Owning a house is sure among the top goals in every person’s life. When the dream home finally comes up in brick and mortar, we imagine life unfolding there like in the movies.
But it isn’t unusual for families to complain about how the stress of building a house and shifting has taken a toll on the imagined happiness. A vital reason why this happens could be vastu dosha or disturbances in the equilibrium created by the elements of nature. Bringing certain basic vastu principles in alliance can help channel peace and harmony into your homes and hearts.
Whether you are building a new home or renovating an old one, vastu lays down certain rules about placing almirahs and shelves containing money and jewelry. Such almirahs, cupboards and shelves should face the east or the north. If this is not possible, an alternative is to place the cupboards in the southwest or the south and place the door to the room in such a way that it opens towards the north. Adhering to this vastu stipulation will enable the flow of wealth into your home.
The northeast part of the house should ideally be left open and clutter-free. Avoid noisy activities in this space. The northern region should never have stairs that lead to an upper floor. Neither should this direction be the location of toilets and kitchen.
Leaking faucets are a strict no-no in any home. Get them fixed at the earliest if they stubbornly let water drip from them even after closing. With leaking faucets around you might notice your purse draining out too quickly despite of your earning well.
The southeast region of the house is called the agni/agneya corner. This is the designated spot in any home for the kitchen. Food prepared in the agneya corner of the home will be suffused with positive energy which is bound to reflect in the general health and demeanour of the people eating it. An auspicious agneya corner in a house will also bring financial prosperity to the residents. On the other hand, setting up the kitchen in the northwest corner is considered inauspicious. This will cause deterioration in health and relationships.
The northwest corner is a good spot to store goods and articles that the family uses frequently. This will aid in making help available when necessary for the members of the family.
vastu sastra assigns the northwest corner to the family deity or ‘kula devata’. If this corner is maintained clean and well-lighted, the family will experience grace and blessings being bestowed on them.
The governing deity of the northeast corner is Lord Shiva according to vastu sastra. This area is called the Ishanya corner and is considered as the most auspicious of the eight corners. While building a house, assigning proper importance to this energy centre will go a long way in bringing prosperity into the lives of family members. It is advisable to set up a pooja space in this corner with importance to Lord Shiva.
The home should ideally have a pooja space, even if it is not located in the Ishanya corner.
The southwest corner of the house, which represents the earth element, denotes stability. Tools, heavy furniture and other household items can be arranged neatly in this area. By keeping this corner heavier than the other corners, you will be able to strike a balance in the flow of energy. You can include items that represent the earth element to help the accumulation of positive energy in this region.
The southwest corner of the house represents love, marriage and stability of relationships. Imbalances in this region can sour relationships and create stress in the minds of family members. Keeping this corner clean, well-lighted and adorned with earthy elements and colours will strengthen relationships and heighten the feelings of harmony among family members.