Relax and walk on the land. Close your eyes and do some
deep breathing. Gradually begin to feel the rays and
vibrations which that land would be emitting. If you
feel good and happy it means the land has positive
energy. Call it the first test. It is now necessary to
further check the energy of the land. Vastu prescribes
several traditional methods which are in practice even
now and yield correct results.
Method 1: The Water Test
Dig a pit of size 45 cm wide x 45 cm
long x 45 cm deep (18" x 18" x 18") and
fill it with water. Wait for 3 minutes and observe the
water. If the ground soaks the water and leaves it 15 cm
or less, then the land is of low grade and should not be
considered. If the remaining water is up to 30 cm deep,
then it is of a medium grade. One may consider buying it
if no other choice is available. If the water is
marginally absorbed by the soil then it is of a high
grade and should be considered for purchase.
A clockwise movement of water in the
pit indicates a positive movement of energy in the land.
If the water is not much absorbed by the soil and also
moves clockwise, such a plot should be purchased even at
a higher cost.
If the water moves anticlockwise, the
land has negative movement of energy and the inhabitants
will suffer losses, failures, accidents, or even
premature death. Such a plot should be avoided.
Method 2: Seed Germination Test
Basil seeds are spread on the ground,
watered and allowed to germinate. Basil is an auspicious
plant and can grow only on land with positive energy. If
these seeds germinate, then the land has positive
energy, If they do not germinate, then the land should
Method 3: The Smell-Taste-Colour
Remove the top soil and pick some
soil from below. If it smells like decomposed organic
matter it means that the land has bad energy. A good
plot always emits a soft sweet smell. Vastu has
categorised soil according to its colour and taste
into four categories
White soil which tastes sweet and
smells good is suitable for people who pursue intellectual profession: teachers, preachers, artists,
poets, musicians, intellectuals, writers, software
professionals, consultants, analysts etc.
Red soil with strong smell and
bitter taste is suitable for those who are engaged
with agencies engaged in legal justice, administration
and maintenance of law and order. This category
includes government employees, public servants, armed
forces personnel, policemen, administrators etc.
Yellowish or Greenish soil with a
light smell and sour taste suits businessmen, bankers,
sharebrokers, and all those who are involved in
commercial activities and from the world of finance.
Black dark soil with a bitter taste
and pungent smell suits all others.
location in relation to road
opened plot, facing south and having path in the same
direction. Such a southerly located path is assumed to
be a path of Yama (the deity of death), hence buying
such plot is unadvisable.
south with ways on two sides (south and east). This
location is considered good. Occupant of such a plot
is a successful businessman or physician. Only one way
is in use here.
open, south facing plot with entrance in the south.
This location is considered excellent for the iron
merchants. New generations flourish well in such
open plot with entrance facing south. Such location is
excellent for shops of betel leaves and electronic
goods. It should have entrance in one side only.
One side open
plot with entrance facing north, is considered
excellent for householders. Middle class families live
specially happy in such plots. It too has only one
open plot with entrance facing north is also excellent
for the householders. Occupants live here peacefully.
This plot too has only one entrance.
open plot with entrance facing north is excellent for
commercial purposes. Cinema halls can be run
successfully on such plots. It is also ideal for
hotels and restaurants. It has only one entrance.
open plot with entrance facing north, is excellent for
businessmen and householders alike. Occupants
experience all round development. It has only one
entrance. One-side open plot with entrance facing the
east. Such location is excellent. Its occupants remain
free from diseases life long.
A plot of
land is the first and foremost prerequisite of a
building. While selecting a plot of land, you must be
very careful regarding its shape and the omens related
SIDDHAYASSARVASHCHATVRASTRE DHANAGAMAH |
KRITTETUBUDDHI VRIDDHIH SYADBHADRAM BHADRASANE BHAVEI
(in which opposite sides are equal)shape of the plot
yields perfection in every field, square shape yields
wealth, circular shape of plot yields intelligence
while Bhadrakar (many rectangular plots of land
connected to one-another with their lengths decreasing
sequentially while maintaining the basic shape) land
proves beneficial in all ways for the occupant.
square or perfect rectangular shape of the plot is
considered as best for construction of the home. All
the four angles of the plot must be exactly of 90
degrees. Though a parallel tetragon has all the four
angles, still plots with such shape are not suitable
for making home. A perfectly rectangular shaped plot
is also auspicious for making home, but its length
ought to be one and a half times more than its
rectangular plot of land that is elongated more in
north-south directions than east-west is known as
Suryabhedi (dissected by the Sun.)
If the walls
are longer in north-south and east-west directions,
the plot in question is known as Chandrabhedi
(dissected by the moon). If home is built on such
plot, clan of the owner does not continue.
these, there are many shapes (though highly uncommon)
in which plots are classified.
and their effects are as follows:
from the state
of animal wealth.
of cattle stock
of particular things
pains and sufferings
beak of a crow
in collecting money
kinds of upheavals
economic condition, the owner may take to
The land should be away
from a graveyard, mausoleum, cremation ground, or any
site of last human rites.
Avoid a land which is
opposite or next to a hospital or a nursing home.
A plot adjacent or
opposite to a religious institution like a church, a
temple or a mosque is considered unsuitable for any
residential, institutional or commercial purpose.
A small plot which has
two large plots on either side, seems compressed between
them should be avoided. Such a plot will attract
miseries and misfortunes.
The plot should not be
near a garbage dump or a waste disposal site.
A plot which is next to a
hospital, or faces a hospital is influenced by the
diseased energy of the hospital.
Directions of the plot
Ideally the plot should face the
cardinal directions (E-W or N-S). A twist upto 12
degrees is permitted. A diagonal plot (whose corners
meet at E-W or N-S the plot) should be rejected. Such a
plot invites confusion and miseries to the owner and his
Shastra, perforation or pore means obstacle that arises
due to faulty construction. These obstacles should not
be mistaken with physical obstacles. These are purely
metaphysical in nature, but have far reaching
consequences on the occupants of the house. A house,
thus built investing earnings of whole life may appear
attractive from outside, but its occupants have no peace
of mind. A few of such obstacles (perforations) are
Obstacle due to Door: This blocks free
movement of air and the Sun. Because of it, occupants
fail to fully harness the goodness of the Sun and fresh
Obstacle due to Orientation: Orientation of
the house must not be fixed arbitrarily in any of the
four directions - east, west, north and south. If a
house is built with its orientation in any arbitrary
direction, it may lead to loss of wealth and clan. If
you have slightest doubt regarding auspiciousness of any
direction, do not extend your house in that direction.
Even when you
are planning to get your old house demolished and builds
a new one in its place, do not violate the orientation
and directions of the old house, or you will suffer
obstacles due to faulty orientation.
Obstacle due to Angle/Corner: All the four
corners of a house must have exact right angles. If any
of these corners is less than or more than the right
angle, such situation causes obstacles due to faulty
angles or corners.
If a corner of a house falls exactly in front of the
gate of another house, this also causes obstacle due to
corners. If a house has three, five or more corners, it
also suffers from obstacles due to faulty corners.
Occupants of a house with faulty corners face untimely
death, extra-ordinary diseases and extermination of
What can you
do to correct obstacles?
- Don't make a
door at the centre of the house or at any joint.
- If the house
doesn't have more storeys, don't give a backdoor.
- There should
not be highway crossing, well, pond, gutter, corner
of another house, big tree, pole peg, garage etc. in
front of the main gate. These are not good from the
security's point of view.
- There should
not be standing water or mud in front of the main
gate. Such things cause obstacle to free passage and
weaken the foundation.
due to peg: There should not a peg right in
front of the gate to tether cow, goat or any other
sound: Creaking sound that is generated by the
movement of the doors, is also a bad omen.
due to well: A well, man hole and water tank
situated in front of the main gate or the house
casting its shadow on it, is also an obstacle.
- There should
not be an oil expeller or gutter right in front of
the main gate. Such thing indicates grave calamity.
- Doors of the
house should not vary in height, for then they cause
- Ladder or
staircase right facing the main gate is also an
should be noted here if the obstacle is situated at a
distance double than the height of the house, its faults
are removed. If there is a wall between the obstacle and
the courtyard, the obstacle has no effect. Similarly if
a through fare crosses between the house and the
obstacle, the latter is rendered ineffective.
due to Pillar: If there is a single
column or pillar common between the two adjoining
rooms, it causes enemity among the occupants. Each
room must have its separate column. Also there
should not be a column facing a door.
due to learing: Such houses as attract
learing gazes from the passers-by appear deserted
with eerie atmosphere are said to have obstacles due
to lear and sneers.
due to hole: No space, even the size of a
needle's eye, must be left open at the backside of
the house. There should be no hole on the back wall
also. Such openings facilitate the entry of ghosts
and demonic forces and pose danger of theft.
due to portraits: Never adorn the walls
of your living or any other room with portraits of
tiger, lion, dog, panther, leopard, crow, owl,
vulture, falcon or spooks, demons and war scenes for
these cause serious obstacles.
due to sculptures: Sculptures of above
mentioned creatures also produce similar obstacles.
- If both the
storeys of a house are exactly the same in height,
the situation causes obstacles. Such situation
causes disintegration of the family. Hence, the
upper storey must be kept about 1/12th part shorter
in height than the lower one.
due to Trees
If there is a
big tree right in front of the main gate, the situation
causes serious obstacles. The older the tree, serious
are the threats. Such trees, if fall ever by chance,
will cause great harm to the house. Such a tree also
weakens the foundation and there are dangers to be
struck by lightning during thunderstorm.
shadow of a tree on a house, building, factory, etc. for
more than a quarter of the day is also inauspicious.
Such situation causes demonic virtues and serious
fruiting or thorny trees in the vicinity of house is
also inauspicious. Thorny trees cause pains, while fruit
trees pose danger of theft.
banana, lavender, Champak (laurel), Ashok etc. at the
main gate or along the boundary-wall is auspicious.
As per the
scriptures, planting of Banyan in the eastern side of
the house, sycamore in the southern side, Peepal in the
western side and Pakur in the northern side, is
considered as auspicious provided that the house is
basil sapling in the courtyard is extremely auspicious
and important religiously.
due to Flag
If the shadow
of a temple's flag falls on the house, the situation
causes many obstacles. Because of casting of shadow of
the temple's flag on the house or vicinity of the house
to a temple, the house comes under the domain of the
ruling deity of the temple. Many things like toilet,
bathroom, mensus in women, mating, childbirth etc. are
common in households, but forbidden in the domain of the
temple, and the occupants have to bear huge losses as a
result. Ideally a house must be situated at least one
hundred feet away from a temple. Similarly, a house must
be situated away from the shadow of the hills and the
trees. But these last two conditions do not apply to the
houses in mountainous region.
due to Location
to location arise if there is a home of washers, hearth
of a blacksmith, flour-mill or home of a childless
couple just in front of the house. If there is a
cremation site or parking place for the hearse carriers
near the house, it faces grave obstacles due to
due to Path
It is also an
inauspicious sign if a house, factory or industry is
flanked by a pond on one side and by garbage
incineration site on the other. If such a building is
situated at the junction of three paths, it is also
If a hill, huge
stone or other unwanted hurdles face the main gate, the
owner of the house experiences great obstacles at every
step of his life.
If the two
houses have a common entrance, their occupants
experience serious miseries.
Presence of a
pond, particularly triangular in shape, just in front of
the main gate indicates bad omen.
If the boundary
wall of a factory or shop is higher than the main
building, the situation poses serious obstacles to the
business. Owner of such premises is unable to raise
capital beyond a certain limit.
ruins in front of a house, factory or industry is not an
auspicious sign. Sighting of such ruins daily leads the
person to fall ultimately forcing closure of his running
Roads, streets and lanes are also
channels of strong energy currents which can hit a
house. A plot at the end of a dead-end lane is hit by
this spearing energy with devastating pranic effects to
harm the positive energy of the plot. Such roads or
streets are called Vedh.
Expert call them spearing roads. Not all
spearing roads are bad. There are several types of
Spears of which 4 are good. If a plot has streets
coming from either of these directions ( ENE, NNE, WNW
and SSE), it is good. A
plot with all other spearing roads should be avoided.
Dead End streets
A plot at the end of a
dead-end road keeps on accumulating the highly negative
energy which shoots down the lane all the time. This
accumulated manifests into chronic illness or untimely
death of its occupants and the owner.
Remedial measures and
cures should be applied immediately to such plots.
An ideal plot is a square
plot with all corners at 90 degrees.
For a rectangular plot
its length: width ratio should not exceed 1:2.
A N-S long rectangular
plot is preferred to an E-W long plot as it receives
plots, triangular plots, rhomboid plots, plots of other
odd shapes should be rejected.
If a plot has an extended
NE corner it is considered lucky.
High Pressure Plot
If a plot is wider at the front and narrower at the
rear, then it accumulates energy. Such a plot is unfit
for building a house. However, it may be used for a
factory, warehouse, transport shed, railroad station,
bus stand, police station or other functional buildings
which may have a high level of activity. However, it is
advisable to consult a Vastu expert about such a plot
before taking a final decision.
Low Pressure Plot
If a plot is narrow in the front and wider at the back,
then it is a low pressure plot. Such a plot is very
suitable for building a residence, home for elders,
hospital, school, meditation center etc. But here too,
it is advisable to consult a Vastu expert about such a
plot before taking a final decision.
land from the surface
appearance of the surface land is divided into four
back, 2) Turtle's back, 3) Demon's back and 4) Serpent's
Elephant's Back: The land which is somewhat
elevated in the south, south-west, west or north-west
directions is known as elephant's back. Goddess of
wealth, Lakshmi is said to inhabit such land. The
occupants, naturally, grow rich and enjoy long life on
such a land.
Turtle's Back: The land, which is elevated in
the middle and shallow all around, is known as Turtle's
back. Inhabitation on such land leads to greater
enthusiasm, luxuries and accumulation of wealth for the
Demon's Back: The land which is elevated in
north-east, east and south-west directions is known as
Demon's back. Inhabitation on such a land leads to loss
of wealth and children.
Serpent's Back: The land, which is elongated
in east-west directions and elevated in north and south
directions is known as Serpent's back. Inhabitants on
such land meet untimely death. They also lose their
wives, sons etc. and have lot of enemies.
are six types of plot topography which are
discussed in Vastu
Name of Plot
upon its occupants
|Deerghayu||Lower NE end
and raised SW end
|Success in all
ventures, Best possible plot
|Bhooit-vidhik||Raised NE side
and depressed SW side
suffer from poverty, in fights, litigations,
side is high and entire Eastern side is low
Confers happiness, long
|Kurma Prushtha||Raised in center
like a tortoise' back
|Daitya Prustha||High E, SE, NE
sloping towards West
Leads to loss of money, happiness and
|Naga Prushtha||Wider in West,
narrow in East, Raised North, sloping
towards South, depressed Center
1. Plot as per vastu should be square
of rectangular in shape. Square would be best. If it is
rectangle then the ratio of length to breadth should
be1:2 and not more than that.
2. The ground level
should be higher in South & West rather than North
3. Plots facing North
or East are better than those facing South or West.
4. A canal, a lake,
river, nallah, a big well or pond should be in north or
5. Heavy construction
or mountains should be in west or south of the plot.
6. There should not be
any big tree in north or east of the plot.
7. There should not be
any pit or well in south or west direction.
8. All four corners
should be at 900 (set Square). If only north
east is extended i.e. if it is less than900,
it will do.
9. All rain water
should flow from south to north and west to east.
10. South west should
be highest & north east should be lowest in level.
11. If all the corners
are not at 900 then we should correct it
before starting the construction.
12. If the dead end of
a road is coming in our plot then it should be taken
care of because some are good & some are bad. This
is called vidhee soola.
13. Their should not
be any hills or mountains in east or north side of your
plot as per vaastu rules.
14. At the time of
purchasing the adjacent plot purchase only in east,
north or north-east plots. Never purchase adjacent plot
in south or west or accept if even if offered for free.
To conclude, an ideal plot has the
The soil smells good.
It retains water.
The water moves clockwise.
Has a high-rise building or a hill to its South or
Has a water body or a river in NE.
If it is a river, then the ideal flow is from
South to North.
Should make one feel happy and light when one
walks over it.
Has a depressed North, NE and East and a raised
SW, S, W.
A plot with the following
characteristics should be avoided:
The soil stinks of decomposed
Is sand witched between two tall buildings or two
Has hills or high-rise structures in North, East,
Is near a burial ground or a crematorium.
Is next to a place of worship.
Has big trees in North, East, or North-East.
Is near a pollution emitting industrial unit.
IS below a high tension cable.
Is close to an effluent treatment plant or a dirty
Has a raised East, North-East and North and a
depressed West, SW, and South, SE
For The Selection Of The Plot
of the land is the initial stage and is very crucial
as it is like the starting of anything. If you get a
good one, you are lucky, if you are not then the
problems start prevailing. So if you are going to buy
a new land/property, make sure you do under guidance.
If you get a wrong plot and without any consultation
start construction then it will be a invitation for
all sorts of problems like financial problem, health
problem, worries, sorrows. Make sure you do not invite
such inexplicable problems.
We will provide you with the assistance in selection
of the best suitable plot. We follow the following
- Check and
determine the directions of the site.
- Check the
soil of the site as it plays a major role in
forming the vibrations of that particular site.
- Try to get
a personal feel and touch of the property to
observe positive or negative vibrations at the
- Prepare a
Vastu analysis chart indicating important aspects
and grading of the plot and suggestions.