Elephant Decor in Vastu: Direction & Placement Tips

Published November 6, 2020
Statue of golden elephant

The elephant Vastu direction guidelines can help infuse positive and auspicious energy into your home or office. You can avoid placing this powerful symbol in the wrong place, when you understand the symbolism and meaning of elephant Vastu directions.

What Elephant Vastu Direction Is for Good Luck?

There are two main directions you can face an elephant for good luck, depending on the kind of luck you seek. There is academic, love and relationship, protection, prosperity, wealth, bonding with your children, and other forms of luck an elephant can bring into your life and home. One direction is facing outwards from a door and the other is facing inwards into the room.

Where Should Elephant Statue Be Placed in Home?

Just as important as the direction, knowing where to place an elephant in your home can mean the difference between loss and gain. You just need to keep this in mind when deciding where to place an elephant in your home.

Main Entrance Placement of Elephants

You can place a pair of elephants with one on either side of the front door or entrance area. It is best to have an open and wide enough entrance area to accommodate elephants in this location.

statue of two golden elephants

Elephants Placed Outside Front Door/Entrance for Protection

You will place a pair of elephants outside the front entrance of your home for symbols of protection. Choose a pair of elephants with their trunks raised in the air to signal trumpeting to sound the alarm of intruders. You need to set the elephants, so they are facing outwards from the front door/entrance. This stance serves as a warning to would-be burglars and other intruders that the elephants are standing guard, ready to stop anyone attempting to invade the home.

Elephants Placed Inside Front Door/Entrance for Good Luck

You can place a pair of elephants inside the front/door entrance. You'll set one elephant on either side of the door for good luck and wonderful blessings for your family. The trunks in this instance will also be raised as a symbol of trumpeting and sending the positive lucky energy into your home (or office). A pair of elephants inside your front door/entrance also symbolize prosperity and success in all of life's endeavors.

Types of Elephant Décor in Vastu

There are several types of decorative elephants you can use in your home or office décor. These include paintings, statues, photos, images, and more.

Elephant Painting Vastu

You can choose a painting of an elephant for Vastu placement in your home or office. Choose an image that depicts positive imagery yet never anything that is destructive, violent, or cruel.

Elephant Statues

You can use one or more elephant statues in your home or office décor. There are two popular elephant poses of a raised or lower trunk. You intent for using the elephant symbol will determine which pose you select.

Vastu Elephant Photos

Photos of elephants can be very powerful. You should avoid using photos that depict war, labor camps, or any type of animal cruelty photos.

Vastu Elephant Images in Textiles

You can use various textiles to add the elephant motif to your home or office décor. This can be something as simple as a pillow on a bed or a tapestry wall hanging. Wallpaper, murals, draperies, and upholstery all offer ideal Vastu elephant décor.

What Does It Mean if an Elephant's Trunk Is Down?

An elephant with its trunk down can be a symbol of good luck. This pose is considered one of humility and represents a feeling of calmness.

Elephant with trunk down

Placing Elephant in Vastu Décor for Specific Luck

You can place an elephant in a Vastu décor to bring about specific luck. You should consider the trunk pose when choosing the ideal elephant symbol.

Career Success

If you wish to give your career a positive burst of energy, place an elephant in the north quadrant. The elephant's energy will imbue you with its strength and powerful persistence.

Home Office

If you have a home office, especially one occupying the north quadrant, success and wisdom will follow the elephant's entrance into your office. You can place the pachyderm at your office door entrance, so it is facing into your office, never out.

  • An elephant placed at the front door of your office protects you from negative energies and negative people.
  • An elephant set at the door of your office facing inward will bring power to your position and career success.
  • You can place an elephant on your desk or work area to provide leadership wisdom and grace under pressure.
  • You can set an elephant on a shelf so it's looking over your shoulder, as long as it isn't opposite the door entrance to your office.
  • You can place an elephant on a shelf, so it is looking into your office.
  • You should never place an elephant directly across from a window or door.

Love Relationship Blessings

You can seek blessings from the elephant for your love relationship. This is an especially good symbol for married couples when you choose a pair of elephants with an upturned trunks to trumpet your love.

  • A pair of elephants can boost fidelity and love when you set one elephant on each beside table facing the bed.
  • You can place a pair of elephants in the southwest quadrant of your home to bless your marriage or love relationship.
  • A wall hanging in the southwest corner of your bedroom depicting a pair of happy elephants is always a good choice.

Elephant Symbol Use for Fertility Luck

The elephant is a very popular Vastu cure for infertility. Couples trying to start a family may find elephant energy brings good luck when placing a pair of elephants in their bedroom.

Elephant Trunk Downward Pose

The elephant pose you need is with the trunk pointed down. In Vastu décor, it is believed that the elephant's pose with a downward trunk provides the necessary energy to push against any obstacles and be successful with the elephant's strength. The downward direction of the trunk also allows the elephant to accumulate and store positive energy.

How to Place Elephants for Fertility Luck

You can place a pair of elephants on either side of the door opening into your bedroom. The elephants should face into the bedroom and never toward a window or door. You may prefer to station an elephant on each of the bedside tables, facing toward the bed.

Bronze figure of an elephant

Seven Elephants

Another elephant pose for fertility luck is a statue that depicts seven elephants standing together. This statue can be placed in your bedroom, either at the door or on a bedside table. The seven elephants are considered very auspicious good luck for fertility.

Studies and Academic Pursuits

An elephant with its trunk raised can be a good symbol for students to use. The elephant's sharp mental acumen (infallible memory) makes it an ideal companion for a student's desk or placed in a study area facing into the room.

Using Elephants in Children's Bedroom

If you wish to strengthen your bond with your children, especially when it comes to having obedient children, you can place a mother and baby elephant statue or elephant wallpaper in their bedroom(s). Even a toy elephant can serve as a Vastu symbol. You want to be sure all elephants in a child's bedroom are happy, jolly, and have a kind and gentle appearance.

statues of two elephants

Ganesha as a Good Luck Symbol

The Hindu elephant god, Ganesha (Ganesh), is often used in Vastu home décors as a revered deity. A Ganesh statue can bring family peace and great prosperity. The pose for a Ganesha statue or painting when used to receive prosperity and material gain is with his trunk turned in the left direction. You can place the Ganesh statue in the east or west quadrant of your home or office.

Spiritual Luck

If you seek to grow spiritually, you can use an image of Ganesha's trunk pointed to his right. You will follow the typical Hindu rituals when place this statue in your home. The ideal place for this is in Pooja room in the northeast quadrant of your home.

Placements to Avoid for a Ganesha Statue or Painting

You should never place a Ganesha statue, painting or other depiction in near a bathroom. This is a very disrespectful placement.

  • You should never set a Ganesha statue or other Ganesha art object where it shares the same wall as a bathroom.
  • The south quadrant is considered a highly negative placement for a Ganesha statue, painting or other depiction.
  • You should avoid a staircase placement since you might end up walking past it when climbing the staircase or stepping over it.
Ganesha Statue

Offerings to the Elephant God

You will need to make offering to Ganesha when you place his resemblance in your home. This can include modaks (sweet dumplings), Satori (sweet flat bread), and Motichoor Ladoo (round shaped sweet). You will need to make offerings of Durva-Dal (grass) on a regular basis.

Tips for Elephant Décor in Vastu

Vastu offers guidelines and tips for placing an elephant symbol in your home or office décor. When you followed these rules, you can infuse the positive energies the elephant represents into your home and life.

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Elephant Decor in Vastu: Direction & Placement Tips