(Last Updated on : 25/06/2010)
Doors and Windows serve very important function in a building. The doors are the entrances as well as the exits. Similarly it is the windows through which air passes in and out of the rooms. Therefore it is very necessary that the doors and windows are placed properly in a building because the doors and the windows can serve as pathways through which positive energy may come in and all negative energy may go away. So following the principles of Vastu in the construction of doors and windows is almost mandatory.
Doors of rooms should be in North-East or North or East. The main entrance to the house can be one or maximum two on front side. More than two should be avoided. In case of the main door, the shutter should open inside. If the main door has single door, the hinges should be on the left side, when viewed from inside the premises. The shutters of the big door should be made using three planks, but should not be of the same variety.
The total number of doors and windows, taken separately, should be even in number and should not have zeros in the ending. Doors should normally be on North direction. Exit of the house should be on the North or East or West in order of preference, and not on the South. The main entrance door should not face the intersection of roads and no trees should obstruct the entrance. However, according to some experts, if the distance between the entrance door and the above obstructions is more than the height of the building, the obstructions will not be considered inauspicious. The entrance steps should be an even number. The number of pillars should be an even number. Similarly, if beams are introduced in any room, or hall, this also should be an even number. There should be no window on South-West side up to 12 percent of the length of the building.
Hence it is evident that doors and windows are ought to be constructed not only in proper positions according to Vastu but at the same time the number of doors and windows which are to be constructed in the building should be given due importance.