Vastu Shastra Explained By An Architect

Vaastu Shastra, an ancient Indian science, lays down rules for the correct layout of rooms and construction of buildings so as to ensure ‘contentment’, ‘peace’ and ‘prosperity’ for the inmates. But it is not always possible to design a house with ‘perfect Vastu’ due to the site limitations or it’s orientation. But a scientific understanding of Vastu Shastra can help you apply Vastu Shastra principles even on the most condemned site. An Architect explains how this can be done…….

Vastu Shastra Factors

Vastu Shastra, which literally translated means ‘the Science of Buildings’ takes into account the factors influencing a Site such as topography, roads, surrounding structures, the Sun’s effects, Earth’s magnetic field, Earth’s energy fields, the cardinal directions and Nature’s elements. Vastu shastra lays down guidelines and tips for the ‘design of buildings’, so that Man can benefit from the useful and positive effects of these factors and is protected from the harmful and negative effects……

Vastu Shastra Principles

The goal of Vaastu Shastra is to restore the balance between buildings and the universe so as to make the lives of the inmates better. For this, Vastu lays down some principles which are set, rigid rules and were originally carefully guarded and meant for only temples, palaces and for the elite. However, these principles gradually spread by word of mouth and were used for houses as well. Surprisingly, it’s principles are applicable even today, though ancient India has changed from a largely agricultural society to the birth of many urban cities today……

Vastu Guidelines For Selection Of A Site

The Selection of a Site is very important since the Site represents a fixed form, that will radiate positive as well as negative energies depending on its location, orientation, shape, slope and soil quality. Therefore according to Vastu Shastra, these are the 5 important aspects to be considered when selecting a Site……

Vastu Shastra Plan of A House

There is a constant interaction between Man and the surrounding natural elements like the Sun, Wind, Air, Water, Earth’s magnetic field and the directions. Man benefits from the useful, positive effects of these Natural elements but needs to be protected from their harmful and negative effects. Vastu Shastra lays down guidelines on the ‘design, location, direction and disposition of the Interior and Exterior spaces of a House’ so that the inmates derive maximum benefit from the natural elements and there is a natural flow of positive energy through all the rooms…..

Vastu Guidelines For The Stages of Construction

Even if your building plan may be good, it does not mean the house construction will be easy. Very often people face difficulties and delays in the completion of the building. Vastu Shastra provides basic guidelines for the different stages of house construction which are believed to guarantee a hassle-free, smooth build as these principles are based on scientific reasoning and common sense. An Architect has explained them here logically……

Vastu Shastra Explained Scientifically

Vastu Shastra which literally translated means the ‘science of Buildings’ is an ancient Indian ‘Architectural Science’ that deals with inter-related subjects like Geography, Geology, Geometry, Astrology, Philosophy, factors influencing a site such as Topography, Orientation, Surrounding structures, Roads, Sun, Earth’s magnetic field etc. An Architect explains how to use the Vastu guidelines scientifically for the design and construction of a Building or ‘Vastu’……