While most people prefer to construct east or north facing houses, west facing house has rather become the third choice for many. In fact, most people feel west facing houses are bad as per Vastu. Many Vastu experts say this is a misconception. Here are a few vastu tips that can make your west facing home as auspicious as the east or north facing one.
What impacts the good vastu of a house?
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Vastu Shastra never makes a claim that north and east are the only approved directions for facing the house. All directions are equally good to orient the house. Nevertheless, what makes a house’s orientation good or bad is the location of the main entrance.
Best principles of vastu for west facing house
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Divide the entire length of the house front (from the northwest corner to the southwest corner) into nine equal parts. These are known as padhas. The northwest pada is the first one and the southwest pada is the ninth one. Now, the main entrance can be located at any one of the 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th padhas of the house on the west side.
The entrance of the west facing house can also be positioned in the 1st or 2nd padhas if there are some constraints in choosing the 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th padhas. This arrangement will not give good results as the former one. At the same time, the results will not be bad as well.
Padhas 7, 8 and 9 are prohibited for positioning the main entrance of the house. Other than this, all other vastu rules pertaining to houses of all types apply for west facing houses as well.
Vastu rules for west facing houses
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Never position an entrance in the 7th, 8th and 9th padhas of the west facing house.
There should not be any bore-well or water sump made in the southwest direction of the house.
The southwest of the plot or flat must not be extended.
The north of the plot must not be higher than the south.
The kitchen of the house must not be positioned in the southwest direction.
The walls in the south and west must be thicker and higher than the walls in the east and north directions.
The kitchen can be constructed in the southeast or northwest of the house. The southeast is always the best location for the kitchen if there are not problems in doing it.
The ideal location for the bedroom is the southwest corner. If there are multiple floors in the house, you can plan the master bedroom in the highest floor.
Planning the living room and puja room in the northeast is sure to give you highly auspicious results.
The best locations for kids’ room is south, west or northwest. You can also plan a guest bedroom in the northwest direction.
The plot of the house sloping from south to north is deemed very auspicious for the family.