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Vaastu -Shastra is a Vast and ancient science of living. The word Vaastu is derived from the root ‘Vas’ which means ‘to reside’. It is not an equivalent of the word architecture. Vaastu is architecture and much more. While architecture is the science, art or profession of designing and constructing buildingsetc., the definition of Vaastu extend into the realm of occultism. Vaastu Shastra, the edifice science of Bhawan
Sthapatya Kala, being the applied aspects of ATHARVAVEDA, is an ancient science and one of the eminent features of our heritage. Vaastu means dwelling of Humans and Gods in the original Sanskrit literature.
Many factors govern the life of a human being ; his fate, Karma and surroundings.
BUT VAASTU CAN MAKE SWEET THINGS SWEETER AND BITTER LESS BITTER.
Like many of our traditions, Vaastu too got neglected overthe centuries for want of patronage; hence the presentsociety could not very much appreciate and utilise this sciencein their construction of house, shops, office orindustrial complexes. If construction is not according tothe principles of “VAASTU” then thinking and actionof the people dwelling or working in these places is notharmonious and evolutionary; leading to disorder &illness.This is one of the main reason of discontent and sufferingsof the society at present. On the contrary, if the lawsof nature which are elaborated and incorporated in the
Building a house in ancient India was not only a house-craftbut also a sacred ceremony and the house wasconsidered a living organism. The spirit of the house wascalled the Vaastu Purusha and different cardinal directionsand sectors were assigned to different Gods like Brahma,Ishwara, Agni, Varun, Wind, Yam and Demon, since the wavesflowing in a particular direction have a specificinfluence. Eeshan or north east is presided over by God andis therefore suitable for a prayer room. The southeast belongsto Agni. The central space is Brahma’s and should beleft open to the heavens. The head and limbs of the Vaastu Purusha are to be left alone too.
If the various activities in a house, shop, office or industryare directionally channelised as per principles of Vaastu, webegin to draw power from nature in a natural way.
ONCE THIS IMMENSE FORCE OF ALMIGHTY BEGINS TOSUPPORT US, ALL OUR OBJECTIVES ARE FULFILLEDIN EASY, SPONTANEOUS AND EFFORTLESS MANNER.The Shastra is being gradually applied not only in Houses butalso in Commercial buildings and industries, where the clientsstakes are high. For example, Vaastu assigns thekitchens, chimneys, Furnace, boiler etc. to a certain corneron the basis of wind directions to prevent the smoke andcooking fumes from flowing into the living/working area andaffecting the health of the residents/ workers. Thus there is a great need for the architects and Vaastu.
Engineers to coordinate; since an architect can build a posh
house but can’t assure happy life to the people living in
that house, whereas Vaastu -science assures peace,
prosperity and progress to the owner as also the inmates. This happy admixture of ancient heritage and modern science can go a long way in reviving this edifice science. Gradually this science is spreading fast from Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan to Delhi. In nutshell “ Vaastu” lays down principles for construction of the houses, commercial buildings and industries etc. Which harmonies with the neighborhood, nature and the entire universe.
Many rules are common sense as they relate to ventilation and sunlight But some like the subtle energy in natural and built environments that affect humans have also been verified and appreciated by those who did not believe in them initially.
Sun is the major cosmic entity which radiates light & heat in entire universe. It is called soul of the universe
“SURYAATMA JAGATAS TASTHU KHASHCHA”. The principles of Vaastu allows human beings & society with inexhaustible source of energy and thus make them to live in fully satisfied manner. We live on earth, which nourishes all beings like a mother and is treasure of all comforts & pleasure. The all embarrassing motherly role of earth is best tapped by use of principlesof “Vaastu”.
Along with construction, the internal decoration in the house,shop or factory is equally important.
If setting of things are according to the principles of vaastu, the thoughts action and speech are supported by nature and lead to health, wealth and happiness.
Most well known temples in South India like Lord Venkateswara Temple at Tirupathi, Meenakshi Temple at Madurai etc. are Vaastu -perfect. It terms of entire city Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in accordancewith Vaastu Shastra.In addition to Karmas in this life, two things fate and Vaastuaffect the life of a person; each responsible for 50% happinessin life.
If Vaastu is poor the result as compared toefforts will be half even if the stars are exalted & the fate isvery strong. As against this if “Vaastu” is right and the planetary position is unfavorable than also the ill effects will notbe so bad, as to that when both are poor. This means that if a house or industry is constructed according to “Vaastu”MAN’S DESTINY MAY BE CHANGED FOR THE BETTER