What is Vastu?

The word Vastu is derived from the root “Vas” which means to reside in Sanskrit. While architecture is the science, art or profession of designing and constructing buildings, the definition of Vastu extends into the field of ancient indian 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 ancient indian wisdom.

When architecture is not designed in accordance with the the principles of Vastu, the thinking and action of people dwelling or working in these structures can result in disharmony; leading to disorder & illnesses. This is a major contributor of discontent and suffering in today’s modern city life. On the contrary, if the laws of nature (which are elaborated and incorporated into the science of Vastu) are followed, then man-made structures help to nurture human growth and life in a harmonious way.

The Vastu Purusha

The act of building a house in ancient India was not only viewed as a technical process but also a sacred ceremony. The entire house was considered a living organism. The spirit of the house was called the Vaastu Purusha and different cardinal directions and sectors were assigned to different Gods like Brahma, Ishwara, Agni, Varun, Wind, Yam and Demon.

The Effects of Vastu

nergetic waves flowing in a particular direction through a structure have specific effects on all persons in and around said structure. With this knowledge it makes logical sense that Eeshan or north east areas which are presided over by God are suitable for places of worship and spirituality. The southeast area of a structure belongs to Agni (the Vedic fire God). The central space of a structure is reserved for Brahma (Vedic God of cosmic creation) and should be left open to the heavens or sky.

When the various activities in a house, shop, office or industry are directionally channelised as per the principles of Vastu, we begin to draw power from nature in a harmonious way. When we’re able to align ourselves with the principles of nature and the universe, our human goals seemingly become fulfilled with ease, spontaneity and effortlessness. The methods of the Vaastu Shastra are gradually being applied not only to residential homes, but also to commercial buildings and in industries where financial stakes are high.

Many rules are common sense as they relate to ventilation and sunlight but some like the subtle energies in natural versus built environments that affect humans have also been verified and appreciated by practitioners of Vastu.

Our Sun like all stars is the major cosmic entity which radiates light & heat in the entire universe. It is called the soul of the universe or Surya Atmajagatas Tasthu Khashcha. Within our solar system we live on earth, which nourishes all beings like a mother and is the treasure of all comforts & pleasure. The all embracing motherly role of the earth is best tapped by abiding by the principles of Vastu.

The Science Behind Vastu

There are three fundamental energies that affect life on earth:

Telluric Structural Cosmic
The earth and its energies on its surface in the form of Geopathic stress, Ultraviolet-Infrared radiation points, Sapping points of Seven VIBGYOR frequencies which affect the humans. The imbalance of energy due to building structure and shape, location and shape of the plots. The cosmic energy from the cosmos which consists of electromagnetic radiation frequencies being emitted by sun and the planets. The magnetic energy which is the result of the gravitational force of the earth.