Consider this scenario: after a prolonged search, you get an unbelievable offer on a property. However, you find that the property does not conform to Vastu norms. Should you drop the offer? This is a dilemma that many home buyers face. While some home seekers may persist and purchase a flat despite Vastu faults, others may reject it outright. The question is, to what extent should one heed Vastu norms?
Vastu Shastra is a ‘science of architecture’ and its principles have been followed in India for centuries. It incorporates many Hindu beliefs and the designs are intended to integrate the functional aspects of structures and geometric patterns, with nature and forces like the sun and wind.
“Vastu holds an enormous importance in our culture. While we must check the basic Vastu compliance while buying a home/property, we must also understand that not all the principles of Vastu may be satisfied in any property. However, the science is such that there are modifications and solutions, available for most of the conceivable problems,” says Ricky Doshi, founder of ARD Studio.
Vastu faults that home owners should guard against
According to experts, Vastu imperfections are bound to exist in any property or house.
The important thing to consider, is whether the Vastu-compliant aspects outweigh the imperfections. Hence, one must definitely consider a good offer, provided the Vastu defects can be remedied. Vastu principles are meant to provide benefits to the end-user and must not become a judgment process for progress and failure.
On the other hand, the offers or discount on a property may be so lucrative, that it dwarfs the impact of Vastu faults in the short term. However, in the long term, these imperfections could create disharmony and persistent negativity. Hence, there are certain basic faults that home seekers must guard against, such as:
- The property should not face the south-west direction.
- There should not be any cut in the construction, especially in the north-east and the south-west direction. Ideally, the plot on which the property stands, should have a square shape.
- The bathroom and kitchen should not be constructed in the north-east direction.
Corrections, for common Vastu defects
While Vastu principles are applied to improve the living space, blaming Vastu imperfections for failure in personal life, is irrational, as it is impossible to find a property that is 100% Vastu compliant.
“Therefore, if you want to purchase a property with a certain Vastu fault, then, evaluate the correction cost against the discount on the property, to decide whether you should buy it or not. If possible, get the target property checked by an established Vastu expert for the final evaluation,” concludes Vikash Sethi, CEO and Founder, A2ZVastu.com.
|“If there is a good offer on a property that also has Vastu defects, then, the imperfections should be carefully dealt with, by finding out possible solutions for these imperfections”– Ricky Doshi, founder, ARD Studio.|