Surroundings in Vastu
The surroundings and conditions adjacent to the site should also be checked because they affect the atmosphere around us. They have an effect on the subtle energy level in and around the site and influence the life of inhabitants. The following points must be kept in mind while selecting the plot:
- Avoid buying a small plot in between two big plots.
- Avoid buying a small house sandwiched between two big buildings. This causes depression and unhappiness.
- Big constructions, mountains, trees etc. in South and West are good. They give health, wealth and prosperity.
- Water sources, Borewell, well river or streaming North or East of the site are auspicious. The flow of water should be from South to North and from West to East.
- Water sources, pond, wells etc. in South or West of site are inauspicious.
- Big constructions, mountains, trees in North and East are inauspicious.
- Temple in front, side or back of the plot is inauspicious. If shadow of temple falls on the plot/house, it is very inauspicious. If the plot is at a distance of 100-120 ft. the effects are nullified.
- If another plot or road situated towards North or East of the site is at a lower level than the South or West of the site, it is very auspicious.
- Underground water sources like well, Borewell etc. ae auspicious in North-East only.
- Well in South, South-West, North-West, South-East and center of the plot are very inauspicious.
- The site should not be close to a cemetery, cremation ground or samadhi.
- For residential purposes, avoid sites near factories and industries, cinema halls, schools and hospitals as these are high traffic areas and constant traffic and high noise levels are disturbing. But these locations are good for commercial establishments.
- Rain water or used water should not enter the site from the neighboring houses or plots.
- As the flow of air is from North-West to South-East, see that there are no factories etc. emitting polluted gases and chemicals in North-West of the plot.
- No high-tension wire should pass above the plot.
- Vedha like big trees, electric poles, open well or protruding corner of another house should not be in front of the site. Trees such as peepal and barh should especially be avoided in front of the house.
- Plots situated at a dead end are considered very inauspicious especially South facing plots with all other directions being blocked.