Importance of Vaastu Sasthra


arjun associates Vaastu Sasthra is the scientific study of directions, which aims at creating equilibrium by balancing the different elements of nature and using them for the benefit of humans. There is a great importance of Vaastu shastra in our life, as it paves way for happiness and prosperity to knock our doors. Vaastu is very rational in the sense that it is based on scientific study and not on assumptions. Also there is surety about its permanency, as it takes into consideration the directions, which are static.

Talking about Vaastu, the best part is that, its guidelines are very simple and easy to follow. It can be applied to virtually all sets of constructions, be it a house, a particular room, temple, commercial complex, industry etc. Vaastu extracts the positive energies of the five basic elements of nature - the solar energy of sun, lunar energy of moon, wind energy, magnetic effects of earth and heat energy of fire, balancing them to bring harmony in the life of a person. In fact, a harmonious life with the nature is the theme of Vaastu shastra.

When there is an imbalance between the five chief elements of nature, it turns into some sort of agitation, sorrow, failure, poor economic condition and many other negative results for a human being. Vaastu Shastra comprises of one of the most suitable ways to overcome such problems. It suggests ways in which you can live in agreement with the laws of nature, so that you remain healthy, be peaceful and work efficiently. So, it is advisable to consult a good Vaastu expert and follow his/her advice sincerely, when constructing a new structure Vaastu Shastra which is considered a conduit between man and nature is based on the infinite powers of the five elements - fire, water, earth, and air and space. The residential and commercial spaces constructed nowadays rely on the basics of the five Elements in all aspects of planning, construction and doing the interiors. The five Elements or the Paanchbhootas which are embedded in almost all materials in the world are used by Vaastu Shastra to diminish the problems of occupants that might arise in a dwelling either home or office by changes in exterior and interior structural configurations.

Vaastu Shastra as a science also stresses on the orientation of a building or structure. It emphasizes that the orientation of a building and its design is not only significant with the purpose of energy conservation but also for the purpose of offering a life which brings good health, wealth and prosperity for its occupants. It is believed that the orientation or direction of a building, according to Vaastu is planned on the basis of the rotational setting of the planets and those buildings that are not planned keeping in mind the orientation and not constructed with suitable building materials as proposed by Vaastu see their decline to ruins much faster than those built otherwise.

Orientation in Vaastu Shastra refers to the eight directions set as the guiding force, which rules the life and destiny of the occupants who reside in the particular direction of the house. The basic directions according to Vaastu are East, West, North and South. And Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and Northwest are considered to be the conjunction points where the two basic directions meet and such directions are of much significance as they hold the power to execute the powers of both the directions. So Vaastu Shastra is mainly based on the accumulating of strengths diversified by the forces, in co-existence to the Paanchbhootas or the five Elements.

Vaastu as a subject is an amalgamation of art, science, astrology and astronomy. Vaastu which literally refers to the dwelling or shelter, is planned and implemented taking into consideration the effect of the forces in the environment and the 'Paanchbhootas' so as to maintain a state of balance, thus maneuvering our luck, health, wealth, karma (deeds) and the essentials of life.Vaastu Shastra is adapted in the construction of structures in modern days on the basis of creating a harmony between the Elements in the environment - Air, Water, Space, Fire and Earth. The diversified field of Vaastu Shastra extends from choosing a plot of land to the planning and execution of design, to the construction of the building or structure and finally to the moving of the occupants or Grihapravesh to the new house.

Vaastu can be used in the micro and macro level depending in which field it is used. While Vaastu has become a backbone for people who construct their abodes with expectations of living a happy and prosperous life, it is also now prominent among developers and constructors which adopt Vaastu for their projects in the development of housing colonies, hotels, and almost all the major residential and commercial properties in India. Even Towns and cities are planned according to Vaastu and it has been seen since ancient times that temples, monuments, town and cities constructed on the parameters of Vaastu Shastra are more flourishing compared to those debarred from it