Vastu shastra is a traditional Indian system of architecture originating in India which literally translates to "science of architecture."
Placement and direction of every household item matters when it comes to determining the vastu of your overall home.
So much is vastu’s importance that Asia’s wealthiest business-man, Mukesh Ambani, delayed possession of his $ 2Bn, 27-storey mega penthouse Antilia, because its vastu was not right.
Plants, being living organisms, have the power to play a significant role in influencing your home’s vastu. Since an inauspicious vastu can ruin the peace and harmony of your family, nurserylive.com brings to you some common ways to synergies the positioning of your plant-babies with your home-vastu. Follow these steps, and avoid some pitfalls, to have that perfect home which makes you feel awesome, and your neighbors awe-struck!
Money plants are known to bring wealth and good luck to the house. They are best planted in the southeast direction of a home.
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Bamboo plants are believed to bring good luck and protect the inmates of the house against evil powers. Bamboo represents wood and the fire is denoted by the red ribbon tied to the stalk. Wood and fire represent the perfect balance no matter where the plant is placed. Ideal to be placed in the southeast.
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Take care to not turn it unlucky though!
The tender saplings of the banana tree are used for decorations festivals as symbols of prosperity and wealth. Almost every part of the plant has some sort of economic or medicinal use. This is a must-have in your garden.
They are considered to be good for health as they brighten up their surroundings. They ensure positive support. Good to be planted in the garden.
The holy basil plant, more commonly known as tulsi, is considered to be pure and auspicious, according to Vastu. The basil plant has a strong spiritual energy, thereby emitting positivity. It should be planted in the east or northeast direction.
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Jasmine plants are known to reduce anxiety, and their sweet aroma ushers in peace and tranquility, especially during summer.
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Celebrated for its anti-inflammatory properties, Aloe Vera is a much-loved powerful plant that is also able to heal. Plus, it helps remove harmful chemicals from the air and can help reduce anxiety. Time to buy it for your home.
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With petals this bright it's no surprise bunches of Gerbera can instantly calm the body (and brighten the room). They can also remove benzene from the air which is a chemical found in inks.
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Cactus, bonsai and other thorny plants, with the exception of roses, must be removed immediately from the house as they bring in negative energy. They could have a negative impact on familial ties. It also brings in bad luck.
Rotting or decaying leaves should be discarded as they represent death and attract negative energy.
Plants placed in the east or northeast direction must be smaller in size (a maximum of 3 feet).
It is believed that evil spirits dwell in the Tamarind/Imli (Tamarindus indica) and Myrtle tree (Genus Lagerstroemia); therefore, care should be taken to avoid building a house where such trees are present. As far as possible, don't plant them inside the house.