Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra is a ancient Indian science of Construction. Ancient Indian sages and rishis created Vastu Shastra for the welfare of the entire humanity. Its knowledge enables us to get benefits of mental peace, health, wealth, etc. and make our life happy. This science, after offering the rules of construction, goes to prove that by constructing properly our buildings, villages, towns, cities, shops, offices, factories and industries we can make ourselves prosperous

Vastu Shastra helps in making a suitable dwelling place which works in a scientific way to take the advantage of the benefits bestowed by nature. Vastu is an occult science or art which has its power and effects.

Vastu is the science of direction that combines all the five elements of nature and balances them with the man and the material. Vastu Shastra is creating an agreeable settings or a place to live or work.

In the most scientific way taking advantages of the benefits bestowed by the five elements known as the earth, water, fire, air and sky of nature thereby paving the way for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness in an enlightened environment.

According to Vastu Shastra, the world comprises five basic elements known as the earth, water, fire, air, and sky. Out of the eight planets, ours has life because of the presence and balance of these five elements.

Our human body comprises of five essential elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Sky. Which are also the components of the Universe? The Vaastu principles also based on these five elements in their order of appropriate proportions. Each of the elements corresponds to a natural force that affects our lives.

They are-

Sky  (akash)– the space is most expanded regarding spread and volume. The constant part of the universe beyond the earth atmosphere in which all the other planets and stars exists is known as space or Akash. It is also considered the primary conductor of all energy sources within the universal context –cosmic radiation physical energies such as sound and light, human energies such as psychological and emotional, and cognitive energies such as intellect and intuition.

Fire (light) – Fire contains heat energy and is the basis of all energy including solar power, atomic energy, thermal energy and human energy; natural light needed necessary for comfortable living.

AIR (Vayu) – Pure fresh air was continuously blowing in and out of the house.  As a life supporting element, air is a very powerful life source. Wind energy

WATER (Jal) –: Gravitational attraction of the Earth. Used for drinking and living-This is represented by rain, river, sea and is in the form of the liquid, solid (ice) and gas (steam, cloud). It forms part of every plant and animal. Our blood is mostly water.

EARTH (Bhumi) – Earth, the third planet in order from the sun, is a big magnet with North and South poles as centers of attractions. Its magnetic field and gravitational force have considerable effects on everything on the Earth, living and non-living.

The proper alignment means the good knowledge of all the eight directions. It is widely known that the direction from where the Sun arises is known as East (Poorva) and where it sets as West (Paschim) and when one faces the East direction, towards one’s left is North (Uttara) and towards one’s right is South (Dakshina). The corner where two courses meet apparently is more significant since it combines the forces emanating from both the directions. According to Shastras if we worship, revere and respect the Lords of these eight directions, they will shower on us their blessings and benefits. Let us examine their importance according to scriptures.

Vastu is not a religion; it’s a science of setting the things correctly and balanced as per principles of five elements.

That is Earth (Prithvi), Fire (Agni), Water (Jal), Space (Aakash), and Air (Vaayu) to have the maximum benefits to  Living-healthy  Human Life forever.

If there is a violation in your house or at a workplace in any principle of  Vaastu, that forms a Vaastu dosh.  You are a brilliant one, but facing trouble in getting the job or facing difficulties in running the business. At your home unnecessarily disputes are there to your family members, your spouse is not listening to you, then there are a some defect in your Living House (Home) which termed as Vaastu Doshas (Defects).

The structure or elevation of the building is not only the thing to follow while constructing the house. The house which doesn’t give the mental satisfaction and progress are an incomplete structure. One who follows the basic principles of Vaastu Shastra and construct a building accordingly, he can get peace of mind and change his lifestyle.

The Directions – Most important part of Vastu Shastra. According to the positions occupied by the lords in each direction as assumed in Vastu Shastra, guidelines are given for construction of rooms in a building, Some of these are:

*-           Northeast –   Prayer room- {Eshanya} –  He grants us wisdom, knowledge and serves all comforts and relieves us from sufferings

*-           Northwest –  ruled by the god of winds. He bestows on us long life, health, and strength. He is essential to all life.

*-            North –         Treasury-Ruled by a lord of wealth. He grants us wealth and all comforts of life.

*-           East –          Ruled by the solar deity, he is the king of angels. He gives wealth and all pleasures of life.

*-           West –         Ruled by lord of water. He showers his blessings through rain and prosperity.

*-           Southeast –    Ruled by the creator of the universe, he gives us beautiful personality and all the best of life.

*-           South –        Ruled by lord of death. He is an embodiment of Dharma. He eradicates evils and grants all good things.

*-            Southwest –-Ruled by ancestors (History). He removes the fear about our enemies.

*-            Center- Ruled by the creator of the universe.

 

 

Basic guidelines of Vaastu for your home and good health:

*- one of the best Vastu remedy is cleanliness – cleanliness is next to godliness, so one must not be limited to one’s personal self it must be extended towards the neighborhood and environment, as cleanliness is the must for good health, and happiness also.

*- Pooja Room is always best in the northeast corner or near it.

* – It is good to leave open space in the northeast part.

* – It is good to worship facing east or north

* – Study Room should be facing east, northeast or north. You should face east while reading or writing.

* – the South-east corner is the seat of the god of fire, Agnidev. So activities involving fire/heat (Kitchen) should be made in this corner, then only the house will be trouble free. Keep the place free from clutter. Always helps.

* – Water bodies in north or east are considered safe. Bathrooms and toilets should be adjacent to the north- east corner.

* -Keep your money in the cashbox that opens towards the north because the north is a direction of Kuber who represents wealth.

* – The master bedrooms should be in the Southwest corner of the house.

*- Front door should be well-lit that brings energy to the home.

* – TV/music should be in the southeast, as it generates heat

*- Dressing room- should be in the southwest, as it includes a use of the mirror.

*- Telephone- southeast, east, and north as it results in useful conversation

* – If one keeps the electrical box at the southeast or northwest parts, it will be good.

* -If you keep heavy things at south or west parts it will be good

* – Angles- All the angles should be 90 degrees.

*- Orientation of premise – north and east, since all positive solar energies come from this direction

*- The shapes of a premise – Square and rectangle are the best shapes. Triangular shaped plots are considered inauspicious. A small narrow plot between two big plots is also not good. If there is more open vacant space in the south than in the north, it will lead to downfall.

* –  The entrance door of living/dining room- north and west are best, East is also considered safe. The living/dining room itself should be in the northeast.

* – Location of a kitchen- southeast, east or south are considered best. Any equipment, which generates heat or electricity, should be in southeast or south, which is the best locations for the cooking range. It should never be in northeast or north.

*- Location of bathroom/toilet – Basin should be facing north or northeast. Water closet should be West or northwest. The water heater should be southeast or south. The bathtub should be north or northeast.

*- The direction in which you sleep is also imperative. One should never sleep with head in the north. Sleeping with head towards south ensures long life. While on a journey, it is advisable to sleep with head towards west.

* –  Location of the bed (your head)– east or west is also excellent. A couple’s bedroom should be south or southwest, preferably on the upper level.

*-  Children’s bedrooms should be in the east or southeast. For students, the northeast room is good for their study.

* – Guest’s bedroom should be southeast or west.

11. Storeroom should be south or west.  Southwest is also good. But keep northeast vacant or light.

*- Do not use a dark color in the study room. Use yellow or white or pink. Put the bookshelf in east or north.

*  -Pictures and scenes of war, battles, demons, pig, leopard, tiger, jackal, serpent, eagle, owl, pigeon, hawk, crow and crane are inauspicious.

*- The Paintings / Statues in the house are also important. One should not have pictures depicting war scenes (even if they belong to the Epic Mahabharata or Ramayan battles). Similarly, scenes depicting negativities of life like sorrow, struggle, violence (including that of wild beasts), tragedy and of calamities

*- If there is a mountain at the south and west side of a living place it will be good according to Vaastu.

* – If there are rivers, tanks or lakes at the east or north part of a living place it is good according to Vaastu.

*- Vaastu does not prescribe having a Mango, Banana or a Jamun tree very near your house. However, Peepal at some distance from the house in West direction is considered auspicious as is Imli in South West of the house.

*- It is also auspicious to have an Anaar, Ashoka, Chandan, Champa, Chameli, Gulaab, Nariyal & Keshar tree around a house.

*-  One should not keep any attar or gifted items in one’s safe.

* – There should never be a crack either in the basil plant’s pot or the wood of the main door.

* – Cracks in the main door invites problems and tension in the house.

* – One should not pass the knife, scissors, and salt in one’s hand.

* – One should never cut a peepal tree under any circumstances.

*- Making swastika with turmeric inside the safe is beneficial.

*-  Pregnant ladies should avoid proximity to television, computer, and other electronic equipment.

*-  One should not face south while working on accounts.

*- The color of the main entrance door should never be black.

* –  One faces a lot of financial crisis if there are spider webs in the north east corner or cracks in the southeast corner.

*- One should always leave home after touching feet or bowing to Kuldevta and ancestors for sure success in tasks.

*- One can face continuous unnecessary expenses and diseases if there are fewer windows or no windows in the north or northeast direction.

*-  If there are cracks on the staircase, one can face litigation issues or heavy losses.

’And there are also many other guidelines for your home and places of work.

Vastu does not belong to any religion, race, caste or creed. It serves only one religion, and that is humanity. Nowadays, when people want to construct a house or other building, they devote more time for minute details of the foundation, superstructure, comforts, look, appearance, etc.

Without going into detailed examination as to whether such a house or building will bring them prosperity, health, wealth, wisdom and happiness in the life paving the way for progress and peaceful living or not. Don’t worry if you have constructed your house or building without going into detailed examination as  It’s a mistaken belief that demolishing the existing structure or part of it is the only way to cure Vaastu defects.

If the house has already been built, then one should not worry about having to bring down the structure. Rather, turn deaf ears to anyone advising you to do the same.

A permanent Vastu solution could be as simple as painting a few walls or rearranging a few objects in the house and also ill effects of Vaastu defects can be entirely or partly removed by strategically using some devices and techniques. Such as; Mirrors, yantras– mantras, Chimes Lighting, Plants, Pyramids, Vaastu Crystals, Rudraksha beads, as suggested by the Vaastu experts.

If you are seriously interested in constructing or building your home or office, then you may read scores of books available in the marketplace, and many websites have also cropped up. The best solution will be to engage a Vaastu consultant if you have complete faith on Vastu Shastra.

So for the readers who want to need peace of mind, health and happiness must keep faith on the God who has created the whole universe, and he is omnipresent i.e. present everywhere in every direction no need to worry about the consequence of the ill effects of Vastu which they feel about their constructed house or building. He must keep his house spotless as the temple. As cleanliness is next to godliness, so one must not be limited to one’s personal self it must be extended towards the neighborhood and environment, as cleanliness is the must for good health, and happiness also.

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