History of Vastu

History of Vastu  

Tanvi Bansal
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Vastu is a part of Vedas, which are believed to be four to eight thousand years old. Through penance and meditation yogis of that period acquired answers believed to have come from the cosmic mind itself to their questions. Hence Vedas are heeded with divine knowledge. The art of Vastu originates in the Stapatya Veda, a part of the Atharva Veda.

It used to be a purely technical subject and it was only confined to architects (Sthapatis) and handed over to their heirs. The principles of construction, architecture, sculpture etc., as enunciated in the epics and treatise on temple architecture, have been incorporated in the science of vastu. Its description is there in epics like Mataysya Purana, Skanda Purana, Agni Purana, Garuda Purana, and Vishnu Purana. There are some other ancient shastras that pass over the knowledge of vastu shastra to next generation, like Vishvakarma Prakash, Samraangan Sutradhar, Kashyap Shilpshastra, Vrihad Sanhita, and Praman Manjaree.

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In the Mahabharata it is said a number of houses were built for the kings who were invited to the city Indraprastha for the Rajasuya Yagna of King Yuddhistira. Sage Vyasa says that these houses were as high as the peaks of Kailasa mountains, perhaps meaning that they stood tall and majestic. The houses were free from obstructions, had compounds with high walls and their doors were of uniform height and inlaid with numerous metal ornaments. It is said that the site plan of Ayodhya, the city of Lord Rama was similar to the plan found in the great architectural text Manasara. References are also to be found in Buddhist literature, of buildings constructed on the basis of Vastu. They contain references to individual buildings. Lord Buddha is said to have delivered discourses on architecture and even told his disciples that supervising the construction of a building was one of the duties of the order. Mention is made of monasteries (Viharas) or temples, buildings which are partly residential and partly religious (Ardhayogas), residential storeyed buildings (Prasadas), multi-storeyed buildings (harmyas) and Guhas or residential buildings for middle class people.

Mystic science of Vastu can be used to design any building. Vastushastra unifies the science, art, astronomy and astrology; it can also be termed as an ancient mystic science for designing and building. Vastu is the science of direction that combines all the five elements of nature and balances them with the man and the material. Man is the subject, object and the cause of architecture. He perceives and conceives architecture in relation to his experience of himself with the surrounding world. Vastushastra helps us to make our lives better and will protect us from things going wrong.

Vastu shastra is an ancient doctrine which consists of precepts born out of a traditional view on how the laws of nature affect human dwellings. The designs are based on directional alignments.

The main objective of Vastu consultation is to get a perfect Vastu based design for the construction of house so that the house thus constructed is an ideal place to live in. The atmosphere of the house should be clean, positive and pure like a temple. It should not be like a jail. A house should not contain any negative energy at all.

If a house is constructed as per Vastu principles then it brings good luck and the atmosphere of the house gives happiness and everybody inside the house feels happy.

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For achieving this objective the science of Vastu advocates the need of perfect balance of five elements. Right direction should be chosen for placing everything so that we derive the maximum positive vibrations from all directions.

It has been observed that sometimes after entering inside a house we feel very bad and highly negative vibrations are experienced resulting into failure on all fronts. People have been heard saying highly good things and their positive state of mind they acquired after entering inside a building or temple like Lotus temple in Delhi. All this primarily happens with the miracles of mystic science of Vastu only.

The positive vibrations of a building not only can make or mar your state of mind but also your destiny. If your house contains negative energy it not only affects your state of mind but also your health and business too. So, it is inevitably essential to rectify vastu faults in your house if it has not been constructed as per vastu rules.

Vastu rules should be applied for the construction of all types of buildings and cities too. Basically Vastu reflects our personality and it is the mirror of our personality and thoughts and vice versa. The more beautiful is our house the more beautiful shall be our personality. If our house contains positive vibrations we definitely get motivated to get higher success in our life.

अपनी कुंडली में सभी दोष की जानकारी पाएं कम्पलीट दोष रिपोर्ट में

History gives the evidence of it that whenever we tried to expand Delhi towards the South side i, e Mehrauli etc then it got destroyed. Because according to Vastu the expansion, trench etc in south side destroys the head of kingdom. It is the miracle of vastu science only that the palaces built by Jaipur 'kings as per vastu rules resulted in the great future of their next generations. Still now the princes of these palaces are flourishing. If we study the Vastu of India we find hills in north and sea in south which is a major vastu fault because of which our country could not make as much progress as it deserved. According to Vastu the north side should be open and south heavy and high whereas in India's geographical perspective we find the opposite and that is the root cause of frequent destruction and continuous attacks on this subcontinent.


Visit, speak or mail along with the map of your plot or home to our Vastu Expert for getting perfect vastu design. If your already constructed house contains vastu faults then get remedy from our expert.

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