There is an invisible and constant relation between the elements outside and the people residing in a house. The Vastu factors influencing a site are topography, roads, surrounding structures, the Sun, Earth’s magnetic and energy fields, the cardinal directions and nature’s elements.



Vastu believes that if man, building and the surrounding universe are in harmony, then man will be happy and healthy. But if the harmonics between these factors gets disturbed, our energies get dissipated in different directions leading to stress, tension and ill-health. Such an imbalance is caused by the improper positioning of rooms and a building with respect to the surroundings.

However, the right application of Vastu Shastra principles can create a balance between the building structure, the surrounding factors and the cosmos. As a result, this equilibrium between the internal and external energies, ensures a healthy body and happy mind which leads to health, wealth, happiness and success. 


The surprising thing is that Vastu Shastra principles are applicable even today, though ancient India has changed from a simple, agricultural society to a complex, urban one. This is because the Vastu factors that impact humans have not changed over the centuries.

As an Architect, I am trained to take into account the local climate and weather conditions in designing comfortable spaces. Since these are the same as the above mentioned Vastu factors, it is therefore worthwhile to understand their importance the positive and negative effects on Man and how the positive effects can be used to advantage in the design of his dwelling. All this is explained under the following headings:

  1. Scientific Vastu Factors | Five Elements, Panchabhutaas
  2. Scientific Vastu Factors | Sun And It’s Effects
  3. Scientific Vastu Factors | Earth’s Magnetic Field
  4. Scientific Vastu Factors | Eight Cardinal Directions
  5. Scientific Vastu Factors | Earth’s Energy Fields

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  • June 23, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Sir please educate us on height of flooring,
    I believe only slope of land should not be from North or east towards west or south. However if the NE to NW is elevated with 3 steps and SW to SE is lower than them, with a SEMain door, I am told it will swallow finances, ..And. Health and all. Please enlighten me …

  • July 10, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    hi, i ravi, i already construct the house it size was 31 X 27 so i want staircase & front varanda for 6 feet add but total length will come 27+6= 33 now my house size is 31 x 33 this is correct or wrong measure what is the result above size please reply and send the room sizes & benefits and loss
    thank you sir

  • October 5, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I need Suggestion buying this plot

    North Facing
    North 30
    South 30.8
    West 34.6
    East 41
    Please give your advice
    Hi BAlaji,
    Vastu-wise it seems okay. But you need to make the decision based on your instinct. If you get a positive vibe then go ahead.

  • August 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    We have done the aayadi pooja and fixed the aaya. However, now we want to change the aaya because we want to keep the bhramasthana open or free of construction. In other words, we are shifting to build a courtyard house. To do this, we will need a bigger aaya. Now, can one change aaya and redo the dimensions after the pooja and a little bit of earth work is done. Does vasthu sastra allow this or not? Many thanks.
    Hi Prahibha,
    According to me it should not be a problem. But if you are particular about all this, consult a vsatu expert.

  • February 28, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Hey There Architectureideas,
    I am intrigued in recognizing more about vastu shastra. With so a great deal (and at times conflicting) information and facts readily available on line and in textbooks, I’m from time to time at a loss of what to feel. Not all information and facts is conflicting however.
    On the other hand a lot of situations, there is no solution defined for vastu doshas. Specific placements of bedroom/kitchen etcetera are past our regulate.
    One more factor that is bewildering is that another person explained to me at the time that vastu is different for each individual. I am not guaranteed how accurate that is.
    Anyway, my motive for putting up this query is to request for help from all of you to introduce a good vastu shastra info supply that points out from the essentials.
    Thank you.
    Hi Rubi Ferrandino,
    In a way, Vastu is “different for each individual” because it depends on the way you look at it. If you are intimidated by the seemingly ‘rigid’ rules of Vastu then it can psychologically affect you if you cannot follow them perfectly. I have put down the recommendations of Vastu Shastra and tried to find the possible scientific reasons, so that you do not have to be unnerved by Vastu Shastra.
    In short, Vastu Shastra is a science which lays down guidelines that ensure lot of pleasant sunlight and good cross ventilation inside a house. If your house has all this, you do not have to worry.

  • September 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm


    Good Day

    I’m from Malaysia and impress with your vasthu guidelines.
    Since in Malaysia most of us buy ready house I manage to choose facing North with additional land on my east side.
    With your guideline, I could fit my kitchen, hall, prayer room.
    On the other hand, I have 3 rooms – north east, south west (small room) and south room.
    I intend to give NE room to my son and SW to my daughter ( this room cannot be extended because the wall attached with the next house).
    We, couple decided to take up south room ( can be extended cause I have some land on my east side) and intend to extend our room to the right side which is east. After the extension, I have no idea the location of the room either south or south east.
    We thought put our bed in south (right the edge) and the wardrobe and bathroom will be located at the extension area .

    After I read your guideline, I’m worried to put my girl in SW room cause will give any negative effect i.e.studies or attitude . She is just 6 years old.

    Kindly provide your thoughts/opinion on how to solve my problems.

    Thanking you in advance

  • April 20, 2010 at 6:38 am

    bahot achha guide hai.
    Thank You Bharat. Please share.


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