Follow these Vastu rules for a happy marriage. Married couples can use these Vastu principles (“Vastushastra”) for designing their bedroom and house. Article also explains Vaastu rules for Indian “Wedding Mandap” (altar) and marriage hall.
Vastu Rules for Lagan Mandap (Wedding Mandap) and Marriage Hall
- As per Vaastu rules, the Hindu Wedding Mandap (“Lagan Mandap”) where the bride and groom get married before the holy fire, should preferably be in the North-East. At the Wedding Mandap (marriage altar), the bride and groom should face East. In “Vastushastra“, the North-East corner is the most important corner as it is ruled by Lord Shiva, and is called “Eshan” (or “Ishana” or “Isanya”) corner. Homes based on Vaastu principles, have Temple or Puja rooms in the North East.
- The shape of the Hindu “Lagan Mandap” should be square. The four columns of the Mandap (wedding altar) should be made of wood or bamboo, but not metal. They should be adorned with flowers and banana leaves.
- Holy marriage fire should ideally be lit in a square “Havan Kund” that is made of brick and which has equal length, breath and height. If this is not possible, the priest should at least ensure that the fire pit is a square.
- In keeping with Vaastu principals, shape of the Hindu Wedding Hall should be either square or rectangular. Avoid halls that are round, oval, semi-circular or triangular.
- As per Vastu, entrance to a wedding hall should be in the East. Entrance in the North-East and North are also acceptable.
- East is an auspicious area. Vaastushartra suggests that the stage where the bride and groom receive guests should be in the West and it should face East. Alternately, the marriage stage can be placed in the South West.
- The “Bidaai” ceremony (farewell), in which the newly married couple leaves the wedding site, should be in the North-West. Avoid exit from the South West.
- For food, square and rectangle tables are preferable to round and oval tables. Encourage guests to eat sitting down rather than standing.
- Kitchen for preparing food at the wedding should be in the South-East of the Wedding venue. Alternate locations are South or East.
- The Kitchen and Toilets should be far away from the Lagna Mandap.
- Toilets should be either in the West or the North-West.
Vastu for Happy Marriage: Bedroom and House Design
Vastushastra is the ancient Indian Hindu science of architecture. Vastu rules for houses are based on the relationship between the five basic elements in nature (Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Space). Flow of energy is an important concept in Vastu.
- Husband and Wife’s bedroom should be in the South-West section of the house. If South West is not possible, an alternate option for master bedroom is in the North-West of the house. Married couples should avoid bedroom in the South-East and North-East corners. South-West is also a good location to keep the family safe/locker, money and jewellery.
- Bedroom and houses should have regular shapes like square and rectangle. Avoid irregular shapes.
- Since the earth’s magnetic force exerts an influence on the body, direction in which one sleeps is important. Positive magnetic energy flows from the North. When sleeping, head should be face South. Avoid placing head on the bed in a Northern or Eastern direction, since this can cause stress.
- According to Vastu Shastra wooden beds are better than metal beds.
- A married couple’s bedroom should be an oasis of calm and peace. To create calm, soothing environment, light colours should be used in the bedroom and there should be no clutter and dirt.
- As per Vastu rules, televisions, computers, mirrors and other reflecting surfaces should not be placed in the bedroom. If these items are placed in the bedroom, they should be covered when not in use.
- Avoid placing pictures and idols of Gods in the bedroom. Avoid sleeping under a beam since they exert pressure.
- Door leading into the bedroom room should open at least up to 90 degrees, if not more. Main door of the house should be bigger than other doors in the house and should open inside the house, to the left. This allows positive energy and opportunities to easily enter the house. Toilet doors should be closed.
- As per Vastu, the North East is the most auspicious part of the house, so the Temple should be built in this corner. This part of the house should be kept clean. Toilets are not allowed in this part of the house.
- The North-East part of the house is the “Eashan” corner (after Lord Shiva). This auspicious part of the home should be kept open. Drawing room, living room, lobby can be built in the North East.
- For unmarried girls, Vastu suggests that their bedroom should be in the North-West or West and for bachelor boys; it should be either in the South or West.
- South-East corner of the house is dominated by “Fire” element; hence it is a good place for a kitchen. Alternately, kitchen can be placed in the North-West. In the kitchen, cooking stove/oven (“Fire” element) and should be kept at a distance from the wash basin (“Water” element).
[Please note that these are general guidelines. Please consult a Vaastu expert for specialist advice.]
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