Vaastu for Place/City
Home is a place where one can rest and
rejoice while passing through the chaos of life. If
one wants to live happily in a house, one must follow
the rule called Gramarvan, which means selection of
the city town or village. The following are some of
the systems dealt in our ancient texts.



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If one wants to construct a house and live in it happily for
years, the first norm of vastu is Gramarvan which means a choice
of the city town or village. The following are some of the methods
dealt in our ancient texts of vastu, concerning Gramarvan.
GRAMARAVAN:
the syllables in Sanskrit alphabet are divided into 8 Vargas. They
are Avarga, Kavarga, chavarga, Tavarga, Thavarga, pavarga, Yavarga,
and Savarga.
Method
1: Kalamrita
Keep the number counted from the first syllable of person's name,
on the left of the number counted from to the first syllable of
the village name. Divide the entire number counted by 8. The
number Dhana. Now keep the number counted from to the first
syllable of the person's name on the right of the number counted
from to the first syllable of the village  name. Divide the
entire number by 8. The reminder is rina. If dhana is greater than
rina, the village (town/city) favors him with happiness in
prosperity if he builds a house and lives in it. Dhana is less
than rina, it doesn't favor the person. If dhana and rina are
equal, it is mediocre.
Example:  the name
of the person is Raman. The name of the town is Bangalore. The
first syllable of Rama is Ra. This is the 39th syllable counted
from the first syllable of Bangalore is. This is the 35th,
syllable counted from placing 39 on the left of 35, we get the
number k3955. This when divided by 8, gives the remainder 7. This
is dhana. Now keeping 39 on the right of 35, we get the number
3539. This when divided by the 8, we get remainder 3. So dhana is
greater than rina.
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Method 2: MUHURTA CHINTAMANI
Among the 8 vargas of alphabet, mentioned previously find out the
varga numbers that the first syllable of person's name and the
first syllable of village  name belong to. Keep the person's
varga number on the left of the village varga number. Divide the
entire number by 8. The reminder is dhana. Now keep the person's
varga number on the right of the village varga number. Divide the
entire number by 8. The remainder is rina. Dhana should be greater
than rina.
Example:  the name
of the person is Raman. The name of the city is Bangalore. The
first syllable of Raman is 'Ra' which belongs to varga 7. The
first syllable of Bangalore is (ba) which belongs to Varga 6.
Keeping 7 on the left of 6. We get the number 76. This when
divided by 8, gives the remainder 4. This is dhana. Keeping 7 on
the of 6, we get the number 67. This when divided by 8 gives the
remainder 4. This is Rina since Rina is less than Dhana, Bangalore
favors Raman.
Method 3:
MUHURTA CHINTAMANI
Double the Varga number of the person and add to it, the Varga
number of the village. Now divide the sum by 8. The remainder is
Namakakaini. Double the Varga number of the village and add to it
the Varga number of the person. Now divide the sum by 8. The
remainder is Gramakakini. The Namakakaini is Dhana, while
Gramakakini is Rina. The Namakakaini should be greater than
Gramakakini.
Example:  the name
of the person is Raman. The name of the city is Bangalore. The
Varga number of 'Ra' is 7. When double it becomes 14. Add the
Varga number 6 of 'ba', now we get 14+6=20. This when divided by
8, gives the number 4. This is Namakakanini or Dhana. Now
double the Varga number 6 of'ba' a dad to it the Varga number 7.
So we get 19. This when divided by 8 gives the remainder 3. So,
Namkakini is greater than Grmakakini. So Bangalore suits Raman.
Method 4: VASTU
PRADEEPA
Find the varga lords of the person and the village. If the two
lords are the same or if the two lords are mutual friends, the
village favors the person, if the two lords are inimical to each,
the village falls in disfavor. If
VARGAS
LORDS
Avarga
sun
Kavarga
Moon
Chavarga
Mars
Tavarga
Venus
Thanvarga
Mercury
Pavarga
Jupiter
Yavarga
Saturn
(8 syllables)
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The two lords are
neutral to each; it is Medicare, neither prosperous nor
calamitous.
Example:  Raman is
the name of the person. 'Ra' belongs to Yavarga whose lord is
Saturn. Bangalore is the name of the city 'ba' belongs to Pavarga
whose lord is Jupiter. Since the two lords are neutral, Bangalore
is mediocre to Raman.
Method 5:
MUHURTA CHINTAMANI
The eagle, cat, lion, dog, snake, rat and rabbit are symbolic
respectively of the eight Vargas from Avarga to Savarga. Each is
inimical to its 5th Varga. So, one should not choose a village
from his own Varga. The eight Vargas from Avarga to Savarga
respectively represent the eight directions from the East to
North East. So, one should choose the village of the 5th
direction from his own direction. See the table below:
Savarga
RabbitAvarga, EagleKavarga, CatYavarga, ElephantVarga,
ChartChavarga LionPavarga, RatThavarga, SnakeTavarga God.
Method 6: VASTU
PRADEEPA
From the person's name Rasi, the village belonging to the 2nd ,
5th 9th, 10th or 11th name rasi is good to him to build a house
and live in that village. The village belonging to two 1st, 3rd,
4th or 7th name rasi is mediocre. The village belonging to 6th,
8th or 12th name rasi is evil.
Example:  the Nama
rasi of Raman is Thula. The Nama Rasi of Bangalore is Dhanu. Since
Dhanus is the 3rd from Thula, it is mediocre.
Method 7:
MUHURTA RATNAKARA
Multiply the number of syllables in the name of the village with 4
and add the number of syllables in the name of the person. Divide
the sum by 7. The remainders 1, 2,4,5,6 are good. 3 and 7 are
evil.
Example:  Raman contains 2 syllabuses. Bangalore contains 4
syllables therefore 4*4+2 =18. This when divided by 7, gives the
remainder 4. So. Bangalore is good for Raman.
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Method 8:
VASTURATNAVALI
Count from the name asterism of the village to the name asterism
of the person. The results are interpreted according as the number
falls in the asterism connected with the as shown below:
Head
 5  gain
Face
 3  loss of money
Belly
 5  money
Foot
 6  harm to woman
Back
 1 danger to life
Navel
 4  wealth
Secret organ  1  money
Right hand  1 grief
Left hand 
1  difference
Example: the name of the person is Raman. His name star is chitta.
The name of the city is Bangalore. So, the name asterism of
Bangalore is uttarashada. Counting from uttarashada to chitta, we
get the number 24, this falls in navel, which indicates wealth.
See that the
majority of the eight methods mentioned above, favor the village
or city where in you intend to build a house and live in. never
build a house in a village whose name asterism lies in the sign
transited by Saturn, during Saturn's transit period.
DIGARVANA:
having selected a favorable village, for building a house, one has
to decide the factorable direction reckoned from the centre of the
village. Persons with Nama rasis of vrishabha, simha, makara and
mithuna should not construct houses in the centre of the village.
Those with Nama rasi of vrischika should not construct houses in
the east. Those with Nama rasi meena should not construct houses
in southeast. Those with Nama rasi of kanya should not construct
house in south. Those with Nama rasi of kataka should not
construct houses in southwest. Those with Nama rasi of dhanus
should not construct houses in south. Those with name rasi of
thula should not build houses in northwest. Those with Nama rasi
of kumbha should not construct houses in north. Those with Nama
rasi of kumbha should not construct houses in northeast. And one
should not build a house in the village in the direction indicated
by the 5th varga of his own varga.
Example:  arun is
the name of the person. The name asterism of arun is krittika  1,
because the first syllable belongs to the 1st pada of krittika.
Krittika  1 lies in mesha. So the Nama rasi of arun is mesha. So
arun should not construct a house and live in north reckoned from
the centre of the village or town city. Arun's varga is avarga in
mesha. The 5th from mesha is simha representing south. So, he
could not build a house in the south reckoned from the centre of
the village chosen by him.
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DIG DASA:
VASTU PRADEEPA
Note the constants of Vargas & directions, mentioned below:
Avarga, East
= 8
Kavarga, south  East
= 5
Chavarga, south  west
= 6
Tavarga, south  west
= 4
Thavarga, west
= 7
Pavarga, north  West
= 1
Yavarga, north
= 3
Savarga, north  east
= 2
Add the constants
of the village varga. Person's varga and direction. Divide the sum
by 9. The remainders from 1 to 9 respectively indicated the
planetary dasas of the sun (6), moon (10), mars (7), rahu (18),
Jupiter (16), Saturn (19), mercury (17), ketu (7), and Venus (20).
These planetary dasas begin from the time of house constructions.
The maximum limit of life span of a house attained in varga
calculation. The results of planetary dasas are follows:
Sun dasa
(6 y)
= fickle mindedness and tensions.
Moon dasa (10 y)
= gain of money
Mars dasa (7 y)
= fear and distress
Rahu dasa (18 y)
= fevers
Jupiter dasa (16 y)
= happiness, prosperity
Saturn dasa (19 y)
= disease
Mercury dasa (17 y)
= happiness
Katu dasa (7
y)
= troubles
Venus dasa (20 y)
= happiness, prosperity
Example:  Rama
builds a house in hanamkanda in north east from the centre of
hanamkanda. "ra" belongs to yavarga of constants 3.
"ha" belongs to savarga of constant 2. The constant of
north east is 2.
Therefore, 3 +2 +2 =7. This is not divisible by 9 and hence 7 is
the remainder. So, mercury dasa of 17 years begins from the time
of house construction. There is another school of thought
concerning dig dasa which is as follows:
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VASTU RAJA
VALLABHA
Add the varga numbers of the person, village and the direction,
divide the sum by 9. The remainders 1 to 9 respectively show the
planetary dasas from the sun to Venus. The dasas of benefic
planets are good while dasas of malefic planets are evil.
Example:  varga
number of Rama is 7. Since "ra" belongs to yavarga whose
number is 7. Varga number of hanamkonda is 8 since 'ha' belongs to
savarga whose number is 8. Varga number of northeast is 8.
Therefore, 7 +8 +8 = 23. 23 when divided by 9, gives the remainder
5. So the planetary dasa of Jupiter of 16 years begins.
SITE
EXAMINATION:
The site before constructing a house should be examined to see if
it favors the person with happiness and prosperity.
Test the colors,
smell, taste, touch and sound of the soil in the site. The plot is
good if the colour of the soil is white or brick red. The soil
should have fragrance of flowers or of honey. It should not have
bad odour of meat or liquor etc. if the soil tastes sweet, the
plot is good. If it tastes bitter or saline, it is bad reject the
plot if you hear from the ground any fierce sounds like those of
fox, dog, ass, water fall or broken pots. The plot is good if you
hear melodious sounds like those of horse, elephant, bamboo,
ocean, kettledrum or lute. If the ground in the plot is too rough
for one to stand or if the clay is too hot or too cold, the plot
should be rejected.
JUDGING THE
PLOT
TEST 1: dig s pit of s cubit's depth and fill it again with clay.
If the clay falls short of filling the pit, the pit is no good for
house constructing. If the clay exactly suffices to fill up, it is
mediocre. If some of the clay remains left out, the plot is good.
TEST 2: fill the
pit with water. If water remains the next day, the plot augurs
prosperity. If only the mud remains, it forebodes poverty. If dust
remains, it is an indication of death.
TEST 3: fill the
pit with water. The plot is good if the water remains in half of
if it by the time a person walks hundred feet and returns. If the
waterlevel is less than a half and more than a quarter it is bad.
The next test is to see if the site is alive or dead. A dead site
should be rejected fro house construction.
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Test 1: add the
varga numbers of the person, village and direction. Divide the sum
by 3. if the remainder is 1, it is alive and if the remainder is
2, it is dead. If the remainder is 1, it is alive and if the
remainder is 2, it is dead. If the remainder is 3 it is neither
alive nor deed.
Example: varga
number of Rama is 7 (Ya varga)
Varga number of hanamkonda is 8 (SA varga)
Varga number of north east is 8
7 + 8 + 8 = 23. This when divided by 3 gives the remainder as 2
which show the site is dead.
TEST 2: add the
constants of the village varga, person's varga and direction.
Divide the sum by 3. If the remainder is 1, it is jagati which is
good. If the remainder is 2, it is 2; it is rakshasi which is bad.
The constants of Vargas and directions are as follows:
Avarga  East = 8;
Kavarga, South  East = 5;
Chavarga  South = 6; Tavarga, South  West = 4;
Thavarga, west = 7; Pavarga, North  West = 1;
Yavarga, North = 3; and Savarga; North  East = 2.
Example: the varga constant of Rama is 3. The varga constant of
Hanamkonda is 2.
The constant of
North  East is 2. Therefore 3 +2 +2 = 7. This, when divided by 3,
gives the remainder 1 which is jagati.
TEST 3: add the constants of the Vargas of village, person and
direction. Add 9 to the sum and multiply the sum with 7 and divide
it by 4. If the remainder is 1, happiness if assured. If the
remainder is 2 it is sleepy which is mediocre. If the remainder is
3, it is deed. If the remainder is 4, it is void.
Example: varga
constant of Rama is 3; varga constant of Hanamkonda is 2. Constant
of North East is 2.
Therefore, 3 +2 + 2 =7
7 + 9 =16; 16*7
R = 4
Therefore it is void.
Test 4: if the seeds sown in the site sprout in 3 days, it is good
for house construction. If they sprout in 7 days, it is bad. The
seeds may be of paddy, wheat, mustard, seas mum, barley etc.
SALYAS IN
THE SITE
Salyas may be bones, ash, husk, or leather pieces. They may be
pieces of wood, coal, or iron etc. Such extraneous and
evilportent objects in the site should be removed by digging the
ground before you build a house. Salyas found beneath 12 inches
depth in the ground bear no evil effect.
The syllables Aa,
Ka, Cha, Ta, Tha, Pa, Ya, and Sa respectively represent the 8
directions from the east to northEast. Ha, Pa, Ya represent the
centre of the site. From the first syllable of a word uttered by
the querent you can know in which direction the salyas lie in the
site. If the first syllable of the querent is other than the above
mentioned syllables, it means the absence of Salyas in the site.
See the figure:
Salyas in
Houses
If deaths occur once in every three years in any house, it means
human bones may lie in the east. Frequent troubles from Government
like suspension, dismissal from services, indicate the salyas of
donkey in the southEast. If the head of the family suffers from a
chronic disease human salyas lie in the south. If infant mortality
is frequent, canine bones lie in the south west. If any member of
the family is a vagabond because of lunacy, bones of an infant
child lie in the west. If the head of the family is troubled with
enemies or litigation etc., for more than twelve years, husk and
pieces of coal lie in the northwest. If the head of the family,
through rich, loses his wealth gradually in twelve years, human
bones lie in the north. Loss of cattle indicates human bones in
the northEast. If the family is extinct, bone ash and pieces of
coal lie in the middle of the site. A site mostly cracked or a
site with salyas, anthills or hillocks thrown up by white ants,
moles etc., should be rejected for house construction. At the time
of ploughing the land for cleaning the site, the sight of stones,
gold, bricks etc., augurs happiness and prosperity. The sight of
husk, bones, eggs, snake, tatters etc. may portend death. The
sight of cotton portends disease. The sight of cowries forebodes
quarrels and distress. The sight of pieces of fuelwood presages
fireaccident. Such extraneous and evil salyas should be removed
and the site should be covered with fresh bricked or white clay.
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