In this post, I have described the Vastu guidelines for the placement of rooms, the entrance, etc., in an East facing property. But being an Architect, I cannot just list these guidelines unless I feel that there is a scientific basis to them. So, I have explained the Vatsu Guidelines that I feel make sense, under the following headings:
- What is an East facing house?
- What does Vastu Shastra actually say about East facing houses?
- What are the Vastu Guidelines for the location of the main door in East facing houses?
- What should one avoid in East facing houses?
- What rules should one follow in East facing houses?
WHAT DOES VASTU SHASTRA SAY ABOUT EAST FACING HOUSES?
You might have heard from the so-called ‘Vastu specialists’ that only East and North facing properties are auspicious and West and South facing houses should be avoided. But that is not true. In reality, as per Vastu Shastra, all the directions are equally good and the auspiciousness of a home doesn’t depend upon the direction. The most important factor is the correct placement (location) of the main door/entrance door. For each and every direction – be it North, East, South or West –Vastu Shastra lays down specific rules for locating the main entrance door of the house. You must locate the entrance at only “allowed” places and never locate in the “prohibited” zones.
Now, since we’re dealing with East facing houses, let’s have a look at the Vastu guidelines for them.
WHAT ARE THE VASTU GUIDELINES FOR THE LOCATION OF THE MAIN DOOR IN EAST FACING HOUSES?
To figure out where to place the main door in East facing houses, imagine and divide the East length of the house from the North-East (NE) corner to the South-East (SE) corner into 9 equal parts; (each part is called as pada or step in Vastu Shastra). The NE pada is the 1st pada and the SE pada is 9th. This has been indicated in the image below. You can see that the padas 1,2 are orange in colour, 3, 4, 6 and 7 are yellow in color; 5 is green and padas 8 and 9 are red in colour.