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Fountains for peace and prosperity

VALUE ADDITION: Fountains add charm and bring vaastu benefits too. — Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.

  • Fountains look gorgeous and make beautiful, soothing waterfall sounds.
  • You have indoor, outdoor, wall mounted fountains and the ones you can place on floors.
  • The sound and motion of gurgling water activates chi (cosmic energy); adds humidity to a dry room; helps to restore balance.
  • Fountains near the front door attract prosperity chi to your home.
  • Get the fountain that provides for adjustment of sound it produces.
  • Ensure your bedroom fountain has a timer so that it turns off itself when you fall asleep.

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    THEY EMBODY the essence of form, function and beauty. Designed to replicate the soothing sounds of a country stream or a babbling brook, fountains transform your environment into one of peaceful tranquility.

    The market for fountains in Bangalore is good because many people believe in Vaastu and Feng Shui. A huge selection of beautiful fountain styles, including indoor, outdoor, wall mounted and floor standing, are available. The majority of them are meticulously handcrafted and look gorgeous. Slate, copper, glass, ceramic, stone, bamboo, granite and many other kinds of materials are utilised to create them.

    According to Feng Shui experts, water fountains are among the most popular and effective of cures. As a form of moving water, fountains bring prosperity and good luck to the home, whether placed outside in the yard or inside the house. As it is often true in Feng Shui, size is not always the most important factor; even a small table-top fountain can have a big effect when it is used appropriately. In addition to symbolising prosperity, the sound and motion of gurgling water activates chi (cosmic energy) and adds humidity to a dry room, helping to restore balance. Moving water gets things going when the chi has been stagnant for a while, like ice melting in the spring after a long winter.

    Fountains are appropriate anywhere you want to enhance water or wood energy. Green plants representing wood energy are a wonderful addition to many fountain placements.

    Direction of flow

    Fountains are often used near the front door to attract prosperity chi to the home. Some fountains have an equal flow of water on all sides, while others are more like a miniature waterfall with the stream cascading down in one area only.

    If the water flows down in one direction, rather than equally on all sides, make sure you place the fountain so that the water is flowing toward the interior of the home.

    Copper fountains are beautiful, because metal supports water in a creative cycle. Stone, cement and ceramic fountains block the energy in the water element; be sure to add some kind of metal in or around these kinds of fountains to support the water chi. For example, you could add nine coins to a stone fountain, or set a ceramic fountain on top of a metal patio table.

    You can usually adjust the sound of a water fountain by changing the water level; if your fountain is too loud, try adding more water to it. Some come with an adjustable pump, so you can vary the speed with which the water flows.

    Experiment until you find a tone and volume that sounds right. A fountain in the bedroom should be turned off at night while you are sleeping. If you find the sound soothing and if it helps you to fall asleep, use a timer to turn the fountain off after you are asleep rather than letting it run all night.

    Be sure to add more water to your fountain as it evaporates, to avoid possible damage to the pump if the water level gets too low.

    Depending on the climate and the size of the fountain, this could be done once a week or every day. Unplug the fountain while you are away for several days and fill it with fresh water when you return.

    Money chi

    Since you pay regular attention to a fountain, make it a habit to give attention to the financial details of your life as well. Here is how: As you check the water level in your fountain, take a moment to mentally review whether there are any other prosperity-related tasks to be done. For example, it could be completing your expenses report, or balancing your chequebook.

    A well-placed and maintained water fountain can help increase the flow of money chi into your life. Vaastu Shastra asks us to ensure that the south-west of a plot has no pond or fountain because presence of water element here can affect the peace of mind of the owner or his/her elders. To enhance your finances, place a bowl of water in the northeast sector and keep the place clean and free from weight.

    Wells, borewells, water sumps and water ponds should be in the northeastern area.

    Dancing, musical and coloured fountains and indoor waterfalls are not very common in Bangalore as it would add to the cost and needs regular extra maintenance.


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