Let happiness and good luck fill your Home

Vastu Shastra is a traditional way of architecture in Hindu civilization. It describes the principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement and spatial geometry. It was first initiated for Hindu temples, gradually developed to the principles for the design and layout of houses, towns, cities, gardens, roads, water works, shops and other public areas. There are villas in Chennai that are developed by prominent builders which are completely vastu compliant.

Vastu Shastra includes five basic elements of nature:

1. Earth ( bhūmi)

2. Water (jala)

3. Fire (agni )

4. Air (vayu)

5. Space (akash )

These are known as Pancha mahabhuta.

Earth ( bhūmi):

The earth element represents the soil, grass, mountains and rivers. But it also represents the head, hair, body, nails, teeth, skin, and flesh in our body.

Water (jala):

The water element represents the rivers, oceans, seas, waterfalls and glaciers. But it also represents the blood, tears, sweat and all liquid forms in our body.

Fire (agni ):

The fire element represents the sun, volcanoes and mines. But it also represents all forms of heat and energy in our body.

Air (vayu):

The air element represents the air, wind, cyclones and tornado, But it also represents the breathing pattern and gases moving inside our body.

Space (akash ):

The space element represents the sky. Inside our body, it represents the exit points like ears, nostrils, mouth etc.

As the human body is made up of these five elements, we are coordinated with the natural cycle of life. It bridges the gap between man and nature. Knowledge on these aspects helps people to know more about Vastu in order to prosper and bring happiness, health, and wealth in their homes and lives. Basically, Vastu helps people to design their house’s structural form in proper principle and also the placement all the rooms in a right place and corners.

Directions in Vastu Shastra:

Besides the elements, directions also contribute as an important hand in Vastu Shastra.

East: The sun rises in the east. It states the new beginnings of anything. It benefits people who are trying to end the bad things and to start a fresh beginning. East is the direction of prosperity and power.

West: The sun sets in the west. It states the stability in life. As the sun sets in the west, the direction is a dangerous red sign for new beginnings.

North: North is a good direction for wealth and career. This direction must always be open, bright and beautiful. The north direction should have big spacious openings to absorb all the energy from the north.

South: South means contradictory. Entrances facing in south direction are not always recommendable. South must be elevated as much as possible. It is better to use south to a minimum to avoid bad luck.

North-East: This direction is a good, magnetic, sensitive and pious direction. It benefits the scholars and attains good wealth and prosperity. The north-east direction must be kept spacious, vacant as possible. Keeping open entrances, leading down the street and slopes are better.

North-West: North-west is for the career. It uplifts career growth to good heights. Usage of this direction in a wrong way leads to instability in life, brings confusion and unstable situations at home.

South-East: South-East is the direction where heat and light exist. So objects related to fire are acceptable in this area. It is beneficial to have the kitchen in this area.

South-West: This direction is the demon region. South-west usages in a hasty manner can lead to behavioural problems like anxiety, depression, suicidal feelings, etc. It can give misconception in family and life. The higher the place of the building is, the higher the happiness and self-esteem lie.

Vastu tips for your home:

According to the principles of vastu, there are certain beliefs that each house has its own unique vastu shastra related to the occupier, homeowner, and people who live there. Check out these vastu compliant villas in OMR if you are planning to buy a villa right away.

Here are the tips to increase positivism in your home:

Clean your doorway: Ensure that your doorway is always clean. Cleaning your doorway wipes out the negative energy entering your home.

Use idols, symbols, pictures: Keeping religious idols, symbols at home keep the negative energy away in lock.

Mirror on the wall: Placing convex mirrors in the front door or doorway, facing the exterior helps in breaking the negative energy. It never lets the negative pattern or energy inside.

Plant Tulsi: Tulsi is generally offered during prayers as per Hindu tradition. Specifically, Lord Krishna devotees offer their Prashadham (food offered to God) by placing Tulsi on top. It is believed that Tulsi makes the food into prashadham. The ideal location of Tulsi is the eastern side of the house. It brings freshness and positivity inside the house. Make sure the place is clean and neat. Do not place things like clutter, broomsticks etc.

Have a nameplate outside your door: Having a nameplate outside helps the owners to have positive energy in their home. It is believed that it works in the favour of the owner in the house.

Lamps and fragrance sticks (diyas): Lighting lamps and diyas every morning and evening prevents negative energy at home and it also acts as a cleanser. The pleasant smell keeps your mind calm and full of peace.

Lemon in water: Placing lemon in a glass of water drives away the negative energy. It helps to drive away the negative vibration at home. This water must be changed every Saturday. It is done religiously at home, offices etc.

Place holy water in the house: Placing holy water in the dark corners of the house helps to inflow positive energy inside the house. It may be Ganga Jal or water with tusli leaves.

Salt in a bowl: Salt helps to heal wounds. In this case, placing sea-salt in a bowl can bring prosperity and positivity inside the home.

Wind chimes: Hanging of wind chimes, the sound of the bells can break negative patterns at home.

Perform puja at home: In Hindu tradition, it is advised that performing puja regularly at home is good for home, health and wealth. It is said that “house without puja lamps is a demon’s place” so performing puja often at home brings prosperity and happiness in life.

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