Kerala Vasthushastra – Common doubts cleared
Kerala Vasthushastra has gained prominence in the recent times. Nowadays while planning a home and preparing its plan, people are keen about including Vasthu rules for home construction. Many firmly believe that only homes made according to Vasthushatra principles will bring health, peace and prosperity of family members living in the house. Through this column I would like to clear a few of very common doubts related to Kerala Vasthu Shastra. Also read: Kerala Vasthu principles for good sleep.
1. Things to be noted while building steps to enter the home
Number of steps should always be an even number. Height of each step should never exceed 15 cm. Also, each step should have at least 27 cm width.
2. According to Vasthu, is it necessary that we should build boundary around our home?
Position of each house is based on its ‘Vasthu Mandalam’ – the central point of Vasthu. It’s the biggest square inside a property where the house is constructed. If you want to enjoy its full benefits you should construct a boundary around it. If it’s not possible to build a big wall around it now, a small fence to separate the property from the rest of the land is enough.
3. What’s the position of Kanni room in a home?
Kanni room is the most special room of a house and normally it’s used for pooja purposes. Given a divine value, this room should be kept clean and tidy always to bring prosperity to your home. As per vasthu, this room should be of equal or slightly elevated level comparing other rooms. According to land structure, if it happens to appear in a low elevated level, increase its ground surface level and make it equal with other rooms.
4. Is square the best shape of your home?
Yes, rectangle and square are the best shapes for building homes based on Vasthu. Projected corners and edged structures never suit a home.
5. What material is good for building doors and windows?
Of course, wood as per Vasthu shastra. Now it’s the time of processed wood and steel doors. Though they are cheap and durable, they never give you the comfort of homes with wooden doors and windows.
6. Can we build pooja room in Sreekovil/temple model? As per Vasthu, is there any problem?
Vasthu Shastra doesn’t support the construction of pooja room (place for worship) in temple model. Pooja room of our home is a place for prayers and meditation. It needs a place where we get concentration. To symbolize god/goddess, we can place photo and lamp.
7. As per Vasthusastra, what are the things to be noted while starting the basement work?
In Kerala custom and traditions, a pit is made first and first stone is placed inside it. It is done either at south-west corner or at 10th Rasi. But according to Vasthusastra, the first stone is to be placed in the ground level or above, not below it. Yet there is no change in location or direction (as given above).
Very soon I shall be adding more points here.
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