Benefits of a West-Facing Home per Vastu Shastra

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 as 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 say 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.

What is the west direction suitable for?

West facing house depends on the orientation of the rooms which one should be aware of before moving in. Here are some suitable orientations for west direction:
  • Bedroom – A master bedroom on the southwest side is considered very auspicious for the residents. In the case of a multi-storeyed building, the master bedroom should ideally be on the topmost floor.
  • Kid’s room – South and west are perfect directions for kids’ rooms. North-west is also a good positioning, however, the room’s door should be in the north or east direction.
  • Living room – Make sure to place all the furniture in the room in either a west or southwest direction, for the room itself, the east, north, northeast, and northwest directions are good.
  • Pooja room – Deities facing west, and you facing east while praying is the best alignment.
  • Kitchen – Northeast and southwest parts of the home are ideal for the kitchen, although it is advised to place the cooktop in such a manner that the person cooking food always faces east.
  • Staircase – The staircase of a west-facing house should be designed in the south, southwest, or west direction and the rotation should always be clockwise.

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 in social situations.

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

For those seeking real estate investment, considering west-facing properties in the best cities in India can be advantageous. Cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, and Pune boast burgeoning real estate markets, offering a blend of modern infrastructure and cultural heritage. Whether it’s Bangalore’s tech-driven growth, Mumbai’s cosmopolitan allure, or Pune’s expanding industrial landscape, aligning with Vastu and investing in west-facing properties can be a strategic move for long-term real estate success in these dynamic Indian cities.

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 northwest is the 1st pada, and the last segment in the southwest 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

  • 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 southwest. 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 northwest, west, or south.
  • The guest bedroom can be placed in the north-west.
  • A west-facing home that slopes gently from the south to the north is considered highly auspicious.

Wrapping Up

Choosing the house as per Vastu Shastra not only depends on the direction or face of the house. It is equally important to know that a house may suit you or not depending upon the purpose of buying the property and the business or profession of the buyer.

It’s time to put that myth to rest because west-facing homes are inauspicious. Such houses are best for the people who are involved in the trading businesses.

So, 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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