[ecis2016.org] According to Vastu, the exact position and colour of the main gate of a house have a great influence on the well-being and prosperity of its occupants. Here are Vastu tips to design the main gate that attracts prosperity and good fortune.
Vastu Shastra states that the main entrance (gate of a bungalow or villa or the main door of a flat) is significant for the flow of positive energy. The main entrance to a house is an access for the people and the cosmic energy.
Best main gate direction as per Vastu
Vastu suggests that north, east, northeast and west are the best directions for the main gate. These directions are considered auspicious, due to their position with respect to the sun. Ideally, avoid placing the main gate in the south, northwest (northern side), southeast (eastern side), or southwest.
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Vastu colours for the main gate
According to Vastu, colours have an important role in balancing our body, mind and spirit. Each direction has a specific colour related to it. As per Vastu, it is important to choose the right colour for the entrance by considering its direction, to attract the good energies of wealth, peace and harmony. Here are Vastu-compliant colours for the main gate as per their direction.
Main gate in the west as per Vastu: Blue and white colour
West is considered the place of Varundev, the God of water. If your gate faces west, it has the potential to attract fortune. Saturn is the ruling planet, making blue the preferred colour. Light sky blue is associated with auspiciousness, peace, harmony and calmness in the Vastu Shastra. White is also ideal as it signifies purity, cleanliness, luxury and unity, implying that there will be no family quarrels. White also reflects light and adds brightness to the exterior of the house.
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East main gate Vastu colours: White, light blue, or wooden colours
East is associated with prosperity, air and wood, according to Vastu. If the main door faces east, opt for a wooden door or a wood colour. It not only looks elegant but also gives your home a cool and collected atmosphere. Old wooden doors are trendy choices. Wide wooden front doors add extra depth and dimension to the house and are apt as per Vastu.
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Main gate in the south or southeast as per Vastu: Silver, orange, or pink
Southeast is the direction of fire. If the entrance to your home is in the southeast, it is associated with wealth. Choose the silver colour to balance financial stability. Wealth and influence are aligned with the south. Mars is the ruling planet and pink is the preferred colour. Pink is an auspicious colour that exudes warmth and joy. If not a full pink door, opt for a coral pink nameplate or rose-pink gold metallic pieces for handles and knobs of the door.
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Southwest main gate as per Vastu: Yellow
Southwest is the zone of skills, family harmony and stability in life. For the main gate choose a yellow or cream colour. Yellow is the colour of optimism, love and good times and attracts cheerful vibes to your home. A wooden door with a brass handle is ideal for the main door facing south as it adds a touch of yellowish-golden colour.
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North main gate as per Vastu: Green
A main gate in the north attracts fortune and wealth. The northern side of the house is ruled by the water element. According to Vastu, use light green for the main gate in the north as it enhances financial luck. This direction is also linked to air. Mercury is the ruling planet, making green the preferred colour. According to Vastu, green represents nature, growth, healing and abundance. Dark colours in this direction can cause financial losses.
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Northeast main gate as per Vastu: Cream or yellow
The main gate in the northeast is considered to be one of the most auspicious directions as it brings in the most amount of positive energy due to exposure to the morning sun. The northeast is also called the ‘Ishaan angle’ – God’s abode. Thus, yellow is the ideal colour for the main gate. Jupiter is the ruling planet and cream and yellow are apt colours. The northeast direction is associated with mental clarity and spirituality and an apt Vastu-coloured main gate can make the home a perfect place for relaxation.
Northwest main gate as per Vastu: White, silver, or cream
The moon is the ruling planet and white and silver are the preferred colours. The element of the northwest direction is the same as the west direction. This direction gives you the support of helpful people. Use white, off-white colour on your northwest-facing main gate to attract favourable energies at home.
Main gate colours and designs to be avoided as per Vastu
According to Vastu, dark shades are linked to arrogance and sadness. Avoid using them on the main gate. The colour red attracts negative energies, which is why the main gate should never be painted red. Also, avoid dark blue entrance gates as it attracts negativity. In Vastu, the colour black is only suggested in a few cases as it represents evil energy when used on the entrance gate.
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Avoid slanting, sliding or circular opening entrances. The main gate should be preferably in a square or rectangular shape. Avoid main doors that close automatically. When designing the main door ensure that it is larger and greater in height than the other doors in the house. Cracked entrances can generate unhappiness in the family. A door that opens outward pushes energy away from home. Thus, have the main door open inside. Ensure the doorway is well-spaced and away from corners.
Material of the main gate as per Vastu
The main gate design should be in a way that it can activate the most beneficial energy. Wooden material is considered the most auspicious for the main door. Wood is believed to absorb negative vibes and allow positive energy to pass. The door should be strong and sturdy without any cracks or damage. Always use a new gate or door for the house. Never use an old gate for a new house. Opt for teak, mahogany, honne and matti wood. Avoid peepal and coconut wood for the main door.
Ideally, you can combine metal with wood, depending on the direction of the main door. As per Vastu, the main entrance in the south direction must have a combination of wood and metal and a west-facing door should have metalwork. The northern door should have silver colour and the east-facing door should be made of wood with a few metal accessories.
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How to decorate the main gate as per Vastu
The entrance and main gate should be eye-catching and appealing to welcome positive energy. The main door should have thresholds, preferably made in marble or wood. Also, make rangoli with kumkum or paste Lakshmi feet stickers at the entrance of your house as this ensures growth in wealth and prosperity. Use good luck symbols like Ganesh, elephants, om, kalash and shubh laabh to attract auspicious wealth and energy. Always have a well-designed nameplate on the main door.
As the main entrance welcomes new opportunities, a toran acts as a symbol of good vibes. Hanging a toran is auspicious as it invites good luck and wards off negative energies. According to Vastu, torans of yellow marigold flowers symbolise good fortune and optimism and, along with Ashoka and mango leaves, keep negative energies away. Sea-shell torans also aid to reduce Vastu dosha.
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Vastu tips for the main gate (door) to attract positive energies
- Avoid the main gate facing T-junction or T-intersection, which, according to Vastu, means the house will be overwhelmed by negative energies.
- The position of the main gate should not be in the centre of the house or the middle of the plot.
- Pillars, trees or the entrance door of any other house should not face your main door.
- The path leading to your main door should not be dark as it attracts stress and creates problems. A well-lit path will attract prosperity at home.
- Avoid any shadows on the main door, especially those cast by other buildings or plants.
- The main gate should face the main door of the house so that visitors can find the entrance easily.
- The main entrance gate should not be higher than the compound wall.
- The main door should not face an elevator or staircase.
- Make sure that the main gate is as noise-free as possible while opening or closing the door.
- The main door should always be above ground level. The number of stairs in front of the main door must be odd.
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- Keep the main gate area clean and clutter-free. Refrain from keeping garbage and dustbins near the main entrance because they emit negative energy.
- Hang a horseshoe with the ends pointing upwards as this is believed to attract and contain all the good energies.
- Lighting a Diya outside the main door at the sunset attracts good energies and wards off evil energies.
What are Vastu remedies for southeast and southwest main door dosha?
A southeast and southwest entrance is considered a Vastu flaw. According to Vastu Shastra, placing nine red carnelian gemstones at the gate helps reduce the negative effects. Place a Vastu pyramid at the top of the centre of the main door and two more pyramids on either side of the door. To reduce the ill effects of a southwest entrance, paint or place stickers of Om, Trishul and Swastika symbols on the main door. Place a Panchmukhi Hanuman in a standing posture with his weapon (gada) in the left hand at the top centre of the main door.
Can fountains be placed near the main gate for good luck as per Vastu?
The best position to place a water fountain at home is adjacent to the home entrance, in the north direction. Install a water fountain in the living room, as per Vastu, near the main entrance of your home to invite positive energies. This will prevent negative energy from entering your home. Ensure that the water of the fountain flows in the direction of your house. Avoid water fountains in front of houses in the south, southeast and west.
Can mirrors be placed in front of the main gate as per Vastu?
Avoid placing a mirror at the opposite of the entrance as it may lead to the positive energy bouncing back. Mirrors and other sparkling things should be avoided outside the entrance since they expel positive energy from the home.
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