Importance of land selection in vastu part 2

In the last article we saw how a piece of land influences your thoughts and actions according to its auspiciousness and in-auspiciousness, in this article we will see another story showing importance of land selection in vastu. Selection of the right plot is as equally important as selecting a compatible life partner.

This is a an excerpt taken from “Madhwa vijay grantha” of “Madhwa saint Raghavendra swamy of Mantralayam” in Kurnool district of Andhra-pradesh which lies on the banks of Tungabhadra river. Raghavendra swamy is a madhwa saint who is known as the incarnation of bhakta pralhad born to demon Hiranyakashyap who was killed by Narsimha avtara of Lord Vishnu.

Raghavendra swamy was directed by Goddess lakshmi to choose mantralayam for his samadhi sthana after construction her temple at the entrance and naming her “Moolambika”, Lakshmi devi told rayaru that bhakta prahlad did big yagya to please all gods and goddess and after that in dwaparyuga pandavas did ashwamedha yagya on that plot or land due to which it has become very pious.

In Ashwamedha yagya a horse is set free to roam by the king doing the yagya, whoever stops the horse has to fight the king. Anusalva who stopped the horse when pandavas did ashwamedha yagya had to fight with pandavas, pandavas could not win him easily and Arjun inspite of being a great warrior was not able to defeat Anusalva as Anusalva’s chariot was standing at the place where Bhakta prahlad had performed yagya, Shri krishna knew this and he told Arjuna to take his chariot behind which naturally led Anusalva to shift his Chariot, the moment he did that pandavas won the fight as Anusalva surrendered and the ashwamedha yagya was completed.

Lakshmi devi told Raghavendra swamy that the land has many good qualities and is very pious due to many yagyas being conducted on it and he should choose this land for his samadhi near the banks of tungabhadra river. Today Mantralayam is the samadhi place of shri Raghavendra swamy where many people go and get punya and isthartha (desired) by the blessings of Shri Raghavendra swamy.

The above story is another example of importance of land selection in Vastu shastra. Plot selection is done on the basis of many factors like.

Importance of land selection in vastu shastra
Importance of land selection in vastu shastra
  • Size of land – Here Ratio of length and breadth is important. For rectangular plots the length should not be twice the breadth but mayamatam a great classical treatise on vastu by sage maya prescribes 1:1.25 ratio for ideal plots. Extensions to already existing plots must be done carefully as it can hamper growth of the owner and spell doom if plots are extended towards south or west.
  • Shape of land – Rectangular and Square plots or preferred, the other irregular shapes can be corrected with the help of vastu expert. Triangular plots are highly dangerous, all other plots except rectangular and square are to be avoided for human dwelling.
  • Direction of plot – The main directions East and North are considered most auspicious, any land facing these directions can be considered for the best results after checking and satisfying other conditions.
  • Soil – The color of the soil, odour and fertilitiy etc is very important.
  • Elevation – Its elevation and depression of land is a point worth noting as it decides the energy flow on the plot. A land should be elevated towards South and West which means slope towards north and east is most ideal.
  • Surroundings – The surrounding areas need to be checked for auspicious and inauspicious signs which can affect the progress of owner of the land. A small plot between two big plots may not be auspicious, corner plots are to be purchased with caution after checking the direction of roads from it. Vedha/veethi shula etc need to be checked before selection of any site.
  • Ayadi Shadvarga calculation – Certain formulae known as ayadi shadvarga is recommended by classical texts of vastu when building a residence or temple. This formulae are said to ensure health, wealth and prosperity to people staying there.

I do not think that any vastu websites must have demonstrated the importance of site selection or importance of plot selection by the way of relating to pramanas as given above. There is much more to be checked than just the directions in vastu shashtra. For any queries or consultations related to selection of auspicious plot or construction of house or commercial premises according to vastu get in touch with Pandit Ashish Desai.

Importance of land selection in vastu

Selecting an auspicious land is very important factor for constructing a dwelling or any place residential or commercial. Land prices are sky rocketing and it is neither easy to get a good piece of land in cities and towns, Selection of auspicious plot requires understanding of all 8 directions in vastu, the shape of land is another important factor apart from the direction of land, its elevation and depression and placement according to surroundings or topography is also considered very important to understand whether the land is suitable for owner the ayadi shadvarga calculations should be conducted, some tests like digging a pit and filling it with water to check auspiciousness are also mentioned in classical texts which may not be possible in all cases.
Let us understand the importance of land selection in vastu shastra with example of a good story in this post, but before that let us understand what is vastu shastra and what is the definition of vastu?

What is Vastu shastra ?

Vastu is the science of architecture propounded by the sages, 18 in number, The references of Vastu shastra are found in matsya puran, Agni puran which in itself is a pramana (proof) of its authenticity. Like astrology is a vedanga and known as the eye of vedas, Vastu shastra is known as upa-veda.

What is vastu ?

A place/land/plot compounded for the purpose of construction is termed as “vastu”. A house/dwelling erected on the plot is termed as “Bhawan”, Readers will understand more and more in detail in the following posts on this blog.

Importance of land selection in vastu

Let us go through a small story which shows how a piece of land is significant in selection of site. The story of Shravan baal or Shravan kumar who was killed by king dashrath by mistake while the king went hunting in the jungle, he was cursed by blind parents of shravan kumar to die in agony and sorrow in wait of his son the same way they were in sorrow at the news of loss of their only son. Here is a different aspect of that story which illustrates inherent nature of land and how it expresses its hidden potential value.

Shravan kumar took his parents and set out for pilgrimage to Dohaad a small village near Godhra in Gujrat. On the way they waited to take some rest under a tree. As young Shravan Kumar sat resting under the tree, a thought came to his mind. He started thinking about how long he should keep wandering aimlessly here and there taking his parents in kavadi (Basket balanced on shoulders). His mind became agitated and frustrated at that very moment and at the peak of despair he came to the conclusion that he should leave his parents free to wander where ever they want and he should take leave of them to spend his life as he wanted without any botheration of taking their responsibility.

He went to his parents and spoke to them about this and they were shocked to hear his thoughts, however they reconciled themselves and asked Shravan kumar to leave them at nearby dharmashala. On the way there was a small river and while crossing it, a sudden thought came to his mind that he is the only son of his parents and how they will survive without his support.

importance-of-land-selection-in-vastu, vastu tips for plot selection.

Importance of land selection in vastu, vastu tips for plot selection.

He stopped at the other end and apologized to his parents saying that he was committing a great sin by leaving them alone. His Parents told him, that they knew the thoughts came to his mind owing to the inherent influence of the land where Shravan kumar was taking rest and hence they directed him to shift them to dharmashala immediately.

Conclusion – From the above story it is clear that every land has its own potential of “Feel good and Feel Bad” factor stored in it. One should know the potential value and strength before taking action to procure such a land.

It is always better to select a plot according to Vastu shastra with the help of expert vastu shastri than to blindly choose without knowing. Just searching in google about vastu tips for purchasing plots will not help you in actually buying a good plot, There are many things to observe at the actual site which only an expert can do. Size of land, Shape of land, Soil of land, Surroundings of land, level of plot, cuts and extensions is a matter of study and scrutiny before selection of plot. A land is a lifetime investment probably worth lakhs and crores of rupees, consulting a vastu expert and spending few thousands can save you from misfortunes later.

Here is another story for selection of land in vastu along with some vastu tips for selecting the right plot for construction of dwelling. If you have any queries regarding selection of plot or construction of any commercial or residential premises book your consultation with Pandit Ashish Desai by filling the form below.