Vastu for Entrance Gate

Entrance of a house explains every thing because this is the gateway from which energies constantly , either positive or negative, enter and exit a house. Having said this, it is obvious that if more negative energies are entering a home from main door then people in the house will not prosper. On the other hand if more positive energy is entering a home then the residents will prosper.

This important gate should be maintained with utmost care while direction should be appropriate to reap rich benefits. Specific directions decide fate of occupants and if unfortunately placed in wrong direction then remedies should be followed by traditional rituals prescribed.

Effect of Directions on Main or Entrance Door

North - If you want to locate the entrance door in North wall of a home, then make sure the door is in North-East section of North wall. The reason for this is to allow morning sun (UV Rays for purification), fresh light and air to enter the home from East. Also keep the door towards center of wall (not exactly at center) and locate a window near North-East corner.

South - If you want to locate entrance of a home in South wall, then locating the door towards South-East is auspicious; avoid having the door at center or South-West portion of wall. For all houses having main door in South direction, it's a must to have another door in North direction also.

East - To locate main entrance door in East wall, Vastu suggests keeping it in North-East part.

West - North-West half of West wall is more suitable for main entrance as per Vastu.

Direction Points
North - East  10
East 9
North 8
North - West 7
South - East 6
West 5
South 4
South - West 3









All the negative and positive energies surround here and which is why is important to locate main gate in proper direction to maintain well-being and prosperity in house.

Vastu tips for entrance are:

  1. Make the main door of a home the largest door.

  2. A two shuttered main door opening inside and clockwise is auspicious.

  3. Main door should always open inwards.

  4. Entrance gate should be heavier, stronger and bigger than other doors of house.

  5. Use very good quality wood for main entrance, best material for main entrance is Teak.

  6. Make sure that main door is noise free while opening or closing, Main should not make any creaky noise.

  7. Always keep entrance door well lit with bright lights.

  8. Entrance should never be dark and ensure that the entrance door is well lit with bright lights throughout.

  9. Make sure to have a beautiful name plate on entrance of a home, this attracts prosperity, wealth and happiness.

  10. Have a threshold at main door, it makes sure that you avoid loss of wealth.

  11. Always have some beautiful design and paint on main door. In other words, avoid keeping main door dull and drab.

  12. Keep the entrance clutter free and tidy to make the surrounding positive, avoid keeping garbage or dustbin near the entrance.

  13. Make the main door a bit higher than ground level and keep number of steps odd.

  14. Main door must be above ground level and not below in any case.

  15. Best option is to have two main doors in a home, one for entry and another for exit having two and one shutters respectively.

  16. Make exit door smaller than entrance one.

  17. Locate entrance at least a foot away from any corner.

  18. Immediately replace cracked or aged doors to avoid tough time and loss of respect.

  19. Make sure that total number of door and windows in a house are even (e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.) and not end with 0 (such as, 10, 20, 30 etc.)

  20. Entrance of house is best in North and East sides.

  21. There should not be any obstruction in the entrance gate with things like poles, tree, wires and vehicles.

  22. Embellish main door with Om, Swastika and flowers.

Vastu tips for entrance are:

  1. Avoid slanting, sliding or circular opening entrances.

  2. Avoid having main door facing directly to another home's main entrance.

  3. Avoid main door directly facing a compound wall.

  4. Avoid underground tank, septic tank etc. under a home's main door. 

  5. Avoid any shadows on main door especially shadows of other buildings, plants etc.

  6. Don't keep shoes in front of main entrance, keep them at a side.

  7. Don't keep garbage or dustbin near main entrance as they emit negative energy.

  8. Avoid automatic closing main doors.

  9. Avoid main entrance facing intersecting roads.

  10. Avoid main door at center of any wall.

  11. Avoid black color for main door.

  12. Avoid temples or any other religious place directly in-front of main entrance.

  13. Avoid obstructing things like poles, trees, wires etc., in front of main entrance.

  14. Avoid arched windows and doors as they distort positive energy pattern.

  15. Avoid main door directly facing the building's Lift.


We recommend you to read our articles on Vastu as a Science to gain more knowledge.
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