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Vastu Guidelines For Site Location | An Architect Explains

According to Vastu Shastra, the location of the Site is very important. Some  locations are very auspicious while some others are best to be avoided. Vastu Shastra lays down guidelines to aid you in the Selection of a Site with the best ‘Location’.
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Since Vastu is a science, every guideline is based on logic and reasoning. As an Architect, I have attempted to explain these guidelines rationally and scientifically, so that you can decide what you want to follow and what you don’t, instead of blindly following them like a superstition.



ACCORDING TO VASTU SHASTRA, WHAT IS THE IDEAL LOCATION OF A SITE?
Peaceful, calm place with lot of greenery and good water source and good soil. The Logic Fertile soil is an indication of good soil for construction. Peace is what everyone seeks.

Trust your intuition: When purchasing a property, it is a good idea to stand on the land and feel its vibration for a few moments. If you feel positive about it, consider buying the land. If not, it is probably not good for you. The Reasoning It is always advisable to trust your instinct but make sure you are not influenced by anything or anyone else.
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A peaceful, calm place with a lot of greenery is the ideal site for a house

Plot with a good history: It is best to buy land where happy and successful people have lived. The ReasoningPsychologically, you will feel that a land where people were happy and prosperous, has good vibrations or energy.

Plot with roads on all four sides is considered the best: It ensures health, wealth and happiness. The Reasoning This 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.

The next best option is a Plot with roads on the North or East. The Reasoning – So that more light and air can enter from these sides in the mornings.

Plots with a water source in the North, East or North-East are good: The Reasoning The germicidal UV rays of the morning sunlight, which engulf the North-East corner in the morning, can purify the water before you start to use it.

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Ideally a plot near a river is the best
ACCORDING TO VASTU SHASTRA, WHAT ARE THE SITES THAT ARE NOT CONSIDERED GOOD?
Avoid Plots sold by a person in distress: Such Plots should be purchased only with caution. The Reasoning You feel psychologically unhappy and guilty, knowing that the Plot was sold out of helplessness and that the previous owner must be still holding onto it.
Avoid Sites near a public place: The Plot should not be abutting any public place like temple, hospital, factory, school, college, Kalyan Mantapa etc The Reasoning These places will constantly be crowded and noisy. But if they are at least 80 ft away, then the plot is acceptable.

Avoid Sites that were previously owned by a temple or charitable trust: The Reasoning – People are looking for reasons to raise a temple and if it is known that the plot was previously owned by a temple trust, there will be a lot of pressure to donate it for the temple or charity.

Avoid Sites near smelly places: The Plot should not be near a meat shop, workshop, leather tannery, laundry, shoe shop, dustbins, sewage drains etc. The Reasoning The stench emanating from these places will permeate the house permanently and naturally not create a relaxed atmosphere in the house.

Avoid a haunted/dilapidated house: The Plot should not be purchased, if in the recent past someone has committed suicide on it, or if there have been several deaths over a period of a couple of months. The Reasoning You may psychologically feel uneasy if you happen to know of such a past.

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Avoid dilapidated houses

Avoid sites where cactus grows. The Reasoning- Such sites indicate sandy soil which will not support the foundation effectively.

Avoid sites in which there are lot of termites: The Reasoning – Even if anti-termite treatment is done on the foundation, there is a every likelihood that the termites will not be eradicated completely since the termites form a vast underground network.

Avoid a Plot sandwiched between larger plots: The Reasoning – The owner of the smaller Plot can only construct  a much smaller house than the owners of the larger plots and thus, may subconsciously feel ‘small’  and overpowered with respect to the neighbours. This can create a feeling of inferiority in the owner.

Avoid Sites with obstructions: Don’t buy a Plot with obstructions like hills, tall buildings or towers on the North, North-East or East sides. The Reasoning The useful morning sun’s rays will be blocked. However having such obstructions on the West or South sides are considered good as they block the hot western rays.

Avoid plots with an electrical pole or power supply station in the North-East corner: The Reasoning – It is an obstruction and can create harmful electric waves,that can permeate the house from the open North-East corner.

Avoid plots with lot of cracks or too much wet soil: The Reasoning – Cracks indicate dried up clayey soil and too wet soil also indicates clayey soil that does not allow the drainage of water. Such soil is not suitable for a building foundation as it will retain moisture and necessitate extra expenditure for water-proofing the foundation

Avoid Plots with trees: If the Plot is a small one, there should not be trees like Peepal, Mango, Banyan, Tamarind etc on it. The Reasoning – These trees have far-spreading roots and branches, which can cause damage to the building foundation. However, if the Plot is quite big, it is good to have these trees, but away from the building and not in the North-East corner.

Avoid Plots facing a T or Y intersection: The Reasoning – This is because you can see oncoming traffic and this may make you feel a bit nervous or lack of privacy. However, in some cases, as explained below, such plots are acceptable.

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Avoid plots facing an intersection
ACCORDING T O VASTU SHASTRA, WHAT IS VEEDI SHOOLA?

Plots facing a T or Y intersection, where roads or lanes run right into the face of the site from different directions are called Veedi (road) Shoolas (Arrows) or Therukuthus. Since it is difficult to comment on the different permutations and combinations of roads, oncoming roads, directions etc, that form the Veedi Shoolas, let us examine the basic considerations, in naming them as good, not bad, bad and very bad.

(veedi E—NE ) If the oncoming road is from the East, and hits the North-East part of the Plot, it is considered a good site.

( N—NE ) If the oncoming road is from the North, and hits the North-East part of the Plot it is considered a good site.

( W —NW ) If the oncoming road is from the West, and hits the North- West part of the Plot, it is considered as a not bad site.( S—SE ) If the oncoming road is from the South, and hits the South- East part of the Plot, it is considered as a not bad site.

( E — SE ) If the oncoming road is from the East, and hits the South- East part of the Plot, it is considered a bad site.

( N — NW) If the oncoming road is from the North, and hits the North-West part of the Plot, it is considered a bad site.

( W — SW ) If the oncoming road is from the West, and hits the South-West part of the Plot,  it is considered a very bad site.

( S — SW ) If the oncoming road is from the South, and hits the South-West part of the Plot, it is considered a very bad site.

ARE THERE ANY CORRECTIONS FOR VEEDI SHOOLAS IN VASTU SHASTRA?

If your Plot is facing an intersection, (called a Veedi Shoola), as you can see the oncoming traffic and people, you may feel a bit nervous or a lack of privacy. In order to overcome this, 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. Or you could fence off that part and use it for some other purpose like a garden or outhouse etc.

This post was about the importance of ‘Site Location’ in the Selection of a Site. Read about another important Vastu Shastra consideration when Selecting a Site, namely:

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58 thoughts on “Vastu Guidelines For Site Location | An Architect Explains

  • July 11, 2016 at 2:56 am
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    Hi sir,
    my query is ,”i have one plot with 75 sq yard which is north facing and dead end road in east side .
    Is it any problem as per vasru kindly suggest.
    Hi Ravi,
    Since it is not a dead end on the side it is facing, it should not be a problem.
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  • July 26, 2016 at 8:46 pm
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    Hi sir,
    I have a 600 sq yard plot which is north facing and the entrance is also north and there is a road hitting from the south west side to the plot.. Is there any problem as per vastu? If so pls give me a remedy..
    Thanks,
    Regards,
    Gaurav
    Hi Gaurav,
    If the entrance is from the North, you need not worry about the road on the SW. You can however keep a tall compound wall on that side.
    Admin

  • September 6, 2016 at 1:46 am
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    Hi sir,
    I have a 1200 sq yard plot which is north facing and there is a road hitting from the North side to the plot.. Is there any problem as per vastu? If so pls give me a remedy..
    Thanks,
    Regards,
    Ravishankar
    Hi Ravishankar,
    If the road is hitting on the NorthEast corner it is okay.
    Admin

  • September 20, 2016 at 11:52 pm
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    Hello Sir,
    I am planning to purchase a house, i liked the house with all other aspects but when vastu consultant visited the place, he told the house may not be so auspicious for us since the house is at the dead end.
    The property is east facing .
    Please reply me back as your analogy with vastu and architecture sounds practical.
    Hi Amarashree,
    An east facing house is good, but one at the dead end is not ideal. So make a decision based on how you feel in this plot. If you and your family members get a positive vibe, go ahead. Ignore the vastu consultant as another consultant will have a different opinion.
    Admin

  • September 21, 2016 at 2:51 am
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    Hello Sir,
    We are planning to buy a house which is East facing and it’s the dead end of the road towards its left. Do you think its ok to go ahead sir?
    Regards,
    Sachin
    Hi Sachin,
    An east facing house is good, but one at the dead end is not ideal. So make a decision based on how you feel in this plot. If you and your family members get a positive vibe, go ahead.
    Admin

  • September 28, 2016 at 11:44 pm
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    SIR, I AM PLANIING TO BUY A PLOT OF 250 SY YRD, WHICH IS IN NW FACING AND ITS ROADS ARE NORTH TO WEST WITHOUT ENDING OR A CORNER, PLEASE SUGGEST
    Hi Vinod,
    I cannot understand your query.
    Admin

  • October 12, 2016 at 3:49 am
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    i sir,
    I have planned to purchase 30X6 0=1800 sq.ft. plot. 30 feet of plot road facing south direction like T junction. The entire 30feet is facing 30 feet wide road.
    Hi Babu,
    Effectively your site is a a dead end. That is not ideal according to Vastu. But if you feel happy with this site and want to buy it, you can go ahead. Just make sure you have a high compound wall in the front to mitigate the effects of the wind rushing down the road towards the dead end.
    admin

  • October 13, 2016 at 4:23 am
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    Dead end site facing north,w est is road ends shall buy this site.
    Hi Ram,
    Dead end is not ideal. But make the decision based on how you feel about this site instinctively.
    Admin

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