According to the rules of the vastu sastra, selecting an appropriate plot is as important as designing and building a perfect house. The features of a perfect plot are clearly explained in the Manuhsyalayachandrika. In the eight-line long verse, it is stated that a good piece of plot would have the presence of good people around. It would be extremely fertile with lots of trees and bushes. Besides, the plot would have a flat surface with water springs in the north and east directions.
While choosing a plot, it is not just necessary that you check its structure or the level of it from the road. You should also consider the structure and level from the road of the nearby plots as well. Besides, it is important to look for the presence of a water body in the vicinity. A plot which perfectly suits the vastu features could only be chosen if you observe the above rules.
As per the vastu rules, an even plot with natural features like lush green field, a river or a water body lying to the north or east side of the plot would be perfect for building a house. It is also stated that all the plots where the rays of the setting sun hit are fit to be lived in. Also, those plots which climb to the west direction and slants down to the east are ideal.
These rules apply even if the plots are purchased as an investment. In Kerala, according to the vastu experts, there is a shortage of plots that are perfect to be lived in. The structure of the plot that you intent to purchase and also the height of the nearby plot, on the east side of it should be analyzed well before finalizing the deal. These are significant even if you are purchasing a small piece of land to build a house.
During the day time, it is the Sun which is the greatest source of energy. However, during the night the energy is provided by the moon and the stars which reflect the sunrays. These are called the ‘saptarshis’. Just like the sun rises in the east, the saptarshis are said to be rising in the north direction. Plots which slant towards the north direction or with a water source which flows to north or the plot which receives abundant energy from the north are all suitable to build houses.