Regardless of whether they are auspicious or not, most people consider Vastu Shastra rules when constructing a home or purchasing a new property. It’s a common myth that west-facing homes are not as auspicious as north and east-facing homes. The first and second choices for homes are north and east-facing doors with West being the third-choice.
However, according to Vastu Shastra, all homes are considered equally auspicious, and there is no such thing that west-facing homes are not as good as north or east-facing homes.
A west-facing home can be as equally prosperous as other homes, provided you follow certain Vastu Shastra principles. Here, in this post, we take a look at the advantages of choosing a west-facing unit and the Vastu guidelines to follow for west-facing homes.
What is a West-Facing home?
A home where the main door faces west is considered a west-facing home. While west-facing homes have received a bad image of late, it wasn’t always so.
What does Vastu Shastra tell about West-Facing Homes?
According to the actual principles of the ancient science of Vastu Shastra – all homes be it north, east, west or south-facing are all considered equally auspicious, provided you follow the right design principles based on Vastu Shastra.
The direction of the house doesn’t matter according to Vaastu Shastra. It all depends on the location of the main entrance or the door of the house.
The Benefits of Living in West-Facing Homes
According to Japanese home design philosophies, homes that have west-facing doors have a sense of youth and exuberance. It is believed that west-facing doors let in energy into the home. This is why in Japan – all traditional Geisha homes have the main doors facing the west.
It is believed that people who live in west-facing homes are likely to be prosperous and have plenty of friends. They won’t have any enemies and will be loved by all at their workplace, in personal relationships, and social situations.
West-facing homes are ideal for people who are in the following professions – politicians, teachers, religious leaders, and businesspeople.
Tips for Vaastu design for West Facing Homes
As mentioned above, it’s the entrance of the house that matters more. According to Vastu Shastra, in a west-facing home, the main door or the entrance of the house can be located in any of the four padas – 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th.
Here’s a simple explanation of what are padas. Imagine the west side of your home as a straight line running from North West to South West. Divide it into nine equal parts. The first segment in the north-west is the 1st pada, and the last segment in the South West is the 9th pada.
The main door or entrance of the house should be positioned in any one of the following padas (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 entrance or the main door of a west-facing home.
If you cannot position the entrance in the above padas, then you can place it in padas 1 or 2. While this may not give as good Vastu vibes as placing the door in 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 Vastu Shastra and avoid placing the main door of your west-facing home in these segments at all costs.
These are the Vastu rules for the main door of West-facing homes. Apart from these, other Vastu design principles help you get the best positive vibes from a west-facing home.
According to Vastu Shastra, there are different design principles for different homes based on their orientation. Let’s take a look at some of the do’s and don’ts of Vastu for West-facing homes.
Avoid these Designs for West-Facing Homes according to Vastu Shastra
As mentioned above, avoid positioning the entrance/main door in the 7th, 8th, or 9th pada of the home.
Avoid purchasing a plot that is elevated higher in the north than the south.
In west-facing homes, the kitchen should never be positioned in the south-west of the house.
Similarly, never place the water motors, pumps, or bore wells in the south-west of the home.
It’s highly recommended that you avoid purchasing a west-facing home that has extensions in the southwest.
Vastu Design Rules to Follow for West-Facing Homes according to Vastu Shastra
As mentioned above, it’s highly recommended that you locate the main door or the entrance in the 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th pada on the west side for west-facing houses.
Make the walls in the south and west higher and thicker than the walls in the north and east.
Place the kitchen in the southeast of the home. If the southeast is not possible, you can place it in the North West.
The ideal location of the master bedroom is south west. If your home has more than one floor, then always place the master bedroom on the highest floor.
The best locations for kids rooms are north-west, west or south.
The guest bedroom can be placed in the north-west.
A west-facing home that slopes gently from the south to north is considered highly auspicious.
As you can see, nowhere in Vastu Shastra it is mentioned that west-facing homes are inauspicious. It’s time to put that myth to rest. Make use of the above guidelines to pick the best west-facing homes from homes that aren’t designed according to Vastu Shastra.
Finally, even if you don’t believe in the principles of Vastu Shastra, west-facing homes are an excellent choice as you can enjoy the warm rays of the setting sun.
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