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Vastu Sashtra – Land & plot
Situation of Plot: A land that was a burial ground, or a crematorium is not suitable for living. Ideally
it should be flat level ground. A land on a hill is also not a suitable. If it is on a slope, then the land
sloping down toward the north or east is ok but if it is sloping to the west it is not good.
A valley or a large pit around the land or a depression in the land is inauspicious.
A plot situated between two larger plots is not good as it brings poverty.
If the plot is next to a bridge it is not auspicious – particularly if the bridge is on the north or east
side. You can compromise if it is on the south or west side.
Don’t buy a plot with obstructions like hills, tall buildings or towers on the north, north east or east sides as the
sun’s rays will be blocked. However such things on the west or south sides are auspicious as they bring health,
wealth and happiness as they block the harmful western rays.
Similarly water source located on the southwest side of a building will bring misery. If the plot has a well,
swimming pool, lake, river or a stream flowing on the north east it is auspicious.
If there is an electrical power supply station or large electric pole on the north east side of the plot it is not good for
the vibrations.
The plot should not be within twice the distance of the height of the house to any public place like temple, hospital,
factory etc. If the distance is more than that then it is ok. The house should be at least 80 ft or more away from
any temple. The gate should not face a temple and the shadow of a temple should not fall on the house.
Avoid plots near a meat shop, workshop, laundry, shoe shop, etc.
The fence or the boundary wall should be higher on the west and south and lower on the north and east sides.

Roads near the plot: A plot with a road running straight at any of its four main sides has its
effects.
This is called Veedhi Shoola or Therukuthu. Please note this is different from roads running
along the sides.

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money are observed in addition tolitigation.

that is good. direction & roads Entrance & main door Trees & plants Dining room Outside & garage Toilet & bathroom Bed room Study room Safe & valuables room Living or sitting room Pooja room Stairway Basement Water tank Upper floor Griha pravesh pooja Balcony. If the plot of land does not squarely face the four cardinal directions.The plot with roads running along on all four sides is the best. If there are roads on the west and north. it is average. Plot facing West is for those who provide supporting services to the society. veranda & roof Room size Vastu & astrology Vastu for Office Useful tips Vaastu for Plot Vastu for Factory . west. A road on the east or north side of the plot is good. Plot facing South is good for business class and for those who work in business organisations. The plot on a T or Y intersection is not auspicious. well & boundary Plot situation. It is inauspicious if there are three roads only on the east. Plot facing East is good for scholars. teachers etc. professors. philosophers. wealth and happiness. The plot with roads running along on three sides – on the north. It brings health. priests. the house should be built facing the four directions About Vastu Sastra The Vastu legend Size & shape of plot Soil & slope of plot The Vastu Mandala Construction. But if the road ends on any other part of the plot it is usually not good. The plot with a road running along and ending at the northeast corner is very good. and east is not so good. The best plot is the square one followed by the rectangular one. Direction of the plot: The direction that the front of a property faces is important. administration and those who work for government. A hexagon shaped plot ( 8 even sides) is also good. and if the road does not run in one of the four cardinal directions. south. but a road on the south or west side is not so good. If there are roads on only the east and north side. south. The four sides of the plot should be towards the four main directions. and west. Plot facing North is good for those in power. Roads on the north. and west is also not so good.

there are always good results on health. Direction of the Plot 3. grass is good for construction.Building a dream home needs vigilant considerations and apart from the good architectural design and construction techniques. • The site near temple ashram. Adjoining Roads Location of the Plot according to Vastu The following considerations are useful for location. Care should be taken while designing the house facing West and South direction because some directions have positive impacts while the other have negative on occupants of the house. Color of the Soil 5. fruit trees. For example if the kitchen is in South-East. Direction of the Plot according to Vastu The East and North facing plots are appropriate for house construction. It is advisable to follow vastu guidelines while selecting a plot to make sure that the place becomes a healthful. graveyard. Shape of Plot 4. Banana etc. cheerful and prosperous residence we all deserve. • If the plot is small. Shape of Plot according to Vastu Shape of plot matters a lot in the selection of land. Garbage dump site should be avoided. Location of the Plot 2. hospital. school. 1. college. there should be no big tree like Mango. the location of the plot affects the energy of the residents through out life. But if the kitchen is in North-East. • The site without any source of ground water should be avoided. energetic. the health is affected adversely. • The site having fertile earth. The following are some shapes of the . flowering plants. building area should be far away from the tree. • If the plot is big.

• The plot should be of square or rectangular shape. octagon or polygon shapes should be avoided because these are not good for construction. Color of the Soil Color of the soil is another important aspect which should not be avoided at the time of purchasing the plot. The square plot is the best. It is suitable for the residence facing the roads in eastern or northern side. The following colors of soil are considered better for construction purposes. hexagon. It may be used for commercial activites . • Singhmukhi Plot is not suitable for residential purposes. it is advisable to consult a vastu expert before finalizing the decision. . • Gomukhi Plot is good for house construction. However. Such a plot is wide at the front as compared to the back. • Plots having triangular.plots. The plot narrow at front and wide at the back is also called low pressure plot. • Plots having an extended NE (North-East) corner is lucky. Such a plot is also called high pressure plot. round shape. Ratio of width and length should not be more than 1:2 in rectangular plot. But it is advisable to consult a vastu expert before finalizing the decision.

Red 2. engineers. Note: Black and clay soil is not good for construction. Good for Business People Figure The . armed forces or administration. Adjoining Roads A plot adjoining roads at any of the four sides affects the life of family members. Plot Having One Road Roads From Results East Good. musicians.1. White 4. businessmen. Yellow 3. consultants etc. Black Red soil is suitable for executives who are engaged in administrative and legal services. These executives are usually employees of Government. bankers and by those who are directly related to commercial activities. affects of such a plot are given below. teachers. Usually White soil is preferable for intellectual professionals like doctors. Yellow and Green is considered by shareholders. Prosperous and Wealthy West Average. poets.

Prosperous & Wealthy Good for Business Concern Plot Having Two Roads Roads From North And East East and South Results Very Good Good Figure .North South Good for Women .

South And West Average West and North Good North and South Average East and West Good Plot Having Roads on Three Sides The plot facing roads from three sides is an average plot. It can be improved by leaving a passage at fourth side. .

Plot at the dead end of Road . It can be improved by extending the road up to the width of plot.Plot Having Roads on All Sides: The Plot having road on all side is best plot. Plot at the Dead End of the Road: The plot is not appropriate for construction. Plot Facing T-Junction:The Plot facing T or Y-Junction is not suitable for construction. It is inauspicious.

But as a Vaastu Expert. selecting a site. that will radiate positive as well as negative energies depending on its location. I would time of selecting a Site. will by default be in accordance time of buying a Site. you should still refer to the Vaastu Guidelines prescribed for the selection of suitable Site. Generally. If you already own a Site for construction of house or office. orientation.  VASTU GUIDELINES FOR SITE LOCATION . In the Selection of a Site. slope and soil quality. shape. at the valuable in deciding the right Site. as his inputs could be very the points an Vaastu Expert will keep in mind while with Vaastu Shastra. Normally a Vaastu Expert is not involved at the suggest that it is good to involve one.Extending the road upto the plot width WHY IS THE SITE SELECTION IMPORTANT? The selection of a site is very important since the site represents a fixed form. since most of these guidelines are based on scientific reasoning and few on common sense. While selecting a Site these five major points are to be kept in mind. the following Vaastu Guidelines should be looked into.

Check the Plot history. It is up to you to decide what you want to follow and what you don’t. Plots with a water source in the North. prosperity and happiness. The reasoning I understand for it is that more light and air can enter from these sides in the mornings. WHAT IS THE BEST LOCATION OF A SITE? Peaceful. The Reasoning is that it is always advisable to trust your instinct but make sure you are not influenced by anything or anyone else. VASTU GUIDELINES FOR SITE ORIENTATION  VASTU GUIDELINES FOR SITE SHAPE  VASTU GUIDELINES FOR SITE SOIL  VASTU GUIDELINES FOR SITE SLOPE VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR SITE LOCATION Proper guidelines have been put fin Vaastu Shastra for the Selection of a Site. If you feel positive about it. consider buying the land. WHICH SITES ARE NOT GOOD? . Check for the road adjacent to the plot. calm place with lot of greenery and good water source with good soil. The next best option is a Plot with roads on the North or East. wealth. can purify the water. As a Vaastu Expert I have made an attempt to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically. The fertile soil is an indication of good soil for construction. The Reason is that the germicidal U-V rays of the morning sunlight. If there are source of water or water in or around the plot. for obvious reasons. The natural reasoning behind the concept is totally psychologically. While purchasing a piece of land. you will feel that a land where people were happy and prosperous. It is best to buy land where happy and successful people have lived. Plot with pathways on all four sides is considered the best. there is logic and reasoning behind every guideline. check their location. East or North-East are good. it is a good idea to stand on the land and feel its vibration for a few moments. which engulf the North-East corner in the morning. has good vibes or energy. If not. it should be a good history. it is probably not good for you. for good reasons. As Vaastu is a science. It ensures health. The natural reasoning for the logic is because a Plot with roads on all four sides is not abutting any body’s property and hence one can derive maximum lighting and ventilation from all four sides.

such plots are acceptable. if in the recent past someone has committed suicide on it. hospital. shoe shop. Such soil is not suitable for a building foundation as it will retain moisture and necessitate extra expenditure for waterproofing the foundation. Avoid purchasing a plot that has been sold under stress. The Plot should not be near or adjacent to any public place like temple. and hits the North-East part of the Plot it is considered a good site. We cannot live in an environment with foul smell.It is advisable to avoid a haunted or dilapidated house. in some cases. The Plot should not be near a meat shop. This can create a feeling of inferiority in the owner. Strictly avoid Plots facing a T or Y intersection of roads. Such Plots should be purchased only with caution and proper consultation with a Vaastu expert. then the plot is acceptable. it is considered a good site. You may psychologically feel uneasy if you happen to know of such a past. or if there have been several deaths over a period of a couple of months. directions etc. leather tannery. . It is good to avoid plots with lot of cracks or too much wet soil. Sites where either cactus or trees with thorn grow should be avoided. In such plots the owner of the smaller plot can construct only a much smaller house than the owners of the larger plots and thus. it should be avoided. college etc. school. But if they are at least 80 ft to 100 ft away. The Plot should not be purchased. This is because you can see oncoming traffic and this may give you the nervousness feeling or lack of privacy. It is advisable to avoid sites near smelly places. oncoming roads. workshop.  East—NorthEast If the oncoming road is from the East. knowing that the Plot was sold out of helplessness and that the previous owner must be still holding onto it. Such sites indicate sandy soil which will not support the foundation effectively. AS PER VAASTU SHASTRA. The bad smell emanating from these places will permeate the house permanently and naturally create a atmosphere in the house that is not suitable to live in. One good reason is that you may feel psychologically unhappy and guilty. Such places will constantly be crowded and noisy. We have to avoid sites near a public place or buildings.  North—NorthEast If the oncoming road is from the North. laundry. in naming them as good. The soil of such land is not strong enough to hold the foundation of the building. that form the Veedi Shoolas. factory. The cracks indicate dried up clayey soil and too wet soil also indicates clayey soil that does not allow the drainage of water. may subconsciously feel ’small’ with respect to the neighbors. let us examine the basic considerations. If the plot is between large plots. sewage drains etc. not bad. Since it is difficult to comment on the different permutations and combinations of roads. as explained below. where roads or lanes run right into the face of the site from different directions are called Veethii (road) Shool (Arrows). dustbins. and hits the North-East part of the Plot. bad and very bad. However. WHAT IS VEETHI SHOOL? Plots facing a T or Y intersection.

there is logic and reasoning behind every guideline. the shape of the plot affects the well being of the inmates. West —NorthWest If the oncoming road is from the West. Rectangle plot . you can use the corner of the plot that faces the intersection as a garage or car porch etc so that the main house is not facing the intersection. and hits the South-West part of the Plot. As Vaastu is a science. this may give you the nervousness feeling or lack of privacy. (called a Veethi Shool). houses were designed around a central square courtyard.East part of the Plot.  North — NorthWest If the oncoming road is from the North.  South — SouthWest If the oncoming road is from the South.East part of the Plot. it is considered as a not bad site. and hits the South. it is considered as a not bad site. it is considered a very bad site. it ensures all round growth. as you can see the oncoming traffic and people. it is considered a bad site. prosperity and happiness. and hits the South. As per Vaastu. SHAPES OF PLOT AND THEIR EFFECTS Square plot A plot with equal length and width is considered as an ideal site for construction. for better ventilation. and hits the South-West part of the Plot.  South—SouthEast If the oncoming road is from the South. CAN THE VEETHI SHOOL BE CORRECTED? If your Plot is facing an intersection. I have attempted to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically. Or you could fence off that part and use it for some other purpose like a garden or outhouse etc. In ancient time. it is considered a bad site. so that you can decide what you want to follow and what you don’t. a square plot was considered the most suitable. As a Vaastu Expert. and hits the North-West part of the Plot. In order to overcome this. It has been noted certain shape of plots have a good effect. and hits the North. while others shapes a bad effect and some plots can be used after making corrections to a suitable shape.West part of the Plot. VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR SITE SHAPE As per Vaastu Shastra. it is considered a very bad site.  West — SouthWest If the oncoming road is from the West.  East — SouthEast If the oncoming road is from the East.

Plots with projections or extensions The plots with extension in the North or East or North-East are considered good. VASTU GUIDELINES FOR SITE ORIENTATION Vaastu Shastra lays down guidelines to aid you in the selection of a plot with the ideal direction. I have . Octagon shaped plots should be avoided for construction of house. Such plots are considered inauspicious for residential purpose but are suitable for commercial purpose. As Vaastu is a science. Plots with extensions in the North-West. If the length faces north and width faces west. such plots would bring bad luck to the owners. Such plot is considered auspicious for residential purpose. Plots with corners cut Plots with a missing corner should not be purchased for any reason. outhouse etc and hence is not wasted. South-East or South-West are not considered good. it would be considered more suitable. Simha-mukhi plot A plot that is wide in the front or entrance and narrow at the back is known as Simha Mukhi plot. then do so with proper consultation of an Expert Vaastu Shastri. wealth and prosperity upon the residents. they bring bad luck to the owners. Such plots are considered to bestow good health. Plots with cut corners are considered inauspicious. Like in a square site. Such plots bring prosperity to the house owners. Plots With more than 4 sides Pentagon. Triangular plot The Triangle shaped plot is not good. Gou-mukhi plot A plot that is narrow in the front and wide at the back is called Gou Mukhi. Such sites are considered as sites where there will always be fear of fire. there is logic and reasoning behind every guideline. Circular/Elliptical/Oval Plots Such shapes are not considered good for construction of houses. Other extensions are considered as inauspicious. According to Vaastu. If you must.A plot having the length and width in 1:2 ration are considered good. it is easy to design a square or rectangle shaped house in such plot with extra space used for trees. Hexagon. As a Vaastu Expert. People in such plots always live in fear.

Buildings are oriented in such a way that at all times the inmates benefit from the useful effects of the morning Sun’s UV radiation which helps in the synthesis of Vitamin D in our bodies. the direction to the right is the South. since it combines the forces emanating from both the directions. which are identifiable depending on the position of the Sun in the sky. is also as significant as the main direction. For example. Where the two Cardinal directions meet. the direction to the left is the North. WHAT DOES ‘SITE ORIENTATION’ MEAN? Site Orientation means the location or position of the plot with respect to the Cardinal directions.  South (Dakshin): When one faces the East. WHAT ARE THE CARDINAL DIRECTIONS? In Vaastu there is clear explanation regarding the direction of the plot. Let us understand the eight directions. if you stand in the plot and see towards the road which direction you see? The plots orientation is identified by the direction that the front of the plot faces. while being protected from the harmful effects and the intense heat of the infra-red rays of the afternoon Sun. In lay mans language. so that you can decide what you want to follow and what you don’t.  North-East (Eeshan): This is where the North and East meet.  West (Paschim): The Sun sets in the West.  South-West (Nairuthya): This is where the South and the West meet.  South-East (Aagneya): This is where the South and the East meet.  North-West (Vaayavya): This is where the North and the West meet.attempted to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically.  North (Uttar): When one faces the East. As such. is called a North facing. the direction you face is said to be the plots orientation. When you stand in the Site and face the road. They are:   East (poorv): The Sun rises in the East. the most frequently used rooms . a plot with a road in the North. WHAT IS THE RELEVANCE OF FACING OF PLOTS? In ancient scriptures it has been written that the sun is the “Giver of Life” and its role was deeply considered while designing the principles of “Building Design”.

It should be done in the centre of the plot which is considered the naval of the Vaastu Purusha. the layout of a House and the rooms have been prescribed in Vaastu. it is better if the house is built facing the cardinal directions. South facing plot is good for business class and for those who work in business organizations at management level. As Vaastu is a science. ACCORDING TO VASTU SHASTRA. philosophers. all plots are considered good. the house should be built on the Site facing the other four directions. In such a case. Hence their homes were grouped together. In order to benefit from the useful effects of the Sun and other natural elements. it becomes either easier or more difficult to design the layout of the House. there is logic and reasoning behind every guideline. WHICH IS THE BEST DIRECTION FOR A PLOT? In ancient text of Vaastu guidelines to aid in the Selection of a plot with the ideal Orientation are based on Common sense. North facing plot is good for those in power. priests.during the day are oriented in the East (for morning sunlight) and the North (for constant sunlight in India) whereas the rooms that are used mostly at night are restricted to the South and the West. West facing plot is more suitable for those who provide supporting services to the society. The reason why Vaastu attributes each direction to a different class of people is because in ancient times. WHAT IS THE IDEAL TYPE OF SOIL IN A SITE? . In a plot that does not squarely face the cardinal directions it is fount that its axis is not parallel to the magnetic axis of the Earth. VAASTU GUIDELINES FOR SITE SOIL In ancient Vaastu text proper guidelines have been prescribed to aid you in the selection of a plot or site with the ideal soil type. based on their occupations. in any city or town. Thus. East facing Plot is good for scholars. there are roads in all four directions and naturally there have to be houses on both sides of the roads. through out the day. There is a technical procedure by which the cardinal points are ascertained for the orientation of the buildings. Hence. according to the position of the Sun. The Logic. teachers etc. As per Vaastu: All directions are considered good and each has its own advantages. Depending which direction the plot faces. from the time it rises in the East to the time it sets in the West.East (morning sun rays) is considered the source of enlightenment. As a Vaastu Expert. administration and those who work for government. This is why the facing of the plot or Site Orientation is given importance while selecting a site or plot for construction of house. The only reason I understand is. professors. so that you can decide what you want to follow and what you don’t. I have attempted to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically. But gradually these classes became castes and there was very little social mixing between the castes and so people of each caste preferred being with their own people. Also. Indian society was divided into four classes of people. scientific reasoning and logic. the city looks more aesthetic if there are houses in all the four directions. according to Vaastu.

there are two simple tests to check the suitability of the soil type. It has to be some or the other kind of site that has to be used. dark brown. It is best to avoid such a site because it will require special kind of foundation and water-proofing which will cost many time more than the usual foundation. Note the time period. Let the soil absorb the water. brown. it is average. While purchasing land. red.brick red. it is considered good.To construct a building for any purpose. land is required. A land with lot of worms should be avoided. it is not good. If there are cracks. It is advised to avoid a site with black and clayey soil.e. it is ideal to buy a piece of land that is most suitable for cultivation i. it indicates clayey soil. This is because it may be an indication that there is rock below which will have to be blasted out before laying the foundation. if there are many then it is not suitable. yellow. DOES VAASTU PRESCRIBE METHODS FOR CHECKING THE SUITABILTY OF THE SOIL FOR CONSTRUCTION? According to scriptures written by King Bhoj. which will retain water and hence. yellow soil etc is also good for the foundation of a building. Whereas. can cause dampness to the foundation. And it is a fact the land has not been previously not allocated for the same. Land with sandy or clayey soils will necessitate extra strong foundations with proper water proofing. where the vegetation can grow. Land with too many rocks and thorny trees is not considered good. If after putting the complete soil back in the pit it is not fully filled.. If there is no soil left after filling up. The Reason being. After the water is absorbed. the land is considered good. . it means the soil is dense and clayey and hence will retain water which is not good for a building foundation. If the time taken to absorb the water is more than an hour. check for cracks in the pit. then the soil is not suitable to sustain the load of the building. If the hole is not fully filled up. white. SECOND METHOD SOIL TEST: Dig another 2ftx2ftx2ft hole and then fill it up again. which in turn will be more expensive. This may be an indication that the soil is very loose and will not support the foundation well. It should be correctly noted for what purpose the land was being used previously. causing unexpected expenditure. Again avoid rocky piece of land for construction purpose. If some soil is left over after filling. the ancient Indian Vaastu Specialist. black and clayey soil which is not good for cultivation is also not good for buildings as it retains water and can cause dampness to the foundation. There are different types of soil based on the colour. density and aeration. This is the test to determine the soil’s natural moisture. brick red. FIRST METHOD WATER TEST: Dig a 2ftx2ftx2ft hole and slowly fill it with water. Generally the soil which is good for cultivation like red. the black soil indicates soil that retains water and doesn’t allow good drainage. black etc. If the water is absorbed readily.

when the South-West corner is higher than the North-East corner. The Logic.This ensures the ideal flow of light and solar energy from the North-East corner (morning light and constant light) into the house. even if the drain overflows. VASTU GUIDELINES FOR SITE SLOPE In ancient Vaastu scriptures great slope of the land. CAN THE SLOPE BE CORRECTED AS PER VASTU SHASTRA? . it is the first thing an Architect instructs the client to get done. the excess water will flow onto the road instead of the site. Also.  North-West should be higher than the North-East corner. there is logic and reasoning behind every guideline.Normally there is a storm water drain between the Site and the road. so that the kind of structure can be decided and the structural engineer can design the structure and foundation accordingly. In short. so when there is heavy rainfall. Similarly avoid plots that are depressed at the center. Also. As Vaastu is a a Vaastu Expert. even today people adopt the same method for testing the soil at the site. so that you and what you don’t. I have attempted can decide what you want to follow importance has been given to the selection of site based on the science. As to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically. Ideally the Solar half (Sun) should be lower than the Lunar half (moon’s surface). The road level should be lower than the Site: The Logic. it is difficult and expensive to level the site as it may even have rock below. the:  North-East corner should be the lowest.  South-West should be higher than the South-East corner. The North-East corner should be the lowest and the South-West corner should be the highest: The Logic. all the excess water from the site will flow out into the drain and road instead of vice-versa. Avoid plots with a depressed or raised centre: Avoid plots humped at the center and sloping on all sides.  South-East should be higher than the North-West corner. In fact.Surprisingly.If the center is too depressed or too much higher. it serves as a buffer (to the West and South-West sunrays) and prevents the heating up of the rest of the house. Vastu recommends that always. WHAT IS THE SUITABLE SLOPE OF THE LAND? The North-East half of the plot is called the Solar half and the South-West half is called the Lunar half. which will have to be blasted out.

there are ways of correcting sites that are not in accordance with Vaastu. This way the land will slope down from the South-West toward the North-East. If the North-East corner is at a higher elevation than other sides of the property. If the plot is depressed in the centre. Plot with a depressed centre can also be corrected. Plot sloping down from the North-East to wards South-West can be corrected. However. .In cities. it is difficult to get sites that meet the requirements of Vaastu. it again can be corrected. you can dig soil from that corner and dump it in the South and West portions. the earth can be dug out and dumped towards the South-West of the plot. Plot with a raised or has a humped in the centre of the plot. then earth can be dug out from the rest of the Site and filled in the centre to balance out the levels. If the plot is raised in the centre then.

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