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According to Vastu Shastra, east, north and north-east-facing homes are most auspicious. However, this is not the sole determinant for the entry of positive energy into your household. The north direction is dedicated to Kuber, the God of wealth and going by this logic, north-facing homes should have been most popular. However, for north-facing homes to be truly rewarding, the whole house should be Vastu-compliant and the defects should be rectified.
What is a north-facing home?
A home, where the main entry is towards the north direction, is a north-facing home.
Vastu Shastra and north-facing homes
It is a misconception that any one particular direction is good and the others are bad. According to Vastu Shastra, all directions are good, provided they adhere to the some principles. For example, it is important to note the placement of the door.
Placement of the main door
The main door should be in the north direction. Even in the north direction, the fifth step or pada is believed to be the most auspicious one, meant to bring you wealth. The distance between the north-east and north-west, is divided into nine equal parts and it is the fifth pada that is auspicious.
Why are padas important as per Vastu Shastra?
No pada in the north is inauspicious. This is why a north-facing house is considered good. However, while placing the main door, you can note the following for prosperity:
To attract wealth
Each pada determines what kind of energy you are letting into your home. As already mentioned, the fifth pada is the most auspicious, because it is the location of God of Wealth, Kuber. Hence, if the door is placed in the fifth pada, you will attract money.
Alternative to fifth pada
Now suppose your fifth pada is small or not suitable for the door, you can use the first to fourth pada, as well. However, not leave out the fifth pada. You can use the sixth to ninth pada, if you have no option at all to place it in another pada.
If you happen to use the first pada, in that case, the main door or the entrance should not touch the north east corner. It is advisable to leave some space from this corner.
See also: Vastu tips for positive energy at home
Auspicious and inauspicious locations in your home
Tips for a Vastu-compliant north-facing home
- For a north-facing property that is auspicious for you and your family, avoid a plot that slopes from the north to the south.
- You should not have trees in the north side of your home.
- Do not keep trash and clutter in the north or north-east side of the house. It is said to have a negative impact on your financial status and development of the children.
- It is also important not to have a kitchen in the north-east corner.
- Avoid having a septic tank in the north-east direction.
- Bedrooms and toilets should also not be placed in the north-east. The master bedroom should be in the south-west region.
- The pooja room and living room should be in the north-east.
- The guest room should be in the north-west.
- The kitchen should be in the south-east or north-west direction
- A north-facing property, if extended to the north-east side, can bring greater luck.
- A well-built north-facing property can bring good health and leadership development of the women in the house.
- Apartments facing north may not be a good idea.
- For job opportunities, place an idol of Lord Kubera towards the north direction.
- Placing a tulsi plant in the north, north-east or even, east will ensure that negative energy is converted into positive energy.
Why are north-facing homes considered popular?
North-facing homes are considered auspicious, because north is the direction of Kuber or the God of wealth.
What are the best colours for north-facing homes?
Toned and warm shades of white, cream, khaki, warm grey, green and warm blue colours, are good.