Home Sutra: Vastu Tips For Main Gate And Compound Wall
Independent residential buildings usually have boundary walls and gates that clearly demarcate the structure and protect them against entry of uninvited guests. A front door is also the opening from where energies enter and exit. As a transition piece between outdoor spaces to an exterior décor element, contemporary gates are now available in attractive designs that complement the wall or pillars to which they are attached. Traditional manually operated gates have now evolved as automatic electronic gates and designer doors, too.
According to Vastu, there are certain rules when constructing boundary walls or compound walls. They should be constructed on an auspicious day, and before the house construction begins. Here are some more guidelines you can follow when designing compound walls and main gates for the house:
A compound wall should be higher and thicker on the south and the west side as compared to the north and the east side. This is required to block harsh sun rays coming from the south-west portion and allow warm useful rays from the north-east sides. Compound walls should be built first in the south-west direction. Avoid placing a gate in the south side or extreme corners.
Keep in mind
- Use soft colours for the front gate such as white, silver or wood colours. Avoid use of black, red and dark blue colours.
- The main entrance gates should always open in clockwise direction and open inwards.
- The gates should not make any creaky sound while opening or closing
- Obstructions such as trees, drain, poles or another wall before the gates or compound walls is not good. However, if the obstructions are at a distance twice the height of the house, the negative effects are nullified.
- Place auspicious symbols such as Om and Swastik at the main gate.
- Compound walls should not be taller than the main house as that can block positive energies.