Vastu Shastra Tips for Home


Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian Science of Architecture. While we all have heard about Vastu Shastra but most of us are not fully aware of what it is exactly is and why is it important?

Vastu Shastra literally translates to the science of architecture, and it describes the principles of design, layout, measurement, ground preparation, space arrangement, and spatial geometry.

Why Is Vastu Shastra Important?

Vastu Shastra explains that all things in the universe have a level of energy and that every building or land has a vibration of energy associated with it. The universe is built of positive and negative energy. Vastu aims at eliminating the negative energy and enhancing the positive energy.

There are various benefits of following Vastu Shastra like:

Helps with Financial ProsperityCareer StabilityAcademic GrowthImproving RelationshipsHelps in maintaining good physical & mental health

And there is much more which can be achieved with the help of Vastu.

Elements & It’s Dominant Directions
As per Vastu, the universe is made of 5 elements namely Earth, Air, Space, Fire, and Water. It says that the balance of these elements is very important for attracting positivity at home. Every element has a dominant direction as follows:Earth- Prithvi: It is known for providing stability and patience. It dominates the center and diagonal directions in every corner.Air- Vayu: Known for bringing the element of fun and happiness in life, it dominates the East.Space- Akasha: It represents cognitive energy & mental space. Space is responsible for all forms of social energies, and it dominates the west. Fire- Agni: The energy of fire represents confidence, money, and success. It dominates the South. Water- Jal: Water is one of the major supporting elements of human life. Hence it is associated with immunity & health. It dominates the North.

Vastu Tips for Financial Prosperity At Home:

Many make Vastu sound really complicated and difficult to follow. Whereas, it is really easy and simple to follow. Here are a few simple Vastu tips you can follow at home effortlessly:

Since the main door is the entry for the energies in the house, keep it clean and decorated for attracting wealth. The colour purple represents wealth, hence painting the walls of the house purple would be beneficial. If repainting the walls is difficult, you could keep a money plant in a purple coloured pot as a substitute. The cash locker or almirah where you keep the cash should be kept in the South or South-West wall of the house, so it opens up to the North of the house. Placing a mirror right in front of the cash locker is another way to attract wealth. It symbolizes that your money is doubled up! Keeping water bodies in the North-Eastern part of your house symbolizes the flow of constructive energy. You could place a water body like a small fountain, water garden or some other water body show-piece.To avoid financial loses, make sure you repair leaky faucets, taps or any faulty plumbing. Another very simple remedy for attracting money in Vastu is having a bird feeder in the North-Western part of the house. Fishes help purifying the home and having an aquarium in the North-Eastern part of the house will be beneficial, and make sure you keep the aquarium aerated & clean. Maintain a free flow of air in the house & for a better flow of wealth, wind chimes on the entrances ensure the cash flow. For financial gains, placing Goddess Laxmi’s picture or idol near the entrance is beneficial. A very common Vastu belief is that keeping a flute in the house keeps away financial troubles. If you’re facing troubles with your education or career, hanging 2 flutes will be beneficial.

Vastu Tips for Academic Growth

For better concentration, place the study table on the East or North of the room. Keep space between the wall and the study table to ensure the flow of energy. The study room should not be below the bathroom or the beam. The bookshelf should be placed in the East, North or North-East. Make sure there is no reflection of the books in the mirror as that increases the pressure of studies. A well-lit lamp on the South-East corner of the study table will energize the luck in education.

Vastu Tips for Good Health

Make sure you sleep with your head towards the South for a sound sleep. The center of the house should always be left empty or with very light furniture. This ensures the free flow of energy without any restriction. Imbalance of fire element causes sickness in the house. So, to balance it, the best place for a fire element like a candle, Diya or fireplace, is the Southeast or Northwest direction of the house. Avoid placing mirrors opposite to the bed as mirrors reflecting a sleeping person creates a problem of energy drain, causing sickness. Make sure that your bathroom energy and kitchen energy do not mix up. If they are opposite to each other, make sure the doors are always closed. If someone in the house is unwell, keeping a burning candle in the room would help them recover faster. For good health, keep your face towards North-East or East while drinking water. Growing citrus fruit plants and keeping them at the entrance of the house invites good health into the house to ensure good health, place Lord Hanuman’s picture facing towards the south of the house as he is the protector of our health.

Vastu Tips for Improving Family Relationships

Place happy pictures of your family in the Northeast of your house to bring happiness in your life. If the relationship among the family members in the house are tensed in any sense, placing a white sandalwood statue at a place where you can view it multiple times passing by it, will help ease the tension. Sandalwood Statue will create a harmonious relationship among the family member of the house. If there is a dispute among the male members of the family, keep a small branch of Kadamba tree at home to ease the tension. If there is a dispute among the female members of the family, try not to wear red clothes at the same time or on the same occasion. Do not put up pictures depicting violence in the house as that attracts negative energy. To minimize fights & trouble between family members, place a wind chime with crystals in the bedroom.

Some General Vastu Tips to Follow At Home

Always keep the corners of the house bright as they are powerful sources of energy. Clear Cobwebs as soon as you discover them as they hinder the financial growth of the family members. Place a Tulsi plant in the North-East direction of the house to transform the negative to the positive energy in the house. Do not place a cactus inside the house as it is considered as a negative plant that affects the health & relationships of the members living in the house. Avoid a spiral staircase in the house as that invites negative energy in the house. If you’re having trouble with finding a job, place a Lord Kubera Idol in the North direction of the house. Lord Ganesha idol facing towards the entrance of the house ensures optimistic results in life. Remove any non-working clocks in the house.

Key locations to be considered while following Vastu for home & drawing a Vastu Plan:-

  1. Location of the Main Entrance – Auspicious front door as per Vastu brings success, more prosperity and, also enhances good luck as per Vastu for the homeowner.
  2. Location of the prayer zone – True location brings Peace, Harmony and, also tranquillity in the home.
  3. Surrounding of the home – External environment could impact the house owner’s fate.
  4. The shape of the House – Irregular shape creates serious faults.
  5. Location of the Living Room, Family room, Master Bedroom, Kids Bedroom as well as the Guest room.
  6. Location of the kitchen according to Vastu and also its internal arrangement – Correct location brings an abundance of wealth, health, and, also prosperity.
  7. Placements of Electronic gadgets like Computer, TV, Heaters, etc
  8. The direction of the Toilets – Health may suffer because of incorrect placement of washrooms.
  9. Colors for the Interior – Go for a combination of vibrant, cool, harmonious and, also energetic colors.
  10. The direction of Lower as well as a higher zone.
  11. The internal arrangement of Each and every room.
  12. Location of the staircase in case of an Independent home.
  13. Garden & plantation. Plants are as important as other accessories in the space.
  14. The shape of the furniture as well as types of material used in the furniture.
  15. Paintings  & home decor. Artwork or paintings can do wonders for mental health and well being. Many artworks can be relaxing and distressing. Paintings and artwork serve the purpose of beauty and hence improves the home decor.
  16. Missing Corner / Corner Cuts & Extended Corners.

Important suggestions acccording to Vastu for home


  1. The main door is the mouth of positive energy and opportunities. It should always be located in the most auspicious direction. Do a strong Vastu correction, if it has a negative location. Many people ignore this important thing and suffer bad luck for many years.
  2. Correcting the main door’s Vastu defect protects your house from frequent illness, money crises, and also disharmony.
  3.  Avoid arched door which disturbs positive energy patterns.

Living Room, Dining and Prayer area

  1. A brahmasthan (center of the house), a space central to any premises is the calmest and cosmically connected place. It is the heart of the house and should always be left open and free of obstructing objects. Kitchen, toilet, pillar and, also heavy furniture in the center of the home are severe residential Vaastu defects.
  2. Always use a square or rectangular shape dining table. Oval or round shape dining table creates a difference of opinion amongst the family members.
  3.  Antique dining furniture near the dining indicates tiresome low energy. They are more suitable in a museum than in the dining area.
  4.  Never keep your home temple, prayer room or pooja room sharing a toilet wall.

Bedroom  as per Vastu for home or apartment

  1. You spend many passive hours sleeping, so your head should be towards the east or south. Sleeping with head towards the north brings illness to the person. This may result in a major health issue and will be difficult to recover.
  2. It is crucial that there should not be a toilet above the bedroom. This can cause illness in the house.
  3. Paint your south-west room with a yellow color to enhance the earth element of your house. If you have a bedroom towards the south-east zone, it may create illness in the home. Paint this room with pistachio green.
  4. Master Bedroom above the kitchen may cause instability in business or job. Children’s bedrooms above the kitchen could profoundly impact their academic performance.
  5. Avoid sleeping under the overhead beam. Also, avoid keeping the temple or study desk below a beam.
  6. If you have computers and electronics near your bed, keep fluorite rock near the side table. It gives protection from harmful radiation.
  7. Do not allow children or guests to use the south-west bedroom of your home.
  8. A bed reflecting in a mirror causes an energy drain. As a result, you do not get sound sleep.

Kitchen  as per Vastu for home or apartment

  1.  Never place the sink beside the gas or oven. This water element extinguishes beneficial fire energy.
  2. A stove or gas in which all burners don’t operate properly can make the occupants of a house feel stuck – financially. Clean your stove and be sure all the burners are working 100% with no obstruction.

 Enhancing and Energizing home

  1. Get more job opportunities by placing a lord Kubera in the north direction of your house.
  2. Hang beautiful crystal chandelier in the living room to draw positive energy and brings abundance in life.
  3. Place a huge mirror facing a dining table. A mirror reflecting a dining Table doubles the food which signifies abundance and wealth.
  4. According to Vastu, the water element is directly connected with prosperity. When you energize the water element correctly, it will make you rich beyond your expectations.
  5. Place a vast painting of Maitreya Buddha in a blessing poses on the east wall for healing benefits.
  6. Place a bowl containing a Vaastu salt near the study desk. It helps in maintaining positive energy around the study area.

Precautions as per Vastu for  home

  1. Never keep a dustbin in the northeast corner of your house. It is a most auspicious sacred corner according to Vastu Shastra.
  2. Extension of the house other than north-east is a Vastu defect and needs a strong Vastu correction.
  3. The nonworking clocks or watches at home or office should be removed as they generate negative energy. Clocks should always be kept in ready to use condition.
  4. Vastu Shasta does not recommend a spiral staircase. It acts like a corkscrew creating negative energy.
  5. Avoid materials from an old building to build a new one. Otherwise, those old materials may repeat negative incidents that occurred in the old house.
  6. Avoid houses adjacent to dilapidated buildings and cemeteries. They are without any life.
  7.  According to Vastu, the shadow of the tree should not fall on your house between 9 am to 3 pm. Its called a “Chhaya Vedh” according to Vastu Shastra.

The energy of your house-Purifying your home for more positivity

  1. Purify your house by moping a floor with Himalayan rock salt once a week. It mobilizes fresh energy inside the house and also removes the negative one.
  2. Cobwebs symbolize being wrapped up and stuck physically & financially. Clear them away so you can move forward.
  3. Always keep the corners very bright. Corners in a Vastu are very potent energy sources.
  4. To protect your house from the pollutant energy, toilet lids should always be closed when not in “active use.


  1. Placing a Tulasi/tulsi plant in the northeast or north or east sector of the house can transform any bad energy into positive and good energy.
  2. Cactus plants are considered to be exceptionally negative plants to have in your house or home. It can seriously affect your health & relationship.
  3.  The home which does not have plants may always feel lifeless energy. Even in the small house, the balcony can be used for the plants.
  4.  Avoid keeping dry flowers which signify poor energy.

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