One of the major obstacles that come in one's way is the
non-availability of sufficient private land either in big cities or small
towns. Several things need careful consideration while going for
construction of a building. . For any building, the site (Kshetra) is the
basic requirement and utmost care must be taken it its selection.
The most important of all these is selecting the right plot or the site.
Vastu Shastra, therefore, has given the utmost importance to selection of a
right plot and has set down several significant principles. There are some
important factors that you should always consider while looking for a plot.
Whenever possible one should always try to follow the Vastu principles as
violation of these principles can destroy the happiness of one's life.
Types of earth
Earth is classified according to its color like brick red, dark brown,
black, yellow or mixed, according to its smell, texture and taste. Black and
clayey soil is not good for construction.
- The soil white in color, having lotus smell and sweet taste and that
contain greenery is very good.
- The soil red in color, smelling blood and astringent in taste is good
but needs some attention.
- The soil yellow/pale green in color, grainish smell and sour taste is
average and needs a lot of rectification before commencement of work.
- The soil black in color, having pungent small and bitter taste should
be avoided as it is not auspicious for construction of the houses.
While designing the foundation, the load bearing capacity
of the soil should be checked. The real analysis of soil should be done
which determines the land selection for the plot and for the foundation of
Location and Buying
The location on the plot is very important as the surroundings have a lot
of effects on us, directly and indirectly. You must take care of the
Topography and Surroundings
- One should not buy the land from people suffering from prolonged
sickness or who have become insolvent, distressed or unfortunate people
as the atmosphere of the particular space depends on the people living
- The soil of the land should not contain ant-hills, bones, skeletons.
- Old houses which are damaged due to fire, lighting, rain and storm
etc., are not good.
- You should not buy the land which is sandwiched between two huge
- Vedh shoola (T-point defect) is the most common defect seen in most
of the houses or the plots. Vedh means the road and Shool means the
spear, which means the road that runs straight into the face of a plot
like a spear obstructing the prosperity of the plot, it is called Vedh
shoola. So, the plot at the T- junction should be avoided.
There are several factors which make a plot useable or non useable. The
four directions, the shape, the existence of highways, cremation places,
rivers, wells, places of worships, they all influence the VAASTU of the
- There should not be any cemetery graveyard, tomb adjacent to the plot
or in front or the back. If this is the condition, the people residing
in that house will live in fear and will never have the peace of mind.
- A temple, church, mosque also should not be in front of any house
otherwise the inmates will always be sick and mentally upset.
- Falling of shadows of the temples and trees nearby on the main
building brings undesirable problems.
Selection of the plot
Facing of the plots are considered important but there is a wrong
notion that North and East facing plots are better than South and West
facing plots. This is not true, all the directions are equally important; it
is up to us how much we follow the rules.
- The plot should be either square or rectangle in shape.
- Irregular shapes should be avoided or should be cured before
- The site should be level or sloping towards North or east or
Vastu gives high importance to the selection of the plot. If the
topography of the plot is as per Vastu then there is a strong positive
energy field on the plot. Vastu, is a vast science so in order to attain the
3 Ps that is Peace, Progress and Prosperity, one should always consider the
rules of Vastu.