or the South blocks.

The most favorable position for the living room is in North Block. It is tolerable if it is in South-East of the East or the West blocks. Never place it in the South Block as it leads to conflicts and arguments.

Ideally in a diagonal building the bedroom should be in the West block. In the South block it is acceptable too (90%). The girls bedrooms should be in the East Block. The children`s bedrooms should never be in the South Block.

The best results can be acquired if the study room is in the West block (100%). however there is no harm even if is located in the North or the East Block. However it should never be in the South block.

The dining room in a diagonal building is the best suited in the West block where it can generate 100% positive energy. It is acceptable in the North and the East blocks too. However it should never be in the South Block.

It is more profitable to have the strong room in the North block. If it is in the west block it gives 80 % results. Here the safe should be kept in the west side and it should open towards the North. It should be at least one foot away from the corner and should not be kept in an oblique position.

In the South-East block the store room should be situated. If it is in the North Block it gives 80 % results.

The waste storage room of a diagonal building should be built in the South. It should never be in the East or the North blocks. If these are constructed in such positions then it will surely lead to huge financial losses. For open passage there are the East and the North sides. The articles including heavy materials should be stored in the south and the west part.

As per the rules of Vastu Shastra all the four corners of a diagonal plot must be open. The South -West direction does not come in any corner of this plot; it comes in the middle of the plot. Hence do not close any corner. a shed, godown or lumber room can be constructed by taking the support of 4/9th parts of the compound wall only in the South – West space.

In the diagonal plot construct a verandah or platform only on the East, North-East and North sides in one straight line. Steps to the platform can be constructed, but the platform must be kept intact.

he staircase should either be in the South block (100%) or in the West block (80%). these two sides are considered auspicious. It is far better, if the staircase is in a corner. It is also not bad, if it is in the middle of the South-West.

While constructing the first floor of the Diagonal Plot, keep the Eastern, North-Eastern and Northern parts open for the construction of a terrace. Construction should be done in the Southern, South-West and West sides.

East-South-East Extended Plot , Vastu Shastra

There are some guidelines for the construction in a south east extended plot.

The semi-diagonal plots are generally make an angle of declination at 10° to 20°. If the angle is more than 20°, such a plot is considered unfavorable. The lesser the angle the more suitable is the plot for use.

When a plot, in its South – South-East direction makes an angle of declination of 10° to 20° with its magnetic meridian, it more approving for women. As a result girls and women are found more in number in the house built on this plot. The male progeny is limited in number. They keep on quarreling among themselves.

The men are not only misers but also mean-minded, lazy and inactive. There is less virility among them. Money is adversely spent. The growth of wealth is limited. The mental fitness of the residents is disturbed and they suffer from mental distress. However Vastu Shastra can help in improving its utility. Such plots are quite useful for hotels and factories.

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Vastu Shastra, Auspicious Signs or Symbols

In Vastu Shastra Auspicious Signs or Symbols have a significant role to play.

There are certain signs and symbols in Indian culture that are considered auspicious. Vastu Shastra, too, promotes these signs as auspicious. However there are several signs that are thought to be auspicious. Swastik in the Hindu religion as well in Vastu Shastra is an auspicious symbol

Vastu Shastra, Auspicious Signs or Symbols Swastik

The spiritual energy or power of these auspicious signs can be measured in units. The machine, which can measure, is known as Bovimeter. Other instruments for calculating the energy obtained from mysterious powers are Lobe Antenna or Lattice antenna. This machine was invented by a German scientist, Unrst Hartmann. The auspicious energy of the Swastika Sign from the Hindu religion is one lac bovis 100000 bovis energy

The presence of such symbols in a household results in the overall increase of the auspicious energy in the house. The presence of such auspicious energy proves to be helpful for the head of the family too.

In Sanatana Hindu dharma every religious traditions always have some scientific reasons behind it.for example A simple looking beautiful Rangoli or Kollam has very big science behind it.
These Simple looking designs make an invisible protective field against negative energies.

You will often find beautiful, colorful patterns being made with sand or wet paint on the ground and walls within or outside houses in India during festivities. This style of home decoration is called Rangoli. It’s an art form practiced by the Indians since ages. The name ‘rangoli’ is derived from the words ‘rang’ meaning colors and ‘aavalli’ meaning row of colors. The designs used in drawing rangoli generally include geometrical patterns with lines, dots, squares, circles, triangles, the swastika, lotus, trident, fish, conch shell and even footprints.

Rangoli is a very popular in the Indian subcontinent and is known by different names in different regions of India. It is called Alpana in Bengal, Aripana in Bihar, Madana in Rajasthan, Rangoli in Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra, Chowkpurana in Uttar Pradesh, Kolam in the South Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and Muggu in Andhra Pradesh. While the power rangoli is more popular in the south Indian states, the North Indians prefer Alpana, which comprises of wet paint.

. The motifs employed in making traditional Rangoli are usually inspired by nature and thus, consist of peacocks, flowers, humans, trees, etc.

Traditionally natural dyes like bark of trees, leaves, flower petals and turmeric powder were used to prepare Rangoli.

The art form holds great religious significance. It also enhances the beauty of the surroundings and spreads joy and happiness all around.

Kerala, Pookalam, the flower Rangoli is thus made on the occasion of Onam.

Onam PooKalam

Onam is the state festival of Kerala. It is a ten days long festival in which the tenth day, the day of ‘Tiruvonam’ is considered extremely auspicious and fortunate. Malayalee families all over the world celebrate this occasion with great enthusiasm and gusto. People organize community celebrations and feasts for this occasion. They also decorate their home with flowers and torans. The most important part of Onam celebrations is the ‘Onam Kolam’ or the ‘Pookalam’. Pookalam is very similar to Rangoli; in fact it can be termed as form of Rangoli. ‘Poo’ means ‘flower’ and ‘Kalam’ means artwork. Made of flower and colors, it is a very beautiful decorative motif used as a floor decoration on most of the auspicious occasion.

On the occasion of Onam, Pookalam is made in most of the Malayalee homes. It is basically a colorful arrangement of flowers on the floor. Making a pookalam every day is like a ritual in every home during the ten-day-long (Atham to Thiruvonam) celebrations. Flowers are used on each day, as a particular flower is dedicated to each day of Onam. Beautiful motifs are made using these flowers along with naturally derived colors and cowdung.

How is Pookalam Made
For making a Pookalam, first of the entire floor is cleaned and all the dust is wiped out. Then, cow dung is spread over the entire area where the Pookalam is to be made. Once the cow dung is evenly spread, motifs on it are made using the hairline bamboo sticks or any pin like material. Generally, the Pookalam is made in ten rings, each representing a ‘God’. The flowers are then filled into the pattern made on the cowndung. Flowers that are commonly used in Pookalam include Thumba, Kakka Poovu, Thechipoovu, Mukkutti, Chemparathy, Aripoo or Konginipoo , Hanuman Kireedom and Chethi . Of all these flowers, Thumba flowers are considered the best as they are small in size and glitter in the soft rays of the sun. The design of the Pookolam can be simple or intricate depending upon the choice of the designer. It is generally made at the entrance or veranda of the home.

Significance
The Pookalam or floral Rangoli is made on the occasion of Onam in order to auspiciousness to one’s home. It is said that King Mahabali whose soul visits the state in the ten days during Onam becomes happy to see these beautiful patterns on the entrance of one’s home. Thus, the prosperity and happiness of that home is ensured for along time. Also at some places, the nakshatram of the day is used to be marked on the Pookalam as it stands as the representation of the Nakshatra. As for example on the Moolam day, Pookalam is made with four corners while on Thriketta, the representation of the nakshatram is done by making a protrusion on the circle in the form of a hand. It is also a popular belief that ten rings or steps of the Pookalam represent the ten deities in the Hindu pantheon. First step defines Ganesha, second defines Shiva and Shakti, third defines Shiva, fourth defines Brahma, fifth defines Pancha Boothangal, sixth defines Shanmughan or Muruga, seventh step defines Guru, eighth step is for ashta digpalakar, ninth defines for Indra and tenth defines Lord Vishnu.