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6 Vastu tips for the direction of the main door

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According to Vastu Shastra, the main door of the house is very important as it allows energy inside the house. Today we would like to guide you on certain dos and don'ts when it comes to Vastu for the entrance door. Ideally, the main door should face East, North or North East. However, if it faces in a different direction, there are certain things which you can do to avoid further negative energy from entering your home. We've also included some useful links and tags which will lead you to more related ideas and information on this topic. 

1. South West facing door

Dr.Sudhakar's Residence,Tirupathi:  Wooden doors by M/s Studio7 Architects
M/s Studio7 Architects

Dr.Sudhakar's Residence,Tirupathi

M/s Studio7 Architects

A main door facing the South West is said to bring in negative energy, struggles and misfortunes and should be avoided if possible. However, if it cannot be avoided, then protect the entrance with Hanuman pictures, or gems such as yellow sapphire and quartz crystals. 

2. Door facing South East

4 BHK Apartment of Mr Sachin Tulsyan Kolkata:  Front doors by Cee Bee Design Studio
Cee Bee Design Studio

4 BHK Apartment of Mr Sachin Tulsyan Kolkata

Cee Bee Design Studio

Illness and anger is said to be brought in by main doors facing the South East. To avoid these negative energies, one should place the Gayatri Mantra on both sides of the door. Coral, yellow sapphire and copper can also be used to protect the entrance. For more information, please also read our article titled 8 Vastu tips for a better 2018.

3. South facing door

A South facing door can bring a highly active social life, but it also may bring arguments and disagreements and can disrupt the positive energy in the house. However, placing a Hanuman picture at the entrance can help to prevent the negative energies from harming your home. For more ideas, here are 7 Vastu tips for the front door of your home.

4. West facing door

 Front doors by RK Door Systems
RK Door Systems

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RK Door Systems

A West facing door can be quite good for active young people as it can bring in a lot vibrant energy and enjoyment to the home. For more ideas, please refer to 15 easy Vastu tips for your home.

5. North West facing door




The North West facing door is also quite auspicious. When supported by other Vastu practices, it can also bring in joy and prosperity to the home. For more information, please read our article titled 10 Vastu tips for counteracting negative energy.

6. Additional Vastu tips for the main door




Always place a picture or statue of Ganesha at the entrance, especially if you have a naked wall at the entrance because a bare wall at the main entrance of the house is very inauspicious. Last but not least, the number of doors and windows should be an even number. 

We hope this article has been helpful. For more ideas like this, please check out simple Vastu tips for a happy and prosperous home.

Do you have any other Vastu tips regarding the direction of the main door? 
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