What is Vastushastra?
Vastushastra is an ancient Indian metaphysical science. Vastu means premises that could be residential, industrial or commercial and Shastra means science. It is the study that helps us to receive blessings from the Lord of Nature and at the same time protect us from the demonic forces in the homes we live in. Vastushastra is a tool to ensure harmony with nature.
Vastushastra is the science of the balance between human life and nature and it is based on the five basic elements:
- The natural directions and sub directions
- Sun rays
- Geographical conditions,
- Electromagnetic and gravitational forces of the earth
- Universal cosmic energy flowing from the planets in the solar system as well as the atmosphere and its influence on human life.
History of Vastushastra
What are Vedas?
Vedas are the ancient Indian scriptures that describe all aspects of human life. Thus it describes the laws, and regulations observed to enable man to lead a happy, healthy and prosperous moral life.
Sthapatyaveda is the earliest reference to Vastushastra. Sthapatyaveda deals with two aspects of Vastushastra and they are Muhurtamartanda and Structural Engineering.
Muhurtamartanda serves as a guide to all the rites and rituals such as worship of land, structure and worship. It is carried out while entering the house for the first time and the holy installation of the ‘Vastu Purusha’. These rites and rituals are to ensure ‘Happiness’ and ‘Prosperity’, given an astrological aspect.
‘Structural Engineering’ considers various aspects of the structures from a variety of engineering points of view. In modern terms, it means architecture and civil engineering of the house. This is a vast subject which includes analysis of land, construction parameters. It also includes the system of selecting suitable material for the purpose.
Vastoshpati is the God of the house.
Sage Kashyap created the art of sculpture. House (Vastu) is one of three important parts that he has mentioned within this art of sculpture. Vastushastra is the education about the structure of temples, palaces, forts, victory columns, towns, wells, machines made up of iron and wood, weapons and idols as well.
Brahmana literature like Rigveda and Atharvaveda also contain Vastushastra references. Mayamatam is one of the best references books available on Vastushastra. It is one of the most important reference texts on Indian Vastushastra.
How do Vastu defects affect us?
Vastu defects lead to quarrels, intense arguments, lack of concentration and focus and decline of children’s studies, extra spending, financial losses, obstacles and stalling of work, etc.
Vastushastra supplies a way to manage these problems effectively. Hence, Vastu analysis is considered as a one-time expense only investment for a better future. Vastu defects can be controlled and it can reduce harmful effects.
Also, one must note that 100% Vastu compliance is not possible in this modern world due to many constraints which are beyond our control.
We should effectively try to maximize the positive gains through corrective measures which are long-lasting and economical in the long run.
Vastushastra – Not an Expense but an Investment
The ancient Indian Vastu Science has proved that any Vastu, owned or on a rental, influences the inhabitants. This is the importance of getting their existing or proposed Vastu analysed properly by an expert Vastu Consultant.
Why is it necessary to get your Vastu analyzed by an expert Vastu Consultant?
Irrespective of the size of a place, every Vastu has eight directions and five elements. The positioning of these elements in the house cause Vastu defects. It has an adverse effect on the residents of the house. Although these cannot be seen they can nevertheless be felt within. Hence, it is necessary for an expert Vastu Consultant to analyze the vastu.
What contributes East-West Vastu?
The majority of the people often describe that their Vastu is in the East-West direction and hence ideal. However, this is a major mistake. There are about 9 important factors that must be studied to analyse the Vastu of a place properly. The location of the main door, kitchen, bedroom, toilet, bathroom, the centre region, the cuts, prayer room and similar other factors must be studied. There are eight directions and all these directions have an equal role in deciding the effects of the Vastu.
It is therefore not proper to describe the Vastu as East-West. It is necessary to make a thorough analysis of all the factors to arrive at a proper conclusion.
Some major misconceptions about directions!
There are some misconceptions about Vastu, one of them is whether one should spend so much on Vastu analysis?
Considering that we spend a fortune while buying a new home, if people just go by the area, beauty and artistic attractions and choose the wrong Vastu, then they may regret it. However, if they choose their home based on the principles of Vastushastra and make proper internal arrangements based on it, the rest of Vastu defects can be decreased by corrective measures suggested by a Vastu Consultant.
A home worth lakhs of rupees maybe just 40-45% positive. However, if you spend a few thousands on Vastushastra Analysis and corrective measures, the same home can give up to 95% positive results on you and your family.
Structural changes in any existing structure mean a lot of time and money, but Vastushastra provides you with easy corrective measures without any demolitions and at affordable expenses.
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