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  • #11


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    Vastu for Bathroom and Toilet

    According to bathroom vastu, bathroom should be located in North or North-West portion of the house. If bathroom is located in wrong direction, it can cause health and financial problems. Bathroom should not be in South, South-East and South-West direction. South sided bathroom can cause adverse effects on the health of female members.

    As per Toilet Vastu, toilet should be located in west or northwest direction. Avoid construction of toilet at the centre and in the east, northeast of the house. The toilet seat should be placed in such a way that the person sitting could face the North or the South. Now a day toilet combined with bathroom is becoming popular due to lack of space. Combined bathroom and toilet should be in north-west direction. It should not be adjacent to Pooja Room, kitchen and under the stairs.

    Geyser and other electrical appliances like heater and switchboard should be installed in south-east corner of bathroom. Taps and showers are fixed in north direction. Placing bath tubs in east, west or north-east direction is good. Wash basin and shower can be either in north-east, north or east direction. The North is a good direction for vanity mirror.

    Water closet should be placed in the West and the South direction of the toilet. A water closet should be placed near a window or an outer wall.

    Exhaust fans are necessary if there is no window in the bathroom. The slope of bathroom floor should be in the North. It should not to be in south-west or south-east direction.

    Septic tank should be in northwest of the house. It should not be in south-east, north-east, north or east directions. The tank should be higher than floor level of the building.

    The door of bathroom should be in North or East direction. It should not be placed in south-west direction. In a bathroom there should be a small and airy window either in East, West or North direction. If the window is in south direction, it would have adverse effects on health.

    The color of bathroom tiles can be white, sky blue and light blue. It helps in giving a fresh look to bathroom. Avoid dark colors like black or red. The slope of floor in bathroom should be towards East or North direction.

    Vastu Tips for Bathroom and Toilet

    -It should not be located in east, north or northeast direction.

    -It should not be in northeast and center place of the house.

    -It should not be near kitchen and under the stairs.

    -If a change room is built in bathroom, it should be in South or West direction.

    -The mirror should be on northern or eastern wall.

    -The door should not be in south-west direction.

    -Washing machine can be placed in south-east and north-west direction directions.
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    • #12


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      Vastu Tips for Happy Married Life

      Vastu leads to a happy married life which every couple dream of. Life becomes joyful and peaceful if your life partner is compatible with you. Vastu defects may cause non compatibility with life partner. Everybody wants to live a successful and peaceful life. You also want to live a life which is enjoyable and happy, but you do not know why you become sad when you come to your house. You may feel that you are quite happy when you are far away from your house, you can feel some mood swings when you enter in your house. From a vastu perspective, if your home is not in proper balance, it may cause sadness, problem in relationships etc.

      Like nature all five elements (earth, water, fire, air and space) are in balance. Your home can also be balanced there is a need to know the importance of structure that can benefit you. Balance the five elements in your home because each of the five elements is associated with each direction.

      Northeast of your house is associated with water element. Open space in northeast of house is good for relationship and finances. Having water element in this direction without touching the diagonal axis is good for finances. If your financial condition is good, it has a positive effect on your relationship. An under ground water tank is good in this direction even though over head water tank is also water element, but if it is in northeast direction that can be stressful for you. Pooja room in northeast quadrant is also good. Bedroom in northeast may be the reason of lot of tension. Toilet, kitchen, store room and a missing northeast corner can cause stagnation in relationship.

      The southeast of your house is associated with fire element. Kitchen, electrical equipments are placed in southeast of house are good for lively relationship. Avoid water elements in southeast as fire and water cannot live with each other. If there is cut southeast corner, your relationship can also be suffered. Master bedroom in southeast can cause quarrel in family.

      The northwest of your house is associated with air element. If there is a cut corner in northwest or less open space in northwest, it may cause lack of communication between family members. Communication is the base of any relationship so it can affect your relationship with spouse. There can be mental instability due to blocked northwest. Toilet and guest room are recommended in this direction this may lead to proper communication which helps in stability of relationship.

      The southwest area of your house is associated with earth element. Southwest master bedroom is helpful in stability of relationship. An extended southwest or cut corner in southwest can cause conflicts in relationship. A store room in southwest is a good option. Toilet, kitchen and under ground water tank are not recommended in southwest, it may affect a relationship.

      Center of House (Brahmasthan) is associated with space element. A cluttered center of house or no open space in that part of house can cause poor communication in relationship. Toilet, kitchen and under ground water tank in the center of house may cause disagreement.

      Vastu tips for happy Married Life


      -Keep bedroom in the south-west of the house.
      -Avoid bedroom in south-east as this is a fire place. It may lead to the clashes between the couple.
      -Place bed in the southwest portion of the bedroom. Avoid placing bed in northern and eastern zone of the bedroom. It may cause mental stress and financial instability.
      -Keep head-side of the bed in south direction.
      -Use wooden bed instead of metal bed.
      -Always build square or rectangle bedrooms which bring peace and love in life.
      -Paint walls in light colors like green, light blue, rose pink. Avoid red color in bedroom.
      - Place kitchen appliances/objects like gas and sink that represents fire and water respectively properly. You should place gas in South-east and water in North-east or North.
      -Keep money in northern or eastern area of the house as it is an important part of the life.

      DON’T DO

      -Do not use Northeast bedroom in case you are newly wed couple.
      -Never place the bed under a beam. It may cause bad effects on health.
      -Avoid mirror in married couple’s bedroom. It may lead to quarrels between the couple.
      -Avoid Computer and T.V in bedroom as they will reflect like a mirror. If you place T.V and Computer in bedroom, cover them with a cloth while sleeping in the night.
      -Ensure that the under ground water tank is not in the south-west direction.
      -Avoid paintings that symbolize death, violence and negative aspects of life.
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      • #13


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        Happiness on the table

        The Feng Shui of the family dining room is very important if you want to activate for abundance luck for the family. The ideal location for the dining room is in the center or deep inside the home. When the heart of the home is regularly occupied by the whole family, it creates harmony and prosperity. The dining room is a middle ground where Yin personalities must interact with Yang persona. The two types must balance in order to raise the comfort level of the room and promote quality conversation. A dining room in perfect harmony is functional, free of distraction, and welcoming to all personalities of the household, including close family friends and relatives. Since the majority of your guests will never spend more than a glance inside this space, feel free to implement decorations that appeal to you and your family's taste.

        When it comes to selecting auspicious dinning tables, it is useful to know that according to Feng Shui all the regular shapes are auspicious — square, rectangular, round, and even the octagonal Pa Kua shape. Each of the basic shapes also signify one of the Chinese elements, and it is the square (Earth), rectangular (Wood) and the round (Metal) shapes that are best for dining tables. The fire element shape is triangular, while the water shape is wavy.

        Harmonious circle

        The Chinese have always had a preference for round dining tables, because this is the shape that makes for harmonious meals. Family members quarrel and disagree less when the table is curved. A round table also has no sharp edges to disturb the harmony of the home. Indeed, it is rare to find anything but a round table in the dining rooms in Chinese homes and the larger the table, the more auspicious it is deemed to be. In addition, these tables are almost always made of the finest woods and are either carved with a collection of auspicious symbols or engraved with four-season fruits, plants, or flowers signifying auspicious abundance throughout the year.

        The circle is also a special symbol signifying heaven chi. There is, thus, less possibility of energy becoming aggravating and the authority of the father figure is respected. Family members who sit together at a round table are deemed to be having a good relationship. To ensure good Feng Shui, individually and collectively, everyone should be allocated a seat around the table according to his/her best direction. Use the Kua directions to maximise their luck each time they sit down to dine together.

        What is the Element of your Table. Activate the elements in dining room n the following manner:

        Southeast: Enhance this wood sector with water elements such as blue curtains, cushions and rugs, or a water feature or aquarium to bring wealth luck.

        South: Use red curtains, cushions and lights here to activate the fire element of this sector. This brings recognition and fame luck.

        Southwest: Use red and ochre coloured décor here to strengthen the element of the sector to bring good relationship luck. Also enhance with lights or a crystal chandelier.

        East: Use wood elements such as potted plants, flowers and cane furniture to enhance this corner to bring good health luck.

        West: Display a portrait of family members with gold frame here to bring harmonious family luck and to activate the metal element.

        Northeast: Place table lamps or crystals in this area to strengthen the earth energy here, to tap good education luck for the children.

        North: Use an oil painting of a waterfall placed on the north wall to signify water coming from the North to enhance for good career luck.

        Northwest: Paint the walls here white and match with grey curtains to activate the luck of the patriarch. Avoid too much red in this corner.

        Tips to ensure an auspicious dining room

        -Place the three star gods Fuk Luk Sau in your dining room to bring health, wealth and prosperity to the family.
        -Fix a large mirror on one of the walls of your dining room to double the food on the table, symbolizing abundance.
        -The best shapes for your dining table are round, rectangular or Pa Kua shaped (8-sided).
        -Hang a chandelier in the center above the dining table.
        -Display fresh flowers on your table to create vibrant chi energy.
        -Arrange your family\ members to sit and eat facing their auspicious directions based on their respective Kua numbers.
        -For wealth accumulation luck, display a bowl of garlic as a centerpiece to your dining table. The garlic need not be real.
        -Place a Tang Bell at the side of your dining table. Knock the bell three times before starting a meal to welcome positive energies.

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        • #14


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          What is the importance of the number of doors?

          The number of doors should be even in count, but not 10 or in the multiples of eight.

          However, there are several rules before counting all 10 doors. The main gate or the doors in the outhouse are not counted with doors in the house. Two flanged doors are counted as one door.

          Entrance may be without doors but if these are covered overhead to form an enclosed passage, then these are counted as doors. Doors to partitions within the house which do not touch the ceiling are not counted as doors.

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            Study Room Vastu

            The right place is very important for study as it affects the concentration of students. Many times students complain that they are not able to concentrate on studies. The remedy to these problems has been formulated by our ancestors through ‘Vastu Shastra’.

            Here are few vastu tips which can help students to achieve success in their studies.

            The study room should be located in the directions which are considered auspicious for studies such as East, North or north-east of the house. As per Vastu, these directions improve the power of concentration while studying. Make sure that there is no mirror reflection in their room. This may have effect of doubling their work load. Make sure that the student does not study under a beam otherwise he or she feels unnecessary pressure.

            Locate Study Table according to Vastu

            The placement of study table is important for concentration. You should place study table facing East or North. Do make sure that the child should face East or North while studying. The table should not stick to the wall. There should be open space in front of child as it augments fresh ideas. The child should have a solid wall behind him as it signifies support.
            The study table should be square or rectangular as per vastu, it should not be too big or too small. A table of small size can be uncomfortable while working and a table of big size can affect working capacity of the child.

            Placement of Bookshelves as per Vastu

            Bookshelves and cabinets should be placed in the East, North, and North-east directions. The cabinets should not be placed in the center of room. It is best to leave central portion of study room empty. Avoid placing bookshelf above study table. It may create unnecessary stress for child. Study table should not be cluttered with lots of books.

            Color scheme as per Vastu

            The walls of study room should be painted in light colors rather than dark colors. Light colors are very auspicious according to vastu and enhance learning power of students. Avoid black color in study room.

            Proper Lighting

            The study room should have proper light. Dim lights are not favorable for child’s education and growth. Sunlight gives us energy for doing work so the windows of study room should be in East and North of the room. A table lamp is another source of proper light which helps in concentrating on the task. If the child is using table lamp, it should be placed in south-east of the table.

            Vastu Tips to Create an Effective Enviornment in Study Room

            The room to be chosen for study should be in the East , North or the North-East direction of the house. These directions improve the absorption power.

            -Ensure that your child sleeps with his head towards East or South. The head towards east helps in learning whereas the head towards south helps in maintaining magnetic balance of the body or earth. Avoid bed in study room as it may make child lazy.
            -Avoid television in study room because it interrupts concentration of students.
            -Place computer in south-east of the room.
            -Make the room noiseless. The study room should not have any noisy toilet on the floor above or below the room.
            -Do not let the child study under a beam.
            -Make study room clean, clutter free and noise free.
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            • #16


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              Vastu Tips for Doors and Windows

              Vastu Tips for Doors and Windows

              The doors and windows are essential furnishing articles of the house. These are used for insulation purposes. They provide comfort in working at the house. The following are important points that one should consider before designing the doors and windows.

              -Maximum number of doors and windows should open in the North and East as compared to the South and West.
              -The doors and windows should be in even numbers like 2, 4, 6, 8 etc. but not 10 and multiple of 8.
              -The main door of house should be taller than other doors. It should be of two shutters.
              -There should not be any obstruction in front of main door like big trees; pole etc. There should not be any temple opposite to the house too.
              -The doors should not be placed in center of the wall. It should be far from the centre. It should not be in extreme corner.
              -For doors and windows one type of wood should be used. Teak wood is the best option for doors and windows.
              -The doors and windows should be rectangular. The doors having irregular or square shapes are not auspicious.
              -The doors should not close automatically; it may affect the health of children.
              -The doors should not be over size or under sized. Its size should be of ratio 2:1 in regard to height and width.
              -If the door is making noise while moving, it should be repaired otherwise it can cause quarrel.
              -There should not be cracked door in a house. It should be replaced as soon as possible.
              -The entrance door should be well decorated with pictures and decorative pieces.
              - The main entrance door of two houses opposite to each other should not be opened towards to each other.
              -If there is more than one floor in a building, one door over another door should be avoided.
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              • #17


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                Stepping stones to happiness

                The location of a staircase can have a major impact on the energy of the home as it serves as a conduit of Chi, transferring the energy from one level to another. The conduit must be positive and auspicious for good energy to prevail through all the levels of the home.

                The best staircases are wide and curving. When gently curved, these encourage the flow of benevolent energy from one level of the house to the next. As straight staircases tend to take on the character of straight poison arrows, it is always better to curve the staircase and it is a good idea to keep them brightly lit and to hang happy pictures that have the effect of slowing down the energy thereby transforming any tense energy into benevolent energy.

                Simple solutions

                If yours is a narrow staircase, then you should keep it well lit. Make sure that the steps have backs, and are not open; also, avoid steps with decorative holes as these weaken the energy, allowing it to seep away instead of moving up to the next level where it should be strengthened.

                Metal staircases are best in the west and northwest directions, although concrete staircases are also good. Wooden staircases are best when positioned in the east, south and southeast directions. The idea is to select according to the element of the corner where the staircase is located. Staircases should not be in the center of the house. These are better by the side of the building.

                Tips and remedies

                Staircases should not start or end directly facing the following features or rooms.

                A door
                A toilet
                A mirror
                A Bedroom

                Of these taboos, the most harmful is when the staircase begins directly opposite the front door. Remedy this affliction by placing a bright light between the stairs and the door. Better still, block the door with a screen, forcing the Chi to meander before passing up the stairs.

                Water feature under the stairs is not good for children: This is one of the worst features you can have in your home, as it is said to make any children living there endure misfortune. Water under the staircase, such as a toilet, fish tank, or miniature fountain, also causes them to become somewhat less than adorable. Water under the staircase will also bring long-term bad luck to the sons of the family. Whatever project or educational work they are involved in will suffer from unexpected setbacks, and they will meet with obstacles and troublemakers during their life.


                It is best to stop using a toilet under the staircase, but as this may not be practical always, just keep the toilet door closed. Remove water features immediately and place a ceramic or gold pagoda in the vicinity of the staircase. The pagoda has a powerful, positive effect on growing children. In the old days, parents would even have their children wear a pagoda pendant to attract good study chi. You can also place an old jade or ceramic decorative bamboo plant in children's bedrooms to aid their concentration.
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                • #18


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                  Move the Chi to lift your spirits

                  A sure fire way to strengthen your aura when you feel depressed is to move the Chi in your immediate surroundings. This can be your office space if you are depressed about the state of things at the workplace or your bedroom space if your depression is related to your love life, or any other space where you spend most of your time.

                  Moving positive energy

                  Moving the Chi does not involve doing anything very difficult. What is needed is for stationary objects like furniture-tables and chairs, planters and wall hangings-to be moved, shifted, or rearranged.

                  Office Chi

                  To move the Chi in your office, moving your desk by a few inches will be sufficient to move the Chi. Anything moved more than 3 in (8 cm) will move Chi. When you move a table a few inches to either the left or the right, or to the front or back, you will be setting in motion a whole series of changes in the way Chi moves around you. When you move your table, you will also need to move your chair, so the flow of Chi will change its pattern and set up a revitalised flow.

                  Writing on the wall

                  If there are photographs, posters, or paintings hanging on the wall, take them down, give them a good clean and then put them back again. Try to put them back in a slightly different place, or move them around. You might retire them and get new pictures to decorate your walls. Spend an hour or so moving the Chi and you will be amazed at how much better you will feel.

                  If there are planters and trees in your office, move them too. Moving plants is a very effective way to create new movements of Chi. You can wind up your little session by looking around for things that should be thrown away-old pieces of paper, empty envelopes, old magazines and newspapers-so clear the clutter as well.

                  Bedroom basics

                  Remove the mattress, wash the linens, and also move the bed. Give the space under your bed. If possible, give the mattress and pillows a good outdoor sunshine bath. Nothing lifts depression like a strong dose of Yang energy.

                  When you feel weak and are convinced that your life is stagnating, look for dust on your shelves and tune in to the Yin Chi that has obviously permeated your spaces. Yin energy can cause illness and all kinds of aches and pains that attack and assail you. You will experience an overpowering feeling of lethargy , which you fail to shake off.

                  Sometime you do not merely feel sick, you actually become sick, succumbing to viruses and allergies. You feel that you are more vulnerable to catching diseases and physical afflictions. Simultaneously, your tolerance level retreats. It is not a nice feeling and the sooner you shake it off, the lesser chance it will have of taking hold.
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                  • #19


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                    Vastu for Water Tank

                    Vastu Shastra recommends some principles for construction of water sump in the building. According to Vastu, water elements should be available in the Northeast of the building. The following are some principles to build overhead and under ground water tanks.

                    Under Ground Water Tank/Water Sump

                    The best place for digging the sump is the North-east of the plot. This leads to increase in wealth, prosperity and knowledge. While digging the sump, an axis should be drawn from the Northeast corner to southwest corner. The sump should be dug to the right or left side of axis. The sump in east of northeast is most beneficial and the sump in north of northeast is also good.

                    Water sump should not be towards Southeast or Northwest. The sump in the Southwest is worst. Avoid water sump at the center of the house.

                    Overhead Water Tank

                    Overhead water tank should be in the West or Southwest direction of the building as these are negative zones of the house. Due to water in the tank, it becomes heavy, creates a balance of energies in the house and proves to be useful. Overhead tank in west direction is also beneficial.

                    Overhead tank should not be built in the Northeast of building. The tank in northeast direction will make it heavy; which is a big Vastu defect. It should not also be built in the South-east as it may cause loss of wealth and has adverse effect on health. Tank can be built in the Northwest of the house, but it should be small in size. Overhead water tank is not good at center of house as it is a heavy structure and will make the center heavy. Tank should be 2 feet above form the slab. There should not be leakage in overhead tank as it can cause outflow of money. Overhead tank should not be made of plastic. If it is of plastic, it should be of black or blue color as these colors absorb sun rays which create positive energy when absorbed in water.

                    Note: All above principles are applicable to residential as well as commercial buildings.
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                    • #20


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                      Vastu and Brahmasthan

                      Brahmasthan is a unique feature of ancient architecture based on Vastu Shastra. It is central, holiest and powerful zone of the house. All directions meet at the center of the house and disperse positive energy in all directions. This positive energy is very useful for living beings of the occupants of the house. Brahmasthan is also important place for factories and industries. The central place is identified by painting ceiling with a different color.

                      If people want to enjoy riches, harmony and happiness, Brahmasthan should be left open and is free of obstructing objects. In ancient time, it was common to construct a courtyard at the centre of house which was open to sky and to the rooms around courtyard.

                      Identification of Brahmasthan

                      Divide the plot into 8 equal parts from East to West and North to South. Now the plot is divided into 64 equal parts. The four squares at the center of plot are the place of Brahmasthan.

                      Tips for Brahmasthan

                      -Main hall, Pooja Room or Courtyard can be constructed at the centre of the house.
                      -Toilets and Bathroom should not be built at the centre of the house.
                      -Kitchen at the center may have adverse effect on health.
                      -Generally, in duplex houses staircases are built at center of house. It may affect mental and financial growth of the residents.
                      -The pillar having a load of structure makes the centre heavy that’s a big Vastu defect.
                      -Sleeping at the centre place will mess up the life.
                      -There should not be a beam at the center of house.
                      -Beams, arches, store room etc. should not be constructed at Brahmsthana.
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