Explaining Vastu Shastra and its Different AspectsDate : | Author : Astrologer Pt Umesh Chandra Pant
What is Vastu Shastra?
Vastu Shastra is defined as the science of architecture. It unfolds the concept of designing, planning, measurement, layout, and supporting diagrams. These key essentials are all about serving the purpose associated with building various structures, such as temples, roadworks, waterworks, and other public-dedicated places. Design theories and supporting diagrams of Vastu Shastra expedite construction of residential and commercial buildings.
To ensure proper maintenance of positive cosmic energy force inside and outside the surrounding of a house built by the application vastu Shastra principles is the essence of this architectural science, in a nutshell. In other words, the prime purpose of vastu is to induce positive energy force around your house by incorporating a variety of principles and parameters detailed at length in it.
About Vastu Vigyan
Vastu Vigyan defines the principles related to directions and their impacts for a homeowner and members of a house. The main purpose of Vastu Vigyan is to ensure consistency of positive cosmic energy force in a living space so that its owner and other members experience peace, sound health and incessant prosperity till they live. A never-ceasing energy force is brought to the dwelling place with the application of principles and defined parameters of vastu vigyan. This explains significance of vastu vigyan as an unavoidable science for constructing a space, whether it is for residential or commercial purpose. A house designed against the compliance guidance of vastu vigyan is said to produce a different kind of negative energy condemning the inhabitants into financial misery, relationship issues and health disorders.
History of Vastu Shastra
A long time back, there was a pitch battle between Lord Shiva and demon Andhakasura. The fierce battle continued for 500 days. Lord Shiva defeated the demon resulting in ending of the war. However, and due to the labor-intensive works that Shiva sustained throughout the fight caused him to sweat too much. As a result, the droplets of his sweat, when fell on the earth, created a monster bearing an appearance that feared both Gods and Asuras. They approached to Lord Brahma asking for help to get rid of the demon born out of the perspiration of Lord Shiva.
Lord Brahma revealed that the sweat-born demon was none other than Andhakasura himself. Being born out of that manner caused him to become very stronger and fearsome. Since the demon posed a grave threat to the existence of Gods and Asuras, Lord Brahma suggested to them an answer to their plight. He told them to drop the demon on the earth. He said the monster must be thrown upside down from the heaven to the earth.
Complying with the instruction, both Gods and Asuras held each leg of Andhakasura and threw him downward the earth where he fell headlong to the surface. At the time the head of Andhakasura fell in the position of northeast direction (Ishan Kon) while his legs were in the direction of southwest (Naitravya Kon). The direction with which the demon fell on the earth named him later as Vastu Purush or Vastu Dev.
This is the reason that while building a house, it is very important to determine the direction of southwest and northeast in a diagrammatic format on paper lay out by a vastu expert.
In Mahabharata, it is said that king Yuddhistira built a number of royal palaces for the kings and invited them to Indraprastha to attend Rajasuya Yagna. Later the palaces were praised for their exponential heights similar to mountain Kailash. High-walled compounds and ornately doors and other structures accentuated towering personality of the edifice. Most importantly, the structures were without any vastu flaws as they were built in the same design layout plans by which famous Ayodhya was built upon.
Vastu and Directions
To build a vastu-compliant house, it is must to know directions. Unlike traditional methods using sun’s shadow to determine the direction for a house before building it, modern technology relies upon magnetic compass to figure out the direction of a house. The main four major directions in vastu are – North, South, East, and West. They are sub-categorized as – Northeast called Ishaan kon, Northwest called Vayaya, Southeast called Agneya, and Southwest called Nirutya.
Other two directions in vastu are known as – Space (9th direction), and Patal (10th direction).
Vastu Shastra for Home
A house built under the compliance of vastu principles will be the architect of your bright and prosperous destiny. Otherwise problems on the front of finance, health and social will arise in your life. Importance should be given to the every part of house such as bedroom, kitchen, drawing room, living room, bathroom, stairs, puja-ghar, study room, garage, and others with regard to application of vastu principles. Each direction holds its importance in vastu for your home and so must be ensured that you build or place important thing in vastu-suggested direction only. For instance, set up your kitchen or garage to the southeast corner. South direction is ideal for bedroom and store room. Consult a vastu expert for more details.
Vastu for Office or Commercial Places
To ensure growth and prosperity continue in your office or commercial establishment, application of vastu principles is necessary. But it doesn’t mean to state that on the name of vastu, you vandalize your property unnecessarily. Because, vastu is all about suggesting correct remedial measures for your commercial success, not to jeopardize your business under useless recommendations. Therefore, consult an Expert Vastu Professional to avoid the risk of unwanted suggestions holding no value for your business. Office set-up or workplace arrangement must follow correct vastu order or else negative energy force will cause harm to your business. From placement of office table and key essentials on it to your seating position and your employees, every detail is important for correct application of vastu in your office.
Vastu shastra is now an established science for building residential and commercial set ups in order to experience continuous positive energy for growth, peace and success in your chosen endeavor. Whether you are running a business or holding a property, vastu shastra is must these days to help you maximize cosmic energy force enabling you to succeed in your commercial venture or in personal life. It guides you what needs to be done in your house so that there is no direction related flaws and interior and exterior surrounding of your property exerts positive energy. Consult an expert vastu professional for your house to have the Correct and Authentic Vastu Principles. It will ensure wholesome wellbeing of your house, its occupants, as well as prosperity to your business.