What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you are in vesting into property for commercial or residential purpose? Financial gain, isn’t it? Would you like to invest in such a property which, in the long or short term, has a lower potential to give you profile? Of course you would not. Because money, or the lack of it, matters most. In today’s column, Naresh Singal will focus on the financial aspects of vaastu.
Some people think that it is better to invest in a land rather than investing in a multistory building. We tend not to agree with them, because there, is a close relation between multistory buildings and financial prosperity. To understand this we have to scrutinize the vaastu factors which are responsible in development of multistory building trend. Though scarcity of land is the most common reason for the existence of multistory buildings, but there are some vaastu factors that are equally responsible for this Mumbai, the financial capital of India, and Dubai, the hot destination for businessmen, are two fair examples in this regard. You can easily see this in the geographical maps for both Mumbai and Dubai.
The geography of both these metropolises akin to each other. The most common thing is that they both have flowing water around them. Earlier, Dubai was lacking a water body on one side, but after they made a canal connecting it with Persian Gulf, its geographical features looks like Mumbai. This is a major vaastu condition which brings financial prosperity. And to cater to the needs of the business fraternity, high rise buildings are becoming the nature and norms for both these expanding cities.
Flowing water all around is a sure sign of prosperity, but this not the only vaastu factors one should look at while considering an investment into multistory buildings. Each geographical condition has its own advantages and disadvantages. Even vaastu principles, if followed properly, can change disadvantages into advantages. Commercial buildings. One must see if the property follows these rules while contemplating the investment.
Let’s discuss some basic and important vaastu rules of commercial and residential multistory buildings from the builders and buyers point of view the ultimate goal of developers/builders is to deliver a project such that it may impress their buyers and give them both goodwill and financial benefit in return. Let’s see the major points builders should keep in mind while they plan multistory buildings:
- Generator & electric panel should be kept in south-east / south.
- More attention is required for the direction to build multi- level parking.
- If the south – west /south are heavy (for e.g., if there is a mountain / another building) it is good both the builders and buyers. It can be seen in both geographical and man-made conditions. You see, if a mountain or hill is there in the south-west or south of your project, it is ideal, as vaastu avers that south-west/south should always be heavier. That is why we generally suggest that the bigger or heavier tower is constructed in these directions. It will also help the buyer if they want to sell their property in a timely & profitable manner.
- If the land is surrounded by a water body on all the four sides (for e.g. Dubai & Mumbai) its very good from the financial point of view, for both buyers and sellers. Some builders are today going to the extent of landscaping an artificial water body to surround their commercial projects in order to keep in congruence to this aspect of vaastu.
- Adequate open space should be left on all four sides of the building. More open space towards the north and east sides of the building is beneficial as compared to south and west sides.
- The slop of the floor in building should be towards North/east while South/west should be raised.
- Underground water tank ought to be built in the north-east, north or east while overhead tanks must be positioned in the south-west / south or west.
- East and north are the ideal for balcony space.
- Toilets should be in the North West or west.
- If trees are used in landscaping, tall and dense trees should not be too near to the building. they should not be too near to the building. They should be planted such that their shadow does not fall on the building until 4.00 pm in the evening.
- Every floor ought to be constructed in such a manner that fresh air flows freely into every enclosed space. There should also be adequate provision for daylight to enter into every room of the building.
- If attached toilets are to be provided in any rooms in the complex, they should be to the southern portion of the room.
Point to remember for a buyer while pondering investment in multistory buildings:
- Though the entrance of the main building should be facing east or north, buyer should be facing east or north buyer should check the direction of the flat, office or shop they are going to invest in. generally people tend to miss this, as they invariably either check only the direction from the entrance of the premises or standing a bit inside. Ideally direction should checked with the help of a compass from the center of your premises.
- Check the provision for parking space in the building. Never invest in the tower which is situated in south, south-west or west of the parking. Instead you can invest in the north, north-east or east side towers.
- If there is a swimming pool in the building, also check its position. as we mentioned earlier, a water body in or around always plays a major role. Avoid investing in a tower situated to the south, south-west or west of the pool. Instead you can invest in the tower which is to the North, north-east or east.
- One more things which buyers are confronted with while considering vaastu rules themselves at the time of selection of a site is the position of the stairwell. I would like to tell them that stairs are common passes in multistory buildings and they hardly impinge on their peace and prosperity.
- Some buyer think that they should invest in land rather buying a fl at in a multistory building. They have their own reasons for this. Some believe that they will miss the magnetic power of the earth in high-rise buildings. I would advise them that as times change, we must note that vaastu rules also can change, and we ought to accept that. If they miss the magnetic field in high-rise buildings, they are benefited with the more cosmic energy over there. So it is not really a bad deal.
IF THE LAND SURROUNDED BY A WATER BODY ON ALL THE FOUR SIDES (FOR EG DUBAI & MUMBAI) ITS VERY GOOD FROM THE FINANCIAL POINT OF VIEW. FOR BOTH BUYER AND SELLERS.
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