The main entrance to a home, according to Vastu Shastra, is not just the entry point for the family, but also for energy. The main door, regarded as the "archway to triumph and advancement in life," should face north, east, or north-east. It should be wide enough for easy passage of vehicles and deep enough for storage of goods.
An entrance that faces another building is considered negative because it creates dependence between the dwellers. The advice is to avoid such entrances in homes as well as businesses.
An entrance that leads to a shed, garage, or other structure attached to the house is also negative because it limits your ability to move about the house freely.
A front entrance that leads to the backyard is also discouraged because it prevents you from entering the house through any other door first. This makes the main entrance the only way in and out, which can be problematic if someone needs to get inside urgently.
A back entrance that leads to the garage is positive because it gives you access to both the yard and the house without going through main doors. However, this shouldn't be the only entrance used by the family because it restricts their movement.
Main doors or entrances to a south-facing property must be positioned in the center of a south-facing wall or area, according to vastu principles. This is done to align the energy of the home. Entrances to the left of the center point are likewise often favorable. The best alignment will allow a clear view of the outside while still providing protection from the sun.
A house with its main entrance to the south has a higher chance of experiencing heat problems during hot seasons. It is recommended that you adjust the main entrance door to avoid blocking the sunlight.
A house with its main entrance to the south has a higher chance of experiencing cold problems during cold seasons. It is recommended that you adjust the main entrance door to let in more light and air circulation.
A house with its main entrance to the south has a higher chance of experiencing humidity problems. It is recommended that you adjust the main entrance door to allow in some natural ventilation.
A house with its main entrance to the south has a higher chance of experiencing pest problems. It is recommended that you adjust the main entrance door to prevent animals from entering the property.
In conclusion, it is recommended that you adjust the position of the main entrance door to the south of your property to increase the value of your home and make it comfortable for living.
The main entrance should face north, east, or north-east, according to Vastu Shastra. But here are some additional possibilities: If you wish to build/install an entry door in the north wall, make sure it is in the north-east area of the north wall. Otherwise, the house will not be able to accommodate all four directions.
Here are two pictures that show how a house can only fit three entrances:
Picture 1: This picture shows what happens if there are two entries on the west side of the house. The roof would have to be lowered to allow for both doors, which would obstruct the passage of light into the other rooms. For the same reason, a house with more than three entries cannot have them on the west side.
Picture 2: Here is another possibility for the location of the entry door. This time there are two entries on the south side, with the third one on the east side. Again, the roof would have to be lowered to allow for all three doors, which would obstruct the passage of light into the other rooms. For the same reason, a house with more than three entries cannot have them on the south and east sides.
In conclusion, a Vastu compliant house should have exactly three entrances: one in each corner of the building and one in the center.
According to Vastu principles, the front of the home should be built low and the back on a higher position. As a result, a primary gate facing north or east is preferable. A secondary entrance from the west is also acceptable.
A high-rising house is more stable structurally as well as symbolically. It is said that the soul rises after death to a higher plane where it receives ultimate peace. The spirit then returns to this material world with greater strength and stability.
The main door of the house should be kept closed at all times except when guests are present. This keeps harmful energy out and allows goodness in. When the door is open, negative energies can enter through it.
It is recommended that you not place your bed against the wall. Instead, put it in the middle of the room so that you will be able to see and reach it from anywhere in the house.
People who live in such houses say that they feel safe and secure. This direction is considered good luck because it is believed that evil spirits tend to rise up along with the sun during sunrise and sunset.
High-rising houses are used for great men and women, saints, prophets, and heroes. It is believed that they still remain influential even after their death.
The primary door/entrance should always face north, north-east, east, or west, as they are considered fortunate orientations. Avoid placing the main entrance in the south, south-west, north-west (north side), or south-east (east side). The main entrance should be large enough to accommodate any baggage that may need to be brought in or out.
Other entrances can also be useful, for example an exit doorway from another room, or a window. However, these should not be used as the main method of entry and exit, but rather as back-ups in case something happens to the main door/entrance.
Generally speaking, buildings with multiple floors will have several different entrances, each one leading to a separate floor. But buildings with only one floor will usually have a single entrance/exit door. In cases where there is more than one way into or out of a single-floor building, it is up to you whether you want more than one entrance/exit or not.
Floor numbers are important! The number of the floor at which you enter the building will determine which part of the building you are in. Each floor will generally have a name, which might be written on a sign by the elevator bank or seen in the foyer of the building. These names do not necessarily have to be real words, they can be symbols too.