Vastu for South Facing House: Are They Really Unlucky?

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South facing houses have acquired a very bad name and people believe that each South facing house is bad; however, it’s a huge “misconception”. While home or flat buyers normally avoid south-facing houses, however it doesn’t mean south facing houses can’t be made auspicious. Following Vastu Shastra Tips, south-facing house can be made extremely lucky for the owners.

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How to identify a South facing house?

Follow these simple steps:

  • Take a compass (open compass app on mobile) and stand in the centre of the house, facing outside (as if you’re going out of your home)
  • Keep the compass or phone on the ground so that it is not tilted in any one direction. Note down the direction it is showing. For example,
    • While coming out of your home, you face North – then you have a North facing house
    • Similarly, if you face South while coming out of your home, then you have a South facing house

Vastu for South Facing House: Is a South facing house good or bad as per Vastu?

South facing house have earned a very evil name for themselves it is believed that all south facing houses are bad, however it is not so

House is good or bad, depends of how Vastu principals are followed on designing various sections of the house such as location of the Main entrance, Kitchen, Bedrooms, Open Space, Living Room / Area, Dining Room, Toilet, Bathroom, Temple / Mandir, Swimming Pool, Garage, Gym, Terrace, Staircase, garden, etc.

Hence only buying south facing house does not make it good or bad

Vastu for South Facing House: South facing house is suitable for who all ?

Normally South facing property may be suitable to personnel of 3 types of professions

  • South is direction of Mars, hence suitable for professionals related to administrative services like IAS, Police and Judiciary
  • South is direction of fame and recognition, people in the entertainment industry like actors, actress, directors,musicians, can select a south facing property. It is also suitable for people who are in manufacturing
  • South direction is also direction of fire which represents security and passion, hence it is good choice for people in the armed forces and paramilitary forces etc

Vastu for South Facing House: South facing house is suitable for which Rashis ?

People of following 3 Rashis (moon Sign) may go for South facing houses:

  • मिथुन (Gemini)
  • कन्या (Virgo)
  • मकर (Capricorn)

However, as mentioned earlier rashi or South facing house alone is not sufficient condition for right house

Vastu for South Facing House – The Placement of Main Door/Entrance

We need to understand there is different between house facing and facing of main entrance (main door)

  • Check whether your main door is in centre or on left or on right
  • For South Facing
    • If door is in centre, then Main door is in South
    • If door is in Left, then Main door is in South East
    • If door is in Right, then Main door is in South West
South Facing House – Concept of Pada/Steps

Normally, South direction is does not considered very favorable in vastu shastra. However different parts of South directions have varying degree of auspiciousness.

To understand the concept, read the details below and refer the above image & coloured partition:

  • The 4th pada (green one) is the best and the most favorable for main door or entrance of a south facing home.
  • If Pada 4 is small, you can use pada’s 1, 2 and 3 for entrance/main door
    • However to make sure to include pada 4 along with padas 3, 2 or 1.
    • If you’re using space up to pada 1, then make sure that the entrance/main door doesn’t touch the SE corner
      • Leave at least 1/2 feet from SE wall
  • The pada’s 5 to 9 are inauspicious. hence should not be used for main door

Do’s: Vastu for South Facing House

  • Make the walls in South and West thicker and higher than North and East.
  • Make sure that kitchen is in SE or NW, preferably SE
    • While cooking, you should face towards East in a South-East kitchen and West in a North-West kitchen.
  • Master Bedroom:  in the South-West corner
  • Staircase : can have staircase in south
  • Pooja Room: Make Pooja room in the NE corner
  • Guest bedroom: You can make a guest bedroom in North-West
  • Fix a Bahubali Hanuman Yantra or Dakshin Mukhay Yantra with Bhaum Yantra above the door that is facing south

Don’ts: Vastu for South Facing House

  • Never have Septic tanks, underground water tanks, rivers, or lakes in the south. Else you will always struggle with money
  • Avoid a plot that slopes from North to South. This may lead to failure in career and personal life
  • Avoid a cut or extension in South.
  • Avoid car parking in South.
  • Avoid keeping more open space in South than North side.
  • Avoid kitchen in South-West
  • Compound walls in the south and west should be higher to stop negative energy entering inside the premises.
    • Compound walls in the north and east should be low to allow the positive energy to enter the premise
  • Never have T-junction or veedhishoola in the south direction. This will lead to unending confusion and problems in life

FAQs for Vastu for South Facing Home

  • Having an entry door or entrance gate or window towards the South is good?
    • Yes
  • South pooja room is good as per Vastu?
    • Yes but consult Vastu expert
  • Septic tank towards South direction is good?
    •  No
  • Having water storage sump (below ground level) is good or bad?
    •  No
  • Can we construct car shed or car garage?
    • Yes
  • Can we develop a garden in South direction?
    •  Small garden
  • Can we plan a lift/elevator?
    •  Yes but consult Vastu expert
  • Having an internal or external staircase/steps is acceptable?
    •  No, but if you wish to have, consult Vastu expert
  • Having sewage line at South direction is good?
    •  No
  • Is constructing a storeroom or stocks at this location is OK?
    •  Yes
  • South toilet is good?
    •  Yes but consult Vastu expert
  • Can we construct porticos?
    •  Yes but consult Vastu expert
  • Master bedroom in South direction is good?
    •  Yes but consult Vastu expert
  • Can we plan for a water fountain in South?
    •  Yes
  • Balcony at South direction is good?
    •  Yes
  • South direction kitchen is suggested?
    •  Yes
  • Keeping sofa sets and furniture is bad or good?
    •  Yes
  • Can we keep the computer table at South direction?
    •  Yes
  • Can we plan the swimming pool at South direction?
    •  Yes
  • Can we have a home office in this direction?
    •  OK
  • Can we have water lakes, water wells, rivers, ponds, and stream at South direction?
    •  No brings bad luck and health issues
  • Having electricity transformers and electricity polls are good?
    •  Yes
  • Can we plan basement/cellar for South facing house?
    •  Avoid
  • Mountains and hillocks at South direction are bad or good?
    •  Good
  • Can we plant Trees in South direction?
    •  Yes
  • Planning to buy one South facing plot, opposite there are many open vacant lands, is this good?
    •  No

This is a myth all south facing house bring bad luck. Similar to any other direction, the south also has both positive and negative energies. If we follow the vastu tips at south facing house, we can augment and fortify the positive energies and fade the negative energies. In case you wish to know more and seek the advice of best vastu consultant , please Call us or WhatsApp on + 91 9538602626. You can also email us on You can visit our website too –

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