1. What is Vaastushastra?
Answer - VaastuSHASTRA is an ancient Hindu practice to construct
buildings in harmony with natural forces for well being of humanity as a
whole. It is a rich Hindu philosophy, which is given in a number of ancient
works including Vedas. It is the traditional Indian system of architecture
and design of Vedic origin. Vaastu means the dwelling of humans and Gods.
Many Vaastu rules are derived from 'Vaastu Purusha' who is depicted as a man
lying with his head pointing northeast, in a grid of usually 64 squares. The
different directions and sectors are assigned to different Gods and
2. What is the main object of Vaastushastra?
Answer - The object of Vaastushastra is to provide guidelines for
proper construction of houses, shops, commercial buildings etc. Vaastu
determines the position of the house with regard to points of a compass and
dictates the proportions of every detail in building, lines, directions,
skylines, elongations, levels, slopes, water (underground and overhead),
kitchen, bedrooms, toilets, staircase, heights of ceilings and roofs,
entrances, location of doors and windows, compound walls and so on.
3. Why one should apply Vaastushastra?
Answer - Vaastushastra is a result-oriented science and gives
definite and immediate results if applied properly. It defines the
proportions and details of building elongation, slopes, water tanks,
kitchen, bedrooms, stairs, heights of roofs, entrances, doors, windows,
walls etc. Living in harmony with the nature is theme of Vaastushastra.
Vaastushastra is important for construction of houses, villages, towns, and
4. Does Vaastushastra brings prosperity?
Answer -Yes, Vaastushastra suggests ways in which we can live in
tune with the laws of nature, so that we can be healthy, peaceful and work
efficiently that results in prosperity.
5. Whether Vaastushastra is linked to any
Answer - Yes, it has been developed by Hindus, but being an art and
science of structures, it can be used and applied irrespective of the
6. Which deity is worshipped in Vastu Shastra?
Answer - The ancient text of Vaastu Shastra mentions various Gods
from Hindu mythology fixing their locations on the site and prescribing the
offerings to be made to them. We should treat our house like a human being,
like a good friend who gives us comfort and protection. We can also give a
personal name to our house. In Vaastushastra it is known as Vaastu Purusha.
The 'Vaastu Purusha' is said to be the spirit of the site. It's in the form
of a human male and lies on the site with his head towards the east, his
posture fitting exactly in a square. Aesthetically correct dimensions of
rooms, doors windows and even the structural members like plinth and pillars
can be determined on the concept of Vaastu Purusha. Even the
interior can be made by the posture of the 'Vaastu Purusha' and the norms,
which specifies where and how the structure should be built, so that it does
not injure him.
7. Which is the ideal plot?
Answer - A plot is square if all four sides are straight and equal
in length and it has equal angle of 90 degree at all four corners. Square is
the best shape of a plot. A plot is rectangular if it has four straight
sides and equal angles of 90 degree at all corners with opposite sides of
equal length. A rectangular plot having its length not more that double the
breadth (length and breadth not more that 1:2) is a very good plot.
8. How one can determine direction of his plot?
Answer - Direction of a plot can be determined by any of the two
modern simple methods by using a compass, the device for finding direction
which has a freely moving needle which always points to the magnetic North.
make two lines crossing each other dividing a paper in four equal parts at
90-degree angle. Place a compass on paper in the middle of your plot and
align it with two lines in the North and the South of the needle of the
compass. Extend these lines on the plot and mark it to have exact direction.
9. What should be the proportion of length and
breadth of house?
Answer - The proportion between length and breadth should be 1:1 but
it should not exceed 1:2 ratio.
10. Does the size of house affects the fortune of
the person who is living in it?
Answer - Yes, the size of length, breadth both effect the fortune of
the person who lives in it.
11. Which is the best location for bedrooms?
Answer - The Southwest portion of the house is meant for bedroom for
adults. It may be located in the South, and will be congenial for
comfortable living. Master bedroom may be on the upper storey, if any, in
the Southwest portion of the house.
12. In which direction one should sleep?
Answer - Direction of a person while sleeping also has importance in
Vaastushastra. One should never sleep having head towards the North Pole and
legs towards the South Pole. However one may sleep having legs towards the
West and head towards the East for mental peace, good thoughts and
13. Which is a good location for children room?
Answer - Children room should be in the northwest or West Side. To
have a better concentration they should have a separate study close to their
14. Whether there is any principle in
Vaastushastra regarding location of Kitchen?
Answer - Location of kitchen has health implications. Presiding
deity of the Southeast is Agni, the God of fire; hence kitchen may be
located the southeast corner of the house.
15. Whether Location of studyroom has any effect
Answer - One should face the North or the East or the Northeast
while studying and he will be shining more. Therefore the best locations for
study room are the north, east, or northeast. These directions attract the
positive effects of Mercury increasing brain power, Jupiter increasing
wisdom, Sun increasing ambition and Venus helps in bringing about creativity
in new thoughts and ideas. Books may be kept in the Southwest side of the
room. Study room may have door on the East or the North, or the Northeast
16. Which is the best location for Dining room?
Answer - The dining room should be located in the East or the West
or the North nears the kitchen. Northwest corner is good for perishable
goods. Dinning room may be in the Northwest direction, which leads to
quicker consumption of food.
17. Is there is any location of bathrooms
prescribed in Vaastushastra?
Answer - As per Vaastushastra, the East is the place for the
bathroom. Attached bathroom may preferably be in the North, or the East of a
bedroom. Shower, bathing tub and wash basin in the bathroom may be in the
Northeast, or the North or the East direction. One may have bath in the
North or the East area in the bathroom. Bathroom should never be constructed
in the center or in the southwest corner of the house.
18. What should be the best location of Drawing
Answer - Drawing room should be preferably in the Northeast or the
North or the East but not in the Southwest portion of the house. More vacant
space should be given in the Northeast corner of the drawing room.. Door is
preferable on the East towards the Northeast side.
19. What should be the best location of
Answer - Storeroom should be made in the Northwest or Southwest
portion of the house. It is very beneficial if grains and other provisions
are stored in the Northwest store. All heavy things may be stored in the
Southwest of the storeroom. Garbage may be collected in the Southern side
portion of the house.
20. What are the things thar are to be kept in
mind while selecting a plot ?
Answer - The major factors to be kept in mind while selecting a plot
are : Geographical surrondings & Level of the land.