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Direction in Vastu



East :–
Lord Indra, the King of Gods is the ruler of the East direction and the planetary ruler of East is Sun. Since the Sun rises in the East this direction is considered holy and auspicious so some portion of house must be left open in the East. It leads to long life for the owner. According to Vastu Shastra, East Direction is ideal for Dining room, family room, bay windows, mirrors on east wall, storage of ghee, milk, oil, rosewater, etc.
West :–
West direction is governed by Lord Varuna, the Lord of rains and the planetary ruler of West Direction is Saturn. Since rainfall yields crops, just like in our house, this direction gives us prosperity. West Direction is also concerned with moral and societal affairs of the owner of house. This side should not have curves. West Direction is ideal for Dining room, children's room, study room, den etc.
North :–
Kuber, the god of wealth, is the lord of North direction. The planetary ruler of North Direction is Mercury. This direction is related to wealth, happiness and prosperity so it is very important to house owner. Leaving some portion open in North leads to prosperity, wealth, comforts and peace for the owner. North Direction is ideal for Mirrors (North wall), jewels and other valuables, children, family room, basement etc.
South :–
Yama, the god of death, is the lord of South direction. The planetary ruler of South Direction is Mars. This direction is responsible for physical deformity ill-health, death, poverty etc. South direction weakens human life, hence all the auspicious tasks are prohibited in the South. That is why entrance doors should not face South as they are said to bring ill fortune. South Direction is ideal for Dining room, no main entrances, Bed room, Bath room.
North-East:
North-east is the direction of Lord Shiva. The planetary ruler of this direction is Jupiter. It is the most auspicious direction and there should be worship room. This direction is ideal for Prayer, shrines, living room, sun porch, patio or deck.
North-West:
The north-west is the direction of Vayu (Wind) and the planetary ruler of this direction is Moon. This direction is known for interpersonal relationships. It is also responsible for change in course of business, friendship and enmity and is ideal for Guests, bathroom, garage, animals, utilities, pantry.
South – West:
This is the direction of ‘Nairuti’ (a Demon). The planetary ruler of this direction is Rahu. Hence this direction is banned for all auspicious functions. This direction is related to source of character, demeanor, case of longevity, death and is ideal for Heavy objects, Bedroom, no shrines or bathrooms.
South East:
Lord Agni (Fire Deity) is the lord of this direction. The planetary ruler of this direction is Venus. Hence the kitchen of the house should be situated in this direction. It is related to good personality and all good things of life. This direction is ideal for Kitchen, pantry, appliances, computers, exercise room, garage, weights."

Direction in Vastu