Vastu for a healthy kitchen
Your Kitchen can do wonders in your life. You can Attract money, health and security with a Vastu compliant Kitchen, says Prasad Kulkarni, CEO, MahaVastu Mumbai.
Having cash in hand, recovering the blocked payments, better health, physical and mental strength are some of the benefits that can be ensured with right location of kitchen in 16 Vastu Zones. Documented Vastu case studies show that a kitchen in right direction helps you avoid problems such as frequent accidents, aggressive behaviour and delay in marriage of children due to sudden hurdles.
Whether it is selecting or designing a Vastu compliant new house or doing accurate Vastu analysis for an existing house, Kitchen forms an important consideration. As per ancient texts on Vastu Shastra, the taste of food is greatly affected by the direction of Kitchen. Here is some interesting information about how direction affects taste of food. According to the theory of Five Elements, in each zone there is one or more element, and this combination will affect how food tastes. In the East, the natural flavour of food is enhanced, while the South makes food spicy and encourages a good appetite. In the West, it is crispy and salty, and you want more of it. In the North, it will taste sweet.
Most people, women especially, spend the greater part of their time in the kitchen, thinking of and cooking nutritious, delicious dishes. Since all must eat well to live well, so kitchen designing for homes, especially, urban homes is critical. Space is at a premium in towns and cities, and with no knowledge of Vastu, apartment designs sometimes hinder, instead of helping occupants.
The thought of a kitchen usually summons delicious smells and wonderful memories. However, it can also bring much misery, ill health and what not, if it is not rightly placed. If you are unaware of Vastu, you will not realise why this is happening. So, this is precisely where learning Vastu can help you. Since the 16 Vastu zones govern different emotions and qualities, it stands to reason that kitchens in different zones will vary in effects. These effects can be made to work for you using MahaVastu.
Out of the 16 Vastu zones that comprise your house, the ideal zones for a kitchen are the SouthEast (SE) and South-SouthEast (SSE). Both these Vastu zones are dominated by the fire element. The SE is known as the Agni kon, the place of the ‘spark’, the ‘burner’, represented so well by the cooking stove. The colours, green, cream and red, promote its positive aspects. Food cooked here will taste good, and eating here will also improve your digestion. Not only does it give you good physical health via nutritious food, but it also keeps money flow healthy.
For a kitchen in SSE, Vastu zone of strength and confidence you can use same colour schemes as recommended for the SE zone. Kitchen located in this zone provides fuel for all endeavours and keeps up mental and physical strength. In the old days, the ghee and cooking oil were kept here. A West zone is also good. In fact many good restaurants are either west-facing or have their kitchens in the West. It promotes gains, good health, physically and financially.
Remember that a kitchen is taboo in the South-South-West, the zone of waste and disposal. It is exceedingly harmful for all aspects of life.
The kitchen is not recommended in the North-East as it brings mental turmoil – fire in the place of Water – and can cause brain-related ailments. For newlyweds, this kitchen creates problem related with conception and child birth. So, it must be avoided.
In the North, it affects new opportunities in career, growth and money. Businessmen will see their sales plummet. For people in Job, it will bring in problems with Boss as also blocked growth in career.
In the North-NorthEast, the zone of health, it will cause regular ill-health, medication and affects immunity and recovery.
Many people suffer from diabetes. A kitchen in the East-South-East, the zone of churning, can set this problem off in males, and gift the cook with a complaining nature.
In the South-West, the zone of relationships, it will generate severe inter-family clashes, career instability and delayed marriages for children.
Some say that the kitchen and bathroom should not be adjacent to each other, but this is all right, if each room is in its right location. This is possible when the kitchen is in the SE, and the toilet is in the ESE.
The use of granite as the kitchen slab can cause severe ill-health, also leading to cancer of the lower abdominal area, if the cooking stove is placed above it. Using marble presents a better and safe option. After analyzing the balance of five elements in your building MahaVastu Consultants advise on the most suitable quality and colour of slab for Kitchen.
Many people are fearful of building their bedroom above the kitchen, thinking that the fire burning below will cause discomfort and not let the body rest and rejuvenate. This is not so, not a single researched case has held it to be true. In fact, only the wrong placement of both rooms, against Vastu norms, can cause trouble.
If you discover that the kitchen is wrongly placed, there are several Maha Vastu remedies possible. For example, changing the wall colour or floor colour. You can also use lights of the right colour that will help enhancing the strength of the Vastu zones and treat the defects created due to Kitchen made in wrong direction.
See how much you enjoy using your kitchen and how well it serves you.