Selection of the right site is
very important while the application of Vastu to a house/place.
Select a site that is oriented to the cardinal direction, viz.,
north, east, south or west. Avoid sites that are triangular,
circular, oval other irregular shapes. Avoid proximity to
religious places and sites near factories and industries which are
said to be places of disturbance. Avoid smaller sites in between
two bigger plots.
Square or rectangular sites are good. If
you already have a site and are planning to buy additional land,
avoid buying land that is to south, west, south-west, south-east
or north-west of your site. Buy any land that is to your north,
east or north-east.
Examination of Soil
The examination of the soil is another important
aspect of Vastu. Brihat Samhita says that the soil should be soft,
of sweet smell and taste and not hollow underneath.
A test for finding the suitability of the soil as given by the
wise men of India for construction of your house is given here.
Dig up a pit in the site at sunrise. Next morning again at the
same time fill it up with the dug up soil.
If the pit overflows, the soil is said to be fit for building. If
the pit just fills, the site is moderate and if the pit is
insufficiently filled, the site is not fit for construction.
Shape of the Plot
A square plot is the most ideal. A
rectangular plot upto the ratio of 1:2 is also good. The
longer side is preferred towards the east.
A triangular or circular plot leads to
instability, One should never purchase a pentangular,
hexagonal or a haphazard plot. If such a plot is purchased,
then a square or rectangular part of it can be used and the
remaining portion should be sold or abandoned or separated by
building a compound wall.
Except the north-east corner, extension in
any other direction is not proper. By making such plots
rectangular, they can be used.
A plot with the north-east cut off should
never be purchased. A plot with north-west cut off is also not
good but can be used by cutting off the north.
A plot, which extends in the north-east
direction, is the best of all plots.
Purchase of Land
You should never purchase
the land from the following persons as the atmosphere of
the particular space depends on the people living there.