You love our home. Whenever we are tired, stressed or bored, you long to return to our cosy home. You want your home to an abode of health, happiness and harmony. You want to take in the positive energy and refreshing joy from your home before moving on into the outside world again. Indian Vaastu Shastra plays a major role in correcting and purifying the energy field in your home.
What is Vaastu Shastra
Vaastu Shastra is the ancient Indian science that governs the aesthetic and scientific principles of every aspect of designing a home or a building. Vaastu Shastra originated in Sthapatya Veda from Atharva Veda. It is mentioned the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. In ancient times, the principles were according to the sun rays and their positions.
Functions of Vaastu Shastra
Vaastu Shastra offers guidelines for all room designs including bedroom, living room, kitchen, playroom, office, prayer room, garden, balcony, windows, toilette and more. This unique science thinks that a home has a soul. Its core idea is to balance five elements- earth, fire, water, space and air to create positive energy.
Basic focus of Vaastu Shastra
Vaastu Shastra focuses on following principles-
- The position of the kitchen
- Interiors of the bedroom
- Position of the Puja room
- Placement of the furniture
- Placement of the mirrors
- Placement of water
- Colour palettes of the rooms
Do not use black paint or tiles for the walls. Never place the cooking stove or gas next to the source of water. Both elements are opposites. Earthy colours which signify stability are ideal for kitchen.
Bedroom is where you relax, sleep and spend quality time. It should face South-West and never South-East which is governed by the element of fire. Do not put any picture with negativity or conflicting emotions. Let the vibe be content and peaceful.
This is room to entertain the guests and spend family time together. It is where bonding takes place. To make your living room calm and affectionate, choose soft pastel colour for the room. The North-East corner should remain clean and clutter free.
Bathroom should be ideally located in the North-West which signifies waste elimination. The bathroom door should always be kept closed. Wash basins and showers must be on the East, North and North East of the room.
This room should evoke love, happiness, care, growth and warmth. Avoid placing the children’s be in front of the mirror. Book shelves should be placed in the North-East side of the room.
The puja room is meant for prayers, spirituality, rituals and meditation. This room should be placed at the East or North East side of the house. Incense sticks, aroma candles and dhoop should be used to ward off evil spirits.
Considering all the above points and many more, you should consult a Vaastu expert before building and decorating your house or before doing interior design of your apartment.