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Directions Vastu | Most Important Subject in Vastu
For a plot, there are 4 principle directions, otherwise called cardinal directions and another four are auxiliary or intercardinal or ordinal directions.
What Are The Principle Directions (Cardinal Directions)
The principal directions are East, West, North, and South.
What Are The Auxiliary Directions (Ordinal Directions)
The auxiliary or ordinal directions are Northeast, Southwest, Southeast, and Northwest. Each auxiliary direction consists of equal two half sub-auxiliary directions, thus the two half of Northeast of North-Northeast and East-Northeast. The portion immediately after North is North-Northeast and immediately after the East and thereafter is East-Southeast, etc.
How Many Directions And What Are Their Degrees As Per Compass:
There are total 16 directions including Cardinal and Ordinal directions. Below mentioned their names with degrees.
- 1. East. (90°)
- 2. Eastern Southeast / ESE: 112.5°
- 3. Southeast / SE: 135°
- 4. Southern Southeast / SSE: 157.5°
- 5. South: 180°
- 6. Southern Southwest / SSW: 202.5°
- 7. Southwest / SW: 225°
- 8. Western Southwest / WSW: 247.5°
- 9. West: 270°
- 10. Western Northwest / WNW: 292.5°
- 11. Northwest / NW: 315°
- 12. Northern Northwest / NNW: 337.5°
- 13. North: 0° or 360°
- 14. Northern Northeast / NNE: 22.5°
- 15. Northeast: 45°
- 16. Eastern Northeast / ENE: 67.5°
Similarly East Southeast adjoining Eastern directions and South-Southeast adjoining southern direction.
Further, South-Southwest and West-Southwest are the true half of the Southwest.
West-Northwest and North-Northwest are the two half of the Northwest.
The plot has to be divided into all these 8 directions talking with the central point or otherwise called Brahmasthan.
Brahmasthan is the geometric center of the plot. For a plot or a house, we accept only rectangular or square plots.
Any other shapes are unfit to be considered for vastu. The plots have to be parallel to the road adjoining the same.
We all are aware that we start vastu dimensions by locating the magnetic North by using a magnetic compass.
Place the compass in the center of the plot or flat, mark North, south directions and draw the radial line, North and South are marked.
At the Brahmasthan, a line drawn at 90° to the North-South is East-West directions. The principal directions are thus marked.
From the Brahmasthan on the North-South line draw two lines 29° on either side. The extent of North is thus 58°. So also South accordingly. Similarly, 29° on either side marked on East-West line designates the regions of East and West accordingly.
Thus the influence of 4 cardinal directions and their geographical dimensions are marked on the plot.
The other 4 corners namely Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and Northwest are the other 4 triangular spaces remaining. In the center mark, a square location parallels to the external dimension at the rate of two lines at each side. This rectangular space would be Brahmasthan.
For a flat, an apartment complex in addition to this 8 cardinal and auxiliary directions are added two more directions they are Sky and Earth.
The placement of various services such as water tank, mumty, staircase, water pump, servant quarters is usually placed on the ground or on top of the roof or both.
The citing of these affects the residents of the flat or apartment complex as a whole, thus all these 10 directions are attended to.
Many people think the 8 directions are equal in their geographical intensity and apportion 45° to each side equally. The fact is as follows:
Sun rays fall perpendicular to the earth only up to 47° as such that alone is East accordingly all other divisions are made.
However, the difference between 47° and 45° is rather an insignificance. As such taking 45° as equal to one direction would be yielding satisfactory results in most common cases. In large enterprises taking 47° would be more appropriate.
At this point, we would like to mention the difference between the true north and magnetic north.
The core of the earth containing molten iron makes the magnetic north to deviate frequently from the true north. For average people, it is near impossible to accurately mark true north. Again here the difference would not matter to our vastu principles in any significant way. Not only this the magnetic north is far easily recognizable than true north which is a complex mathematical phenomenon.
Taking this into consideration, we suggest only magnetic north. In the same way, taking geographical realm as 45° is not considered negative in almost all cases.
Vastu for Directions: Before reading this link, Know about "How to Find Directions". In Vastu shastra, the directions are the very most prominent and important subject. Without knowing the directions of a land or house or a factory we cannot find out anything either positive or negative impacts as per Vaastu Shastra. Directions in Vastu is nothing but EYE of a human body, it plays a vital role, without it no vastu consultant in this world cannot apprise any suggestions to the residents.
Main 4 directions in the compass is called as cardinal directions like North, South, East, and West by showing with first letters as N, S, E, and W. (We heard that the word NEWS came from these four directions like North, East, West, and South directions).
These 4 directions also known as the cardinal points. The cardinal orientation can also be related to by 1st using the term “due”. For instance, the cardinal direction of the North can also be referred to as "due north".
Ordinal directions relate to the directions found at the place proportionately among all cardinal directions. Ordinal directions are like: Northeast (NE), Southeast (SE), Southwest (SW), and Northwest (NW).
These ordinal directions are called as intercardinal directions.
Directions midway within each cardinal and ordinal directions related to as secondary-intercardinal directions. There is a total of 8 secondary inter-cardinal directions. They are NNE (22.5°), ENE (67.5°), ESE (112.5°), SSE (157.5°), SSW (202.5°), WSW (247.5°), WNW (292.5°), and finally, NNW (337.5°).
One may observe for every secondary intercardinal direction has ".5°". We have to add only 22.5° to each ordinal directions, then we will get these secondary intercardinal directions.
Eyes are the most important for humans, likewise, directions are more than that important in Vastu.
For example, a doctor should always have the stethoscope to find out the patient health condition, without stethoscope he won't do practice or he may not understand or he may not diagnosis the health condition of a patient, without knowing proper health condition of a patient how can he prescribe medicines or further health checkups.
Not to that Stethoscope to a Doctor, these directions are more than that importance in Vastu Shastra.
Without knowing the directions of a property any vastu expert in this world can evaluate the property, even if would be the world's famous vastu consultant.
If we have done any mistake in finding the directions of a property, it means the mistakes will continue up to the completion of the property and it leads to negative results to the residents and their next generations too.
Human mistakes are common on any subject, but in this subject, the consultant should always alert. Otherwise generations wise residents will suffer.
For directions in Vastu Science, we take Magnetic North for reference and fix the other directions in relations to the magnetic north (Please read the Magnetic North or True North information in Menu at this link ).
The plots or houses may be regular or skewed. In regular plots or houses, the principal directions are - East, West, North, and South are perpendicular to the plot/home but in a skewed plot, they are not.
Further, the geometric center of the house or plot is called Brahmasthan. Draw the plot on a map and locate the Brahmasthan and then draw the principal directions.
We know that the earth wobbles 23.5 to north and 23.5 towards the south in its journey sound the sun. Then the true east is only 47° from Brahmastham. The 21.5 on the north side the east is Northeast and the other 21.5 degrees on the Southern Side is east South-east.
Then we have marked all the eight directions in a plot or house, where the principal direction consumes 4x47° = 188 degrees and the other 4 directions viz Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and Northwest 4x43=172°. This is irrespective of the shape of the plot as also regular or Skewed.
"Fig A" is a regular square plot. o is Brahmasthan which is the geometric center of the plot.
"Fig B" is a skewed plot, yet square. Note how NE, SE, SW, and NW are sited with reference to the regular plot.
"Fig C" is a rectangular plot and regular with reference to the principal directions. Note the positions of NE, SE, SW, and NW.
"Fig D" is a rectangular skewed plot. Again note the siting of NE, SE, SW, and NW.
Always mark the directions of the plot/house are a room with reference to the geometric center of the same. Needless to repeat that the geometric center is the Brahmasthan. In every direction, one half of the same is exhalted where one can locate doors so that movements reduced positive energies. Those on the other half or debilitating half where if there are doors produced adverse negative energy.
In "fig-2", the exalted half of each of the eight directions are indicated with green lines. At these precise positions, doors produce positive energy. Note that all of Northeast direction is exalted. Similarly, all of Southwest directions is debilitating.
"Directions In Vastu" is the most vital and decisive part in Vaastu consultancy, now let us start learning how to find them, its very simple process. Stand before Sun (Bhagavan Suryadev) at early morning, so you are looking SUN, that is the East direction it means you are viewing East, then your backside is West, the left-hand side is the North and right-hand side is the South.
Here somebody may raise one doubt, in some places (this matter is from subhavaastu.com) we cannot see the Sun because of clouds, then how to find out the directions, yes you are almost right and your doubt is very valuable, at this moment we must have one compass with us. Compass is just like an instrument which is easily find out the North with one red mark, it works in daytime, night or at any season.
The compass shows the North direction and there has factory setting shown like "0°", "90°", "180°" and "270°" or East, South, West, and North. Most of Vastu Pandits observing the directional manually, they evaluate the directions of the site by seeing Sunrise.
In olden days Vastu Experts does not have the compass, on those days they used to find out directions by seeing the Sunrise only. That is why in earlier times Vastu pandits used to observe sites only on mornings that too early hours like a 7'0 cloak or 8'0 clock etc.
Accuracy may not be estimated/accessible in this method of observing and this is not the proper way of finding. Believe it or not, once upon a time we personally observed one vastu pandit who runs a "Vastu Institution" from the past 11 years, does not have the compass.
After knowing this information we stunned and given one compass as a gift to him and he asked how to work with the compass. This is not a story or a created joke, this is 100% true, it happened in the year 2011. How silly methods that some people are following.
We don't have any answer to say to her wife for her question "he could not have any vastu consultation inquiries", we requested him that, "stop running the Vaasthu institution". Without stethoscope doctor never visits patients, likewise without compass vastu consultant should not visit any premises.
Imaginery Animated Directions File
This compass image is an animated and this is for your kind information purpose only. One arrow showing "0°". This image helps how to find the directions, as per international standards in a compass "0°" or "360°" means almost the same and it represents the "North" only. 90° means, it's the "East". 180° means its the South. 270° means its the West.
Hope you observed the arrow moved from North to North, 0° to 360°. Observe the moment of the arrow starts from "0°" and the same arrow reaches the starting point and it shows 360°. This image may assist you to find the directions with degrees.
North should always on top, this is the international standard. Based on international (this matter is from subhavaastu.com) standards only we prepared almost all images, in some links due to some other reasons and facilitation purposes we used to outfit East as the top instead of North and that was also clearly mentioned in those images with compass mark or showing the road with West or North road etc, by knowing the road direction anyone can easily find out the remaining directions.
If found any image does not contain directional compass or appropriate guidance kindly inform us, we will immediately take action and make them set right, please click SubhaVaastu Contact Details page to make it corrected.
At first the arrow showing 0° this is North and moves further and shows 90° that is East, afterward it moves to 180° that is South and arrow moves to 270° that is West, and finally arrow reaches to North ("0°" or "360°").
To know the color combination and directional representation of colors, we prepared arrows with directional representational colors. Hope you understand this section. If not, below information may be useful, at your leisure time read the content to enlarge the meaning of this section.
Best Example Of Finding Directions Through Animated Image
Here please wait for only "5 SECONDS" and observe carefully, a dark nature image with slightly Sunlight is showing and Sun raising starts and light occupies the area and thereafter we may observe the Sunrise (dawn) and a man appears before Sun and his face is towards Sun and we are seeing his back. He starts lifting the hands and later "East" blinks, that is the "East", and man back is "West" and the same West text also appears now, left-hand side "North" and right-hand side "South" appeared. We hope this image helps to understand this subject.
As you already know that each direction has its own specific significance. Different planets are attributed to different directions and since each planet has its distinctive colour thus each one also gets its auspicious effects. North - Green and ruling lord is Kubera, East - White/orange and ruling lord is Indra, South - Red and the ruling lord is Yama, West - Blue and the ruling lord is Varuna or Rain God. See this picture to know about auxiliary directions. This may help to understand more information on degrees. Vaasthu Couplet: Vaastu offers not only wealth on earth, but also bliss in the celestial world, so respect all the lords, all directions, you will be blessed then.
We are also planning to publish the details information on Brahmasthan, the central powerful portion of a structure. The merits and demerits of Brahmasthan will be published in other pages. This image is the clickable and directed to compass link, FYI.
The meeting of two directions is called as "Junction", "Corners" or "Meeting Points", "intersection", "Joint", "Confluence", "assemblage", "gathering point", "assembly point", whatever some residents may call it, but most of general residents called it as 'CorneR' only, this is common usage word.
The importance of Corners in Directions:
The corner means, it intersects with two directions, so this corner has in built with two directions power or stamina in it. The corner has multiple mixed forces of 2 directions.
Hence the corners should be properly planned during the time of construction. We urge residents not to do any mistake with regard to the Northeast. This corner is more delicate and powerful in giving the development than any other direction.
Northeast is the most salient feature point of any property. Every house has got the same eight directions, but their effects may differ, depending upon their usages and management, construction system and particularly neighborhood influence. If everything is perfectly used and maintained according to the rules of Vasthu, the house may definitely safeguard the residents, like a mother who secures her child.
If we construct against to the principles/rules then the home will become hell ( Devils den ). Please do understand the hidden meaning of it, the effect of directions depends upon on how the person is utilizing them.
For example, take one Northeast (eshan) corner, if a home Northeast corner is in a good position and perfectly constructed according to Vaastu shastra rules then residents enjoy satisfaction in their life, further, they can see gradual development, prosperity, (this matter is from subhavaastu.com) richness, successful life.
If the Northeast corner is disturbed, truncated, closed, generally, inhabitants lose most of the valuables like development, progress, prosperity and maybe kids education. Not knowing the truth behind the Vastu many people are inviting troubles and tensions, unnecessarily. There is a certain level of impact of Vaastu influence on human existence and this is the fact.
By knowing specific principles of vastu human lives in such positive properties and experience the real harmony, wealth and health. Vastu shastra is an unimaginable mighty ocean, properly use it then enjoy it, it pleasures with many joyous moments to the residents always.
The importance of orientation of a building is not only for saving energy but also to have a better house design, which not only gives comfortable living but also gives good health, prosperity and wealth to the house owners/occupiers and their families.
There lies a co-relation between the rotational scenario of the planets and the house design and their different directions with respect of the NORTH. The building of any type and its construction meets the purpose if proper orientation has been given using suitable local building material. It increases not only its lifespan but also improves the condition of occupants.
There are instances where buildings are not planned according to required local orientation were lost or deteriorated much faster than the buildings having built with proper studies of orientation. The proper orientation means the proper knowledge of all the Eight Directions.
It is a common knowledge that the direction from where the Sun arises is known as East and where it sets as West and when one faces the East towards one's left is (this matter is from www.subhavaastu.com) North and towards one's right is south.
The corner where two directions meet obviously is more significant since it combines the forces emanating from both the directions. So overall eight directions are there, North, Northeast, East, Southeast, South, Southwest, West, Northwest. The basic rules of Vastu Shastra are based on these eight.
Are there 8 directions or 10 directions?
Some researchers are still continuing of saying that there are total 10 directions, we supported this and we published the same in our Vastu books too. The two remaining directions are sky (Up) and earth (Down). In future definitely, there should be many kinds of research took on this Sky and Earth.
Know More information about corners with animated images support:
We tried our level best to publish more information in these below links:
This image shows white boundary line and observe all directions text marked in this image. North is on top and East is on the right-hand side. The animation shows two small blue color patches mixed into one corner, this is Northeast corner. The Northeast corner is in between North and East direction, so it's got the word "Northeast". It plays the most important role in every property. Elders say that this corner is Daiva Moola or God's Corner.
One should be careful with this Northeast corner and observe carefully it should not be disturbed i.e., it should not be cut off or truncated or even rounded (in some locations these round corner is not affecting residents).
If Northeast is (this matter is from www.subhavaastu.com) good and no truncation then residents enjoy the peace and may observe development in their profession or business and has an opportunity to get male progeny and kids will have a good education.
This is the place of Lord Eshwar. Lord Shiva, in some scripts, says Esana, that is why it is called as God's corner. When at the time of Bhoomi Pooja (the occasion of starting the construction of the house or structure) most of the priests start doing prayers and religious rituals at this corner only.
Holy water will be poured and many other performances also being done. Having water in this corner is the best suitable factor.
Frequent walks to this corner lead to development and peace, more depression means more development. Need to know more information then click this Northeast Facing House Vastu .
A blue patch combining to one corner from East and South directions and it's called Southeast corner. Corners means, clubbing two directions i.e., two direction powers are concentrated on in one area. That is why one should be careful when deal with corners or skewed plots. This area is best suitable for kitchen, staircase, toilets, etc. The first preferential placement is the kitchen.
Most of the resident problems will be solved if we do corrections in this area. Chances of some symptoms shown or covering with health disorders, cheated by others, wrong decisions, unsolvable problems, money loss, tensions, quarrels at home or with outsiders, court cases, fire accidents, accidents, thefts, self pity, womanizing, drinking, angriness, untimely decisions, playing cards, bad habits, smoking, enjoying the life, failures in education and failures in life, hungry, good eating, carelessness, lack of concentration, having high interest on non social activities, some body may have good physic etc.
If this Southeast is good, then residents enjoy sound health, all round prosperity, respecting the guests, arranging timely good food for them, the relation may frequently or occasionally visiting, etc.
For more information check this Southeast Facing House Vastu link.
In this image the Southwest corner was shown. Generally, it's called as Nairuthi, Nirruthi, Rakshasa Moola or Southwest corner. This Nairuthi came in the center of the South and West. The Both Southern-Southwest and Western-Southwest joining into one corner that exact area called as Nairuthi or Southwest. The western side part is called as West Nairuthi or Paschima Nairuthi and Southern side called as South Nairuthi or Dakshina Nairuthi.
Our elders say that proper Northeast causes birth and improper Southwest causes death. In villages, most of the elders who know a little bit about vastu say that anything health disorders happen to somebody they taught about Southwest.
Improper Nairuthi causes negative impacts on residents and may suffer from severe health problems, unexpected losses. Nairuthi is highly tempered.
If Nairuthi corner is strong, then enemies are destroyed instantly. Always speaks bold results either benevolent or malevolent.
Nairuthi character may be greediness, stubbornness, domination, cruelty, etc. Caution should be taken when dealing with Nairuthi. If Southwest is most powerful then beggar becomes king and faulty may make Kings as beggars.
This Southwest causes for a financial collapse or health disorders. Many vastu shastra experts first will investigate on this Southwest/Nairuthi corner if any financial collapses by rich people. Read more info on Southwest Facing House Vastu link.
Here animation plays at North and West areas. Both were joined at one corner that corner is called as Northwest corner. The junction is mixed with West and North. This is also called as Vayavya kon or Northwest corner. Particularly it capable of making residents either rich or poor according to its proper or improper usage. Generally, this direction works on ladies, children and money matters, brain position, rivalry, mental strength, litigation, friendship, solvency or insolvency, untold sufferings, court litigation, etc.
This Vayavya is also responsible for foetus formation, it's development and easy delivery. The affiliation may lead to abortion to ladies frequently, some times SE also had some defects.
Vayu blesses with some features like mentally sound and emotionally strong, blesses with superior knowledge on certain arts, education and happiness if Northwest position is correct and perfectly altered.
This Northwest writes the life of emotions, females of the home and third son. For more info click this Northwest Facing House Vastu link.
Which One We Trust In Finding Directions Is Sunrise Or Directional Compass
The compass directions are important to evaluate the directions of the land/house or Flat or a place. Why should we are not taking Sunrise or Sunset for the consideration for the directions of a site, because earth is moving and due to this we found Sun rising in different places in through the year. But the directional compass is scientifically proved and it is recommended to find directions.
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