Vastu shastra is an Indian science which provides guidelines to decorate and arrange elements in a house or office space in a way which allows positive energy to flow in the space and eliminates breeding of negative energies. The science believes, the way different elements of the house are arranged can deeply impact the relationships, finance and general well-being of a person. Images that are put up in a home or an office, in the form of paintings and photographs, are powerful and should be chosen and placed with care.
Artoreal, an online platform, buy and sell paintings and photographs, is home to a variety of artwork, many of which are Vastu compliant. Here are a few images that are recommended by Vastu experts and are said to bring good luck.
Elephants symbolize wisdom, longevity, strength and placing their paintings or photographs are considered to be auspicious. An image of a pair of elephants in the bedroom can be used for strengthening relationships. Putting up elephant paintings or photographs in the study room or office also attracts good luck. The north or the east corner of the house is ideal for placement of elephant statues and paintings.
Water is related to money, flow of positive energy and prosperity. Images of waterfalls help one to connect with the never-ending flow of universal abundance. Make sure to choose a waterfall which depicts the image from the side and not the front and the flow of the water should appear as if it is coming inside the home and not the other way round.
Who doesn’t find flowers beautiful?! Vastu, too recommends placing flower pictures on a wall in your bedroom. Care should be taken that the picture is pretty, inspires happiness and is not an image of a single flower. Flowers represented in pairs in pleasant colours of pink, purple, even red, can positively impact your relationships.
Images of gods and goddesses are said to have powerful vibrations. Since each God is worshipped for different reasons, each diety has a special place according to Vastu. The painting of Lord Krishna, especially along with Radha, is best suited for the bedroom. Images of Lord Shiva, Goddess Laxmi, Durga, Saraswati, Shri Kuber and Gandharv should be placed in the north direction. War scenes from Mahabharat are not suitable additions to a home.
A rising sun is associated with a lot of positive energy. Keeping an image of it sharpens the mind of the inmates, as sun is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. Especially in living rooms which do not receive much natural light, the east wall can be adorned with a picture of the rising sun. It is believed to have a positive impact on the success of the inmates.
Deer symbolizes longevity and displaying deer images in your kids’ room or bedroom can benefit your health.
A painting or art that depicts endless road or path in the West corner of the house may result in influx of new and profitable opportunities in life and promotes ceaseless growth.
The north-east wall is suitable for putting up a painting or a photograph which shows a beautiful scenery. The one thing that should be kept in mind is that the images should always portray something positive. Images which show animals in pain, being hunted or in mid-fight, or scenes which depict sadness, like a crying child or a lonely woman are ones which you should steer clear of.
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