VAASTU GYAAN                

Guidelines for happy and prosperous living


  1. Building should be built leaving open spaces all around.
  2. More open spaces should be left on the north of the plot than on the south.
  3. More open spaces should be left in the east than on the west.
  4. The building height should be more on the south and west.
  5. The height of the building should be less on north and east.
  6. On a multi storied building terrace should be left.
  7. More Balconies should be towards East or North.
  8. Window openings should primarily be towards East or North.
  9. Walls should be thicker on the Western and Southern side
  10. Doors should open towards North or East side.
  11. Main Gate should be on the North East direction.
  12. For the house facing a road on the South side the Main Gate should be on the South or South-East and not on the South-West.
  13. For the house facing a road on the West side the Main Gate should be on the West or North-West and not on the South-West.
  14. The Master Bedroom should occupy the South-West portion of the plot.
  15. Kitchen should be placed on the South East.
  16. Puja should be placed on the North East.
  17. Bathroom should come on the Eastern side of the plot, if that is not possible South-East or North-West should be the preferred Side for Bathrooms.
  18. Care should be taken that the number of doors and windows should be even and not odd.
  19. Verandahs should come on the East and North and not on the West or South.
  20. Overhead tank should be either in South or West.
  21. Out houses should be in South East or North West but they should not touch the North and East walls of the main of the main house.
  22. Septic tank should be placed in North West or South West part of the Plot.


  1. The layout of the colony is very important.
  2. The levels of the ground should be thoroughly checked, the rain water should flow towards north, east or north east direction.
  3. The roads have to be formed exactly in north-south and east-west direction, so that the flats are good rectangles or squares which will be best according to Vastu.


Construction of flats as per vastu is not simple. The number of flats in one complex, common walls for adjacent flats placement of kitchen and bathrooms make things more difficult. The following principles should be followed to benefit the flat owners:

  1. The side should be four sided , square or rectangular in shape, with south west angle to be 900
  2. North, east or north east roads would be good with two gates, one in east and other in north. Besides north- east south- west or north- west blocks are also good.
  3. Ground levels should be sloping towards north- east and levels in south- west should be higher than all other sides.
  4. An open well or a bore well should essentially be dug in north- east before the commencement of the construction.
  5. More open space should be left in east and north compared to west and south.
  6. Balconies should be on the north, east or north- east directions preferably.
  7. Kitchen should be placed in south east or north west but never in north east.
  8. Pent houses should be planned in south west on the terrace.
  9. Staircases should be on the south, west or south west directions and it should never be on north and east directions because the larger head room on north east is not acceptable.
  10. Main entrance to the flat could be from east, north, south, west, north east and north west,
  11. Cellar should be kept under the northern or eastern portion of the complex and not on the southern and western side.
  12. North -east cellar can be used for parking of vehicles.
  13. Open area in the north -east should be used for lawns, bore wells and sumps.
  14. Open areas in the north- east can also be used for temporary parking.


  1. Main road towards East, North or North East are advisable with wide Gates on two sides.
  2. Gates in north, east , north east and north west are recommended.
  3. Guard room should be either on the north west side of north gate or south east side of east gate.
  4. Minimum space should be kept in south and west where big trees could be grown. More open space should be left in north and east where lawns and other greenery can be grown.
  5. The floor levels in south-west must be higher than other sides and height of the building also must be higher than all the other corners. Care has to be taken to have the store rooms in south-west fully loaded with stocks to the extent possible. As and when the stocks are consumed they should be replaced immediately.
  6. Car parking may be provided in north-west if open area is available. For light vehicles north east also could be used.
  7. Administrative Officers are to be located either in north or east, away from boundary walls with less height than the main factory. Here special care has been taken in keeping north-east corner open.
  8. Staff quarters may be constructed in south-east and north-west. If quarters are multi-storeyed and if the height is more than that of main factory, they should be constructed in south-west without touching the main premises.
  9. Toilets should be placed in north-west or south east part of the building, and not in north-east or south-west.
  10. Wells, bore wells, water sumps and water ponds etc. should be in south east area.
  11. Over head tanks may be errected in west and nearby, duly maintaining the heights. South west and north east sides including north and east should be avoided, for constructing overhead tanks. This is a bit controversial subject and hence one should be very careful in locating the overhead tanks and also the water tanks above the ground level.
  12. Heavy Machinery has to be installed in south, west or south-west in the factory.
  13. Raw material storage, whether inside factory or sheds outside, should be in south or west or south-west.
  14. Products under process or unfinished goods may be kept in west direction.
  15. Finished products are to be kept in the north-west corner. It will help for quick movement of the stocks.
  16. Weighing machine may be located near the gate either in north or east because that area is subjected to permanent weight.
  17. Transformers, generators, motors, boilers, furnaces, oil engines should be kept in south-east or close to south east.


If the site selected is as per Vaastu, it is fine. Otherwise the very site must be corrected prior to the starting of construction in such a way that there is a reasonable projection of north east corner. This will be very handy to make all the shops a bit projecting towards north east. Such commercial complexes which satisfy other vaastu principles also will become popular and would make good profits. Commercial complexes or shopping arcades have to be designed with little more open area in north and east than south and west to satisfy vaastu.

If there is no cellar for parking, lot of area should be kept open in north and east for car parking and for green patches.
If the plot is facing west or south and more open area is left in south or west for car parking the owner will run into financial difficulties. In such cases where the plots are facing south or west, it is better shopping complex is built on to the road with minimum open space in south or west. The complex should not be built covering the plot upto the north or east boundary. Instead more open area in the rear i.e. in north and east should be left, where car parking, lawns, fountains etc. should be designed. Sumps and bore wells also have to be planned in north and east.

Drinking Water in shops has to be kept in north east.

Show cases have to be avoided in north east direction; better in south and west.

Lathe Machines are to be installed in south or south west directions, if some shop is used as workshop.

Stocks are to be stored in west, south west and south side portions of shops.

Better to have lofts and low roofs towards south and west directions, within the shops. North-east corner is to be kept open with all the sanctity, within the shop. In this corner a water tap or a small puja place could be designed.

North east corner should never be used even for a day, for storing any kind of materials.


After the site is selected, taking into consideration, levels, roads and angles etc., one has to plan the open spaces for lawns and car parking. While cellar could be designed for car parking, for kitchen, stores and for servant's stay etc., the ground floor could be used for reception, and restaurant. As the area required for kitchen has to be sufficiently big, with light and ventilation, it is better that kitchen is planned on ground floor earmarking complete south-east portions for ovens, grinders and vegetable cutting.

On first floor they could plan conference halls, and more restaurant area if necessary and the upper floors could be used for rooms. Care has to be taken that the balconies are provided in east or north. The toilets should be avoided in north east side of the rooms. Store rooms with huge stocks should be in south or west or south west.

Air conditioning Plant: A.C. equipment is to be kept in south east of the complex and there form it is to be operated. It should never be installed in north-east under any circumstances.

Electrical Generators and Transformers: These are to be installed in south east direction.

Wash Basins: It is not advisable to keep wash basins in the centre of halls even for convenience sake. Wash basins are to be arranged in north or east or north east of halls.

Main Entrances of Restaurants: It is better to have main entrance in east or north or north east directions. If it is to be kept in west direction, it should be towards north west but not in south west under any circumstances. If it is forced to keep main entrance in south, it is advisable to keep it in south east rather than south west.

Mezzanine Floor: Mezzanine floor in any hall have to be provided along west or south walls.

Cash Counter and Reception: These may be provided in south west with elevated platforms but if it is provided in north west or other places the floor level should be higher than south west.

Water Bodies: Swimming pools, water ponds, fountains, bore wells, and sumps, etc. have to be planned in north or east and north east.