Vaastu, which literally means ‘house’, is a science (shastra) of arranging the five elements – earth, water, fire, air and sky in complete harmony. Experts say that the fundamental principle of vaastu shastra is to add value to a man’s life. Behind every vastu guideline, there is a scientific reasoning that aims at providing an organized and convenient life to everyone. Believe it or not, vaastu does have its effects and a few changes in your house can bring a lot of peace in your life.
We all hope for the best always and pray for calmness, peace and prosperity in our homes. Staying positive and praying is one thing but have you ever thought what else can be done to achieve all your life-goals and attract peace, positivity? Vastu is the answer. It is an ancient and traditional form of Indian architecture. The fundamentals of Vastu-science circle around the various sources of energies, solar and celestial included. Balancing these energies is the key to bringing in success and peace to you and your loved ones.
Vastu takes into account the layout, design, measurements and spatial geometrical coordinates to create an aura of harmony and peace in your home. It is one of the things that truly makes your “house” a “home”. While constructing a house, if one ensures that the construction goes on in accordance with the Vastu preferences, negative energies will never be able to set foot in such houses. The same is true when one moves into a new house. All it takes is a Vastu expert and a few little arrangements and alignments of the items to give the house a “Vastu-touch”.
These are a few tips for you to make your “house” an ideal “abode”:
- The Living Room :
This is the only space in the house that serves as an open playground to a variety of energies entering your home. It is so because all the guests and other family members usually gather in the living room and they carry a variety of energies with them, some positive and some negative. One must ensure that only positive energy stays inside the house. Vastu suggests that the host must face the North or East when guests visit. And guests must be seated opposite to the host. This can be achieved by a simple seating arrangement change. Also, all electronic items must face south, the direction of fire. That will ensure the best and positive energy flows into your house.
- The Bedroom :
A bedroom is the most important room in every house and it must stay full of positive aura, round the clock. Vastu suggests that the bedroom door must open to a maximum of 90%, always. It is important for channeling positivity into the room. While you sleep, your head must face south as it is the most calming and comfortable direction. Declutter your bedroom and only have the stuff you absolutely need. Free and abundant flow of light and air in the bedroom is again an absolute-must.
- The Kitchen :
The best Vastu-favored corner to set up any kitchen is that “South-West” corner. Or else, the “North-West” corner works just as fine. All burners and stoves must face south while the drinking water should always be positioned in the northeast side. Owing to spinning drastically different energies, try setting up the kitchen as far away from the bedroom as possible.
- The Prayer/Pooja Room :
A Pooja room is one of the most important and auspicious places in any house. More or less, a Pooja room serves like an engine that drives and circles various energies throughout the house. It is, therefore, imperative that special care is taken while designing and placing the Pooja room. As per Vastu, the best and most auspicious direction and place for the Pooja room is the north-east corner of your house. If north-east placement is not feasible, it can be set up in the east or the west side of the house. Once set up as per Vastu, the Pooja room keeps driving harmonious vibes throughout the house which in turn heightens the positive energy.
- The Money/Jewelry Box :
Cash/Money is what makes the world go around. It is directly related to our social status, prosperity, harmony and abundance. Our emotions are so deeply connected with money that for us Indians, money is not just an instrument to buy or possess material and worldly things. Our culture hails money as a form of goddess Lakshmi. We pray for money and it is, more or less, a part of our religious beliefs. Hence, it is extremely important to have our money/cash box placed as per Vastu to keep the money flowing in. A cash locker must always be placed close to the south-west or the southern wall in a room. It is important to ensure that the locker opens towards the north. It is because Lord Kuber is considered to be residing in the northern direction. When we repeatedly open the locker in the Lord’s direction, the gracious god refills it every single time.
- The-Placement-Justice :
Location or placement are of paramount importance in Vastu-Shastra. For the optimum confluence of the best of energies, every room has been marked to be located in particular spots as per Vastu. For instance, the main entrance of the house must face east, the rising-side of the Sun. It is to allow the positive light to enter and grace your house. It is ideal to cook facing the east side in a south-east located kitchen. This setup is the easiest recipe for happiness. While the bedrooms must occupy the south-west corners, bathrooms must necessarily be built in the northwest corners.
In many cases, following the Vastu suggestions is tedious, impractical and impossible sometimes. But there’s nothing to fret about. These suggestions are more of guidelines rather than “do-or-die” rules. An expert’s opinion in terms of Vastu usually goes a long way. We wish you a happy home and a happy life.