The dining room is considered to be the most auspicious West direction. The other auspicious placement is in the North and East direction. If the kitchen is located in the South east then the dining room should be made towards the east or South of the kitchen. If the kitchen is in the Northwest then the dining room should be made towards the West. but if space is short then the dining room can also be made towards the North.
While eating, the owner should face East while the rest of the family members should face East, North or West. Results of facing different directions while eating are:
Location of Dining Room
|East||: Enhancement of life force and longevity.|
|West||: Gain of wealth.|
|North||: Enlightenment of the truth.|
|South||: Mutual discord and quarrels, indigestion, excess heat in the stomach and ulcers in the mouth.|
The shape of the dining table should be square or rectangular. Circular, octagonal or irregular shapes should be avoided. There should be even number of chairs with the dining table. The length of the dining table should not be more than twice its breadth. If the breadth is 4 feet then the length should not be more than 8 feet. Dining table should also not be in odd measurement i.e. 3 feet wide and 7 feet long. It produces enmity among the family members.
Door of the dining room should be towards the East or West or towards North in an auspicious grid. Doors should be painted yellow which is the colour of Jupiter who rules the dining room. Apart from yellow, orange cream or off white colours can also be used.
Some other Considerations
- Water should be placed in the Northeast of the dining room.
- Wash basin should either be in the North or in the East.
- A Toilet should not be located next to the dining room, however a laundry type of place is allowed.
- The refrigerator should be placed towards the Southeast, but its door should not be in front of the main door of the house.
- The dining table should not have sharp corners and it should not be placed under an exposed beam. This can produce discord among the diners.