The Importance of Vastu Shastra while constructing a New Home
Every corner of your home has a special significance. Even simple things like a piece of furniture or painting have designated positions where, if kept, can promote harmony and positivity. The field of study that deals with the construction and thoughtful design of a home, keeping these specific points in mind, is called Vastu Shastra.
Vastu has held great importance in Indian culture for over 500 years, especially when planning the layout of a building or designing a room. The Sanskrit term ‘Vastu’ means a foundation or a site and ‘Shashtra’ translates to teaching or science. Thus, Vastu Shastra is also known as the Science of Architecture or Construction.
According to its guidelines, Vastu of a house or any other building should strike a harmonious balance between the five elements – Earth, Air, Space, Fire, and Water. Together, they are called the ‘Panchbhoota’ or ‘Panchtatva’. By maintaining the balance, it is said that one can attract peace, prosperity, and happiness into their home and into the lives of all family members.
The proponents of this concept claim that, if applied, Vastu Shastra offers a wide range of benefits in both personal as well as professional spheres of life. Following are some of its advantages:
- It attracts wealth
- It ends tension and anxieties
- Promotes peace and happiness
- Strengthens relations with family members
- Ensures good health, free from all kinds of diseases
An Indian household mainly comprises of a Kitchen, Toilet, Living Room, and a Bedroom. For the house to attain a certain level of divinity all of these sections should ensure that there is a healthy balance between the five elements. Following are some Vastu Shastra Tips for homes
The kitchen has been given the highest degree of importance since it an integral part of the home and also a source of constant energy. Thus, according to the rules, a kitchen should always be in the South-East direction of your house.
A Bedroom has an important position as well and is where positive energies can be created and manifested. Thus, the laws of Vastu state that a person’s bedroom should always be in the South-West direction for a better quality of sleep. The bedroom should not be in the East, North-East or North-West.
A living room is a place for social gatherings, where most of your time is spent with friends and family on special occasions. This is why the living room needs to be Vastu-compliant. Having a Living Room in the South-West direction is ideal, but one should be careful not to construct the living room in East, North East, and North West direction.
Similarly, in the case of the toilet, one should not construct it in the North-East direction, but rather have it facing the North-West. It is also advised that the Toilet and Bathroom should be built separately.
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