Q. What is the recommended height of the
A. The height of the building should be equal or close to equal to
the width of the building i.e. from left to right not front to
Q. Is there any recommendation about the
size and placement of mirror according to Vastu?
A. The best shape for the mirrors is square or rectangular; avoid
oval and round shaped mirrors. Mirrors should be installed only on
east and north walls of the house. So, due care of this should be
taken while designing the dressing room and bath room.
Q. In which direction of my house or
office can I purchase additional land as an extension?
A. The best direction in which you should extend your home or
office is east, north, and north east. Avoid buying land to the
south, west, southwest, northwest, or southwest of your property.
Q. What does Vastu recommends about the
cutting/ removal of trees from the plot?
A. Peepal, Jack, Neem, and Tamarind trees, if present, should be
removed at least 6 months prior to starting the construction of
the building. Trees should be cut in a season when they neither have flowers nor yield fruits. If trees are to be cut after the
completion of the building, the owners must wait at least three months
after commencement of living there.
Q.Does Vastu allow
building a house at the same ground level as that of the road in
front of the house? A. Taking the life of a building of about fifty years,
there is always a possibility of the height of the road level
slowly raising over a period of time. It is therefore all more
necessary that the structure is built at the higher level to avoid
flow of rain water in the building. It is recommended to build the
building at least two to three feet above the level of the road.
Q. What is the recommendation of
placement of the main door according to Vastu?
A. The following table explains the placement of main door to the
North of North East
East of North East
West of North West
East of South East
of South West
South of South West
North of North West
Q. What are the effects of irregular shape
of the plots?
A The effects of irregularly shaped plots depends on many other
factors; however the general effects can be explained as under:.
Southwest is cut - may lead to loss of
wealth, bad health of women.
Northwest is cut - may lead to loss of money
Northeast is cut - inmates fall from virtues.
Southwest is cut - death of male children,
female health related problems
Q. Is there any relation between the
proportionate length and breath of the plot? A. The best plot for construction of a house or any type
of building is square plot, i.e.. with equal length and breath.
However, such a plot is very hard to find; personal experience.
So, a rectangular shape is the next best choice. The length of the
plot should always be greater than the width of the plot by a
quarter. It is to be noted that the maximum length of the building/plot
should be no more than twice the width. An example table for the
same is as under: