Vastu is an ancient Indian art that harnesses the energy of natural elements like the heat and light of the Sun, gravitational force of the earth, the direction of the winds, the intensity of rainfall, etc and uses them to balance with the surroundings of mankind.
Vastu Shastra, a buzzword in Indian households, assumes more importance when it comes to the Kitchen’s location and situation. In this article, we try to focus on Kitchen Vastu.
A kitchen is a place where our daily food is cooked. Every housewife wants to have an organized, spacious, and muddle-free Kitchen. Today’s Kitchen is not only a place for preparing food but also a place where the guest usually steps in after the living room.
There can be no place in your house or apartment as important as the Kitchen. In ancient times, cooking was done on open stoves and the washing of utensils and pre-cooking preparation of food items were done outside. Kitchen Vastu is primarily based on the directions of the Sun and the wind, and helps balance energy in your Kitchen and maintain peace and happiness in the life of family residing in that home or apartment.
The kitchen should be in the south-east portion of a west-facing home or flat as a first choice and unless otherwise, a compelling situation arises while designing the home or flat other choices can be considered without damaging the good effects.
The North-west corner is equally can be considered as the second choice. The south (positive) and West (Positive) directions also can be considered as the third choice.
The kitchen is the most important part of a home or flat. The food we prepare in the kitchen determines the healthy living of our body. And more efforts are needed so that the cook feels better with the atmosphere in the kitchen while cooking. Vaastu principles about the kitchen mainly focus on the ambient and ventilation of the kitchen.
Of the Eight Guards of Directions called “Ashtathik Balakars” in the Hindu Mythology, Fire God called as “Agni Deva” is supposed to rule the south-east corner of a home. Fire is the fundamental of the kitchen for the preparation of food. So if the kitchen is placed here the food will be good and tastier.
As per Vaastu, this Fire corner called “Agni Moolai” is not much suitable for any other rooms. If a bedroom is built in this place it will affect the good and peaceful rest because of its natural heat of the Sun. Especially couples who have their bedroom in the south-east corner may not have intimacy and healthy relation.
Natural Sunlight falls exactly in the south-east corner of a place which creates afire energy automatically as per the Hindu Vedic scriptures. So the saints advised that the kitchen be built at the south-east corner of a home or flat without fail. The morning Sun rays disinfect the kitchen and make it sterilized, to think scientifically.
The kitchen, if it happens to be in the north-east corner, ruins the income of the family, the children become useless and fool and the family leads to poverty in due course as per our research. Also, a kitchen constructed at the south-west corner of the home or flat reduces the income and males living in the home or flat get addicted to all sorts of bad habits. Hence providing a kitchen in the south-west and north-east corners are totally not advised as per the rules of Vasthu Shastra.
The door of the kitchen should be in the north, east or north-east direction preferably opening clockwise. The lady should face east while cooking, for it brings good health to family members. If the lady faces south while cooking it may lead to serious health problems to ladies.
- · Cooking Gas or any other stove should be in the south-east part of the kitchen.
- · Sink in the kitchen should be installed in the northeast corner of the kitchen.
- · Big windows and ventilators should be in the east direction, while smaller windows should be in the south.
- · Exhaust fan should be installed on the eastern wall in the south-east corner.
- · A dishwasher can be placed in the northwest of the kitchen.
- · If any storage cabinets are made in the northeast, use these cabinets for lightweight storage only.
- · Soft pink and orange color can be used in the kitchen.
- · The water filter can be installed in the northeast.