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What Is Vastu Shastra?

Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian science of architecture and design, which emphasizes the principles of spatial arrangement, orientation, and proportion in the construction of buildings. The word “vastu” means “dwelling” or “house” in Sanskrit, while “shastra” refers to a set of rules or principles.

According to Vastu Shastra, the design and layout of a building should be in harmony with the natural environment and the cosmic energies that flow through it. It is believed that by following the principles of Vastu Shastra, one can create a living or working space that is conducive to health, prosperity, and happiness.

Some of the key principles of Vastu Shastra include the orientation of the building with respect to the cardinal directions, the placement of rooms and spaces in the building, the use of colors and materials, and the positioning of furniture and objects within the space. Vastu Shastra also incorporates the principles of astrology and numerology to help determine the most auspicious time and location for construction or renovation projects.

Vastu for Main Door or Entrance
In Vastu Shastra, the main door or entrance of a house or building is considered to be one of the most important factors in determining the overall energy flow and prosperity of the space.
Here are some Vastu tips for the main entrance:
The main entrance should face one of the auspicious direction among all the four directions . These directions are divided into 32 different directions and again these directions are marked by four different degrees in which the second and third degree is the most auspicious.
In east direction the third and fourth degree entrance known as Jyant and Mahendra are auspicious .This Direction attracts money and it is known as guest friendly
In south direction 11th and 12th degree entrance that is the Pushpa and Grahast direction is auspicious. This direction is known for power, confidence ,fame and relaxation.
In the west direction 20 and 21 degree entrance is the most favourable. It gives us birth to male child ,health, prosperity and happiness.
In north direction there are three main degrees 27 ,28 and 29 which are known as Mukhya and Bhalatt. It gives us money opportunity ,health ,prosperity ,fun and recreation.
So finally among all the 32 directions there are 9 main auspicious degrees which gives us prosperity and happiness.


1)Whenever we buy a property, we must check the degree of the main door along with the direction. The gate of the main entrance made at the wrong degree invites diseases, poverty and immorality in our house.
2)It is said in Vastu Shastra that diseases enter through the mouth, and evil spirits, negativity enter through the main door of the house. So it is very important to keep these two things safe.
3)Whenever the main door is made, the height of the door should always be high,
as compared to the rest of the house gates .
4)If the door of the house is partitioned in two parts which opens from the middle, then it is considered very auspicious.
5)The shape of the door should be rectangular.
6)The main door should always be heavy.
If you make the main door of the house according to the degree, then you get its fruitful results accordingly.
7)Whenever you want to know the degree of any door ,you should measure the length of the direction of your floor map and divide it by 9, then you can find the degree and the direction of your house. Accordingly you can get the auspicious results by making your main door at the right degree.
8) We should also take care of those things which create Vastu defects in our main door.
9)There should not be any kind of hole on the main door, because it is a factor of destruction.
10) The main door should not make any kind of jerking noise or sound because it destroys growth and birth of new members in the family.
11) The main door should always be rectangular.
12) Triangular doors give pain to the women of the house.
13)The main door should never open automatically as it indicates frenzyness and dominance.
14) The main door should never close automatically, this is the sign of total destruction.
15) The main door should not be Shaktakar, Supakar, Mrindgakar. Such shaped doors give problems to the house owner.
16) Bow-shaped and circular doors increase the number of female chid.
17)A door tilted inward gives fear of death to the home owner.
18) A door tilted outwards gives trips to the home owner.
19)A misguided door gives fear of theft to the home owner.
20)The threshold of the entrance should be level with the ground and free from any obstructions. This allows positive energy to flow easily into the space.
21)The size of the entrance should be proportionate to the size of the building. It should neither be too small nor too big.
22) The main entrance should be made of high-quality materials that are durable and long-lasting. Avoid using inferior materials or flimsy construction.
23) The color of the main entrance should be bright and inviting. Avoid using dark or dull colors, as they can create a negative atmosphere.
24) The entrance should be well-lit and airy, with plenty of natural light. If natural light is not possible, use artificial lighting that is bright and welcoming.
25) The entrance should be decorated with auspicious symbols or motifs, such as the swastika or the om symbol. You can also place a statue or image of a deity near the entrance to bring positive energy into the space.