Why a West-Facing Home is an Excellent Choice according to Vastu Shastra

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Regardlessof whether they are auspicious or not, most people consider Vastu Shastra ruleswhen constructing a home or purchasing a new property. It’s a common myth thatwest-facing homes are not as auspicious as north and east-facing homes. Thefirst and second choices for homes are north and east-facing doors with Westbeing the third-choice.

However, according to Vastu Shastra, all homesare considered equally auspicious, and there is no such thing that west-facinghomes are not as good as north or east-facing homes.

Awest-facing home can be as equally prosperous as other homes, provided youfollow certain Vastu Shastra principles. Here, in this post, we take a look atthe advantages of choosing a west-facing unit and the Vastu guidelines tofollow for west-facing homes.

What is a West-Facing home?

A homewhere the main door faces west is considered a west-facing home. Whilewest-facing homes have received a bad image of late, it wasn’t always so.

What does Vastu Shastra say about West-FacingHomes?

Accordingto the actual principles of the ancient science of Vastu Shastra – all homes beit north, east, west or south-facing are all considered equally auspicious,provided you follow the right design principles based on Vastu Shastra.

Thedirection of the house doesn’t matter according to Vaastu Shastra. It alldepends on the location of the main entrance or the door of the house.

Whatis the west-direction suitable for?

West facing house depends on the orientation ofthe rooms that one should be aware of before moving in. Some suitableorientations for you are as below that west-direction is suitable for:

  • bedroom
  • store-room
  • living room
  • pooja room (attend all the prayers facingtowards east)
  • dining room
  • study room
  • family room
  • home office room
  • waiting room
  • drinking water-can space
  • library
  • meeting hall
  • overhead tanks
  • staircase

The Benefits of Living in West-Facing Homes

Accordingto Japanese home design philosophies, homes that have west-facing doors have asense of youth and exuberance. It is believed that west-facing doors let inenergy into the home. This is why in Japan – all traditional Geisha homes havethe main doors facing the west.

It isbelieved that people who live in west-facing homes are likely to be prosperousand have plenty of friends. They won’t have any enemies and will be loved byall at their workplace, in personal relationships, and social situations.

West-facinghomes are ideal for people who are in the following professions – politicians,teachers, religious leaders, and business people.

Tips for Vaastu design for West Facing Homes

Asmentioned above, it’s the entrance of the house that matters more. According toVastu Shastra, in a west-facing home, the main door or the entrance of thehouse can be located in any of the four padas – 3rd, 4th,5th or 6th.

Here’s asimple explanation of what are padas. Imagine the west side of your home as astraight line running from North West to South West. Divide it into nine equalparts. The first segment in the north-west is the 1st pada, andthe last segment in the South West is the 9th pada.

The maindoor or entrance of the house should be positioned in any one of the followingpadas (or segments) to reap the benefits of Vastu Shastra – 3, 4, 5 or 6.

  • Padas(or segments) 3,4,5, or 6 are the best-suited locations to place the entranceor the main door of a west-facing home.
  • Ifyou cannot position the entrance in the above padas, then you can place it inpadas 1 or 2. While this may not give as good Vastu vibes as placing the doorin the padas 3,4,5 or 6, it won’t give you negative vibes as well.
  • However,remember that the padas 7,8,9 are not considered auspicious according to VastuShastra and avoid placing the main door of your west-facing home in thesesegments at all costs.

These arethe Vastu rules for the main door of West-facing homes. Apart from these, otherVastu design principles help you get the best positive vibes from a west-facinghome.

Accordingto Vastu Shastra, there are different design principles for different homesbased on their orientation. Let’s take a look at some of the do’s and don’ts ofVastu for West-facing homes.

Avoid these Designs for West-Facing Homesaccording to Vastu Shastra

  • Asmentioned above, avoid positioning the entrance/main door in the 7th,8th, or 9th pada of the home.
  • Avoidpurchasing a plot that is elevated higher in the north than the south.
  • Inwest-facing homes, the kitchen should never be positioned in the south-west ofthe house.
  • Similarly,never place the water motors, pumps, or bore wells in the south-west of thehome.
  • It’shighly recommended that you avoid purchasing a west-facing home that hasextensions in the southwest.

Vastu Design Rules to Follow for West-FacingHomes according to Vastu Shastra

  • Asmentioned above, it’s highly recommended that you locate the main door or theentrance in the 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th padaon the west side for west-facing houses.
  • Makethe walls in the south and west higher and thicker than the walls in the northand east.
  • Placethe kitchen in the southeast of the home. If the southeast is not possible, youcan place it in the North West.
  • Theideal location of the master bedroom is south west. If your home has more thanone floor, then always place the master bedroom on the highest floor.
  • Thebest locations for kids rooms are north-west, west or south.
  • Theguest bedroom can be placed in the north-west.
  • Awest-facing home that slopes gently from the south to north is consideredhighly auspicious.

Wrapping Up

Choosing the house as per Vastu Shastra not onlydepends on the direction or facing of the house. It is equally important toknow that a house may suit you or not depending upon the purpose of buying theproperty and business or profession of the buyer.

It’s time to put that myth to rest ofconsidering the fact that west-facing homes are inauspicious. Such houses arebest for the peopole who are involved in the trading businesses.

So, make use of the above guidelines to pick thebest west-facing homes from homes that aren’t designed according to VastuShastra.

Finally, even if you don’t believe in theprinciples of Vastu Shastra, west-facing homes are an excellent choice as youcan enjoy the warm rays of the setting sun.

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