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’.
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.
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.

Ideally a plot near a river or lake 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.

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.

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.

( 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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88 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.
    Admin

  • 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

  • December 30, 2016 at 2:54 am
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    HI Sir,
    I am going to purchase a plot for comercial purpose which is south facing and there is road hit on south west side. Is it suitable for bussiness.Please give me a Remedy.
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    Hi,
    It is not ideal according to Vastu. BUt You could raise your compound wall in the SW so that the road is not visible from the site.
    Admin

  • January 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm
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    Hi Sir,When we bought a house 1 year back just my left neighbour was building within a year our house is sandwiched between buildings,now I can’t build,please tell me a vastu remedy so I can leave happily without vastu doshas.
    Hi,
    Make sure there is ample sunlight and air entering your house. Keep all windows open during the day.
    Admin

  • February 8, 2017 at 11:25 am
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    planing to buy a plot with east facing
    there is road on east side of plot n gets ends along with the plot
    should i go ahead
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    Hi,
    According yo me nothing wrong with this site. But the final call is yours based on how you feel about it.
    Admin

  • February 9, 2017 at 1:09 am
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    Hi
    We have a ground +2 floor building which has main entrance towards North. The building has Roads on North and south directions.
    A new road has been laid which is hitting the south west corner of the building from south direction.10% of the total width of the building is hit by south west road and we are facing much uncertainty.
    Please suggest a remedy
    Thank you
    Hi,
    It is not ideal according to Vastu. BUt You could raise your compound wall in the SW so that the road is not visible from the site.And use the north road for entering the house.
    Admin

  • February 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm
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    Dear Sir,
    I have north east facing site front road having inclination towards north west. It is 6000 sq ft road 75 X 80. Where should I locate pooja room?
    Hi,
    Ideally in the NE.
    Admin

  • February 21, 2017 at 10:03 am
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    South phase plot:
    I purchased 45X60=2700 sq.ft. plot. Plot facing south direction like T junction.
    Frontage 47, front to back:60.
    Around 75% of the frontage hit by strait road.
    What is the Vastu remedy for this plot.
    Kindly suggest
    Hi,
    If the spearing road is in the SE, it is okay, otherwise you could raise your compound wall in the front so that the road is not visible from the site.
    Admin

  • March 4, 2017 at 8:41 am
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    Sir, I have a 40X60 west facing plot. The road is approaching from west side and hitting north-west part of plot. The road hitting 2/3rd facing of plot i.e.25ft & remaining 15ft of south-west is covered by opposite plot. Is it good one ?
    Hi,
    A spearing road in the NW part is okay.
    Admin

  • March 7, 2017 at 3:11 am
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    We hv seen a site with north facing and it’s with veedhipootu? Can we consider buying this ?
    Hi,
    if the spearing road is in the NE, it is okay but otherwise, you can build a high compound wall so that the site is not visible from the site.
    Admin

  • March 20, 2017 at 4:03 am
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    Please suggest on corner plot which is east facing and the other open side is South which has a road.
    Hi,
    since it is an east facing site, you use the entry from this side. on the south side, you can build a high wall so that you do not see the spearing road.
    Admin

  • March 22, 2017 at 11:26 am
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    Iam looking to buy a commercial property (building) facing south. The property has a South of South-west veedhi sula. The street sees the property on South of Southwest but the whole property does not see the street.
    And the building and street is divided by a main highway road which is more than 100feet wide and has a broad divider in the center of the highway road. Please tell me, does the veedhi sula still apply?, is the building good to buy?
    Hi,
    Actually with such a wide highway, I hardly think that Veedi Shoola applies. But just to reassure yourself, you could raise your compound wall in the SW so that the road is not visible from the site.
    Admin

  • March 30, 2017 at 7:00 am
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    hello sir,
    I am moving my institute from a T shape plot( NW pacing ) to a plot NE facing and road coming from north and going to east , East is dead end to a electric substation .
    Pl suggest , i am doing a right move.
    Regards
    Hi,
    An electric substation close to the site is not ideal. But a NE facing site is good. So you decide, based on the ‘feel’ that you get from this site.
    Admin

  • April 3, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    Planning to purchase a east facing villa which is towards south West side of the North facing gated community. There is a road in West and community’s north side road ends at the West Road. Can I buy?
    Hi,
    You need to focus only on your individual site and do not have to bother so much about the gated community so much.
    Admin

  • April 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm
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    We have a site west facing, road hitting South side of west. We build an apartment(8 flats) that site
    We gave that for a hostel for lease
    What are the remedies for that apartment
    Hi,
    It is not ideal according to Vastu. BUt You could raise your compound wall in the SW so that the road is not visible from the site.
    Admin

  • April 19, 2017 at 3:12 am
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    sir,I have 45*30 east road facing plot. 45 ft road side. There is a 20ft dead end road at south east corner towards east. is it ok?.
    Hi,
    A spearing road in the SE is ok.
    Admin

  • April 25, 2017 at 2:47 am
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    we want to buy a west facing middle plot of the row.there is a road going from south to north in front of this plot.but from south west corner one more road is joining this road
    covering 80%of the plot.is it good to buy?.can we keep main door at west of north west and a garage to avoid road thrust? the first road is not only for this plot.much before our plot starts .thats for entire row.the second road only joins in front of this plot.we are told that is dangerous veedhi sula.please advise us
    Hi,
    It is not ideal according to Vastu. But you could raise your compound wall in the SW so that the road is not visible from the site.
    Admin

  • April 25, 2017 at 5:18 am
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    Hi sir,
    I have a north east facing plot, which has a T junction and the road is coming from the north. It is hitting the north corner of the plot. My query is which t point will it be considered as- north, north east or north-notthwest.
    Hi,
    It will be taken as a spearing road in the North which is considered ok.
    Admin

  • May 22, 2017 at 3:39 am
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    I have a plot facing south direction. But it is neither not at dead end, located at T junction. It means in front there is a 33 ft. road after that on south side opp. of my plot 33 ft. road is there. Does this come under Veedhi Shula. If yes what is the remedy?
    Hi,
    I could not understand your query. Any how as a a remedy you could raise your compound wall in the SW so that the road is not visible from the site.
    Admin

  • May 24, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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    Sir
    Had purchased a plot facing north , mine is plot no 14 and road running from east to west ends at pkit no 18
    Is it ok
    Hi,
    A north facing site is a good one.
    Admin

  • June 24, 2017 at 2:49 am
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    SIR,
    IF ROAD IS ENDING BUT THE PLOTS ARE ON BOTH SIDE OF THE ROAD THEN LAST PLOT WILL BE CONSIDERED AS DEAD END OR NOT.
    & ALSO NORTH WEST ARE GOOD TO BUY OR NOT?
    Hi,
    IT is not considered a dead end site. A north-west facing site is an okay one.
    Admin

  • June 26, 2017 at 5:32 am
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    Hi,
    plot is 200sq yrds, it is north facing, but the road is not continuing further towards west. There is another plot.Is it good to take this plot.
    Hi,
    The one you are considering is not a dead end plot an hence is okay.
    Admin

  • July 4, 2017 at 9:43 am
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    Hi,
    I have seen a plot which is West facing, it is last but one plot. And towards right ( which is south facing) towards dead end.
    Towards left (north road). Is it recommended to buy.
    Thanks,
    Nanda
    Hi,
    So it is a corner North-West site. It is a good one.
    Admin

  • July 7, 2017 at 11:43 pm
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    Dear Sir,
    I have a plot with 25 feet road on the South and 20 feet road on the West. It is a SW Corner plot. The size of the plot is 80 feet facing South and 82 feet facing West. 80′ x 82′. The 25 feet East-West road on the South of the site approaches from East and takes a right turn towards North on the West of the site. After two plots the South-North 20 feet road reaches a dead end. The SW corner is a L- shaped corner. I would be thankful if you could please let me know on which portion of the site that I should build a house. I am planning to build a house around 1500 to 2000 Sq. feet on part of the land. Since the South side is 25 feet road, I would like to enter the site from the South. Please give me your advise.
    Hi,
    Build the house in the SW corner so that there is more open space in the North East corner.
    Admin

  • July 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm
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    Sir, I have a family Property in my mother’s name (North facing dead end property with road on the north side). The land is 60*30 (60 facing road). I wish to construct two duplexs each 30*30 with a shared wall. Initially want to construct only one duplex on the right side leaving the left side vacant for garden. Would love to hear your opinion! Thanks in advance.
    Hi,
    So you plan to build the site in the west part now, leaving the open space in the East, which is a good idea.
    Admin

  • September 14, 2017 at 3:59 am
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    I am planning to buy a site which have roads on four sides (25’E, 25’N, 25’S and 40’W). But west side has T-junction exactly at center. I am very much interested in it but many saying it has veedi shoola on west side so better not to buy. Is it good to buy the site?
    Hi,
    A plot with roads on four sides is considered a good one in Vastu Shastra. However a spearing road in the centre on the western side is not good. So to cancel the negative effect, you can build a high compound wall opposite the spearing road, so that it is not visible from the site. Whether to buy the site or not is your call. go by your instinct.
    Admin

  • October 14, 2017 at 1:22 am
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    i have a plot for which i have main road on south side and remaining east, west, north sides are sub road. South and north side road is 100 ft facing in length where as 79 ft facing in length is on the east and west side road. I need a one entrance on main road which is on south side and one more entrance from other side. So, my querry is from which side i need to make an entrance.
    Hi,
    It all depends on the plan of your house and disposition of the building within the site. Good to have a second entrance from East or North.
    Admin

  • November 2, 2017 at 11:32 pm
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    Hi,
    I have an option to purchase a house facing NE 26* but the road is in front of the house and covers entire front of the house (T point) on both the sides houses are there and on the front side on (sides of approcahing road ) one side is park and other side its house.
    Kindly guide
    Hi,
    Build a high compound wall in front so that you cannot see the spearing road from the site.
    Admin

  • November 5, 2017 at 9:09 pm
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    Plot facing north side. its northeast corner is extended a little bit.
    Front size 28foot.
    back size 27.9foot
    length side size is 82foot
    n other side 84.5foot where northeast corner is extended.
    Pls suggest that this plot is suitable for residential purpose.
    Hi,
    A site with the North East extending is a good site for residential purpose..
    Admin

  • November 22, 2017 at 3:53 pm
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    Namaskaram sir,
    We are planning to purchase a house which is west side of road.the house is at the end of street.any road not hitting .west side 40feets road,north side small drainage nala 60feets.east side another house,south side another house. north side is end of street. Please give me valuable suggestions.
    Hi,
    This is a west facing site and is okay according to Vastu. Buy it if your gut feeling says it is okay.
    Admin

  • January 17, 2018 at 5:10 pm
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    Three side roads to house is preferable or not, east facing house, north and west side roads
    Hi,
    A site with more than one adjacent road is very good.
    Admin

  • January 31, 2018 at 5:33 am
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    Sir , plot is east facing and there is road ( T)hitting to middle of the plot(east face).please give me suggestions. 28.4×74=230. Squares.
    Hi,
    Build a high wall in front so that you cannot see the spearing road from the site.
    Admin

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