Structural Design for Constructing an Ideal Building as per Vastu Shastra

Published On: Feb 2, 2023

Nowadays, there has been an ever-increasing scarcity of land in urban areas for constructing residential spaces. Flats are the most economical option to accommodate the mass number of individuals. However, selecting the right flat/plot that complies with Vastu Shastra is important to gain the utmost benefits, including health, wealth and peace. Check the below-mentioned information to know the structural design adhering to Vastu for residential buildings.

Brief Information about the A-Grade Properties

Brief Information about the A-Grade Properties

It all starts with the foundation and plot selection of the property. According to Vastu for house construction, such plots with twin roads on the north and west sides are considered A-Grade plots. They completely comply with Vastu Shastra and are free from Vastu Dosha. The A-Grade properties have the potential to create a positive flow of energies and vibration field. 

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The Shape of the Plot

The Shape of the Plot

Square-shaped plots are considered to be the best units for constructing residential space. There are two types of A-Grade plots: Gau Mukhi (Cow Faced) and Sher Mukhi (Lion Faced).

  •  Gau Mukhi plots are slightly narrower on the front side than on the back. These plots are best for residential space. 
  • Shermukhi plots are considered ideal for commercial spaces as A-Grade plots are slightly broader in the front than the back. 

Main Entrance of the House

Main Entrance of the House

The entrance plays a vital role in making the property Vastu compliant. The main entrance is recommended to be created in the east, north and northeast directions. Moreover, the east and other northern direction are preferable for the secondary entrance.

Bore Well Placement

Bore Well Placement

A bore well is associated with the water element, per Vastu Shastra. As per Vastu, water is one of the five elements of the universe. According to Vastu Shastra, north and east direction are the preferred directions for placing the bore well in the house.

Balcony's Direction of Placement

Balcony's Direction of Placement

The balcony is one of the essential parts of a property since it serves as an escape from the enclosed space. The most preferred direction for creating a balcony is the eastern direction, as the sun rises from the east direction. According to the building plan as per Vastu Shastra, the early morning sunshine is auspicious are represents hope.

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Living Room as per Vastu Shastra

Living Room as per Vastu Shastra

The entrance door should always open inwards with a clockwise movement to bring positive energy. The most favourable directions for constructing its door are east, north, northwest and northeast. The entrance area should be well-lit. The heavy furniture in the living room, such as the couch, should be placed in the west or south-west corner. 

In addition, ensure that the living room is clutter-free. Remove all the non-essential items along with unnecessary pieces of furniture. In terms of interior decor, decorate the living room which reflects your lifestyle and taste. The applied colour should be light and neutral to evoke peaceful and happy emotions and hormones, including dopamine. 

Kitchen and Vastu Shastra

Kitchen and Vastu Shastra

The kitchen is associated with the fire element of the universe, as per the Vastu Shastra. The ideal direction of placement of the kitchen in the house is northwest and southeast. The house’s kitchen must comply with the Vastu Shastra as Vastu Dosh in the kitchen may result in loss of wealth and peace and negatively impact the women of the house. Ensure light and neutral colours are applied on the kitchen wall, as dark colours pose a negative image. Dark colours absorb every colour component from light and reflect nothing; that's why they appear black. Applying such colours in the kitchen may absorb the positive energies out of your home.

Staircases as per Vastu Shastra

Staircases as per Vastu Shastra

According to the Vastu Shastra, a staircase inside the home should ideally be in the west, south and south-west direction. These directions are known for bringing positive energy to the inhabitants. However, one should avoid creating a staircase in the northeast direction.

Bedroom Vastu

Bedroom Vastu

The bedroom is one of the most integral units of the house. According to Vastu Shastra, multiple guidelines are provided to make the bedroom Vastu Dosh free. According to the Vastu specialists, the south-west corner is the best direction for the placement of the bedroom. The door should open at an angle of 90 degrees, and there shouldn't be three parallel doors, one after another. The window should be in either east or north direction. In addition, the bed should be placed so the head should never be in the north direction. Make sure the bed isn't placed directly below a beam.

Study Room as per Vastu

Study Room as per Vastu

The ideal direction for placing the study room is the east or north. The study room should be spacious and clutter-free. It is strongly recommended that the study room shouldn't be below the toilet.

Pooja Room as per Vastu

Pooja Room as per Vastu

According to the Hindu science of structure, a  pooja room is the most auspicious place in the entire home. It must be built in compliance with Vastu Shastra to make the house a cordial space. The northeast corner of the house is the ideal space for creating a Pooja room, which refers to Ishan Cone. Make sure the worshipper should face either north or east. In addition, the applied colour also plays an integral role in the overall vibration of the space. The applied colour should either be light tone or neutral colours. White, yellow, and light blue are some sacred colours that an individual can apply on the walls of the Pooja Room.

Parking Space

Parking Space

The house’s parking space is associated with Vishwakarma (the God of Architects and Craftsmen). It is recommended to create the parking in the northeast and other earthen direction.

To Sum Up 

Following the guideline prescribed by Vastu for house construction could be beneficial for the inhabitants. Numerous zones in Vastu Shastra must be taken care of. Such zone includes wealth area, health area, and so on. The A-Grade properties are the best properties for both residential and commercial uses. The A-Grade properties are usually square-shaped properties with the main entrance in the east direction. However, it is salient to opt for a Gau Mukhi (cow-faced) plot, which is slightly narrower in front than the back. The Gau Mukhi plots are the best plot for residential space. Such plots create a flow of positive energies and block the negative ones. Moreover, the colours also play a vital role in the enhancement of the vibration of the space. Opt for light and neutral colour tones to gain a positive vibration state. For more assistance on Vastu for home construction, contact Interior Company.

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    Q1. Can we apply black colour on the main entrance door?

    Ans. No, according to the Vastu for construction, black door can attract negativity as dark colour absorbs all the components of light and reflects nothing.

    Q2. Gau Mukhi or Sher Mukhi, which one is best for residential space?

    Ans. Both Gau Mukhi (Cow faced) and Sher Mukhi (Lion Faced) are auspicious as per Vastu for building construction. However, both plots are used for different purposes the Gau Mukhi plot is best for residential whereas the Sher Mukhi plot is best for commercial purposes.

    Q3. Can we keep water decorative items in the bedroom?

    Ans. Water decorative items such as fountains are not recommended to keep inside the bedroom as they may harm the relationship between the inhabitants. Moreover, per the Hindu science of structure, it is recommended to avoid placing water-element-related items in the bedroom.