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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Sep 2019 12:50 PM GMT

This is one of the most neglected areas of construction in our country. Major causes of landslide, floods and waterlogging are due to unplanned and haphazard constructions on the hills due to earth cutting and deforestation.

  1. There is no Vaastu bar for building a structure on a hill if the hill is in the West or South direction of the city.
  2. The hills in the North, Northeast or East directions of the city are not good for construction. Our Guwahati city is a living example.
  3. The hills with slopes towards the East, North or Northeast are good, while the hills with slopes towards South or West are bad.
  4. Hills with rivers, canals, sea, ponds, lake or well in the East or North are good. If they are in the West or South, better not to take up the construction.
  5. The hills with slopes to all the four directions and having approach roads in the East or North are good.
  6. Compound walls are necessary. The height of the East and North walls should be less than the height in South and West.
  7. Water source (well or underground tank) should be in the Northeast direction. If the tank is overhead, it should be in the West direction.
  8. Arrange the compound wall gate in the East, North or Northeast direction. If that not feasible, arrange in the west side of the north-west or south side of the south-east.
  9. Have the structure with more vacant space in the East and North.
  10. No construction activity should be carried out in the Northeast corner as it will invite many troubles.
  11. No wells, pond, septic tank or pit should be there in the South-east, South, West or Southwest.
  12. In upward or downward slope hills, carry out the construction with upward slopes towards the South or West.
  13. If the construction is multi-level, make it on the upward slope towards the South or West.
  14. Having taller hills in the Northeast, East or North are bad omens while taller hills in the West and South are good omens.


People earn and accumulate wealth through hard work and endeavor. There are a lot of people who earn fat salaries from the Public as well as the private sector and lead a rich lifestyle. But despite making a lot of money, some of them keep on losing money slowly and become poor at the end of the day. Certain bad habits are responsible for this. Let us see what are these bad Vaastu habits which can erode the financial base of a person. Lack of spiritual knowledge is one of the main reasons for this.

  1. Our ancient scriptures have forbidden certain activities on Sunday. The sun is responsible for name, fame and wealth. One should not dine in Brass (Kanch) or Bronze (Pital) plates or dishes on a Sunday. It brings financial losses.
  2. Shani (Saturn) is the God of justice. NEVER harass someone in distress or trouble. Lord Shani looks at those with a western eye who troubles innocent and poor people.
  3. The sunrise and sunset are very auspicious moments and Goddess Lakshmi visits the house during this time. One should not sleep during sunrise or sunset. People doing so do not get the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.
  4. Those, who do not perform any puja or pray to god, DO NOT get the blessings of God and are bound to lose wealth over time.


Red chilis are one of the most popular spices in India. Dried red chillis are consumed all over India including the hilly regions. The main use is for adding color and flavor to various dishes. Different sauces and Chutneys are also prepared using red chilli. It is very rich in vitamin C but overconsumption of red chillis may cause indigestion, acidity, and heartburn. According to Ayurveda, it can cause Pitta Dosha. Besides eating, red chillis are used very commonly by Indians to ward off the evil eye (Bura nazar) which is supposed to affect children, households, projects and even adults. Vaastu experts use red chillis for several remedial measures as well as to attract positive energy. We will discuss some of the methods which are used all over the country for various vaastu purpose.

  • If your business is not doing well, take 21 seeds of the dried red chilli in a jug (Lota) of water , swing it seven times overhead inside the premises and throw it outside. The seeds and the water will absorb the negative energy.
  • If you are having trouble saving money, wrap 7 red chillis in a handkerchief and keep it where you keep your cash and valuables. Money will start coming and stick with you.
  • Keep 5 dried red chillis wrapped in a cloth and keep them under the bed for good health. It is supposed to ward off diseases and nightmares.
  • The kitchen is the best place to keep the red chillis.


When the Indus Civilization started and Vaastu came into force, the toilet was always located outside the house. Most of the toilets did not have a septic tank but had removable service tins. Later on, space became a constraint and the concept of the septic tank came into existence. As it required a lower level than the toilet for disposal of the waste materials, a pit was required. So it had to adhere to the Vaastu norms.

  1. Septic tank should not be directly touching the compound wall or the plinth of the house. It should be at least 1 or 2 ft. away.
  2. Septic tank should not be in the Southeast, the Northeast or the Southwest corner under any condition.
  3. If the Northside is divided into nine equal parts it should be in the third part from the Northwest direction.
  4. Of the three parts of the ‘septic’ tank, water should be in the East and the excretion in the West.
  5. Due to paucity of space, the septic tank can be built in the North corner of the west side but 1 or 2 ft. away from the compound wall.
  6. The length of the septic tank should be East-West and the breadth South-North as far as possible.
  7. Septic tank should not be higher than the plinth level of the building. It should be at the ground level as far as possible.
  8. The outlet of the septic tank should be in the North or the West.

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