Loans that are difficult to pay off cause huge problems. Blocking the North is a major reason for debts. Placing heavy furniture or closets along the North wall, cluttering up the North and not giving enough openings are all Vastu defects. Moreover, if the building structure is elevated in the North, it creates a Vastu defect. In floors above the ground floor, if the North is covered but the South is left vacant, that too is a Vastu defect.
Pictures of water cascades without mountains are prosperous, when hung on the North wall.
While preparing the food, the cook should face the East or the South. Facing the North or the West while cooking is not favorable. The cook or the housewife, whoever is cooking, should not have his/her back towards the kitchen door while cooking.
All heat-generating kitchen equipment, such as microwaves, hot cases, hotplates, geysers, mixer grinders, etc. should also be placed in the South-east direction of the kitchen.
Avoid placing the cooking stove on the North-eastern corner. It should be on the eastern wall of the kitchen or in the South-east corner of the kitchen area. This direction is called Agneya Disha, named after Agni, the Hindu god of fire who resides here. This disha (direction) has a natural source of Fire as solar heat is at its maximum when the sun is in the southern direction. When the sun reaches the South-east, it releases vitamins D and F in the atmosphere. The value of these vitamins in the kitchen is immeasurable.