The Entrance to the Site of the House, is through the gates. Here, I have explained the Vastu Guidelines for the positioning of the Gates and  the possible scientific reasons and logic on which they were based, so that you an decide what you want to follow and what you don’t.



Two gates are preferable: The Reasoning - It makes sense to have a big gate for the car to enter and a smaller gate which is easier to handle near the entrance.

Avoid gates in the extreme corners: The Reasoning - It is inconvenient to open and close a gate that is fixed to the corners of the wall.

Main gate and the entrance door should face the same direction: The Reasoning- For visitors entering through the gate, it is easier for them to locate the door if the door is also facing the same direction as the gate.

Avoid a gate in the South side: The Reasoning - The South is not considered auspicious for an entrance, but obviously if your Site is a South facing one, the gate has to be in the South side.

Gates should open clockwise: The Reasoning - Since the majority of the population is right-handed, it is easier to push open a door or gate in the clockwise direction.


Avoid obstructions in front of the gates

Avoid the following type of obstructions in front of the main gate:
Big tree: The Reasoning - It will feel like an obstruction when one is about to enter or go out through the gate.
Ditch: The Reasoning - It is inconvenient to maneuver around the ditch or gutter to enter through the gate.
Open well: The Reasoning - It is dangerous to have an open well just outside the gate.
Dilapidated house: The Reasoning - It is quite unsettling to see negative things like a dilapidated house, every time you step out through the gate.
Electric/Telephone post: The Reasoning - A pillar or telephone post is an obstruction, every time you step out or enter through the gate.

Distance between obstruction and house: But if there is a road between the plot and the obstacles these deficiencies are nullified. Similarly, if the distance between the obstacles and the house is two times the height of the house, these deficiencies will have no effect. The Reasoning – If the obstructions are far from the gate, naturally they don’t behave like  obstacles.

This post was about the Vastu tips for the positioning of the Gates. The Gates lead into the Garden and Car Porch/Garage of the house. Sometimes they lead out of the Kitchen Garden at the back. Read about the Vastu guidelines for these spaces here:

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  1. sunil says:

    very helpful.
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  2. lakshmi says:

    this is very useful for me
    Thank you Lakshmi, Glad it was useful to you.

  3. Anil Goud Polagani says:

    This is Anil from Andhra Pradesh. I visited your blog. It is so useful. Thanks a lot. I have one question for you and its more than a help. What’s the best and ideal space between Surrounding compound wall and House wall? What must be the best width of brick wall for surrounding Wall and House wall? How much must be the height of the walls? What’s the best company cement to prefer for house construction? Please help me out in these. And once again thanks
    Hi Anil,
    Thank You. The distance between the house wall and compound wall is usually determined by the setbacks that you are expected to leave. But in general, a minimum clear space of 2’6″ should be there between the walls to allow for the footings and for taking out pipes. The compound wall can be 6″ thick with 9″x9″ brick piers at regular intervals for support. The height of the compound wall can be between 2′ to 5′. If it is 2′ high, then have a grill on top, so that the overall height is 4′.

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