ndustries are the backbone of a nation’s
economy. Industrial growth refl ects not
only the fi nancial health of a nation but
also provides a source of livelihood for
millions. The happiness or otherwise of
owners, workers and staff depends on the
strength and growth of the industry. The
main aim of any type of industry be it a
heavy machinery or a small scale industry
is to manufacture different items and earn
profi ts. The performance of an industry
affects the owner, shareholders and the
workers alike. So, the layout of a factory
has to be planned carefully.
It has been observed that inspite of
following best management techniques and
providing everything necessary for proper
functioning of the industry, industries
fail. Inspite of providing the best for the
manpower, adopting best HRD principles,
there are strikes or key personnel move
to rival concerns. Financial institutes give
loans worth crores to these industries yet
the number of sick industries is increasing.
It is observed that people spend huge
amounts on preparing a project report
and huge expenses are incurred on
architecture and construction, not to
forget expenses on plant and machinery.
But unfortunately only the superfi cial
principles are considered and Vaastu
guidelines are more or less ignored. In
fact, adherence to Vaastu guidelines can
safeguard against various problems. It has
been observed that trouble has multiplied
and major losses accrued or disputes have
cropped up after adding a patch or land to
existing factories. In fact, non-compliance
to Vaastu principles is the common factor
among many sick industries.
It is said that a machine, by itself
cannot produce a good product-it is the
man behind the machine. Coordinating
the machine and the manpower is an
important step in running an industry.
Vaastu plays an important role by forming
a rhythm between the process and the
fl ow. The aim of Vaastu Shastra is a
delicate and sensitive fi ne tuning of the
balance between the fi ve elements in our
external and internal spaces. Industries
and factories planned and constructed
according to Vaastu are successful and
generate profi ts. Friendly Vaastu
has positive effect on the work
atmosphere, quality of work,
quality of production, produce
and profi tability. In Vaastu perfect
establishments, solutions are found
easily for small problems cropping
up from time to time. In contrast
Factories, Mills and Industries
which are not constructed as
per Vaastu principles are always
facing labour, fi nancial or other
problems. Following are the
important guidelines to be taken
into consideration for effective and
trouble free running of an industry.
Vaastu has the power to give your factory/
industry a chance to bounce back to
health and be prosperous.
For lack of wisdom and product quality,
scrutinize the North-East section of your
plot and building. Any fault in North-East
adversely affects the quality of production
and management both. The faults in
North-East sector adversely affect the
growth and prosperity of an industry.
Here is a simple list of Don’ts :
• Never have a toilet in North-East. It
will fl ush out both money and fame.
• Cut in North-East corner will make
your product outdated leading towards
• Heavy weight in North-East will block
• Highest point of building if in Northeast
will attract ill fame.
• Overhead water tank in North-East
will obstruct growth.
• Generator in North-East will make
premises prone to fi re hazards.
Industries should be in such a manner
that the production should increase and
so the movement of fi nished goods. If the
principles of Vaastu are followed, that
can lead to more production, increased
sales, no problem with labour and smooth
Whatever be the industry, the principles
of Vaastu broadly remains the same
and should be kept in the mind while
preparing the building, constructing
the building, installing the machinery,
turning out the products and dispatching
them to the clients. Even though there are
vast differences in production methods or
process fl ow etc. in different industries but
the broad principles of Vaastu Shastra are
More open space should be provided in
the East and the North side than in the
West and South side.
The sloping of the fl oors should be towards
East, North and Northeast sides and never
towards South, West.
Thicker walls should be constructed in the
South and West Side of the building and
the thinner walls should be in the North
and East sides.
The staircase should be in the Southwest
The underground water tank should be in
The overhead water tank should be in the
Toilets must be placed in Northwest
or Western corners but should never
be constructed in the Northeast and
Administrative offi ce and other offi ce
blocks can be constructed in North, East.
Staff quarters, Outhouse should be built
in the Northwest corner.
Basement should be constructed in the
East, North or Northeast corner of the
Heavy machinery should be placed in the
Southwest, West & South zones.
Northeast and centres of the building
should be avoided for placing anything
The heat zone or the burners, boilers,
ovens, generators, furnace transformers,
chimneys should be in the Southeast
No garbage should be dumped in the
Northeast corner of the building or at
the site, North or the East corner should
always be kept free and clean.
In R.C.C. framed structure, the number of
columns or the beams should be even and
The beam should never run above the
machines & the workers.
The fi nished goods should be stored in the
Northwest corner of the area. A pooja room or a temple should be in the
Northeast corner and should be kept neat
Taking the help of the very old Vaastu
shastra is vital for the development of an
industry. It ensures the successful running
of business activities, leading to larger
production and better monetary profi ts.
Applying Vaastu advice for industry can
be of great help and it paves way for
prosperity in business as well. Several
things are considered, while setting Vaastu
guidelines for industries, which include
the selection of site, position of electronic
gadgets, placement of heavy machinery,
location of guardroom, the location of
beams, the direction of the entrance, the
direction and placement of windows, staff
quarters, pantry, administrative area,
colour scheme of the industry, placement
of raw materials etc. Go through the
following lines to get some Vaastu tips for
Tips For Industries
• The major construction should take
place in the Southwest portion of the
• There should be more of open space on
the Northern and Eastern sides of the
• The ideal place for storing the raw
material lies in the Western portion.
For the fi nished goods, the appropriate
place is the one lying on the Northwest
side of the plot.
• The directions recommended for the
placement of doors are: Northeast or
East or Northwest.
• If you wish to maintain a nice lawn,
then North and East portions of the
plot are appropriate.
• The ideal location for constructing
administrative area is Northern or
• For staff quarters, the right place is the
one lying in Southeast or Northwest
• According to Vaastu shastra, the cabin
of the important executives of the
factory should face the North direction,
while their sitting position should be
in the Southwest zone. Ensure that all
the staff and workers of your factory
face East and their activity zone is
positioned on the Central, Northern
and Eastern zones.
• Vaastu shastra experts say that
important decisions should be taken
in the confi nes of Southwest zone.
Executives facing the North are also
• The R & D department of the industry
should carry on its activities in the
• It is believed that all the activities
pertaining to accounts and legal
procedures of the organization should
be confi ned to East zone.
• Toilets, canteen and retiring room can
be positioned in the West zone of the
• If it is a dairy plant, the plastic bags
should be stored in South. If you are
operating a cold drinks or ice cream
plant, make sure that the fridge and
other cooling plants are located in the
South-East corner or in the South
corner. In case of a chemical factory, the
boiler should be installed in the SouthEastern
corner or in the South.