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Vastu Shastra Explained By An Architect

Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian ‘Architectural Science’ that lays down rules for the design and construction of buildings. Vastu Shastra takes into account the factors influencing a site and instructs how to bring about harmony between man, nature and his built environment. As an Architect practising in India, I have realised that Vastu Shastra is not a superstition and is quite similar to the Architectural science that I was trained in. Both these sciences take into account the local, surrounding climate to create pleasant and airy spaces in which one can spend a substantial amount of time without feeling uncomfortable . Here, I have explained how you can benefit from Vastu Shastra by using the Vastu guidelines scientifically, in the design and construction of a building or ‘Vastu….

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Vastu Shastra Factors That Impact A House

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……

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Vastu Shastra Principles | An Architect Explains

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……

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Vastu Guidelines For Designing A House | An Architect Explains

Though Vastu Shastra is an ancient building science, it’s principles are applicable even today. This is because the Vastu factors like the elements of nature, Sun’s effects, Earth’s magnetic field, cardinal directions have not changed over the centuries and Vaastu Shastra is essentially the science of manipulating these Vastu factors in a building, so that the balance is restored between the building and the universe, which will then make the lives of the inmates happy and peaceful. Here are some simple Vastu tips to help you in designing a house that is harmonious with it’s surroundings……

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Vastu Guidelines For Selecting The Right 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……

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Vastu Guidelines For Construction Of A House | An Architect Explains

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……

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Vastu For The Interiors Of A House | An Architect Explains

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. These guidelines are based on scientific reasoning and common sense and when applied correctly create well-lit, well-ventilated, spacious, aesthetic, and well-designed rooms and House. An Architect explains the placement of furniture, doors, windows, electrical gadgets, mirrors etc according to Vastu guidelines ……

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Vastu Guidelines For A Positive Home | An Architect Explains

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…..

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Vastu Guidelines For House Construction | An Architect Explains

House construction is the process of constructing a house and involves several actions- from the initial clearing of the site to the final house warming ceremony. The process of house construction can become one of the most trying periods in your life if there is no proper guidance, planning and co-ordination. For hassle-free house construction, Vastu Shastra has formulated some guidelines which can be useful for you. Read on……

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