Total number of doors should be in even numbers i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 etc.
Doors in 10 (ten) numbers is not good as it ends with zero, but may not
very seriously affect the inmates but anyhow it is advisable to avoid
When there is only one single main entrance door then the East or North
side location is the best. It should be the centre but should be in the
favourable position. Single main door from the South is not good at all
When two doors have to be fixed the combination should be North(M)and
East(S), East(M) and South(S), East(M) and West(S),East(M) and North(S),
South(M) and East(S); but should not be South(M) to West(S), West(M) to
North(S), West(M) to South(S).(M = Main, S = Subsidiary). The best proposition
is to have the main door in the favourable positions but in the extreme
When three external doors are to be fixed the following should be observed:
Locating Doors on three sides other than East or North is not a good proposal.
Locating Doors on three sides other than South or West is good.
External doors on all the four sides is good. But in any case apart from
the necessity of the good position for the door, it should be seen that
within the compound either a tree, a pole, pillar, a wall, any junction,
a water channel or a corner, temple etc.(known as Dwaar Vedha) right in
front of the door is avoided at any cost. The rule (Matsya Puraan 255.14,
Agni, Page 104. B.S53,76 etc) regarding this says: "The distance of twice
the height being left from the door to the Vedha there occurs no Vedha".
CODES REGARDING DOORS
Never place a door in the middle of the facade rather of the house.
Doors in the upper storeys must conform to the doors below No two doors
(Main entrance doors of the two different facing each other) should be
exactly opposite to each other.
More than five Shaakhas (frames) are not allowed in the composition of
the door to be placed in human dwelling. This indicates that apart from
the usual four frames an additional fifth one can be used to accommodate
a ventilator within the door.
Ancient texts like Vishwakarma Prakash and Brhit Samhita suggest that
the door of residential building should have a height equal to three times
the width though the common rule is that the height of the door should
be twice the width. Placing of the doors in all the four directions has
been recommended for variety of auspicious reasons.
It is advisable to fix the main door by selecting the favorable position
instead of following the sign (Rashi) or constellation of the owner of
the building, as the structure may remain even after the death of a particular
person and other may continue to live in that place. The following are
the good positions.
The effect of the position:
North-North East (good) = Ensures Financial gains
East-North East (good) = Causes Enlightenment.
South-South East = Ensures improvement
West - North West (good) = Ensures Success.
North-North West (bad) = Creates Un stability
East - South East (bad) = Causes adverse effect.
South-South-West(bad) = Causes Financial constraints and ill health of
West - South West (bad) = Causes Financial loss degradation of men.
main door & other exit doors on any side of the building should be located
at proper places.