Home is where comfort is. It is surely the most prized possession of everyone. Traditions, customs, and beliefs are making a come-back in our lives especially when it comes to buying a house or setting up one. It has been observed that a majority of home-buyers in India prefer moving into a house that is Vastu-compliant. Many times they consult professionals to remove any Vastu dosh in their new purchase before they move into their abode.
Importance of Vastu
According to traditional beliefs, each home comes with its energy type, and the members residing in that house come under the influence of that energy. It is imperative to understand the link between the healing art of Vastu and our homes in creating positivity and good vibes.
With most of us staying in ‘ready-to-move-in’ houses, architectural changes are not possible. However, there may be changes that may be done in the interiors and placement of things so that you can create Vastu balance in your home. Along with paying your utility bills, buying groceries, doing your interiors, etc. if basic Vastu for home is followed, it will ensure prosperity & good health of the members of the house.
Let us dive deeper into the Vastu principles to create positive energies in your abode.
Vastu Shastra is all about attracting positive energies; ensuring everything in your home emits and attracts positivity.
If possible choose homes that have east, north, and north-east facing entrance.
Small things like washing your hands and feet after coming home.
Lighting up your house when it’s dark can help bring in positive energies.
Light a lamp, show incense sticks, and do a small prayer every morning and evening, this helps evil energies to stay away.
Cleanliness brings in positivity. Do away with the clutter, dispose of things that you haven’t used for a year, you may never use them again. Clutter adds confusion and can result in arguments in the family.
Avoid keeping things at home with sharp edges as they attract negative energies. Take care that racks, shelves, and furniture have rounded edges.
Make sure you keep your entrance well lit to avoid negative energies. The entrance should always be clean and well-dusted. Wipe the front area with water infused with rock salt at least once a week.
The main door must be constructed in a way to ensure that when you step out, you face the north, east, or north-east direction and should look the most appealing.
Avoid placing a fountain, or any other decorative water-centric element, outside the main door.
Don’t place a shoe rack or dustbin outside the main door.
There shouldn’t be a bathroom near the main door.
Avoid painting the main door black and keep the main entrance is well lit.
The east or north-east part of your home is perfect for meditation, yoga, and other spiritual pursuits; facing east when you meditate will increase positivity.
Paint it in light pastel shades.
Ideally, the bedroom in a south-west direction brings good health and prosperity. A bedroom in the north-east may cause health issues and if in the south-east zone may cause quarrels among the couples. The bed should be placed in the southwest corner of the bedroom, with your head facing west.
You can do up your bedroom with some happy pictures with your spouse, they help in strengthening the relationship between the couple.
Avoid placing a mirror or television in front of the bed. Your reflection must not be seen in a mirror when in bed as it causes fights and other domestic disruptions.
Paint your bedroom walls in neutral or earthy shades as it radiates positive energy.
Avoid having a temple, paintings depicting water, or a fountain in the bedroom as it could cause emotional outbursts.
Shattered glass, chipped crockery, broken trays, and other similar things that are simply stowed away & forgotten at homes induce melancholy, sadness, and a feeling of hopelessness in the dwellers. If something breaks, it should either be repaired immediately or discarded.
Image of a crying child, a shipwreck, artworks that create confusion, setting sun, etc., can create an environment of pain and sorrow at home. Similarly, pictures of a waterfall, an ocean, rain, an aquarium, or a fountain in the bedroom can lead to financial issues and emotional and mental problems.
Nature is always a happy, welcome element in homes. Do not keep wilted or artificial flowers at home as these hamper the energy flow. Plants with thorns must be avoided too as these can create interpersonal issues amongst the members.
Worn out clothes, torn outfits, and patchwork quilts can create issues in your love life. Every once a month, rummage through your cupboards and remove items that are faded or you no longer use. Worn out or torn clothes, handbags, or shoes can harm your finances
The colour Red brings in positive energies, so use a welcome mat in red colour.
Generally, the living room at home is where most of the activity is centered. It creates a favourable (or unfavourable) first impression when guests enter your house, so keep it clutter-free.
The living room should face east, north, or north-east even north-west direction.
Place heavy furniture such as your sofa set in the west or south-west direction of the living room.
If there are television set or other electronic appliances, install them in the south-east of the room
Keep walls painted in colours like light pink, white, cream, beige, floral white. These colours denote different positive vibes such as purity, warmth, calmness, perfection, beauty, etc.
So if you wish to invoke positivity, good fortune, and prosperity at home, read & follow this handy guide and create a happy space for yourself. Get going now!