The choice of a plot is very essential since the plot signifies a fixed form, that will release positive as well as negative energies depending on its location, orientation, shape, slope and soil characteristics. While choosing a plot these five main points are to be kept in mind. Normally a Vaastu Expert is not involved at the time of purchasing a plot. But as a Vaastu Expert, I would advise that it is good to involve one, at the time of choosing a plot, as his inputs could be very valuable in choosing the right Site. Generally, the facts an Vaastu Expert will keep in mind while choosing a site, will by default be in accordance with Vaastu Shastra. If you already own a plot for construction of house or office, you should still refer to the Vaastu Guidelines recommended for the selection of suitable plot. In the Selection of a plot, the following Vaastu Parameters should be looked into, since most of these parameters are based on scientific reasoning and few on common sense.
Proper instructions have been put for Vaastu Shastra for the Selection of a plot. As Vaastu is a science, there is logic and reasoning behind every guideline. As a Vaastu Expert I have made an effort to explain these strategies rationally and scientifically. It is up to you to decide what you want to follow and what you don't.
Peaceful, calm place with lot of greenery and good water source with good soil, for palpable reasons. The fertile soil is an indication of good soil for construction.
While purchasing a piece of land, it is a good idea to stand on the land and feel its vibration for a few seconds. If you feel positive about it, think buying the land. If not, it is perhaps not good for you. The Reasoning is that it is always advisable to trust your instinct but make sure you are not inclined by anything or anyone else, for good reasons.
Check the Plot history; it should be a decent history. It is best to buy land where happy and successful people have lived. The natural reasoning behind the concept is totally psychologically, you will feel that a land where people were happy and successful; has good vibes or energy. Check for the road adjoining to the plot. Plot with pathways on all four sides is considered the best. It ensures health, wealth, prosperity and happiness. The natural reasoning for the logic is because a Plot with roads on all four sides is not touching any body's property and hence one can derive maximum lighting and ventilation from all four sides. The next best option is a Plot with roads on the North or East. The perceptive I understand for it is that more light and air can enter from these sides in the mornings.
Square plot - A plot with equal length and width is considered as an ideal site for construction. As per Vaastu, it confirms all round growth, prosperity and happiness. In early times, houses were designed around a central square courtyard, for better ventilation, a square plot was considered the most appropriate.
Rectangle plot - A plot having the length and width in 1:2 ratio are considered good. If the length faces north and width faces west, it would be considered more suitable. Such plots are considered to bestow good health, wealth and prosperity upon the occupants. Like in a square site, it is easy to design a square or rectangle shaped house in such plot with more space used for trees, outhouse etc and hence is not misused.
Triangular plot - The Triangle shaped plot is not good. Such sites are considered as sites where there will always be fear of fire.
Circular/Elliptical/Oval Plots - Such shapes are not considered good for construction of houses. According to Vaastu, such plots would bring bad luck to the occupants.
Plots With more than 4 sides - Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon shaped plots should be avoided for construction of house. People in such plots always live in terror.
Gou Mukhi Plot - A plot that is slim in the front and wide at the back is called Gou Mukhi. Such plot is considered auspicious for residential purpose. Such plots bring prosperity to the house owners.
Simha Mukhi Plot - A plot that is wide in the front or entrance and narrow at the back is known as Simha Mukhi plot. Such plots are considered inauspicious for residential commitment but are suitable for commercial purpose.
Plots with Corners Cut - Plots with a missing corner should not be purchased for any reason. If you must, then do so with proper consultation of an Expert Vaastu Shastri. Plots with cut corners are considered inauspicious.
Plots with Projections or Extensions - The plots with extension in the North or East or North-East are considered good. Other extensions are considered as inauspicious. Plots with extensions in the North-West, South-East or South-West are considered unlucky, they bring bad luck to the owners.