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Monday, October 12, 2009

VAASTU SHASTRA | SITE ORIENTATION

In Vaastu Shastra, the Selection of a Site is very important since the Site represents a fixed form that radiates positive as well as negative energies depending on its location, orientation, shape, slope and soil quality. Therefore, these are the 5 important aspects to be considered when selecting a Site.
In case you already own a Site, you can still refer to the Vaastu Shastra Guidelines for Site Selection, to help you evaluate your Site, and if necessary, make corrections to make it suitable.

Here are some Vaastu guidelines to aid you in the Selection of a Site with the ideal 'Orientation'. Site Orientation' means the location or position of the Site with respect to the Cardinal directions (0r the points of the Compass). The Site's orientation is identified by the direction that the front of the Site namely the side abutting the road faces. So, a Site with a road in the North, is called a North facing Site.

CARDINAL DIRECTIONS RECOGNISED BY VASTU SHASTRA:
Vastu Shastra recognises eight Cardinal directions, which are identifiable depending on the position of the Sun in the sky. They are:
  • East (poorva): - It is common knowledge that the Sun rises in the East.
  • West (Paschima): The Sun sets in the West.
  • North (Uttara): When one faces the East, the direction to the left is the North.
  • South (Dakshina): When one faces the East, the direction to the right is called the South.
The corner where two Cardinal directions meet, is also significant since it combines the forces emanating from both the directions.
  • North-East (Eeshanya): This is where the North and East meet.
  • North-West (Vaayavya): This is where the North and the West meet.
  • South-West (Nairuthya): This is where the South and the West meet.
  • South-East (Aagneya): This is where the South and the East meet
THE BEST DIRECTION FOR A SITE ACCORDING TO VAASTU SHASTRA:
  • All directions are considered good and each has it's own advantages.
  • East facing Site is good for scholars, philosophers, priests, professors, teachers etc.
  • North facing Site is good for those n power, administration and those who work for government.
  • South facing Site is good for business class and for those who work in business organisations.
  • West facing Site is good for those who provide supporting services to the society.
  • If a Site that does not squarely face the cardinal directions then it's axis is not parallel to the magnetic axis (North-South axis) of the Earth. In such a case, the house should be built on the Site facing the four directions.
VAASTU EVALUATION EXERCISE FOR THE ORIENTATION OF THE SITE:
This exercise is just a guideline to help you to evaluate whether the Orientation of a Site is as per Vaastu Shastra principles. Accordingly, you can decide if you want to buy the Site. In case you already possess a Site, then you can decide whether you want to make some corrections to the Site, so that it is suitable as per Vaastu.
  • Note the score for the following question and enter it in the score sheet.
  • Total the points.
  • The points indicate how favorable your Site is, according to Vaastu.
  • The interpretation of the record of points is given at the end of the SCORE SHEET
TO WHICH DIRECTION IS THE SITE FACING?
SITE DIRECTION
POINTS
EAST10
NORTH-EAST 9
NORTH 8
NORTH-WEST 7
SOUTH-EAST6
WEST 5
SOUTH 4
SOUTH-WEST 3

ANGLE OF TILT TO MAGNETIC AXIS? 
ANGLE OF TILT



POINTS
0 -5 deg10
5 - 10 deg9
10 - 15 deg8
15 - 20 deg7
20 - 25 deg6
25 - 30 deg5
30 - 35 deg4
above 40 deg3



This post was about the importance of 'Site Orientation' in the Selection of a Site. Read about another important Vastu Shastra consideration when Selecting a Site:
SUGGESTED READING:
Vaastu Shastra is a rational science based on facts, observations and governed by a set of principles. To understand the logic and reasoning of these Vaastu principles, go to Vastu Guidelines | Site Orientation