Vastu Shastra for irregular shaped plots

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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.

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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

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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.

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.

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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.

Varahan Mukhi Akaar (pig-faced shaped): Leads to death of relatives.

Turtle shaped plot: Imprisonment of the owner and his family members.

Hand fan-shaped plot:  Leads to loss of wealth

Feather shaped plot: Inauspicious and causes bad fortune.

Star-shaped plot: Leads to legal suits.

Bucket shaped plot: Occupants will be always in debt

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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.

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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.

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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. According to Vastu for the plot, it is considered inauspicious to buy a plot with sandy soil as it cannot bear the weight of the foundation of a house. One must not buy a plot that has a lot of worms as the soil tends to be loose and will not support the construction well.

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.

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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. Mountains on the west and south side of the plot are beneficial for wealth and health.
  • Plot sharing boundary with water canal or pond at south and west should be avoided.
  • Plot with water bodies at north, northeast or east leads to success in business. A flow of water should not be towards the south.
  • Avoid a plot that has big trees like mango, banyan, peepal, white fig, etc. if the plot is huge then the house area ( to be constructed ) should be far from the trees.

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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.
  • Construct the additional compound wall to protect from negativity due to road facing in the particular direction of a plot.
  • One can grow plants and trees near the entrance of the house to reduce the negative effects of road facing the plot.
  • 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.

What is Vithi Shool and how does it affect the plot?

Vithi means road and Shool is a spear. Some plots have a road or lane that comes right into the plot, this is called Vithi Shool. The energy from these roads impacts the plot. It can be positive or negative depending on the direction of the road.

Is chariot shaped plot good according to Vastu?

Chariot ( rath) shaped plots don’t have proper length and width. Such plots are not considered good for the construction of any building and are considered inauspicious.

What is Chandra bhedi plot?

A plot with its length along the north-south direction is greater than east-west is called ‘Chandrabhedi’. It is considered to be auspicious, unlike the Suryabhedi plot that has a greater length along the east-west direction than that of north-south.

Is the corner plot good as per Vastu?

A corner plot with roads in the north and east are auspicious. These are called Eshanya plots. A corner plot with roads in the south and east (Agneya plot) is not good, according to Vastu.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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