• SHOULD ELEPHANTS FACE TOWARDS OR AWAY FROM A DOOR. DOES IT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE WAY INDIANS ALIGN THEIR HOUSES ( IE EAST/WEST ) Elephants should face the doorway. It is supposed to be for good luck. I still haven't found out if it has anything to do with the way Indians align their houses. Great question, does anyone reading this have the answer for us? Category: THIS AND THAT!