Corners of the Open Space around the Structure
Vastu Shastra has established certain principles for corners of an open space around a structure.
According to Vastu Shastra the north-east corner of the open space around a building is the place of Ish (God). If this corner is closed or some of structure is constructed with the support of the compound walls in this corner the owner of the building will be subject to a lot of perils. Amongst the five elements Water resides in this corner and this element is an essential requirement for the sustenance of life. Moreover the ultra violet rays of the sun are absorbed by water and land. They give innumerable benefits to man. So if this corner is obstructed man will be bereft of certain benefits of Nature.
The south-east corner of the open space around the building should also be never closed. Following precautions should be taken for this part of the open space:-
No construction should be undertaken or shed be built taking the support of the east and the south walls in this corner. If at all, some construction is to be done at least 2 to 3 feet of space from the wall should be kept vacant.
Constructions should not be done by taking support of the compound wall. Hence the constructions should be done raising fresh walls. In this room, water or anything related to water should not be kept as fire and water are two opposite forces, having opposite properties.
Watchman's room, servants quarters or boiler room can be constructed in this open space.
Jobs related to electricity and heat can be undertaken here. They can prove beneficial.
Vastu Shastra says that if any construction work is done from the wall compound in the south-east corner or if the support of walls in this corner is taken for construction, it directly obstructs the corner. As a result the infra-red rays from the sun are not available and there will be a lot of negative energy around. This may lead the children to get involved in bad companies. There can also be untimely deaths in the family, late marriages of daughters and many problems for women.
In addition to these it should also be kept in mind that no construction be done in the open space around the building taking the support of the walls in the north-west corner. Vayudevta (Wind) rules this side and air is necessary for breathing. If the lid of the north-west corner is closed, there will be loss of wealth. It is observed that many business men have been impoverished because of this. But construction can be done in the north-west corner but at a distance of minimum two to three feet from the walls. Cattle shed or store room will prove beneficial in this place.