An invitation to luck and happiness
Before moving into a new house this festive season, make sure all your rooms are vaastu-compliant
This Navratra, many of you could be realising your dream of moving into your new home and doing it up tastefully. Some of you must have already planned dates for the grihapravesh (special prayers for your new home).
However, how can you make sure that living in a new home will mean more happiness and prosperity for you? Will you continue to make progress at work? Will you attract Lady Luck? Here’s how you get your answers.
Make sure your home is built as per vaastu norms. If the building is not vaastucompliant it creates negativity and takes away prosperity and happiness from your life.
To ensure that the new house has positive energies, three important factors should be evaluated in its layout planning (or the proposed layout plan of a building for which you are going to select the land).
The entrance has its own powerful energies. According to the Maha Vaastu concept, there are 32 possible locations of an entrance to a building and each corresponds to or is related directly with adverse or beneficial situations being faced by the inhabitants.
A south-west entrance means debt, poverty and relationship problems. Money due to you is not received on time. An entrance in the north brings money and success in one’s career. If, however, the entrance to the new house (or of the plot) is not in the vaastu-recommended direction, do not drop the idea of buying it as Maha Vaastu has easy solutions to counter the negative effects of a ‘wrong’ entrance.
A ‘favourable’ location
The second thing to check is whether you can get vaastucompliant planning for all the rooms in your house. Rooms have to be located in the correct spots. If you have a bedroom in between east and south-east, which as per Maha Vaastu is the zone of anxiety, you will not be able to relax and have frequent disagreements with your spouse. Likewise, a toilet between the north and north-east directions will weaken your immunity and you will fall ill often. A toilet in the north will be negative for your career and income.
So, avoid buying an apartment with such a layout. However, if you have made your decision, then it is better to take an expert’s advice on how to correct the vaastu defects.
Ideally, bedrooms should be located in the south, west and east parts of the house. However, to choose the direction that benefits you the most, take into account your profession and ask a vaastu expert for help. Similarly, toilets should ideally be in the south, south-west, east and south-east zones.
Balance the five elements
The third checkpoint is to analyse the balance of the five elements — water, air, fire, earth and space. Each of the 16 vaastu zones in a building is dominated by one of these five elements. You should see if all of these elements are finely balanced in their respective zones. For example, the fire element is represented by the kitchen, which, if in the north (direction of water), will hamper new opportunities in career and cash inflow. Similarly, water boring in the south-west will stop career growth and create severe clashes in the family.
Practically, you have to check the directions of water tanks, garden, kitchen, open area, slopes, pits, rainwater drainage, sewer, service lane, adjoining property, water boring of neighbours, high/low landscape, building height, shafts, and balconies. While selecting a plot or bungalow, check if there is any road leading to the house from the north to east. That will be good for your home
Ideally, all the five elements should be placed in their respective directions — water in north, air in east, fire in south, earth in south-west and space in west. Though in modern architecture, an ideal situation is a remote possibility, now you need not worry. You can buy the property and create the balance with the help of colours, shapes, lights and metals. You can yourself learn to use them as vaastu remedies or seek an expert’s advice.
In the absence of right guidance and knowledge, people opt out of a good property deal and make wrong choices. Vaastu shastra has not only provided guidelines for better living but has also given easy alternatives as remedies for imbalances. You do not have to deconstruct or demolish, but apply simple Maha Vaastu logics and reasoning.