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Vaastu tips for the Dining Room


The dining room should be a place for the entire family and guests to spend happy times, talking and relaxing, and also designed in a manner that stimulates hunger as well as convenient for easy access from the kitchen.

As per general terminology, a Dining Room is the location of the house where meals are served and consumed. In the olden days, food was cooked and served in the kitchen itself but in modern times dining rooms are usually adjacent to the kitchen for convenience in serving, or it can be an extension of the kitchen or the drawing room.

In medieval times, dining rooms were made often on an entirely different floor level. Historically, the Dining Room is furnished with a rather large dining table and a number of dining chairs; the most common shape is generally rectangular with two armed end chairs and an even number of unarmed side chairs along the long sides.

magazine3_Page_11In medieval times, people used to dine in the huge halls. This was a large multi-functional room capable of seating the bulk of the members of the house. The head of the family would sit at the table on a raised dais, with the rest of the members arrayed in order of diminishing rank.

Tables in the huge hall would tend to be long trestle tables with chairs. Over time, the nobility took more of their meals in the parlor, and the parlor became, functionally, a Dining Room.

Dining room as per Vaastu Shastra


Vaastu is a science of directions and every Vaastu guideline is based on logic and reasoning. In this article, I have attempted to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically, so that you can decide what you want to follow and what you don’t. The Dining Room should be located on the west side of the house, or on the east or north side of the building.

Dining room Vaastu for apartments

In case  the  kitchen  is  located  in  the  South-East,  the Dining Room can be made either in the East or South of the  kitchen.  If the kitchen  is  located  in  the North­-West,  the Dining Room can  be made in  the North or West of  the kitchen. The door leading  into the Dining Room  should be on the East,  North,  or West side of the room. It should not have arches. The house’s main entrance  door  should  not  face  the  dining  room’s door.  In case of availability of space, the Dining Room should be made  in the West, which  is the  ideal  place for a  Dining Room, as per the ancient classical books on Vaastu.

In case of a  drawing-cum-dining  room,  demarcate the dining areas using a screen or a potted plant. You can also use a  separate colour for the floor or design the  floor differently.

Dining room Vaastu for villas


For  big  houses  and  bungalows,  the  kitchen  should  be made in the South-East and  dining  room  in the West.  If the  kitchen  is  on the  ground  floor , the  Dining  Room should  not  be  on  an  upper  floor  but  should  also  be located on the ground floor. A small pantry room can be attached  to  the  dining  room  from  where  the  cooked food can be served . All  items of crockery and cutlery can be stored  in the pantry. Alternatively, an area  in the West of  the  kitchen  can  be  used  as  a  breakfast  table  or  for small meals  for  the family.

Vaastu designing of dining room

The Dining Room should be designed  is such a way  that it should stimulate hunger. The Dining Room should be spacious, comfortable and welcoming. The dining table should  not be under a beam. The toilet  should  not  be opposite or next to  the Dining  Room. Parents should sit in the  South  or West of  South-West  facing  the  North, North-East  or  East.  Children  should  sit facing  North or East. Children should not sit in the South-West corner , as they tend to  gain control of the house and  impose their will over the parents. The wash basin can be provided  in the North of East with drainage in the North-East if needed. The fridge  can be  kept  in  the  South-East  of the Dining Room.

magazine3_Page_12Paintings and posters of appetizing food can be placed  on the walls of the  Dining Room. Pleasant colours like pink, orange, yellow,  cream  or off-white  can  be  used here. Mirrors can be placed on the East or North  wall.  A sink can  be  located in  the  North-East corner of the Dining Room, or on the North or East sides of the room. No toilets should be attached to the Dining Room.

Vaastu for dining table

The dining  table should not be round or oval  but either square or rectangular. The dining table should be in the centre of the  room, away from the walls; as the dining table  is  positioned  in the centre of the room  everyone’s chair  can be  pulled  out  easily  for  sitting.  If  it  is put against a wall,  that side of the dining table cannot  be used  for placing chairs. The dining  room  chairs  should be  comfortable.  The  main  focus  of  this  room  is the dining  table  itself.  The  table  should  be  preferably rectangular.  It  should  not  fold  from  the  wall  or  be attached to the wall.


Dining Tips
• It is best to face East or West while eating.
• The head of the family should face East during meals.
• Do not make the dining room a classroom for your children.
• The atmosphere should be intimate and conducive to conversation.
• Talk to your family members softly and sweetly in a pleasant voice.
• To enjoy the feeling of spaciousness do not have too much furniture in this room
• The family should spend happy times here, talking and relaxing, as well as eating.
• Cultivate the habit of listening to soft subdued music rather than having the television on.
• Any talk while eating should never revolve around the short comings of any family member.
• Other members of the family can face East, North or West , but it is not advisable to face south.
• Crate a pleasant environment for the family and friends to eat and enjoy each other’s company.
• Before partaking of food, a portion should be kept for a cow, a crow and a dog. This, according to the ancient scriptures, ensures good health and prosperity.
• Television kills conversation and these days where parents have work pressures and children have a burden of studies, meal times can be utilised to spend quality time together with the whole family.

(The writer is a vastu expert who holds a PhD in Vedic Astrology & Masters of vedic Vastu)
The author can be contacted at, (M) +91-9929096678