If, given a chance, to select from North, South, East or West facing house, most people will tend to – or will – choose the North facing one and that’s just based on a “partly true” fact that North facing houses are very auspicious. I say “partly true” because, even a North facing house can be very inauspicious – if and only if – it’s not as per the rules and regulations of vastu shastra.
In other words, facing of a house is not a guarantee of it being auspicious, there’s something more to it than facing and that’s the placement of main door/entrance and remaining rooms of a home.
Note: I assume that you are well aware of vastu shastra; if, by any chance you aren’t, then head right here to understand what vastu shastra is. If you’re interested in applying vastu shastra principles to your home then this post is definitely the first step in the process.
North Facing House – What Vastu Shastra Says About It
I must tell you that as per vastu shastra, none of the direction is considered bad. In fact, vastu shastra never says that one direction is good and another one is bad. Also, as per same vastu shastra, it’s the placement of main door/entrance and other rooms of a home that makes it auspicious or inauspicious; however, a huge importance given to the main door.
Having said that, things are a bit different with North facing houses; since North direction, in vastu shastra, is believed to be auspicious, the placement of door at any location in North side is considered good. However, even for North facing houses, there are vastu rules and guidelines that – must be – followed which we’ve discussed below.
So, let’s begin the ride.
North Facing House Vastu – The Placement of Main Door/Entrance
As said earlier, North direction is considered very auspicious in vastu shastra; hence as per north facing house vastu, you can place main door at any location in North side and it’s not going to harm you at least. However, there are 9 padas or steps in North side of a house all having different auspiciousness; we’ve discussed this below.
Here, I must also tell you that the most auspicious pada (step) of North side, for accumulating wealth and riches, is the 5th one; now, in order to understand pada or step, all you need to do is it to have a good look at the image below.
In the image above you can see that the North part (the length from North-East to North-West) is divided in 9 equal parts. Each part is called as “pada” or step in vastu shastra.
Also, you – must have – noticed that only “pada” numbered 5 is in green color and the pada’s to the right i.e. pada number 1, 2, 3 and 4 are in blue color whereas the remaining pada’s, from 6 to 9 are in orange color.
Here’s what all this means
- The 5th pada (green one) is the best and the most auspicious for entrance or main door of a north facing home. It’s the location of Kuber (the God of wealth) and attracts money. If you want to attract a lot of wealth into your life the read our article @ 21 Vastu Tips for Wealth.
- The pada’s 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the ones that you can use (for entrance/main door) if pada 5 alone is small. But make sure to include pada 5 along with padas 4, 3, 2 or 1. If you’re using space up to pada 1, then make sure that the entrance/main door doesn’t touch the NE corner. Leave at least 6 inches of space from NE wall.
- The pada’s 6 to 9 are the ones that can be used if there’s no option to place the main door in any other padas.
Having understood rules and guidelines for north facing house vastu, you’re now ready to know what to do and avoid in a north facing home, so just read on.
North Facing House Vastu – 9 Don’ts
- Avoid a toilet in the NE corner.
- Avoid bedroom in NE corner.
- Avoid a septic tank in NE corner; in fact this image will tell you the best location to make a septic tank. Update: More on Septic tank Vastu @ Septic Tank Vastu
- Avoid staircase in North side of the home especially from padas 1st to 5th.
- Avoid having a kitchen in NE corner; if you happen to have a kitchen in NE then this post will help you.
- Avoid a plot that slopes from North to South.
- Avoid big trees in North side of the house.
- Avoid having clutter, dirt, dustbins etc. towards North and NE.
- Avoid a cut in NE corner; if your home has it then read our post @ NE vastu dosh & remedies.
North Facing House Vastu – 10 Do’s
- Place the main door in 5th pada; this’ll give lots of wealth.
- You can place entrance in padas 4th to 1st if pada 5 alone is small.
- Make walls in North and East slightly shorter and thinner than South and West.
- Make sure that kitchen is in SE or NW.
- Face East (in SE kitchen) and West (in NW kitchen) while cooking.
- Make a Pooja room in NE corner. More on this @ Pooja Room Vastu Tips
- You can make a living room in NE corner. More on this @ Living Room Vastu Tips
- Make a guest bedroom in NW.
- Choose a plot that slopes from South to North.
- Make the master bedroom in SW.
Having understood North facing house vastu, I believe that now you understand that it’s really simpler that you ever believed it was.
Since we’re dealing with North facing house vastu, here are 3 MUST READ articles:
- North-East vastu doshas (defects) and remedies
- North-West vastu doshas and remedies
- Vastu remedies for a North-East kitchen
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