Vastu India - CAREFUL CONSTRUCTION OF PLOT: VASTU PRINCIPLES - Indian Vaastu

DIVISION OF PLOT INTO EIGHT PARTS

The octagonal (Ashtachakra) is based on the effects of sunrays in eight directions. If it is followed correctly the whole life passes smoothly with wealth and prosperity. A house is just not a shelter over your head; it should be like a temple giving happiness and joy to those who live in it.

GODOWN OF GRAIN
CHILDREN’S ROOM
WASHING PLACE
TOILET/ BATHROOM
SEPTIC TANK

SITTING ROOM
STORE ROOM
LIVING ROOM

PLACE FOR WORSHIP
SITTING ROOM
DRINKING ROOM

CHILDREN’S BED ROOM
MEDITATION ROM
DINNING HALL
STUDY ROOM
OVERHEAD WATER TANK
BRAHMA
Open space for air and light at top
BATH ROOM
GUEST ROOM
VERANDHA
KITCHEN
LUMBER ROOM
BED ROOM FOR ADULTS
STAIR CASE
BED ROOM
PROVISION ROOM
STORE ROOM
KITCHEN ROOM
ELECTRICAL METER

Ashtachakra of Vaastu

CAREFUL PURCHASE OF PLOT: VASTU PRINCIPLES

Vaastu Shastra is 5000 years old but since the middle 1990s, there has been a sudden interest in the subject of the Vaastu Shastras. People seem to have rediscovered a long lost panacea for their ills. All they need to do is to make a few changes to their home or office layout and overnight, they have the health, wealth and happiness which they lacked for so long. Doing interiors with Vaastu is a bit different job but if everything is planned carefully, one can open the doors of the prosperity for themselves. Some of the principles which are based on the laws of the nature are presented below:

Surrounding of Plot and Its Geographical Position:

  1. Downward slope of the house should be in the east and north direction of the plot.
  2. Rivers, drains, lakes etc. should be in the east and water tank north direction of the plot. W E
  3. There should not be tall trees or construction around our Plot in east and north direction, as Sunrays are prevented by it.
  4. Underground water tank in northeast direction of our plot is auspicious as morning sunrays purify it, but if the same is situated in the southeast direction it can have adverse affects.
  5. White soil is best for land then comes reddish soil, yellow land is of medium level for constructing plot.
  6. The most important point while selecting plot is the magnetic meridian. It should be in vision with the axis of plot.
  7. A square plot is always better, rectangular plot is also good. But triangular or circular plot leads to instability. One should never purchase pentagonal, hexagonal or haphazard plot
  8. A plot in which there is an extended northeast direction, it is best of all plots.
  9. Except the northeast corner, extension in any other direction is not proper. By making such plots rectangular they can be used.
  10. Gomukhi plots, having back portion longer and wider than front is good for residential purpose.
  11. Wayaghrmukhi plot, having front bigger and wider than back is not good for residential purpose.

Beginning of Construction

  1. The planning of house should be in the clockwise direction. Main gate N
  2. The digging should never be started in the southwest directions.
  3. The out house for keeping the building material should be in south-west or south east corner W E
  4. Free space should be left on all the sides of the building.
  5. More open space should be left towards North and East side S then in south and West side.
  6. South and West sidewalls should be more thicker then north and east sidewalls.
  7. The height of plinth should be 2 to 4 feet
  8. In the north east block of the plot there should be well, boring, underground water Storage tank, garden, fountain etc.
  9. There should be two gates in the wall compound.
  10. The pipelines of the bathroom and the kitchen should have an outlet in the east or the north direction.
  11. Outlet of water (gutter etc.) not be in the south under any condition even by mistake It should be turned to the east or the north direction.
  12. Compared to the south side rooms the Northern rooms should be bigger and shorter in height by 1” to 3”.
  13. Avoid circular staircase. The main staircase of the building should be in the south, the west or the southwest corner. It should never be in the northeast corner.
  14. Verandah should be in the east or North side of the main structure.
  15. The height of Verandah should be little less than the other rooms.
  16. The overhead water tank should be in the west or southwest direction of the building.

LIVING ROOM

  1. Living room or Drawing room should be in the east or in the north of the building.
  2. T.V. should be in the south-east corner of the room
  3. The telephone should be in the east or in the south-east corner of the room.
  4. The Indian style sitting arrangement should be in the east, the west or the north.
  5. The portrait of the God or waterfalls should be in the north –east corner.
  6. Stuffed animals should be in the northwest corner.
  7. The fancy chandelier should not be at the center of the room. It should be slightly towards the west
  8. The cooler should be in the west and not in the south-east section
  9. The staircase should be in the south the west or the south-west corner of the room. It should be rising up towards the south or the west direction.
  10. The colour of the walls and tiles used in this room should be white, yellow, blue or green

TOILETS AND SEPTIC TANK SW South SE

  1. The toilets should be in the west of the building or the northwest side.
  2. The pot in the toilet should be in the west, the south or the north-west side of the west.
  3. The construction of the toilet should be such that the persons sitting there have their faces towards the north.
  4. The toilet should be one or two feet higher than the ground level.
  5. The water storages or the taps in the toilet should be in the east, the north or the northeast corner.
  6. The Toilet should never be in the center, the North-east, the south-east and south west corner.

Septic Tank

  1. Septic tank should be in the north west of building.
  2. Of the three parts of the septic tank water should be in East and excretion in west.
  3. Septic tank should not be directly touching the wall compound or the plinth of the house. It should be at least 1 or 2 ft. away.
  4. The length of septic tank should be east-west and the breadth south-north
  5. Tank should be higher then plinth level of the building.

PLACE OF IDOL & WORSHIP (PUJAGHAR)

  1. The Pujaghar should be in the East, North or the North east corner but not in south.
  2. Pujaghar should not be in the bedroom.
  3. The idol should be in the east and the west of the Pujaghar.
  4. Toilet should not be above or below the worship room.
  5. Lamp stand should be in the southeast corner of the worship room.
  6. The worship room is of the shape of a pyramid (slope on all the four sides of the roof).
  7. White or light yellow colour marble work should be in the worship room.
  8. The colour of walls should be white, light yellow or light blue
  9. The Havenkund (a pit for sacred fire) should be in the south-east direction of the worship room.
  10. The sacred offerings to the fire should be made with the face towards the east.
  11. The showcases and almirah in the Pujaghar towards the western or the southern wall.
  12. The Pujaghar should have a threshold
  13. War scenes from Mahabharat, photographs of birds and animals or the replica of Vastupurush should not be in poojaghar.
  14. The idols in the worship room should not be in the desecrated form.
  15. The idol should not be kept at place adjacent to wall it should be kept at least one inch away from wall.
  16. There should be two shuttered wooden door in the worship room.
  17. The door of the worship room should not automatically close or open

DINNING ROOM

  1. The dining room should be in the west side of the building.
  2. While taking food, the head of the family should sit facing towards the east, others should sit facing the east, west or north side
  3. Before we start taking our food it should be served to the cow, the birds and animals etc.
  4. Dinning table should not be hexagonal, triangular or egg shaped, it should be square or rectangular.
  5. The dining table should be in the east, the north or the west direction.
  6. Water source should be in the northeast corner or the room.
  7. Washbasin should be in the east or the north side of the room.
  8. There should not be attached toilet in the dinning room.
  9. The walls of the dinning room should have light blue colour, yellow, saffron, or light green colour.
  10. Nature portraits and paintings in the dining room make the atmosphere happy.

MISCELLANEOUS POINTS

  1. Basement should not be at the center of the building or plot.
  2. If 1/4th part of basement is above the ground level or if sunrays are coming the basement between 7 am to 10 am the basement can be used for business purpose.
  3. At any cost, the residence should not be in the basement
  4. The basement should not have a height of less than nine feet
  5. No septic tank, well water storage tank, boring etc. should be at the center of the plot.
  6. The staircase should rise from the east to the west or the north to the south Direction
  7. Built the first floor only in the south West region leaving the eastern and the northern part open.
  8. The Kuberas place (wealth) is always in the North side of the building Therefore the strong room should also in the north direction.
  9. Strong room or granary should be in the northwest of the main building
  10. The store room should have a door the north west direction.
  11. There should always be some pitcher or vassal filled with water in the north east corner of the granary.
  12. Empty containers should not be kept in the granary.
  13. Lumber-room should be in the southwest corner.
  14. Porch or portico should be in the east or north direction.
  15. If a business deal to be finalized the vehicle should be kept with a face towards north
  16. Big tree should be avoided in the space surrounding the building and inside the boundary wall.
  17. No thorny plants or cactus should be in the four walls of plot even for decorative purpose
  18. No creepers, however beautiful with flowers should be raised on the compound wall of the building in the east or the north

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