Direction and Deity
According to fundamentals of vastu there are 4 sub directions apart from 4 main directions, therefore the calculations of entire vastu are done on the basis of these eight directions.
Directions and Deities
Planets and Directions
Each direction has a specific importance in vastushastra because each direction is under the combined impact of a specific planet, a specific deity and a specific universal energy.
Q1. How many directions have been given importance in Vastu Shastra? Name those directions.
Q2. What is the degreewise expansion from East to West according to magnetic compass?
Q3. What is the degreewise expansion from North to South according to magnetic compass?
Q4. Write the names of ruler planet and lord of East direction. Why should this direction be left open?
Q5. Which sort of difficulties may arise if open space is left in South direction or there is light construction in this direction.
Importance of Five Elements in Vastu 4
The universe as well as the man has been created from the five basic elements of nature. These are known as the 'Panchamahabhutas' or the 'Panchatatvas'. These five elements hold a very important position in a man's life. The human being gets all his life giving and life sustaining energies from these elements of nature. These Panchamahabhutas are - Earth, Water, Wind, Fire and Ether.
Man receives all his external energies from the external sources which are sunlight, heat, sound, water and air. His internal sources of energy are carbohydrates, proteins, fats and minerals etc. Needless to say that at the base of all these sources are the Panchamahabhutas. If a proper balance is maintained among these five elements, then man leads his life happily and peacefully. Imbalance between these elements gives rise to poor health, lack of wealth and prosperity and lack of peace of mind. These five elements also control the nature. Their imbalance in nature creates storms, typhoons, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes and other natural calamities. Goswami Tulsidas has mentioned in Ramacharitmanas :
क्षिति जल पावक गगन समीरा।
पंच तत्व रचित यह अधम शरीरा।।
The human body is made up of the panchatatvas and at the end it gets absorbed back into them. When the panchatatvas of the body are in harmony with the panchatatvas of the nature then life moves in a balanced and organised manner.
The building materials of a house are also made up of these five elements. If these materials are not in proper balance then they will adversely affect the people who live in the house. With the result they will face mental, spiritual, social and financial problems. They will also suffer from poor health and other varied types of problems. Hence for leading a happy life a good balance of panchatatvas is essential.