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Clockwise Staircase v/s Anti-Clockwise Staircase

June 1, 2011

Many people consider anti-clockwise stairs as extremely negative. Vastushastri Khushdeep Bansal collected a lot of data to clarify whether the stairs should be clockwise or anti-clockwise. Interestingly, in the original texts of Vastu Shastra there are no guidelines on staircases. From his observations, Vastushastri Khushdeep Bansal derived the formula which measures the effects of clockwise and anti-clockwise staircases.


As per his observations, a clockwise staircase creates a downward vortex of energy in a Vastu Zone, while an anti-clockwise staircase creates an upward energy vortex. These downward and upward energy vortexes change the natural effect of a Vastu Zone. The analogy of his concept is this: as you tighten a screw, you rotate the screw driver clockwise and the screw goes downwards.

If you rotate the screwdriver in the anti-clockwise direction, then the screw rises. So, a clockwise staircase in the NE Zone will suppress new ideas, creativity and intuitions. On the other hand, an anti-clockwise staircase located in NE, will create more new ideas and creative intuitions. Similarly, clockwise staircases in positive zones will suppress their natural positive energy, and anti-clockwise staircases in positive zones will amplify the positive energy of that zone.


So, one must remember that staircase can be clockwise as well as anti-clockwise depending upon the Vastu Zone it falls into. If the stairs are in a Zone whose attributes we wish to enhance — for example, the Zone of Money — they should be anticlockwise, and if they are in a Zone whose effects need to be moderated, like the Zone of Disposal or Aggression, then, these must be clockwise. Generally speaking, a staircase should descend from West to East and from South to North.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. priyanka permalink
    July 15, 2012 6:03 pm

    What if stairs are in south-west direction? It should be anti-clockwise or clockwise?

    • Vastu for You - MahaVastu permalink*
      April 22, 2013 9:36 am

      Priyanka ji, if the stairs are in south-west direction and they are not touching the zonal lines of south-south-west, they can be anti-clockwise but if the stairs are touching the zonal lines of south-south-west, they should be clockwise.

  2. Vastu for You - MahaVastu permalink*
    October 3, 2012 8:50 am

    Dear Priyanka, SW is the zone of Relationships and Skills, So, an Anti-Clockwise stair case in this Zone is considered good and per Vastu Shastra.

  3. saket permalink
    November 25, 2012 6:37 am

    @Vastu for You – MahaVastu please share ur contact details very urgent, how handles this blog.

    • Vastu for You - MahaVastu permalink*
      November 26, 2012 8:03 am

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  4. Sangeeta Raha permalink
    December 23, 2012 1:44 pm

    how the staircase should be at Nw zone?

  5. Anil permalink
    February 2, 2013 5:06 pm

    can construct stair as anti-clock wise in the South side ? kly advice..

    • Vastu for You - MahaVastu permalink*
      April 22, 2013 9:39 am

      Anil ji, you can construct anti-clockwise staircase in South side, but make sure the staircase is not touching the zonal line of SouthSouthWest, the zone of disposal. Find out more about MahaVastu zones at –

  6. April 20, 2013 2:09 pm

    Sir, what if the direction is south-east ???????????

    • Vastu for You - MahaVastu permalink*
      April 22, 2013 9:41 am

      Kunwar ji, anticlockwise staircase if good if the direction is south-east, but selection of clockwise or anticlockwise staircase for southeast zone depends upon the Bar Chart which measures the energy fields of a particular zone in MahaVastu.

  7. Jeetender permalink
    April 26, 2013 9:50 pm

    Sir my stair case is currently in North East Direction and I am planning to remove it and construct in north west direction, But would like to know whether is should construct the stairs as anticlock wise clock wise or normal straight stairs. Kindly advice.

    • Vastu for You - MahaVastu permalink*
      June 12, 2013 7:54 am

      Jeetender Ji, You can construct Anticlockwise staircase in NorthWest direction. It will help you in having good support from your Family, Friends, Neighbors and Banking Institutions.

  8. sunil permalink
    April 30, 2013 6:19 pm

    sir our stairs are in anticlock-wise and that too in the east-west position, pl give me a reply.

    • Vastu for You - MahaVastu permalink*
      June 12, 2013 7:53 am

      Sunil Ji, Kindly tell your problems if any that you are facing in your life. In MahaVastu, we work on problem solving. If you tell us your problems or the targets that you wish to achieve in Life, we can suggest you Vastu Remedies that will help you in solving your problems and achieve your desired targets.
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  9. Chandu Tanwani permalink
    May 20, 2013 10:14 am

    I have scope for both clockwise and anticlockwise stairs in South south west zone with a margin of 12″ for the anticlockwise for not touching the south wall….
    What would you suggest

    • Vastu for You - MahaVastu permalink*
      June 12, 2013 7:49 am

      Chandu Ji, Best would be to mail us to-the-scale plans of your building with the degree of North marked on it so that we can evaluate it and give you the best guidance.
      You can mail us at

  10. Hemant Aggarwal permalink
    June 10, 2013 1:41 pm

    Sir, we are contructing internal stairs in south east part of my flat to make it a Duplex flat…& this is not the southeast corner. which direction should we prefer as we can plan both way or will the clock wise be always safe…

    • Vastu for You - MahaVastu permalink*
      June 12, 2013 7:47 am

      Hemant Ji, In SouthEast, we prefer you to construct clockwise staircase, but I would like to tell you that a Staircase from one floor to the other works as an Entrance for the upper floor, which plays an important role in Vastu. There can be 32 possible entrances in a Home.
      Best would be consult us with your floor plans prior starting construction.
      You can mail your Home Plans at
      Also mention any problems that you are facing in your life or the future targets that you wish to achieve in Life. Stay Connected.

  11. Pradeep Palla permalink
    August 11, 2013 1:15 pm

    Dear Sir, I am planning for a anti-clock wise staircase in North side, these stairs will lead to Masterbedroom in 1st floor. Please advice if this is good or not.

    • Vastu for You - MahaVastu permalink*
      August 29, 2013 6:07 am

      Pradeep Ji

      Kindly send your Home Plans on

      Our Vastu Experts will guide you further in this regard.

      For any assistance, please feel free to contact.

      Abhishek Goel
      +91 9999591156

  12. Deepak permalink
    March 26, 2016 10:37 am

    I am deepak, Our house is East facing and we want to make stairs in South East and anticlockwise in the porch it is good or not . Sir.plz reply soon.

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