Fengshui and Gateway to Success

By S.BS. Surendran

Understanding the science of Feng Shui and adapting it in the design of homes calls for precision combined with tasteful aesthetics. When we look at a building the first impression we derive determines the kind of energy existing within it and you get a feel about the lifestyle of the occupants too.

Designing and placing the main door and frame is an essential part of a building construction hence adapting the right dimensions, material and position ensures that the house is not deprived of good energy which would in turn affect the occupants over a period of time.

Main door is the most important area in a building; both Vaastu and Feng Shui attach great importance not just for the position but also for the auspicious time to place the frame and door during construction. The main entrance holds a unique position in relation to the rest of the doors in the house hence; additional care is required in attending to the requirements of this door.

The position of the main door is quite critical as each compass direction has exalted or positive direction or debilitated or negative directions. Hence one needs to take extra care while designing the home to ensure that the main door is in the exalted position.

The Front door is considered as the Mouth of the building hence the front door in a home should be large and inviting. The ideal height for a door should be approximately three times the width of the door. If the shortcoming is noticed in the door, the immediate need is not to go for replacement right away, Instead the remedy lies in giving an artful decorative treatment along the margin zone around the main frame to make it stand out and speak for itself as most prominent.

The main door frame must be provided with a threshold (door sill) at the bottom. This serves as a safety measure against the trespassing insects, rodents and reptiles which are otherwise invited by the passage lurking in the space, howsoever small, between the shutter and the floor where the sill is not provided. From Vaastu and Fengshui perspective, the missing fourth side of the frame which rests firmly on the floor represents the element composed of fulfilment, wholesomeness and stability so a main door frame which is four sided is considered very good and is even better if it has a windows on either side.

It is considered auspicious if the entrance to the property and the main door of the house are on the same side and it is inauspicious if the main door to the house is on the opposite side to the entrance of the property. Water body or underground tank, septic tank, or canal under the main entrance is a taboo and is said to cause loss of wealth and triggers sickness to the occupants.

S.BS. Surendran is an accredited master feng shui consultant, traditional vaastu practitioner and bio-energetician based in Bangalore, India. He can be contacted via fengshui@fengshuiserver.com

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