5 Elements of Vaastu – Basics

By: B. K. Vijay

When purchasing a real estate property, one of the first things that strike our mind is Vaastu. Everyone who is purchasing a property wants the Vaastu of the property to be good, even if they don’t believe in it. Vaastu is a complex and confusing topic for most of us. It depends on various things such as location and dimension of the property, which side is it facing, the construction, where to put what and the list is endless.

In this article, we have tried to simplify the topic, by discussing the major components of Vaastu.

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What is Vaastu?

Firstly, Vaastu is based on Indian science of architecture. It comprises of 5 elements of nature – the Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Space. These 5 elements are also called ‘Panchbhootas’. Each of these elements harmonizes to a natural force that affects our lives. Therefore, each of these elements should be in a particular direction to gain its benefits. Let’s discuss the importance of these elements:

Center – Space – (Brahmasthan)

While choosing a plot for your house it should either be in a rectangular or square shape. Avoid taking plots that are round, oval or triangular in shape. Brahmasthan is the central portion of a plot. This portion should be left empty and free from any kind of obstructions such as a wall, pillar, staircase, toilet or bedroom. It is left free because there should be better flow of energy inside the house. You can have the main hall constructed in this portion.

North-East – Water – (Eshanya)

The north-east corner of a house is considered as a place of God, you can build a Pooja room in this place. As this corner is considered to be sacred, keep it clean. See that you place light weight objects in this corner, avoid heavy objects. The north-east corner is a perfect place for bore wells; you can also have the main entrance of the house. Avoid having staircase, toilets or master bedroom, you can have children’s bedroom in north-east.

South-East – Fire – (Agneya)

South-east corner is a perfect place for kitchen, you can have electrical/heat generating appliances at this corner and you can place heavy objects in this area. A couple should avoid sleeping at this corner. Don’t have the septic-tank or drainage system in the south-east portion.

North-West – Air – (Vayavya)

Having an entrance on north-west towards east is ideal. This portion of the house can also have bedrooms, hall, toilets, wash-basins or guest room. The rain water and the drainage system of the house should preferably flow towards north-east. Room in the north-west portion is good for new couples. Avoid constructing kitchen or under-water tank in this portion.

South-West – Earth – (Nairuthi)

Lockers of cash and jewellery should to be on south-west corner and should open towards north. Walls along the south-west should be thicker than the walls along the north-east. Construction of master bedroom, storage or over-head tank is ideal. Avoid having the main entrance of the house in this portion. Avoid having the children’s room, living room, bathroom or the kitchen.

In this article, we have provided only the basic information on Vaastu. There are many more things that are to be included. Very soon we will be coming up with few more articles on Vaastu, until then keep checking the site regularly.

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Simple Tips to Make Your House Vaastu Perfect
Vaastu Tips Before Buying an Apartment or Independent House

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