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.
What are the Vastu guidelines for main gates and smaller gates?
What should be avoided with regard to main gates according to Vastu?
What should be the minimum distance between the main gate and the obstruction according to Vastu?
WHAT ARE THE VASTU GUIDELINES FOR THE MAIN GATE AND SMALLER GATES?
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 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.
WHAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED WITH REGARD TO MAIN 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.
WHAT SHOULD BE THE MINIMUM DISTANCEBETWEEN THE OBSTRUCTION AND THE MAIN GATE?
Distance between obstruction and house: If there is a road between the plot and the obstacles the above mentioned 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 – When 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:
- Scientific Vastu Guidelines For Gardens
- Scientific Vastu Guidelines For Car Porch/Garage
- Scientific Vastu Guidelines For Kitchen Gardens
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