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Vasthu based construction for prosperity

Vasthu is the ancient Indian science of buildings which specifies how best the environmental energy can be utilized to benefit the inhabitants. The size of the buildings including its length, breadth and height and the shape of building are very important in Vasthu based positioning.

The size and shape of the building and the orientation based on the location are as significant as the availability of good light, plentiful of water and purity of air in the area. In modern constructions too one can adapt the Vasthu principles without compromising on the comfort element. Apart from protecting us from rain, hot sun, cold conditions and other dangers, the house should offer us better health, wealth and prosperity. Vasthu vidya ensures good measurement and shape suitable to each location which will definitely yield good results. The following are the major points to be taken into account while designing a building for our dwelling.

South West Corner (Kannimoola):

Indian Vasthu-shastra as well as its Chinese counter part Feng-Shui recognizes the South West corner as the most important part in building designing. It should never be vacant or with lower weight. There should never be any water bodies like well, tank and sump in that area.

A depth in South West corner of the land will lead to financial difficulties and excessive expenditure. The progress and prosperity will be affected if a kitchen, toilet, bath room or a chimney is positioned in South West. This corner is most suitable for master bedroom.

Southern Portion:

A projection in any form like verandah, rooms, car porch, toilet, chimney etc.to the South side of the building will lead to financial difficulties and mental disturbances. It will also affect the blood pressure and sleep. A dip in South East corner will definitely affect the mental health of the inhabitants.

Western Portion:

Projection to West as well as a dip in Western side has direct bearing on the memory power of the inhabitants. It also affects the progress, prosperity and education of children.

Position of Kitchen:

South East is the position of fire (Agni corner) and is the most suitable for kitchen. However since the wind flow in Kerala is mostly from the West and South-West, preference is given to the North-East (Sivan-moola) which is considered to be suitable for food preparations. The chimney/stove shall be positioned in such a way that the person cooking is facing either East or North direction.

Position of Bedrooms:

The most suitable portion for the master bedroom is the South-West. The bed shall be placed to ensure that the head is always towards South or East and that the cot is never across a door opening. A door opening across the bed position will lead to joint pains and arthritic difficulties. The second bed room can be on the western side or Southern side. However, a bed room is not advisable on South East corner.

Importance of measurements

Measurements of the building as well as that of the rooms therein are as important as the positioning. Correct measurements will ensure synchronized air flow in the rooms and help increase the positive energy therein. This has of course, a direct bearing on the health of the inhabitants. The rooms with rectangle shapes are much better than the rooms with square shape. As far as the shape of the building is concerned one has to be very careful. Projections to South or to West are always negative and a projection to East from the Southern end is always positive.

Ramakrishnan PR,

Chief Vasthu Consultant Vasthubhangi, Kannur-12

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