Home Sutra: Vastu Tips To Remove Defects In Plot
When selecting a plot for construction of a building, it is important to consider factors such as the location, type of soil, the shape, surroundings and roads running alongside. The shape of a plot, according to Vastu, can have a positive or a negative impact on the structure built on it and dwellers that live in it.
According to Vastu, square or rectangular plots with a ratio of 1:2 are regarded as the best; circular plots are suitable for circular shaped buildings; and other designs such as triangular, L- or T-shaped plots are considered inauspicious. Similarly, extensions from any of the eight sides or the presence of drains, graveyard, etc., nearby can attract negative energies.
Here are some Vastu tips to help remove any such defects from a plot:
*Divide an irregular-shaped plot into two regular plots with separate compound walls for each portion.
*You can create a shop or garage on the southwest side of the extended portion; a small temple on the northeast side; and gardens in the north, the east or the northeast sides.
*Use Vastu pyramids for shaping extended plots. For example, a lead pyramid for the southwest extension, brass pyramid strips for the northwest extension and copper strips for the southeast extension.
*Discard the plot if the soil emanates smell of decaying matter or is laden with rocks, worms, thorns, bones or other inauspicious substances. For soil test you could also hire services of a Vastu expert.
*A plot is considered auspicious, if things like cow horns, conch, turtles, copper, gravel, bricks, etc., are obtained while digging. If the land has these items - cowries, tiles, tattered clothes, coal, iron, lead, gold, gemstones and crude oil, it is better to avoid such plots.