Laying Vastu foundation is a very important process in constructing a house. After the finalization of site and vastu plans one should get Shanku Sthapana done along pooja and offering to deities. The pooja should be done in the north east corner of the plot by a sadbrahmana who is well versed in paurohitya.
The first digging should be done by the owner of the house or the architect (sthapati) or the chief mason (Vardhaki) at the selected auspicious Muhurta set by an expert astrologer and vastu consultant.
Vastu construction and laying vastu foundation can be started in the following auspicious lunar months as follows.
- Chaitra Month (March/April)
- Vaisakha Month (April/May)
- Sravana Month (July/August)
- Karthika Month (October/November)
- Magha Month (January/February)
Sun should preferably occupy the fixed signs which are as follows:
- Vrishabh rashi
- Simha rashi
- Vruschika rashi
- Kumbh rashi
For laying the foundation the following nakshatras or stars should be chosen:
- Rohini nakshatra
- Mrigashira nakshatra
- Uttara-phalguni nakshatra
- Hastha nakshatra
- Chitra nakshatra
- Anuradha nakshatra
- Jyestha nakshatra
- Uttarashada nakshatra
- Sravan nakshatra
Rikhta tithis 4,9,14 should be avoided for any work. 2,6,10 tithis are considered auspicious while the weekdays of benefic planets which are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday are considered auspicious. Tuesdays and Sundays are to be avoided.
The rising ascendant chosen should be a fixed sign from from where benefics in angles 1,4,7,10 and Malefics in upachaya 3,6,10,11 are considered auspicious. 8th house should be vacant with no influence of a malefic planet.
Construction activity should not be started if any female member in house is in the 6th month or any member of family is gravely ill.
Digging of soil and laying of foundation should be in the following order:
The flow of energy should always be from south to north and west to east which is why digging should commence from North-east which will make the south and the west elevated. It is best to construct a water pond or well in the North-east.
After digging is completed, Laying vastu foundation should begin in reverse order of above as follows:
- South West
This ensures that the construction starts from south-west corner putting all the heaviness and elevation towards south and west directions and proceeding towards north-east. This will help you to complete vastu construction much before stipulated time and also save your costs of construction.
When you start your vastu construction by following the rules of laying vastu foundation as given above you will experience very positive results and happiness with timely completion and more savings, If you start digging from the south-west first you will experience a lot of delays in completion of the project and increase in your costs as the time passes by, I have seen some projects completely stalled due to starting of digging from the south-west side or filling from the North-east first. Such errors can cost you a fortune and lot of mental frustration,
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