Welcome : Welcome A PRESENTATION ON VASTU Girinath M Vastu Means : Vastu Means “Science of construction", architecture,is a traditional Hindu system of design based on directional alignments.
The Sanskrit word vastu means "any really existing or abiding substance or essence, thing, object, article", and also "goods, wealth, property". The vrddhi, vāstu takes the meaning of "the site or foundation of a house, site, ground, building or dwelling-place, habitation, homestead, house". The underlying root is vas "to dwell, live, stay, abide".
The term shastra may loosely be translated as "science, doctrine, teaching". All Energies Arrive from East : All Energies Arrive from East Vastu tells about : Vastu tells about Nature : Nature BASIC ELEMENTS : BASIC ELEMENTS Environment : Environment Main Energies : Main Energies Fundamental concepts : Fundamental concepts According to vastu sastra, the world comprises five basic elements known as the pancha maha bhoota
EARTH (Bhumi) - Earth, the third planet in order from the sun, is a big magnet with North and South poles as centers of attractions. Its magnetic field and gravitational force has considerable effects on everything on the Earth, living and non-living.
WATER (Jala) - This is represented by rain, river, sea and is in the form of liquid, solid (ice) and gas (steam, cloud). It forms part of every plant and animal. Our blood is nothing but water with haemoglobin and oxygen. Slide 13: AIR (Vayu) - As a life supporting element, air is a very powerful life source. Human physical comfort values are directly and sensitively dependent on correct humidity, air flow, temperature of air, air pressure, air composition and its content.
FIRE (Agni) - Represents light and heat which account for day, night, the seasons, energy, enthusiasm, passion and vigour.
SPACE (Akasha) - The akasha provides shelter to all the above elements. It is also considered the primary conductor of all energy sources within the universal context - physical energies such as sound and light,. Slide 14: The northeast quarter is called Isana, the southeast Agni, the southwest Niruthi and northwest Vayu
These are said to possess the qualities of four respective devatas or gods--Isa, Agni, Niruthi and Vayu. Accordingly--with due respect to ecological friendliness with the subtle forces of the spirit—those spaces (quarters) are assigned as follows
northeast for the home shrine,
southeast for the kitchen,
southwest for the master bedroom and
northwest for the storage of grains.
The spaces lying between the corner zones, measuring 2x5=10 squares, are those of the north, east, south and west. They are meant for multi purposes. Slide 15: The preciding gods of each direction (called the ashtadikpalar) are:
Directions : Name of the God : Effect
East: Indra : Progress & growth
South-East : Agni : Energy, vigour, strength
South: Yama : Death
South-West : Nairut (Demon) : Purity & Cleanliness
West : Varun : Water
North-West : Vayu : Air/Winds
North : Kuber : Wealth&Prosperity
North-West : Eeshwar Religion : Divinity Vertically worldly pleasures.
Vastu shastra prescribes desirable characteristics for sites and buildings based on flow of energy (prana in Sanskrit). Many of the rules are attributed - the sun's path, the rotation of the earth, magnetic field, etc. The morning sun is considered especially beneficial and purifying and hence the east is a treasured direction. Some Basic Principles : Some Basic Principles do you want your house to be Vastu-perfect.
These basic Vastu principles will help you design your house the Vastu way
plot Shape of the plot plays a significant part in Vaastu
A quadrangular, rectangular or square plot is considered beneficial and good from all aspects.
Triangular plot is inauspicious.
Also, a big plot fetches prosperity, but it should not be having cleavage or cracks anywhere.
A narrow plot in between two big plots is also not good
If the length of the plot in east-west direction is more than that in north-south direction, it is a good feature. Some Basic Principles : Some Basic Principles SpaceIf your house has more open vacant space in south than in north, it will lead to destruction and downfall, be it a house or an industry, or a temple or a hut. More open space in the east than in the west is auspicious; the principle holds true for more open space in the north than in the south too. Open space should be kept all around the building. The plot having road on the east-north directions is better.
Sleep-wellWhile sleeping head should be in the east or south. Never sleep with feet towards south or east.
Water tanksWater tanks should be on the roof in the south-west direction. Never place these in north or north-east corner. Underground water tank should be built in north-east direction only. Flow of water and its outlet in the directions other than east, north-west, north-east and north causes troubles. Some Basic Principles : Some Basic Principles Vaastu and Family LifeA well or any other pit in the south-east, south-west or north-west direction, will lead to quarrels in the family.
InteriorsPictures and scenes of war and battles, idols/statues of demons, pictures of pig (boar), leopard, tiger, jackal, serpent, eagle, owl, pigeon, hawk, crow, and crane are inauspicious. Slide 20: Direction : Room to be constructed.
East : Bathroom
South-east : Kitchen
South : Bed room
South-west : Room for weapons
West : Dining room
North-west : Grain store
North : Treasury
North-east : Room of worship
Between East and South-east : Room for churning curd Slide 21: Between South and South-eastRoom for storage for Ghee etc.
Between South and South-west : Latrine (W.C.)
Between South-West and West : Study room
Between West and North-west : Punishment room for expressing sympathy or sorrow.
Between North and North-West : Bed Room for young couple
Between North and North-east : Medicine
Room Between East and North-East : Common/Drawing Room Slide 22: Besides these, there are other opinions also :
In South -West corner : Clothes Room (Wardrobe)
North-west corner : Cattle shed
North-east : Water bodies-tank, well etc.
North-west : Toilet