THIRUVANATHAPURAM: Doing Vastu pooja before starting construction of a house is meant to seek forgiveness for destroying the habitat of a number of living beings
When to do Vastu pooja?
In the case of a house, it is good to conduct Vastu pooja four times. First, after you level the plot chosen for building the house, sitting on the northern side of the plot. This pooja is actually seeking forgiveness to those living beings which had lost their habitat when you cleared the area of the green vegetation and also for pleasing Vastudeva and for the 53 dieties believed to be residing in Him. Second, when you lay the foundation stone for the house; third, when you place the entrance door and fourth, on the day you conduct house-warming.
'Ashtadikku’ of a house
South-West- Kannimoola or Nirathikon
Projections of a plot
The projections can be towards the north-east or east-north direction. If the plot is a square, there are no particular conditions. If it is a rectangular plot, it is good to have the projections on the south-north side. While building a house on such a plot, ensure that the house faces the northern or southern direction.
Suppose a house has the well in south-east corner, which is not good as per Vastu norms. But if there is no other option for drinking water, what can you do?
It is good to have a well in north-east corner and not in south-east corner, also known as ‘agnikon’. But, if there is no other go, build a wall separating the house and the well. And, in order to draw water, make a path from its eastern or northern side.
Placing ‘kattila’ (door frame) of the entrance door
Choose the wood which is strong and can store energy. Jackfruit, aanjili, teak and mahagony are the best options. Use the same variety of wood for the door frame and the door. The entrance door should be bigger than the doors inside the house. It is better to have all the family members present when you conduct the ceremony for placing the door frame (‘kattilavaippu’).
When the entrance door is being placed, the members should stand there touching the door.
If possible, make a hole on the top layer of the frame and keep precious stones which will help to let in positive energy into the house in that hole.
Once the door frame is placed, 3 to 4 female members of the family should get inside through the door carrying pots full of water and pour this water in the north-east corner.
This is not needed while placing frames of doors inside the house.