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                                                                        VASTU FOR KITCHAN


 kitchen is the place where the meals are cooked. There can be no other place in a house that is as important as the kitchen. It is advisable to plan your kitchen according to Vastu recommendations, as it has the most direct effect on your health. When it comes to kitchen, Vastu takes into consideration various things that, when properly placed, ensure safety in the kitchen. Some of the essential determinants are proper location of the kitchen, direction and placement of doors and windows, placement of cooking gas, gas cylinder, sink, refrigerator and other electronic gadgets, and so on. With this article, let us explore the most useful Vastu remedies for kitchen.

Tips For Kitchen

  • The ideal place for the location of kitchen is the southeast corner. An alternative choice can be the northwest corner of the house.

  • As per the Vastu remedies for kitchen, certain directions that are a total no-no for the construction of the kitchen are: northeast, mid-north, mid-west, southwest, mid-south and the center of the house.

  • Make sure that the cooking platform does not touch eastern or northern wall.

  • The best direction for cooking is facing east, as this direction is considered to be auspicious.

  • Keep in mind that the stove in your kitchen should never be visible from the outside. It can lead to digestion problems for the family members.

  • Remember that taps and sinks should not be very close to the cooking range. Fire and water repel against each other.

  • It's best to have the kitchen sink in the northeast direction. If there is a dishwasher in the kitchen, place it in the northwest side of the kitchen. The other water elements like drinking water should be placed in the northeast.

  • Different electrical appliances also have to be kept at a right place in the kitchen, according to Vastu shastra. For example, if the refrigerator is placed inside the kitchen, then keep it in the southwest direction. Exhaust fans in the kitchen should always be fitted on the eastern walls in the southeast corner. Other electrical appliances, like microwave, should be put in the southeast corner.

  • Storage is also a very important aspect of the kitchen. If you have cabinets in the northeast side, use it for storing light things only.

  • Have elaborate storage units, built in to give a clean and tidy look to the kitchen.

  • If your kitchen has overhead storage cupboards, avoid having them over the cooking range.

  • While constructing the kitchen, make adequate provision for cross ventilation.

  • The big windows of the kitchen should be in the east direction, while the smaller ones should be towards the south.

  • The suitable colors for the kitchen, other than green, are soft pink and orange.

  • There should be no toilets adjoining, above or below the kitchen.

  • Food should never be served in the center of the kitchen.

  • Clocks in the kitchen should always be placed on the south or the southwest walls.



                                                          VASTU FOR BATHROOM



Tips For Bathroom

  • As the location of the bathroom is important so is the position of the bathroom accessories. For bathroom construction, the most appropriate location lies in the eastern portion of the house.

  • Drainage system should be in the northeast direction. Therefore, it is advised that the taps and showers should be fixed on the northern side. The north side is also suitable for putting up the mirror.

  • The toilet should be on the west or the northwest side of the room and be 1-2 feet above the ground.

  • There must be a provision for proper lighting and cross ventilation inside the bathroom.

  • As a part of Vastu remedies for bathroom, it is suggested that the geyser should be placed in the southeast corner.

  • For keeping the washing machine, the suitable directions are southeast and northwest.

  • The bathtub can be placed in the west, while the sink should be kept on the northeast, north or the east side of the room.

  • As per Vastu for bathroom, the door should not be in the southwest direction.

  • If there is an overhead tank, it should always be on the northwest side of the house.

  • The bathroom colors should always be light, as such colors help give a fresh look to the bathroom. White, light blue and pale green are the best choices for the same. Avoid dark colors like black or dark red.

  • Always keep the bathroom shiny and clean, as proper hygiene allows flow of positive energy.

  • You can even use some plants to add a decor element in the bathroom.

  • If you are planning to install tiles in the bathroom, keep them in neutral shades.

  • For the installation of a geyser, southeast direction will be the best.












                                                                   VASTU FOR BEDROOM

 Vastu Shashtra is considered a sacred science that helps people live a stress-free life. People have relied on Vastu for centuries for living in perfect harmony and keeping problems at an arm’s length. It is even more important for your bedroom, where you retire to escape from the worries of the world and have a tension-free sleep. In context of bedroom, Vastu takes into consideration different determinants to ensure harmony in the house. The main things that become important, while constructing and designing bedrooms, are location, placement of bed, color scheme, direction and placement of doors, windows, and furniture, set up of electronic gadgets, etc. Let us explore the basic Vastu guidelines that have to be followed, in case of the bedroom.

Tips For Bedroom

  • For ensuring peace in the house, the main bedroom should be constructed in the south direction.

  • While placing the bed, make sure that you keep it in such a way that the occupant sleeps with his/her head pointing towards the south.

  • Having the head in the north direction should be completely avoided, while sleeping, as it acts as a source of nightmares and disturbed sleep.

  • If you want to have a bookshelf in your bedroom, west or southwest corner is the, as per the Vastu guidelines for a bedroom.

  • For constructing the master bedroom, southwest direction is just perfect. Other bedrooms can be constructed on the eastern or northern side of the master bedroom.

  • Square and rectangle shape bedrooms are just perfect for ensuring peace and prosperity in the house. Irregular shapes should be completely avoided.

  • The bedroom door should open at least ninety degrees, to fully allow positive opportunities to flow to you. This is because the door of your bedroom is symbolic of the opportunities life presents you. A door that cannot open fully will limit the support and prospects life has to offer you.

  • The first thing that you see when you enter your bedroom should give you the feeling of peacefulness and serenity. Such feelings can be enhanced by a photograph, inspiring quote, painting, sculpture or even flowers. Locate these things at such a place that the moment you enter your bedroom, your gaze falls on them.

  • Don’t place your bedroom mirror on the wall opposite your bed, as it disturbs sleep. At such a position, the mirror reflects your image and holds back your stress, rather than allowing you to throw it off.

  • Remove clutter from under you bed, as it keeps your mind lingering in the past and hinders future progress. Wherever clutter exists, you life energy becomes stagnant. Clutter is symbolic of all that has not been completed in your life. It will also not allow you to have a sound sleep, as it disturbs your subconscious mind.

  • Don’t sleep in direct alignment with sharp corners. This can create stress in your nervous system. In a room that has sharp corners, you will never be able to experience peace, unless you soften them by placing plants in front. Also, move your bed away from direct alignment with them.

  • The Vastu colors ideal for your bedroom are soft pastel shades of blue, green and off white. Avoid using dark and excessively bright colors in your bedroom.

  • Vastu Shastra rejects the idea of keeping an aquarium in the bedroom. It is believed that if they live there, they will attract material loss

  • Avoid placing divine idols in the bedroom. The best place for them is your pooja room.

                                                               WATER TANKI

Overhead tanks are an important feature of a building or a house. The water that is stored in the well or the borewell has to be pumped into the overhead tank, in order for it to be able to flow down into the house. According to vastu shastra, there are some set principles that should be followed during the construction of water sump in a building. The ancient sages had founded these principles and it is considered a science or an extension of architecture. If the water tank is placed in the right area, it would definitely lead to an increase in wealth, prosperity and knowledge. To get tips and guidelines about vastu for overhead tank, read through the following lines.

Tips For Overhead Tank

  • The location or placement of the overhead tank is one of the main factors one should look into. Ideally, the overhead tank should be in the west or south west direction.

  • For the overhead tank which is placed in the southwest direction, it should be at least two feet over the uppermost slab. Due to water, the side becomes heavy which acts advantageous. However, make sure that there is no dampness. The best bet would be to place the tank on a slab higher than the slab of the building.

  • Though northeast corner belongs to the element - water, it is not advisable to have a big overhead tank in the area. This is because the side should not be heavy under any condition. However, a small tank can be placed.

  • Overhead tank in the south-east corner is a bad omen and results in loss of wealth and accidents. The effect of overhead tank in the south direction is of medium effect. However, make sure that the tank is two feet above the slab of the roof and should not leak.

  • Placing the tank in the west side (not southwest) would be extremely beneficial as the direction belongs to Lord Varuna, lord of rains. In such a case, there is no need of a slab and the tank can be built over the slab as well.

  • Avoid placing the overhead tank in the north-west direction. However, if the tank is of a small size, less height and situated at a distance of at least two feet from the north-west corner, it can be permissible. However, the water in the tank does not get used properly and finishes earlier than expected.

  • Never place the overhead tank in the middle. Remember, this place is known as the Bramhasthan. If there is load on the Brahma, life of the individuals living in the house would be unfeasible. One would also not like staying in the house for a long time.

  • Avoid overhead tanks made out of plastic. If you were to get one, make sure it is blue or black in color, as darker shades absorb sunrays.

  • Make sure you have different tanks for different purpose. While drinking and cooking water can be from one tank, water for toilets and bathrooms can come from another one.







                                                                        VASTU FOR STAIRS

 Vastu Shashtra has laid down rules and given recommendations on how to construct the staircase as well. Certain basic rules are to be followed while building the stairs in your house. The ideal directions given by Vastu should be followed to lead a prosperous and safe life. Being a heavy structure, a staircase should never be built in negative zones, as it can lead to a lot of losses. To avoid such troublesome situations, it is rightly advised to follow the correct Vastu when one plans to build the staircase. The article gives some valuable Vastu tips and guidelines to plan and accordingly, construct your stairs, so that they bring affluence and help youtoflourish.

Tips For Staircase

  • Make the staircase southern or western part of the house as these directions are heavy. It should never be built in the northeast corner of the house, as it leads to loss of wealth and the owner may even have to face bankruptcy. In fact, the staircase in any other corner except the recommended one brings losses.

  • Build staircase in southeast facing east, northwest facing north, southwest facing west and southwest facing south, if it is external.

  • Begin the stairs from the east to west or from the north to south and a turn can be taken to any other side, if there is a dearth of space.

  • Make the number of stairs odd. It should not end with zero. The number of risers should be such odd numbers that when divided by 3, the remainder is always 2.

  • Paint staircase in light colors and completely avoid red and black shades.

  • Repair broken stairs immediately, as it may cause accidents or mental tension, following clashes.

  • Do not make staircase circular as it may cause ill effects on health. The staircase should not encircle the building because it invites calamites.

  • Do not build any room, such as kitchen, bathroom or pooja room, under staircase. The area can certainly be used for storage, though.

  • Do not use common staircase for going upstairs and to the basement as well.

  • The room with staircase in the southwest corner of the basement is not at all fit for living according to Vastu. As per observations, people living in such rooms experience undiagnosed diseases, high blood pressure, anemia and usually remain incurable.

  • Keeping doors at beginning and end of the staircase is considered auspicious. Care should be taken to ensure that the stairs do not touch the eastern or northern walls.

  • If a linear staircase is designed either inside or outside the house, it should begin from east to west or north to south. Afterwards, it may take any direction.

  • Staircase should be built in a way that the stairs are not directly visible to the guests. It is considered inauspicious.






                                                                  VASTU FOR SEPTIC TANK

Modernization has brought with it the need to construct septic tanks. While in the yesteryears, the concept of having a septic tank was not even thought about, leave about making one, in the present generation, it has become a necessity. Septic tank requires a pit to be dug. The right placement of the septic tank is crucial. A faulty construction not only hampers the ground water sources, but also brings in negative energies to the house. The foul smell, coupled with solar and magnetic radiations, would enter the house, thus destructing it. To get some useful vasthu tips and guidelines about the placement and positioning of the septic tank, read through the following lines.

Tips For Septic Tank

  • The location of the septic tank should be such that it should not face south-east, north east or south west corner under any condition.

  • Dividing the north side into nine equal parts, the septic tank should be in the third part of the north-west direction.

  • Make sure that the septic tank does not directly touch the wall of the compound or the plinth of the house. The septic tank should be at least 2 feet away from the wall or plinth.

  • The septic tank is divided into three parts. Ideally, the water should be in the eastern side and the excretion should be on the west.

  • In case you are facing scarcity of space, the septic tank can be placed in the northern corner of the west side. However, make sure that it is about 2 feet away from the compound wall.

  • Ac per vastu shastra, the length of the septic tank should be in the east-west direction, while the breadth in the south-north directions.

  • Do not construct the septic tank higher than the plinth level of the building. The best bet would be to construct it at ground level.

  • In accordance with the vastu shashtra, the outlet of the septic tank should preferably be in the north or the west directions.

Additional Tips

  • The pipes of the toilet and bathroom should have its outlet in the west or the north-west area. The pipes of the kitchen, on the other hand, should be diverted to the east or north direction.

  • Do not have the pipes in the south direction at any cost. In case you have pipes that have an outlet in the south direction, make sure you divert their outlet to the east or north direction.

  • The gutter of the building can be in the north, east or west, but strictly not in the south direction.

  • For those staying at upper-storey, make sure that the drainage pipe is not in the southwest corner. In case it is in the same, ensure that it does not lick.





                                                                VASTU FOR COLOURS

Colors play a very important role in our lives and have a definite bearing on our fate. Just as our choice of colors reflects our attitude and approach towards life, the color of the walls and every corner of our home deeply impact the happenings around us and affect us negatively or positively. Colors have the capacity of pacifying our mind and stimulating our energy. Our mood, health, happiness are all affected by the colors of our house. Colors can have emotional, intellectual, materialistic, intuitive and many other types of influence on humans. The article deals with the king of Vastu colors, which are suitable to use while painting your house.

Red color is known for its vitality and zest. It displays warmth and enlightens your mood the moment you look at it. Due to the qualities it possesses, red is one of the favored colors to be used at home. Red represents power and valor. It is dramatic in mood, emotional, active and ignites passion and desire. It enlivens the interior space and creates excitement and enthusiasm for life. However, red should not be used in the bedroom, as it is too energizing. When used in bedroom, it can be overpowering and stressful for the ones anxious by nature.

Orange color has its own beauty, due to its ethereal qualities. The color inspires spirituality as it represents transcendence and an otherworldly aspect of life. It the best color for your dining room as orange color has the ability to stir, rather stimulate your appetite. Communication, positive feelings, cheerfulness and interaction is enhanced, if you paint your dining room or living room orange. Peach color can also be used in the dining hall, as it gives a cool affect.

Yellow is associated with sun. It nurtures clarity of mind and natural alertness. Yellow also gives a sense of patience and wisdom. Its placement should be chosen with care, as it is a very bright and energizing color. A room that gets direct sunlight need not be painted yellow or peach. However, yellow or sandal-colored walls are just perfect for the prayer, room due to their ability to inspire intellectual clarity.

White symbolizes purity and is highly recommended by Vastu for your ceilings. It also reflects light and brightens the room. In a bedroom located at the northwest direction, white color can be used.

Pink color can be used in the master bedroom or bedrooms located in the south and southwest direction. It is a color which reflects joy, happiness and pure feelings, essential for a happy life.

Green represents harmony and peacefulness. As green is symbolic of nature, it generates calm and inner peace in the house. Green can be used in the study room, as it augments intelligence. Since green brings quick healing and rejuvenation as well, disturbed people or those who need refreshment can calm themselves in a green-colored room.










                                                                     VASTU FOR POOJA ROOM


The pooja room in your house should be planned according to Vastu Shashtra, because it the place where you meditate and worship. So, it is important to gain positive energies to connect to God. If your pooja room is designed according to the right Vastu, after seeking the advice of expert consultants, you will feel charged and rejuvenated after meditation and your mind will not wander into different directions when you sit to worship. The article comes up with the most suitable Vastu tips and advice for your pooja room. Go through them to know the correct Vasthu for your puja room.

The best location for pooja room is the Northeast direction. A pooja room in north quadrant gives positive results. You can go for east, north and north-east directions as well. Avoid other directions to locate your pooja room. Special pooja can be performed in Brahmasthana (center of house). In plots with bigger areas, pooja room can be in Brahmasthan (central portion) of the house. It should be on ground floor, not on first floor or in the basement. Avoid constructing your pooja room under the stairs orbasement.

The doors and windows of pooja room should be in north and east directions, respectively. The doors should have two shutters. The doors should not have any door closer and a ventilator in the pooja room is a must. The walls of pooja room should be painted in white, light yellow or light blue color. Its floor should be of white or off-white marble in color. Cupboard for placing things should be in south or west of pooja room. It is favorable to have a threshold in pooja room. 

The idols should be kept in northeast side of pooja room. The idols should not face one another, or the door of pooja room. Two idols of same god should not be placed in pooja room. The idols should be, at least, one inch away from walls. ‘Kalash’ or water body should be in north or east of the room. ‘Deepak’, lamp and ‘Agni kund' should be in south-east. The members of the house should face east while worshipping. Avoid keeping heavy, cluttered and broken idols in the pooja room. Avoid photos of dead people in pooja room. There should be only pooja room in a house and it should not be used for other purposes, like storage etc.

Some Other Tips

  • The pooja room should never ever be made in the bedroom.

  • The pooja room should not be made above electrical appliances or gas stoves.

  • The pooja room should not touch the same wall as the toilet.

  • The pooja room should not be built opposite a bathroom or toilet.

  • The pooja room should be neat and clean. Avoid dirt or clutter therein and keep it fragrant.

  • The ground floor is the ideal location for a pooja room.





                                                                      VASTU FOR DRWING ROOM

Drawing room is as important as any other part or corner of a house. Just as the rest of the house should be planned according to Vastu guidelines, so should be the drawing room. It is one part of the house where the members spend a lot of time and which is also used to entertain guests. Therefore, it is extremely important to do a careful setting of your drawing room, so that it exudes positive energy and fosters healthy relationships. The article brings you some valuable vastu tips to plan the drawing room in the best way possible. Follow the advice given here to keep your drawing room a positive and happyplace.

Tips For Drawing Room

  • The north direction is ideal for the construction of drawing room.

  • As per Vastu, it is advisable to keep square or rectangle shape furniture in the drawing room. Southern and western corners of the room are perfect for placing the furniture.

  • The telephone should be placed in the southwest and other electrical appliances (except TV) are best in the southeast direction. The perfect place for keeping sofa lies in northwest. Avoid placing L-shaped sofa in your drawing room.

  • TV can be kept in the southeast direction and showcase cum almirah in the southwest corner. On either side of the TV, pictures or idol of family or clan deities, along with a deity you worship more, should be put up. This will enable one to look at these holy pictures while watching TV. Thus entertainment plus positive energy and pure thoughts will come together.

  • Cooler or A.C should be placed in west or north direction. Avoid keeping AC or Cooler in southeast or northwest direction.

  • The head of the house and his wife should sit in the southwest corner of the room, facing east or north-east. This will ensure stability and positive energy.

  • The guests should be seated in the northwest or southeast. Seating arrangement for the guests should be done in such a manner that they face southern or western direction.

  • Pictures showing water bodies, aquariums or water fountains should preferably be placed in north to east area, as this brings fortune. The flow of water shown in the picture should point towards the interior of the house. Such pictures inspire positive energy and keep your mind calm.

  • The color of the walls in living room should be white, yellow, blue or green. Prefer light color over dark colors. Avoid black and red color in living room. Light colors in the living room will continue to brighten up the mood and convey a feeling of warmth.

  • Square, rectangle and round shapes are best, when it comes to the center table that has to be kept in the drawing room.

  • According to the Vastu advice for drawing rooms, there should more of open space in the northern and eastern corners.

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