There’s a prevailing thought that West facing houses always bring bad-luck. Over a period of time, west facing houses have earned a bad reputation due to a lack of understanding on the subject or misinterpretation of the ancient text of vastu shastra.
However, the truth is that a West facing house can be as auspicious as a North or East facing house, provided you follow certain vastu principles. In fact, vastu studies have shown that most successful businessmen and politicians occupy west oriented houses.
Although, the correct placement of the main entrance and the balancing of all the 16 vastu zones is very important to achieve the desired goals.
Things You Are Going To Learn Further:
1- WHAT IS A WEST FACING HOUSE?
2- FINDING THE DIRECTION OF THE HOUSE
3- THE PLACEMENT OF MAIN DOOR/ENTRANCE
4- WEST FACING HOUSE VASTU - 9 DO’S
5- WEST FACING HOUSE VASTU - 7 DON’TS
WHAT IS A WEST FACING HOUSE?
According to vastu ‘the facing of a house’ refers to the direction in which the main entrance of a house is located. In other words, the facing of a house is the direction in which you face while stepping out of the main entrance of your house. So, if you are facing West direction while going out of the main entrance, it will be considered a West facing house.
When it comes to a West facing property, one of the most important things that you need to take into consideration is the main entrance of the house.
It is the main entrance from where the cosmic energy enters into a house which plays a vital role in the lives of the inhabitants of that house. Thus, it is the very first step to identify the house orientation in order to make it vastu compliant according to Secret Vastu.
The following things must correspond to the vastu principles to make a West facing home auspicious–
- Main Entrance location
- 16 Vastu Zones and location of the Rooms
- Placement of the Various Objects and balance of the Five Elements in our living space.
FINDING THE DIRECTION OF THE HOUSE–
Finding the facing of your house is extremely important as a difference of even 3-4 degrees will make the entire calculation of 16 vastu zones inaccurate and then it will be difficult for you to find out the root cause of the problems. (Here is the full article link - @FindingTheDirectionofYourHouse)
Finding the accurate facing of the house is not a rocket science. All you need to do is to follow these steps:
- First of all, stand outside of the main entrance of your house with house at your back and the compass in your hand. Stand with your back parallel to the house.
- Hold the compass flat (horizontally) on your palm in front of your chest.
- Now, let the compass needle (usually a red or green colored orienting arrow) float freely until the zero degree mark on the compass and the North end of the needle are aligned. It will determine the magnetic North.
- After confirming the magnetic North, write down the direction which you are facing.
- You will now have an accurate facing.
While Using A Compass, Make Sure To Remember The Following:
- Remove all the magnetic objects around the compass
- Remove all jewellery on hands
- Hold the compass at waist level
- In order to determine the accurate direction, take at least 3-4 readings in and outside the property and confirm the one which you get the maximum number of times.
THE PLACEMENT OF MAIN DOOR/ENTRANCE–
As per the principles stated in vastu shastra there are 32 gates out of which 9 gates are considered very auspicious and 2 out of these 9 gates are located in the West direction.
The main entrance of any West facing house should be located in the following Padas (gates)-
- W3 or Sugriva (247.5° - 259°)
- W4 or Pushpdanta (259° - 270°)
As you can see in the picture, we have highlighted the most beneficial gates in grey color for a West facing house.
WEST FACING HOUSE VASTU – 9 DO’S-
1- A West facing house that slopes from South to North direction is an ideal situation. The compound walls in west and south must be higher and thicker than east and north. It will bring prosperity and good luck to your home. (Here is the Full Article Link on Money - @MoneyVastu)
2- West is one of the best directions for a kid’s bedroom. The bedroom in this zone ensures gains in every field of life.
3- West-South-West (WSW) is the zone of education and knowledge. Hence, a study room in this zone is good for educational purposes.
4- South-East (SE) is the preferred zone for the kitchen. In case; this zone is not available, then the next best zone is North-West (NW).
5- The most auspicious direction for the placement of the master bedroom is South-West (SW).
6- North-East is considered the most sacred zone of the house. Therefore, locate the pooja room (prayer room) in the North-East of your house.
7- You should leave more open space in North and East direction of the house. It will be extremely beneficial for financial gains.
8- The overhead water tank can be placed in the west direction.
9- You can make a guest room in the North-West (NW) zone.
WEST FACING HOUSE VASTU – 7 DON’TS-
1- Avoid main entrance in W1, W2, W6, W7 and W8 Pada in a west facing house. They are considered inauspicious. (More on Main Gate Vastu - @MainGateVastu)
2- A West facing plot having an extension in the South-West (SW) must be avoided as it will lead to calamities.
3- The kitchen is not recommended in the North-East (NE) zone. It will cause severe health related issues and you may also lose the clarity of mind.
4- Vastu prohibits to construct irregular shaped rooms.
5- Underground water tank, bore wells in the South-West (SW) is strictly prohibited.
6- Walls in the West zone should not be painted in green color as it is an anti-color for this zone.
7- Do not place the overhead water tank in the North-East (NE) zone.