SCIENTIFIC VASTU FOR WEST FACING HOUSE | An Architect Explains
For people who follow Vastu Shastra rules, the direction of the main door of the house is an important consideration. Generally, West facing houses are the third choice; first and second choices being North Facing and East Facing houses respectively. The reason that a West facing home has become the third choice for many people is the ‘wrong’ belief that West facing houses are bad as per ‘Vastu Shastra“. However, this is not true and a West facing home can be as auspicious as a North or East Facing one, provided one follows certain Vastu rules.
In this post, I have described the Vastu guidelines for the placement of rooms, the entrance, etc., in a West 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 Vastu Guidelines that I feel make sense, under the following headings:
What is a West facing house?
What does Vastu Shastra actually say about West facing houses?
What are the Vastu Guidelines for the location of the main door in West facing houses?
What should one avoid in West facing houses?
What rules should one follow in West facing houses?
WHAT IS A WEST FACING HOUSE?
Many people find it difficult to identify the orientation of the house/site. The House/Site orientation can be recognised by one simple action. Stand inside the house or the Site and face out of the main door or gate, as the case may be. The direction you face is said to be the House/Site orientation. So, if you face West, then it is a West facing house.
WHAT DOES VASTU SHASTRA SAY ABOUT WEST FACING HOUSES?
You might have heard from the so-called ‘Vastu specialists’ that living in a South or a West facing house will invite trouble in life etc. and that only East or North facing properties are good. This is a false myth propagated to make you spend money for solutions and corrections as suggested by the ‘specialists’. The truth is that in an East or North facing property, it just becomes easier to orient each and every room in the ideal locations recommended by Vastu Shastra. But that does not mean that Vastu Shastra guidelines cannot be followed in a South or West facing site. It just needs some tweaking.
In reality, as per Vastu Shastra, all the directions are equally good and the auspiciousness of a home doesn’t depends 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 in the “prohibited” zones.
Now, since we’re dealing with West 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 WEST FACING HOUSES?
To figure out where to place the main door in West facing houses, imagine and divide the West length of the house from the North-West (NW) corner to the South-West (SW) corner into 9 equal parts; (each part is called as pada or step in Vastu Shastra). The NW pada is the 1st pada and the SW pada is 9th. This has been indicated in the image below. You can see that the padas 1 and 2 are yellow in color; 3, 4, 5 and 6 are green and padas 7, 8 and 9 are red in colour.
Here’s a summary of the Vastu guidelines for location of the main door in West facing houses:
- According to Vastu Shastra, for a West facing house, any of the green coloured four padas i.e. the 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th are best suited for locating the main door of the home.
- The entrance of a West facing house can also be located in padas 1 and 2, the yellow coloured ones (only if the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th padas) cannot be used. This position is neither good nor bad.
- Padas 7, 8 and 9, the red ones, should be avoided i.e. you should not locate the entrance of your home in the South West part.
ACCORDING TO VASTU SHASTRA, WHAT SHOULD ONE AVOID IN WEST FACING HOUSES?
- Avoid placing the entrance in the 7th, 8th and 9th padas on the West side, ie avoid the SW corner of the house.
- Avoid locating a bore-well or water sump in the SW part of the site.
- Never buy a plot or flat having extension in the South or SW.
- Avoid having a Kitchen in SW part of the house.
ACCORDING TO VASTU SHASTRA, WHAT TIPS SHOULD ONE FOLLOW IN WEST FACING HOUSES?
- Locate the entrance in the 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th padas in the West side.
- You can also use 1st and 2nd padas if you want.
- The walls in South and West must be thicker and higher than those in the East and North.
- Place the Kitchen in SE or NW of the house; But avoid SW.
- Master bedroom in SW is the best; if the house has multiple floors then locate the master bedroom at the highest floor.
- Kid’s room can be in South, West or North-West.
- A guest bedroom can be placed in North-West.
So now a lot of you may feel reassured that it is okay if you have a West facing main door. If you believe in Vastu Shastra, it makes sense to make some tweaks as suggested in this post to help you feel totally reassured.
Visit my blog on House Construction In India and carry out an evaluation exercise to judge whether the Orientation of a Site is as per Vaastu Shastra principles. Accordingly, you can decide if you want to buy the Site. In case you already possess a Site, then you can decide whether you want to make some corrections to the Site, so that it is suitable as per Vaastu.
Though I normally explain the Vastu Principles scientifically, in this post I chose to only list the Vastu guidelines because I have realised that most of my readers are not keen to know the science behind the guidelines- they only want guidance for the correct location of the main entrance door and rooms. But if you are interested, you could go to my scientifically explained posts:
- Scientific Vastu Guidelines For The Main Entrance Door
- Scientific Vastu Guidelines For Doors And Windows
- Scientific Vastu Guidelines For Interiors Of a House
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123 thoughts on “SCIENTIFIC VASTU FOR WEST FACING HOUSE | An Architect Explains”
Hi – so much to know ! How to you decide the facing of a house?
eg. is facing determined by the gate of the plot or main door to the house?
secondly- when you determine facing – is it the direction I look towards from outside the house(eg stand in east but look at west ) or when I’m inside the house facing a certain direction- eg in the west and looking at the east? Thank you
The main door determines the facing of the house. The main gate decides the orientation of the site. So if you want to know which direction your house faces, then enter the house and then turn and face outwards. The direction you face is the direction of the house.
I am purchasing a property with following details. Please advice if these r correct.i have a daughter.
Main entry – west facing.
Kitchen south and gas West facing in South kitchen.
Master bedroom -sw
Other master bedroom SE.
Bedroom – NE.
Advise which bedroom shall b given to my daughter n any remedy required if room is not in right direction.
Give the SE bedroom to your daughter.
We are looking at a west facing house.
I need few suggestions/tips from you.
1. Kitchen is at the North West corner
2. There are 3 bedrooms, the position of which are as below:
– North-West – small BR
– North- small BR
– North-East – master BR with attached Bath.
Please advise which room is best for Master bedroom, kids bedroom & guest bedroom. guest room is where we would like host our temple.
The NW bedroom will be the best option for master bedroom. Guest cum pooja room can be in the NE and hte kids room can be the North bedroom.
I have a west door facing but the kitchen and bed room is in East side is good and tomorrow I am going to that house
Please suggest me.
So what? Its not a problem.
My given rented house in UAE is west facing and the main door is in the center 4and 5th padi where should be pooja room master room kid room kitchen and bathroom. I Can do slight alterations i have vacant space on both the sides Can i build a small room which side
You can read in detail about the Pooja room in my post on the Pooja room and then take a call.
planning to start work with a guy whose rented accommodation faces south west . He is on 1st floor. The room I’m given is in south east . Is it ok to sleep there
I think you should focus more on whether you and your work friend can get along.
I have gone to lots of websites for Vastu plan for my plot of 100 Sq-yd (18 front,50 length) .My plot is north-west facing and nowhere I am getting help for the direction.I went to websites it tells about either clear north/west facing plot Vastu. However I am looking for Vastu for North-west facing plot .Can you help me ?
You will have to consult an expert vastu consultant.
Hi we have just moved in to rented apartment…main door facing is west pada 3 or 4. kitchen is in south west … v kept the gas on east wall and sink on south wall. Kids bedroom is in east direct. Master bedroom is in south. Living room is in north. Balcony in east…
pls suggest remedy for vastu defects. Thnx and rgds
Most of the things are according to Vastu. don’t focus on what is not according to vastu.
I m purchasing s flat with west facing,my problem is that after coming out my flat I have to turn towards South for stairs and lift ,how am I supposed to rectify vastu dosh,as I came to know that turning towards South is not good
Turn right, do a circle and then go to the lift!!! But seriously, you cant get obsessed with such minute things.
Which place is best for gate in west facing plot?
Facing the car porch
I am planning to buy a house with main door in West, but at northern corner of house, but the garages (3 car garage with 2 garagr doors), extension or main part of house is towards the south, is this bad per your vaastu rules? Is there a remedy or should I avoid it.
No its not.
We have bought a west facing house with main entrance door in 4 to 6 pada. But the door faces north..is it ok.
Hi my site is west facing and T road at north east is it good.or tell me remedies
According t me it is good.
I am renovating my house.The plot is west facing. Presently there is entrance in 1-2 parts on west side and also on North side-middle of the house north side length. In fact we use mostly the north side entrance only.
Though the plot is west facing, can we have north side entrance ?
Yes you can.
I have a west facing plot but I want to construct my residence at first floor leaving ground floor for commercial use and the stairs will be from the back side i.e. the entrance for my residence will be East facing . Suggest me which direction vastu shastra shall I follow.
Keep all the rooms as per Vastu on the first floor. Consult a vastu expert if you have doubts.
Sir, I have purchase the plot 21 x 50 =1050 sq.ft, to west facing , this plot is west front 26 feet; back East 21 feet, it’s lion mouth(शेर का मुँह ), so please given solution for this problem & sir please provide design & Images for homeplan neksha as per vastu to advice for best possible outcomes in future. The plot is west facing.
Hire an architect cum vastu expert.
I will buy a house with cut in north east corner and southwest corner. House with no door and Windows in north and east part just glass for light but can’t open. I know it’s very bad but i will extend the house in those 2 corners. The road is on the west side, and gate towards 7, 8 and 9 pada. The only side to park car is in northwest.
House facing west but main door is in the right part of southeast . Is it correct?
I would be able to change the main door because there is an other in the 1rst pada on the northwest ? Can you help me please.
I dont understand your plan.
Planning to buy a home with main entrance in SW but we mostly use NW where we have garage and entrance to the home. The entrance we mostly use to be considered or the main entrance rules are still the same?
The entrance you use most is considered as the main door.
We have our main gate at South-West direction facing west of the plot but our Main door is at Southern direction of our house. So should we shift our Main-door to East side of our house or should we keep it in South direction as it is of now.
If you can shift the main door to the East, go ahead and do that.
Below is the Plan of my Flat with West Facing Entrance in 8 and 9 Pada. Could you please suggest if what changes i need to look at.
Kitchen is in West attached to pooja Room
Pooja SW Next to Main Door
Master Bed Room NW Corner
Second Bed Room in NE Corner
Third Bed Room in East.
There is no need to make any changes
My house is West facing and entrance is in the 6th pada. The bedrooms are located as follows:
Main bedroom – NW upstairs
Kids room 1 – Almost NE
Kids room 2 – Almost SE
Kids room 3 – N
Mothers room – NE
What must I do to illuminate bad omen if any of these rooms are positioned incorrectly.
It all seems to be okay according to me
Thanks For these amazing & useful Vastu Guideless for West facing house. It really is very helpful to architects.
Thank you for the appreciation.
Hi my flat is Southwest facing and entrance s at northeast…. Is it good or bad am not getting bcz I wanna to buy this flat…. Pls suggest me.
Your main entrance direction is the most important In this case it is NE and that is good according to Vastu
Hi i m moving to a rental flat and itz main entrance facing is West facing
Kitchen in SE
Please tell me is it good entrance or not
You read this post and decide.
My apartment entrance main gate is south facing and my flat is west facing & 1st pada. There is a east facing main door flat straight in front of our flat main door. Please advise me solution on it.
This is how it is in most apartment blocks. There is nothing t be done.keep your door closed except when in use.
West villa plan and design as per vastu
Dear sir,Iam having plot size 30×60(200sp.y) West facing.I want 3 bhk villa,car parking and front garden+back side some space+balcony+pooja room+small indoor garden+terrace garden,kindly suggest me some good design.
Its best you hire an architect.
My home is west facing.i have following ur most rules…My external stair on Southwest anticlockwise.some space issues so I have built internal on North side because may small plot.my kitchen in SE and Master bed is on second floor west side.my plot southwest side. pls confirm above-mentioned is ok or not
It is okay according to me.
I have read all ur comments unit web…U everyone told that use om swastik both on door but pls tell me in which material… Metal or plastic
The material doesnt matter. It is the symbol that matters
Hii, This is side from Zac here ..Well to bring you my some of important work looking for 15 to 20 Lakh As per as Vastu Shasta North/West Facing 30×40 Modern home Design
Hi I am planning to buy a flat having entrance door in west direction (3-5 pada)
Kitchen & dining in North-west corner
Living area South-west
Master bedroom south-east corner with attached bathroom in south-east corner of room
2nd bedroom in north-east corner
And having 2 balcony in north direction and 2 in south direction.
Kindly advise master bedroom with bathroom is correct as per Vastu?
Kindly advise balcony are correct in both direction ?
I’m planning to buy an apt which has west facing entrance in 9th pada (in fact south West corner of the house). Can you please suggest some remedies. The house has perfect ventilation, kitchen at south East, but north west master bedroom.
Sir my plot having extension in the South West direction and also west facing main door.
My plot shape is like this ulta L shape same as ˥ ╗…
We starting construction today foundation hole completed and from tomorrow builder start soling…
What can we do..
I’m planning buy a plot which is facing west.
It’s good or baf
I’m planning to build 2 floors,
3 single bedrooms (Hall,Kitchen,Toilet,Bedroom) to each floor,
Planing for all north main doors,
Breath 36 feet (west n east) and Length 52 feet (north n south)
road is on west side.
Please do suggest a plan according to Vastu.
My house is in west direction and main gate is in south west direction and change is not possible than what’s the solution
I am buying a 2bhk flat 1st floor Main door -west facing
Bedroons -North east and south east corner
Kitchen -North west
Suggestions for buying also for master bedroom options. Roshan
I want a suggestion ….bcz our land is totally west facing & east is totally open & there hv a small pond
……so which plan wl suit 4 us
I am planning to purchase west facing house.
Mbr is sw
Kitchen is not exactly rectangle or square. Looks trephizoid. Is it good
Purchased west facing home.
Entrance west facing in the 4th and 5th pada. Renovating home and planning to have:
guest room in north east
Study/office in north west
Kitchen- south East
Dining in west /southwest
Upstairs master in north east- bed to be facing south
Kids bedrooms upstairs south east and south west.
Any thoughts or things we should be reconsidering? I see a lot of advice about the master bedroom being in other directions for west facing homes, but wasn’t sure what the rule is when we have master upstairs.
Would really appreciate advice.
I have a west facing plot, i want kitchen in west facing direction or lady can watch door clearly, can i build kitchen in Mitra mandal of vastu purush position. Please suggest the position of kitchen in this scenario.
Thanks & Regards,
Hi, could you please advise if it’s OK,
Am building a duplex facing west,
1st duplex follows as
Kitchen east, toilet SE, kid room south, couple room SW, living Room NW
2nd duplex follows as such
Kitchen NE, toilet SE, bedroom north, MRoom NW, living SW.
Could you please analyze as per vastu if house plan is ok
Hi i am having a west facing house.
Kitchen is at South East.
Master Bedroom is at South.
Puja Room in North East
Toilet is at North ( Septik Tank is under the Toilet-North)
Drawing Room is at North west.
Staircase is at South west.
Is everything ok as per Vastu. Please suggest.
Thank you for your post. As an Architect, your post really helped me to design an ideal house for my client who’s plot is facing west. Its always good to see scientific facts on Vastu sasthra.
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Thank you for the appreciation. Coming from a fellow architect, it means a lot.
295 to 300 digree faccing house main entrance in 270 digree any suggestions please
Hi, My house is facing southwest. I need few suggestion/tips from you. I’m planning to build a house.please advice me which entry front door I place.. And which room is best for the kitchen, bathroom and living room…
3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th are best suited for locating the main door of the home.
The entrance of a West facing house can also be located in padas 1 and 2, the yellow coloured ones (only if the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th padas) cannot be used. This position is neither good nor bad.
in this idea i am not Clear with the direction? is that mean standing in side of the house looking to the main door or looking out side by the entrance door is the direction you said.
Now, if the main entrance of the apartment is west-facing and the particular flat has south/SW facing gate, then what will happen? I mean is that good or bad?
My brother bought a west facing flat having north west corner entrance .south west and north east bed rooms .kitchen at southeast . dining in between north east bed room and kitchen having balcony at east side. having wash area beside kitchen at south and two toilets one in between north east bed room and dining .another attached to south west bed room i;e inbetween hall and bed room
kindly suggest the place for puja room which is not provided by builder
What is your opinion on a cul-d-sac House lot with the main door predominantly facing west. The lot is very wide in the back with a Rocky water creek flowing north to East and trees on the back side. Master bedroom on the north, guest bedrooms on the southeast and west. Kitchen in the middle. Lot of empty land on north and east sides.
Thanks so much.
sir,we are constructing west face commercial building with size of width&length 40 ft*72 ft.
We have located “lift at Niruthi corner,staircase opposite to lift”.(9ft width,20 ft length).
We also planned to construct a house on the 4th floor.
My doubt is where to keep “Master bedroom” in this plot?