Buying or building a new home involves making a series of cautious and considerate decisions. The reason behind such efforts is the happiness and comfort of you and your family. To ensure this, many traditional beliefs provide tips keeping directions and energy at their core, and the Indian concept of Vastu Shastra is one such belief. Read on to find out more about this concept. In addition, a handy Vastu for home guide is included if you are purchasing or building a new condo.
#1. What is Vastu Shastra?
Vastu Shastra translates to ‘the science of architecture’ and is an ancient concept widely followed in India. Originating from the Vedas (sacred Hindu texts), it dictates the principles of layout, design, measurements, space arrangement, etc., for a home or any building. The objective of Vastu for home is to align the living space according to nature (directions, the five elements) for prosperity and positive energy.
You will be surprised to know that Vastu Shastra has also been referred to for building towns, cities, roads, parks, etc.
#2. Why is Vastu for home important?
Following Vastu Shastra can reap a lot of benefits. This is because Vastu guidelines are laid down in accordance with the many energy fields of different directions. Experts believe that these fields affect various aspects of one’s life— finance, health, relations, etc. So, most Indians employ the Vastu parameters before moving into a new home.
#3. What are the ideal directions for the entrance of a condo?
|Ideal directions for the entrance||North, East, North-east or West|
One of the aspects that Vastu Shastra considers critical is the condo’s entryway. Experts suggest that the entrance should be in the north, east, north-east or the west direction from the centre of the condo. That is, you should ideally be facing the west, north, east, or north-east while standing at the heart of your condo, facing the front door. These directions guarantee the flow of positive energy into your condo.
#4. How about the rooms?
The directions of the rooms are just as important as that of the condo. Vastu Shastra prescribes directions for different rooms of a house based on its purpose and usage.
Meant for gatherings and socialising, the living room sets the tone for the entire condo when guests walk-in. Therefore, Vastu for home recommends having the living room in the north, east, north-east or north-west directions.
The dining area is a place of nourishment, health and bonding. So, it should be bright and accommodating as the entire family gathers around to eat every day. Meals should be consumed facing the east, west or the north. The south direction should be avoided as it leads to health issues.
Vastu Shastra says that the fire element rules the south-east corner of a condo. Therefore, it must be dedicated to the kitchen. However, the north-west direction works if you don’t find a proper spot in that corner. But avoid choosing a condo or an HDB where the kitchen faces the north direction.
According to Vastu Shastra, the master bedroom should be built in the south-west direction for good health and prosperity. The bed should be in the southwest corner of the bedroom, with your head facing west. The south-east and north-east directions must be avoided as they can cause quarrels and health issues.
The north, east, or the north-east is considered ideal for a children’s bedroom. However, the east is most preferred as the room faces the rising sun, bringing a whole lot of positive energy. According to Vastu, it’s best to not obstruct the sources of natural light in the room.
As mentioned earlier for the master bedroom, the bed here should also be placed in the west or the southwest corner of the room.
Stability and efficiency are essential for work. For this, the south-west or the west side of the condo is most preferred for a study room. Make sure that the space also receives a lot of natural light as it boosts energy levels and productivity.
The toilet must be in the west or north-west direction of your condo, according to Vastu Shastra. The reason is that these directions assist in the elimination of waste. Avoid buying condos where the toilets are built in other directions as no corrective measures can change the effects.
North, east, north-east or west
North, east, north-east or west
North, east, north-east or north-west
|Kids’ Room||North, east or north-east|
|Study||South-west or west|
|Toilet||West or north-west|
With this, we have covered the basics of Vastu for home. We are sure that if you follow these tips, your condo will brim with positive energy. If you are looking for some more inspiration, check out Our Favourite Condos and Ideas From Each That You Must Borrow.
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