One side 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.
Plot facing 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.
Three side open, south facing plot with entrance in the south.
This location is considered excellent for the iron merchants. New
generations flourish well in such plots.
Four side 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 entrance.
Two sides open plot with entrance facing north is also excellent
for the householders. Occupants live here peacefully. This plot
too has only one entrance.
Three-side 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
Four-side 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.
SELECTION OF PLOTS ACCORDING TO SOIL
VAASTU Shastra gives special importance to the type of soil while
selecting plot of land. In the famous scriptures of VAASTU Shastra,
soil is classified according to its colour, smell and taste.
SUGANDHA BRAHMANI BHUMI RAKTAGANDHA KSHATRIYA
MADHUGANDHA BHAVEDVAISHAA MADYAGANDHA CHA SHUDRIKA ||
TESTING OF SOIL
According to Maharishi Garg, one should make his home only on such
plot of land where he naturally feels pleased. According to a very
famous treatise VAASTU Ratna, one must sow all the cereals on the
soil where he wishes to make his home. He must avoid the land where
the cereals fail to germinate.
Dig a cubit deep pit on the land where you wish to build your home.
Now fill the pit with the soil you got from digging. If the soil
fails to fill the pit completely, the land is not fit for your living.
On the other hand, if the soil fills the pit completely and there
still remains some soil, the land is suitable for your inhabitation.
In another method, the pit the filled with water. Then go at least
one hundred steps away from the pit and return. If you find the
pit half emptied, desert the land for it is not fit for you to make
a home there. If the water level falls by only a quarter of the
original, the land is good. If the water level does not fall at
all, the land is an excellent one. Such a land, which eats it soil
away and demands more or drinks all the water given to it is known
as unsated land in common parlance. Inhabitants on such land can't
flourish in any way.
SOME OTHER TESTS
Such lands where nothing grows are known as barren lands. Inhabitants
on such land trail behind in every field. On the other hand, inhabitants
on fertile lands flourish in every way. In order to recognise fertile
land sow some millet, pearl millets, wheat etc. and water them.
If these cereals germinate within three days, the land is fertile
enough to support your home.
Such lands where no agriculture is practiced or that remains uncultivated
is known as maiden or virgin land. Such lands are also not fit for
inhabitation. Such lands on which there already exist a well or
small ponds are also not fit for habitation even after filling up
the water body. Serious diseases afflict the inhabitants on such
lands. They also lose their wealth and madly run after gambling,
drinking and exorcism. There is also a fear of cursing them by their
THINGS OBTAINED WHILE DIGGING FOUNDATION
All the things in the world are obtained from the earth. While
making home, digging is carried out first to lay the foundation
for future construction. Many things might be obtained while digging
for the foundation. If things like coal, iron, lead, gold, gems
and stones, crude oil etc. are obtained, the land is said to have
a demonic nature. Retrieval of these things indicates disturbed
living for the inhabitants. Things like cowries, tiles and tattered
clothes also indicate the same. Retrieval of things like skull and
bones indicates untimely death of the owner.
On the contrary, if cow's horns, conch, shells, turtles etc. are
retrieved, the land is considered auspicious. Retrieval of gravel
and bricks causes acquiring of gold and wealth for the occupant
from unexpected sources. If one retrieves copper while digging for
the foundation, he gets all kinds of luxuries.
TESTING OF LAND FROM THE SURFACE
From the appearance of the surface land is divided into four categories:
1) Elephant's back, 2) Turtle's back, 3) Demon's back and 4) Serpent's
1) 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.
2) 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 occupants.
3) 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.
4) 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.
SHAPE OF PLOTS
Perfect 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 breadth.
Such a rectangular plot of land that is elongated more in north-south
directions than east-west is known as Suryabhedi (dissected by the
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