Vastu Tips for Home | Learn about the Ancient Indian Science

Very often we (Architects and Interior Designers) come across clients who are very peculiar about Vastu, and during the very initial discussions want to ensure if we can consider Vastu tips for Home! Being in the for almost a Decade now, many of my friends and relatives asked me to share few Vastu tips for Home. I often shared various concepts with them, but lately I thought that maybe I should develop a list of key Vastu tips for Home Design.


Vastu is a Science based on Climatology and has very little to do with religion and spirituality. Its an ancient science that guides the people to construct their Homes, Offices, Shops, Industries in a better way that helps in healthy living and create overall prosperity.

In the present day, the number of Vaastu experts in our country is second only to the number of cricket experts and just like the latter, they have strongly differing opinions on what rules and principles one must follow to ensure Vaastu Shastra compliance.

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Given this information overload, what rules you should follow and what rules you can choose to discard are entirely at your discretion.

There are various misconceptions about Vastu and almost everybody seems to have an opinion about it, so to simplify it and easy, I’m going to mention few tips that will help you in Designing and Constructing your House as per Vastu.

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Vaastu considered the interplay of various forces of nature involving the five elements of earth, water, wind, fire and ether and strives to maintain equilibrium as these elements influence, guide and change the living styles of not only human beings but every living being on earth.

Vastu Shastra unifies the science, art, astronomy and astrology, it can also be said as an ancient mystic science for designing and building. Vastu Shastra helps us to make our lives better and will secure from things going wrong.

Vastushastra is based on various natural energies-

elements of vastu
Vastu can be used for every structure like room,house,temple,shop industry, town planning, tour, cities and even for earth. Vastu can be used for micro as well as for macro level.Every creature on earth starts its life with sunrise as it performs day & night. Hence there is much importance of sun in every one life. It gives ultra violet rays in morning and infra red rays in evening which one basic need to reduce / generate bio-chemical germs, N2/ Oxygen / CO2 on earth.

Sun indicates light (illumination) will power, generosity, solar system, luck or fate, mobility and in body. It rules over bone, eye, heart, spinalcord, blood circulation and soul etc. Hence east direction is auspicious; it belongs to lord Indra. North is considered auspicious since magnetic lines of forced moves from North to South, thus origin of all the life.

Vastu Tips for House Design

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The best shape is square. Rectangle is also excellent provided the length is not more than 1.5 times the width. Where the plot is neither square nor rectangular, the following requirements should be ensured.

1. Angle at D must be a right angle.
2 .Angles at A and C should not be less than a right angle.
3. Angle at B should not exceed a right angle.

Where the aforesaid requirements are not obtainable, remedial measures are to be adopted. This is done by cutting off the interference and giving it away or keeping it off the corrected boundary through barbed wire fencing. The rejected area can be made a receptacle for dumping garden refuse etc. to make compost. This correction is a MUST before any construction activity is taken up.


It is recommended that one performs a Bhumi Pooja (worshipping the earth) before starting the house construction. This is considered an auspicious beginning and heralds a good start to the proceedings.

Building Position:

Leave more space towards North and East side of the House compared to South and West side. Now you’ll realize why North and East facing plots are preferred as they allow us to design properly. We should generally leave space all around the house, it is considered as a good vastu, this helps in better air circulation and proper ventilation.


Entry Gate into the Plot is advisable to be in North & East, these areas are generally cool and helps in better ventilation. Entry to the house is also preferred to be in North or East, this helps the house dwellers in having Prosperity and Good Health.


The South-East corner of the house is the most ideal one for the kitchen’s location and cooking supposedly should be done while facing the East. However, please bear in mind that the kitchen should not be located directly in front of the main door of the house.

Master Bedroom:

Master Bedroom is advised to be located in the South West Portion of the house and also the Master Bedroom should be the highest part of the house as well. For a duplex house, Master Bedroom should be on the First Floor.

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Center of the House:

Central portion of the house should be left free for circulation and any heavy structures like staircases etc. should not be placed in the center.

Toilets & Bathrooms:

Toilets and Bath rooms are advised to be located on the South & West part of the house, leaving the North and East parts free for proper ventilation and also protecting the house from heat.



Staircase should be located on the South or West part of the house, it is advisable that you climb the staircase from East to West direction or North to South Direction in a clock wise fashion. This helps in reducing accidents on staircases and this idea is based on human use and ergonomics.

South West:

South West should be the highest point in your house.


Underground Tanks, Water Tanks, Bore wells, etc. should be located in the North East portion of the house.

Puja Room:

Puja room is preferred in the North East portion of the house, facing east.


General Points

    • Entrance and Pooja room should be in North East zone
    • Entrance from North East is Favorable
    • Bathroom should be in East or in between East and North East
    • Kitchen should be in South-East Corner
    • Cooking should always be done facing East
    • Bedrooms should be in Southern side
    • Bedroom of the bread earner of the hose should be in North-West side
    • Bedroom in South-West corner should be used by the head of the house(parents)
    • Bedroom in Southern and Western side should be used by sons and North-West corner by daughters
    • Number of doors and windows should be even
    • Pooja room’s door should have double shutters and four frame
    • Deity should face West east and North
    • All the doors should open inside so that the energy may remain inside
    • Kitchen should not be in front of or next to the toilet
    • Toilet door should not face the kitchen or dining hall
    • Cooking facing North or South is prohibited
    • Bedrooms in Eastern and Northern sides are not god
    • Bedroom in South-East corner is dangerous
    • Bed, dining table or sofas should not be placed below any beam or attic
    • Photos of ancestors should be placed in the South- West corner of the house
    • Rest of the doors should not be bigger than the main entrance
    • Three doors falling in one line is not good
    • Above the pooja room there should neither be a toilet nor a kitchen
    • Deity should never face South
    • Worshipers can face any direction except South

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4 thoughts on “Vastu Tips for Home | Learn about the Ancient Indian Science

  1. Suchita Mahajan Reply

    Can you explain scientific reasons behind each and every vastu shatra tips..?????

  2. Dr. Jessie Mercay Reply

    I studied with a traditional Vaastu architect for 15 yrs whose family have built per vaastu shastras for over a thousand years. His family built big temple at Tajpuur – Brehadsihwara and thousnds of buildings, forts, houses, offices, temples etc in India and around the world. It is innacurate to say that it is based on climate. Climate has little to do with the science of Vaastu. Its principles are derived from quantum physics – how energy turns itself into the material world and then reverse engineering that science to build houses and other buildings that are in harmony with nature – both subtle and gross – and with the humans occupying such a building. Many so-called contemporary vaastu “tips” are irrelevant as the building must begin with creating the vaastu effect which is a mathematical science. You can find a copy of my book “Fabric of the UNiverse in various places on the web (olde editions) or you can email and mention I said you can have a free pdf copy. This book explains a lot about the principles behind vaastu. I have designed and built many vaastu compliant buildings and there is nothing like the feeling of peace that one gets inside these buildings. I teach a 2 yr certification program and a masters program in this science. There are scientific reasons why the rooms are placed where they are and why doors are placed where they are. A central east door should never be used for a family house. It is a mistake to think as most contemporary vaastu consultants do – that you cannot have a door in the south, west, or north. It is simply contrary to vaastu shastras. what is important is the exact placement of doors – primary and secondary. It is a deep science and its effect is profound.

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