Building should be built leaving open spaces all around.
open spaces should be left on the north of the plot than on the south.
open spaces should be left in the east than on the west.
building height should be more on the south and west.
height of the building should be less on north and east.
On a multi storied building terrace should be left.
More Balconies should be towards East or North.
Window openings should primarily be towards East or North.
Walls should be thicker on the Western and Southern side
Doors should open towards North or East side.
Main Gate should be on the North East direction.
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.
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.
The Master Bedroom should occupy the South-West portion of the plot.
Kitchen should be placed on the South East.
Puja should be placed on the North East.
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.
Care should be taken that the number of doors and windows should be
even and not odd.
Verandahs should come on the East and North and not on the West or South.
Overhead tank should be either in South or West.
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.
Septic tank should be placed in North West or South West part of the
The layout of the colony is very important.
The levels of the ground should be thoroughly checked, the rain water
should flow towards north, east or north east direction.
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.
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:
The side should be four sided , square or rectangular in shape, with
south west angle to be 900
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.
Ground levels should be sloping towards north- east and levels in south-
west should be higher than all other sides.
An open well or a bore well should essentially be dug in north- east
before the commencement of the construction.
open space should be left in east and north compared to west and south.
should be on the north, east or north- east directions preferably.
Kitchen should be placed in south east or north west but never in north
Pent houses should be planned in south west on the terrace.
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.
Main entrance to the flat could be from east, north, south, west, north
east and north west,
should be kept under the northern or eastern portion of the complex
and not on the southern and western side.
North -east cellar can be used for parking of vehicles.
Open area in the north -east should be used for lawns, bore wells and
areas in the north- east can also be used for temporary parking.
Main road towards East, North or North East are advisable with wide
Gates on two sides.
Gates in north, east , north east and north west are recommended.
room should be either on the north west side of north gate or south
east side of east gate.
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.
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.
Car parking may be provided in north-west if open area is available.
For light vehicles north east also could be used.
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.
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.
Toilets should be placed in north-west or south east part of the building,
and not in north-east or south-west.
bore wells, water sumps and water ponds etc. should be in south east
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.
Heavy Machinery has to be installed in south, west or south-west in
Raw material storage, whether inside factory or sheds outside, should
be in south or west or south-west.
Products under process or unfinished goods may be kept in west direction.
Finished products are to be kept in the north-west corner. It will help
for quick movement of the stocks.
Weighing machine may be located near the gate either in north or east
because that area is subjected to permanent weight.
generators, motors, boilers, furnaces, oil engines should be kept in
south-east or close to south east.
SHOPPING ARCADES AND COMMERCIAL COMPLEXES
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.
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.
Water in shops has to be kept in north east.
cases have to be avoided in north east direction; better in south and
Machines are to be installed in south or south west directions, if some
shop is used as workshop.
are to be stored in west, south west and south side portions of shops.
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
east corner should never be used even for a day, for storing any kind
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
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.
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.
Generators and Transformers: These are to be installed in south east
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.
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.
Floor: Mezzanine floor in any hall have to be provided along west
or south walls.
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.
Bodies: Swimming pools, water ponds, fountains, bore wells, and sumps,
etc. have to be planned in north or east and north east.