Science behind Vastu
Previously we talked about plots at the junction of the roads and discussed in detail. There was a reference of veedi shoola in it. Let us try understanding it in detail.
What is Veedi Shoola in Vastu Shastra?
In Sanskrit, Veedi denotes road and Shoola denotes poisoned arrow. The plots facing T or Y intersections, the roads or lanes that run right into the face of the site from different directions are called veedi shoolas. These roads thrust concentrated energy of enormous potency into the site. This energy can be positive or negative depending on the direction from which they come. Here by direction, we mean the intersection of the road to which the plot is facing.
It is very difficult to comment on the different permutations and combinations of roads, on-coming roads, directions that form the veedi shoolas. We can have the basic considerations in naming them as good, average, and bad. The following picture will provide you a fair idea about the different intersections which have been suggested by our ancient gurus. I would not suggest being superstitious about this, but these have some facts and reasoning behind it.
(East – North-East) - If the oncoming road is from the east, and hits the northeast part of the plot, it is considered a good site.
(North – North-East) - If the oncoming road is from the north and hits the northeast part of the plot it is considered a good site.
The Logic Reasoning - In both the above cases, we have previously understood that the northeast is the direction which is to be kept open and so no one can directly look into your house. Also, having a road in this corner is actually advantageous, as more light, and fresh air can permeate the house from this direction. So, it is good to have road in these directions.
(West – North-West) - If the oncoming road is from the west and hits the northwest part of the plot, it is considered as a not bad or average site.
(South – South-East) - If the oncoming road is from the south and hits the southeast part of the plot, it is considered as a not bad or average site.
(East – South-East) - If the oncoming road is from the east and hits the southeast part of the plot, it is considered a bad site.
(North – North-West)- If the oncoming road is from the north, and hits the northwest part of the plot, it is considered a bad site.
(West – South-West) - If the oncoming road is from the West, and hits the southwest part of the plot, it is considered a very bad site.
(South – South-West) - If the oncoming road is from the south, and hits the southwest part of the plot, it is considered a very bad site.
Remedies for Veedi Shoolas in Vastu Sashtra
There are certain remedies suggested for rectifying the impact of these veedi shoolas. The road that runs straight into a house is a veedi shoola that resembles a spear which is thought to bring problems for the inhabitants as it invites bad energies from all directions. There are remedies to overcome the detrimental effects of veedi shoola:
The intent of all these remedies is that any such space should not be majorly used by the inhabitants but should be used as spaces which are used frequently so any such negative energy should not impact the people living in it.
After the selection of the site the next most important criteria is the shape of the site. There are various shapes in which the plots are available for constructing the house.
(To be continued…)
I am an Architect, Interior Designer and a Vastu Consultant, with more than a decade of experience in conceptualization, designing and construction of diverse architectural projects. An alumnus of IIT-Roorkee, I have a thorough background in architecture and interior designing with expertise in directing all project phases. My passion towards architecture inspires me to keep learning about various new trends yet following the age old traditions.
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