While building or buying a house there should be a good place
left in all sides of the house, when the out-house is built in
The house should not be bi-furcated after the construction. It
is better to build separate houses from the beginning instead of
doing partition after completion. This stands good in the case of
All the walls of the terrace should be the same in width as of
the ground floor. When it is desired to make it thin, the space
should be left equally on both sides of the wall, to hold the
weight perfectly in the center. For example when the wall of the
ground floor should be of 18", the wall of the terrace is of 14"
or 9", and be built in between the width of the ground-wall,
leaving equal place on both sides. This will strengthen the
walls, too, to hold the weight equally and properly.
The divergent or convergent constructions should not be made
with the opening towards south. In divergent construction, when
the south is left open with the building in east and north, it
will become most harmful as per Vaastu. Similarly drastic
unforeseen things will happen, when the south is left open in
convergent structures, as the building would be in east, north
It is better to hang the churning stick to a poll. The person
should face east, while churning and cooking food in the kitchen.
The pots for drinking water should not be put exclusively in
northeast, touching the walls in north and east. No pails be
constructed to put the pots in northeast. In southwest the pots
be arranged on the platform.
All the domestic objects such as brooms, pestles and so on
must be kept in south western corner; not in the northeast, even
for a short while. The waste should not be kept in northeast
accumulated; but should be disposed off frequently. Grinders,
mixers and any such heavier gadgets must be kept alongside the
west, and southern southwestern walls in the respective rooms, as
It is most beneficent to put the almirah in southwest corner
facing north. It may be placed in that corner, facing north. It
may be placed in that corner, facing east, which also augurs very
well. Some experts of Vaastu, opine, that the almirahs be kept in
north, the place of Kubera, the god of riches and in northeast,
the god of Abundance; but, it seems to be, that they have
forgotten the disasters of heaviness in northeast and so on.
It´s not a presumption but the solid results of
Refrigerators, iron-box, shoe-rack, tables, sofa-sets, etc;
must be placed in southern and western rooms along with the
southern and western walls. TV antenna should be fixed in
southwest on a pail. Never, it should be in northeast. The fodder
for the animals can be arranged in south and west.
It´s better that the cots, which are not in use, should
be placed along with the southern or western walls. It´s a
good habit to sleep on the left side.
The windows must be provided in northeastern room, when they
are provided in southwestern room.
One should not hesitate to arrange water pots in southwest on
pails, as it is prohibited only under the ground level, in a sump
The bathrooms can be constructed in southwest, but not be made
If your house has more open vacant space in south than in north,
it will lead to destruction and downfall, be it a house or an
industry, or a temple or a hut. More open space in the east than
in the west is auspicious; the principle holds true for more open
space in the north than in the south too. Open space should be
kept all around the building. The plot having road on the
east-north directions is better.
Keep your heavy and permanent items in the south-west corner of
the building or plot. For a happy family life place more heavy
items in the rooms south-west and south-sides. On the other hand,
the lighter (weightless) items should be in the north, north-east
and north-west directions. TV, radio or any other entertainment
device should be placed near the south-west corner.
While sleeping head should be in the east or south. Never sleep
with feet towards south or east.
Water tanks should be on the roof in the south-west direction.
Never place these in north or north-east corner. Underground
water tank should be built in north-east direction only. Flow of
water and its outlet in the directions other than east,
north-west, north-east and north causes troubles.
Pooja room is always best in the north-east corner or near it.
Kitchen is always auspicious and best in the south-east corner.
Guest room or drawing room should be in the north or west
direction. Room for the watchman or guard should be near the gate
in the boundary wall on the left side. Toilet should ideally be
in north-west corner. In case you've a space-crunch, it may be
constructed in any direction, but the seat in the toilet should
be such that when using the toilet you face towards south or
There should be only one main door of the house, which should be
adorned with auspicious symbols. If more than one door are
required, take care not to have two doors opposite each other.
All the doors and windows should be of the same height, upper
edges being in the same straight line. Avoid a door above a door.
This principle does not apply on multi-storey buildings. The door
on upper floor should be shorter than that on the lower floor. A
temple can have doors on all the four sides. The wall, on the
side in which main door is to kept, should be divided in nine
equal parts (length-wise)-leave five parts on the right and three
on the left, door should be constructed in the remaining one part
or in the 7th part. Door of the staircase should face either east
Vaastu and Family Life
A well or any other pit in the south-east, south-west or
north-west direction, will lead to quarrels in the family.
Pictures and scenes of war and battles, idols/statues of demons,
pictures of pig (boar), leopard, tiger, jackal, serpent, eagle,
owl, pigeon, hawk, crow, and crane are inauspicious.
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.