Understanding Vastu Shastra | An Architect’s Experience

As an Architect practising in Bangalore, India, I have often been instructed by my clients to apply Vastu Shastra rules to the design of their houses. Since we are not taught Vastu Shastra in our Bachelor of Architecture course, I decided to learn the subject by myself, from several insightful books. Surprisingly, I found it an easy subject to learn, since Vastu Shastra guidelines are wholly based on scientific principles and very similar to the basic design rules that we are taught in Architecture school…….

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House Construction In India

Today, with the easy availability of housing loans, with better and competitive professional services, and with innumerable building materials and products in the market, people can dream of building a unique and attractive building that reflects their aspirations. But many people make basic mistakes while constructing their house. An Architect in India explains how you can avoid such blunders by taking some decisions……

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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 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 meant for only temples and palaces. However, these principles gradually spread by word of mouth and were used for houses as well. Surprisingly,Vastu principles are applicable even today, though ancient India has changed from a largely agricultural society to the birth of many urban cities today. An Architect explains……

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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 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. An Architect has explained these Vastu guidelines logically so that you can refer to them during your house construction……

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Vastu Guidelines For Doors And Windows | An Architect Explains

In Vastu Shastra, the door and window positions are important because they let in the air, light and energy into the rooms of the house. If they are in the right positions, then there is a positive flow of air, light and energy from the outside to the inside and from room to room, thus enhancing the health and the lives of the inmates and creating a feeling of contentment and happiness. An Architect explains the scientific way of using Vastu guidelines for the right placement of the windows….

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