Welcoming good energy

Understanding the science of Feng Shui and adapting it in the design of homes calls for precision combined with 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 construction. Therefore, 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. 

The main door is the most important area in a building; both Vaastu and Feng Shui attach great importance not just to the position, but also 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. 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 direction. 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 of the building 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 a door, the immediate need is not to go for replacements 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 the most prominent.

The main door frame must be provided with a threshold (door sill) at the bottom. This serves as a safety measure to check 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 a Vaastu and Fengshui perspective, the missing fourth side of the frame which rests firmly on the floor represents fulfilment, wholesomeness and stability. The main door frame which is four sided is considered very good and is even better if it has a window 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 of the entrance to the property.

A 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.

(The author is a Fengshui consultant and traditional Vaastu practitioner. He may be reached by email at fengshui@fengshuiserver.com or on Ph: 25252456 or 25252109