'The main entrance door of the house is also called “Pradhan dwar” or simba dwar. 'This door should be larger, stronger and more attractive than the other doors of the house. Flawless main door is necessary for the progress and prosperity of the house. An auspicious main door ushers all kinds of happiness into the house.
Doors of the house play an important role in the well being of the persons living in it. If the door happens to be in the wrong direction or in the wrong place or is affected by vedha, then the owner and his family members have to suffer from varied kinds of problems and they keep facing mishaps. On the other hand good positioning of the door, opens doors to opportunities of success and good fortune to the owner and his family.
In Vastu shastra, for every kind of plot and house, certain areas are accepted because of their auspiciousness and certain areas are rejected because of their inauspiciousness. Every plot is situated among the four directions namely North, South, East and West. On the eastern side of the plot, starting from the mid point of East up to Ishan Kona (N.E.) is considered to be of high quality and is auspicious. From the mid point up to Agneya kona (S.E.) is considered to be of low quality and inauspicious. Similarly on the Southern side of the plot, from the mid point up to Agneya kona (S.E.) is considered auspicious and from the mid point up to Nairritya Kona (S.W) is considered inauspicious. Similarly on the Western side from the mid point up to Vayavya kona (N.W) is considered auspicious and from the midpoint up to Nairritya kona (S.W) is considered inauspicious. On the Northern side, from the mid point up to Ishan kona (N.E.) is considered auspicious and from mid point up to Vayavya kona (N.W) is considered inauspicious. According to modern scholars the whole plot should be divided into 9 equal parts and the door should be made in beneficial places.
Door in the East gives good results. Main door in the northern Ishan is extremely auspicious. It ushers in gods blessings and good fortune. If the main door is made in Northern Ishan then automatically the heavier objects will be placed in South and West, with the result the eastern portion will be lighter than the western portion. This is the basic principle of Vastu shastra. Main door in Eastern Ishan is also very auspicious.
This door promotes children's happiness. It ushers in fame and good reputation. Persons living in such a house are extremely intelligent, wise, learned, witty and sagacious. When the main door is in Eastern Ishan, then automatically the heavier objects are placed in South and the movement is towards North which produces good results. Main door in the Southern Agneya (S.E.) is also auspicious. This door is supposed to be good for the women of the house. Main door in the western vayavya is also auspicious. Main door in the north is good for progress of the family. Main door in the West gives prosperity and protection.
Main door in the Eastern Agneya (SE) is of poor quality and is inauspicious. It brings I inauspicious results like theft, fire accidents, and diseases. Main door in Southern. Nairritya (S.W.) creates financial losses and gives diseases to the women of the family. It also reduces their longevity. Main door in Southern Nairritya (S.W.) is harmful for wealth and for the longevity of the men of the family. It also brings about loss of position. For these reasons main door should never be kept in this direction. Main door in Northern Vayavya is also inauspicious and results in the unstable mental condition of the residents.
To sum up, door in Eastern Agneya causes diseases and fiery accidents. Door in Southern Nairritya makes the women unhealthy and diseased. Door in western Nairritya is also harmful for the health of the women and reduces the age of the door. Door in northern vayavya makes the residents very emotional and mentally unstable.
Note: Main door made at the centre of the plot is inauspicious for a residential or professional establishment. It can cause destruction of the family lineage. Such a door is considered auspicious only for religious places.
The main entrance should be located in the auspicious grid position. The site of building is divided in a 9x9 grid called the paramsayika Mandala. Placement of main door is determined by the presence of different deities having lordship of different parts of the site.
The correct placement of main entrance in different direction have been shown in figure.
It is absolutely necessary to make a boundary around a residential or a professional establishment. The boundary not only protects the residents but also protects them from Vastudosha. Southern and Western part of the boundary should be thicker than the Northern and Eastern part. Apart from this for keeping the boundary in harmony with the main door the following rules should be kept in mind.
Within the boundary, more open space should be left towards North and East as compared to the space left in South and West. If the plot is excessively large then Goddess Laxmi does not reside in it, this causes financial constraints. Normally the open area should not be more than four times than that of the covered area. In an average house the covered area is between 1500 to 2000 sq. ft. Accordingly the open area should not be more than 8000 to 10000 sq ft.
After becoming successful financially, the people who make houses in very huge plots leaving more than four times the covered area as open space, have to face the day when their success story becomes a glory of the past. In many huge plots, very huge gardens are made apart from the house. This becomes inauspicious. If a garden has to be made then a wall should be constructed between the house and the garden and a door should be made in that wall. A garden should be made in the plot only when the shape of the plot is normal. If a huge garden is to be made then it should be separate from the house. The entry door into the garden can be from outside. If the garden and house need to be connected then the door should be kept in North or East. This is possible only if the garden is in the North or East. If the garden is towards South or West then its door should be from outside. Garden in a plot is not inauspicious unless it is disproportionately large. Normally in towns and cities the gardens are small and they are not inauspicious.