One of the major obstacles that come in one's way is the
non-availability of sufficient private land either in big cities or small
towns. Several things need careful consideration while going for
construction of a building. For any building, the site (Kshetra) is the
basic requirement and utmost care must be taken in its selection.
The most important of all these is selecting the right plot or the site.
Vastu Shastra, therefore, has given the utmost importance to selection of a
right plot and has set down several significant principles. There are some
important factors that you should always consider while looking for a plot.
Whenever possible one should always try to follow the Vastu principles as
violation of these principles can destroy the happiness of one's life.
Types of soil
Earth is classified according to its color like brick red, dark brown,
black, yellow or mixed, according to its smell, texture and taste. Black and
clayey soil is not good for construction.
- The soil white in color, having lotus smell, sweet taste and
which contains greenery is considered very good.
- The soil red in color, smelling blood and astringent in taste is
good but needs some attention.
- The soil yellow/pale green in color, grainish smell and sour
taste is average and needs a lot of rectification before
commencement of work.
- The soil black in color, having pungent small and bitter taste
should be avoided as it is not auspicious for construction of the
While designing the foundation, the load bearing capacity
of the soil should be checked. The real analysis of soil should be done
which determines the land selection for the plot and for the foundation of
Location and buying
The location of the plot is very important as the surroundings affects us
directly and indirectly. You must take care of the following things: