Finance is the heart and soul of every business. While small scale businesses’ financial circulation depend majorly on payment receipts and cash flow, big businesses have their own sources to maintain financial stability. Whether it is starting up a new business, or achieve faster growth with expansion, mergers or takeovers, getting funding from banks, ﬁnancial institutions, equity markets or investors is a must. In the better interest of the business and to bring down the costs it is imperative that these funds be procured at lower rates of interest than the prevailing market rates. In all of these situations, application of Vastu attracts the right investor or support from ﬁnancial institutions and markets.
‘Vastu Shastra’ is one of the many great sciences that have come to us from the ‘Vedas’ or the knowledge books of India. ‘Shilpa Shastra’, or ‘Vastu Shastra’ as it is variously called is said to be an ‘Upa-Veda’ or a minor ‘Veda’. Also known as ‘Sthapatya Veda’ or ‘Sthapatya Shastra’, it is the applied knowledge of the ‘Atharva Veda’ just as ‘Ayurveda’ is attached to ‘Rigveda’, ‘Dhanurveda ‘to ‘Yajurveda’ and ‘Gandharva Veda to ‘Sam Veda’.
You will be surprised to know that, originally, the learners of Vastu Shastra were also trained in ‘Artha Shastra’ (Economics). Major reason was to make them understand all the aspects related with; ﬁnance and use the balance of ﬁve elements to solve financial problems. Even, Chanakya the king-maker of ‘Maurya’ dynasty and author of ‘Artha Shastra’ used guidelines on directions of alchemy from Vastu Shastra. He has mentioned those guidelines for kings in his ‘Artha Shastra’.
The interiors of each business relevant to its working needs and style can be made Vastu appropriate and Vastu compliant with innovative planning of work Space in terms of usage, flexibility and business values. Many in-house requirements of the company can be planned to obey the rules of Vastu (without compromising on the standards and ethics of the business) and contribute to the company’s growth and prosperity. Colors, lighting, ventilation, cabin doorways, cabin size, elevations within the cabin, furniture placement and orientation/location in addition to the primary five elements i.e. ‘Panchabhootas’. In Nature all five elements ‘Panchabhootas’ (Water, Fire, Earth, Air, and Space) are in balance. When a home or office is built that balance gets disrupted. Vastu is an ancient architectural science that balances the five elements in any environment bringing maximum productivity and success.
Water (fountains, aquariums, pools, etc.),Fire (transformers, generators, inverters, power houses, Air-conditioners, etc.), Space (utilization), Air (exhaust and ceiling fans, elevators and lifts, etc.) and Earth
(elevations, depressions etc.) can all add to the affluence or otherwise of the business. Imbalance of the primary elements may cause varied business problems. For instance account frauds leading to business loss is traced to the imbalance of the primary element ‘Agni’ or ‘Fire’.
The North-East area of your home or offices is linked to the Water element and influences your success. The North-East is good for entrances, managerial offices, research and development. If this area has proper Vastu, finances will grow and there will be positive cash flow. If there is a toilet, clutter, heating or lighting systems, or blockage, growth will be slow.
The South-East, which imparts the energy needed to complete transactions, is aligned with the Fire element. Kitchens, lunchrooms in offices, computer rooms, heating and lighting systems, and legal matters produce beneficial results in the South-East. When this area is utilized properly, there will be speedy transactions and profits. If there is a missing corner or blockage, transactions will be drawn out and investments will be sluggish.
The South-West area of your office is associated with the Earth element and drives your financial support. A master bedroom in a home, offices for the chairman, directors, and supervisors of a business are most effective in the South-West. With proper Vastu in this direction, financial backing will come easily along with secure savings. If there is a toilet or heating source, there will be cash flow problems and depletion of savings.
The North-West area of your office associated with the Air element. It influences the ability to create and communicate. Bathrooms, conference rooms, bookkeeping, and sales work well in the North-West. If this area is balanced according to Vastu principles there will be satisfied customers and clear communications. If there is a missing corner or blockage there will be inaccurate bookkeeping, dissatisfied customers, and confusion.
The central area of a home or office is associated with the Space element. If this area is open there will be business and career opportunities. With clutter, toilets, a kitchen, or no open Space in the center of an environment, there will be financial limitations.
According to Vastu Shastra there are 16 Vastu zones in every building. Each of them governs different aspects of your life. Out of them, North-West (NW) zone is primarily responsible for getting support from Financial Institutions. If there is a restroom/toilet in NW zone, you will feel there is nobody supporting your cause. Similarly, if there is green color which is creating an imbalance of ﬁve elements, then I your support system will not be stable and will face continuous problems. To ensure a healthy ﬁnancial support system, you must ensure the zone is clean of anti-elements and activities. Ideally, you can place a sculpture of a pair of white horses which symbolizes ﬁnancial support. This remedy will draw necessary support for your business from people, banks and other ﬁnancial institutions in the hour of need.
Next is the zone of money and opportunities,North. If North zone has pantry or red or pink colors in your ofﬁce, you will face problems in payment recovery. You will also not receive new orders which form the back bone of ﬁnance for small and medium enterprises.Similar situation happens when there is blue color in South-East (SE) zone. In a scientific research conducted on over four thousand successful case studies, it has been found that placing some green plants gives miraculous results to relieve such situations.
Similarly, if you have waste products (especially, metals) lying in East direction in your office or, factory, you will face problems with government departments and inﬂuential persons which will not be a good thing for your ﬁnancial growth.
ln addition to these, you also need to take care of certain zones which help to create trust, vision, team, understanding and bonding, thus, supporting your ﬁnancial vision for growth. Once you have got your ofﬁce space programmed as per Vastu principles, you’ll get secure and fruitful ﬁnancial ﬂow in your business.
For a business to be successful, primarily three areas have to be addressed: Strength, Finances and Debt Trap. Several tips in respect of these areas are given here: