Vaastu

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A brief and basic idea about vaastu for interiors

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    VAASTU SHASTRA
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    WHAT IS VAASTU SHASTRA The Sanskrit word vaastu means a dwelling or house with a corresponding plot of land. The term shastra may be translated as "science, doctrine, teaching".
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    Five elements According to vastu sastra, the world comprises five basic elements known as the pancha maha bhoota. Out of the eight planets, ours has life because of the presence and balance Of these five elements. The five elements are as follows. EARTH (Bhumi) WATER (Jala) AIR (Vayu) FIRE (Agni) SPACE (Akasha)
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    The Vastu Purusha Mandala is an indispensable part of vastu shastra and constitutes the design. It is the metaphysical plan of a building that incorporates the course of the heavenly mathematical and diagrammatic basis for generating bodies and supernatural forces. Purusha refer S to energy, power, soul or cosmic man. Mandala is the generic name for any plan or chart which symbolically represents the cosmos.
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    North- Kubera- Ruled by lord of wealth (Finance) Yama- Ruled by lord of death(Damaging) South- East- Indra- Ruled by the solar deity(Seeing the world) Varuna- Ruled by lord of water (Physical) West- Eshanya — Ruled by Shiva Northeast - Agni- Ruled by the fire deity (Energy Generating) South East- Vayu Northwest- - ruled by the god of winds (Advertisement) Niruthi- Ruled by ancestors (History) Southwest- Brahma- Ruled by the creator of the universe (Desire) Center-
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    VAASTU IN CONSTRUCTIONS While architecture only deals with the technical aspect of constructing and decorating a building, Vastu Shastra relates to the universe, delivering peace, prosperity, health and happiness to the people. Unfortunately, most architects don't recognize Vastu Shastra as a science and completely ignore its principles when constructing buildings.
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    This kind of construction has the ability to degrade the owner's prestige, bring in financial problems, lead to health defects, stress, and much more. The problem with this structure is it is built in the north east direction within the Compound wall. Wall This direction is called Southeast or Agni. A house constructed at this corner (within the compound premises) is inhabitable for humans. It will bring in losses, failures, stress, financial issues, quarrels, health problems, court cases, and much more to the residents. The Northwest corner is also known as Vayavya or Vayu. This particular direction has the capability to make a man really RICH or very POOR according to the usage This is the right kind of construction. It helps the positive energies flow and bring-in prosperity. Residents of such houses will always be happy, successful and abundant. Houses in such directions attract a lot of money.
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    Things To Keep In Mind When Constructing A House The very first brick of a foundation must be laid in the eastern or northern part of the house. When digging the plot one must never start from the west, south or southwest direction. The very first room has to be constructed at southwest side. Construction of houses on a square or rectangular plot is extremely important and excellent from every aspect. However, if one opts for a rectangular shape, the proportion of the sides must never be more than two ratio one. Bigger sized plots are more favorable, as they tend to bring wealth. But they must not contain cleavages, or cracks. The house must always be open from every side, this means it must never be contiguous to any other building (two houses must never have a common wall). Also, a house must never be crammed between two houses. Plots with triangular shapes are extremely inauspicious. A small plot sandwiched between two bigger plots is inauspicious, and the owner of such a plot can undergo a lot of problem.
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    VAASTU FOR INTERIORS Vastu For Windows And Doors The main door of a residence must be bigger than any other door in the house. Also, it must be more beautiful compared to the others. This helps bring in luck and prosperity. A house must at all times have even numbers of windows and doors (e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8, etc).
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    Doors must never be placed at the center of a wall. South facing houses must have north facing entrances so that they fall at the eastern half. North facing houses must have north facing entrances so that they fall at the eastern half of the side. West facing houses must have their entrance towards West, to make sure the main door falls at the Northern half of the side. The entrance for east facing houses must be fixed towards East, to make sure the main door falls towards the Northern half of the side. All the windows must have symmetry and must be proportionate in height. There must be absolutely no obstruction, such as plants, Temple, staircases, and the like, in front of the main entrance. Doorway constructed at the eastern direction is very auspicious. However, you can also construct entrances in the western and northern side. An entry in the southern direction is not suitable.
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    Starting sound of a person's Name Main door's Direction ' Ka, Gh , Tina, Dha, Na Pa, Pha, Ba, Bha, Ma , Ya, Ra, La, Va Sa, Sha, Ha North or West North North or West West East or North North South or North East
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    Vaastu For Drawing Room The perfect location of a drawing room is essentially based on the direction your house faces. The drawing room can be constructed in the northeast for a house that faces north or east. For a house which faces west, the living room must be in the northwest direction. For a south facing house, southeast is the best direction. Similarly, a drawing room can be in the central west, central east, and central south or central north of a house.
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    Accessories Telephone Electrical Appliances Furniture Showcase and Almirah Cooler or A.C Pictures depicting Best Direction As Per Vastu Southwest Southeast Southern And Western Corners Southwest Corner West or North water bodies, Water North to East Area Fountains, Aquariu ms Chandelier Door Windows A little towards the west, never at the centre. East or North East or North
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    DOOR SE NW TABLE NE SITTING sw Colors For The Livinq Room The color of the walls should be White Blue Green Yellow Choose light colors over the darker ones. This is because lighter tones help brighten up the mood and spread the feeling of warmth. Seating Arrangement In The Living Room The head of the family or house and his life partner must sit in the southwestern corner of the living room, facing north-east or east. This ensures strength and positivity. The guests must always be seated in the southeast or northwest. The seating for the guests must be done in such a way that they face west or south. Vastu Tips To Keep In Mind The furniture in the room must be rectangular or square. Rectangle, square and round shapes are apt for the center table. Make sure the furniture is a few inches away from the wall (it must not touch the wall)
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    Rooms & Accessories Master Bedroom Other Bedrooms Guest room Television Study table Bookshelf door Bed Main Entrance Bedroom Almirah and Wardrobe Dressing Table, Mirror Best Direction As Per Vastu South Eastern or Northern side of the Master Bedroom North West Corner East North West or Southwest corner East, West or North Southwest, South and West North East Southwest Eastern or Northern walls Pointers The head of the family must have his or her room at the upper storey (in case the house is built in two levels). Bedrooms should always be square or rectangle shaped to attract prosperity and peace. Bedrooms should always be square or rectangle shaped to attract prosperity and peace. Never keep an aquarium in the bedroom. It can lead to material loss. Never fix doors in the south west of the bedroom as that could lead to ill health and financial loss. Bedroom doors must open at 90 degrees to make sure good opportunities flow in easily. Doors which do not open fully should be avoided. The bed should be built out of excellent quality wood. Box beds are inauspicious. However, if you do have a box bed make sure you keep it clean and de-cluttered. The mirror must never face your bed.
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    Wall Colors According To Vastu For Bedrooms Pastel shades of blue and green Off white Light rose Gray Direction For Your Head While Sleeping If your head is towards South then you will always sleep soundly. This direction improves health. If your head is towards the Eastern side, then you will see an improvement in your knowledge. Never sleep with your head towards West as it brings ill health. Head towards Northern direction leads to bad dreams, disturbed sleep and ill health. Other Things to Keep In Mind According to vastu for bedroom we should hang pictures, paintings or inspiring quotes on the bedroom walls. These should be the first thing you see when you enter the bedroom. When rising in the morning from the bed, the right foot should touch the floor first. East side should be used for studying in the bedroom Vastu for pooja room suggests to never build a worship place inside your bedroom. Never keep a bedroom pitch dark.
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    Vastu For Children Room the most suitable direction for a kid's room is west. Apart from this, you can also construct the room in the northeast, northwest, and southeast directions. However, avoid southwest completely. The mirror must never be placed at the opposite side of the child's bed. The cabinets must be in the west or south direction of the room. The windows should be designed in the north or east direction. Other furniture items like the study table, couch etc, must be placed a few inches away from the walls. Furniture attached to the wall obstructs positive energies from flowing.
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    The bed must be placed at the southwest corner. The child's head must face south or east, when sleeping. Never place a computer or a T.V right opposite to the bed. The computer and T.V tend to reflect the bed when switched off; this is a bad omen. Always place reflecting objects such as television, mirror, and computer in the left or the right hand side of a bed. Place the study table in a way that your child faces north, east, or northeast while studying. East is known to be the most auspicious direction as it helps enhance concentration. Never make use of sharp lights and spot lights in a child's' room(they create mental stress). The main entrance to the room must never be opposite to the child's bed.
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    A study room must always be located in the East, North or Northeast of a house. Object Study Table Bookshelves Computer Windows Table Lamp Pendulum Wall Clock Shrine or Water pot Doors Best Direction East or North North, East and Northeast outheast East or North of the room Southeast of the table North Wall Northeast Corner Pointers The child must face North or East while studying. The table must be a few inches away from the wall. There must be some open space in front of the child. The study table must be rectangular or square. The size of the table must be medium. No beam must run above the child's head when studying. Never place the cabinets in the center of the study room. Bookshelves must never be above the study table Study table must not be cluttered by books. Table lamp helps enhance a child's concentration. A shrine or a water pot is deemed to be extremely auspicious. In the North (avoid Northwest), in the West (avoid Southwest and The doors must always be two shuttered. Northwest) In Northeast (avoid Southeast)
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    Vastu For Guest Room Athiti devo bhavah is a Sanskrit verse which literally translates to mean 'The guest is God'. For centuries, this verse has become the code of conduct for the Hindus who believe in welcoming their guests with immense warmth and open arms. A guest room is where the 'Athiti' or the guest stays and just like any other room in the house, it also needs to be built according to vastu.. The ideal location for a guestroom is the Northwest while the second best options are South and Southeast. However, it's inauspicious to build this room in the Southwest of a house as this direction is reserved only for the head of the house.
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    Accessories Bed Electronic items Cabinets The Door Of The Guest Room Windows Bathroom Right Direction South or West Southeast wall South or West wall Northeast door must face east. Southeast door must face south. Northwest door must face west. If the guestroom is in the Northwest corner, windows should be in the Northeast corner. If the guestroom is in the Southeast corner, windows should be in the South or southeast corner Southwest (if the guest room is in the Northwest corner) Advice Place the bed in such a way that the guests sleep with their head towards South. There should never be a beam running over a bed.
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    Right Direction For Accessories According To Vastu For Dining Room Accessories Fridge Wash Basin Console Microwave, Radio And Television Windows Doors Best Direction As Per Vastu Southeast Northeast Southwest wall of the dining area Southeast North or East side East, North, or West
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    Sitting Arrangement The head of the family must always face east while eating. The rest of the members can face north, east, or west. Avoid the Southern direction Keep the number of dining chairs even to avoid dispute within the family members. Colors According To Vastu For Dining Room Light green, Orange Cream light pink Avoid painting the walls white or black. Things To Keep In Mind: The dining table in the room must be rectangle or square. Dining table must never stick to the wall. The main entrance of the Dining Room and house must never face one another. According to vastu for kitchen, you must make sure the kitchen and dining hall are built on the same floor. Beautiful paintings and portraits hung inside the dining room create an atmosphere of pleasure and happiness.
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    Vaastu For Kitchen Vastu for kitchen has been an important area of study since centuries. Hindus believe that a kitchen designed according to Vastu Shastra attracts health and happiness for the inmates, helping them live an abundant life. In this section we discuss the ground rules laid down by the system for kitchens. Ideal Location: The ideal direction for a kitchen is the Southeastern corner of a house. The second best choice is the Northwest of a house.
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    Type Entry door Gas Cylinder Cooking Gas Refrigerator Equipments (e.g.Heaters, Conventional ovens, Microwaves, ovens) Storing Racks Sink Windows and Exhaust fan Clocks Best Direction North, East, or West Southeast Southeast Corner Southeast, South, North or West Southeast or South Western or Southern wall North-East corner East direction South or Southwest Wall Pointers The kitchen door must not be in any of the corners. Empty cylinders should be kept in the southwestern direction •Gas stove must be a few inches away from the wall. •It must never be in front of the main door. •It should be placed in a way that the cook faces east when cooking •Refrigerator must never be in Northeastern direction. •If the refrigerator is placed in the southwestern direction, it must be a feet away from the corner. Equipments must never be kept in the northeast portion Commodities such as, grain, pulses, and spices, must be stored in the west or south. The water source such as, water filter or pitcher, should be kept in the northeast. The bigger windows should always be constructed in the eastern direction, while smaller ones must be towards south.
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    Color Scheme According To Vastu For Kitchen The color of the walls should be- Yellow Rose Orange Red Chocolate Avoid using the color black in your kitchen. Thinqs To Avoid The kitchen must never be below or above a bathroom/toilet. The toilet and kitchen must never share a common wall. Kitchen must never face the main entrance of the house. The kitchen must never be located in the North or North East as this can badly affect a person's career. As per vastu for kitchen, mid-north, northeast, mid-west, mid-south, southwest, and the center of a house should never be used for constructing a kitchen. The Pooja room or temple must never be above the stove or kitchen sink as it brings bad luck. Stove in the kitchen must not be visible from outside.
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    Colors And Their Meaning According To Vaastu Shastra NE Shades Of Yellow Green White NW White BRAHMA SATHAN Blue SE Silver White Pink Corel Red shådes Of Green NE
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    Blue: Blue is the color of spring, and new beginnings. This shade is excellent for bedrooms and meditation rooms. Green: Green symbolizes hope. It offers healing, harmony, and a good atmosphere. It is an auspicious color for study rooms. Yellow signifies wisdom and patience. This color is great for rooms which do not get direct sunlight. Apart from this, yellow is also auspicious for 'Pooja' rooms. Orange: Orange symbolizes power and spirituality. This color encourages happiness, optimism, healthy relationships, and much more. Subtle shades of orange are one of the best vastu colors for homes and can be used anywhere. Red: Red signifies power and bravery. This color must never be used in bedrooms as it has an invigorating quality attached to it, which may get overwhelming. Purple: Purple inspires trust. Lighter shades of purple can be used for a soothing environment. Pink: Pink is a color of happiness, joy and purity. It should be applied to the walls of the master bedroom and rooms in Southwest and South. White is a graceful color which looks good when blended with other hues. It's advisable to always have white ceilings. Also, this color must be used to paint the north-west bedroom. Black: Black is a negative color which symbolizes lack. Avoid the use of black in house as it may cause despair.

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