Vastu Shastra: Angles of the Site, Veedhi Soolas and Their Problems
Before we proceed to build a house, we have to think of the site in which the house is to be built. The house site should not be exposed to the angles of another site. The house also should not be exposed to the corners of another site or house, or the site should be exposed to the veedhi soola.
The soolas cause harm to the people who live in such houses and are exposed to those soolas.
A rectangular site should not have a small site adjoining to it. If so, the angles of the small site touch the site in which a house is to be built. Then the dwellers incur losses. North-east soolas are said to be good. South-East and South-West soolas cause harm. North-East street soolas are good. The dwellers will prosper south-east and south-west and north-west street soolas are bad. The house which has street soola on its east and south may (be exposed to burglary, thefts etc. Street-soolas on the Northern side are good.
Soola or Motkapotu as per Vastu
Soola or Mothapotu is nothing but the pointing of the roof of one house to the other house or to the centre of the door of another house. Sometimes, the two walls of a house end in corner. Such a corner is called the Motha, Such a motha points to the centre of the door of another house or a house. If it does so, it is calied soola. Such a soola yields to evil results- We must protect the house from such soolas by building a wall round the house. Even if there are tatakas, wells or canals by the side a house, compound walls should be built around the house to avoid inconvenience and troubles.
The twitch of the roof of a house in Vastu
A house may be exposed to a twitch from the neighboring house. The main-beam preferably wooden one on the top of the house should not be pointed to that of another house in opposite direction. The roof of a house should be lower in height on the north and the east sides.
If a house is exposed to the Vennupotu or Soola, the dwellers may face certain dangers such as threat to life, may be exposed to illness, sometimes they may have to desert the house etc.
The Weights on the Eastern and the Northern Walls in Vastu
Each site or house or room should have adequate weight on its southern, western and the south-western corners. Any house ie. Eastern faced or western faced, or southern faced or northern faced house may have should have a go down consisting or paddy -or grains on its south-eastern or south-western corners. One should not keep heavy weights on the northern and the eastern sides. If one does so, the house may lead to the illness of his wife. The owner also may become ill. in each room garret may be arranged only the southern or on the western part. There should be no weight on the northern or the eastern side. Such things may lead to financial losses; they may face risks in their jobs etc. The room in the western side of the house should be used as bed-rooms. On the south-west corners iron safes etc. may be kept.
Vastu: Verandahs and Their Problems
One should not build a house without verandahs. A house with eastern simhadwara should have eastern verandah. A house with the northern simhadwara should have northern verandah.
It is no better to have verandahs on the southern and the western sides, it is better to have verandahs of the same height. At the time of construction, one can have verandahs on the southern and the northern sides. In the same way, verandahs can be arranged on the- eastern and the western sides. Extension of verandahs after some time is prohibited. A house may have verandahs on all the four sides. A house with only one'- verandah on the southern is prohibited. It yields to bad results. The owner may incur financial losses. There may be the threat of fire and theft.
A house with only western verandah may again face many risks. They may become ill,
may incur financial losses. They may have an upper storey with - eastern or northern
vepa;riah. Such house leads to good results.