The Bhoomi Puja or land worship is the foremost ritual before construction. Very recently. As per the norms of Vaastu Shastra, any construction for the house, business or industrial should undergo a few rituals like Bhoomi puja that can make the place suitable. The different steps in the Bhoomi puja procedure/ ritual proceedings are listed here: After taking possession of the property, cultivate and grow plants on the land. Before the land is ready for construction and starting Bhoomi puja procedure, make preparations for clearing out the land. Dirt, debris, humus, and all kinds of rubbish should be removed from the land including the uproot of thorny plants and bushes. The property should be set up during the most favourable time under a most fortunate constellation. The proper time and auspicious date should be selected from the Panchang or some pundit to set up the land for construction. As a general rule, Mondays and Thursdays are two very bright days when it comes to Bhoomi puja benefits. DO NOT perform Bhoomi puja and do not start the construction if a female member of your household is more than seven months pregnant. The ground-breaking ceremony should be done when the sun is in the northern hemisphere (Uttarayana) and when days are longer than nights. All the construction work should come to an end right at the sunset. It is not advisable to continue working during the night. But with the invention of electricity, this rule has been relaxed and people continue working late to meet deadlines with the help of lights. But still, this practice is not advisable. Not only this, qualified engineers are also required to work on the project. According to the Vaastu Shastra, storing of the building materials should be done in the Southwest, West, or Southeast corner of the property under construction. The positioning must be such that it is at least a meter away from the property boundary. Guards should be placed in the Southeast corner to ensure danger away from thieves. As per Vaastu Shastra principles, recycling old construction materials to build a new house or building is should be avoided. Old materials should be sold if still usable and the money from the sale should be used to buy new materials. The old building materials carry negative energy from the earlier household.