Vastu Directions are very important subject without knowing the direction of Land we cannot find out anything either positive or negative. Directions are called nothing but the human eyes. Like eyes are important to human body, similarly directions are very important in Vastu. Right knowledge of direction is important to construct any structure. In ancient days people would manually determine the direction by the sun shadow falling on the area. But now in this modern world we use magnetic compass to determine the Vastu Directions. Hence, the directions are determined to garner energy, and enable the positive energy flow.
Number of Directions in Vastu:
There are total of eight directions, in Vastu- North, South East and West- They are the cardinal directions. The point of two or more directions meeting is called two or more the intercardinal or ordinal points. Like NE, SW etc. Hence these ordinal or the intercardinal directions are given importance in Vastu as they contains the attributes, benefits and qualities of two different directions.
Our shastras says that if we idolize and pray the Lords of these 8 directions, people yield eternal benefits like, success, health and prosperity.
Total Directions are:
In total there are 10 directions of which 4 are main, they are:
The 4 sub directions are:
- Northeast also known as Ishan, in the centre of North and East
- Southeast also known as Agneya, in centre of South and East.
- Southwest also known as Nirutya, in the centre of South and West
- Northwest also known as Vayaya, in the centre of North and west.
The last two directions are 9th direction – Space and the 10th direction- Patal.
Each Vastu Directions in brief:
East or Purav:
This is the direction that is governed by Lord Indra he is known the king of Gods and he bestows wealth and pleasures in life. It is the first direction of Vastu; sun the source of life and energy rises from east. It is the direction of prosperity and victory. It is always said that one should sit and pray in this direction. If the mirrors are put in this direction, brings double prosperity and enhances victory.
West or Pashchim:
The Lord of this direction is Lord Varun- the Lord of rain. This direction is not considered auspicious; Saturn is the ruling planet of this direction, big openings from this direction is not advisable, although a garage in this direction would be beneficial. Therefore, West direction is beneficial for women.
North or Uttar:
Lord Kuber is the Lord of this Vastu Directions; he is the treasurer of this direction. To impress the lord you can perform Lakshmi Kuber Puja. Considered as the direction of wealth and riches, planet Mercury is the ruler of this direction. Hence, it is a direction for auspiciousness and financial gains. Keep the cash and safe box in this direction it will bring in luck and financial gain.
South or Dakshina:
Lord of death – Yama is the lord of this house, any activity is considered as inauspicious performed in this direction. Planet Mars is the leader of this Direction. Hence, this direction should always be kept heavy and loaded a water head tank in this direction is advised.
North – East or Ishan:
This direction is governed by the Lord of fire or Agni. A direction of purity and divinity, this is the direction for doing Puja, it is the best direction to make a temple or Mandir. Although, the planet leader of this direction is Jupiter. Toilets should not be in this direction as it brings sufferings and miseries.
North- West or Vayaya:
The lord of this direction is Lord Vayu, he bestows good health. The air flowing in this direction is necessary for life, so tall structures like tree and plants are banned in this direction. The planet leader of this direction is Moon; it is a direction of movement. Hence those people who are unable to get married even after coming of the age, then, they are advised to sleep in this direction in order to get married.
South East or Agneya:
The fire or Lord Agni determines this direction, Agni stands for strength, and determination. And fame, any one performing puja in this direction are bestowed with wealth and prosperity and fame. Hence, the ruling planet is Venus. Kitchen is recommended in this direction.
South West or Nirutya:
The lord of demons or Nirutti is the leader here. It is said to be the most inauspicious direction, doors in this direction brings bad luck and misfortune. Although, in this direction something heavy should be built or kept to bring down the negative effects. The semi – Planet Rahu is the leader of this direction.
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