Vastu kitchen

  • The kitchen ideally, should be towards South-East, the direction of God of Fire ((Agneya)). Alternatively, it can located in the North West(Vayavya).
  • The kitchen door should open in North, North East or East direction in clockwise manner.
  • You should avoid having the kitchen at the North East corner of the house as this may lead to unrest, quarrels, tension or unnecessary expenditure. It is also recommended to avoid kitchen at Southwest side as this can also cause difficulties and worries.
  • Cook should face the East or North. This brings good health for the family members and violating this with face towards South while cooking could bring financial losses to the family
  • All items pertaining to fire or heat should be installed in the South-East corner. The Main-switch, generators, microwaves, juicers and mixers should be located in the South-East corner of the house.
  • The gas stove should be in southeast corner (the place of Lord Agni), a few inches away from the wall. It should not be in front of the main door of the kitchen. Gas stove or any other cooking material should be placed in such a way as allows the cook to face only towards the East while cooking. If the lady faces west while cooking, it may lead to health problems. Cooking with face towards the south may lead to financial problems in the family. No shelf should be placed above cooking gas. The cooking stove should not be visible from outside should always be shielded from outsiders.
  • The refrigerator should be in the northwest, southeast, south or west.
  • The kitchen must have adequate provision for cross-ventilation. The ventilators and larger kitchen windows should be in the East direction and smaller windows in the South.
  • The Kitchen sink should be placed in North East.
  • The water filter and other drinking water storage should be done in the North East direction of the kitchen.
  • The dining table if placed in the kitchen should be in the North West corner and not in the centre with the face in East or North direction while consuming food.
  • Any toilet or bathroom should not share a common wall with your kitchen.
  • Gas Cylinder should be kept in south-east. Empty Cylinder should be kept in south-west.
  • If possible, the cooking gas and the washing sink should not be kept very close to each other. The reason is that fire and water are not compatible being close to each other.
  • The storage racks should be made on southern or western wall Essential commodities like boxes of grain, spices, pulses, etc. should be in south or west direction. The water source including pitcher, water filter, etc. may be kept in north-east.
  • Ceramic tiles, mosaic, marble are good choices for kitchen flooring. Ceramic tile flooring is recommended to accommodate Indian conditions as it is stain-free, dust-free and scratch resistant.
  • The color of floor and walls should be yellow, orange, rose, chocolate or red. It should not be black as far as possible.
  • Exhaust fan should be installed on the eastern wall in the south-east corner.
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