The land is the natural energy source which determines the quality of other energies that are trapped in the structure built on it. The location, the kind of surroundings, the availability of natural forces such as wind flow, water-slopes, soil type, sunlight etc only determine the Vaastu of a place and therefore the quality of life in a house built there.
In reality not many people give thought to these things. Worst of all, no one seems to give a thought about the shape of the plot they intend to buy nor about the overall shape of the colony in which the plot is situated.
The realtors buy the land that comes available at a cheaper rate and divide it without giving any thought on Vaastu. The Vaastu enters the scene only after the buyer has bought it and is planning to build a house there.
Sometimes, it is quite appalling to look at the overall- site maps that are published by the promoters. More often than not, the entire site will be in some peculiar shape and the plot divisions are done in such a way that not a single square foot of land is wasted.
When the entire site is of a shape that is inauspicious, it will affect the entire community that is going to live there. Those living in badly shaped parts of the site would bear the worst brunt.
This post is aimed at bringing to focus on the shape that must be definitely looked into while deciding to buy land for construction. There are other factors too – some of which I have been writing from time to time
In this post I am concentrating on the land shapes.
There are primarily 16 shapes identified. Of them only 3 are habitable.
They are square, rectangular and round shaped plots.
The square, rectangular plots are most common.
One may acquire a plot of some haphazard shape. But it is imperative that the land is corrected into square or rectangle shape by barricading and constructing a house only within that shape.
In reality it is difficult to come across a circular plot.
But the earth itself presents the look of a vrittakara bhoomi (circular shaped).
The Vaastu advantage in these three types is maximum.
Vaastu advantage is derived from the sun.
Ancient texts say that the sunlight carries 32 different types of energies which we call as ‘devathas’ (gods/deities).
When the sunlight falls on a plot or any demarcated land of square, rectangular and circular shape, these 32 energies are spread in a systematic fashion, energizing the respective parts. The rationale of this can be traced to Vedic hymns such as Rig vedic hymns on these deities and Yajur Vedic hymn of AruNam on the Sun.
It is based on these energies bestowed by deities that we say where the kitchen should be, where the treasury should be, where the bedroom should be and so on. I will do a detailed post on Vedic and Upanishadic rationale later. In the current post, let me impress upon the fact that the sunlight along with its energy flows can be trapped fully and beneficially only in the above mentioned 3 types of lands.
One may ask how such trapping can happen in a specific plot while the land stretches everywhere and the plots are continuous. It is for this reason, it is recommended that a plot must be fenced soon after it is bought. The exact shape of square or rectangle is pronounced in the plot when it is fenced. A fenced plot receives the sunlight in a systematic and beneficial way. This is similar to how the image of the sun can be captured in as many cups of water as possible. A single sun can be seen in billions of cups of water. In the same way, the entire energy of the sun can be captured separately in billions of plots that have definite boundaries.
The earth is beaming with life because the sunlight is enriching it continuously with its deities for ages. This is done is a specific pattern based on directions, landmass and slopes. What holds good for the earth also holds good for the individual plots.
Moreover when the plot is of a definitive shape such as square or rectangle, it is possible to identify the ‘dark’ areas of ‘marma-sthaan’ in the plot and avoid them while constructing the house.
When the plot is square or rectangle shaped, there is success and prosperity for the inmates.
If it is circular shaped, there is growth in wisdom and wealth.
It is advisable to have circular plots for educational institutes and finance houses.
Marriage hall constructed on circular plot also ensures good life for the people married there.
Apart from these 3, there is one more type which is good.
This has equal measures on opposite sides (like in a rectangle)
but the corners are curved and not at right angles.
(called as Bhadraasana bhoomi)
The curved opposites must also be equal to each other.
If so, it is good for living purpose.
This shape bestows all comforts to the inmates.
Sometimes the opposite sides may be equal but not curved and not at right angles.
This is not good for living.
In this type one side may be extended.
People think that if the extension is in north east, it is good.
But no expert in Vaastu of olden days, accepted even a pea-sized extension on any direction. It must be corrected to square or rectangle only.
The corners can be right angled or just blunt but not of any other angle.
The other ones that are prohibited for living are as follows:-
Wheel shaped plot.
One must not confuse circular with wheel shaped plot.
Wheel shaped plot has many corners, but can be inscribed in a circle.
But this is not qualified to be a circular plot.
Such a plot is not suitable for living. It will bring misery to the inmates.
Triangular plot is the worst of all.
I have seen in reality people living in triangular plots (even commercial complexes are prohibited) getting mad due to troubles. A king living in this would lose his kingdom. Just imagine the kind of fate for others.
The Cart-shaped plot has two opposite sides equal. The other two will have 3 types of measurements.
This ensures poverty!
But this plot can be reshaped into a rectangle or square one.
The long, Rod-shaped plot also is not good for living. The wealth will be lost!
One must not confuse this with rectangular plot.
This looks elongated.
The Drum shaped plot will destroy the women and kids.
The owner who lives in that plot will lose his wife and progeny.
The kettle-drum shaped plot will afflict the inmates, particularly the kids with eye diseases.
The kids may even be born blind!
A plot projected at one side (Brahnmukha bhoomi)
will make one lose his kith and kin.
His relatives will desert him.
The L-sahped plot will make one suffer in job.
He will lose job or lose money in business.
In all these cases, correctives can be done by fencing the plot in square and rectangle shapes and making constructions complaint only to the new shape.
There are Tortoise-shaped (Kurma) plots that would make one suffer imprisonment.
Bow shaped plots (Dhanuraakaara) will give fear from thieves.
The Winnow-shaped plot causes diseases and poverty.
There are rarely pot shaped plots, but they do cause leprosy to kids!
In reality we come across plots in some geometric shape which is not always square or rectangular.
One has to exercise caution while buying a plot and ensure that the shape is corrected and fenced properly in either of the 2 desired shapes (square or rectangular)
before planning to construct a house.