Vastu is a science based on directions, as one often hears. It is said that certain rooms or spaces in a building should be in a particular direction; else it will cause a loss of prosperity in one’s home. It is very important to understand Vastu and vastu directions for the house.
Why are directions so important?
Let us break it down for you. Our universe and everything in it is made of five basic elements: space, air, earth, water and fire known as ‘Panchatatva’.
In architecture, each direction is dominated by one element; hence the balance of each element according to its respective direction causes a balanced state of being.
According to Vaastu experts, space is considered to be the primary conductor of all forms of energies, be they physical energy such as sound or light; or cognitive energy forms such as intellect and intuition; and even social energy forms such as emotional energy and psychological energy.
Space dominates the western direction and in a balanced state, gives you the charge of your destiny, and influences your knowledge and abilities.
Similarly, air dominates the east direction and is responsible for growth and exploring our inner-self.
The element earth is self-sustaining and all-powerful and dominates the center and diagonal directions in every built-up space. Earth gives stability, balance, infinite patience and maturity in character.
On the other hand, Water is associated with the conception of new ideas, clarity of thoughts, flowing of new opportunities in your life, healing energy, immunity and restoration of health. Water dominates the North direction in buildings.
Fire element represents light and heat which account for the day, night, the seasons, energy, enthusiasm, passion and vigor. In a balanced way, fire is responsible for giving you power, strength, confidence and financial security. It dominates the south direction.
As Vaastu specialist Rewa Kumar suggests, the basic premise of Vaastu is based on the inter-relation of all these elements. Any building which does not take into account the principles of Vaastu may incorporate any one of the elements but not all, leading to discord and disharmony in the lives of the residents.
Hence, before constructing any building, rules of Vastu should be considered for its inhabitants to realize their maximum potential and lead a happy, healthy and wealthy life.
The question now arises, that how would you know if your home is built according to Vaastu or not? Well, there are certain directive symptoms to tell you that. If the main entrance to your house is built in the south direction, it may lead to fights or even a sudden death in the family.
South-west entrance might result in debts and loans in the family. On the contrary, the north entrance brings in happiness for the family. Even a West and South entrance is considered auspicious. The kitchen should not be constructed in the North East direction of your house as it leads to financial problems for the family. You should place your kitchen in the south-east or south-east direction.
The color of your kitchen walls should be in red, orange and pink color and not dark colors as they absorb heat and make your kitchen warmer than it already is. Never build a living room, toilet or bedroom in this region as it leads to problems in marital life.
Conclusion- It is very important to analyze whether your house is built according to Vastu Shastra and if not, then it is important to adopt the remedies to neutralize the negative caused by the incorrect construction.
It might as well be possible for you to do the best in your home and career as you can but still not reap the desired results due to an imbalance in the energies surrounding you. Thus, it is crucial for everyone to take care of the Vastu principles to lead a prosperous life. We hope our article was of help to you!