Which room should be
constructed in which direction, if this is not kept in mind
while planning a house, the whole building may go against
the principles Vastu Shastra and it will create lot of troubles
causing irreparable harms and loss to the owner / inmates.
SOME OTHER RELATED TOPICS
of each room should be facing East.
should be in South and West.
of mirrors on South and West wall are inauspicious.
sleeping head should be in South or West but never
room should be in North East. All idols and photographs
should be facing East or West.
seat should be in North-South only. It should not
be in East-West.
houses should not touch the compound wall of North
and East side.
should always be in clock-wise direction.
underground should be in North or East.
above ground should be in South or West.
should not touch the North or East compound wall.
trees should not be grown in North or East. They
should be in South or West side of the
East or North while reading or transacting any business
East while cooking, West is allowed if there is
no alternative, but never face South while cooking.
number of doors and windows should be in even number
for each floor, but should not end in zero like
10, 20, 30. The width of the door should be half
the height of the door. The door should not be too
high, too low, too wide or too narrow. The doors
should be rectangular and square doors should always
should be looked after and good cross ventilation
should be present.
put the poster of crying girl, war scene, sexy scenes,
angry man, owl, eagle etc : they are inauspicious.
should open inside the room and not outside.
bed rooms, always use bed of four legs only. Never
use box type bed because it stops the air circulation
under the bed which is bad for health.
eat or drink in standing position.
room should be built under the stairs.
cupboard in the wall should be in the Southern or
Western part direction of the house.
thse kitchen, grinder, fridge, shelf and other heavy
items should be towards South and West wall.
should be no water body in front of any entrance
door of the house.
THE BUILDING MAP OF EXTERIOR FOR RESIDENTIAL HOUSES
are the factors to be kept in view while preparing the
building Map of
Proportion of width and length of the building
The ratio between length and breadth of
the building should normally be 1:1 or 1:1.5 or maximum
1:2. It should not exceed 1:2 in all circumstances.
The building dimension should preferably be
longer in North-South, shorter in East-West.
GROUND LEVEL :
Ground level should be higher in West, SouthWest and South
as compaired to East, North and NorthEast. It is better to
keep NorthEast the lowest.
Floor level should be higher in South, SouthWest, SouthEast
and Western portion and lower in North, NorthEast and East.
The water should flow towards East or North and not in other
directions. Central zone should be even.
It is better to keep roofing sloping towards East and North.
ROOFS / SLANTING ROOFS :
Now a days it has become a fashion to keep roofs deeply slopy
(1.) Keeping the roofs slopy symmetrically in all sides :
(2.) If the slope is on East or North sides only, keeping
the East or North or both sides down. The idea
is to keep South and West heights
in level. Slanting towards South or West only should be
avoided as that will lead to
serious health problems.
There are two options :
(1.) Height can be equal every where in the building.
(2.) Keeping South, SouthWest and West higher as compared
to other parts of the building.
Conversely North, NorthEast
and East should be lower in heights.
/ PORTICO / PORCH / BALCONIES :
All these should be located only in North, East and NorthEast
sides of the building to bring health, wealth and happiness.
Balconies should face North and East.
MEZZANINE FLOOR : ( a projected floor in between ground
and first floor as seen in Cinema
This should be placed in West or South side of the building.
/ BASEMENT :
Normally building cellars and basement rooms etc. below the
road level of a house should be avoided. Due to paucity of
space now a days building cellars or basement is being widely
adopted. Care should be taken to keep the height of the cellar
or basement projecting up above the road level to some extent.
Cellars or basement covering the entire plot is all right.
If it is to be constructed only in a portion of basement it
should be located only in North, NorthEast and East sides
preferably with entrance from NorthEast. If constructed on
SouthWest that should be used for heavy storage. NorthWest
and SouthWest portion should be used for servants, car parking
If cellars or basement are built in South, SouthWest and West
and used for living that will create mental tension and loss
of wealth for inmates.
Placing stair case in North or West zone turning right in
the middle and emerging in the first floor facing East or
South or SouthWest zone is also auspicious. While climbing
one should face West or South up to middle point and after
that one can face any direction; emerging at the end at NorthEast
portion is considered auspicious.
will be auspicious to keep doors both at beginning and at
the end of the stair case. It is also essential to ensure
that the stair case does not touch Eastern or Northern wall.
The steps should be in odd numbers like 11, 17, 23 etc. In
other words, if the number is divided by 3, the remainder.
The best place to construct servant quarter is South-East
or North-West corners. Care should be taken to ensure (i)
not to block the corners at SouthEast or NorthWest. (ii) the
quarters should not touch the walls on East or North.
The best place for garage is South-East or North-West and
the garage walls should not touch the walls on East or North.
OR SECURITY CABIN OR GUARD'S ROOM :
A regular concrete shelter or alternatively a wooden chowki
is made in South-West or other place near main gate. The shelter
should be facing East or North. It is important to ensure
that the watchman can easily see every movement from a distance
North-West or South-West zones are the right places for overhead
tank. Since it is of having weight at a height, South-West
is the best. Precaution should be taken to ensure that the
overhead tank does not touch the main building.
GROUND RESERVIOR OR WATER TANK :
The right place for underground reservior or water tank is
the NorthEast, the place of Eshwar, the God Supreme. The next
choice is East Zone on the Northern side.
The best place to locate a swimming pool is the NorthEast
side. It is better to build the swimming pool in a corner
( and not exactly at junction of North and East points ) where
privacy is ensured.
CLOSETS OR LAVATORY :
For this Southern or Western side should be used. South-West
or North-West corners and central place of the house or building
should never be used for this purpose. If possible Eastern
and Northern side should also be avoided. The person sitting
in water closets should face North or South or South-West
and never the East Direction.
Vastu concepts regarding the plants and their plantation must
be kept in mind so as to make your home not just superficially
beautiful, but also Vastu oriented. As a general rule, gardens
in homes or factories should always be in the North or West
and of the compound. The South-East and South-West are not
to be selected for any kind of garden or plantation. Fruit
bearing trees or trees with good foliage are always preferred
to thorny trees. Care should be taken not to grow trees which
have huge penetrating roots as it can prove harmful for the
Generally gates in North, North-East and East directions are
auspicious and good. Roadfacing South is not generally preferred.
In South road plots, SouthWest gate should be avoided. South-East
gate is a better choice. In a plot facing West (road on Western
side) SouthWest main entrance gate should be avoided; NorthWest
gate is a better option. East or North direction is the best
for placing main gate.
Height of the building should be uniform to get the most advantageous
results. There must be uniformity among projections or elevations.
The higher or lower level of the building in any of the eight
directionshas the following effects as given in Shastras :
||Brings good, comfort and prosperity
||Harmful in every sense
||All prosperity benefits
||Poverty and sufferings
||If lower than Nairitya, it is auspicious, but
if lower than Vayaya or Eeshan, fear of fire and
enemy and breeds ill.
||If higher than Nairitya, it is inauspicious, if
higher than Eeshan or Vayaya, it brings wealth.
||Name and fame, long life
||Loss of children
||Diseases, loss of wealth and brings economic difficulties
||Economic and health benefits