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Sunday, August 9, 2009

VAASTU SHASTRA | LIVING ROOM

The Living Room is the room where guests are entertained and made to sit, once they enter the house. This is the room where they make their first impression. Members of a family also sit around, and have their daily discussions here. In a way, the living room is the heart of a home.

Here are some Vaastu guidelines to be considered while designing a Living Room. 
LOCATION OF THE LIVING ROOM:
  • Entrance: The Living room should be near the entrance to the house.  
  • North or East facing site: The Living room can be in the North-East. 
  • West facing Site: The Living room can be in the North-West.  
  • South facing Site: One can have a South-East Living room.  
  • A living room can also, be in the Central East, central West, central North or central South of a house.
ARRANGEMENT OF FURNITURE IN THE LIVING ROOM:
  • Air Conditioners should be placed on the West walls.  
  • TV should be placed such that the viewing is facing East or North. 
  • Sofa sets should be placed against the South and West walls or if there is no other choice on the East walls.  
  • Avoid a cluttered sofa arrangement. There should be free movement. 
  • Avoid furniture near the corners of columns, pillars etc.  
  • As a rule, avoid sitting under a beam 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 small water fountain that runs throughout the day, and made of natural materials like copper, stone, glass, clay, stainless steel, bamboo, etc., or a Fish Aquarium is recommended in the Living room preferably in the North-East corner. 
  • Fireplaces can be located in the South-East or North-West, since South-East represents Agni (Fire). But it is better to avoid the North-East and South-West corners since North-East represents Water.

PAINTINGS/ARTWORK:
  • Paintings on the walls can create positive vibes. 
  • But avoid paintings that depict death, violence and negative aspects of life. 
  • The following types of paintings can be hung on different walls. 
  • The North Wall can have paintings/pictures of water bodies to stimulate the positive aspect of the primary element water.  
  • The East wall can have a painting or picture of the rising sun — the beginning of the dawn of a day.  
  • The South and West walls can have innovative paintings of a gentle elephant herd, high rise mountains with heavy plant life and similar pictures or paintings that denote strength.
VAASTU COLOURS FOR A LIVING ROOM:
  • White, yellow, green, or blue are suitable for a Living room. Avoid red or black. 

VAASTU EVALUATION EXERCISE FOR THE LIVING ROOM:
  • This exercise is just a guideline to help you decide, where to position the Living Room in your house plan. In case you already have a house, then this exercise will help you to evaluate the location of your existing Living Room as per Vastu Shastra principles. Accordingly, you can decide if you want to make some corrections and changes to your house.
  • Note the score for the following question and enter it in the score sheet.
  • Total the points.
  • The points indicate how favorable your House or Plot is, according to Vaastu.
  • The interpretation of the record of points is given at the end of the SCORE SHEET
POSITION OF THE LIVING ROOM:


DIRECTION

POINTS
EAST 10
NORTH 9
NORTH-EAST 8
SOUTH-EAST 7
NORTH-WEST 6
WEST 5
SOUTH 4
SOUTH-WEST 3


This post was about the Vaastu guidelines for the design of a Living Room. The Living room leads into the next spaces namely the Dining Room and the Pooja Room. Read about the Vastu guidelines for the design of these spaces here:
SUGGESTED READING:
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 Vaastu Guidelines | Living Room


Related Topics:
VAASTU SHASTRA FACTORS
VAASTU SHASTRA PRINCIPLES
VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR SITE SELECTION
VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR DESIGN OF A HOUSE
VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR CONSTRUCTION
VAASTU EVALUATION EXERCISE


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