What is Vastu?
Vastu in Sanskrit means nature, a surrounding or environment. The word “Vastu” denotes anything existing such as house, shelter, building etc. Shastra in Sanskrit means systems. Vastu shastra is an ancient art and science, containing principles and practices of constructing buildings which ensures a harmonious balance between man and nature and thereby bring all round happiness, health, wealth and prosperity.
Ancient sages of India laid down several principles for constructing buildings taking advantage of the nature, the Panch Bhutas (the five elements) namely Earth, Space, Air, Fire and Water, gravitational and magnetic effects and rotational influences of Sun, Moon, Earth and other planets on the life in Earth with a view to bring balance and harmony between man, nature and his buildings and thereby ensuring peace, prosperity and happiness. These principles, called Vastu Shastra, were evolved over thousands of years out of experience and foresight of ancient Sages of India and are very valuable for the well being of man-kind. According to Shastras, if we worship, revere and respect the lords of these eight directions, they will shower on us their blessings and benefits.
The relationship between Vastu Shastra & Jyotish – Vedic Astrology
The relationship between Vastu Shastra and Jyotish – Vedic Astrology is eternal. To put it in a simpler way, we can understand it by knowing that when the number ‘one’ is put before another number ‘one’ we call it eleven but when the number ‘one’ is deducted from number ‘ one’ we obtain a zero. What it means in our context is that both Vastu Shastra principles and astrology are useful. If a person has constructed a house in accordance with Vastu and is passing through a favorable period astrologically, the effect of their combination is multiplied manifold. In case either one is weak or unfavorable, negative influences take place.
With the help of Vastu Shastra and Jyotish – Vedic Astrology combined, you will gain knowledge about the better and auspicious way to construction of a house, business premises or temple, the positions and direction of gates, doors and rooms etc. in it, is gained so that a house may be built which will provide all round prosperity and happiness to the inmates.
This report encompasses both sciences Vastu and Jyotish showing you from the beginning to the end – the fate and destiny of your building, dwelling, business premises or temple and all those who will reside in it!
What is vastu and fengshui
Vaastu is the science of the ‘living place’ or the dwelling. It can be compared to the Chinese Fung Shui. It focuses on harmonizing life according to the architecture, interior design and the landscape. A building is an extension of a person. It is connected to both the cosmic energies present in the environment and to the energy field of the occupants. Vastu is the science of building to bring health, prosperity, happiness and peace of mind.
Here are some examples of concepts utilized in Vastu. There are generalized for all and especially for public buildings. With astrology these indications can be more specified for individual homes. The plots refered to here are the different squares within the Vastu Purusha.
· Water bodies are best made on North Eastern Side
· South or South West is suitable for Dining Hall
· Satyaka/Antariksha are suited for Bedrooms for all
· Rooms for enjoyment (entertainment) should be located in the Shosha/Asura/Varuna plots
· Kitchen should be in the SouthEast corner
· Aditi plot is suited for Bathroom for all
· In the Indra/Jaya should be located the dressing room
· Study room should be in the Mriga area
· Treasury for keeping valuables should be located in the Soma and Mriga plots
· Servant quarters in the Indra/Mahendra plots are suitable
· Boys room should be in the Savitra plot
· Girls apartments should be in RajaYakshman plot
· The room for amusement and luxuries should be built in the Soma plot
· Family temple should be located in the Ahi plot
· Store Room should be built either in Ahi or Mukhya plot
· Flower pavilion/Garden should be located in Sosha or Asura plot
· The main doors of the house should be either in the Mahendra, Pushpadanta, Mukhya or Grihakshata plot
· In the central area (Brahma plot) should be built pavilion for ceremonies etc.