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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

VAASTU SHASTRA | RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS

VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR THE INTERIORS OF A HOUSE:
  • Furniture should be placed in the South-East, South, or West sides of a room. 
  • The North-East corner of each room in the house should be left empty. 
  • Sitting direction- The house’s owner should sit facing North or East, and his guests should sit facing West or South. Avoid sitting facing South. 
  • Avoid sitting under exposed beams as it excites your stress zone and disturbs your rational judgment in matters of importance. The balance can be partly restored by concealing beams with the help of a false ceiling.  
  • A TV can be placed in the South-East side of a room. Watch TV, facing East or North. Air conditioners should be placed on West walls.
  • Avoid furniture near sharp corners of columns.Keep furniture at least 2" away from the walls. 
  • Avoid Clutter as it represents stagnation.  
  • Avoid storing things under furniture. 
  • Paintings can add to the positive vibes in a house. However avoid pictures such as nudes, fighting animals, hunting/violent/death scenes, barren trees, snakes, owls, bats, vultures and pigeons.
  • Clocks should be placed on the West, North, or East walls.
  • Mirrors should be placed on the North or East walls, not on the South or West walls. Do not keep broken mirrors in the house. 
  • Medicines should be kept in the North-East corner of the house.It is best to nurse those who are ill in the South-West corner of the house. 
  • There should be an even number of columns and beams in the house, not odd.
  • Doors should preferably be made from a single piece of wood and should open clockwise. 
  • The wash basin can be in the North or East of any room- the Dining/BathroomKitchen.
  • Avoid sleeping with head in the North.
VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR LIVING ROOM INTERIORS:
  • Sofa sets should be placed against the South and West walls.
  • Water fountain/Aquarium should be in the North.
  • Fireplaces should be in the South-East or North-West since the South-East represents Agni (Fire).
VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR DINING ROOM INTERIORS:
  • The Dining table should be in the centre of the room, away from the walls.
  • The dining table should be square or rectangular in shape. Avoid circular, hexagon or other irregular shapes.
  • Avoid bathroom near the Dining room.
VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR KITCHEN INTERIORS:
  • The cooking stove should be in the South-East corner of the Kitchen.
  • One should cook facing East.
  • The cooking stove should not be visible from the outside.
  • The Kitchen sink and cooking stove should not be close to each other.
  • Avoid water taps in the corners of 2 counters.
  • There should be no leaking taps in the kitchen.
  • Drinking water should be stored in the North-East of the Kitchen.
  • The refrigerator should be in the North-West or South-West corner of the Kitchen.
  • The microwave should be in the South-East corner of the Kitchen.
  • The exhaust fans should be in the East walls.
  • Avoid overhead storage above the cooking stove.
  • The Kitchen is the best place for the daily meals. 
VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR BEDROOM INTERIORS:

  • The Bed should be placed against the West or South walls.
  • Avoid the bed directly opposite the door: But the bed should be placed in a position where the occupants can see anyone coming into the rooms.
  • Beds should not be shaky. The mattress should provide good support to the body while resting.
  • The dressing table should be in the East or North.
  • Study table should face East, North or North-East.
  • Avoid Television in the bedroom and it should never be directly in front of the bed as it works as a mirror and generates negative energy.
  • Computers should be kept in the South-East.
  • Wardrobes should be in the North-West or South-West.
  • The safe should be in the South-West, opening towards North. 


VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR POOJA ROOM INTERIORS:
  • The Pooja room should have a lower ceiling.
  • The Pooja room can be a pyramid shaped space.
  • Door to the Pooja room should have two shutters.
  • There should be a threshold at the entrance to the Pooja room.
  • Idols can be in the North-East, East or West of the Pooja room.
  • Avoid idols facing North because then the worshiper has to face South which is not advisable.
  • Avoid broken idols or torn pictures.
  • Avoid idols facing each other.
  • Idols should be kept at least an inch away from the wall.
  • The lamp should always be in front of the idol.
  • The puja things should be stored in the South-East of the Pooja room.
  • Avoid a bell in the Pooja room.
  • Avoid photographs of dead people in the Pooja room.
  • Food offerings should be placed in front of the idols.
  • A cupboard lower than the idols can be placed against the South or West wall.
  • Avoid storing or hiding money or valuables in the Pooja room.
VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR BATHROOM INTERIORS:
  • The bathtub and shower can be in the North-East, North or East of the Bathroom. 
  •  The WC (commode) can be in the West, South or South-West of the Bathroom.  
  • The WC should be oriented facing North or South and not in the E-W direction.
This post was about the Vastu guidelines for the Interior layout of a House. It is always useful to combine the Interiors with application of the right Colours. Read abot the Vastu tips on colours here:
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Vaastu Shastra is a rational science based on facts, observations and governed by a set of principles. To understand the logic and Scientific reasoning of these Vaastu principles, go to Vastu Guidelines | House Interiors


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2 comments:

  1. vasthu sastra for placing windows in the house

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  2. vasthu shastra windows for good air circulation and cool atmosphere

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