Fire Element in Vastu Shastra
The sun is the most vital source of energy and light. It is difficult to imagine life on earth without it. The sun’s rays can be split into seven plus two colours. Beginning from the very beneficial ultra-violet rays in the eastern side corresponding to north-east, the sun’s rays further split into violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red (VIBGYOR) and intra-red in south-east. The direction that lies midway between the east and the south is known as Agneya (south-east). Agni (fire) is the lord of this direction. While constructing a house, the first pillar must be erected in the south-east direction. Alternatively, the kitchen of the house should occupy a place in this direction. A warm Agneya direction makes a man healthy, whereas a faulty use makes the owner short tempered. These are the important points about fire placement in the house: Fire in the southeast or northwest: The southeast is the home of the fire element and the northwest is the home of the air element. Due to these two elements being interconnected, fire features should only be placed in the southeast or northwest of any room, building or property. This includes kitchens, stoves, fireplaces, open flames and outdoor cooking features. Vaastu recommends a canteen, main electric switch, computer station or server at the south east location of the office of professionals, corporates & small business enterprises. Fire in the northeast or southwest: A fire feature should not be situated in the southwest or northeast quadrant of a property, building or room. A kitchen or fireplace, for example, in the southwest brings conflicts and arguments. A kitchen or fireplace in the northeast will cause whatever money you make to ‘burn up’ and go away. It also brings health problems, conflicts and arguments.