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What is Vaastu Shastra?

Vastu Purush Mazais

Vaastu, in simple language is an ancient house-building science extending into the realm of occultism which postulates certain norms and dicta on how to build a house on what kind of a plot so as to be happy and prosperous.  It is a science, which postulates through norms and dicta on how to live in harmony with nature and thereby derive benefits for our day 

to day progress and well being. The principles of vastu have been formulated on the basis of "Pancha-Bhutas", viz., earth, water, fire, air, ether (Space or Sky) and the influence of the cosmos on our planet earth. Vaastu Shastra is a proportioned-mix of the elements for living in harmony with nature.  The philosophy underlying the principles of Vaastu Shastra is that the whole environment in which we live is permeated with a cosmic force which breathes life into the atmosphere around us and thus everything around us influences everything else.  As a result, how an individual faces or lives in relation to a house, a door, a window, the air, the water etc. has a definitive influence on his well being and future.

Vaastu shastra is an ancient art and science containing principles and practices of constructing buildings which ensures a harmonious balance between man and nature and thereby bring all round happiness, health, wealth and prosperity.
Vastu sasthra, which means the science of the built area, is an ancient Indian architectural science. This science perfectly in tune with the natural law, lays down rules to create ideal conditions for living by connecting individual life with cosmic life. Vaastu represents a most developed worldview in which humans, plants and animals live in kinship.
Vaastu Shastra unifies the science, art, astronomy and astrology, it can also be said as an ancient mystic science for designing and building. Vastu Shastra helps us to make our lives better and will secure from things going wrong.
Vaastu Shastra is an ancient building science which covers the philosophy and theory of Architectural works to construct any building and as well as living style of people. Vaastu shastra is based on various natural energies, which are available free cost in atmosphere like:
    * Solar Energy from Sun. Lunar Energy from Moon
    * Earth Energy
    * Sky Energy
    * Electric Energy
    * Magnetic Energy
    * Thermal Energy
    * Wind Energy
    * Light Energy
Vaastu is an empirical science. Over the years, based on the knowledge in the Vedas, repeated studies on a number of buildings, offices, temples, houses, apartments have shown a positive correlation between the application of Vaastu principles and success. It can be extensively applied to various edifices natural and man made land masses, temples, factories, homes, office buildings and corporate headquarters.

Where we live can influence our happiness, wealth, health, and prosperity. The Vaastu Shastra is the Vedic science of building. When one studies the Vaastu Shastra, he learns to create buildings that favourably influence those things that bring us happiness.

The Vaastu Shastra considers the astrological placement of the Sun, Earth, and other planets during the actual construction. It also considers where the building site is located, the site’s shape, the proposed building’s shape, the direction the building will face, the location of gates, entry doors, room doors, windows, and the building’s general design. North and east are considered important directions—east because it is the direction from which the sun rises.

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