BUILDINGS IN TRIANGULAR PLOTS AS PER VASTU
As per the norms of Vastu Shastra it is usually not considered favorable to construct on the triangular plots. Such a plot can only prove 70% advantageous, if handled properly and according to the percepts of Vastu Shastra. The best shapes for plots of land are square or rectangular, facing squarely on the four cardinal directions.
It is good if the plot is narrower at the entrance and wider at its rear, but the opposite is not good.According to Vastu Shastra, the Site ‘Shape’ affects the well being of the inmates. Some shapes have a good effect, while others have a bad effect and some others can be used after making corrections by building a ‘Vastu’ compound wall in a suitable shape.
Round, oval, and triangular plots should be avoided. The house should not be built in the shape of a diamond, with the corner facing north. L-shaped plots are also inauspicious and should not be purchased. If the land is cut in the corner this is not good. If possible the land to fill in the missing corner should be purchased. If the land is cut short on the northeast side it is very bad and is not auspicious; do not purchase it. It is like a headless body.
On these kinds of plots only the square shaped portion is useful for construction. To get the required square shape it is quite essential to construct the compound walls. The maximum open space should be kept in the North and East sides within the compound for the constructional work in the Southern and Western portion of the plot. The remaining space of the plot can be utilized for plantation, parking, garden and others. This plot of land can also be put for sale or just left unused permanently.
In certain triangular plots the North-East corner is extended towards the North-East direction. In such plots compound walls to the South and West are to be constructed before carrying out any other construction work. The space outside the compound wall can be used only for putting up plantation.
If the triangular plot is extended towards the East then construct compound walls in all the four directions of the plot. The South-West part of the rectangular plot has to be used for the constructional work. Use the space outside the compound wall for the plantation and parking. In case the triangular plot is extended towards the West, compound walls in the West and South directions of the plot are to be constructed.
On following the aforementioned rectifications the negative effects of the triangular plots can be avoided. Otherwise these plots can lead to economic loss, mental restlessness and other health hazards.
----Triangular plots are considered good to an extent of 70%.
----Have the building constructed in square shaped portion by constructing compound walls with more open space in north and east. The left out portion outside the compound wall is useful for agriculture purposes.
---- n the triangular plot Affects progress and causes problems from government.
----In the next triangular plot with north-east corner extended construct compound walls to the south and west. Use the portion outside the compound walls for agriculture purposes.
----In the triangular plot with west extended corner construct compound walls in all the directions and construct the building in south-west part of the rectangular plot. Use the portion outside the compound wall for agriculture purposes.
---Triangle shaped Site is not considered good: However, if the site is very big, then it can be used by constructing a Vaastu compound wall so that it appears to be a square shaped site and then designing the house within it. The Reasoning- In a triangular site, it is difficult to design a square or rectangular house, which is the preferred shape for an efficient plan. There will be a lot of wastage of land on all three corners and very little space on the periphery of the house. Also, the plinth area of the house will be much less than, if the same plan is drawn on a square or rectangular site of the same area.
----In the triangular plot with extended west corner construct compound walls to the west and south and then make use.
trapeziumPentagon, Hexagon, Octagon shaped Sites are not considered good: However, if these shapes are made rectangular or square by building a Vastu compound wall, so that it appears to be a square or rectangular Site, it can be used. The Reasoning- Just like in a triangle shaped site there will be lot of wastage of land around the building and so is not considered worth the money you spend for the land.
l-shapeL-Shaped Site is not good for a house: However, if it is possible to buy the site on the inside of the L-shaped site to form a rectangle site, then it is fine. Or if the arms are wide enough then the site can be fenced off into a rectangle and the remaining portion can be used for a garden or some other structure. The Reasoning- It will be difficult to design a square or rectangle shaped house in a L-shaped plot, unless the arms are very wide.
goumukhGou-mukh (Cow faced) site is considered auspicious: According to Vastu, if the plot is narrow in the front and wide at the back, like the face of a cow, it is auspicious. The Reasoning- A square or rectangle shaped house can be designed in this plot with some excess land in the back which can be used for various things like a kitchen garden, outhouse etc.
simhaSimha-mukh (Lion faced) Site is considered inauspicious: According to Vastu, if the plot is wide in the front or entrance and narrow at the back, like the face of a lion, it is inauspicious. The Reasoning- In this plot, though a rectangle or square shaped house can be designed, the excess land will be in the front, and an outhouse or kitchen garden cannot be placed here. So the excess space will be wasted and hence not considered worth the money spent.
cutSites with cut corners are not good: If possible, you should be able to purchase the cut part as well, so that the site looks whole. The Reasoning- It will be difficult to design a house if any of the corners are cut, as some parts of the house will not have proper ventilation.
Sites with cut-corners in the North-East are not good and should not be purchased. It is like a headless body, because as per Vastu Purusha Mandala the Vastu Purusha’s head lies in the North-East. The Reasoning- The North-East is the direction from which the sun light engulfs the house in the morning and hence should be kept open without any obstructions. So, if it belongs to someone else, that portion cannot be kept open to the useful sunlight.
Sites with projections/extensions in the North or East are considered good: The Reasoning- The North-East is the direction from which the sun light engulfs the house in the morning and so if this corner is projected, there can be a lot more open space that will ensure more unobstructed sunlight.
Sites with projections/extensions in the North-West, South-East or South-West are not considered good: but can be used after corrections by building a Vaastu compound wall. The Reasoning – Having open spaces to the South and West of a site are not preferred, as the hot sunrays projected towards these directions, will heat up the house.
Irregular shaped sites have a negative effect on the human psyche, but can be used after building a square or rectangular compound wall around it: The Reasoning: The compound wall protects the building and the space surrounding it from negative energies and so, in irregular shaped properties, square or rectangular shaped compound walls can be built and the remaining area should be left for growing trees and plants.
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