Ancient sages believed that
Vaastu Purusha, the Demi God, exists in each and every plot, with his
head placed on the north-east side of the plot and the folded legs in
Consequently, the north-east
portion of the site has assumed a sacred status and is given a great
deal of importance during planning.
Vaastu Shastra gives directions
as to how a plot of land should be chosen, the size of the plot, its
location and in designing of the home, office, factory, the direction
from which the entrance to building is.
The best shape of a plot is
square or rectangular. A triangular site or one with an odd number of
sides is to be strictly avoided, though this can be amended by adding
a small additional side. A four-sided site, tapering to North East is
the best site. A site is considered propitious that drains water from
the south-west to the north-east.