Are you planning to buy a flat or an apartment?
Great! Now that we are in the year 2016 buying an independent house is out of the question. It is better to think of buying a flat or an apartment. There are many Advantages of Apartment Living.
But before you buy your brand new apartment or flat you need to analyze a few factors.
Vastu Shastra or the science of architecture is something that you need to examine for your new home.
Some people either deliberately or not so deliberately tend to ignore the Vaastu factors when buying a new home.
Often this creates a lot of problems in the new homes, and it never dawns that certain unresolved elements are welcoming negative energy.
So, what we are going to do here is provide you with Vastu tips for your new home:
The northeast direction is considered to be one of the sacred directions from mythological perspective and scientifically.
Let us ignore the mythological facts and focus on what are the scientific aspects:
In India, the Northeast direction is the farthest one from the sun. This means the Southwest is closer to the sun and if you keep this area of your home open you are welcoming the sun's UV radiations.
UV rays are they good? Of course not!
You do not want to fill your home with these dangerous UV rays.
So, if you have been keeping your home's Southwest door open, close it now and let us think of Northeast.
Vastu comes from the word Vas which means Space and Time.
These are the two most important components of life science that you should not ignore.
As far as Indians are concerned Vastu Shastra is the science of architecture, a legacy, handed across generations.
It is something that we need to nurture and preserve in its best form to lead a happy life in our living spaces.
Health, peace and prosperity are the three things that we all want in our homes.
Vastu Shastra is a science that takes into consideration the Solar Energy and Magnetic power of the Earth.
Vaastu also follows the Cosmic Law of Nature. The sun's rays have a significant effect on our body.
We are not aware of these. But staying exposed to the sun's dangerous rays for a longer time can cause severe mental problems.
Have you ever heard elders or someone tell you that you need to sleep with your head facing the South or West?
Why?Because we know that our head is the North of our body and the feet is the South of our body.
We are aware of the fact that like poles attract and unlike poles repel.
So, what happens now?Consider your body as a magnet.
When you sleep with your head facing the North and feet towards the South, you know what will happen.
The blood circulation increases when all you need is little circulation while sleeping.
So keep your head towards the South or West while sleeping.
Now you realize why Vastu is an important factor that needs to be taken into consideration when buying flats or apartments.
When choosing a builder or an architect, check whether they incorporate all the Vastu Shastra components while building the flats and apartments.
We want you to experience an immense flow of positive energy in your homes and so we recommend you cross check whether your builders consider Vastu Shastra in building dream homes.
As per Vaastu, if not possible to leave all the four directions of your flat or apartment or villa open, you need to at least let the North and East directions of your home open.
There is a lack of space everywhere, so many buildings are being constructed side by side, so obviously it is not possible to leave all your doors open.
But at least, one of them you can keep open to ensure the flow of positive energy in your homes.
We never said that you cannot choose homes that face the South or West direction because there are many people around the world living in such apartments and are leading a happy and contented life.
So what according to Vastu are these directions doing?
- West: Brings in materialistic comfort
- East: Brings in the most important factors mental peace and physical comfort
- North: Ensures prosperity
- South: Redemption, Salvation, and relieves you of all the earthly woes.
So if you are eyeing for material wealth then don't think more, a flat facing the West will be the best choice.
But, life is more than materialistic richness.
Indians especially since we belong to the land of the great Dwarakapuri and having been introduced to the Vedas and ancient sages and rishis, we have belief in Astrology.
Vastu has some relation with Astrology too.
For people who belong to the star sign Pisces, East Facing houses are suggested.
If you belong to Libra, Aquarius or Taurus, West Facing houses are the best.
For people belonging to Aries, Sagittarius or Leo, North Facing houses are recommended.
Gemini, Virgo and Capricorn go for South facing houses.
Vastu Shastra for Kitchen:
This is where health begins. Ensure that the flat or apartment that you're buying does not face the North East. It would be great if it is in the South West direction.
Vastu Shastra for Toilets and bathroom:
In India, the direction of the wind is from Northeast to Southwest, so if your toilets or bathrooms are facing the North East, the air will enter your rooms from the toilet, and it will contaminate the other rooms.
Bathrooms and toilets are best facing the Southwest direction.
Vastu Shastra for Bedrooms:
Best recommended that you keep your bedrooms facing the Southwest direction so that you can enjoy a sound sleep after a tiresome day at work.
These are some of the simple tweaks and tips that you can follow when buying a new house or you can think of introducing these points in your home.
Are you buying your first home or apartment? Or do you own a home? Are you leading a happy life? Did you get the Vaastu examined before moving into your new apartment? Share your thoughts and comments on Vastu with us.
This is a guest post by Vipin Nayar