Practical Vastu Tips you must know before buying your new Home
What is Vastu Shastra ?
When literally translated, the term ‘Vastu Shastra’ means the Science of Architecture and is an ancient Hindu system of architecture.
This science is a combination of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs.
Vastu Shashtra has integrated architecture with nature to formulate unique rules to be followed during the construction of a house.
A large number of home and commercial property buyers consider Vaastu Shastra while taking a decision.
This has driven property developers and builders to build Vaastu-compliant homes.
This science is often treated as an irrational belief. But being based on the principles of the five elements of nature, it does deserve a second thought, especially when such a large investment is at stake.
Let us understand a few basic but practical Vaastu tips you can easily follow while buying a property
- The Entrance to your home:
While buying an apartment, it is the entrance to the entire property or the main gate that shall be taken into consideration. As per Vastu, the North or North-East entrances are generally recommended as opposed to the South or West. The sun rays from the north or north-east are beneficial to the residents of the home, thus this precaution.
- The Ventilation and sunlight:
As a regular buyer, you would definitely consider these aspects as they are integral to a homeowner’s well-being. Vaastu too lays great emphasis on homes being airy, well-lit and should receive an ample amount of sunlight. Any home that has a claustrophobic atmosphere is bound to breed germs and bacteria, which sunlight can kill and stop its growth.
- The Kitchen:
As per Vastu, the south-east end (Agneya- a direction governed by fire) of your home is the most ideal place for the kitchen. The kitchen platform should face the east (the sun rises in the east and the stove/cooking gas should face it). Ensure that your main door does not face the kitchen as it brings negative energy into the kitchen directly.
- Water Tanks:
While building a home, Vastu recommends your water tank is placed in the north-east direction as the morning ultra-violet rich rays can reach it easily.
- Kid’s Room:
To avoid harmful rays of the sun from entering a child’s room, having the room in the North-east or north-west direction is recommended.
- Toilets and Bath Areas:
South-west or the southern-most end of the apartment is ideal for wash areas. One line of thinking says this is done so that winds that generally flow from south-west do not contaminate the rest of the home. It makes sense to keep the puja room away from the toilet area, whether you are a believer in Vaastu or not.
- Master Bedroom:
The master bedroom should be ideally located in the South-west corner, especially when you have selected and east facing home. The winds flowing from the kitchen carry their aroma and this along with its sounds, could be a hindrance while trying to sleep.
It is recommended to use these Vastu tips in a practical and sensible manner. Always consult a certified Vastu expert. Do not follow any suggestions blindly.
Make sure you have checked all the parameters before implementing the Vastu tips in your home.
One cannot simply expect Vastu tips to work out of thin air.
It needs support from the members of the home in every possible way.
The benefits will be surely visible when these tips are followed up with the basics of cleanliness and hygiene.