Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian science of architecture and construction that aims to promote positive energy and balance in buildings and structures.
When it comes to selecting a plot for construction, here are some key principles of Vastu to consider:
1) Plot Selection
- The best shape is square.
- Rectangle is also excellent provided the length is not more than 1.5 times the width.
- Where the plot is neither square nor rectangular, the following requirements should be ensured.
- Angle at D must be a right angle.
- Angles at A and C should not be less than a right angle.
- Angle at B should not exceed a right angle.
- Where the aforesaid requirements are not obtainable, remedial measures are to be adopted.
- This is done by cutting off the interference and giving it away or keeping it off the corrected boundary through barbed wire fencing.
- The rejected area can be made a receptacle for dumping garden refuse etc. to make compost.
- This correction is a MUST before any construction activity is taken up.
- Elevated South – Ensures good health and prosperity
- Elevated West – Ensures name, fame and good children
- Roads in North and East is very good.
- Wells should be circular in shape below the ground but square in shape above the ground.
- Triangular, Circular or five cornered site and best to be avoided
- Elevated East – Could lead to progeny loss and depression
- Elevated North – Does not ensure good health.
- Plots should not be next to any religious place, public place, marriage halls, hospitals, burial or cremation ground.
- Any plot between two big plots should be avoided.
- It is recommended that one performs a Bhumi Pooja (worshipping the earth) before starting the house construction.
- This is considered an auspicious beginning and heralds a good start to the proceedings.
3) Building Position
- Leave more space towards North and East side of the House compared to South and West side.
- Now you’ll realize why North and East facing plots are preferred as they allow us to design properly.
- We should generally leave space all around the house, it is considered as a good vastu, this helps in better air circulation and proper ventilation.
- Entry Gate into the Plot is advisable to be in North & East, these areas are generally cool and helps in better ventilation.
- Entry to the house is also preferred to be in North or East, this helps the house dwellers in having Prosperity and Good Health.
5) General Points
- Entrance and Pooja room should be in North-East zone.
- Entrance from North-East is Favorable.
- Bathroom should be in East or in between East and North-East.
- Kitchen should be in South-East Corner.
- Cooking should always be done facing East.
- Bedrooms should be in Southern side.
- Bedroom of the bread earner of the hose should be in North-West side.
- Bedroom in South-West corner should be used by the head of the house (parents).
- Bedroom in Southern and Western side should be used by sons and North-West corner by daughters.
- Number of doors and windows should be even.
- Pooja room’s door should have double shutters and four frame.
- Deity should face West east and North.
- All the doors should open inside so that the energy may remain inside.
- Kitchen should not be in front of or next to the toilet.
- Toilet door should not face the kitchen or dining hall.
- Cooking facing North or South is prohibited.
- Bedrooms in Eastern and Northern sides are not good.
- Bedroom in South-East corner is dangerous Bed, dining table or sofas should not be placed below any beam or attic.
- Photos of ancestors should be placed in the South- West corner of the house.
- Rest of the doors should not be bigger than the main entrance.
- Three doors falling in one line is not good.
- Above the pooja room there should neither be a toilet nor a kitchen.
- Deity should never face South.
- Worshipers can face any direction except South.
6) Various Part of house
- The Rishis of ancient period clearly clarified in the ‘VAASTU SHASTRA’ which things should be kept where and how to do a certain work.
- It has been shown in the above plan how a house should be arranged and decorated.
These are some of the key Vastu principles to consider when selecting a plot for construction. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these are just guidelines, and it’s up to you to make the final decision based on your personal preferences and needs.