VAASTU Ground rules for Apartments
While constructing apartments and flats, the following groundrules should be strictly
applied to get maximum possible benefits from Vaastu Shastra.
Though 100% compliance to Vaastu regulations may not be possible in apartments and flat
systems, one can certainly understand the fundamentals of Vaastu Shastra and accordingly
can choose a substructure (a flat or an apartment) from the main structure so as to balance
the complex interactions of energies from solar and geomagnetic sources.
To obtain a positively balanced Bioelectric magnetic field in a flat, the following
groundrules have to be appropriately understood and applied:
1. The plot, where flats are to be constructed should preferably have roads on the
North and the East, or at least on the North or the East. South road is not recommended
but a road to the West can be permitted. If the site has a road to the South, then the
main gate should be located in the Southern Southeast only.
2. The plot for flat promotion should be necessarily square or rectangular in shape
with Southwest right angle. Projection in the Northeast corner alone of the site is
acceptable. Particularly, Southeast corner of the plot should not have any extension.
Care should be taken to ensure that such extension is separated and kept for miscellaneous
use such as tree plantation, health club, gardening, outhouse.
3. There should not be any obstruction like water tank, electrical pole or transformer,
tree, septic tank etc., in front of the main gate of the compound either on the road,
or inside the plot. This will create “DVAR-VEDHA”.
4. Common structures for apartment building such as staircase, underground water
tank (sump), electric meter room, septic tank, parking area, drainage pipe, well,
borewell, security room all should be located as per Vaastu groundrules as described
in the earlier articles.
5. The open space around the apartment building should be more in the North and the
East and it should be as minimum as possible towards the South.
6. The slope of the plot and the roof of the flat building should be only towards
Northeast, North or the East; and the slope should be never towards South, West and Southwest.
7. The common staircase of the flat building should be constructed only in the
Southwest or the South or in the West. Alternatively, it can be constructed in the
Northwest or in the Southeast. By following this rule, no flat will have its Northeast
sector with heavy structure as staircase. We can normally see in most of the flat systems,
because of the provision of common staircase in the central-East or central-North, the
flat in the Southern side or the flat in the Western side are becoming victims of having
heavy Northeast staircase structure. Heaviness in the Northeast sector of a flat would
bring economic loss and financial strains to the inmates.
8. The Northeast corner of the open space inside the plot should be kept free and clean
and there should not be any structures such as watchman’s room, electric meter room or even
a tree. Underground sump or a well should be there.
9. All the flats should have their balconies to the East and North and at no cost,
there can be balcony in the Southwest corner of any flat. When there are balconies in the
Western and Southern side, Eastern and Northern balconies should be made larger and if
possible, the Southern or Western balconies can be closed and converted into a small
storeroom or a toilet room.
10. The overhead tank of the flat building should be preferably to the West of Southwest
and the overhead tank should be avoided at any cost in the Northeast or the Southeast
corners of the terrace. Any overhead tank in the North can bring economic loss and an
overhead tank in the East may cause health problems for inmates.
This research article is submitted by
Dr.K.Venkatesan BE, MTech, PGA, PhD, MsD, DDiv(hon).,. He is
a post-graduate in Engineering and he hails from the ancestry of Abirami Pattar.