Construction of Buildings
After selecting a proper and auspicious plot, and having
performed the rites of laying the foundation (Shilanyas ceremony)
on an auspicious day, work should be started to construct the
building according to preplanned measurements and design shown in
map drawn on suitable scale. Directions, level etc. should always
be kept in mind. A little carelessness may cause some default in
the construction which would put the whole family in troubles and
the life would be unhappy.
First of all it is necessary to consider the construction of
walls. Stone wall should be raised along the outer edge of the
floor. Brick wall should be raised keeping half of it out and
half inside edge. Mud-wall built on the inner side is good.
According to Rudrayamal: -
Pashane Sarvato baha mishtikayam tadadhakam;
Mrittikayam pindmatra mityuktam Rudrayamale.
If upper part of a wall is heavier than the lower part, which
is not uniformly made, which is thicker at some places, thinner
at other places, such a wall causes financial loss. The wall
should have thickness equal to one-sixteenth part of the width of
the room, wall of thickness more or less than this is not good
for the house owner. It was given for mud-walls only. Brick walls
can be made of any thickness as may be required. Bricks used
should be all new or all old, old bricks should not be mixed with
new ones in the same wall. If some old stock must be consumed,
then the new bricks should be used over them. Raw and baked
bricks should also be used in the same manner.
Effect of the constructed house is also, according to its
shape, good or bad. Mostly the houses are built in the following
shapes, their effects are mentioned against each.
Shape of House Effect
1. Rectangular Allround prosperity
2. Square (Four equal sides) Gain of wealth
3. Bhadrasan Success in life
4. Circular Growth of Knowledge and Health.
5. Wheel shaped. Brings Poverty.
6. Four (unequal) sides Troublesome.
7. Triangular Harassment from rulers (Govt.
8. Cart shaped. Causes diseases, danger of fire, punishment, loss
9. Beam shaped Harmful for cattle.
10. Panavakar Harmful for eyes and for house.
11. Drum (Mridang) shape Harmful for women, loss of females.
12. Vrihanmukhakar Loss of family members/brothers.
13. Fan shaped Loss of money and cattle.
14. Koorm Prashthakar Untimely death, murder, imprisonment.
15. Winnow shaped. Loss of property.
16. Bow Shaped Many difficulties; theft and fear of enemies
17. Hexagonal Brings progress and growth.
18. Elliptical (egg Shaped) Loss in many ways.
19. Singhmukhakar Monetary loss, clashes in family and mental
20. Gaumukhakar Peaceful; growth of progeny.
Shape of the building should be decided keeping in view its
auspicious (good) or evil (bad) effects.
A plot and a house in the singhmukhakar shape is good and
beneficial for business, commercial organisations, mills, cinema,
etc. and not for residence purpose. Gaumukhakar plot or house is
good and auspicious for residence, but brings loss to the
Residential house should not be built in front of a temple of
gods sun, Vishnu or Shiva; or near a temple of Brahma, or behind
a Jain temple, or on any side of Durga temple. Such house is
inauspicious for the owner.
The Boundary wall on the north and east side should be of less
thickness, and the walls on south and west side should be built
Construction of the wall must be started at the South-West
corner and work must proceed towards east or towards north in the
first phase. At every stage during the progress of work, the
height of the wall should be raised gradually in such a way that
any wall is lower in height towards the eastern end than that
towards the western end; so also the height towards the northern
end is always lower than that towards the southern end.
The construction of walls from south east towards north and
from North-west towards east should be taken up in the second
Main building must be constructed in the south-west portion of
the plot, leaving more space open on the north and east than on
the south and west respectively. Main building constructed in the
middle of the plot, symmetrically leaving equal open space on all
the four sides is also considered to be good.
Due to the increase in population and lack of land available
buildings have to be constructed on small plots, and in such a
situation it may be necessary to build a room underground i.e. a
Basement should be built in the north or east portion of the
plot. In other portions it will be harmful.
As per principles of Vaastu it is necessary to keep the level
higher in the south and west than in the north or east. Keeping
this in view, a basement (i.e. lower portion) will be auspicious
and beneficial only in the north or east portion of the plot as
shown in the diagram above.
Basement should not be constructed in the central portion or
in the south or west portion of the plot, because a low in these
portion is harmful, causing adverse effects according to the
For proper light and flow of air, ventilators should be
provided towards north side in the basement. Stairs or ramp
leading into the basement from outside has to be from the north
or east. The slope in such cases will be from north to south or
from east towards west, which is, possible the passage may be
given from south or west side sloping down towards north or
This research article is submitted by
Guruji Dr. K. Venkatesan, BE, MTech, EdD, PhD, DDiv
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