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Comprehensive

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Vol. II

Dr. Manoj Kumar

M.A. (History & Public Administration), Ph.D. Astrologer (K.P., Parashari & Jaimini) Numerologist, (Pythagorean, Vedic & Chinese) Vaastu-Fengshui Expert & Past Life Regression Therapist

Alpha Publications Nai Sarak, Delhi-6

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First Edition 2013 Price :

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Preface

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Ever since the dawn of civilization, language has played a vital role in the making of the society and its breeds. It evolved many means of improvisation in the standard of life and the way thereof. When the primary appetites of man namely -physical, sexual and sensual have been fulfilled, the next instinct namely psychological or mental, which led to the philosophy of thinking of ideology was born. Then emerged the symbol and thereafter the sound, leading to expression, language and literature. People in different parts of the world have recognised the influence of the improvement on the mental and physical health of human beings. Once this factor gained recognition, efforts were made to create proper environment for people to enable them to lead healthy and happy lives. Various sages and saints in India always wanted to ensure this happiness and prosperity to mankind. They showed serious concern about the happiness and welfare of everyone, with a view to ensure that people live in peace, harmony, prosperity, comfort and happiness. They evolved various codes and systems which led to the comforts of life and these are contained in ancient scriptures like Vedas, Upanishads etc. Vaastu shastra is not a religion but a science. The philosophy and concept of Vaastu shastra has more to do with complex mathematical calculations alongwith the energy lines of the earth. This science does not encourage blind faith. Instead effective creation of energy and positive vibration, flow of balance and harmony are required to make Vaastu work in one's life. Before discussing more about Vaastu shastra, one has to be aware of Nature and its five elements namely : Sky, Air, Fire,

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Earth and Water. The science of Vaastu is effected with positive power of three elements: The Earth, The water, The Fire. Sun is the source of immense Energy and heat generation. Due to the great distance of Earth from the Sun, the Earth receives only a fraction of the heat generated by Sun and the same is sufficient for the existence of living organisms on the Earth, while this concept gave birth to the science of Vaastu in India, the same concept led to the birth of Feng Shui in China. Vaastu has gained a great importance because it is result oriented and experience based science. It changes our cosmic path leading to success, stability and sense. It deals with natural forces and changes one's relationship with them. It builds a beautiful bridge between inner spaces and outer spaces. It transforms voids into spaces which are wombs of creation, care and comfort. It defines one's path effortlessly and subtracts natural hindrance and blockage. It creates a positive relationship between microcosm i.e. individual and macrocosm i.e. outer world. Little rectification in personal holistic alignment on the cosmic reference changes the goal, destiny and end. Since it is holistic in nature, it affects at three levels of individual viz. Physical, Psychological and Spiritual which are the basic dimensions of human existence. Vaastu shastra is a science of higher dimension. The concepts therein are based on practical observations, research and development spanning over hundreds of years & are not derivatives of any speculative teleology. Vaastu shastra effectively manipulates the web of cosmic energy for the betterment of mankind. Its well defined rules and regulations ensure the houses, abodes, dwellings, buildings and structures in general are in harmony with the surrounding environment and the entire universe. The dwelling subscribing to Vaastu shastra are always governed by the philosophy of environment friendly simple dwellings with simple shapes. While modern architecture specialises in bodily comforts of a dweller and functional effectiveness of a structure, Vaastu aims at ensuring the health, happiness,

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prosperity and well being of the human being occupying the dwelling and endows him with a sustained peace and tranquility of mind. Human life is full of events, both good and bad. However, if the mind functions with equanimity between intellect and nature, then the eternal peace and happiness experienced by the person will not let such good and bad happenings disturb his equilibrium. The whole book has been divided into Eighteen Chapters each dealing with one specific area of house or building with minute details. I have tried my best to discuss each and every detail of the Residential Vaastu in these two volumes. Hope the readers will benefit a lot from these books. However one thing I must make it clear to the readers that these two volumes are solely dedicated to the Residential Vaastu and it does not include the specific phenomena meant to be taken into account for the Commercial Vaastu. For Commercial Vaastu, another book named Comprehensive Commercial Vaastu will be in the market soon. I hope you will benefit a lot from these books and help yourselves in bringing about peace, happiness and prosperity for yourself and the society and thus contribute significantly in ameliorating the lot of the country as a whole. Dr. Manoj Kumar

04.04.2013 Dr. Manoj Kumar

16/420, DDA Flat Madangir, New Delhi-110062 Mob.: 09868752407, 09958863347 Website: www.astrogurus.in E-mail : info@astrogurus.in astro.dr.mkumar@gmail.com

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About the Author

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Dr. Manoj Kumar is a Post Graduate in two subjects (History & Public Administration) and Ph.D. After the completion of his academic career, he devoted his time and energy to the study & research of Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Vaastu-Fengshui, Past life Regression & other occult sciences as well as in deep Sadhana. He completed his Jyotish Alankar (Silver Medalist) and then Jyotish Acharya from Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan under the guidance of Shri K.N. Rao, the world’s most renowned Astrologer. Thereafter, he joined the research group of Shri K.N. Rao and commendably completed his research on several topics with excellent results. After excelling himself in Vedic Astrology, he plunged himself into the mystery of K.P. Astrology under the guidance of renowned K.P. Astrologers and scholars to refine his techniques of predictions as K.P. Astrology gives very accurate results with the exact timing of events. He did not stop here but continued his mission of studying & knowing other branches of occult sciences. He studied Numerology prevalent in different parts of the wrold taking into account different parameters e.g. Pythagorean, Chinese, Chaldean, Sepharial, Kabala, Cheiro etc. He is doing research for several years on this wonderful science of numbers. He also studied Palmistry, Vaastu-Fengshui and Past life Regression and now teaching all these subjects, authoring books and providing professional consultancy. He has given innumerable correct predictions and guided his clients to combat adverse periods with ease.

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He is the Principal Editor of two prestigious Astrological Magazines namely Future Samachar and AIFAS Research Journal of Astrology. He is also the Additional Controller of Examination of the world renown Astrological Society called All India Federation of Astrologers Societies (AIFAS) where he is imparting his services to spread these ancient sciences across the globe in true spirit. He is a staunch Sadhak also and has devoted himself fully to the ‘Satvik Tantra Sadhana’ with the aim to serve the humanity and work for the welfare of the world and ameliorate the lot of the society. Through Tantra, he has endowed benefits to the ailing and suffering people.

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Contents

1. Model Floor Plans l Model Floor Plans for North Direction 1 l Model Floor Plans for East Direction 8 l Model Floor Plans for West Direction 16 23 38

3. Water Resources & Septic Tank l Water Resources l Well and Tube-Well l Septic Tank

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2. Doors, Windows & Staircase l Doors & Windows l Staircase

4. Bathroom l Bathroom 55 l Tips for Bathroom 59 5. Children's Room and Study Room l Children's Room l Study Room

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6. Bed Room l Bed Room l Couple's Bed Room

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7. Drawing Room /Living Room & Guest Room l Drawing Room l Guest Room

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8. Dining Room

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9. Kitchen and Patio / Verandah l Kitchen 129 l Patio/ Verandah 139 10. Garage, Basement and Locker Room l Garage 141

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Basement 144 Locker Room 146

11. Garden and Environment l Garden 153 l Environment Vaastu 164 177 180

13. Pooja Room l Pooja Room

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14. Multistorey Buildings l Basic Vaastu Rules l Tips for Flat/Apartment l Street Focus and Passage Hitting l Internal Factors l Tips for Flat l Evaluation of Flat/Apartment

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12. Store Room / Granary Room & Servant Room l Store Room/Granary Room l Servant Room

15. Spiritual Vaastu l Temples 239 l Dharmshalas 242 l Pooja Room 248 16. Remedies for Vaastu Faults l Worship of Lord Ganesh 252 l Worshipping the Navagrahas 255 l Worship of Vaastu Deities 264 l Worshipping the Yantras 268 l Rudraksha 284 l Auspicious Materials 290 l Cure Vaastu Defects without Demolition 297 17. Colour Scheme l Colours for Home

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18. Evaluation 311 Some Useful Vaastu Tips 323

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Chapter - 1

Model Floor Plans MODEL FLOOR PLANS FOR NORTH DIRECTION

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North Direction Model Plan - I

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North Direction Model Plan - II

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North Direction Model Plan - III

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North Direction Model Plan - IV

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North Direction Model Plan - V

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North Direction Model Plan - VI

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North Direction Model Plan - VII

Make your surroundings a better place to live in.

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MODEL FLOOR PLAN FOR EAST DIRECTION

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East Direction Model Plan - I

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East Direction Model Plan - III

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East Direction Model Plan - V

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East Direction Model Plan - VII

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East Direction Model Plan - VIII

Make your surroundings a better place to live in.

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MODEL FLOOR PLANS FOR WEST DIRECTION

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West Direction Model Plan - I

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West Direction Model Plan - III

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West Direction Model Plan - V

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West Direction Model Plan - VII

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Chapter - 2

Doors, Windows & Staircase

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Entrance of a house explains every thing because this is the gateway from which energies constantly goes in and out. This important gate should be maintained with utmost care while direction should be appropriate to reap rich benefits. Specific directions decide fate of occupants and if unfortunately placed in wrong direction then remedies should be followed by traditional rituals prescribed.

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Main Entrance Door The main door is the passage which creates life in a home. One should pay great attention to the main door and the main windows as per the Vaastu. There are various aspects like the placement of the main door, the placement of the main windows, the direction of the main door and so on. A person enters the home through the main door and hence the main door should produce positive energy each time a person walks in. This positive energy from the main door is correlated to the entire portion of the home. An entrance door should be positioned in a way where it can activate the most beneficial energy.

Following are some tips which can help you position your main entrance door as per the norms of Vaastu.:One can place the main door on a fixed auspicious day after performing a Vaastu Puja. The location of the main door plays an important role as you need to figure out on which place can be apt to place the main door. You can do this

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by standing in front of your home and imaginarily dividing your home into two parts where the door can be placed towards the centre. It can be either in the left or the right half based on the direction of the door.

Position of Main Door According to Vaastu Chakra The main entrance should be located in the auspicious grid position. The site of building is divided in a 9�x9� grid called the Paramshayika Mandala. Placement of main door is determined by the presence of different deities having loardship of different parts of the site. The correct placement of main entrance in different direction have been shown in figure.

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Impact of Main door -: 1. Loss due to fire. 2. Female growth 3. Prosperity, wealth gain, glory. 4. Govt. favour, victory 5. Lack of Mental Peace. 6. Adverse effect on female, false accusation. 7. Fear from enemy, cruelty. 8. Loss due to theft. 9. Loss due to fire, Adverse effect on male child. 10. Agony caused by friend and family member. 11. Good result. 12. Prosperity, monitory game , birth of son. 13. Death, Debt 14. Loss of prestige. 15. Financial Loss. 16. Obstacle, Damage to male child. 17. Expenses more than income, Litigation. 18. Deafness 19. Financial Loss, monitory trouble. 20. Growth and development. 21. Peace, good health and comfort. 22. Govt. harassment, litigation, loss to father. 23. Financial loss, Poverty

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24. Accident and disease. 25. Death, Disease and accident. 26. Death, Enmity 27. Happiness, prosperity and comforts. 28. Financial gain, female growth. 29. Gain of health and prosperity. 30. Opposition from family members. 31. Defects in female, Discomfortable to women. 32. Failure, success.

Guidelines for the main door • The main door should never be made on the extended or reduced part of the plot.

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• It should always be kept neat, clean and attractive. • It should have two planks. If all the doors of the house cannot be of two planks then atleast the main door, and the doors of the master bedroom and the pooja room should be of two planks. • The planks of the door should open inwards. If the main door opens towards outside then there will be endless troubles. The children will become obstinate and there will be no peace in the house. • Auspicious signs like swastika, bells, conch, cowries, and pictures of goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati and Ganeshji should be decorated on the main door. • The door should not be touching the wall. There should be a distance of 4” to 1’ between the wall and the frame of the door. • The door should be atleast one foot higher than an average man’s height. The normal principle is that the height of the door should be twice the breadth, but care should be taken that the breadth is atleast three and half to four feet.

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Boundary is necessary It is absolutely necessary to make a boundary around a residential or a professional establishment. The boundary not only protects the residents but also protects them from Vaastudosha. Southern and Western part of the boundary should be thicker than the Northern and Eastern part. Apart from this for keeping the boundary in harmony with the main door the following rules should be kept in mind. 1. For an East facing house, it is auspicious to have a door or gate in the boundary wall in front of the main door. To make it more effective, another door can be made in the Eastern Ishan part of the boundary which is located in front of the open space left in the North of the house. 2. For a South facing house, the main door should be made in the Southern Agneya in front of the open space left towards the East. Even if a door is already made in front of the main entrance of the house, a second door in the Southern Agneya is essential. 3. If a house is made in the centre of the plot and in the centre of the boundary, then the main door can be in any direction and it will not produce Vaastu dosha. In such a case it is not necessary to have a second door in the boundary in the better section of the plot. 4. For a West facing house, if there is a door in the boundary in front of the main door of the house, then a second door should be made in the boundary in the Western Vayavya in front of the open space left towards the North of the house. Without this, the first door will remain inauspicious. 5. For a North facing house, if there is a door in the boundary in front of the main door, then a second door should be made in the boundary in the Northern Ishan. Without this the first door will give not be effective. 6. The door made in the better portion of the boundary must be used. It will good results. 7. For a North facing or East facing house the boundary can be of the same height as the main door or can be even lower.

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8. If the boundary gets damaged in Southern or Western Nairritya or in Eastern Agneya or in Northern Vayavya, then it should be repaired immediately to prevent inauspicious Vaastu results. 9. Only one door in the boundary is troublesome. 10. If the boundary door is higher and thicker in the South and West then it confers good health and wealth. 11. If the door in Nairritya of the boundary is high, then it confers wealth, honour and happiness. 12. There should be some distance between the house and the boundary wall. 13. Within the boundary, more open space should be left towards North and East as compared to the space left in South and West. If the plot is excessively large then Goddess Laxmi does not reside in it, this causes financial constraints. Normally the open area should not be more than four times than that of the covered area. In an average house the covered area is between 1500 to 2000 sq. ft. Accordingly the open area should not be more than 8000 to 10000 sq ft. After becoming successful financially, the people who make houses in very huge plots leaving more than four times the covered area as open space, have to face the day when their success story becomes a glory of the past. In many huge plots, very huge gardens are made apart from the house. This becomes inauspicious. If a garden has to be made then a wall should be constructed between the house and the garden and a door should be made in that wall. A garden should be made in the plot only when the shape of the plot is normal. If a huge garden is to be made then it should be separate from the house. The entry door into the garden can be from outside. If the garden and house need to be connected then the door should be kept in North or East. This is possible only if the garden is in the North or East. If the garden is towards South or West then its door should be from outside. Garden in a plot is not inauspicious unless it is disproportionately large. Normally in towns and cities the gardens are small and they are not inauspicious.

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Door position according to the directions North: The door should be in the left half when facing the house. Avoid placing the door in the right half (North-West). Placing the door in this direction will allow ample amount of sunlight throughout the day. The door should be placed in the centre of the wall and the windows should be kept in the Northeast. Avoid placing the door near the corner of the walls.

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West: The door can be placed in the left half, facing the house. Avoid positioning the door in the right half of the house as more windows are supposed to be positioned here for a constant sunlight throughout the day. Avoid the opening in the South, West direction. If you have a door in the West ensure that you have a parallel door in the East which can allow maximum useful Ultraviolet rays.

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South: A door positioned in the South should n’t be placed in the centre of the building and should be placed in the right half of the home. Avoid placing the main door in the Southwest SW) direction as this might harm you with the hot infrared rays.

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Do not have a main door directly facing the opposite home: Always remember that you do not place your main door to the opposite home as it will be quite uncomfortable when both the doors are open which can ultimately result in a peek of both the homes.

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Do not have the main door facing an abandoned and deserted building: Avoid placing your main door towards a deserted and a rundown building as this can create negative vibes and you will have a scary and cold sight every time you open the door.

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Do not have an underground tank, septic tank under the Main Entrance Door: This is because if the tank has to be opened and cleaned, it will be very inconvenient if it has to be done right in front of the main door.

Do not have the Main Entrance Door in the corners of the home: It is advisable that you do not have the main entrance door in the corners of the home as this can result in a difficulty while placing furniture at home. Corners in a home should be left vacant for movement.

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Do not have a wall in front of the entrance door: Do not have a wall directly in front of the entrance door and instead have a door which opens in the next room. Doing this will allow the fresh air inside the home making it well ventilated. Have an entrance and an exit door: The Vaastu principles suggest that there should be two doors; one for entry and another one for exit. The exit door should be smaller than the entrance door. This will let the fresh air enter in the home. Points to be remembered:

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• The main door should be opened inside and should be clockwise. • Do not have self-closing doors.

• The main door should have a threshold. • Do not have creaking doors.

Decorative entry door by placing lush plants with an appealing designed door! Having an alluring entry door is one of the best ways to present your home, as it makes a design statement and sets the mood for your guests. Apart from being sturdy, an entry door should be well built and designed in a welcoming manner. It should keep your home safe and open and close smoothly. One can choose an entry door depending on their taste. An alluring entrance and a decorated door are one of the most important elements of creating a warm and presentable home.

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Tips to have a decorative door: • You can decorate your front entrance by adding green plants and flowers to your home exteriors and setting the positive mood at the entrance. • Apart from just plants you can also add small garden decorations and welcoming benches along with chairs or small tables.

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• Entrance of house is best in North and East sides. • Entrance gate should be heavier, stronger and bigger than other doors of house. • Keep the entrance clutter free and tidy to make the surrounding positive. • Entrance should never be dark and ensure that this place is well lit throughout. • Avoid keeping garbage or dustbin near the entrance. • Main gate should not make any creaky noise. • Main gate should never face intersecting roads. • There should not be any obstruction in the entrance gate with things like poles, tree, wires and vehicles. • Main door should always open inwards. • Entrance of house should not face temple. • Embellish main door with Om, Swastik, and flowers. • Avoid any under-water or septic tanks under the main entrance.

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• Lift of building should not face entrance. • No wall should obstruct in front of main gate. • Avoid self-closing door. • Best material for main gate is Teak.

Tips for Doors and Windows The doors and windows are essential furnishing articles of the house. These are used for insulation purposes. They provide comfort in working at the house. The following are important points that one should consider before designing the doors and windows.

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• Maximum number of doors and windows should open in the North and East as compared to the South and West.

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• The doors and windows should be in even numbers like 2, 4, 6, 8 etc. but not 10 and multiple of 8. • The main door of house should be taller than other doors. It should be of two shutters. • There should not be any obstruction in front of main door like big trees; pole etc. There should not be any temple opposite to the house too. • The doors should not be placed in centre of the wall. It should be far from the centre. It should not be in extreme corner. • For doors and windows one type of wood should be used. Teak wood is the best option for doors and windows. • The doors and windows should be rectangular. The doors having irregular or square shapes are not auspicious. • The doors should not close automatically; it may affect the health of children. • The doors should not be over size or under sized. Its size should be of ratio 2:1 in regard to height and width. • If the door is making noise while moving, it should be repaired otherwise it can cause quarrel.

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• There should not be cracked door in a house. It should be replaced as soon as possible. • The entrance door should be well decorated with pictures and decorative pieces. • The main entrance door of two houses opposite to each other should not be opened towards each other. • If there is more than one floor in a building, one door over another door should be avoided. Note: Any picture of God should not be hanged at outer side of the door. Points

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Doors and windows are essential furnishing articles of the house and make living a pleasurable experience. Doors and windows not only act as a passage through which air enters the house, but also as a gateway for energies. A window in the wrong direction would let in negative energies in the house. However, a window in the right direction would allow positive energies and increase the prosperity and affluence of the people staying inside. While, today, people are mostly concerned about the designing done on the doors and windows, it’s the direction and placement which should be a matter of botheration. The direction of the doors and the windows is an important consideration to make. Ideally, a house with maximum number of doors and windows opening in North and East sides, rather than South and West of the building is considered auspicious.

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• The main door of the house should be bigger in size as compared to the other doors in the house. Also, it should be more beautiful than others. • Preferably, doors of all the rooms should be of the same size. However, if you want one of them to be bigger, then doors in South and West side should be the one. Make sure not to make the North and the East side doors bigger than the rest. • A house should have even numbers of doors and windows.

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• Take care of the cross ventilation at the time of fixing the doors and windows. A good way to ensure this would be to fix doors and windows opposite to each other, so as to have better light and air. • Make sure that the doors are not in the centre of the wall. Instead, a door should always be off-centreed. • For an East facing house, the main door or entrance should be towards the East, so that the main door falls in the Northern half of that side. Such a door yields good results and is considered very auspicious. • A West facing house should have the main door in the West, so that the main door falls in the Northern half of that side. • If the house is North facing, the entrance should be fixed towards North, so that it falls in the Eastern half of that side. • When a house is South facing, the entrance should be fixed towards North, so that the door falls in the Eastern half of that side. • If you have two houses in the same floor, opposite to each other, make sure that their main door does not

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open exactly towards each other. • As for the material used for the door and windows, try to have one type of wood for all. Teak serves as the best option for doors and windows. • Irregular shaped doors and windows are a strict no-no, as they are deemed inauspicious. Ideally, the door size should be in ratio of 2:1 in respect to height and width, its normal size being 7’ X 3’. • For the windows, though the sizes of width may differ, they should have symmetry in height.

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• Ensure that there is no obstruction in front of main door such as rails, staircase, big trees, and so on. Temple, lamppost or any other obstruction is also not feasible.

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• Making doors at the beginning and the end of the staircase is a good sign. • A doorway in the East is extremely auspicious. However, one can also have doorways in the Northern and Western side. A doorway in the South side is not permissible.

STAIRCASE

Stairs of house or building must conform some norms as per Vaastu because oddly made stairs can lead various mishappenings in house related to disease, odd things and losing mental peace. There are some rules laid down in Vaastu-Shastra as to how stair case should be constructed: • Ideally stairs should be constructed in South, West or South-west corners to gain good wealth and for inmates health. However, stairs in other corners lead to loss of wealth. • Stairs should be constructed clockwise and anticlockwise stairs should be avoided. • Number of stairs should not be even numbers or zero at unit place such as 10, 20, 30; stairs are good in odd numbers for instance 3, 9, 11, 13 etc.

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• Avoid stairs in Brahmasthan- Centre of the house which is inauspicious. Main stair should never originate from strong room, kitchen and pooja room. • Circular stairs should also be avoided. • Stairs arising from South, West or South-west are auspicious and beneficial in terms of financial gain. • The starting stair should not be round. • Unruly and bad conditioned stairs create mental instability and stress among inmates. Thus stairs should be kept in good condition through repair.

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• Room having staircase in South-west direction is not good for occupants and lead to problems like hypertension, anaemia and other complicated diseases which are sometimes incurable.

Just like any other corner of the house, Vaastu Shashtra has laid down rules and given recommendations on how to

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construct the staircase as well. Certain basic rules are to be followed while building the stairs in your house. The ideal directions given by Vaastu should be followed to lead a prosperous and safe life. Being a heavy structure, a staircase should never be built in negative zones, as it can lead to a lot of losses. To avoid such troublesome situations, it is rightly advised to follow the correct Vaastu when one plans to build the staircase.

Tips For Staircase

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• Make the staircase in Southern or Western part of the house as these directions are heavy. It should never be built in the Northeast corner of the house, as it leads to loss of wealth and the owner may even have to face bankruptcy. In fact, the staircase in any other corner except the recommended one brings losses.

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• Begin the stairs from the East to West or from the North to South and a turn can be taken to any other side, if there is a dearth of space. • Make the number of stairs odd. It should not end with zero. The number of risers should be such odd numbers that when divided by 3, the remainder is always 2. • Paint staircase in light colours and completely avoid red and black shades. • Repair broken stairs immediately, as it may cause accidents or mental tension, following clashes. • Do not make staircase circular as it may cause ill effects on health. The staircase should not encircle the building because it invites calamites. • Do not build any room, such as kitchen, bathroom or pooja room, under staircase. The area can certainly be used for storage, though. • Do not use common staircase for going upstairs and to the basement as well. • The room with staircase in the Southwest corner of

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the basement is not at all fit for living according to Vaastu. As per observations, people living in such rooms experience undiagnosed diseases, high blood pressure, anaemia and usually remain incurable. • Keeping doors at beginning and end of the staircase is considered auspicious. Care should be taken to ensure that the stairs do not touch the Eastern or Northern walls. • If a linear staircase is designed either inside or outside the house, it should begin from East to West or North to South. Afterwards, it may take any direction.

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• Staircase should be built in a way that the stairs are not directly visible to the guests. It is considered inauspicious.

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SOME DO’S AND DON’TS FOR STAIRCASE DO’S

• Make staircase of the house in Southern or Western part of the house as these directions are heavy. • Build staircase in Southeast in East, Northwest in North, Southwest in West and Southwest in South if the staircase is external. • Arise the stairs from the East to West or from the North to South and a turn can be taken to any other side due to paucity of space. • Make the number of stairs odd. It should not end with zero. The number of risers should be such odd numbers that if divided by 3, the remainder is always 2. • Paint staircase in light colours. Avoid red and black colour. • Repair broken stairs immediately otherwise it may cause accidents or mental tension due to clashes.

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DON’TS • Avoid staircase in Northeast of the house and in centre of the house as it will cause loss of wealth. The staircase in any other corner reduces loss. • Do not make staircase circular as it may cause ill effects on health. • Do not build any room such as kitchen, bathroom and ‘Pooja’ room under staircase. However it can be used for storage.

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• Do not use common staircase for going upstairs and basement.

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