For people who follow Vastu Shastra rules, the direction of the main door of the house is an important consideration. East facing houses are the second most preferred homes (first choice being north facing ones). So while looking for houses, people believe that any East facing home is auspicious. However this is not true. The placement of the entrance dictates whether an East facing house is auspicious or inauspicious according to Vastu Shastra Principles.

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 listed only the Vatsu Guidelines that 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?


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. So, if you face East, then it is an East facing house.



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.



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.

East Facing House Vastu Main Door Placement

Here’s a summary of the Vastu guidelines for location of the main door in East facing houses:
  • The 5th pada (green one) is the most auspicious one to locate a main door for East facing home. It’s the location of Sun (the God of fame) and blesses the residents with a lot of name, fame and respect in the society.
  • The pada’s 3, 4 and 6, 7 are the ones that you can use if pada 5 alone is small. But try to include pada 5 in this arrangement.
  • Padas 1 and 2 are the prohibited ones; however, if you happen to locate the entrance of your home here then there’s nothing to fret about as it won’t bring any harm; but it may not give any benefits at the same time. Also, if you’re planning to use pada 1 for main door, then make sure to leave at least 6 inches (1/2 feet) of space from NE wall; i.e the main door should not touch NE corner.
  • Padas 8 and 9 are the “prohibited” ones and must never be used to locate the entrance of a house and that’s because it’s the place from where illness enters the home. If you happen to  have an entrance from this part of the home then please read the article @ South-East vastu dosh and remedies.


  • Avoid placing the door in the 8th and 9th padas.
  • Avoid toilets in NE corner.
  • Avoid septic tank in NE corner.
  • A staircase in North-East of a house should also be avoided
  • Avoid having a kitchen in NE corner.
  • Avoid big trees in North and East of a house.
  • Avoid having clutter, dirt, dustbins etc. in North and NE; it’s better to avoid it everywhere.
  • There should not be a cut in NE corner; if there’s one then read our article @ North-East vastu dosh & remedies.

vastu for east facing plot


  1. Place the main door in 5th pada.
  2. You can place the entrance in padas 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th if pada 5 alone is small.
  3. Make walls in the North and East slightly shorter and thinner than the walls in the South and West.
  4. Face East (in SE kitchen) and West (in NW kitchen) while cooking.
  5. Pooja room in NE is very auspicious.
  6. A living room in NE is also good.

So now, you must have figured out that an East facing property does not automatically mean that it is auspicious. If you believe in Vastu Shastra, it makes sense to make some tweaks as suggested in this post to help you feel totally reassured. Since we’re dealing with East facing house vastu, here are 3 more MUST READ posts:

  1. North-East vastu doshas (defects) and remedies
  2. South-East vastu doshas and remedies
  3. Vastu remedies for a North-East kitchen

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:

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73 thoughts on “SCIENTIFIC VASTU FOR EAST FACING HOUSE | An Architect Explains

  • March 14, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Hi Sir,

    is it fine to have kitchen in North for east facing house.

    Best Regards,

  • March 14, 2020 at 4:09 am

    Dear Madam/Sir,
    First of all, thank you so much. The article is quite informative. Ours is an individual house on the south east corner plot. House is facing east and main gate is on east side. No exits to south. East Road touches the south road and ends. East Road continues to wards North. South road continues from west to east.

    I have read in the net that South east corner plot is not an auspicious one and bad will happen to females and second generation living in the house. Can you give your opinion on the above. Thank you in advance.

  • March 25, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Hello sir my house constructed in north west plot in the first floor east face house stair case attached to compound wall middle of the wall is it correct to attach compound wall with stars

  • April 18, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    .Thank you for the valuable tips .My house is constructed east facing with entrance in south east one.The plan was drawn by a famous vastu consultant.Now I came to understand the Main door is placed in wrong.Is there any remedy.A varandha is in front of the door

  • June 23, 2020 at 5:15 am

    I have look some property, which has main entrance is west facing (When exiting from my building ), meanwhile, my actual apartment Gate facing is South Facing (means if I exit from my apartment, my face is towards South direction).
    Please suggest, do it well for the newly married couple ?? or Please suggest remedies.

  • June 23, 2020 at 10:19 pm


    I have seen a house in East facing. The master bedroom is in the South.
    South East is Garage, South West is an open area to Alfresco (Like a sit out area).
    West is having Dining Area. Kitchen is in the North West facing North.
    3 bedrooms are in the North to North East.

    Is this house as per Vastu Sastra?

    I am fine to use the North bedrooms as Office Room, Guest Bedroom, One as Pooja Room in the North East Corner. My concern is only on the south side. Its already constructed house.

  • July 6, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Notrth east corner plot, pooja room can be placed in north east corner. But idols will be facing west side.. is that auspicious. or for east facing house (road on east), how to setup pooja room on north east!?

  • July 17, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Hi my house is east facing but the entrance is west facing. The houses we stayed before for rental was a luck of promotions so now we r planning to have the door in the south facing.. is it ok

  • July 21, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    For a east facing plot, which is the best place for underground basement parking? Please guide

  • July 28, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Hello sir
    I am constructing first floor for my east facing house. When we plan for staircase from inside the house as per plan it comes in the north east end of the house. Stair case face towards east and end in west. Is it good or bad

  • August 6, 2020 at 5:22 am

    Sir can i place kitchen in 3rd and 4th pada of east facing house?

  • August 18, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Hey Sir
    My plot face is East – South majourity is East side . Entrance will be on 5th Pada. I want to make a Master bedroom with stairs and kitchen on South East direction and car porch with guest room and POOJA room should be on North East side .and a living room should be middle of the house i.e. North East .
    Can this Map is satisfying the Vastu tips

  • August 21, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Can there be a single flight staircase in the northeast corner, heading from east to west be placed, so as to get the main door of first floor in the northeast quadrant facing east. The staircase connects to the eastern wall in NE quadrant. Kindly let me know

  • August 22, 2020 at 6:54 am

    I have east facing plot. Planning to construct house. I want to know that my kitchen is in south and its west wall is common with bathroom attched with my master bed room.
    Secondly, stairs are in north direction.
    Is it correct as per vastu or required changes?
    Plz guid me.


  • September 14, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Sir,
    Mine is a corner plot with east and south roads. I am planning to build entrance in east and garage in South west, because North West and South east garage is not possible. Please advice if this is good.

  • September 18, 2020 at 12:43 am


    Thanks for writing this article but it seems confusing with the main door placement for the East facing house.

    In this article you have mentioned to put the main door in the 5th pada which in other words is the center of the east wall and in the scientific article you have mentioned not to put the door in the middle.

    Could you please clarify in this?


  • September 25, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    hi, I have stairs in North East, can’t change so what remedies do you suggest

  • September 30, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    We have recently bought the house and front door is facing south east(120 degree of south east or ESE). Is it bad? and how can we correct the vastu dosha’s.


  • November 4, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Sir, we are planning to buy east facing house where septic tank is placed in South east side.Builder told that it is placed in third part of the fourth part(4 equal parts divided north east to south east).is this placement of septic tank right.

  • December 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Hi, I have a plot 55×43 East facing, I need a 3 BHK plan with garage G+2 as per vastu and the actual estimate, your responce is awaited.
    Contact no.- 9437237590
    Email I D [email protected]

  • January 9, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    To which all directions should be entrance for kitchen when its at south east

  • March 31, 2021 at 8:28 am

    is it good to take east facing house with road connective in north east corner? which is called it as road potu?

  • March 31, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    I wanted to make staircase in west for inter use and external in Southwest or north west so I can connect in first floor please let me know sir thankyou

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