One enters the House, through the Main Entrance Door from the front Verandah. Every time you enter your house you activate a presiding energy in relationship to the mandala of the house at that point. A door must be precisely located for the activation of most beneficial energy.


As Vastu is a science, there is logical, scientific explanation for every guideline. As an Architect, I have attempted to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically.


The main entrance door should be fixed on an auspicious day after performing Vastu Pooja. The Location of the Main door is also very important. To figure out where to place a main door, imagine that you are standing in front of the house and divide the front facade of the house into into two parts with an imaginary, middle, vertical line. The door should be placed towards the centre, either in the left or the right half, depending on the direction the  door faces.

 North- facing door should be in the left half when facing the house, that is more towards the  North-East. Avoid placing a door in the right half (North-West). The Reason - Its preferable to have more openings in the North and East to allow the useful sunlight constantly, through the day. Since the door is opaque, it should be placed more to the centre of the wall and windows should be kept in the North-East.

The door should not be at the corner of the walls, but a few feet away from the corner junction. The Reason - Its preferable to have more window openings towards the North and East to allow constant sunlight through the day. Since the door is opaque, it should be placed away from the N-E corner, more to the centre.

West facing door: can be located in the left half when facing the house, that is  favouring the North-West. Avoid placing a door in the right half (South-West). The Reason - Its preferable to have more window openings towards the North to allow constant sunlight through the day. It is best to avoid openings in the South-West since the Sun is in the South and West at midday and in the afternoon.

If a house has a main entrance in the West it should have a corresponding door in the East also. The Reason -To allow maximum, useful UV rays found in the morning sunlight, into the house, since it is beneficial for health of the inamtes. (vitamin D synthesis)

South facing main door: must not be in the center of the building but should be  in the right half when facing the house, that is more towards the South-East. Avoid placing a door in the left half (South-West). The Reason – It is always preferable to have few openings in the South-West as explained above, since the hot infra-red rays of the afternoon sunlight are projected, maximum towards this direction.

If a house has a main entrance in the South there should be one more corresponding to it in the North direction also. The Reason – To allow the constant light from the North into the house.

East facing door: can be located in the right half when facing the house, that is more to the North-East. Avoid placing a door in the left half (South-East). The Reason - Its preferable to have more openings in the North and East to allow the useful sunlight constantly, through the day. Since the door is opaque, it should be placed more to the centre of the wall and windows should be kept in the North-East.

Thus you can see in Vastu, there is no bad location for a main door. Its the pseudo vastu pundits who claim that South and West entrances are bad and the entrance door should only be in the North or East, because they take the Vastu Shastra guidelines too literally – Since Vastu recommends more open space in the North and East to enable the pleasant morning light and constant North light to permeate the house, it makes sense to have the entrance from either of these directions. But it’s not a hard and fast rule.


main-doorAvoid the main door directly facing the main door of the opposite house. The Reason- It is quite uncomfortable when both the doors are open, as one unconsciously tends to look into the other house.

Avoid the main door directly facing an abandoned, rundown or dilapidated building: The Reason- It is quite disconcerting, every time you open the door to see an eerie looking building right in front of you.

The entrance gate and the main door should be on the same side: It is not considered good if the main door to the house is on the opposite side to the entrance of the property. The Reason- It doesn’t make sense to have the entrance on one side and then have the main door on the opposite side as guests and outsiders are forced to walk right across the length of the site, thus invading into the privacy of the inmates.

Avoid having an underground tank, septic tank under the main entrance: The Reason - In case the tank has to be opened or cleaned, it can be very inconvenient if it is right in front of the main door.

Avoid locating the main entrance door in the corners of the house: The Reason- If the door is in the extreme corner, it will be difficult to  have a neat furniture layout in the room, as the corner is used for movement.

Avoid locating a wall directly in front of the entrance door: There should be a door that opens to the next room in line of sight, opposite the main door. The Reason- The fresh air entering the house, every time you open the door, can flow into the rest of the house and finally go out through the exit. This allows the house to breathe properly.

It is preferable to have two doors, an entrance and an exit door: However, the exit door should be smaller than the entrance door. The Reason- The fresh air entering into the house through the entrance, will go out through the exit and thus be forced to pass through the rest of the house, thus allowing the house to breathe.

door3The main entrance door should be the largest door of the house: The Reason- A large main door looks inviting and allows big objects, like beds, to be brought in from outside without difficulty.

The main door should open inside and clockwise: The Reason- If the door swings open in a clockwise motion, you use your left hand to open the door for the guests, thus enabling you to guide them in with your right hand.

Avoid self-closing doors: The Reason- With self closing locks available nowadays, the doors can shut and close by themselves, but there is the risk that the door will close accidentally in the breeze while the keys are inside the house.

Avoid creaking doors: The Reason- Doors that creak indicate bad workmanship and that the door hinges are not well oiled.

The main door should have a threshold: Shoes should not be kept in front of the door, but to the side. The Reason- The shoes in front of the door can be an eyesore and cause you to stumble.

Auspicious signs on the door like ‘Om’ and “Swastika’: The Reason- When you or a guest stand in front of the door it is better to see some pleasant images instead of just a plain door.

Wood of Teak, Honne, Matti are good for the main door: Wood from Peepal, Coconut, trees giving flowers and fruits out of season, Thorny trees, Fragrant trees, etc should not be used. The Reason – Its important to protect useful trees that provide us with fruit etc.

The main door should have a threshold: The Reason – The threshold will deter ants and other pests from entering into the house.

This post was about the Main Entrance door, which leads into the Interior of the House and the Living Room. Read about the Vastu guidelines for the design of this space as well as for the Internal doors and Windows:

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  1. Nitin says:

    Thanks a lot…this site gave really wonderful information. I like the idea that we should feel positive vibe.
    Before choosing a rented individual house I read a bit about entrance door and it seems south facing is not good. The house i was interested is south facing, so after reading a bit about vastu i didn’t get that positive feeling.

    Please help what i shoud do……
    Thanks in advance !!


    Kindly let me know what to do if the main door of my flat lies in the south west corner on western wall. The bed room lies in the north east corner so we want to shift it to the south west corner side but our main door opens there and since it is a flat purchased in a residential building we cannot change the main door. Kindly let me know some remedy. THANK YOU

  3. sateesh says:

    i want to take a west facing flat. But east /north facing flats will be good for me as per pandits.

    As thre is a already a door at north face, can we use the north entrance door instead of using west entrance . there is nearly 40 feet road is there infront of north entrance, where as for west side entrance has 6 feet corridor is there infront of the door

    Please be note that i am no doing any changes to the existing west entrance door, just want to use the northfacing entrance.. is it advisable as per vasthu, please suggest

    Thanks and Regards,
    Sateesh Kumar Jami

  4. k tripathi says:

    my house is south east facing so Entrance is south east facing and main door is south west it ok ?

  5. chandana says:

    hello sir,

    i have to know that, NW facing main entrance door of a rented house is positive?
    which direction should be our pooja room and facing to which direction? where to keep Tulsi pot?

    please reply it is urgent.


  6. Thiru says:


    I have seen a south facing residential plot. On the SOUTH-WEST side of the plot there is a electric pole (junction box) about 4 feet from the site. Please advice will it be ok to buy such plot?


  7. Purvi Kambad says:

    Hello sir,
    We take a house on rent in compound. My main door entrens is south west side. so pls give me sugation what to do ? and what can i do for goodwill for my home?
    Pls advice me as soon as possible

  8. r.shanmukam says:

    hi my house main door is facing opp house main door my house is 4feet above pls suggest

  9. giriraj kothari says:

    i am having a east facing plot. can i give main door entry from north side. the premises entry gate will be in north esat but main door will be north facing. if we enter from north staircase will be in front. kindly guide.

  10. SHAH S says:

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    I m about to purchase a flat… having the main door on the south west corner of the flat… the direction of getting out of the flat is West & getting in the flat is East.. Having Drawing / living room facing North – big sliding windows of Drawing Room are also facing North… 2 bedrooms are also having windows towards North… one of the bedrooms have attached Bathroom/toilet on the exact North East corner.

    basis above, Request you to please guide us whether this condition is okay to buy or it has any negativity of Main Door and attached bathroom / toilet at NE corner.

    Await your earliest reply… as we need to final this by today evening.

  11. Rajesh says:

    i want to purchase a falt. flat Entrance in south, is it ok , after entrance two more gate to entered in house, one open into Bedroom ( east ) , another entry in living room (south ). is it ok to purchase

  12. ravi says:


    The main door of my house (flat) faces north and its on the 1st floor but it also faces the staircase is it ok as per vaastu or not and if it is not ok then what are the remedies.

  13. kavitha says:


    Need help

    We had taken flat in apartment. Apartment entrance is east facing. out flat main door is south east corner. we have the kitchen at the left side . we turn west while cooking food. kitchen door is to the north. Opposite to kitchen , two bed rooms with south entrance. please advice if this is vastu compliant.

    main entrance – south east
    kitchen – to the left
    2 bed rooms – opposite to main door (one opposite to kitchen )
    bedrooms facing – south
    kitchen facing – north
    kitchen platform – west (i turn west while cooking)

  14. r.k.vyas says:

    dear sir,
    Pl.gide me about south face main door and what is the soluation


  15. Manisha says:

    Dear Sir,

    First of all thanks in advance for allowing your precious time to advice us.

    Sir, we are planning to buy a 2BHK house in a multi storeyed building with entrance in the south of west (corner) and a window in front.
    Both the rooms, Kitchen and Hall are in the East so the house has windows in one direction only – that is East.
    Bedrooms are in the north east direction and hall in south east and kitchen in middle.

    The house has good vibes in general. But is there anything that we can do to improve the vaastu defects without making much structural changes. Looking for your advice as soon as possible.

  16. indira says:

    i have a nice decorative mirror facing the main door. as soon as you enter the house, you see the mirror. people tell me it is bad luck. what do i do? is it bad?

  17. Dinesh says:

    Dear Sir
    I am planning to relocate for new rented house in bangalore south (koramangala), My Date of birth is 30-05-1978( 17.35 pm is birth time), please suggest me the which entrance will be good for my name and sign, these days i was in north facing house, please suggest me suitable entrance.


  18. vinayak says:

    we planned our home and start renovating first the main door of our house was facing the road which passes in front of our home. Now we modified it and placed it 90 degrees to the road a vastu shasta fellow came and said its very much bad to have door at that place is it true…little worried tell me the solution…?

  19. Ajinkya says:

    Hello, my house main entrance is from south and also there is a cut in north-east corner than what should i do .?

  20. suvendu dutta says:

    my flat main door is opposite of lift .so request to you please give me solution

  21. Radhika says:

    impressed by your site.
    glad there is someone who can explain things scientifically and not misguide innocents and idiots.

  22. mohan raj moolya says:

    hello and gud afternun sir ..1.i have a pent house which has a main entrance facing towards south,,and it is in south east corner…and as per my patrika i m an sagittarius ,,is this favourable for mE?

  23. Vikas says:

    I am planning to finalize the deal for a new flat, but am little worried coz
    1) The flat is having South West Entry (i.e we face towards SW wiile entry)
    2) It seems as if it is 30 Degree SW inclination
    3) Kitchen is in NW

    Sir I do not know much about Vastu but I do belive in it
    Pl guide me whether it is suitable.

    Thnks n Rgds

  24. Mrs.Nandhini Anandan says:

    sir i have a window in exact sw corner. it is the only vebtilation for the room.i have read that we should cover the window with a thick blancket, so that ,even the sunlight cannot enter the room. is it true.please answer me.

  25. Veena says:

    i must admit that ur article is one of the very few sensible articles on vasthu. I say so because most of them simply say DO NOT do this etc. but you have given logical reasons for most. In the house that we have moved into, there is a small hallway (verandah like) as we enter the house and another door leads to kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom. So, in some ways, kitchen door is visible from main door, although the cooking area or even the cupboard and counter top will not be visible. A friend of mine was saying kitchen shuld not be in direct line of main entrance. However, I kept getting positive vibes from the property so I am in it! Also, as long as the cooking itself is not visible to passers by, I am happy. What are your comments? Cheers

  26. Kishore says:


    I received a better deal for one flat which is East Facing but the Main Entrance is at Sourth – East and the entire house is towards north side after entering the house. Please suggest if this flat can be purchased?


  27. Mamtha says:

    Sir, My flat main entrance is on the south west and has a foyeur of approx 8 or 9 feet to the drawing room. The floor level of this foyer is two steps lower than the drawing room. There is already one step outside the main door. Please tell me how good or bad is this entrance on the southwest and also the difference in the floor level..
    Thank You !

  28. Nirmala says:

    i forgot to mention that there are 2 balconies 1 in the northeast bedroom and the other in the hall , door for the hall balcony is towards the east.
    there is a bathroom outside the north west bedroom facing the west.
    please help me by replying .
    thanks and regards

  29. nagarathinam says:

    i have purchased a plot facing south but i need to keep the main door facing east by making a small room then turning right and keeping the entrance for hall is it ok tell me

  30. amit says:

    kya north west facing door sahi hai.

  31. amit says:

    south west facing mein door sahi hai ya nahi, yadi nahi to kya upay kar sakte hain?

  32. hamsa says:

    Kindly recommand the below main enterance door is correct facing to buy a flat.If not suggest the directions.

    1.North west-when entering the house.

    2.South east-when coming out of the house.

  33. Winta says:

    Ma’am, thank you for your insights. have been squabbling with the wife about our entry door. Thanks to your post I got to have my way. Thanks again :)

  34. dinesh says:

    dear sir
    I have a portion where previously entry is on the south east corner facing south can i change the entrance to south east corner facing east kindly suggest

  35. padma says:

    Please advice me: The main door direction is North west / west. Sometimes the compass says north but many times oppsite to Main door ot shows north west. Thanks.

  36. laxmikant says:

    I purchase new flat , whose main entrance door is at south
    please give tips about this door direction

  37. Krishnamacharya says:

    I undestand that we should have even no. of doors and windows in the house. Do we consider Main Gate also as a door count, please advise.

  38. aruna says:

    is south facing door good

  39. Nath Sonawane says:

    One flat having main enterance-door is at north – west side, please suggest about it.

  40. dinesh sharma says:

    sir.pls urgently guide me.i have decided to buy a two bhk flat in.tower.main door while entering is in south-east direction. is it bad?should i buy….

  41. mrityunjayarasu says:

    The kitchen is directly in front of the main door after living room is it ok or to change

  42. Pallavivshukla says:

    My house is south and east facing is that good or not please LAN u let me know if is not good can u give me what to do ?

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