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The Significance of Directions in Vastu Shastra – Part 6

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In the finale to our multi-part series where we talk about the significance of each direction, we shall now see the significance of each direction and the role it plays. This would help us better understand Vastu Shastra and why certain changes are recommended.

 

Central (Brahmasthan)

The creator himself, Brahma, rules this position. Because of the significance of the central area of the house, it should be kept completely free of obstructions in order to allow a smooth passage of energies from one part of the house to another

Items to be installed in this direction –

No walls, heavy equipment or furniture must be present in this area. It should be free of all obstructions.
It was a common practice to allow the Brahmasthan to open to the sky, however, this may not be possible with modern construction methods.

This last and final direction brings our multi-part series to an end. Keep reading our blog to know more about how to improve and lead a better life using Vastu.

 

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Why do we offer food to the Lord before eating it.

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In many traditions and cultures around the world, we see people making a prayer to god or sacrificing a part of their meal before eating it themselves. This article will give some insight into this ancient tradition and why it is followed.

In western tradition, food is partaken after a thanks giving prayer. Indians make an offering of it to the Lord and later partake of it as ‘Prasaad’ (a holy gift from the Lord). When you offer food to God this is called ‘Bhog’. It is believed that God accepts and consumes a part of that Bhog which is offered by the devotee with love and devotion. 

The food symbolically stands for our ignorant consciousness, which we place before god for spiritual enlightenment. After he suffuses it with knowledge and light and breathes a new life into our bodies, it makes us divine. When we share the Prasad with others, we share the knowledge we thus gained with fellow beings.

However, one needs to differentiate ‘Naivedhyam’ from ‘Prasad’. Naivedyam, is food offered to a Hindu deity as part of a worship ritual, before eating it. As such, tasting during preparation or eating the food before offering it to God is forbidden. The food is placed before a deity and prayers are offered. Then the food is consumed as a holy offering. Prasad, is actually what one gets from God. The meaning of these words is usually attributed to food as we invariably offer to and receive from the house of Gods in the form of eatables.

Offering of food to the Lord is considered for a kind of sacrifice that frees from sin, but it can be much more than that. It can be a way to intimately associate with the Lord, a way to reciprocate the affection with him / her, a way how to do something for him / her.

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Happiness

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Through the power of truth, there is wealth and through the power of peace there is health. Together they give us something known as happiness. Happiness is earned by those whose actions, attitude and attributes are pure and selfless. Everything that we do today in our lives all drives towards one singular goal, to make ourselves more happy. We work to earn money, we use money to make our lives better. We eat to satisfy ourselves, we love because we want someone to love us back. All of this gives us happiness.

The warmth and the comfort of happiness is hidden within the self. Happiness of mind is a state of peace in which there is no upheaval or violence. Peace within the self creates faith in the intellect. In a world where all relationships have accounts of happiness and sorrow, the greatest lesson to be learnt about being happy is to “Give happiness and take happiness, don’t give sorrow and take sorrow”.

Happiness is prosperity which comes from self sovereignty. Self-sovereignty means being a master over the mind, intellect and personality traits; being complete with all powers and virtues. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes us happy. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Happiness does not come with a price tag. It cannot be bought, sold or bargained for. It is earned by those whose actions, attitude and attributes are pure and selfless. The road to happiness is paved with golden opportunities. Each step taken on this journey is guaranteed a return of multi millions.

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The Significance of Directions in Vastu Shastra – Part 5

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In continuation to our multi-part series where we talk about the significance of each direction, we shall now see the significance of each direction and the role it plays. This would help us better understand Vastu Shastra and why certain changes are recommended.

 

East (Purav)

The east zone is the area of the sun. Since the sun rises in this direction, it is considered to be extremely auspicious. Lord Indra rules over this zone and and is also the harbinger of rain and hence prosperity.

Items to be installed in this direction –

This area must be kept as open as possible. Installing mirrors in this direction doubles the prosperity received through prayers.

No walls or even minor obstructions should be installed in this direction.

Other recommendations –

Never install staircases or toilets in this zone.

 

North East (Ishanya)

The north east direction is extremely powerful as it receives the suns strong ultra violet rays. It is ruled by Lord Shiva and is represented by the planet Jupiter.

Items to be installed in this direction –

Leaving this area as open as possible is always recommended.

Other recommendations –

A missing North-East corner is extremely inauspicious in the house.

Facing this direction during prayers is strongly recommended.

Rooms to have in this direction –

A temple or Pooja ghar is recommended for this direction.

 

In our next blog we shall discuss the last direction of Vastu, the central direction

 

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The Significance of Directions in Vastu Shastra – Part 4

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In continuation to our multi-part series where we talk about the significance of each direction, we shall now see the significance of each direction and the role it plays. This would help us better understand Vastu Shastra and why certain changes are recommended.

South (Dakshin)

The south corner is an inauspicious part of the house since it is controlled by Lord Yama, the God of Death. However, not having large openings in the south can ensure the positivity of the North to remain with the house. Planet Mars is associated with this direction.

Items to be installed in this direction –

Overhead water tanks is advised in this direction.

There must never be a basement in this direction, and should ideally be raised.

Other recommendations –

Avoid keeping openings in the South. Try to use this space for heavy items and storage.

South East (Agneya)

This is the direction of Agni or fire. Fire symbolises strength and power and is hence extremely unstable and can be destructive if not channelled properly.

Items to be installed in this direction –

All items associated with fire like cooking stove etc. should be placed in this corner

Other recommendations –

A missing South-East corner can lead to a lot of problems and difficulties in the family.

Rooms to have in this direction –

The kitchen must always be kept in this direction.

 

In our next blog we shall discuss East and North-East directions

 

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