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ENVIRONMENT. The surroundings of the house is what determines the kind and quantum of energy that the plot would receive. What is around the perimeter of our plot will affect the energy within because it has to cross them before entering the plot.

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  • If there are no buildings to look for, examine the lands. symptoms in you neighbours. Are they prosperous, do a lot of children play in the roads, is the area bright and smelling good? Are people busy?

  • Lands which are always wet or having puddles are bad for living.

  • If water seeps from the ground it is a bad symptom.

  • Land with large cracks are bad too.

  • Lands with rocks or pebbles on the surface are bad for energy.

  • Generally barren land with no natural greenery brings unhappiness. Lands where anthills, termite hills or snake hills are present are bad for living.


Level lands are always better for living. Sloped lands as well as those with eroded surfaces are energy deficient.

Lands which are too high or too depressed in comparison to the environment are bad.



  • PHYSICAL FEATURES desert plants living or not even that.

  • Natural features of an area influence a house and its inhabitants. Physical features can easily be classified by the law of weights.




Hills
HILLS and larger than many man made structures and are very powerful.

  • Hills should not be very close to the plot.

  • Rocks are not good energetically for people and hilly areas have a lot of rocks in the vicinity.





Water bodies
WATER BODIES and west directions of the plot.

  • Rivers and streams flow from higher levels to lower level. Thus they serve as indicators of the levels of a place.

  • Also as all the rainwater in the vicinity flows towards a water body, all land slopes towards the river too.


  • Habitat sciences take into account the mobility of water. Moving water conveys energy to a place faster than other natural forces. Remember, the greatest of civilisations in the world had been founded in river valleys. They believed that not only was it convenient but also added to their power. Even today, most of the world’s important capitals have a famous river bisecting them.

  • Water bodies are considered as cavities below the ground and are light in weight.



  • Water bodies can be divided as two. Stagnant and flowing. Whereas the stagnant water is a constant influence, in the case of the moving water the direction of flow is always important.

  • The direction towards which water flows is always lower and the flow should be towards the east or north.

  • Rivers are best with their water flow towards the north east.

  • Stagnant water like ponds and lakes are good along the northeast corner and may extend towards the east and northern sides.



Trees

Trees are heavy objects and are preferred along the south and west boundaries. A tree in the exterior which blocks the northeast could cause hindrance to the inmates.

TREES



  • LIGHT of the plot.

  • The light falling inside the plot is highly controlled by tall objects in the vicinity.

  • Tall trees outside the plot may cast shadows within. So may buildings of neighbours.


  • A house should not remain in constant shade. A shaded house tires the inmates and makes them susceptible to diseases and losses.

  • However the western and southern sides need to be more shady than the north and east. The north east corner should get some sunlight daily to add to the prosperity of the plot.


Neighbourhood
NEIGHBOURHOOD. tires the inmates and makes them susceptible to diseases and losses.

  • The neighbourhood consists of man made structures. Even plot size and shapes are controlled by roads that man charts out.

  • The effect of the elements of the neighbourhood can be decided by two things- Location and utility.


Buildings and structures because of their comparative size and height could affect the building.

It is good to live in a neighbourhood with buildings of comparative sizes. It is not good to live in a small plot sandwiched between.


Similarly it is not good to stay in a small building sandwiched between two tall ones.


However when buildings are only slightly taller it is better to have the taller buildings in the south and west of the plot.

Tall buildings and structures because of their height are bad in the north and the east of the home. They could be beneficial in the south and the west directions.



A meat shop, a butcher or an abattoir next to the house or proximal in the distance is bad. Death and dying energies are bad in the vicinity


A gambling den or a horse race centre very near the house is bad. They add instability to financial matters.


Graveyards and crematoria in the vicinity of the home are bad. Mental imbalance is the result.



  • Keep away from public places schools are bad nearby. These suck out the energy from the area and the permanent residents suffer from lack of it.


Roads

ROADS schools are bad nearby. These suck out the energy from the area and the permanent residents suffer from lack of it.

Any pathway which is used for common usage is termed a road. The road is one important feature that determines the Vastu power of a plot.

Roads and streets serve as conduits for energy to the plot. They also determine in which way the plots and houses are oriented.

The nature of the road is an important factor in determining the stability of a plot

roads


The roads should be parallel to the cardinal directions and not cross to them.

Only when this happens will the plot be parallel to directions and obey the laws of Vastu.



Height
height width, height, and gradients.

  • A road should not be higher than the plot or building floor. Energy moves above the level of the plot if traffic moves at a higher level than the floor. Hence the place would be energy starved.

  • If your driveway or path from the gate is sloping downwards you will know that the road is higher.


Number of roads

There could be upto four roads for a plot width, height, and gradients.

Amongst the single road plots those facing north and east are excellent.

Number of roads


2 roads

Amongst the two road plots which normally occur in corners the plot with the combination of north and east roads is the best. But care has to be taken that the corner of the plot is intact.

The full benefits of these “better plots” is possible only when coupled with good design of building.

2 roads


3 roads

In three road plots the entrance should be kept only in the middle road, regardless of any direction

3 roads



Gradient
gradient is used for public purposes

  • The higher end of the gradient is considered heavier and the lower end as lighter.

  • Hence using the weight principle a slope towards the north or east is good for the plots.


Width
width is used for public purposes

  • If the roads are wider it is better for the plots on it. Wider roads offer a smoother flow of energy. Narrow roads encourage crime.



Dead end blind end

If the road that serves a house ends at a plot then the house is termed a blind end or a dead end. In effect the road physically stops at the gate of the house.

This is a bad phenomenon.

Energy has a one way traffic and gets stagnated within the plot. This causes stagnation in career and investments. Money gets locked up in needless avenues.

Dead end/ blind end


Buildings on the sides of blind ends do not suffer this effect.

Buildings on the sides of blind ends closed in south or west directions are very lucky



The plot may have a single main road serving it. the plot from across the road.


From the other side of the road a perpendicular road may join the main road.

The perpendicular road may be straight to the plot.



  • This feared occurrence was felt in all cultures. join the main road.

  • It was called kuthu ( punch in Tamil), shoola( spear in Hindi) and as a poison arrow in Chinese.

  • The perpendicular road channelises a great amount of energy within the plot. It serves as a conduit for energy, which may be good or bad depending on the location it strikes on the plots boundary.



  • For determining the quality of the rest of the spears one has to use the Ucham & Neecham principles, which is also used for placing doors.

  • Spears on eastern or northern halves of facades turn out to be good for the inmates.

  • Spears on western or southern halves of facades turn out to be bad for the inmates.


Good spears

To be a beneficial spear………… has to use the Ucham & Neecham principles, which is also used for placing doors.

A spear on the northern side should strike the north east

A spear on the eastern side should strike the north east

A spear on the southern side should strike the south east

A spear on the western side should strike the north west

GOOD SPEARS


Bad spears

To be a harmful spear………… has to use the Ucham & Neecham principles, which is also used for placing doors.

A spear on the northern side should strike the north west

A spear on the eastern side should strike the south east

A spear on the southern side should strike the south west

A spear on the western side should strike the south west

BAD SPEARS



The plot

The plot great care and attention.


The plot1
THE PLOT great care and attention.

  • The plot is the land on which we build the building. It is the base for the constructed structure and would definitely influence the activities in the building.







Shape of the plot
SHAPE OF THE PLOT component also to park his car or draw his water. More importantly He even uses it to cross, to reach his house.

  • Vastu Sastra believes in balanced shapes. Rectangles the science feels is the best shape to have for a plot or a residence.

  • Since it is felt that all four corners are vital in determining the different aspects in a man’s life, a rectangle offers a complete life for people living within.







  • An angular growth is slightly tougher to identify. of land jutting out in some corner. The plot is said to have extended in the location this extra piece of land is.

  • If opposite sides of the rectangular plot do not have equal lengths then the plot would have grown angularly




an extention on any the other side is bad. in the north east is welcome.


Slopes in the land
SLOPES IN THE LAND in the north east is welcome.

  • Perfectly level land is non existent.

  • A slope is always provided by nature or architects in a plot.






Where does rain water exit from your plot
Where does rain water exit from your plot? southwest corner should exit from the north east corner.

  • That place would be the lowest in a few years time. It would be because running rainwater erodes the soil.

  • In case you have a north or east-facing plot, it would be beneficial for the correct sides would get lowered. In case you have a south or west-facing plot you may do two things

  • Slope the land towards your north east collect the rain water there and send it by sub soil piping outside.

  • Or

  • You may pave or cement up the south or west in the plot which prevents erosion.



  • Depressions in the plot southwest corner should exit from the north east corner.

  • Other than a general slope land may have depressions or mounds. Generally lands with random ups and downs are bad.

  • However if the depressions are grouped together than it is best to have them in the north or east for they are below the ground and hence considered light.

  • The mounds have to be in the south and west for they are above the ground and hence considered heavy.


The soil
THE SOIL southwest corner should exit from the north east corner.

  • The soil is an indicator of the energies prevailing in a plot. So true is the fact that the ancient texts even classified soil as living and dead.








  • COMPOUND WALLS black brown range. Soil should not be whitish which indicates salts

  • Compound walls determine the shape of the plot. Walls also ensure that energies do not leak from the inhabited area.

  • It is often believed that a plot gains strength only after the perimeter walls have been constructed.



So eastern compound should be thinner and shorter than the western compound

The northern compound should be thinner and shorter than the southern compound.





GATE indicative of leaking energy.

  • The gate is the entry point for humans and energy from the road into the plot. Gates should not be too high or heavy

  • Do not have more than three gates in a side as one of them would definitely open up in a negative place.


The gate should open inside the plot only. Gates opening outside serve as a drain of energy.

Sliding gates are okay but not as good as swing gates. The gate should move towards west or south.


Positioning the gates
POSITIONING THE GATES outside serve as a drain of energy.

  • The gates should be placed using the weight principle.

  • A gate is considered lighter than walls.

  • Hence the gate should be placed in the northern or eastern half of a wall.




Space
SPACE half

  • It is best if you can go around the house unhindered by buildings




  • When a building does not occupy the whole space of a plot, it is obvious that there is open space on its sides. The distribution of this space is important in Vastu design for once the building is in place not much can be done about it.

  • The space being lighter than the building has to be correctly placed using the law of weights.




  • WATER BODIES would be to have the building in the south west quadrant.

  • Water accumulates in depressions and lower areas. The north and east should be depressed for best Vastu effects. If water stagnates there it is beneficial and water is just the indicator for floor level.







The garden

THE GARDEN quadrant. Anywhere else it will cause trouble, the maximum being given by a well in the southwest quadrant.


THE GARDEN quadrant. Anywhere else it will cause trouble, the maximum being given by a well in the southwest quadrant.

The garden is a different from other parts of the home for two reasons. It is alive and it is growing.


Whereas being alive creates energy the constantly growing aspect of plants means it adds weight to the place it is planted in.



In fact there are some modern methods to cure physical and psychological ailments using flower remedies.


There are several factors to be taken in consideration before planning a Vastu garden.

Weight of the plant

Nature of plant


WEIGHTS before planning a Vastu garden.

The tree is heavy and the grass is light. Shrubs and herbs weigh in between.

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  • NATURE OF PLANTS and west walls. The northeast should have a lawn and east and north should have herbs and shrubs.

  • Avoid spiny plants in the garden as they cause anger and frustration.

  • Do not have plants that yield a milky latex when broken.




  • MAINTENANCE They cause anger

  • If you can’t maintain it, don’t have a garden. It could do more harm than good.

  • Whereas a well maintained garden replenishes the energy that inmates use up. A badly kept garden sucks up the residual energy of the house too.







  • OTHER RULES northeast. It helps to maintain the north east clean.

  • No trees should be touching the main house. Trees to be well away from constructed areas.

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