Vaastu Shastra - Tips

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  • Originally Posted by aknair
    Hi Real

    Thank you once again. Your post is highly informative and that is the source of my little knowledge. Here I am troubling you again with a new one.

    I understand that the image is not on scale but it is drawn based on the best guess.

    No probs man, proceed.


    1. Bedroom 1 is the master room but we are planning to use it as study room and keep bathroom door closed.

    Good. This is ideal place for study room. You can have your PC here too, you face sitting North. In the NE corner, have pooja ghar as well.

    2. Bedroom 2 is proposed master bedroom. Bed placement is to keep the head South direction.

    Bedroom 3 should be M.bed. Sleep with head at South.
    Bedroom 2 is SE, direction of agni. Never sleep here.
    In the meantime, keep rose quartz balls in SE bedroom.

    3. Bedroom 3 is the smallest room, plan to use as a storage cum maid room.There is an attached toilet with 2 doors. The door next to main door will be closed. But I am still worried as it is on the SW corner. Any remedy?

    The one who sleeps here dominates the house as this is the place of earth.
    Having servant or maid here is not at all recommended.
    No remedies here. What you can do is demolish the wall between SW & SE bedroom & have a new one made either of gypsum plasterboard (as this fast & light) or conventional one with bricks. This will reduce size of SE bedroom which can't be used in any case & increase the size of SW bedroom.
    This will be tedious job but once done, you will reap its benefits for life.

    4. Main door facing West, ~5 degree deviation. will put a copper swastika of 4x4 above the door frame, main door color is brown. Got it from your previous post :)

    Good. Many people are learning which I really appreciate.

    5. Kitchen is in the North. Not sure how good/bad it is. Currently cooking is facing west, trying to put some arrangement to change it to East.

    Frankly not much can be done when kitchen is in NE-North-SW.
    To reduce the intensity, paint the kitchen in yellow color or atleast have some color element of yellow here.
    Cooking has to be done facing east, & in SE part of kitchen.

    6. 2 balconies, highlighted in green color

    Is it possible to keep swing in NW balcony ? If not atleast have hanging chair here. Vayavya or direction of wind is best to keep swings, hanging chair etc.

    The best part is you have bigger balcony on east.
    Have tulsi in NE corner of the balcony which is also NE of your house. Lit oil lamp & incense stick in front of it daily. Tulsi has tremendous power to reduce Vastu- doshas in the house. It also emanates positive energy.

    You can have red rose plants in SE corner of the balcony. Ensure that this balcony is kept light & clean.

    7. Cupboards are highlighted in brown color.

    All are good except for the one in bedroom 1 as it it placed in NE of bedroom.
    Shift it to west, south or SW.
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  • Originally Posted by gurups
    Dear Realacres,

    Thanks a lot for doing great service. Earlier, I had inquired about a house with north east cut and presence of lift there. We dropped the idea of purchasing that house as we did not want to proceed half heartedly.

    Good.

    After rejecting so many houses( I saw only NE aspect - no cut, no wash room}, finally, we have zeroed on one house, door no. 4 with NE entrance in the attachment.

    The NE is really good & this is the best flat amongst all 4. But it has other issues, mainly the bath/toi.

    Toilets in North are very bad, will lead to drain in finances. And the common bath is in North + part of NE. So, you end up with only 1 bathroom, that of NW on North wall which is attached to M.bed. Are you OK with it ?

    Can you please advise about this flat and let us know any flaw in this house. Also, I want to know whether safety door can be installed in NE entrance as that amounts to adding weight. Can we keep Pooja toom in NE portion of kitchen?

    Major flaw mentioned above. As far as safety door is concerned, having 2 doors one on another itself is a Vastu-dosha. Also, door should open inwards which is not the case with safety door. Same people say for security, it is necessary but man, who said it had to be safety door only ?

    You can replace existing door with secure doors like 'Entasafe'. Single door but combines strength of safety door + does job in single door. You can also have night latch or chain attached to the door for the same.

    Also check out the bolt locks of godrej. You can place 2 locks apart from regular one on the door without additional weight. All this is sufficient to make entrance door secure. Last but not the least, you always have the option of home security system.

    And 2nd thing would be the m.bedroom. It spreads from NW to SW. The cuplrit here is the layout which is suryamookhi (East to West) & not chandramukhi (house should run from North to South).
    This means, the common or child bedroom is better situated as m.bed as it has south + SW which is better than SW + NW. Is this again feasible for you ?

    Coming to pooja room kitchen, NO it should be not. The main reasons are -

    > It is open for all, including maid etc.
    > Women will go in kitchen even during periods, which means going near pooja room which is bad,
    > Kitchen is place of agni. Will you be able to stay comfortable at such hot place ? If not, why god ?
    > Here is the place where gods will be placed lower & things like utensils, hob etc. higher which is again bad.

    And yes, hanging of pooja ghar is even more bad.

    So, no pooja room in kitchen at any costs.

    All in all, it were the toilets, both on North wall which play spoil-sport. Had you purchased this flat, some remedies would have been given but note that remedies only reduce the impact & not eradicate it. To get good effect, nothing substitutes proper structure itself.

    To conclude, though this flat is better of the lot, it still makes sense to scout for some more flats seeing the practical difficulties mentioned above.

    Thank you so much and waiting for your valuable advice

    Hope this helps & if you have any further queries, feel free to revert.
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  • Originally Posted by Jackal
    Thanks RA for your very detailed response. I really appreciate you taking the time out and effort to address my queries.

    You're welcome.

    1. I'll surely put the copper swastika above the door frame. It would be very useful if you could possibly point out places online shops / offline shops at which I could get it at. I am based out of Mumbai. I had read somewhere that placing a mirror on the wall opposite to which the door opens also dissipates the negative energies of having a SW entrance. Do you concur?

    Mirrors are risky business as it magnifies things, good or bad.
    Mirrors in SW are not recommended & creating false image of entrance door is not recommended.

    As far as these Swastika is concerned, you can see if you can get one at shops which stock pooja material. If not, ask some small jeweler to get it done for you as it is quite simple. Take a sheet of copper of say 2mm thickness & cut a swastika in one piece from it. You can cut those 4 circles from remaining sheet. Place this on a wooden sheet/plank, better if on teakwood & place this on the wall above the door frame of main entrance door.

    2. The door colour currently is brown and so is the safety door colour too. So luckily thats worked out in my favour.

    Good.

    3. Ya as you've very correctly pointed out, there have been progeny issues for the earlier couple (the sellers) because they slept in the NE bedroom. This was confirmed by them only when the Vaastu agent visited the house for inspection.

    This Vastu is such a beautiful science that just by visiting the property & based on floor plan one can make out the good & the bad which the owner/resident here is facing.

    Hence my wife and I too are wary and don't sleep there. When we did try for a couple of days sometime back, she had a very disturbed sleep. That confirms the other portion too of high energies in this corner of the house. The fact that the entire vertical section of the bedroom falls in the north east corner of the " Apartment Complex Plot" too doesn't help.

    Yes, thats true & continuous exposure of sleeping here leads to probs with head, especially migraine. Make this pooja room & study room.

    4. The furniture in the SW corner is the heavy showcase and is already of brown colour. Only thing the colour of the wall may require some change. I'm yet to repaint of the apartment as per my choice.

    Good.

    5. For Brahmasthana, since it is enclosed on all sides by walls, I will put on the lights in the evening as per your suggestion.

    And opt for some bright light, pure white or off white preferred.

    6. Kitchen has light green hue everywhere including the cabinets. So I guess that should do currently.

    Yes.

    7. For bath / toilet, I'll follow as you've suggested with the raw salt and sphatik stone. The replacement was only for the raw salt right? Can't replace the sphatik stone every 15 days :) If you could give pointers on where I could procure, it'll be very useful. The current tiling is light blue with white ceiling. Hope that too should do for both the bath and toilet.

    Yeah, my mistake.... I should have clarified it before. No need to replace sphatik stone every 15 days but only the raw salt.

    Raw salt is available at any kirana store for around INR 5/kg.
    For sphatik, check out the guys who sell gemstones. You may get one even at good pooja material shop. Just ensure that it is original one. And to test it, the simplest thing is to hold it tight in the hand & you should feel cold in your hand while holding it.

    Tiling, paint to bathroom is OK.

    8. The NW portion curtains - I'll buy white for them.

    Good.

    9. The kitchen and dining do not see each other. So I guess partition need not be done.

    OK. No need for partition then.

    Again many thanks for your kind suggestions. Hope it'll lead to betterment overall.

    Do what has been mentioned above & tell me the results after 2-3 months.

    And yes, don't forget to use chandan incense stick everyday & plant tulsi in house, preferably in NE, North or East. Tulsi has tremendous power to reduce Vastu-doshas. Also use mantra chanting machine to increase the positive vibes in the house.
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  • I don't even know how to thank you for the patience and kindness you have showed in responding to each and every queries. Thank a lot for the detailed response :-)

    We have decided to use Bedroom-3 as master bedroom for now. Long term we will consider demolish and redo the wall.

    Kitchen paint is light yellow in color. The door to kitchen is on the SE part. Lets see how best we can adjust the cooking area there.

    We will put a swing in the NW balcony. This is a new info to me.

    Will keep Tulsi on NE and Rose of SE corner of the balcony. I got 2 tulsi pots, hope it is okay.

    Bedroom1 cupboard place, we are redoing as our Pooja ghar, is it okay to hang the pooja ghar on the wall?

    Stability of money/job is a big problem for us now. Any remedy for the SW toilet? Lets say if me and my wife not using it or ??

    Thanks a lot once again!


    Originally Posted by realacres
    No probs man, proceed.


    Good. This is ideal place for study room. You can have your PC here too, you face sitting North. In the NE corner, have pooja ghar as well.


    Bedroom 3 should be M.bed. Sleep with head at South.
    Bedroom 2 is SE, direction of agni. Never sleep here.
    In the meantime, keep rose quartz balls in SE bedroom.


    The one who sleeps here dominates the house as this is the place of earth.
    Having servant or maid here is not at all recommended.
    No remedies here. What you can do is demolish the wall between SW & SE bedroom & have a new one made either of gypsum plasterboard (as this fast & light) or conventional one with bricks. This will reduce size of SE bedroom which can't be used in any case & increase the size of SW bedroom.
    This will be tedious job but once done, you will reap its benefits for life.


    Good. Many people are learning which I really appreciate.


    Frankly not much can be done when kitchen is in NE-North-SW.
    To reduce the intensity, paint the kitchen in yellow color or atleast have some color element of yellow here.
    Cooking has to be done facing east, & in SE part of kitchen.


    Is it possible to keep swing in NW balcony ? If not atleast have hanging chair here. Vayavya or direction of wind is best to keep swings, hanging chair etc.

    The best part is you have bigger balcony on east.
    Have tulsi in NE corner of the balcony which is also NE of your house. Lit oil lamp & incense stick in front of it daily. Tulsi has tremendous power to reduce Vastu- doshas in the house. It also emanates positive energy.

    You can have red rose plants in SE corner of the balcony. Ensure that this balcony is kept light & clean.


    All are good except for the one in bedroom 1 as it it placed in NE of bedroom.
    Shift it to west, south or SW.
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  • Originally Posted by aknair
    I don't even know how to thank you for the patience and kindness you have showed in responding to each and every queries. Thank a lot for the detailed response :-)

    You're welcome man. Infact, it is me who is even more happy as I too keep revising things due to this & feel happy when people get good results due to the same & yes, I am still learning....going into even more depth now.

    We have decided to use Bedroom-3 as master bedroom for now. Long term we will consider demolish and redo the wall.

    Good. And if you find this room small, you can keep the bedroom & the safe/small cupboard for money, jewelry etc. here (in SW corner). You can keep the wardrobes in other bedroom. This way for time being, you will get more space in existing area.

    Kitchen paint is light yellow in color. The door to kitchen is on the SE part. Lets see how best we can adjust the cooking area there.

    Good. And I am saying in SE part of kitchen, so not necessary that it has to be placed exactly at the corner.

    We will put a swing in the NW balcony. This is a new info to me.

    And place it such a way that when you sit on it, you face either North or East.

    Will keep Tulsi on NE and Rose of SE corner of the balcony. I got 2 tulsi pots, hope it is okay.

    Yes, its OK. But better if you can have a small tusli vrindavan. Even a small one will do.

    Bedroom1 cupboard place, we are redoing as our Pooja ghar, is it okay to hang the pooja ghar on the wall?

    No pooja ghar has to be on floor & about 1 feet above the floor.

    Stability of money/job is a big problem for us now. Any remedy for the SW toilet? Lets say if me and my wife not using it or ??

    Reason is SW probs. SW is for stability. For this, do the swastika part & start sleeping in SW with head at south. These 2 things will help you a lot.
    Get the bedroom done in brown color & raw salt as usual in bathroom. Keep it clean & avoiding the usage of it as much as possible will be better.

    Tip for You-

    Use 'Tiger Stone' while sleeping, studying, sitting etc. in the house.
    Keeping tiger stone near you while sleeping will also do good wonders for you.
    It increases the confidence & acts as a catalyst for gaining all round stability.


    Thanks a lot once again!

    Welcome once again !!
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  • Dear realacres,

    Thank you so much for your reply. Actually, we have already started processing the purchase of this flat as it was very difficult for us to find a house even with our very basic knowledge.
    As we are a nuclear family with 6 year old daughter, we can manage with one toilet. When I drew 9 rectangles and checked, commode of M bed attached toilet falls in North and wash basin in NW portion. Is it necessary to change the position? And can we use common wash room purely as bath room?(like olden days pattern)
    We have no problem in keeping center room as M bed room. Please advise us where we can set the pooja room.
    Kindly bless us with your advice.

    Best regards,

    gurups
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  • Need advise for house counstruction

    https://api.indianrealestateforum.com/api//v0/attachments/fetch-attachment?node_id=9471 Realacres Sir


    I am planning to construct my house. I am sending you the floor plan which is prepared by a friend as par him he prepared this considering vastu aspects also. Actually I am googling some useful tips regarding house construction when I came across this site and saw your posts and reply to various members regarding their quarries. I am very much sure that you will help me. God always shows the right directions to everyone......Right now I am feeling the same when I found this site especially for You Sir.

    Thanks in Advance



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  • Dear RealAcres,
    I have been visiting this site for apartment in pune for last 2 years. I already face marital issues and have health issues in my parents house. It is facing NW entry. Though we have been advised with vastu issues I love this house a lot. It is my fathers house who brought us from down to high in sky. I can not do much there. Now I am planning to buy a house for myself. While doing so I wanted to ensure that no major vastu issues are present. After observing this forum for last 2 years I feel that it is very difficult to get a apartment that satisfies all vastu requirements. Apartment no is 705. https://api.indianrealestateforum.com/api//v0/attachments/fetch-attachment?node_id=9532. After all life is full of compromises.

    Please find attached apartment that I have finalized. I would really appreciate if you could give your expert opinion. Recommend if I need to make any changes to it.
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  • Originally Posted by navrai
    https://api.indianrealestateforum.com/api//v0/attachments/fetch-attachment?node_id=9471 Realacres Sir


    I am planning to construct my house. I am sending you the floor plan which is prepared by a friend as par him he prepared this considering vastu aspects also. Actually I am googling some useful tips regarding house construction when I came across this site and saw your posts and reply to various members regarding their quarries. I am very much sure that you will help me. God always shows the right directions to everyone......Right now I am feeling the same when I found this site especially for You Sir.

    Thanks in Advance



    Realacre Sir,

    Waiting eagerly for your response. Sir I have 2 more query.

    1. Which side I put my main gate (gate from which we enter in the veranda and then comes the room entry & stairs entry )

    2 Can we use the kitchen area as guest room or study room when we construct the first floor.

    Regards
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  • Came back to town today. Will reply to all your queries either tonight or tomorrow for sure. Please bear with me till then.
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  • Dear realacres,
    Eagerly waiting for your reply. When I open the entrance door it opens anti clock wise to the left side.What I have to keep in mind when I change the door.

    Thanks & best regards

    gurups
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  • Respected Sir,

    I have been reading all your suggestions in this forum for quite some time. I really appreciate the kind of efforts you take in giving your valuable insight for each & every query.

    Sir I have been searching for a flat in mumbai for quite some time. Recently came across this property. It would be very kind of you if I can get your valuable feedback regarding its vastu compliance.

    If you think Servant room is making the NE empty, I can make the kitchen platform L shape. That will help in keeping the gas stove in east and will close the entry to servant room. Servant room will become separate unit as it has a separate door from the lobby. I can then close the servant room permanently.

    Thanks you very much in advance
    Deepak
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  • Originally Posted by realacres
    MY FLAT IS ON 27TH FLOOR and NUMBER 3
    thats 2703....

    Thanks you very much in advance:)
    savvy_v
    thats 2703....

    Thanks you very much in advance:)
    savvy_v
    thats 2703....

    Thanks you very much in advance:)
    savvy_v
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  • Originally Posted by savvy_v
    Originally Posted by realacres
    MY FLAT IS ON 27TH FLOOR and NUMBER 3
    thats 2703....

    Thanks you very much in advance:)
    savvy_v


    awaiting realacre for your expert comments...
    thanks,
    savvy_v:)


    awaiting realacre for your expert comments...
    thanks,
    savvy_v:)


    awaiting realacre for your expert comments...
    thanks,
    savvy_v:)


    awaiting realacre for your expert comments...
    thanks,
    savvy_v:)


    awaiting realacre for your expert comments...
    thanks,
    savvy_v:)
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  • Originally Posted by persqfeet
    Hi Real,

    As discussed...

    So... I have been a silent follower of your vastu related posts. I have come across a property after a long long time which is 'kind of' vastu compliant and affordable too. All my family especially kids are really excited about it. Although I haven't given my go ahead as I see a couple of issues with the layout. Need your expert opinion on the same. Hope you will oblige and share your views.

    I have attached floor plan of the flat.

    Positive Vastu Points:
    1. NE (East facing) Entrance
    2. SW Master bed
    3. SE/E Kid's Bed
    4. North Living Room
    5. NE Pooja Room (Utility Room)
    6. N/NE Dining room
    7. South Bathroom

    Negative/Not so great Vastu Points:
    1. A couple of small cuts in NE near the entrance and lift (33% approx)
    2. Kitchen Stove in NE. If we move stove to the other platform, direction faced while cooking is South.
    3. Kids bedroom toilet and part of Common toilet in Brahmasthan. We can convert kids toilet into a study room/ walk-in wardrobe. Not sure how the common toilet affects the overall score though.
    4. Cut in SE and NW. unaware of the impact
    5. W Parents/Guest Room

    Keeping in mind these points, would you recommend going ahead with the deal from vastu perspective? Do the positives outweigh negatives?

    Builder's reputation, location, price, possession dates are some of the strong points favoring the project but I am very particular about vastu aspects, hence any help in this regard will be appreciated.

    Also if you are aware of any 'good' projects in Pune/Mumbai, can you name them please? I am basically looking for a 3/4 BHK (preferably terrace flat if its in Pune) for self consumption.

    Downpaying Thanks,
    @sqft

    Good analysis, but man, to cut long story short, there is a huuuuuge defect in Brahmasthan which is of multiple toilets (even 1 is bad) & this does not have any remedies. Hence, DON'T buy this flat at any cost.

    Always remember -

    Any defect in NE, Brahmasthan (Center) & SW means NO for purchase/rent, irrespective of anything.
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