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Importance and benefits of Vastu Shastra

14 January, 2021
Importance and benefits of Vastu Shastra

Importance & benefits of Vaastu Shastra

Vaastu Shastra is the ancient science of architecture and construction, whose provenance dates back to the Atharvaveda. As a discipline, Vaastu Shastra is a collection of building concepts that constitutes design, layout, dimension, ground preparation, space arrangement, and spatial geometry, which are then applied in the construction of buildings. In fact, one can find the principles of Vaastu in the buildings and monuments of ancient times, which gives an idea of how seriously our ancestors believed in this discipline.

In the present times, Vaastu Shastra is popular across the world. The reason behind this is the universal need for peace and harmony, which the application of Vaastu Shastra in home construction and design is supposed to bring along with promises of good health, wealth and happiness in life.

Importance of Vaastu Shastra

Though initially created for temples, with time, people started applying Vaastu principles in constructing their homes and after realising its efficient result, began using it in designing offices, hospitals, industries, schools and colleges. Today, this unique yet basic wisdom of directions and elements is being applied in building vehicles, gardens, agricultural farms and surprisingly even in designing business cards.

Basic principles of Vaastu Shastra

Vaastu Shastra in contemporary times is not entirely different from the one that was practised in the ancient period. However, it has been modified and its approach has changed, according to the present-day needs. Nevertheless, the central idea of the modern-day Vaastu-compliant architectural construction remains the same, which has descended from the Vedic sutras. The two main components of the updated Vaastu are the shape of structures and directions. Shapes/ configurations can be a rectangular plot, square plot, bar-shaped plot, wheel-shaped plot, among other shape configurations. The directions are Eesanya - North East (water), Vayuvya – North West (Air), Agneya – South East (Fire), and Nyruthi– South West (Earth). In addition to these components, it also includes 12 principles: aspect, prospect, privacy, furniture requirement, roominess, grouping, circulation, sanitation, flexibility, elegance, economy, and other practical considerations, which are used while planning a structure.

Vaastu tips for new home

Moving into a new home is a dream and when that happens, you must ensure that you follow the principles of Vaastu for positivity and good omen. Here, we have listed a few tips for your new home:

  • Hang a well-designed name plate outside your main door.
  • Avoid dark colours like red and black for your living room walls.
  • Do not place a mirror in front of your bed
  • Ensure that your bathroom does not have a common wall with the bedroom, pooja room or kitchen.
  • Avoid keeping medicines in the kitchen.
  • Paint your pooja room in soothing, pastel colours like white and pale yellow to promote tranquillity.

Benefits of Vaastu Shastra

The benefits of Vaastu Shastra lies in the fact that it establishes a connection between the physical environment and quality of life. Till now, thousands of books have been published on the concept and have also become a part of the curriculum of modern architecture and construction institutes. This realisation has led to a revolution in the construction industry as more and more people want to live in vaastu-compliant houses and therefore, modern-day architects and developers are adopting this ancient practice in their designs.

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