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Home Improvement with Vaastu Principles


A home is a space we find comfort in, an extension of our spiritual space and a manifestation of our nature. Each aspect of our lives is deeply intertwined with its design, decor and form.

For a house to become a home, it needs to radiate the right kind of energy. According to several traditional beliefs, each home comes with its energy type. A person dwelling in a house comes under the influence of a specific energy field, which in turn influences them in one way or the other. Therefore, it’s very crucial to understand the link between the healing art of Vaastu and the homes to bring positivity and good vibes.

Most homeowners living in the flats in Mumbai face the Herculean task of finding a spacious well-lit apartment in a good neighbourhood. With the hunt even more specific for 3 BHK, 4 BHK & 5 BHK flats in south Mumbai, the prospective buyer settles on the apartment based on criteria’s beyond the basic. In addition to the customary criteria of location, commute and property value, the finer aspects to buying even a luxurious 5 BHK flat in Mumbai would be guidance on Vaastu complicity of the home.

Vaastu Shastra in literal translation means “science of architecture”. It is an ancient Indian methodology practised for constructing homes, offices and shops mainly by traditional Hindu families to create positive energy and bring balance and harmony to life through structures. It is popular across the globe especially in Japan, India and Africa since many have found the guidance beneficial to build a perfectly balanced dwelling that invites positive energy. The science of Vaastu Shastra is based on the correct placement of the five elements (namely earth, water, air, fire, and space) and the directions (North, South, East, West) for arranging the activities within the home.


The first and foremost benefit of having the house constructed as per Vaastu Shastra is good health. Homes built on Vaastu Shastra principles are constructed to ensure maximum natural sunlight into the home, lunar energy, and other cosmic elements. This can help in providing comfort, proper ventilation and good circulation of air to ensure healthy living. It also maintains an environment within the interiors that can help in creating a positive atmosphere that lessens down the stress and also enhances bonding between the people staying in the house.

The Vaastu Shastra principles in a Ready to move-in flats in Mumbai vary from those of a bare shell apartment. The bare shell apartments can be customised as per the principles making it a more viable option. Many home buyers looking for 3 BHK, 4 BHK & 5 BHK flats in south Mumbai consider homes that are bare shell to customise as per their needs. Houses designed on Vaastu Shastra principles are few like those of Vraj Tiara in Worli offer sea views, are well-lit and in a good neighbourhood, are considered an ideal home. Considering a look at most floor plans of flat in Mumbai, it is concluded that home that is luxurious with uninterrupted 270-degree sea view from balconies of every apartment, maximum natural light into the space, well ventilated are rare.

Some tips that can be used while customising a bare shell apartment are mentioned below.

• The main door should face north, east or in the north-east direction.
• The height of the main door ideally tower over the other doors in the house.
• Using superior quality wood for the entrance door should be preferred to others.
• For a positive environment, ensure that the entrance is clutter-free and has ample space to move. Do not leave footwear around the main door of the house
• Proper ventilation and adequate natural lighting bring positive energy into the house and, with it, the flow of money.
• Hanging wind chimes at the entrance of your home welcomes wealth while hanging them at the bathroom entrance prevents wealth from draining out
• The windows and the balconies should preferably be on the eastern or the northern side Clocks, according to Vaastu Shastra, energise a direction. Make sure that all clocks in your house are in working condition. It is said that slow or non-functional clocks symbolise delays or stagnation in your finances.
Vaastu Shastra also suggests placement of the clocks in the north or northeast direction will bring wealth and prosperity.

Some of the tips in a ready to the move-in apartment:

• Give those rooms to your children which face the northwest direction
• Place your furniture either in the south or the west direction
• Beds should always be kept in the southwest direction
• Remember that door of your cupboard should open towards the north direction
• Sleep with your head facing towards the south

While most home buyers are in a dilemma of making decisions on property they zeroed on based on the various factors, a site visit is advised to get a good perspective of the vibes or ‘positive-vibrations’ to make that informed decision.

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