Vaastu: Ground Rules for Apartments 1

Vaastu Sastra


VAASTU Ground rules for Apartments

While constructing apartments and flats, the following groundrules should be strictly applied to get maximum possible benefits from Vaastu Shastra.

Though 100% compliance to Vaastu regulations may not be possible in apartments and flat systems, one can certainly understand the fundamentals of Vaastu Shastra and accordingly can choose a substructure (a flat or an apartment) from the main structure so as to balance the complex interactions of energies from solar and geomagnetic sources.

To obtain a positively balanced Bioelectric magnetic field in a flat, the following groundrules have to be appropriately understood and applied:

  1. The plot, where flats are to be constructed should preferably have roads on the North and the East, or at least on the North or the East. South road is not recommended but a road to the West can be permitted. If the site has a road to the South, then the main gate should be located in the Southern Southeast only.

  2. The plot for flat promotion should be necessarily square or rectangular in shape with Southwest right angle. Projection in the Northeast corner alone of the site is acceptable. Particularly, Southeast corner of the plot should not have any extension. Care should be taken to ensure that such extension is separated and kept for miscellaneous use such as tree plantation, health club, gardening, outhouse.

  3. There should not be any obstruction like water tank, electrical pole or transformer, tree, septic tank etc., in front of the main gate of the compound either on the road, or inside the plot. This will create �DVAR-VEDHA�.

  4. Common structures for apartment building such as staircase, underground water tank (sump), electric meter room, septic tank, parking area, drainage pipe, well, borewell, security room all should be located as per Vaastu groundrules as described in the earlier articles.

  5. The open space around the apartment building should be more in the North and the East and it should be as minimum as possible towards the South.

  6. The slope of the plot and the roof of the flat building should be only towards Northeast, North or the East; and the slope should be never towards South, West and Southwest.

  7. The common staircase of the flat building should be constructed only in the Southwest or the South or in the West. Alternatively, it can be constructed in the Northwest or in the Southeast. By following this rule, no flat will have its Northeast sector with heavy structure as staircase. We can normally see in most of the flat systems, because of the provision of common staircase in the central-East or central-North, the flat in the Southern side or the flat in the Western side are becoming victims of having heavy Northeast staircase structure. Heaviness in the Northeast sector of a flat would bring economic loss and financial strains to the inmates.

  8. The Northeast corner of the open space inside the plot should be kept free and clean and there should not be any structures such as watchman�s room, electric meter room or even a tree. Underground sump or a well should be there.

  9. All the flats should have their balconies to the East and North and at no cost, there can be balcony in the Southwest corner of any flat. When there are balconies in the Western and Southern side, Eastern and Northern balconies should be made larger and if possible, the Southern or Western balconies can be closed and converted into a small storeroom or a toilet room.

  10. The overhead tank of the flat building should be preferably to the West of Southwest and the overhead tank should be avoided at any cost in the Northeast or the Southeast corners of the terrace. Any overhead tank in the North can bring economic loss and an overhead tank in the East may cause health problems for inmates.

This research article is submitted by Guruji Dr. K. Venkatesan, BE, MTech, EdD, PhD, DDiv