Vastu Shastra is the sublime elucidation of your surrounding and their influence on your life. Vastu literally means ” house” or Dwelling Place and its principles establish to create a harmony between the five elements viz. Earth, Sky, Fire, Water and Air in the environment.
Our ancient sages have applied their vastu knowledge and judgment to mitigate the negative functioning of our environment and increase the advantageous effect that it can have on our life. Indisputably, Vastu is an essential part of astrology, it takes into consideration not only physical / corporeal success but also mental calmness & tranquility.
Vastu is a part of Vedas, which are believed to be four to five thousand years old. The art of Vastu originates in the Stapatya Veda, a part of the Atharva Veda.Vastu Shastra is one of the ancient teachings from the Indian civilization. It deals with the science of the architecture and tells how a building should be planned to channelize the positive energy in our lives. The proper implementation of Vastu techniques has brought peace and prosperity to many households for centuries. Though Vastu started out with the construction rules for Hindu temples, it soon branched out to residential houses, office buildings, vehicles, sculpture, paintings, furniture etc. The science of Vastu is mostly based on directions and the building materials used, along with many other minor factors.
Vaastu is the science of direction that combines all the five elements of nature and balances them with man and materials. It is all about the interaction of various forms of best effect on a living person. It aims to create a subtle conducive atmosphere in a structure in which we can bring the best in ourselves, thereby paving the way for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness in an enlightened environment. Like any other science, vaastu is universal, rational, practical and utilitarian. It is not a religion but a science.
The principle laid down in Vastu Shastra were formulated keeping in view, the cosmic influence of the Sun, its light and heat, solar energy, directions of wind, the moon position, the earth’s magnetic field and the influence of cosmos on our planet. The system is an admixture of science of directions, astronomy and astrology.
The five elements
Out of the nine planets, our planet has life because of the presence of these five elements. The world comprises of five basic elements, also known as the Paanchbhootas. They are Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Space. Earth and Water have limited and localised availability for the human habitat and growth.
Earth : Magnetic field of the earth
Water : Gravitational attraction of the Earth
Fire : Solar radiation
Air : Wind energy
Space : Cosmic radiation
East: East stands for sunrise, or new beginnings. It is very advantageous for people who are trying to end something bad and getting started with something new.
West: West, is probably the most pitiable direction. Out of all the Vastu directions, this is the one that has more instructions for ‘don’ts’ than ‘dos’.
North: North is the direction that is best for the business people who are interested in applying some Vastu in their lives.
South: The south is quite a contradictory direction. There is some fear among those who follow Vastu Shastra about this direction.
North-East: North-east is the direction of god. It is the most auspicious one and it is known to promote positive aspects in men and women.
North-West: The north-west is the direction that handles interpersonal relationships. The kind of relationships people have with the other members of the family certainly depends on the same.
South-East: South-east is the direction of the logical and reasoning person.
South-West: This is the direction of the demons, the opposite of north-east. As a result of this, it can command the business field and the decisions made in that field.
In nutshell it is stated that vastu is a science to make a coordination between ten directions, five element, nine plants,earth magnetic force, solar energetic force with human being. The best combination and coordination gives the best results