Q. I am constructing a new house which is facing East. I want to incorporate a room for doing exercises. Where should I have this room?
Rajiv Pegu, Jorhat
Ans. The Northeast sector of the house is the best area for doing exercises. If you plan to keep heavy equipments or weights, keep them at southwest of the room. The east is the second best area.
THE VAASTU PURUSHA MANDALA
This is the grid that houses the Vaastu Purusha or man upside down in nine squares. It can be also extended into 9 X 9 i.e. 81 square grids which associate with 81 deities ruling each square. Lord Brahma resides in the centre area and other major gods occupy the other eight directions. Actually, the energy of these directions are suitable for specific purposes during different time of the day.
NORTH EAST : From 3 am to 6 am, the northeast is ideal for meditation and exercises.This time is free from ultra-violet ray emissions. It is important to have an open area or a balcony or terrace in this area. The puja room is very auspicious at northeast.
EAST : The sun rises fully around 6 am to 9 am in the east. This time is very good for brushing teeth, taking a bath and shaving. The east represents new beginnings, hope and promise.
SOUTH EAST : The sun becomes stronger from 9 am to 12 PM. The southeast sector of the house receives stronger and potent sunlight during this time. So it is good to prepare the midday meal during this time.
SOUTH: From 12 pm to 3 pm, sun is at its strongest and the southern sector takes the brunt. This time is good for a rest after lunch to avoid the intensity of heat. In many European countries, the midday siesta is a must.
SOUTH WEST: The sun’s strength gets milder from 3 pm to 6 pm but still it falls in the southwest area. This is a good time to work, study or read. The planet Uranus rules the southwest.
WEST : From 6 pm to 9 pm, the sun sets in the western sky. In places like London, the sunlight is available as late as 9 pm. This is good time to have supper/dinner because Saturn rules this area and one must be at peace during this time.
NORTH WEST: The sun sets by 9 pm and the moon rules the night sky. So from 9 pm to 12 am, one must retire to bed.
NORTH: From 12 am to 3 am, the sun is at the farthest. This is the time for secrets. Safety and security must be practiced in this period. Lot of thefts and burglaries happen during this time.
Hemanta Kumar Sarmah
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