Are you looking for a life partner and having difficulty finding one?

Well, in Vasthu Sastra (Indian science of architecture) there are specific spaces that you can occupy in your house that can influence your emotions, mood and thoughts in fulfilling your matrimonial desire.

A growing issue in many homes now is parents worrying about their children reaching the eligible age of between 28 and 32 and they are having trouble finding their soul mate or lacking interest in getting married.

Marriage, according to the Indian Rig Veda text, is not based on anyone’s gut feelings but regarded as an essential sacrament union in everyone’s life.

The scripture says that every Hindu must marry because “to be mothers were women created and to be fathers men.”

The Veda ordains that man together with his wife should be blessed with offspring to make a perfect institution of marriage and fulfil their obligations in this world.

The two elements that should be checked when there is a nuptial delay are: the location the man or woman is occupying in a property; and the other is to analyse the birth chart of the individual astrologically.

Astrology should be able to provide you with a forecast on the favourable period based on the planetary positions of the individual’s birth chart.

Vasthu, on the other hand, focuses on subtle energy flow that will be able to flush out the negative blocks and satisfy the process.


The favourable quadrant to occupy for a person who is in the marriageable age group should be in the north-west, the air corner, which is protected by the Lord of the Wind.

The celestial planet of Kethu (dragon tail) governs this quadrant which is an auspicious place for an unmarried person to occupy.

Sleeping in this sector will create the feel and beliefs about settling down and he or she should be able to get opportunities to meet his or her life partner without obstacles.

The other choices are west which is protected by the Lord of Water with Saturn governing this sector, and south protected by the Lord of Life and Death. Mars governs the south quadrant and gives positive results to anyone occupying this enclosure in a house.

Both the locations would also increase the chances of an individual receiving proposals.

If an unmarried person occupies the north-east which is the sacred corner in a house, the person would not develop interest in marriage but instead shift attention towards a spiritual life.

This is because the north-east sector is protected by the Lord of Intellect and governed by Mercury. The space is dedicated to divine activities and it is inauspicious for a man or woman to occupy it.

The main activity in this sector is the prayer room.

The above locations to expedite conjugal thoughts are only applicable to single people because the positions change after they get married.

A married couple should occupy the south-west quadrant which comes under the protection of the Lord of Fame and Wealth. Rahu (dragon head) rules this quadrant and this is the best place for a pair to live in.

Also on the bed the husband should sleep on the right side of the bed and his wife on the left for bonding and closeness.

Their sleeping positions should have the heads towards the east or west for a restful slumber and waking up feeling energetic.

According to astrologer Master Yuvaraj Sowma, marital delays can occur if Saturn, Mars and the celestial planets of Rahu (dragon head) and Kethu (dragon tail) combination happens in any marriage-related house in the horoscope of an individual.

However, he says this can be eased via certain specific rituals and prayers to mitigate the malefic effects of the planets.

Marriage, in short, should be regarded as a divine unification and not as a civil contract.

T. Selva is the author of the Vasthu Sastra Guide and the first disciple of 7th-generation Vasthu Sastra master Yuvaraj Sowma from Chennai, India. You can follow him on twitter at @tselvas and write to him at This column appears on the last Sunday of every month.