Determination of Direction

Everything about the directions in Vastu shastra. Learn how to determine house facing direction and which is the best direction of the main door of the house according to Vastu.

This post will explain all about the sleeping direction in Vastu shastra, kitchen direction in Vastu shastra, the direction of toilet seat according to Vastu, and many more.

Directions in Vastu Shastra

Here are the four main directions:

  1. North
  2. East
  3. South
  4. West

And these are 4 sub-directions:

  1. North-East
  2. South-East
  3. South-West
  4. North-West

The 4 sub-directions are most important as these are the ones where the bedroom, kitchen, living room, guest room etc. are placed in the house.

Primary and Secondary Directions in Vastu

  1. East: This direction is governed by lord Indra and is associated with the wealth and pleasures of life.
  2. West: This direction is directed by Lord Varun and is associated with natural water and rain and other water sources, brings prosperity and pleasures of life.
  3. North: This direction is governed by Kuber and is associated with wealth.
  4. South: This direction is of Yama, the god of death. The directions are associated with the source of wealth, crops, and pleasure.
  5. North East: This place is supervised by lord Eeshaan, and is also a source of wealth, health, and success. This direction plays an important part in human life as it relieves us from all miseries and mishaps.
  6. North West: This place is directed by lord Vayu and is the source of all kinds of changes and amendments in business, friendship, and enmity.
  7. South East: This direction is governed by the lord of fire {Agni} and the direction is always associated with fire, cooking, and food.
  8. South West: This direction is directed by Niruti {the god who protects us from evil forces and bad omens}. The directions are associated with character, longevity, and death.

Note that when these 8 directions are further expanded; you get another 16 directions:

  1. North East – The direction of clarity of Mind
  2. East of North East – The direction of Entertainment and Fun
  3. East – The direction of Social Connections
  4. East of South East – The direction of Anxiety and Churning
  5. South East – The direction of Fire, Cash, and Liquidity
  6. South of South East – The direction of Power and Confidence
  7. South – The direction of Relaxation and Fame
  8. South of South West – The direction of Expenditure, Wastage, and Disposal
  9. South West – The direction of Relationship and Skills
  10. West of South West – The direction of Education and Savings
  11. West – The direction of Profits and Gains
  12. West of North West – The direction of Depression and Detoxification
  13. North West – The direction of Support and banking
  14. North of North West – The direction of Attraction and Sex
  15. North – The direction of Growth and Opportunities
  16. North of North East – The direction of Immunity and Health

How to Identify the House Facing Direction

  1. Stand at the entrance door of your home facing outside. Which is as if you’re going out of your house.
  2. Record the direction you are facing {face towards}, using a compass, while you are facing outside and that direction is the direction your house {house facing direction}.

For example, if you face North {while coming out of your home} then you have a North facing house; similarly, if you face South then you have a South facing house.

How to Identify Sub-directions in Vastu

Once you determine the four primary directions; you can identify all the sub-directions:

  1. The place where the North and East sides meet is the North-East corner.
  2. The point at which the South and East sides meet is the South-East corner.
  3. The corner where South and West meet is the South-West corner.
  4. North-West corner is the one where the West meets the North.

Directions and its Best Placements

North-East: The North-East corner is best suited for a pooja room or prayer room.

North-West: The North-West is best suited for a kitchen, living room, or a bedroom (not a master bedroom).

South-East: The South-East is best suited for a kitchen only. Anything else in this direction is a huge Vastu dosh.

South-West: The South-West is best suited for a master bedroom.

The direction of Main Door of House

According to Vastu Shastra, the main entrance should face North, East, or in the North-East direction. But here are the other different scenarios:

  1. If you want to build/place the entrance door on the North wall, then make sure the door is in the North-East section of the North wall.
  2. If you want to build/place the entrance in the South wall, then locating the door towards the South-East is auspicious; avoid having the door at the center or South-West portion of the wall. For all houses having the main door in the South direction, it’s just to have another door in the North direction also.
  3. If you want to build/place the entrance door on the East wall, keeping the main door in the North-East direction.
  4. North-West half of the West wall is best for the main entrance as per Vastu.

The direction of Toilet Seat

The best direction of the toilet seat, according to Vastu, is on the southeast or northwest side. This should be in such a way that a person using it is not facing either the east or the west.

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