There are several little things, which we may not pay heed to in our daily lives. They may not be good for the vaastu of our houses. You must know the good and the based signs of vaastu for leading a good life…
- Sweep in the good fortune
A broom is a powerful tool for prosperity, as it eliminates dust, garbage and dead things. Bringing a broom into a new house, before the house warming, is very auspicious. Never store brooms upside down, never use them in the evening after the sunset, never touch them with your feet—all these make for bad vaastu and usher in bad luck. Buying a broom on Deepawali is a very good sign. Store brooms in the west or northwest.
- Signs of good things
Water floating in the north and northeast brings wealth. Placing auspicious symbols such as swastika; kalash, Om and feet of goddess lakshmi on the main door are good vaastu signs. Build a temple such that it is accessible while entering as well as exiting the house. Display a picture of Lord Shiva’s Parivar to maintain harmony in the family.
- Beasts of (mis) fortune
While pigeons, crows, rats, cats, insects, and red ants in and around the house are not good vaastu, keeping dogs and birds are very auspicious. They create good energy in the environment. Birds chirping in and around the house bring good luck. Birds stay only in places with good energies. Never destroy bird nests.
- Food for thought
Displaying fruit and flowers makes for very good vaastu. Keep fruit in the open dining areas. Fruit is the food for god; where it is kept, god blesses the place. The first fruit of the season should be offered to god. Leaving pickles, medicines, knives and scissors around the dining area creates disharmony in the family.
- Writing on the wall
Broken utensils and torn clothes here and there should be thrown out of the house; they are bad vaastu signs. Knocking on the door early morning is also not considered as a good vaastu sign. Damaged wall plaster/paint represents problems for family members. Always keep the house well maintained.
- Light up your life
Illuminate the entire house for at least some part of the evening. Don’t switch off all the lights because you are not using them; it is not good vaastu sign. Lighting a lamp outside the main door or in the southeast corner is a good vaastu sign. Keeping a copper vase full of gangajal in the northeast is very auspicious. Offer garlands of natural flowers or chandan to picture of deities.