Importance of Tortoise and its Direction in Vastu shastra

On 24 January, 2013 by Mamta

Tortoise in Vastu Shastra

Tortoise is important in both vastu shastra and in Feng Shui.

As tortoise is gifted with long life therefore in Vastu Shastra and in Feng Shui it gives Long Life.

As in Puranas, Lord Vishnu took the form of tortoise to uphold the earth and its beings during the Sagar Manthan; Lord Vishnu’s Tortoise is second avatar and is called as Kurma avatar.

These days you can find tortoise in all homes who believe in Vastu Shastra and in Feng Shui. They are made up of Resins, Metal, glass, Mud, crystals or else of Wood.

While placing a tortoise at your home or in your office, there are few Vastu rules which you should know and follow them and this can give you some benefits in your life:

  1. Tortoise which is made up of earthen material such as resin or mud, they should be placed in the North East, Center or in the South West.
  2. The tortoise made of metals is to be placed in North and North West.
  3. Tortoise made of crystals should be either placed in South West or North West.
  4. Tortoise figurines made of wood is to be placed either in East or in South East.
  5. You must always remember that wherever you place your tortoise figurine, it should always face towards East Direction.
  6. If you are wishing to place a tortoise family in your living room; than it is the best option as it will help you to increase your family harmony.
  7. Tortoise figurine must be kept in water. Tortoise figure can be kept in similar material depth dish. Add some water and colored stones. This will make a nice décor and as per Vastu Sashtra bring serenity, harmony, peace, long life, and money in your home.
  8. Tortoise need to be take care of that is keep check that they are well placed in above mentioned direction always and the water level is maintained. Water must be enough in dish to soak the feet of tortoise figurine.

Vastu shastra tortoise position

66 Responses to “Importance of Tortoise and its Direction in Vastu shastra”

  • I’m having a live tortoise. My hubby bought last month is it good or bad for us?

    • Hi Vidya, live tortoise is good for happiness of your family but, you must always remember that wherever you place your tortoise figurine, it should always face towards East Direction.

      • Hi Himanshu, I want to know that all about tortoise as per Vastu shastra.

      • Hi Mr.Himanshu,
        I have a metal tortoise idol with some matrix table of numbers written on the stomach of the tortoise.
        I have placed that in North East corner of my Bedroom facing east direction. Could you advice if this needs any correction.
        Also have a metal horse idol which is kept in North east corner facing the North direction in my bedroom.

        Your suggestions shall be of great value as I have been losing money quite frequently now. I am looking for luck, peace, prosperity in new business venture (yet to work on my ideas ) and of course to increase my financial status.

  • I Want to buy real tortoise which one should buy.

  • What’s up colleagues, its great paragraph regarding educationand completely defined, keep it up all the time.

  • I have a live tortoise at home. I keep it at my home east site which is in between the north or south. there is some muddy place use for flower and other small plants. I daily wash the tortoise and some time i keep it out of mud but he move every site sometime east, west, south or north. After keep it tortoise i am facing little stoppage of money resources. Please suggest me what i have to do for better results.

    • Dear All,

      It is not advised to keep animals in our house like tortoise, snake,parrot, etc. They are also having soul, and right to spend there life. You are suppose to caging them in your house, there for my suggestion is – you have to leave your tortoise as soon as possible, you can purchase stone tortoise, Don’t go for any feng shui or vastu products without knowing, weather it was suitable for you or not.

  • I want to make a ring of tortoise its good or not please suggest.

  • hi,i have live tortoise,where should i place him in my home,actually i found it on road so my son brought it home,my son call him jinni,,does they make any good luck for us,in which direction should we place him,,

  • hi every i have a bronze turtle statue i dnt knw where to place it and in which direction…plzzzz help me..i’ve unknowing place it in my entrance facing the inside of the house..i need help..


  • I have a pair of very cute and small tortoise.t I put it in a large water fountain in front of my house. It is okay. Pz advise. My house is facing north. Tqvm.

  • i have purchase 1 ring of tortoise can i wear it in my finger & if than which day is …and also tell me which finger it will ok

  • I have purchase 1 ring of tortoise can I wear it in my finger & if then which day is and also tell me which finger it will ok?

    • Dear Ajay,

      Good question, but I will not recommend you to wearing turtle ring so you’ll have to ask this question to someone who recommended it.

  • How could I wear turtle ring in the finger?

    • Thanks for asking Shyam, Please read above I already answered to Ajay who had a same question.

      • Just buy one metal tortoise from temple side shop . In that pack they mention that write ur wish on red paper n put it on that tortoise .. And after completing ur wish that tortoise leave in river …n where it placed…n if that tortoise placed in dish with some water then that water will effect on that red paper …paper will not dry …then what can I do …

      • hey mamta how r u?

  • I have fish aquarium at home from 5 years and now I am planning to by tortoise at home can I buy it is it lucky or unlucky to home

  • Hi,

    I was gifted a crystal/glass turtle last year but I have kept it in my cupboard almost unpacked. I wish to bring it out now. Do I need to do any kind of ritual/pooja before using it for goodluck? Where should I place the turtle and does the water need to be changed daily? Please respond. Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Karan,

      Thanks for the asking, There is no need of any ritual/pooja for placing turtle. As I mentioned in 3rd point, “Tortoise made of crystals should be either placed in South West or North West.”

      Have a nice time.

  • I have a floating candle holder (mud) in the shape of a tortoise which i use to keep my bamboo plant and is always filled with water. You mentioned that the water should be outside the tortoise whereas in this case, the water is inside the tortoise shaped bowl. Pls let me know if it is fine.

  • Hi, is it ok if I keep the Tortoise in the North Eastern room, which is my Office Room as well. Plus, I have 2 of these, one is being used by my brother in the same room, and both the Tortoise are facing east. Please suggest on the same.

  • I have metal tortoise please suggest me in which direction, in which pot, and what water level should be there in the pot?


    • To be placed in direction where face of tortoise is facing towards the main door and it’s legs must be in water not all body.

  • I am having a stone tortoise(mix colour doted with cream,red,black ) , in office. My office is in southwest direction of my godown area. In southwest direction there is a stairs to my office. Where to place the tortoise?

  • Hi, I have bought a mud tortoise where it is like a bowl & can fill with water? is it ok to keep this type of tortoise where no option to deep its feet into water, please suggest..

  • Hi ,
    I have a metal turtle with a metal plate.
    Can I keep it in my prayer place?
    If yes, which direction?
    Also, I have a crystal turtle in my living room. Do I need to keep it in water and which direction?

  • Hi,
    can you guy’s tell me advantages and disadvantages of keeping a live turtle or tortoise at home if so advised to keep what type of turtle?

  • i have 1 cristal tortoise were should i keep in my house

  • Hello,

    My office is southwest facing, and directors cabin in north east zone.. am looking to buy tortoise. can you please help me which typ to buy and where to place it and in which direction..

  • What level of metal turtal on the ground

  • which direction should we keep tortoise at home

  • I have metal tortoise , please tell which place i should keep and how. In my life i am not getting any growth from everywhere i am going downgrade.

  • actually i bought a tortoise in january in my home i kept my aquarium facig east in my dinning room, he died after few months can anyone tell what could be the reason and is it so that he took a big tenaion of my home with him plz reply

  • I have 2 crystal tortoise in my shop . 1 is yellow & 2 is crystal clear white my shop is west faceing & cash counter is in south-west side so were can I put this tortoise in my shop.

  • hi,i have live tortoise,where should i place him in my home,actually i found it on road and this is the first time to keep pet in my home???plzzz suggest me…..

  • I have a metal tortoise kept in my “puja ghar” and kept in a marble bowl facing towards east. is it ok ???

  • my office face is in south facing so i keep.t tortoise in front of pooja place ,which direction i should i keep

  • I bought a ceramic tortoise. how and where should I placed that

  • Hello Mam,

    I want to knoww which turtle to buy for enhanching business and wealth making and which turtle to buy for wish fulfilling .
    What to do with the turtle after our wish got fullfilled. Should we regualarly change the water of the plate kept below as I have heard that we don’t have to change the the water as evaporating water means our wish will be fullfiled as and when the water evaporates
    Awaiting for your reply soon .
    Best Regards

    • My office entrance is west facing and if I have 2 /3 wishes should I write it on one piece of paper or will have to buy different turtle for different Wishes.

  • Hii very interesting Info’s,, just wanted to knw is it compulsory to keep ma ceramic turtle dipped in water??
    Can’t it be kept just like dat?????

  • I have metal turtle with plate, which direction should i keep. My bedroom is in north and main door is south facing,
    Can you please help me out to keep turtle direction.

  • i have turtle made of plastic.. how and wer do i keep it. pls advise.

  • i have a crystal tortoise and abowl.. i should place it in northwest but facing east only??
    and can we keep in bedroom with water..?

    and i even have a mud tortoise and a ceramic clay laughing buddha with a sack me with direections

  • my mom got a glass tortoise n plate in gift so in which direction should i keep it

  • Hi,

    I am having tortoise made from papermesh; so how can i put the same in water; please suggest good alternative.

  • Hi,

    What should be the water level in the dish to put the tortoise in ?
    The head should be in or out of water ?

  • Hi my name is prasad nd I am looking to buy tortise which one u will suggest for our house..In our house room is in north east and kitchen is in north west east side main door and entering the main door we can see Pooja room please suggest me which tortise is best for our home and family

  • how does keeping tortise in business place helps, can anyone explain…and i it is made of crystal then in which direction it has to be kept and facing which direction…pl suggest

  • Hello I m Puja and I got a brass tortoise and a brass plate from Varanasi.. Plz can u suggest in which direction should I keep in my room and office as well. How much water should I put on the plate.. Should the tortoise float and also which day to keep the tortoise..when should I change the water weekly or daily. And while changing the water should I wash the tortoise too.. Plz suggest and help me.. Tons n tons of thanks in advance..


  • My star sign is Libra , and dob is13/09 tell me in which finger I should wear the tortoise finger ring

  • i have silver tortoise ring will it be lucky for me

  • hi

    My self sujit….

    I am wearing a tortoise silver ring so, tell me what is the importance of this
    it is good for me or not?

  • Hello,
    I have a metal tortoise facing east placed on the north side without a plate. Is it fine or a plate filled with water of prime importance. Please suggest.

  • I have a brass (pital) tortoise. Plz can u suggest in which direction should I keep in my home. How much water should I put on the plate.. Should the tortoise float and also which day to keep the tortoise..when should I change the water weekly or daily. And while changing the water should I wash the tortoise too.. Plz suggest and help me.

  • do we have any luck by a real 11 star tortoise….

  • Hello,

    U have mentioned about all form turtle except which I have a stone craved turtle, the face is facing towards west side.
    So please suggest me

  • hi

    i want to wear tortoise ring can u tell me its good for me ??

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