The Compound wall protects the site from animals, thieves, etc and serves to demarcate the boundary of the property.  Here, I have explained the Vastu Guidelines for Construction of the Compound Wall, and the possible scientific reasons and logic on which they were based, so that you an decide what you want to follow and what you don’t.



Compound Wall construction: The third thing to be constructed  after the Water Well and the Storage Shed is the Compound Wall. This should be built just before the construction of the House begins. The Reasoning - The purpose of the Compound wall is to protect the site and the material stored in the Storage shed, from the outside environment, from thieves, etc. However, if there are buildings all around the site, the Compound wall can be done after the construction.
Begin Compound Wall construction in South-East: Construction should begin on an auspicious day. The Reasoning - Since the Compound wall is meant to protect from the elements ans thieves etc,  psychologically the owner will feel that he will be protected if the construction is done at an auspicious time.
Northern part of Compound Wall to be built last : The Reasoning - The Northern and Eastern sides are to be left open to allow Sunlight into the House, and the building is to be built in the South-West corner. Therefore, it is advisable to build the North Compound wall later as it is easier to dump building materials in the Northern open space.
Compound Wall should not be higher than the House: The Reasoning - If the Compound wall is higher than the house, it will cut off light to the House.
compoundCompound Wall should be higher and thicker in the South and West sides : The Compound walls on the North and East sides should be a foot (12 inches) shorter than on the West and South sides. If this is not possible, then the North and East sides should be a minimum of (3 inches) shorter. The Reasoning – The higher and thicker Compound wall on the South-West, prevents the hot evening Sun rays from heating up the house and the lower compound on the North-East allows the useful morning Sunlight into the House.
Compound Wall should be two-thirds the height of the main door: The Reasoning - The Compound wall should not be taller than the house but should be tall enough to give the inmates a sense of privacy.


Two gates are preferrable: The Reasoning - It makes sense to have a big gate for the car to enter and a smaller gate which is easier to handle near the entrance.

Avoid gates in the extreme corners: The Reasoning - It is inconvenient to open and close a gate that is fixed to the corners of the wall.

Main gate and the entrance door should face the same direction: The Reasoning - For visitors entering through the gate, it is easier for them to notice the main door if the door is also facing the same direction as the gate.

Avoid a gate in the South side: The Reasoning - The South is not considered auspicious for an entrance, but obviously if your Site is a South facing one, the gate has to be in the South side.

Gates should open clockwise: The Reasoning - Since the majority of the population is right-handed, it is easier to push open a door or gate in the clockwise direction.


This post was about the Construction of the Compound Wall. Read about the next Stage of Construction:


  1. Pavan says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have a south facing site which is 50 feet width. Bangalore’s set back laws are such that I have to leave 10 feet on the west and 5 feet on the east.
    This is against the vaastu principle as indicated in your columns.
    Can you kindly provide any suggestions on how this contraint can be circumvented ? THe option of leaving 11 feet on the east means, I have only 30 feet for contruction.
    Any ideas you can offer ?
    Regards, Pavan

    Dear Mr Pavan,
    There are lots of people with south facing plots who interchange the left and right setbacks, in order to have more setback (10′ in your case) to the East and the less setback (5′) to the west. It is perfectly acceptable and will allow more sunlight into your house. Of course you have to get sanction from the authorities, which is not usually a problem.

  2. संजय बरबडे says:

    बहुत अच्छी जानकारी दि है । काफी अच्छा लगा ।

    अगले बार जानकारी के साथ डायग्राम या स्केच देते तो और समझने में

    आसान होता . धन्यवाद


  3. vijay says:

    The information given here is very nice and important for future architecture.

  4. Jim Geoghegan says:

    your article makes sense, i love it.

  5. avi says:

    sir i need book VASTU SHASTRA GUIDELINES plz help

  6. Santosh Kumar Sahu says:

    The information given by you is very useful. thanks

  7. raj says:

    Hello sir
    this article is very informative.
    I just wanted to know that is ok if we don’t have compounds
    as ours is a NE corner site but very small plot 720 Sq Ft.
    Plz mail me


  8. BHAGYASREE says:

    which Directions of the gates is prefarable, please suggest

  9. Kandwal says:

    thanks sir ..

  10. jayasubbareddy says:

    sir my plot having east.north rods facing north,we need small gate in east,in north side main door opposite small gate side big gate .how many gates possible in vastu

  11. Bharathi says:

    Our house is east main gate is in the north east for the car and us to we have one more car. can we open the southeast side as we Can park the other car there.according to vastu is this feasible

  12. sudipto bhattacharjee says:

    i reside in south facing plot my road in front my residence flowing from south to east and from south to west my compound gate is on south side and my home entering door facing east

    so my question is which one is my main door according to vastu sastra the compound wall gate or door entering my house

  13. Subba says:

    Looking to buy a 200 sq Ft. plot south facing since there is no raod on the east , north and west sides. Can we buy this plot in a view to construct a house with Main entrance of the house to be in EAST but the main gate will be in South Side.

  14. tushar chhajed says:

    this !dea is perfect to built of wall compound but how to buy this material…?

  15. suseela says:

    I have a site with 13 cents , it has closed compound with gate when i purchased it
    can we start construction within compound ? or it has to demolish ?

  16. P.Yesu Babu says:

    Dear Sir,

    In my house there is a compound wall gate in north side of the house, my opposite house end corner of their house west corner was exactly opposite to my compound wall gate. Is any problem for this please explain it.

    P.Yesu Babu

  17. arth says:

    have the main rod only on south side
    so compound wall gate has to be on south side only.
    pls suggest.

  18. Naidu says:

    Dear Sir,I have a WEST facing villa.Builder kept the set back 10 feet on the west ( entrance side) and 5 feet on the east ( rear of the house) .
    This is against the vaastu principle as indicated in your columns.
    Can you kindly provide any suggestions on how this constraint can be rectified with remedies? builder says he can’t change the front elevation. if there are no remedies done, what is the effect of this kind defect?

    Thank you.

  19. admin says:

    Hi, Since you have less setback in the East, make sure you keep it clutter-free and open to allow the useful, morning sunlight into the house. Avoid tall trees, shrubs or obstacles in the East. If it is possible, have long windows (upto the floor) on this side of the house. All these measures will allow you to enjoy the morning light.
    Minu CP

  20. ASJ KRISHNA says:

    Dear Sir

    Articles which you are publishing is very useful. I have question regarding Compound length /breath:

    1. My House is facing West Side
    2. I have maintained wall South/West side same height and North/East maintained same height which is lower than South West

    3. Lengths : South West to South East – 51.3 ft
    North West to North East – 51.1 ft
    South to North (west side front) – 35 ft
    South to North (east side back) – 35.7 ft

    4. Question how to do corrections at South West Corner Compound

    Please advice.

    Jai Krishna

  21. If the compound wall of one plot is joined with the other plot compound wall(both are different heights & in between there is no space between two walls)is any problem according to the vastu.

  22. Dr D S Prasad says:

    Your suggestions are very useful.

    I have a plot facing south 72×50 ft 72 ft length on the south side.From the right after 15ft there is a road 30 ft width facing the 72ft length side(at 90 degrees angle) and then the remaining length(72-30-15ft) will follow.If we want to have 2 gates as suggested on the south side,could you kindly advise us the relevant vasthu guidelines?


  23. rakesh jain says:

    in my house the boundary gate is on north east but it is on extreme corner it is good or not, the total front area is 40ft,and the gate widht is about 8ft. i can not shift the gate because it is in front of open area if i shift it then i can not keep 4 wheeler. please advise me what to do.

    Wtith Regards

    Rakesh Jain

  24. Nilesh Mahatme says:

    It’s such useful information for dream home. Everyone feels to have own house, and the information will add star to dream.
    Thanks for useful hint.
    Thank you Nilesh Mahatme for the appreciation.

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