We do a lot to bring peace in our homes and our cultures in India bless us with the beautiful science of Vastu, which is scientific and beautiful at the same time. Many people believe that vastu is not so necessary in high end buildings and its only important when dwellings are on ground. But fact is that, dwellings belong to ground only, no matter what the floor is, roots are in ground. Hence vastu is important for every home.
Be noted that, among the five elements Earth is stationary and solid, rest of the four elements remain over and around the entire place.
There are certain guidelines of vastu shastra that one should follow in apartments to prevent any damaging consequences. Vastu is only to make our life comfortable, easy and happy. These five principles are laid which you can follow to the least and force progress and peace to follow.
1) The Master Bedroom –
Direction – In the south west corner of the house
When it’s a multistorey, then the master bedroom should be on the topmost floor.
The ceiling should be in the level as it makes the energy of the room uniform and helps the occupant keep a steady state of mind.
2) The Drawing Room –
Direction – In northwest, south or west
As per the vastu principles southwest direction should always be heavier than the rest of the directions, so place heavy furniture in the south west direction.
3) The Kids Room –
In the northwest
Use light colours on the walls. When you chose bright colours for kids room, that makes the child self centred.
The study table should be put in such a manner that when a child is studying he should be facing the east direction.
4) The Kitchen –
In the southeast
If the cook can face east while cooking, the food will be tasty. Besides there will never be problems related to digestion.
Daily wastes from the kitchen should be kept covered in the southwest corner of the kitchen.
Storage of grains and other provisions should be done in the south direction.
5) Toilets –
In northwest or southeast directions
Toilets should be strictly avoided in the northeast direction. The bore well should be dug in the north east.
Open area in northeast should be used as parking.
Hope you try these basic principles of vastu and make you homes and lives prosperous and peaceful.
Thanks to Vastu expert, Ridhi Bahl for the inputs.