Ashta Dikpalakas & Directions for Any Sort of Building
As shown in the picture 1-1 knowing the directions and asta dikpalakas is fundamental for vaastu. The compass could be the right instrument for deciding all North, South, East, and West. Likewise all the four corners. Each side of the Plot/Land could be divided into 4 equal parts and named accordingly.
- East: Lord Indra is the in-charge of the east. He is lavish, comfort-oriented and enjoys to the full extent. So due importance need to be given in a manner such as
- Empty or unconstructed space should weigh more, compared to the West.
- The slope in the entire site should lead to North-east.
- The eastern compound wall should be distinct from the main house without any loads.
Even rainwater from the rooftop of a house should not be allowed to fall beyond the Eastern compound wall, on to the road, or neighbor’s.
South East Corner (Agneya)
A corner between east and South is called the south-east corner or Agneya. Lord fire is the in-charge of agneya for this corner. Any defect in south-east corner may result in fire accidents, sufferings to either house-wife or off springs, late marriages, separations etc., closing of the south-east result in sufferings to womenfolk.
South: Lord Yama is the in charge of the south, like any other side. This side too should be straight without any cuttings or extensions.
Empty space between to southern compound wall and south of the house should not be more than the northern side. Any defect in the south may lead to financial problems, ill-health.
South West Corner : (Nairuti)
A corner between south and the west is called a south-west corner or Nairuti. Demon Nirruti is the in-charge of the corner. The niruti is known for his bad habits, blood mongers and cruelty. Any defect in the southwest will result into those qualities to the inhabitants. If the southwest corner is defect-less, it ensures respect, status, power and wealth. Southwest corner must be of the higher level, heaviest load point and from there slope should lead to north-east corner. Any defect in south-west may result in murders, accidents, bad habits, prostitution and imprisonment.
Lord Varuna is the in-charge of the west. Defective west reflects upon the landlord either in the form of polio, paralysis etc.,
North West Corner : (Vaayavyam)
Air lord is the in-charge of the corner. The defective Vaayavyam result in madness, multiple marriages etc., Under any circumstances the north-west corner should not be covered or closed and to be left, open to the sky.
Lord Kubera is the in-charge of North. Defective north erodes Wealth, effects the wife’s health and loss of mental peace
North East Corner : (Eesana)
A corner between north and east is called the northeast corner or Eeasna. Lord Eswara is the in-charge. Hence poojas could be performed in the’s corner but not to construct any pooja mandiram in the corner.
Closure of the northeast could be disastrous. Only water, that to beneath the earth either in the form of open well, bore-well or sump could be there but bit away from the corner. But no storage of water above the earth surface.
The subject would be dealt with in detail in the following pages.