- If the boundary door is higher and thicker in the South and West then it confers good health and wealth.
- If the door in Nairritya of the boundary is high, then it confers wealth, honour and happiness.
- There should be some distance between the house and the boundary wall.
Within the boundary, more open space should be left towards North and East as compared to the space left in South and West. If the plot is excessively large then Goddess Laxmi does not reside in it, this causes financial constraints. Normally the open area should not be more than four times than that of the covered area. In an average house the covered area is between 1500 to 2000 sq. ft. Accordingly the open area should not be more than 8000 to 10000 sq ft.
After becoming successful financially, the people who make houses in very huge plots leaving more than four times the covered area as open space, have to face the day when their success story becomes a glory of the past. In many huge plots, very huge gardens are made apart from the house. This becomes inauspicious. If a garden has to be made then a wall should be constructed between the house and the garden and a door should be made in that wall. A garden should be made in the plot only when the shape of the plot is normal. If a huge garden is to be made then it should be separate from the house. The entry door into the garden can be from outside. If the garden and house need to be connected then the door should be kept in North or East. This is possible only if the garden is in the North or East. If the garden is towards South or West then its door should be from outside. Garden in a plot is not inauspicious unless it is disproportionately large. Normally in towns and cities the gardens are small and they are not inauspicious.
Q1. In which directions could the best category doors be built?
Q2. What are the evil effects of East-Southeast door?
Q3. Construct the Paramshayika Mandal according to Vastu Chakra and describe the auspicious position of door.
Q4. "Madhye Dwar Na Kartavya Manujanam madhye dware krite tay kulnash prajayate" Explain this shloka.
Q5. Why is compound wall essential in a house? Explain.
Windows of the House 17
Less number of windows should be in Agneya or Vayavya kona. Windows should be made after leaving approximately 4 feet (1¼ of the hand) from the kona. The windows should be of the same shape and they should be even in number i.e. 2-4-6-8. Larger and bigger windows should be placed in East and North wall. In these directions number of windows should be much more than the windows in other directions.
- More windows in the North increases prosperity
- Windows should be made in a row and not above and below in one wall
- The windows should open inside
- The window should be as a pair, (two parts). It should not be single or triple
- Windows and small windows should be made on the right side of the house and not in the centre or in the left. They can be made on the left side in a temple
There are no doorsills in houses these days. This is not acceptable in shastras. Atleast the main door should have a doorsill. Before entering a new house we touch the dehleej of the temple and then worship the deity. Dehleej of the temple is considered to be pure and important. Our house is also our temple so why is there no dehleej!