“There is nothing more important
than a good, safe, secure home.”
These were the words of an erstwhile wise first lady of USA Rosalynn Carter. The words were quite simple yet very efficacious and true. A home is a place where people, not only dwell but re-energise themselves to face the challenges of the outer world. If there is some shortcoming in any aspect of your residence, the life becomes quite a hell.To be precise, the home is a pillar of your strength that influences us to move forward in a certain way in the path of life. It is really essential to incorporate the science of Vastu for interior decoration for it is said that every house has its own energy based on construction. These vibes affect the mental and physical balance of a person.
The Significance of Vastu in Houses:
The ‘science of architecture’ or the Vastu Shastra is a source of ultimate happiness in your dwellings as it optimises the five elements of nature or Panchmahabhoots through laws of directions. As per the science, geometrical features of a space affect the intensity and nature of integration of it with the cosmic and natural forces. These elements or forces may prove to be favourable or detrimental to human lives according to their implementation.
The Essential Aspects of Home Vastu:
The inception of any work is the most important moment of it, since it is the greatest deciding factor of how the future would be. Similarly, the beginning of the construction of a house is the most crucial moment since it lays the foundation and on which the building would stand. Worshipping the land or Bhumi Puja is a ritual that you need to observe before the work starts, to invite auspiciousness in the proceedings and have a brighter future.
The main door or the entrance gives the first impression of your home and so its position is definitely a matter to think upon. As per Vastu Shastra, the main door is the point which symbolises the starting point of a house and so it should act as gateway to the flow of positivity inside the abode. The main entrance should be made from the East, North-East, and North side to make things work. Also, says that all the doors should open inwards and the joints should not be noisy.
The designing of rooms is another vital aspect of Vastu that needs to be looked after. The doctrine says that the South-East is the most conducive corner to a Kitchen’s design. At least, the main heat generating equipment should lie in the South-East and the cooking should be done facing the East or North. You should avoid planning a Kitchen near the main door or toilet. The master bedroom should be East-facing and washrooms should be in the North-West corner and if not possible, in the South-East direction.
There must be a provision of an open space in the middle of the house where light rays can enter. This along with windows and balcony are indispensable for the element of air inside your residence. Also, Vastu placement or presence of a water body, as well as, drainage towards the North-East.
There are a lot of home decorators in Kolkata and elsewhere who provide Vastu Shastra infused interior decorations. They would also suggest choosing the wall colours as per the purpose of the rooms. If a space is meant for complete relaxation, do not go for darker hues, since that may invite anxiety or fear. However, places like dining enclosures may be painted in dark shades like red to stimulate feelings of excitement like hunger. The Vastu also prescribes the walls to be rectangular or square to ensure stability and security.