Introduction to Vastu Shastra
Vastu is a Sanskrit word that is accompanied by the meaning plot of land. Vas simply means to reside, live or dwell at a place. While considering the meaning to Shastra, it implies the teaching of the subject matter. Vastu-Shastra is defined to be a historical manual to the architecture that defines and portrays Vastu vidya.
One of the most renowned historian’s Dr. Havell in his studies has notified that the study of Vastu-Shastra came to existence between 6000 BCE and 3000 BCE and has also mentioned that the well-developed archaeological sites by Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa were constructed based on the principles accompanying Vastu Shastra.
There is a number of Vastu-Shastra that exist in terms of the art of building houses, cities, towns, and temples. One of these popular Vastu Shastra is Thakkura Pheru which defines the way temples should be built and covers everything in regards to the positioning of the temple and the way construction should be executed.
Vaastu means the dwelling of Humans and Gods in the original Sanskrit literature.
Many factors govern the life of a human being; his fate, Karma, and surroundings. BUT VASTU CAN MAKE SWEET THINGS SWEETER AND BITTER LESS BITTER.
Like many of our traditions, Vaastu too got neglected over the centuries for want of patronage; hence the present society could not very much appreciate and utilize this science in their construction of houses, shops, offices, or industrial complexes. If construction is not according to the principles of “VAASTU” then the thinking and action of the people dwelling or working in these places is not harmonious and evolutionary; leading to disorder & illness.
This is one of the main reasons for the discontent and suffering of society at present. On the contrary, if the laws of nature which are elaborated and incorporated in the science of Vaastu are followed, then all the Divine powers support the thinking and action of the people associated with such concerns.
Building a house in ancient India was not only a house-craft but also a sacred ceremony and the 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 since the waves flowing in a particular direction have a specific influence. Eeshan or northeast is presided over by God and is therefore suitable for a prayer room. The southeast belongs to Agni. The central space is Brahma’s and should be left open to the heavens. The head and limbs of the Vaastu Purusha are to be left alone too.
If the various activities in a house, shop, office, or industry are directionally channelized as per the principles of Vaastu, we begin to draw power from nature in a natural way. ONCE THIS IMMENSE FORCE OF ALMIGHTY BEGINS TO SUPPORT US, ALL OUR OBJECTIVES ARE FULFILLED IN EASY, SPONTANEOUS AND EFFORTLESS MANNER.