The Front Door – Part 1

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

The correct front entrance placement is vital to the general effect that Vastureva Vaastu has on a home or structure. The placement of the front door determines which cosmic forces are stimulated at the entrance and what the effects are based upon that cosmic force. For example, a main entrance in the east-northeast zone (placed in a very specific, mathematically determined position) is very supportive to health, family relationships, and relationships in general.

The front entrance placed in the very center of the south – facing in a house wall creates a harmful effect on the occupants. Moving that door to the module east or west of south center using specific mathematical equations will do the opposite and actually enhance the lives of the occupants. The front door located in the central east promotes egotistical behavior and the demise of children. Whereas if the front door is located one pada to the north of central east it promotes fame and well-being.

The front door can be located in any of the four directions but only in the correct module as directed by the Shastras. This effect is due, in part, to the cosmic energy (Vastu) that pours down onto the house from Unbounded Space as the earth’s Vaastu attracts it to the building. That energy showers the building up to about ten feet around the building (hence the need to ensure that the plot is flat at least ten feet around the building). When the front door is opened, this energy pours in through the door. This is not energy from the stars, planets, sun etc. (all material energy) but rather direct Vastu energy (spiritual energy).

People with limited knowledge of authentic Vaastu Shastras do not know that the front door may go on any side of the house if placed in a correct position for that direction. Because they are unaware of this Shastric declaration, out of fear they place the front door only in the East or North. Again, because they are unaware of the Shastric rules for placing front doors, they place the front door in the central east location. This location for most homes is prohibited as it gives rise to egotistical behavior and demise of children either through death or departure from the home in unhappy circumstances.

Another interesting front door phenomenon executed by improperly educated designers and builders is that they read or heard that the front of the house should be deflected 1.5 degrees to improve material well-being. They interpret that to mean that the front door should be moved 1.5 to 2 inches to the right of center (center of the 101 pada). This in fact creates a disturbance in the Vaastu of the house and can result in disharmony for the inhabitants, as the center of the door should be centered on the pada per Shastric rule. Another common error of improperly trained Vaastu consultants and Sthapatya Veda Consultants is that they rely solely on a text called the Manasara. The text used is a literary translation by a Classical Sanskrit translator who was unfamiliar with technical Sanskrit. This fact produced a text that is only about sixty percent accurate.

It is only through proper training directly under the auspices of a Shilpi Guru that one can learn the nuances of ancient and authentic Shastric rules. The only existing organizations that provide that training are Vaastu Vedic Research Foundation ( Chennai, and The American University of Mayonic Science and Technology, USA (


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, For any questions please visit

Author: Ganesh

A soul in the search of eternal peace... "Be True, Love All, Help Others Selflessly, Live in Harmony and Rest in Peace"

7 thoughts on “The Front Door – Part 1”

    1. We may be able to determine if it is good position exactly based on Padas (cubical space) in each direction. The next part will have more details about this tomorrow. 🙂


  1. I live in a rented apartment which faces south. the main door in on southeast. But, the door is partial in 3rd pada and 4th pada. More towards 3rd pada. Is this a good apartment for me? Mine is Vrishabha raasi. and I read somewhere that south facing houses are good for me. Please let me know if I am staying in the correct house.


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