Wednesday, 03 September 2014


We have to take care for the following in fixing of the main door.

  1. proper location of the main door?
  2. Vastu Advises on the basis

  1. of the size, shape, height of the door? 
  2. The quality wood for the main door should be?
  3. What are the effects of the position of the main door?
  4. Which auspicious signs is to be decorate a house's entrance?
  5. Total number of doors should be?

Vastu tips for Main Doors

The main door of the house should be larger than the other doors entering the house.
The main door should have two shutters and open to the inside of the building.
Teak is a good material for the entrance door. Total number of doors should be in even numbers i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 etc. Doors in 10 (ten) numbers is not good as it ends
with zero, but may not very seriously affect the inmates but anyhow it is advisable to avoid that number. On the size & shape of the door , Vaastu advises that width of the door
should be half of the height of the door. Square doors as also automatic doors should be avoided. The main entrance door to the house should be made from good quality wood. It's
width should be bigger than other doors of the house. It should have a design and should be painted. It should look grand compared to other doors.
Never place a door in the middle of the faced rather of the house. Doors in the upper storeys must conform to the doors below No two doors (Main entrance doors of the two different facing each other) 
should be exactly opposite to each other. More than five Shaakhas (frames) are not allowed in the composition of the door to be placed in human dwelling. This indicates that apart from the usual four frames an additional
fifth one can be used to accommodate a ventilator within the door. 


When there is only one single main entrance door then the East or North side location is the best. It should be the center but should be in the favorable position. Single main door from the South is not good at all. The main door & other exit doors on any side of the building should be located at proper places. The exit door should be smaller than the entrance, and it should have only one shutter. If there are two external doors for the house, they should not be set in a straight line. It is good to decorate a house's entrance with pictures or statues of Laksmi, Ganesh or Kuvera and auspicious signs such as OM or the Swastika. Inauspious pictures should not be on the door. Doors should have thresholds. Shoes should not be kept in front of the door, but to the side. The door should not be slanted, sliding, or circular. When one enters the house, there should not be a wall in front of the entrance. There should be a door that opens to the next room. A shadow should not fall on the main door. The main door of the house should not be below ground. Neither should the main door be in the center of the house, nor in the extreme corners

It is advisable to fix the main door by selecting the favorable position instead of following the sign (Rashi) or constellation of the owner of the building, as the structure may remain even after the death of a particular person and other may continue to live in that place.

Following is the explanation of number of doors in the house and their effect: 

  1.  Auspicious
  2.  Cause Enmity 
  3. Cause Extended Life 
  4.  Diseases 
  5. Good Child Bearing 
  6.  Death 
  7. Growth of Wealth 
  8. Des ease 
  9. Robbery 
  10.  Destruction of the good 
  11.  Growth of business 
  12. Lowers the man's life span 
  13.  Increase in Wealth 
  14. Destruction of the good 

Designing the Doors 
Vastu allows decoration and carving on the main entrance and other doors,but has some rules to be strictly followed for the same:

  • Lakshami seated on lotus with elephants is good to be used on doors. 
  • Traditional guard images can be carved. 
  • The gods of wealth emitting coins can be used for decoration. Kul Devta, the family deity can adorn the door. 
  • Birds like parrots, peacocks, swans images are good to be used on doors Nature paintings etc. 
  • Pictures or Sculptures of war scans etc. are not allowed.
  • One should keep in mind that any god images etc. should not be used on the outer side of the door as it may lead to poverty and other problems. 

THE DOOR makes the first IMPRESSION AS Artist K Mohan explains what should go into the designing of a door THE EGYPTIANS, Japanese and Ottomans made marquetry a fine art. Mysore is perhaps the only Asian city where as many as 1,500 artisans practice just inlay work. It takes about three years to learn this renaissance technique, while the European technique can be mastered in just three months. 

    There are two techniques employed in marquetry - one, where all the pieces are assembled and then pressed onto the wood, and the other where parts of a wood plank are dug out and different coloured pieces of wood are inserted. 

    We get many orders to incorporate this art in a architectural and furniture work. These works see themselves on chair backs, wardrobes, tables, and even floors. 

Handcrafted to perfection 

    Hand-carved doors add aesthetic appeal to the home. Usual hand-carved doors are available everywhere, but having a door with inlay work on it makes it unique. My workers and I create 3-D effects embossing these images in the most natural manner. I choose the designs based on what my clients need and I suggest ways to improvise. Nature inspires me the most and I feel I am yet to create a masterpiece. 

Doors give distinction 

    A door is the first thing that strikes the eye when you enter a home. It gives an idea about what to expect inside the home. I like to design doors as they give a unique charm to the home. The design has to be aesthetic and pleasing to the eye. It depends on my client's requirements. The best way to showcase a door is to place it at a strategic position and to make it the focal point of the exterior of your home, by using good quality wood and enhancing it with a design to blend with the rest of the home. 

Colours of wood 

    The wood is sourced from neighbouring States and as far as from the Andaman Island. Wood from tamarind, neem, jackfruit and a variety of trees are used. The main effort involved is in searching for different coloured wood. 

    A hand carved door is a rare piece of art. Definitely a collector's prized possession. 

Artisan Muthu Kumar throws light on some subtle nuances of a hand-carved door TO ME, doors have life. When I engrave beautiful designs on them, I am actually dressing them up in ornaments, and adding to their beauty. Wood comes alive. I have been carving doors for 10 years now and find a new inspiration in each design that I work on. When the homeowners take more interest in the designs and give me new ideas, it inspires me to excel in my work. 

Priceless art 

My designs are chiefly inspired by the Tanjore art and temple sculpture of Madurai. Antique motifs depicting scenes from history too are my forte. Many like to have gold leaves embedded in the rosewood door of their puja room or even small gold bells tinkling in the breeze. These look elegant and create a peaceful aura that a spiritual place should have. Handcrafted doors have a more personalised touch of the artisan. Since he brings the wood alive by giving it a distinct shape and character, each door has a special meaning for him. Depending on the intricacy of the designs, it takes me between one and three weeks to complete a hand-carved door. 


The designs for the doors mostly come from the homeowners themselves or from the architects and interior designers. When I am asked to suggest a design, I take a look at the decor plan or architecture of the house first before presenting a theme or motif for the doors. Sometimes, the pictures of the 

    designs are given to me by the architects to work on. 

    Gold and rosewood synchronise perfectly while teak wood doors can incorporate mother-of-pearl or even brass studs. 

Defining doors 

    There is no typical design for doors, though the type of wood used for each door is significant. This means the front door has to be made of hardy and sturdy wood like teak or rosewood. It signifies security. 

    Depending on the designs that complement the door, I can add panels, so you have a choice from a single panel door to a 12 panel one


Q. Where should the main entrance of the building be located ? 
A. The house, in the form of a square or a rectangle, is superimposed with a grid of nine by nine divisions. 
Based on the direction, either north, south, east or west, the division in which the main entrance is to be located is determined.

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