Vastu for Kitchen

The kitchen is an extremely important part of your house and must be given due care and respect. Most of us treat the kitchen only as a place where food is cooked and food stocks are stored. However the ancient percepts of vastu accord very high significance to the kitchen and it’s placement. The kitchen is best only in the South east portion of the House The presiding deity of S.E. is Agni, the God of fire. Therefore, as per Vaastu kitchen should be on the Southeast of your Home. It is considered a sacred place, vastu shastra percepts relating to the Kitchen are as follows:


  • The best location for the Kitchen is the Southeast.
  • The second best option is North-West part of the home.
  • Kitchen located in the North or the East does tend to cause financial troubles.
  • The women folk should be facing the East while doing their cooking. This is good for health.
  • There should be abundant use of green in the kitchen. For example green granite for flooring or green pictures. This helps improve the appetite of the family members and also promotes peace and harmony in the house.
  • The other water elements like drinking water should be placed in the Northeast of the kitchen
  • If possible, the cooking gas and the washing sink should not be kept very close to each other.
  • The cooking stove should not be visible to the naked eyes from the outside. Hence always shield the kitchen from the outsiders.
  • The storage racks should be made on southern or western wall Essential commodities like boxes of grain, spices, pulses, etc. should be in south or west direction.
  • There should be one or two windows or air holes in the east direction of the kitchen.
  • The direction of refrigerator should be in south-east, south, west or north direction. Heaters, conventional ovens, micro-waves ovens should be placed in south-east or south side of the kitchen. Exhaust fans in the kitchen should always be fitted on the eastern walls in the southeast corner.
  • There should be no leaking taps in the kitchen. This affects the money flow.
  • Never face South while having your meals it creates stomach disorders, indigestion and other related problems.
  • Wastewater in the kitchen should always flow towards East and North.
  • Kitchen is at the South-West direction affects the head of the family.