5 Vastu Tips For House Garden
By: Pinki Mon, 22 Apr 2019 08:50 AM
Planning and designing your garden as per Vastu Shastra can significantly alter your mood, while also ensuring health and prosperity. An outdoor garden allows us to feel close to nature, giving us the luxury to enjoy the serenity and calmness affected by the abundance of flora. People cultivate gardens for their refreshing character. Vastu Shastra, the traditional Hindu system of architecture, can help tap into such natural beauty and its energising qualities. Listed below are some guidelines that one can follow to ensure their garden is Vastu-compliant.
* According to Vastu Shastra, each section of a garden resembles one of the five elements of Paanch Maha Boota. The south-west section of the house represents earth, the north-east accounts for water, the south-east represents fire (home to disease-free plants), while the north-west represents air. The centre represents space. A garden in the south-east or south-west causes tension.
* If the garden is located out in front, a massive tree should never block its entrance. A tree can be planted alongside the wall of the garden. In fact, planting a peepal, mango, neem or banana tree is preferred from a Vastu point of view. These trees are not only known for their fragrance but for the positive vibes they give out.
* Small shrubs should be planted in the east or north sections of the garden, leaving the north-east section open and free.
* Tall trees should be planted in the west, south and south-west sections of the garden. A sizeable distance should be maintained between the main house and the trees; their shadow should not fall on the building between 9 am and 3 pm, as per Vastu Shastra.
* Large trees, like the peepal, should not be planted too close to the house as their roots can damage the foundation of the house. The trees that attract insects, worms, honey bees or serpents should be avoided in the garden. They bring bad luck.