VASTU (or vaastu or vasthu or vastushastra) is an ancient Indian science of architecture which finds its origin in Stapatya Veda, a sub-part of the Atharva Veda- one of the prominent and older of the four Vedas. Vastu Shastra also known as the Indian geomancy science is the most authentic art of architecture which unifies the astrology, astronomy and art. It has been originated about 8000 years ago, since then our ancient Indian sages and scholars were practicing this art of direction which evolves the application of some basic code of conduct while construction of any building or house. This art helps in making a congenial dwelling place which works in a scientific way in order to take the advantage of the benefits bestowed by the nature. Vastu has its own power and effects. It uses few basic traditional norms of direction which can be lay down for construction, selection, designing and for everything in this world. Everything that exists in the universe, including our bodies, is made of five elements. These five elements are earth (geomagnetic energy), water (gravitational energy), fire (solar energy), air (wind energy) and space (cosmic radiation). These forces have a powerful influence on us, as well as the environment. Vastu is the science of arranging our man-made environments so that we are in alignment with these forces of nature. If we are not aligned with solar and geomagnetic forces we may experience illness, misfortune and struggle. The east is the source of solar, ultra-violet rays, and the north is the source of magnetic energy. We benefit by keeping our environment open to these life supporting energies. The harmful infrared rays which come from the south, and the destructive gamma rays, coming from the west, cause disruption within the environment and our bodies. We should protect ourselves from these rays. Each of these elements is associated with a particular direction: water in the northeast, fire in the southeast, earth in the southwest, air in the northwest and space in the center. Many factors govern the life of human being, Vastu can’t change your fate; however it can give you joy and pleasures of life by simply transforming your sorrowful life just by altering the structure of your living place ans by balancing the five elements in their proper proportions, we will gain the benefits of health, happiness and prosperity.
Vastu benefits are immense and permanent, they doesn’t change with the change in advancement. Some enumerated benefits of vastu science are:
Physically Vastu affects the lives of person providing them
- Good health
- Convenience achieved by paying attention to place, ventilation, color, design, material, element and direction
- Brings you harmony and fulfillment
Psychological benefits via Vastu in the form of
- Improving well being
- Improvisation of relationships inwardly and outwardly
- Unlocks the tensions
- Reducing stress levels
- Upgrading health
Spiritual side of man also gets enhanced
- Being originated from our ancient sacred text, the principles of Vastu provides a man the inner satisfaction which can’t be achieved through any other means.
- Harmony is the main aim of any person to achieve at their living place and Vastu compliance place ensures to meet all the best possible affects a person is in need quest of.
Vastu does not belong to any religion, race, caste or creed. It serves only one religion and that is HUMANITY. Now-a-days, when people want to construct a house or other building, they devote more time for minute details of 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. Here comes the existence to Vastu, which can make this world a better place to live.