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Vastu for Trees: We all love mother nature. Wherever we humans reside, we tend to look for greenery to create a good ecosystem. But do you know that even Vaastu Shastra emphasizes on planting the trees. BUT not all trees and plants are allowed in ‘Vastu Mandala’. There are a few plants that are said to be auspicious for residential and commercial premises. 

Suitable Plant as per the Vastu :

  1. Ashok, Punaag, Moulsiri, Shami, Champa, Arjun, Kathal, Ketki, Chameli, Paatal, Nariyal, Nagkesar, Adahool, Mahuva, Vat(Banyan), Bakul are those trees can be planted near the Vastu. ( PS: when we say near the Vastu – it does not mean in front of the main door of vastu or next to the Vastu.)
  2. Paakar, Gular, Aam(Mango), Neem, Baheda, Peepal, Kapithya, Agathya, Ber, Nirgundi, Imali, Nimbu(Lemon), Anar(Pomegranate), Khajur(Dates) and Bel are said to be un-auspicious trees for Vaastu. These create negative energies in the vastu mandala.
  3. Avoid small and medium plants with thorns and pricks. These may lead to ailment or death of female members and children.

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Thorny trees give scarcity, anxiety, destruction of wealth and harm to the newborn babies, even though it is said not to keep the wood (lakadi) of such tree inside the vastu.

Vastu Shastra: 10 Tips for Planting Trees in Home

Vastu Shastra and Suitable Direction for the Trees

Now, let us drive into the details of individual tree, directions and sub-directions and their qualities and effect on Vastu Mandala.

  1. East: Peepal tree gives fear and anxiety but Banyan helps in fulfilling the wishes of the human.
  2. South-East: Banyan, Semal, Paakar, Gulaar causes pain and death to the people residing near this Vaastu. But Anar (Pomegranate) gives good results in South East.
  3. South: Paakar gives ailments and loss/defeat in a war. Mango (Aam), Keth, Agathya, and Nirgundi trees destroy wealth and properties. Here, Gular is auspicious.
  4. South-West (Neruthi): Imli tree is auspicious.
  5. South and South-West: Vat (Banyan) gives rise to numerous issues, problems from the government, litigation, death of family members. Whereas Aam (Mango), Agathya, Nirgundi also destroy the accumulate money and ancient property of the ancestors. But, here again, the peepal tree gives good results.
  6. West: Vat (Banyan) gives problems from the government, death of female members, and sometimes the complete death of generation (Kulnash). Also, Aam(Mango), Agathya, Nirgundi give struggle in the career path. But a Pipal tree in the West is said to be auspicious.
  7. North-West {Vayavya): Bel Tree is auspicious.
  8. North: Gular gives night blindness, cataract, and other such eye ailments but Paakar give good result in the north direction.
  9. (North-East): Eshaan – Amla is said to be the best tree in Eshaan as it represents Dev Vrukha.
  10. Eshaan-Poorva: Kath-Hal and Aam (Mango) give good results and peace of mind.

Brihad Puran 53/86 says: 

आसन्न कंटकिनो रिपु भयदा शी रि नोथ नाशाय । फलीतः प्रजा श्रर करा दारुण्य पि वर्जये देशाम ॥

Further Samrang Sutra Dhaar also says:

बदली कदरी चैवा दामिनी बीजपुरिका । प्ररोहन्ती गृहे यत्र तद गृहम न प्ररोहटी ॥

Laxmi, the goddess of wealth, does not reside in the Vaastu which consists of Lemon, Bel, Pomegranate, and Banana trees which are said to be not auspicious. Hence there is no scope of growth.

Brehat-Devagya says: 

अश्व थम च कदम्ब च कंदली बीज पूरकम । गृहे यश्य प्ररोहन्ती स गृही न प्ररोहन्ती ॥

The Vaastu which consists of Pipal, Kadamb, Banana, Beej nimbu are said to destroy the generation of the family.

Brahma-Vevath Puran Says: Tulsi is said to be the best plant for Vaastu Mandala, by planting Tulsi one gets blessed with sons, daughters, wealth and peace. It is said that Darshan (the sight) of Tulsi gives Suvarna Daan.

Bhavishya Puran says: One should not plant a Tulsi plant in the South direction of Vaastu as it creates a lot of disturbance in personal life.

मालती मल्लिका मोचाम चिचाम स्वेतां परजीताम । वास्तु नयं रोपये अस्तु स शास्त्रेण निहन्यते  ॥ – Vastu Soukhyam – 39 

Where Malti, Mallika and Moucha (Kapas), Imli and Sweta (Vishnu-Kanta) and Aparajeeta are planted/resided, the owner gets hurt and even die by a dangerous weapon.

Garden: The Vaastu with a garden in the East, West or North-East (Eshaan) direction is said to be auspicious and blessed with wealth, peace and healthy life. But the garden in South East(Agni), South, South West (Neruthi) gives life-threatening diseases and sometimes death of son/daughters of the house. It is said, the children may disrespect the owner of the house and also go on the path of destruction and leave Ethos.

Vastu says if the shadow of the un-auspicious tree or temple fall on Vaastu premises then also it leads to destruction and sorrow. It is seen that this principle applies especially on the 2nd and 3rd Prahar of Day, i.e Between 9 am to 3 pm.

Few Vastu Expert does not believe either follow these principles they believe that these principles were laid down to protect the Vastu of House as in those days, Houses were made out of Mud, Cow Dung, etc instead of cement which was inverted in 1824.

Therefore it is advisable to cut the un-auspicious trees/plants. But in case, one is unable to cut the un-auspicious trees then plant a good tree or plants like tulsi in between Vaastu and the negative vibes of these plants.

NOTE: One should not cut the Peepal or Banyan tree instead offer a prayer and light a cow ghee lamp(Diya) and dhoop-agarbatti on daily basis i.e in the morning and evening.

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Nirav Hiingu