Vastu

What is Vastu

Vaastu is an ancient Indian science of architecture and buildings which helps in making a congenial setting or a place to live and work in a most scientific way taking advantage of the benefits bestowed by nature, its elements and energy fields for enhanced wealth, health, prosperity and happiness. 

      

The Basics

Vastu is the science of direction that combines all the five elements of nature and balance them with the man and the material. Vastu Shastra is creating a congenial settings or a place to live or work, in most scientific way taking advantages of the benefits bestowed by the five elements called "Paanchbhootas" of the nature thereby paving the way for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness in an enlightened environment. 

      

Traditional Vastu

Traditional vastushastra is based on energy needs of a particular class of people. It indicates the specific directional zones suitable for habitation by various groups. This segmentation is derived from the qualities of eight directions, which are characterised by certain energy levels, and specific virtues as explained in the vastu purush mandal. This logic has been extended in classification of sectors to be used for residence by various castes, creeds, and       

Selection Of Soil Characteristics (Bhoomi Lakshanam)

The suitability of soil fir individual entities is decided on the basis of the biorythmic and organic origin of a class of society. Characteristics of social classes are dependent on the nature of work or job normally pursued and exposure to the environment .        

The Origin of Vastu

The origin of vaastushastra may have taken place well over thousands of years ago. The learned men of those days may not have lived in houses themselves but they most definitely dedicated their lives to the development of the science "vaastushastra" or "vaastu", as