Vastu Shastra balances the effect of all the five elements with reference to position and orientation at a place of living.
Vastu Shastra adapts its principles by revolving its concept in the huge power of the Sun to reach human being existence. Hence directions are defined with respect to the Sun and there are 8 Cardinal directions.
Each direction has its own significance. During a day, people perform different activities in different rooms at different times and at the same time the position of the Sun also keeps changing with respect to these 8 directions.
Therefore, as per Vastu Science, if the living and working spaces are oriented according to these directions, it has a direct positive influence on the residents.
Let’s Understand How this Principle of Vastu Works:
As we know our Earth rotates on its axis and due to which there are 24 hours in a day. Because of the rotation, the sunlight also changes its position. That’s why the location of different rooms is decided on the basis of different directions.
Let’s see how different Locations are decided on the basis of the rotation of the Sun according to Vastu Science
1. North Direction-
When the Sun is in the North direction, the time is between midnight and 3 AM. This time is of darkness and privacy so this North direction is best for keeping cash almirah or any strong safe items.
2. North-East Direction-
The Sun is in the North-Eastern part of the house between 3 AM to 6 AM. This is a period just before the sunrise and also known as ‘Brahma Muhurata’. This period is quite peaceful and therefore North-East is the best direction for prayer, meditation and study.
3. East Direction-
The Sun is in the Eastern zone of the house from 6 AM to 7:30 AM. This time is especially for bathing and getting rejuvenated for the day. Therefore East is considered as the best suitable direction for the bathing purpose.
4. South East Direction-
The Sun is in the South-eastern zone from 7:30 am to 9am. This is the best time to prepare food. South-East zone is best for Kitchen
5. South Direction-
The Sun is in the South from 9 AM to noon time and this is the best time for work. This direction is for bedroom and offices
6. South West Direction-
Sun is in the South-west zone of the house between Noon to 3 pm. This period is good to take rest after having meals, also known as ‘Vishranti’ period. Thus, the South-West direction is the ideal for Master Bedroom and keeping Wardrobes.
7. West Direction-
The Sun is in the West direction from 3pm to 6pm which is also a good time when children sleep or study. Thus this direction is best suited for Study room, Children bedroom.
8. North West Direction-
The Sun is in the North West part of the house from 6 pm to 9 pm. This is the best time when we should relax and sleep. Thus North West is the best location for dining room or bedroom