Vaastu Shastra, the details about the different dimensions of buildings, temples, forts, townships, houses, etc is a great emerging science in the field of architecture. Architecture is not just raising buildings to limit space according to Rishis. It is a form of science where, constructions are made in harmony with the laws of Creation. A particular proportion of materials, a combination of colors, a particular timing to start the construction is some of the things to consider giving good benefits for the occupier of the construction to be erected.
The principles of VastuShastra are based on physical geography, rainfall, isobars, winds, ocean currents, natural vegetation, climate, water resources, mineral resources, population, etc. Vastu Shastra is basically the utilization of living space so that it harmonizes the person with the elements by working in harmony with the earth’s magnetic currents.
As per Vaastu Shastra, North and the East are the most auspicious. Plot of square, rectangle or trapezium can be selected but not a triangular one as this may block the energy waves. Northeast is the air zone, so the drawing room can be located in this direction. The main entrance or water resources of a house can also be located in the North- East Zone. The South- East side is dedicated to fire, so kitchen can be in the Southeast or Northwest but not in the Southwest as this may bring sickness to the members.
According to Rishis, the following of the Vaastu Shastra principles brings good-fortune or at the least averts any bad-luck for the occupants.
Vastu – Introduction & Overview
The term Vastu is a Sanskrit word which means “Bhu” or the Earth and is the underlying stratum of existence.As per a Vedic Hymn “Vastu reva Vastu”, all material forms of the Universe are all energies.Vaasthu sastra states that every energy has life and nothing in universe is left out without any vibration.Every material in the Universe radiates some energy at its own specific frequencies. This energy may be positive or negative. Positive energy is beneficial and negative is harmful. Vastu shastra aims at maximising the generation and accumulation of positive energy around the humans and minimise the negative energy. This is done by ensuring the abundance of the following :
Light – Sufficient natural light for comfortable living.
Air – Pure fresh air continuously blowing in and out of the house.
Water – for drinking and living.
Energy concentration of different shapes and forms by using proper positive material.
The proper alignment of the rooms with proportionate sizes harmonizes the energies and it gives peace of mind to those who live in that premises.In short vaasthu harmonizes the cosmic forces and makes life pleasant to live.