- Square (all corners straight and at 9.°) shaped
Very auspicious, brings health,wealth and happiness.
- Rectangular Shaped
Good and auspicious. Brings all round prosperity.
- Circular Shaped
Good for constructing circular Shaped buildings only.
- Wheel Shaped
Owner loses financial status and faces poverty.
- Odd Shaped (irregular shaped)
Causes all types or problems and poverty.
- Triangular Shaped
Affects progress and causes problems from government.
- Bhadarshan Shaped
Not good for residence. Can be used for special type of buildings like government buildings only.
- Cart Shaped
Causes wants and poverty, even imprisonment. The owner has to run here and there like a Cart.
- Long bar Shaped
Not good if used for cattle shed, the cattle reared here perish.
- Damru shaped (a tiny size musical damru with deep bend in the middle)
Will have very bad effect on the eye sight of inmates. Also everyone in the house will lose discretion fright judgement.
- Visham Bahu (disproportionate shouldered)
Affects health, involves in mates in court litigations, drives them to poverty.
- Drum or Dholak or Mirdung Shaped
Will cause loss of wife and other female members of the family
- Hand-Pan Shaped
Creates loss of wealth, cattle etc. This can be corrected and used if other aspects conform to Vastu principles.
- Varahan Mukhi Akaar (pig faced Shaped)
Causes death of brothers and relatives.
- Turtle shaped plot
Causes to the owner and his family members imprisonment, untimely death and murders.
- Window shaped plot (used for hand winnowing to separate grains from chaff)
The inmates of this plot lose mental peace and face poverty.
- Bow shaped plot
Inmates of this plot face fear of theft, loot, attack by enemies etc.
- Muslakar plot (long oval like plot with cut in one side)
It brings enmity and loss of friendship
- Hexagon shaped plot
This is considered good if all other Vastu principles are followed. Is said to be helpful in progress of family members.
- Ellipitical plot (a regular oval shaped)
Loss in many ways like money, women and respect.
- Polygonal plot (Panch Mukh)
Such plot should not be inhabited before making it a rectangular plot otherwise it will bring legal litigations and false allegations.
- Octagonal (Astha Kon) plot
Is auspicious and will bring all round prosperity.
- Pot type plot
People who live on this plot face problems and obstacles for progress.
- Simha Mukh (lion faced) like a lion’s face wider in front
Not good for residential purposes. Is very auspicious for business organisation.
- Gaumukh (cow faced) like a cows face narrow in front
Auspicious provided the roads are in Southern and Westeren sides of plot.
Square shaped site is the best shape: According to Vastu, it ensures the inmates all round prosperity and happiness.
The Reasoning- In earlier times, since most houses were designed around a central square courtyard, for good cross-ventilation and protection from the hot summer heat, a square Site was considered the best, as the Site could be used fully, without any wastage.
Rectangle shaped Site is also considered good: especially if the longer sides run North to South, rather than West to East. It bestows good health, wealth and prosperity.
The Reasoning- Like in a square site, it is easy to design a square or rectangle shaped house in a rectangle site even though there will be some extra land around the house. But this space can be used for trees, outhouse etc and hence is not wasted.
I find the rectangle shape the best for Sites- It is easier to design a house on rectangular lines since this allows for a good flow of interior spaces and the proportion of the rectangle’s sides are most suitable in designing rooms. It may be for this reason that Sites in cities are usually available in rectangular shapes such as .0′x40′, 40′x60′, 50′x80′ etc.
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 area of the house will be much less than, if the same plan is drawn on a square or rectangular site.
Circular/Elliptical/Oval shaped Sites are not considered good for houses: According to Vastu, such Sites are only good for constructing circular/elliptical shaped buildings, like public buildings.
The Reasoning- Just like in a triangle shaped site, it is difficult to construct a rectangle or square house and there will be a lot of odd shaped waste land around and hence is not considered worth buying for a house.
Pentagon, 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-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.
Gou-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.
Simha-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.
Sites 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.