According to the principles of symbolic VAASTU Shaastra every material
must be placed in a proper direction indicated for it. Following
is a brief discussion regarding the relationship between the directions
and the objects.
EAST: Watch and clocks, Veena, MLA, MP,
Collector's office, royal palace, red oleander, copper, gold and
SOUTH-EAST: Pretty woman, scent, perfume,
incense sticks, vermilion, nail polish, cosmetic, cutlery, casino,
beauty parlour, imitation jewellery, diamond, silver, brothel, theatre,
films, fashion, bedstead, discotheque, music, dinning, art, studio,
instruments of fine arts and music, betel box, motor vehicles, gardens
and orchids, pink and indigo colours, photography, video shooting,
marriage bureau, canopy, cushions, hotel, decorations, cardamom,
casino, grocery shop, cobblers shop, manual labours, servants, staff,
bullock cart, labourers, oxen, buffaloes, camels, shaving box, garbage,
paper, slippers, leather, bones, play ground, grocer, trade, Vaishya,
STD booth, pager, income tax, sales tax office, auditor, consulting
business, secretary, stationery etc.
SOUTH: Kitchen, vehicle, garage, gas,
petrol, kerosene, cement, television, fridge, electric switchboard,
crackers, chemicals and explosives, salt, pepper, chillies, cummins,
cotton, gold, steel, garlic, onion, agricultural implements, telephone,
woods, mountains, sea, tiles, multistorey buildings, sepoy, police
station, bus station, writer, red colour etc.
SOUTH-WEST: Parrot, waste materials,
crow and female race.
WEST: Lower castes, whisky, bear bar,
casino, cremation ground, drugs, ghosts and poltergeists, grave
yard, Shivalaya, Jain temple, mosque, non-veg restaurants, snakes,
moong dal, gutter, washers' jetty, toilet, garbage dumping sites
NORTH-WEST: Store room, milk, cold drink,
ice creams, water, Ayurvedic medicines, cereals, pitcher, wife,
water, vendors, water tank, sandal, grapes, pearls, white colours,
string of pearls, rings of pearls etc.
NORTH AND NORTH-EAST: Study room, prayer
room, temple, religious scriptures, library, students, hostel, teachers,
father, elders religious teacher, court, advocate, judge, school,
Brahmin, food, dining hall, place of pilgrimage, topaz, city cow,
lodge, stock exchange, finance ministry, finance minister, bank
manager, cashier, yellow colour, advocate's office, seat of the
merchant, scales or balance, lockers etc.
CORRECTION OF VAASTU FAULTS
There is no mistake anywhere in the creation, and the rules that
govern it. But in the man-made creations, abidance by each and every
rule of VAASTU Shaastra is definitely difficult if not entirely
It is therefore, extremely difficult to build even a single structure
ideally following the dictates of VAASTU Shaastra. Most of the VAASTU
faults manifest themselves only after they have been committed.
Some of these faults can be corrected altering the pattern of construction.
Help of an expert VAASTUkar must be taken to deal with those faults
which are well nigh impossible to correct otherwise. Corrective
measures for a few common VAASTU faults are given here.
In the entire plot, moon region must be heavier in comparison to
the sun region. If the construction has not followed this rule,
then the heavy goods in each room must be kept along the southern
and the western walls. Northern and the eastern walls must be left
vacant as far as possible. Heavy double bed, steal almirahs, dressing
table etc. should be kept in the moon region of the bedroom. IF
you can't afford to leave northern and eastern walls vacant, place
their lighter goods.
INTERNAL ARRANGEMENTS IN RELATION TO THE ANGLES
It is very difficult to demolish even those houses, which have
serious VAASTU faults. But still it would be preferable if all the
corners of these houses are used properly according to the dictates
of VAASTU Shaastra.
NORTH-EAST: Soma and Rudra are the ruling
deities of this corner. Hence it is regarded as the supremely sacred
corner. Entrance, portico, worship room, meditation room and water-storing
facility must be given in this angle. Follow a few simple things
to keep this corner in balance.
- Always keep the north-eastern corner of your house clean and
don't allow even little garbage to collect there.
- Always keep a water pot, filter or camper in the north-eastern
corner of your room.
- Fix a beautiful picture or poster depicting rivers, sea, clouds
etc. on the north, north-eastern or east, north-eastern walls.
But don't nail the poster, fix it with the help of tape.
- Don't drive nails and pegs in the north-eastern corner.
- If you have an almirah or shelf in the north-eastern corner,
don't put heavy things there.
SOUTH-EASTERN CORNER: ANGLE OF FIRE
Agni is the presiding deity of this corner, hence kitchen is built
in it. You may adopt following measures to achieve balance in this
- If your bed room in the south-eastern corner, you should change
it for better. If it is not possible then orient your bed along
the north-south axis with head towards the south.
- A night bulb must be kept lighting in the south-eastern corner.
- Drawing room can be built in the south-east
- Picture of the rising sun can be fixed in the south-eastern
- Main switch, fridge and other electric gadgets should be installed
in the south-eastern corner.
- Electric fitting of the house must be of the excellent quality.
- If the kitchen is not in the south-east, cook or anybody who
is cooking, must take extra precaution while cooking.
SOUTH WESTERN CORNER
Demon represents this corner hence extreme caution must be observed
while constructing anything here. An unbalanced south-western corner
leads to sudden accidents in life.
- Any construction in the south-western corner must be in perfect
- If this corner has a cut, place a mirror there in the room
so that the cut end is not seen with prominence.
- If south-western corner is extended, install a small bulb on
the roof leaving the extended corner and another bulb in the north-western
corner. Keep these two bulbs lighting all long the night every
- Fix a picture of pretty and fortunate woman in the south-western
- Always put heavy goods in the south-western corner of your
NORTH-WESTERN CORNER: Pavandev represents
this corner. Pavandev is known for his unstable nature. If north-western
corner is unbalanced, the owner of the house suffers from mental
instability and insomnia.
- Owner of the must not have his bedroom in the north-western
corner; he can have his study room here.
- Don't leave this corner desolate.
- Put a clock with sweet alarm in this corner.
CORRECTION OF FAULT DUE TO PRESENCE OF HIGH RISING BUILDING
If there is a high rising building near a house its ill effect
will surely be shown on the house. Owner of the lower house suffers
from inferiority complex and fails to concentrate in his work.
- Place the mirror in your house in such a way that the image
of the high rising building doss not reflect in it.
- Make strong lighting arrangements in your house.
- Install an anemometer on the roof of your house. This instrument
comes with an arrow. The arrow should point to the high rising
The last measure can also be used to correct the obstacles due
to angles. If the corner of another house comes to face your main
gate, a serious obstacle results, known as Konavedh or obstacle
due to corner. But this obstacle is effective only if the distance
of the corner is less than the height of your house.
CORRECTION OF BEAM FAULT
Beam is an important part of a building's construction. It is provided
to bear the weight of the building. But if somebody has to sit just
beneath a beam, he or the she feels under unnecessary pressure.
You should therefore:
- Do not sleep or do anything just beneath a beam.
- Cover the beam with false-ceiling or tiles etc.
- Provide bamboo poles of equal lengths on both sides of the
USE OF FLOWERS
If the bedroom and the drawing room have serious faults, fresh
flowers should then be stowed in such rooms daily. Thus, the ambience
of the room will be enchanting with fresh fragrance of flowers.
Artificial plants and flowers with realistic look will also do in
CORRECTION OF FAULTS BY AQUARIUM
The north-western corner of the room inspires the thoughts of the
owner towards progress and imparts dynamism in his life. Hence,
faults related to north-western corner can be corrected by putting
an aquarium in that corner. Fish remain in constant motion in an
aquarium. Water in it also bubbles with life. Such a dynamic system
as an aquarium aptly suits the north-western direction in every
BUILDING MATERIALS AND QUALITY
Only high quality building materials must be used in the construction
of house. Bricks and stones are the most common and extensively
used building materials used because of their high weight bearing
capacity. Of the two, stones are quarried directly from the mines
while bricks are made from mud and heated in kilns to impart toughness.
Granite is the most widely used stone because of its brightness
and colour. It can also be chiseled into desirable shapes. But the
high content of quartz in granite adversely affects the health.
So a wall of granite adversely affects the health. So a wall of
granite should invariably be given a good coating of lime to cancel
the adverse effects of quartz.
Stones used for building purpose should have uniform colour, be
tough and feel good to touch.
Religion is, in a way, the soul of Indian culture. In every walk
of life, conduct with a clear inclination for religion is given
importance. Building a house is no exception as Vishvakarma Prakash
ANYATRA SKHALITSHILA VISHIRNA MACHCHHIN SANSKARAT||
That is, building materials that are strewn here and there should
not be used for house building purposes. Also no material should
go into the house building without the consent of the owner or it
will prove inauspicious.
NA NAV PURAN YUKTAM NA PAKVAMANEN CHAIV SANYOJYAM
That is, old and new bricks and stones should not be used in combination.
Similarly, hard and soft bricks should not be mixed also.
Regarding the quality of bricks, Maya Danav says:
SUGHANAH SAMADAGDHASHSH SUGVARASMCHUSHTAKAM SUHBHAH||
That is, the bricks should be uniformly baked and dense and should
produce clear clanking sound on collision.
WOOD: There is a wide and comprehensive
description in VAASTU Shaastra regarding the quality of wood. But
to follow each and every dictate of VAASTU, one will have to scout
the forest in order to search the wood of his choice. So, wood mart
is the only refuge for the buyers of today. Woods of cedur, Shisham
(Indian rosewood), Sal, teak, jackfruit etc. are most suitable for
the building purposes. Here again, you should not make any compromise
regarding the quality of wood. Now-a-days composite wood are the
best substitute for natural wood. Quality wise also, composite wood
are much superior to natural wood.