10 Tips for Gaumukhi and Shermukhi Plots

10 Tips for Gaumukhi and Shermukhi Plots

Selecting a plot depending on the shape and its location is a very important part of the building process. The selection of a plot can also manifest different effects on you and the occupants of the land. Also, if you select a plot based on the vastu shastra, it can benefit you on multiple levels. In this article, we have come up with 10 tips for gaumukhi and shermukhi plots for you to keep in mind when purchasing a plot. However, before that, let us look at what is the Vastu Shastra and the types of plots.

According to Wikipedia Vastu Shastra is “A traditional Indian system of architecture originating in India”. In other words, Vastu Shastra is a Sanskrit term that means “science of architecture”. It is found in Hindu and sometimes Buddhist beliefs. And principles such as design, layout, measurements, geometry, symmetry, and more are a part of this process. 

Gaumukhi Plots

These plots are also known as Cow-faced plots. They are narrow in the front, however, broad from the back. And the reason behind the name for the plot is that the plot represents a cow. It symbolizes the best of everything. According to Vastu, plots like these are ideal for residential purposes. And these should not be used for commercial purposes. However, there are some rules that one needs to follow according to Vastu. 

10 Tips for Gaumukhi and Shermukhi Plots

Shermukhi Plots

10 Tips for Gaumukhi and Shermukhi Plots

Also known as Lion-faced plots, these plots are the complete opposite of gaumukhi plots. These plots are broad in the front, however, narrow at the back. And according to Vastu, these plots are ideal for commercial purposes since it represents power, efficiency, and control. Hence, the lion-faced plots. Usually, buildings that are built on these plots turn out to be very profitable for all kinds of businesses. 

10 Tips for Gaumukhi and Shermukhi Plots

1. The positioning of the plot

Plots that are positioned towards cardinal directions are beneficial. The cardinal plots are North, South, East, and West. In this plot, the magnetic axis of the land is parallel to the earth’s magnetic axis. 

2. The Ratio of the Plots

The shape and proportion of the plots can affect many elements when purchasing a plot. In the case of rectangular and square plots where the corners are 90 degrees. These plots are good plots for multiple purposes. The ratio of the plot should not be more than 1:2. Square plots are ideal for bringing property and happiness. 

3. The Positioning of Gaumukhi Plots

Gaumukhi plots are ideal for residential purposes. Especially when the board part of the plot is in the North-East and the roads are supposed to be on the Southern or Western sides. However, if the narrow part of the land is positioned on the North-East then it is not ideal for residential purposes. 

4. The Positioning of Shermukhi Plots

Shermukhi plots are broad in the front, however, narrow from the back. These plots are ideal for commercial purposes. And they are ideal only if the broader part of the land is positioned at North extending to North-East.

5. The Shape of the Plots

Shapes such as square or rectangular plots are ideal if the ratio of the plot is not more than 1:2. However, triangular plots and other irregular shaped plots are not considered ideal according to Vastu Shastra. Also, plots like these are considered to give off negative energy to those that occupy the plot. Owners of such plots can take necessary steps to correct it and make it into a square or rectangle.

7. Plots with roads on all four sides

Plots with roads on all four sides are considered to be auspicious for residential and also commercial purposes. Also, doors can be fixed on all sides. 

8. Plots With Roads on Three Sides

A plot with roads on three sides has different purposes in different positions. They are: 


Roads around the plot. 


Roads on the North, East, and West side of the plot.

Residence and commercial. 

Roads on the North, South, and East side of the plot.


Roads on the East, West, and South side of the plot.

Residence and Commercial purposes for women. 

Roads on the North, South, and West of the plot.

Commercial but a medium category for residence. 

8. Plots With roads on Two Sides

Plots with roads on two sides can be plots such as corner plots or plots with roads on opposite sides of the plot. The different types of corner plots are:

  • Eshanya Plots 
  • Vavaya Plots 
  • Agneya Plots 
  • Nairutya Plots

9. Trees to avoid

When selecting a plot, there are specific trees that you should avoid. And these trees should not be within 100 meters of the plot: 

  • Banyan
  • Peepal 
  • White Fig

10. Location of The Plot

When you’re looking for an ideal plot to purchase. You need to keep the location in mind. Areas such as mountains and hilly areas in the south and west are ideal locations. However, avoid buying a plot that is close to a burial ground. Also, make sure to avoid areas with electric poles and pillars near the plot. 

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