Vastu For Main Entrance Door | An Architect Explains

One enters the house, through the main entrance door and this is the entry point of energy, ‘positive or negative’. Every time you enter your house you activate a presiding energy in relationship to the mandala of the house at that point. According to Vastu Shastra, a door must be precisely located for the activation of most beneficial energy.


The placement of the door depends on the cardinal direction that the house faces. To know more about the right location of the main door in each case, refer to the Vastu guidelines listed here. Since Vastu is a science, there is logic and reasoning behind every guideline. As an Architect, I have attempted to explain each of these guidelines rationally and scientifically under the following headings, so that you have a choice and can decide what you want to follow or not instead of looking at Vastu as a superstition:

  • Where should the main entrance door be located? 
  • What are the specifications of the main door?
  • According to Vastu Shastra, what should be avoided with regard to the main door? 


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 never be placed in the middle but only on either side of the middle line, to the left or the right half, depending on the direction the  door faces, as stipulated here:

  • North- facing door should be in the left half when facing the house, that is more towards the  North-East. The Scientific reason – Its preferable to have more openings in the North and East to allow the useful sunlight constantly, through the day. 

The door should not be at the corner of the walls, but a few feet away from the corner junction. The Scientific 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 Scientific reason – Its preferable to have more window openings towards the North to allow constant sunlight through the day. And it is better to avoid having an opening towards the South or West as it will allow in hot air. You can read about it in detail in my post: Vastu Guidelines For West Facing House

If a house has a main entrance in the West it should have a corresponding door in the East also. The Scientific 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). For all houses having main door in South direction, they must have another door in North direction also. The Scientific reason – It is always preferable to have fewer or no openings in the South-West as explained above, since the hot infra-red rays of the afternoon sunlight are projected, maximum towards this direction and causes the air to get heated up.

If a house has a main entrance in the South there should be one more corresponding to it in the North direction also. The Scientific 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 Scientific reason – Its preferable to have more openings in the North and East to allow the useful sunlight constantly, through the day and better to avoid openings in the South or west as they will let in hot air especially during the afternoons. You can read about it in detail in my post: Vastu Guidelines For East Facing House

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.


The main entrance door should be fixed on an auspicious day after performing Vastu Pooja. The Scientific reason – The main door leads one into a house and this is the place from where energies, either positive or negative, enter and exit a house. So obviously you want more positive energy to enter a home as the residents will prosper. Therefore it is good for you to do a special pooja for the main door as it will psychologically make you feel confident that it will be a positive channel to good energy.

The Entrance gate and main door should be in the same line. 

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 Scientific 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, to the back of the property, thus invading into the privacy of the inmates.

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 Scientific reason – The fresh air entering into the house through the entrance, will find a way out through the exit door and thus be forced to pass through the rest of the house, allowing the house to breathe.

The main entrance door should be the largest door of the house as it allows in positive energy: The Scientific 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 Scientific 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. 

The main door should have a threshold: Shoes should not be kept in front of the door, but to the side. The Scientific reason – The threshold will deter ants and other pests from entering into the house. The shoes in front of the door can be an eyesore and cause you to stumble.

The main door should always be a bit higher than ground level and the number of steps to reach it must be an odd number. The Scientific Reason- Since most people are right handed, they generally put their right foot first, while climbing steps. So when they end the climb, they somehow prefer to end on the right foot. This is possible only when there are odd number of steps. 

Always keep the main door well lit and visible: The Reason- As one approaches the main door, it should look inviting and bright instead of being dingy and dark.  

Always have some beautiful design on the main door and some auspicious signs like ‘Om’ and “Swastika’: The Scientific 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, drab door.

main-door-design- vastu

Wood of Teak, Honne, Matti are good for the main door: The Scientific reason – Its important to use strong wood for the main door, so that it cannot be broken down or damaged easily. 

Wood from Peepal, Coconut, trees giving flowers and fruits; Thorny trees, fragrant trees, etc should not be used. The Scientific Reason- It is also vital that we protect useful trees that provide us with fruit etc. The wood of thorny trees is not easy to work with.


Avoid circular, sliding door for the main entrance: The Reason- They are not structurally as safe a s a regular rectangular door.

Avoid the main door directly facing the main door of the opposite house. The Scientific 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 facing temples: The Reason- The temple is a busy place where people congregate and there is always sound. It disturbs the peace of your house.

Avoid having obstructions like trees, poles in front of the main door. The Reason-  As you step out, you see the obstruction that psychologically feels like an obstruction in your life. Also the obstruction, obstructs the view to your door partly.

Avoid the main door directly facing an abandoned, rundown or dilapidated building: The Scientific reason – It is quite disconcerting, every time you open the door to see a bad looking building right in front of you.

Avoid having an underground tank, septic tank under the main entrance: The Scientific 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. Keep it at least 1′ away from the corner: The Scientific 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 Scientific reason – The fresh air entering the house every time you open the door, should be allowed to flow into the rest of the house and for that there should be openings. This allows the house to breathe properly.

Avoid having a wall in front of the main door, just as you enter

Avoid self-closing doors: The Scientific 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 Scientific reason – Doors that creak indicate bad workmanship, loose and unoiled hinges.

This post was about the Vastu Shastra guidelines for the design of the main entrance door which leads into the into the Interior of the House and the Living Room. It is important that the positive energy from the main entrance door radiates into these rooms and from there into the rest of the house. For this, these spaces should also be vastu compliant. Read about the Vastu guidelines for the design of these spaces here: 

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311 thoughts on “Vastu For Main Entrance Door | An Architect Explains

  • December 28, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I buy a flat house facing main door in south. Main door is in East-South corner and staircase in West south side. My kitchen is in west south side facing in south. Pooja room is in east north and bed room is in west north.
    Please advice if any wrong as per vastu.
    Sudarshan Gupta
    sorry, main door is in South east side and not corner.
    Hi Sudarshan,
    In apartments, you cannot expect everything to be as per vastu. In your case, some of the rooms are in the so-called vastu positions while some are not. But you must accept it as okay because you do not have a choice. And, not having all the rooms in the right position is not wrong as per vastu. It is just that those positions would be ‘ideal’.

  • January 4, 2016 at 2:09 am

    HI, I am planning to take a flat for rent. Its a west facing entrance.
    1. The main door is opening towards south west (right corner).
    2. The kitchen is in between Hall and child bedroom touching the east wall. The cooking will be facing the north direction.
    3. Master bed room is at North west and child bed is at North east.
    Kindly suggest whether the above west facing Flat is OK.
    Hi Rajesh,
    In flats, there are many limitations and you cannot have the ‘ideal” vastu plan. What you have described is acceptable, however, the decision is entirely yours.You should feel the space. If you feel good about this flat then go ahead and buy it.

  • January 6, 2016 at 1:17 am

    i changed the direction of entrance to my flat from south to north east but now i will have two doors one facing south,and the next facing north east,is it ok
    Hi Ganganand,
    It’s okay to have two doors to your flat. But use the NE one always for entering the house.

  • January 7, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Hello sir,
    We bought an almost rectangular flat (diagonal plot as per vastu),corner unit, and it has a small extension on the north east side towards east corner to accommodate a foyer area and main entrance. Hence the original entrance as per plan was at the east corner with door facing southeast side.
    We decided to place grills instead at that place and moved the main door on the northeast wall closer to east side( the place where extension starts towards east) for security and better utilization of foyer area. The main ventilation in the living room is on the northwest side.Is this vastu compliant and is there anything we need to take into account. Thanks in advance.
    Hi Mini,
    You made changes to ensure better utilisation of the foyer space. So there itself, it becomes vastu compliant as an efficient plan is in tune with vastu.

  • January 10, 2016 at 1:29 am

    We have bought West facing apartment on 3rd floor, which is the last floor of four storey building. The main door is in the corner of the house, but not sure whether it is South West or North West. Please advise on if it South West what remedy can be followed and if it North west what remedy can be done. However house has full natural light coming in through windows.As soon as we enter the house is extended on left side of the main door and its open kitchen, which would be either at SW or NW corner.
    Hi Mehendi,
    You first need to be clear about the direction of the main door.When you stand inside the apartment facing out, note the direction that the compass points. That is the direction of your main door. This is only for your knowledge. Anyway, it really does not matter which direction the door face because in flats, there is not much choice. The fact that the house is full of natural light is a plus point.

  • January 11, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Hi Sir,
    One should avoid mirrors on the wall opposite to main door.How about placing the mirror on the left or the right side walls when one enters through main door.
    Hi Jerry,
    Yeah, it is okay to have mirrrors on the left or right side walls.

  • January 11, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Dear Sir… Ty for such an informative article…
    We are planning to buy an apartment which is west facing, even the main door of the building is west facing… I found it good when i entered it… Kitchen is such that the cook will be facing west but we can fix that.. But now im reading in various vastu related blog that it is not advisable to buy west facing flats… Now im badly confused and a little sceptical as well… Elevation is equal to the east facing flats of east facing building infront…. What should i do… Pls suggest… Thank you so much.
    Hi Nishant,
    Go with your gut instinct. There is no such thing as west facing being bad. If you felt good about the flat then it’s for you.

  • January 13, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Dear Sir,
    Our house is west facing with Main Door on west wall, and now we are planning to do some alterations to match with the vaastu recommendations. But the Entrance gate of property is located in the south side boundary wall near west corner. There is no chance to shift the location towards east corner or any other locations due to the terrain of plot. Please advice any remedy to overcome the bad effects.
    Thanks & Regards,
    Hi Anila,
    Have you faced any ‘bad effects’? There is no need to waste money and embark on changes because whatever you do, it will be impossible to get a perfectly vastu compatible house. 25% of people in layouts live in south facing properties, another 25% live in west facing sites and so on. Do all these people suffer from the bad effects of not having the main doors in the ideal vastu directions?

  • January 17, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Sir plz can u tell me my question is I wanna to buy 1rk in maharastra that south west or North west are gd for me entry or exit or vaise varsa of this direction for our helth &welth? Plz let me know as soon as possible thnx
    Hi Fabiya,
    NW entry is preferable to SW.

  • January 18, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Salutes to your work!!
    We have an independent house in India. Our main entrance is west facing. We have our backyard door exactly opposite to it (east facing). We have two kids aging 7 & 1. They are always prone to minor health issue throughout the year. Many say that west facing entrance is not good and is the reason for such illness and money loss. Request your opinion..
    Hi Subhashini,
    All directions are good, according to me. If West or south directions were bad, then there would never have been sites facing these directions in the towns in olden days. But if you look at old city plans, there are houses in all 4 directions. So rest easy. Kids, till they hit their teens will keep falling sick. Just make sure that your house is well ventilated and well-lit. Keep it clutter free and hygienic. All the minor issues will vanish.

  • January 23, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Hi ,
    We bought a flat facing today west direction , morning sun light is coming in utilities of my kitchen and children bedroom till 11.30am. We have very much cross ventilation in our flat but our main door is placed in west south direction of my house but staircase will come after our main door ( in the middle of two flat)and than start another flat with the same dimension . I want to know wether it is bed for living .
    Hi Sanjana,
    After buying a flat with obviously so many plus points, you should be rejoicing instead of doubting. Think positively and you will have a ‘good’ living.

  • February 11, 2016 at 2:09 am

    I have a company quarter.I live from 03 years . The main door is south faces and open out side. i feel many financial crises from last 03 year .can you suggest any vaastu tips for me.
    Hi Satish Kumar
    You cannot fiddle with the company quarters even if you wanted to. So convince yourself that the door has nothing to do with your financial problems. If you are not able to convince yourself, then try de-clutteering the house and opening the windows to light and air. If that also does not work, then think of asking for a change of quarters.

  • February 16, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Sir l have purchased an apartment with entrance door exactly in south east (cross) direction.on north side is 24 meter road. Please let me know if it is good or bad and also please let me know any remedy from vastu point of view.
    Hi Jayendra,
    How do you feel in this house -positive or negative? That indicates whether it is good or bad. Please do not worry about the door direction.

  • February 16, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Hi sir
    We are planning to buy an east facing flat. But the entrance of the apartment is towards the west. Are we supposed to consider the facing of the main gate apartment or just the direction of main door of the house? Or both ?
    Hi Sindhu,
    You first consider the door to your apartment and then the main entrance gate to the property. In your case, either way it is fine

  • February 28, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Thank you for this simple and informative article. Our bungalow has a main gate on the east. We stay in a joint family but the floors are divided. We stay on the first floor and I have a staircase in the South which leads to my front door on the South East. We have been suggested to shift our entrance by many and we plan to shift it on the east side. With a few adjustments we can have the main door in the center of the east wall. Will that be OK? Also the main entrance leads to my Hall cum kitchen where the kitchen is in the South West. Hope that’s not a concern!
    HI Mansi,
    Main entrance in the east wall is good. But if you go through the net, you will only hear negative comments about a SW kitchen. And this could affect you psychologically. So, to be less fearful, try to keep the cooking stove in the SE corner of the kitchen and cook facing East.

  • March 2, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Hi sir,
    I have a mirror on oppsite wall of the main door.
    on entering from door in hall we have mirror so main doors reflection is seen in the mirror. what is the remedy to correct this without removing the mirror . plz guide.
    Hi Rajesh,
    Place a big flower vase or a sculpture so that the mirror is covered and does not reflect the main door.

  • March 9, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Sir,
    We are planning to purchase a flat which has a wall of kitchen on entering into the flat, so kitchen falls first, after that is the drawing room, kindly suggest is this ok…. or what remedial measures we can take.
    Hi Rajesh,
    On entering the flat you will be passing by the kitchen wall. So what’s wrong with that? THere is no remedial measures to be taken.

  • March 12, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    My house has a main door opening in the north but in the west it good or not? And the bedroom also have 2 openings, one in north and other in the south to the terrace. Plz guide me.
    Hi Nilesh,
    Having a main door facing North is good enough. Why do you want to worry whether it is in the right corner or not?The doors opening to the terrace are okay.

  • March 16, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Please let me know the flat No. 301, which is to the South West of the entire condominiums.
    1. It has a long corridor on the Eastern side.
    2. It has a South side Balcony.
    3. North East side it has a Bed Room.
    4. The main gate is on the North Eastern side.
    5. The South west side of the land is larger than the other parts, But a little higher.
    Please suggest for any Vastu non-compliances and deviations what needs to be done as no alterations are allowed.
    Warm regards
    Hi Madhusudhan,
    Most of it seems to be in compliance with Vastu principles. So there is no need to do anything. Let the NE bedroom be used by your kids.

  • March 29, 2016 at 2:31 am

    hi sir we are planning to purchase a house with north-west facing .is it good to purchase or not pleas suggest
    Hi Chary,
    North west facing site is okay. But you should take the decision only if you are convinced that you feel positive about this site.

  • April 1, 2016 at 5:09 am

    my flats main door is on south west corner on west wall and toilet in master bedroom is in south west corner of the room with dressing mirror on south west corner of south wall, now i cant make any structural changes in this what solution can you suggest pls
    Hi Jitendra,
    So don’t make any changes. Leave it as it is unless you feel the internal room arrangement is not suiting you.

  • April 1, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Purchasing the villa , plot facing east but the main entry of the villa is towards south. Is it ok from vastuside. Enlightened by reading the queries n replies there to.
    Hi Col Surendra,
    An East facing plot is good according to vastu. But a south facing door is not that ideal. However if it is in the SE quadrant of your house, then it is fine. But when you take such an important decision, it is better for you to go by your instinct. If it is a positive feeling then go ahead and purchase it.

  • April 4, 2016 at 10:52 am

    We r planing to buy home door is in North side when we enter but while exist it’s come south. Need help this home is good for us or not.
    Hi Sonal,
    This is a South facing house. Whether this house is good for you or not can only be judged by you. If you feel instinctively that this house is good, then go ahead.

  • April 6, 2016 at 10:11 am

    1.My housemain door(Northeast) is facing the main door of opposite house.Any pariharam for this?
    2.My bedroom and kitchen have a common wall.My stove facing east.If I keep my bed at west that facing east.Some say it is not advisable for bed and stove placing next to next in a wall.Please advice..
    Hi Sumathi,
    It is not ideal to have your main door facing the opposite house main door, but many times, it cannot be helped. The positive is that there is some distance between the houses and if you keep the main door closed it should be okay. the only negative in having a bed against a wall with a stove on the other side, is that the heat could radiate to your head which is not very comfortable. So maybe you can build a one foot headboard as a buffer.

  • April 10, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Dear Sir,
    would like to request for your advice, I am deciding to purchase a West facing builder floor having entrance and underground water tank near to West south. It’s on second floor but every one is suggesting not to buy this home due to bad vastu on the other side, I along with my entire family willing to get same.
    So humbly request for advice to get or leave it.
    Thanks sir!!!
    Hi Mayank,
    If you and your family are all happy with this house, then why the hesitation? Any how the house you are interested in, is on the second floor, so there is no need to worry about the overall vastu of the site. This is my opinion but it is finally left to you.

  • April 11, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I have bought flat and noticed it has door facing in south west direction . Should I consider my flat direction or my whole apartment tower facing. …Please suggest my wife is too worried for this.
    Hi Sanjeev,
    Normally we give priorit to the vastu of the individual flat rather than the overall apartment complex. But if it is a question of fear affecting your peace of mind, then you could do the reverse and consider the vastu of the whole building rather than the individual flat. And if that is okay, you can convince yourselves that it is fine.

  • April 21, 2016 at 7:59 am

    my nakshatra is ARUDHRA. for door facing, some say that North and North east are preferable to me and some say even west suits me. I am really confused. Please advice
    Hi Kaushik,
    For goodness sake, stop deciding your door position based on your star or name or DOB. Remember that there are other inmates too in the house – thus you may require 4 or 5 door entrances according to their stars and each of you may have to enter by your respective doors! Is it practical? So let it be and go for the position that is best suited according to the plan of your house.

  • April 26, 2016 at 9:31 am

    And also have stairs @ northwest corner while climbing its facing west and its anti clock wise turn . as there is no space to turn in right from the stairs it was constructed in that way .can a bathroom be constructed @ south east corn of the plot .and main gate @ center of east opposite to main door , which is east facing.
    Hi Teena,
    Leave the staircase where it is. You can have a gate opposite to the main door. And you can have a toilet in the SE if it is suitable for you there.

  • April 27, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Dear Sir,
    We are planning to buy a flat.Actually we are confused between 2 flats.
    Flat 1:-is a north,east & south open flat.Which has a big balcony in the north,one bedroom is north open,second bedroom northeast side with north & south open and the third bedroom is south & east open and the kitchen is also in the southeast corner.There is also a small service balcony with the kitchen facing the east. The flat faces southwest from inside.

    Flat 2:- is a north,south & west open flat.The balcony is north facing.1 bedroom is north open,second bedroom is northwest corner with north and south open.Third bedroom is south and west open.Kitchen is in the south east with a small service balcony facing west.The main entrance is southeast facing from inside the flat. Please guide us to take the right decision.
    Hi Chaitali,
    Don’t rush into it. Take your time, assess the two apartments, discuss with your family members and go by your gut instinct.

  • April 30, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Dear Sir
    we are planning to buy our first house in United kingdom, My Date of birth is 30-12-1980( 04.15 Am is birth time place -Gadhboriad, gujarat) and My husbands’ 18/03/1976 [ Time 23:20 Place- Alirajpur M.P] please suggest me the which entrance will be good for my sign. please suggest me su suitable entrance.
    Best regards,
    Hi Preeti,
    Please consult an astrologer.

  • May 3, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Dear Sir, The article is very informative, i have small query regarding the entrance door.
    i have recently moved into a rented apartment, it has two entrance points, one is south facing and another is east facing , we have completely closed the south facing door and we are using the east facing entrance ( it is not the main entrance), could you please suggest if it is ok .
    Hi Haribabu,
    Thank you for the encouraging words. What you have done is fine. You could use the south door as a back door to access a garden etc.

  • May 3, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Hi , we have an independent house which is on the main road .its a north facing plot.the main door is in the north and the entrance gate is also exactly opposite the main door.we have extended the roof slab recently and planning to built shops before our existing house without touching the house . tere would be a gap of 4 feet between the house and the shops .
    so my query is can we built shops and a wall infront of the main door leaving a space of 4 feet between house and shops and can we shift the entrance gate to the north east corner. shops will be facing north to the main road.there is a small gate in the south corner as well.
    Pls advise
    Hi Vamsi,
    Yes you can shift the entrance gate to the NE corner. But now you will have to reach the main door via a 4′ corridor which constrains your entrance. Ideally your main door should face the road or at least open into a large open space.

  • May 10, 2016 at 2:33 am

    I have some doubts.kindly clarify the same.At present i have a bulding facing main door to west road.Now i have a plan to construct duplex i.e first & second floor with north facing door at 10 ft away from north west corner.Let me know is there any Vastu problems for this.Kindly advise. Also in a house how many toilets can be constructed?
    Hi Ravi,
    Yes you can construct it as proposed. The number of toilets dpends on your requirements.

  • May 15, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    My main door is in the south-east and one door in North West, I wish to know if it’s ok to have the door in southeast. Thanks.
    Hi Hansini,
    If it is possible to use the NW door as the main door, then the SE door can be used as a back door. But all depends on where your living room is.

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Dear Sir,
    I am planning to join two apartments next to each other. the entrance now after attaching if from the south i.e, the passage between the two apartments is included while joining both the apartments. the entrance now is south facing and it is in the centre as we have joined both the apartments.
    please suggest and advice
    Thank you
    Hi Sanjay,
    When you join two apartments the direction of the door can change. In your case it became South facing. But then it is okay because you are getting many more benefits by joining the 2 flats.

  • May 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    hi sir,
    Our new apartment main door is in the south east direction, so we have made another door at the north-east. so to enter the house we will have to enter through the SE door which leads to a private balcony and then take the north-east door to enter into the main house (hall/kitchen etc). is this ok ?
    Hi Arthi,
    Since the door to the main house is the NE one that can be considered the main door.

  • May 30, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Dear Sir,
    Our main entrance door is facing West and it is slightly towards south. It is not possible for us to change the location of gate or our house at this moment. We are facing financial and physical problems from many years. Our bathroom is facing North West but located south west of the house.
    Kindly suggest us what should we do to protect us.
    Hi Aashu,
    You seem to be looking for reasons for your financial problems. Stop blaming the house and look at the decisions that you are taking. But just to feel psychologically better, do a pooja/prayer in your house. But before that de-clutter and re arrrange the furniture to give it a new vibe and feel.

  • June 6, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Road runs on the east, so this is East facing house.
    House has entrance door on North towards North East.
    Kitchen is located on South East corner of the plot.
    In the drawing room, where the entrance door is on north towards north east, the east facing wall has a sliding door towards south side of the wall. Is the location of this door improper?
    While vasthu says, avoid south east door, should we refer to it as door located in south east of the over all plot or the south of the front room that faces east?
    Please clarify. Thanks.
    Hi Gesis,
    You should consider everything with reference to the overall plot.

  • June 13, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Our kitchen is in the opposite to main door and toilet is in the north east corner and also sharing a common wall with kitchen .l am facing a financial problem after start living in this flat .what could I do now?
    Hi Sanjana,
    There is no need to attribute the financial problem to the toilet in the NE. But if you feel that this is affecting you, then stop using the toilet in the NE (keep it closed) and see if your financial situation improves.

  • June 15, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    my mother owns a west facing plot. We planned to put the borewell on the northeast corner of the house. but when the geologist checked he suggested us to dig the well southeast area. I will brief you about this. My west facing plot is 50ft length and 30 ft width. When we take the width, below and upto 15 ft on the left side comes under northeast direction, but as per geologist, we have digged the bore @ around 18-19 ft from the northeast corner (i.e. exactly 3 – 4 feet from the centre). is that OK or do you suggest any remedies.
    Hi Sudhakar,
    You have to dig the borewell in the position suggested by the geologist. If you decide to dig it in the ‘auspicious’ vastu corner, you may not even get water. But you could cross check with a second geologist.

  • June 17, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Hi, I have a flat with a south entrance and the front neighbours door is across the corridor in straight line from my main door. There is a bed room with an attached bath in southwest corner. What do I do?? I am not living in it yet. It cannot be rectified as it is an apartment block. Is it okay to live in it?? Can I email you the floor plan, would it help in advising or is it a total much ado about nothing as it is tough to build flats as per vastu? The neighbourhood is an expensive one but I got this doubt so asking.
    Hi Sinha,
    Like you say, it is not possible to have vastu compliant flats in an apartment block. Some may be more in lines of vastu principles while others are not. An opposite door is inevitable in an apartment. so it is best to ignore all this and focus on the positives. Organise a pooja /prayer in the flat before you shift in. That should make you feel more positive.

  • June 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Hi,my house enterance gate SW but main enterace to house east. any comment
    Hi Me,
    Its okay as per vastu.

  • June 23, 2016 at 1:57 am

    I stay in a house which has the main door on south east corner, i have no alternative of changing the door direction because it is a flat . Is this very inauspicious. I have one bedroom in NE, one in NW and in SW. kitchen is in middle facing east. the master bedroom which we sleep is NW. Kindly suggest
    Hi Vihanga,
    It is all okay according to me. Like you say there is not much choice in apartments, so live with it and do not waste time cross checking whether it is bad or not.

  • June 25, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I want to purchase a flat the entrance of flat is facing south and the main entrance of the building faces north with 25 feet road ….please suggest whether it’s okay or not….
    Hi Prerna,
    Normally you look at the vastu of the individual flat that you are purchasing. The most important test is to ‘feel’ the apartment. If it feels right for you and your family, then go ahead and buy it.

  • June 25, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Sir my flat is existed on first floor and the entrance of the door is in west. Can I purchase or make any alterations. Please suggest
    Hi Ravindra,
    A west door is not bad. You can read about it in my post on West facing Houses. But the final decision is yours. If you feel good about the house then go ahead.

  • June 28, 2016 at 3:30 am

    We are planning to buy a flat. Apartment is West facing and our flat is also West facing. please advice if main door West facing and north west facing flats is good to purchase. As I have heard there should not be cuts and extensions towards south and west but there are many other flats constructed in row in West and south side.
    Also please advice what does that mean that male member if the family will remain out if house is West facing does it mean abroad or anywhere always out for work. Please advice.
    Hi Archana,
    A west facing apartment is okay, but not considered as “vastu compliant” as a North or East facing one. You can read more about it in my post on West facing Houses. Regarding what they mean by ‘male member will remain out’, I cannot explain. Ask the admins of the site that you read this superstition from.

  • June 28, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Sir thank you for your valuable answers. Sir my question is we have shifted in a rented house . But the main entrance is in southwest with large door and by the side of this door we have another small door which is in northwest for servant and this is very small.mi have googled and many people are saying the entrance is not good. Do you have any remedy. please suggest and one bathroom is in northeast followed by a balcony.
    Hi Ritu,
    So many questions about a rented house over which you have no control! Just let it be.

  • June 30, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Hi I am planning to shift in a house which is West facing and earlier used south facing apartment faced many problems. …plz suggest also the kitchen is in the north of the house and cook facing West. .plz advice…
    the master bedroom is in the north of the house
    Hi Garima,
    If your old experience is haunting you, then you must look for a house that is mostly vastu compliant.

  • July 1, 2016 at 4:43 am

    can we have a underground water tank in front of the main door ? is one should not enter to the house by walking over the water tank?
    Hi Balaji,
    It is not ideal. But nowadays, the tanks are strong and unlikely to collapse, so can be accepted.

  • July 2, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Hi my home main entrance is in west side,,Is it good r not,,can u suggest me now wch side s good,,
    m confused now bcz i saw n so many articles west side entrance will cause health issue,
    Pls suggst me, west side is good r not
    Hi Swathi,
    There is nothing wrong with west side main door. Stop reading superstitious articles. You can read more about it in my post on West facing Houses. But of course the final decision is yours

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