The compass direction east has a lot of significance as it is the direction of sun rise and represents the quintessence of all beings which provides benefits such as generating Ultraviolet (UV) rays triggering production of Vitamin D in the body when the skin is exposed to the morning sun. It acts as a purifier, killing germs and disease-carrying bacteria
Understanding the science of Feng Shui and Vastu, adapting it in the design of homes calls for precision combined with tasteful aesthetics. When we look at a building, the first impression we derive determines the kind of energy existing within it and you get a feel about the lifestyle of the occupants too. Designing and placing the main door and frame is an essential part of a building-construction and hence adapting the right dimensions, material and position ensures that the house is not deprived of good energy which would in turn affect the occupants over a period of time.
Main door is the most important area in a building; both Vastu and Feng Shui attach great importance not just for the position but also for the auspicious time to place the frame and door during construction.
The position of the main door is quite critical as each compass direction has exalted or positive direction or debilitated or negative directions. Hence, one needs to take extra care while designing the home to ensure that the main door is in the exalted position.
The front door is considered as the mouth of the ‘Vastu Purusha’ (the protecting deity in Vastu). The mouth is the largest orifice in human body and hence, the front door in a home should be large and inviting the same philosophy holds good in Feng Shui too.
The ideal height for a door should be approximately three times the width of the door. If the shortcoming is noticed in the door, the immediate need is not to go for replacement right away or the remedy lies in giving an artful decorative treatment along the margin zone around the main frame to make it stand out and speak for itself as most prominent.
The main door frame must be provided with a threshold (door sill) at the bottom. This serves as a safety measure against the trespassing insects, rodents and reptiles which are otherwise invited by the passage lurking in the space, howsoever small, between the shutter and the floor where the sill is not provided.
The missing fourth side of the frame which rests firmly on the floor represents the element composed of fulfilment, wholesomeness and stability so a main door frame which is four sided is considered very good and is even better if it has a windows on either side.
It is considered auspicious if the entrance to the property and the main door of the house are on the same side and it is inauspicious if the main door to the house is on the opposite side to the entrance of the property. Water body or underground tank, septic tank (sewage tank) or canal under the main entrance is a taboo and is said to cause loss of wealth and triggers sickness to the occupants.
Most homes adapt symbols around the main door to ward of bad luck and usher in protection and good energy into the homes. The statue or image of the elephant or even a round granite ball on either sides of the entry or pathway is said to hold back auspicious energy from rolling out of the home and protect the main door and house from negative afflictions.