A columbarium is a place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns. The term comes from the Latin columba and originally referred to compartmentalised housing for doves and pigeons called a dovecote – Wikipedia.
With the scarcity of land and environmental concern with traditional land burial plot during memorial services, the columbarium is gaining its popularity in Asia countries, especially Singapore, Hong Kong, certain areas in Malaysia or highly populated cities. What about the columbarium Feng Shui? How does it differ from the normal land burial plot Feng Shui?
Generally the columbarium Feng Shui is quite similar to land burial lot Feng Shui. Both follow the general principles in Feng Shui that focus on the surrounding environment. Environment that comes with good landform in general gives rise to better energy field as compared to those packed in the buildings in the vicinity of a city or industrial area.
The positive energy field in the good natural landform will benefit the descendants, and some will last for few generations! On the other hand, with the presence of the negative energy field, the descendants are usually having harder time to achieve their successes in life.
Although it’s important to find a good natural landform, it’s also equally important to ensure the location and facing of the lot in the columbarium is suitable for the deceased. This practice is similar to the land burial plot that its location and facing of the tomb stone must be suitable for the deceased. As a Feng Shui practitioner, one will determine the facing of the lot in the columbarium based on the deceased’s year of birth and the nearest incoming mountain that emanates the energy field.
In addition, the surrounding left and right supporting structures are also considered. It’s always better to have the left and right supporting structures with mountains or natural landform. It’s believed the columbarium will benefit the most with the energy being well circulated and kept by these supporting structures!