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The Vastu Plot & Topography: 1
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The plot of land needs examination mostly on shape, topography, roads around, compound wall, the main gate and open spaces around the main structure etc.

Shape

The best shape is square. Rectangle is also excellent provided the length is not more than 1.5 times the width. Where the plot is neither square nor rectangular, the following requirements should be ensured.  

  1. Angle at D must be a right angle.  

  2. Angles at A and C should not be less than a right angle.

  3. Angle at B should not exceed a right angle.  

Where the aforesaid requirements are not obtainable, remedial measures are to be adopted. This is done by cutting off the interference and giving it away or keeping it off the corrected boundary through barbed wire fencing. The rejected area can be made a receptacle for dumping garden refuse etc. to make compost. This correction is a MUST before any construction activity is taken up.  

Corners

Cut or rounding off at the corners is best avoided. This is particularly baneful at the north-east.  

Topography

Ideally the downward slope should be from all sides to the north- east. Alternatively, the slope should be either to the north or to the east which implies that the plot would be facing the north or the east. Ensure that the slope is to be corrected, if a fault is noticed.

In plots facing the west or the south no relaxation of the direction of slopes is accepted. Instead, remedial measure  is to be adopted. For instance, if the plot faces south, the direction of the slope of the entire plot should be made to the east only and, instead of a surface drain running in the south direction make vertical exit points leading into an underground drain which discharges the drainage  out of the house in the south. Which means that the adverse slope underground is permitted as a compromise. In short, whatever be the direction of the face of the plot, ensure that the slopes conform to the directions as  discussed earlier in respect of open areas. The purpose is to let the plot have freedom for air and light from the north and the east and restriction from the west and the south.  

Roads around

A plot with roads on all the four sides ensures progress and prosperity. Such plots are uncommon. But then, a plot with road to the north or to the east is also excellent. The one with roads on both the north and the east is still better as it receives the maximum impact of the Eshan force.  

Plots facing the west or the south are not so good, but need not be rejected.  These are amenable very greatly to remedies. These remedies, basically, are in the form of  ensuring the above related slopes, receptivity, location of the main door and the location of the main gate.  Sometimes, we find a road ending blindly. A plot located at such an end suffers from the adverse impact of the forces generated by the traffic operating on the road. The residents of the homes on such plots make no progress and suffer from multiplicity of problems.  

Compound wall

The excavation for the compound wall should be started from the north-east and proceeded till the south-west end is reached. The erection of the wall should be done in the reverse order. The underlying idea is to ensure that weight at the north-east end is maintained always at being less than the weight at the south-west end. To serve this purpose  one more care should be taken. The western and southern walls should be kept thicker and taller than those on the northern and the eastern sides. So also the walls at the east and the north may be retained at a low level topped with barbed wire or chain link fencing. For screening, a decorative hedge may be planted in addition.                                                                

The gate

Vastu provides the keeping of the main gate in the compound wall as per the following directions.    

  1.  North facing plot-  at E  

  2.  East facing plot -  at F  

  3. South facing plot-  at G  

  4. West facing plot -  at H  

Where space is not a constraint, as in parks, farm houses, large bungalows etc., the exact location of the gate can be subjected to a little more elaboration at each of the above noted ends. But for all practical purposes, the positions, as related above and indicated in the diagram, are sufficient. Also, corner plots have roads on two sides. Here again, special consideration is provided.

The height of the doors in the gate must not exceed the height of the compound wall.

Space around the building

This study takes us into four main directions, namely, east, west, north and south as also the four corners inside the compound, around the main structure. We divide the study based on open space, outhouses, underground water storage, well, septic tank and plantation.

The open space

Adequate care must be taken to ensure that the space between the main house and the compound  periphery on the northern side is distinctly more than that on the southern side. Similarly, the space on the eastern side must be maintained as more than that on the western side. This is regardless of the direction which the property faces in relation to the abutting road.  

Outhouses

Need is often felt to have some cover somewhere around the  main house. This is mostly in respect of a garage, servant quarter,  reception or the like. Commonly, the easy victim therefore is a corner spot  in the compound. An outhouse or a shed is innocuously set up or it may be a part of well intentioned plan, knowing little of the hazards it has in store for the well being in the premises.

The corners at N-W, N-E and S-E belong to air, God and fire. Any erection therein,  which restricts free movement of air along the walls, interferes with smooth operation of the natural process allotted  to the respective corners. Not that a cover is entirely forbidden, the only precaution required is that a distance, say about  one meter, is provided between the outhouse and the compound wall or the periphery for circulation of air in  the corner . Moreover, the roof of the cover at N-E  should be low, say not more than two meters. In the other two corners the height should be less than the height of the main building. None of these three corners may be utilized for storing lumber, scrap etc. N-W is suited best for employees and vehicles. S-E is suited equally well for employees but as a second choice for vehicles.

The position at S-W is different. This belongs to the demoness. Hence, we do not allow freedom of air in the corner. The outhouse in this corner is erected adjacent to the two walls and the height of the roof may be kept higher than that of the main building with advantage. Utilization is recommended for lumber, scrap and all such material which mostly remains static or out of use. It must not be used as a garage, else the vehicle would get neglected and develop faults conducive to stagnation and expensive maintenance. The accommodation in this corner is not to be allotted to an employee. Else, he becomes obstinate and unruly. If a tenant is put there, he assumes a firm foothold and may never agree to leave.
1-Jun-2000
More by :  Aditya Kumar Varman
 
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Article Comment i have purchased a plot. the plot is north facing.90 degrees to the plot is road and a road leading from east to west.my plot is located third from the layout where the east to west road starts. hence request you to advise how to proceed further. dimensions of the road is 40 feet X 65 feet. please advise
kiran
12/11/2014
Article Comment Sir,
Some of Vastu Experts in Kerala warning if open space in East & North side, that house will be in Kanni rasi which is not suitable for residential purpose.
They suggesting to keep open space in West and South side to become house in Meenam rasi.

Please advice.

thanks, George.
George
11/26/2014
Article Comment Hello,
Can we buy the plot size of 20' X 65'.

North facing, south west corner extended towards west. Can we get registration done with making it straight?

Please help.

Kumar
prem kumar
11/24/2014
Article Comment I am planning to buy a north facing (corner plot to the east) for investment purpose. But it has an issue: It is 30 feet on the back ( west to east) but 29.6 feet on the front ( west to east) . Is this small deviation negligible?

Any correction needed.

Pl advise.
sriram
11/13/2014
Article Comment In a west face plot the gate of building in North will be suitable or not.
Rawal Rathore
11/08/2014
Article Comment Sir,

I have seen a plot where north west corner is increased slightly (in the West direction). As per your article pitcure, D must be at right angle. I am assuming AB is north facing and CD is south facing, in the picture. In that sense, the plot I saw is not having D at right angle ( It is slightly exceeding right angle).

Please let me know if I can go for it or any remedies avaialble.

Thanks,
Madan Mohan
Madan Mohan
10/18/2014
Article Comment Sir,

My plot is cut in the south west. I am planning to build house. Plz mail me the best thing to do before building.

Akash Sharma
Akash
09/19/2014
Article Comment We are planning to purchase a house. the main entrance is south-East. The road infront of the house goes South East - North East. North-East side we have garrage. Which can be used as Pradhana dwaram (main entrance) when performing Gruha pravesham? Please guide us.

Kumar
09/17/2014
Article Comment dear sir,
i have purchsed a west facing roadside rectangular plot. is it good to construct a house according to vaastu. plz suugest me
balu
08/20/2014
Article Comment Dear Sir

My plot is North facing and in which the road ends , N--10feet , S-31 feet W --8 feet (away) after that 39 feet to N , E-40feet. In this the Vasthu is OK . Kindly give your valuable advise and bleeings
Thanks
Mani
mani
08/15/2014
Article Comment Is it good to buy as per vastu? if the plot is northwest corner plot,eastwest road continuous sloping east and northsouth road touchs eastwest road
MRKReddy
06/20/2014
Article Comment Dear Sir,

Myself J Durairaj, DOB - 01.05.1981, Uthratatti, Meena Rasi. Some astrology told that, i have to built house in north facing but i have already purchased west facing plot (34 x 54 ft). can i built north facing house in my plot. 07760686770
Kindly clarify.
Thanks & Kind regards,
J Durairaj
J Durairaj
05/29/2014
Article Comment Respected Sir,
I have a west facing plot size is North to South-26 Feet, West to East-72 Feet,
So pls help about vastu opinion on this plot to develop a home.
S.K. Singh
05/24/2014
Article Comment we plan to purchase a east facing plot
1. behind the plot(west side of our plot) there is an open land(alloted for park)
or
2. behind the plot(west side of our plot) there could be a temple
is this OK to buy this plot.

does this impact?
saraswathi
05/18/2014
Article Comment I m having a south facing plot with following dimensions

North side- 50 feet
South side- 32 feet
East side - 40 feet
West side- 52 feet

the corner (south and east ) is not at 90 degree and it form a side with 20 feet
give me a suggestion
pugal
05/17/2014
Article Comment sir,

I m having a north facing plot with following dimensions

North side- 30 feet
South side- 32 feet
East side - 42.5 feet
West side- 52.5 feet

means a extended south southwest corner.

we made the plot rectangular by leaving the extended portion.
Kindly give us with suggestions on how to utilise this vacant space.

can we use this side for bathroom on the south side
praveen
05/11/2014
Article Comment Respected Guruji

I was offered a plot for purchase. It is facing T. However, it has a road on East side and T is facing at NE corner of the East. North side of the plot is open space meant for Park.

Is it good? Please advice.
Raja Sekhar
03/10/2014
Article Comment I already purchased a rectangular plot facing north with a slight cut on North East corner. All other corners are 90 degree s. How can I rectify the plot ?
Sam francis
03/02/2014
Article Comment Sir,

My plot size odd like east facing plot 25x35 , north 25 but south 36. and please advice my mail gate of plot. now the gate east- north in 3 ft.
regards
PRADEEP SHARMA
02/22/2014
Article Comment Sir,

Our site is facing northside road.thier is any problem

'________

site 30' N opposite 30' road
________
40'
E
Kindly inform sir
with reagards,
B.A.Gopinath
B.A.Gopinath
02/21/2014
Article Comment Sir,

I am planning to buy a plot which has road in south and west direction(S-W Corner Plot).
South 28 * 54 West plot. Is it advisable to buy it sir.

Thanks in Advance
Jerryn
Jerryn M
02/12/2014
Article Comment Dear Sir
I have a south facing plot with projection t/w north east and a therukuthu in south east what are the effects of this plot and what are the remedies
ravikumar
02/08/2014
Article Comment Dear sir,

we have a south facing plot exact rectangle shape(20x60) south and north are 20 ft and east and west are 60 ft can we construct a house facing east side entrance.Please advice me how to built the house.

Thanks,
Mohan M
Mohan M
02/05/2014
Article Comment hello sir

we have a south facing plot exact rectangle shape(30x50) south and north are 30 ft and east and west are 50 ft can we construct a house facing east side entrance
jyothsna reddy
02/02/2014
Article Comment Sir,

I am having 1700 sq feet plot of 34x50 ft. south facing plot, east and west corner are 7 feet more is this plot is good for construction of house

North south 50 feet and east west 34 feet. the plot is not in the shape of right angle
northeast corner and southwest corner is 7 feet more

please help me

Thank you

Mohamed Akramulla
Mohamed Akramulla
01/29/2014
Article Comment
Hello,

My friend and myself have entered into a partenership and purchased a plot and constructed a school building. Unfortunately she has turned against me and is fighting to own the property somehow and run the business herself . Now this building is built on a triangular shaped site and I recently found out that triangular shaped sites are not favorable for residence does it hold true for commercial businesses as well ? Could this be a reason for my friend to turn hostile against me? In that case I feel it is better for me to exit out of this venture. Any advise or comment on this would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Sridevi
Sridevi
01/11/2014
Article Comment Sir, our plot is east facing. South West Corner is increased, for which as a remedy we constructed a wall covering the increased area, which made the plot rectangle. Is it Ok?
Our house is end house in the colony, as the wall separates the two layouts.but other lay out's road touches at south east corner, where the kitchen is exposed, but our entire plot has compound walls as per vastu.
Kindly tell us any odd things and remedy.
Jaya
K.Jaya
01/03/2014
Article Comment Respected sir,

i am going for new construction, but my plot size is east-68 ft.west-62 ft. north-81.5 ft. south-80 ft.and diagonal agni to vayva is 101.5 ft. eshan to nairut is 105 ft.there are two side road (main) north other west.where we put the gate becos north wall non straight.
pl. help me what is the correct dimention of boundry wall and how can put main gate on north side.


thanks & regards

satya narayan
lucknow.
satya narayan
01/03/2014
Article Comment my plot slop all sides. can i by?
Kuppusamy
12/18/2013
Article Comment we purchased a new house (already constructed as per vasthu)., but the road is higher than compound wall of the house....means house level is not same with road...will it have any bad effects?
sravanthi
12/01/2013
Article Comment Sir,
A colony is develped near hindu funeral site on a farm (arund 50 meter distance) at south east side. Should I puchase the house their or not).

Thanks.

Dinesh

dinesh
11/18/2013
Article Comment Hello sir,
East side is extended towards south of my house and in north-east corner mandir is situated. Face of house is west.Plz tell me is there any tip to overcome this problem without any loss.. Because we are in loss.. We dont know about this.. Plz sir i need ur help.
Jyoti sadhnani
10/25/2013
Article Comment Sir we are going a plot. Next to the plot there is a park in that the goverment is digging a well towards east side of my plot. will it affect us. can i buy the plot. suggest me.
vani
09/15/2013
Article Comment hi iam going to buy a rectungular plot, length of north is less than length on west side. having roads on both north and west side. its 1830 sq ft. there is a small factory on north east side but a around 600 m distance. there is a small cut on north west corner making the plot non rectangular due to junction of north and west roads. can i go for it. any remidies???

thanking you,
srikanth
srikanth
08/08/2013
Article Comment Respected Sir,


I have constructed house, in that West-South of the house is cut . Pl. let us know the remide or Effect.

Regards,

Prashanth.T.P
prashantha Kumar.TP
07/23/2013
Article Comment respected sir,
my flat has a sout-east(agni) corner cut,i think this is the real for my financial loss,please provide me a remedy for for this defect,i am gone tottaly bankrupt,please mail me the remedy,i'll be oliedged to you for my entire life
amit k gusani
06/17/2013
Article Comment Dear sir,
I am writing from Canada, planning to buy a house facing South , the plot is rectangular facing SW. The east side of the plot is cut diagona as it the corner plot.
I read in the article NE cut is not good, I would like to know any effect if East cut
thanks
Rajan
rajan
06/05/2013
Article Comment My plot is of south facing plot
I have constructed gate as per your suggestion at G which is given on your site. My house door is facing to east.
but there is straight road before my gate which turns to east and east i.e T.
As this gate is very convenient for entering in the house. but some people says that this gate before straight road is not good for health of familly memebers.

can you advise
kiran mirji
05/23/2013
Article Comment i have a flat built in rectangular plot but the north east corner is cut. what is the effect and it remedy.please reply.
bikas
02/28/2013
Article Comment Sir,
my home plot is north east corner compound is cut.
what is the solution.?

pl mail me
shiv
07/07/2012
Article Comment Sir,
Looking Vastu for already built house East facing - Between house floore
& road floore height in compound area is 2feet down as per Vastu is it
acceptable or shall i increase the height by filling to maintan same height
in between(compond area)

Regards
Ashok.S.Babanagar
Ashok.S.Babanagar
07/03/2012
Article Comment Sir,

I am having having 100 cents plot of 300X400 ft.,
South facing plot, so there is a compound wall in all four sides, a big gate at south side of southeast, What I want, a small building in 10 cents land, on south west corner. Can I construct four cement/Tar roads in all the four sides of the future constructing building inside the compound wall and keep another 3 gates on east side of northeast, north side north east, and west side of northwest, of compound walls and making such a way to get veedhi shoolas ( THERUKUTHU) and wants to construct a small HOSPITAL,in ground floor and residence in 1 st floor and 2nd floor.Your valuable advise wanted with your blessings

Thanking you sir,

B.N.Murthy
B.N.Murthy
08/23/2011
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