Vastu Shastra for irregular shaped plots

What is the ideal plot type for residences? Let us find out

According to Vastu Shastra, plots should be selected carefully, to channelise the harmonious energy in one’s lives. The land is the foundation of energy on which depends the quality of other energies that impact the structure constructed on it. The location, surroundings, wind, water bodies, soil type and sunlight, determine the Vastu of a place and, consequently, the quality of life in a house built there.


What is an irregular shaped plot?

An irregular shape is one which does not have equal sides or equal angles. Irregular plots can also be those, where the land is not even or balanced. Irregular-shaped plots are said to have bad energies, as the magnetic forces are dispersed unequally. If the shape of the plot is inauspicious as per Vastu Shastra, then, it can cause sorrow, misery, loss of wealth and other problems.

“In Vastu Shastra, the beneficial shapes are square and rectangle (with proper ratio). These plot shapes lead to prosperity, wellbeing and happiness for the owner. Other shapes, such as circle, U or L-shaped plots have missing corners that may cause serious problems, depending on the section that is missing. Round, oval, triangular, semi-circle, cart shaped and star-shaped plots should also be avoided. Avoid plots with any major extensions, cuts or slopes in the corners,” states Nitien Parmar of Vastu Plus, Mumbai. Elephant-shaped properties give wealth while bull-shaped properties lead to an increase in the cattle (or vehicles), adds Parmar.

Apart from these, there are many other shapes of plots.


Vastu for irregular shaped plots


Irregular shape of the plot and its effect according to Vastu

Gamukhi plot: Good for residential use, as the shape represents a cow, denoting the best of everything.

Lion face (shermukhi) plot: Suitable for commercial building.

See also: Vastu tips for Gaumukhi and Shermukhi Plots

Triangular-shaped plot: Leads to problems, especially from the government.

Oval or semi-circular: Inauspicious, causes various health problems, losses and lack of happiness in the house.

Circular-shaped: Good for constructing circular shaped buildings only.

Polygonal plot: Invite lawsuits.

Octagonal: Brings all-round prosperity.

Bucket-shaped plot: Leads to debt.

Wheel-shaped plot: Causes financial loss.

Bow-shaped plot: Attracts fear and dread.

Drum-shaped plot: Loss of family members and increase in animosity.

Pitcher-shaped plot: Leads to serious illness.


Projections and missing corners of an irregular shaped plot

It is natural that all plots cannot be square or rectangular. Plots may have projections, extensions or missing corners. Projections mean that the plot has an additional space which when deducted from the plot, to make it a regular square or rectangle. On the other hand, retraction is an additional space which, when added to the plot, makes it a regular square or rectangle.

Extensions are beneficial only if they are in the north, north-east, east and east-north-east directions. Other extensions are inauspicious. Plots with extensions in the south-east, north-west or south-west are not considered suitable, as they bring bad luck.

Avoid plots with any major extensions or cuts in the corners. If you must, do so with proper consultation of a Vastu expert.

The decision regarding a plot of land should not be based on one factor in isolation. A plot should be bought, considering the effects of all factors.

See also: Vastu remedies for a cut in the south-west direction


Levels and slopes of an irregular plot

It is recommended to buy plots with flat surfaces. As per Vastu, the ground level should be elevated in the south and the west, as compared to the north and the east. It should be the lowest in the north-east corner. This is good for all spheres of prosperity and happiness. A low northeast ensures health, wealth, peace and prosperity.

If the plot has a slope towards the east or the north side, it will lead to prosperity. “Do not buy the land with a slope towards the south or the south-west. Slope towards the west and the south is not all good and can lead to loss. Plots with a slope towards the south, the south-west, the south-east and north-west, bring downfall in business,” adds Parmar.

Plots with extended corners other than the north-east side create Vastu defect, based on its extended direction. Land with slight elevation in the south, the south-west, the west or the north-west are auspicious, as it is like an elephant’s back and is associated with Laxmi, the goddess of wealth.

The land, which is raised in the middle and low from all sides, is said to be like a turtle’s back and is good and will lead to an increase in wealth.

An elevation of the plot in the north-east, the east and the south-west side is like a demon’s back and can cause loss of wealth and children.

Land, which is extended in the east-west directions and high in the north and the south directions, is said to be like a serpent’s back and will have ill effects and even untimely demise.


Water bodies and soil type

Any pond or tank or well towards the south-west of the plot may bring adversity. The same is true, if the plot has a well, pool, lake, river or a stream flowing on the north-east side. Red, brown or yellow soil are good for cultivation and also for the foundation of a building. Black and clay soil hold water and causes dampness to the foundation. So, avoid such a plot. Also, plots of land, which have capability of growing fruits and medicinal herbs, are considered good while the presence of thorny shrubs is not good.


Vastu for plots in relation to roads

  • Plots that are surrounded by roads from all four or even three sides, are considered auspicious.
  • A plot which has adjacent roads to the north and the west, is also good.
  • Plots which have adjacent roads to the south and west, lead to wealth creation.
  • A plot of land which has plots on three sides and a road to the south and the south-west, is not auspicious.

See also: Vastu tips for south-facing homes


Vastu tips for buying plot or land

  • Do not buy a small plot that is positioned between two bigger plots.
  • Plots facing a ‘T’ or ‘Y’ junction, are inauspicious.
  • Plots located near electrical power stations are not good for the family.
  • Avoid plots that are close to a cemetery or graveyard.
  • Do not buy a plot with a hill or mountain towards the north or east direction.


Vastu remedies for irregular shaped plots

  • It is advisable to level the plot, to rectify problems. If the north-east corner is higher than other sides, soil from that corner can be used to fill up the south and west portions.
  • A plot which is raised in the center can be corrected by digging out and dumping the soil towards the south-west part.
  • The negative impact of a plot shaped like a ‘T’ or ‘L’ or with intersecting points of a triangle, can be reduced by dividing the plot into two. Divide an irregular-shaped plot into two regular plots, with separate compound walls for each portion.
  • Based on defects in the direction, metals, rocks or plants can be used to correct the space, as suggested by Vastu experts.
  • Remedies, such as placing Vastu pyramids on extended plots, can be resorted to, based on expert advice, to correct Vastu doshas. While a lead pyramid for the south-west extension helps, copper strips are ideal for the south-east extension.



What kind of plot should you avoid?

Avoid round, oval, L-shaped and triangular plots and plots with a cut in the north-east corner.

Which facing house is not good?

South-facing homes are considered inauspicious, as it is believed that the God of Death, Lord Yama, resides in the south direction.

Which plot size is best?

Any plot with an even number of sides, is generally considered auspicious.


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