Vaastu is an ancient Indian science of architecture and buildings which helps in making a pleasant setting or a place to live and work in a most scientific way taking advantage of the benefits bestowed by nature, its elements and energy fields for enhanced wealth, health, prosperity and happiness.
Vaastu Shastra unifies the science, art, astronomy, astrology and of direction that combines all the five elements called "Paanchbhootas" of the nature (Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Space) thereby paving the way for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness in an enlightened environment. Vaastu Shastra helps us to make our lives better and will secure from things going wrong.
Our sages and seers have knew the secrets of using all the five elements of this universe and their special characteristics and influences such as the magnetic field, gravitational effect etc. of Earth, the galaxy in the sky, the directions and velocity of the winds, light and heat of the SUN including the effects of its Ultra-Violet and Infra-Red rays, the volume and intensity of rainfall etc. for the advantage of the mankind in suitably planning and constructing buildings for dwelling, prayer, entertainment , education , working , production and other purposes .
Studies show that our surrounding environments have an impact on how we feel. If you have trouble sleeping at home or if you have trouble concentrating at work, the surrounding environment could be the cause of your problem. If you are a medical professional, the design of your waiting room could contribute to patient distress and stress. If you run a hotel or spa, its decor, no matter how expensive, may be aloof, too neutral, or uninviting. If you run a yoga studio, its design may work against centering oneself and diminish the benefits of yoga. Vaastu Living designs and creates environments that connect to our needs--spaces that are also easy on the eye. We are committed to humanizing space, and Vaastu, the first design science to use the human body as its guiding force, shows us the way.
Man is the subject, object and the cause of architecture. He perceives and conceives architecture in relation to his experience of himself with the surrounding world. Through art of design, he alters and moulds the elements of natural environment. Out of the nine planets, our planet has life because of the presence of five elements. Earth and Water have limited and localized availability for the human habitat and growth. They form apparent and fundamental choice makers in the location and the physical form of architecture and habitat. Sun, Air and Space are universally available and can be molded to human needs by the act of design.
Relevance of Vaastu Shastra is being increasingly used as a tool to analyze the role of a building in the health and fortunes of its inhabitants. The scientific basis of Vaastu, in terms of energy is understood now than ever before.
Our expert Vaastu consultants have in depth knowledge of traditional techniques for creating well being in the build space. Snippets of our research are as follows:
- The central courtyard: The central court coincides with the resting Vaastu purusha’s central body composed of lung, heart and stomach. Physically this part (of the building) offers the heart nexus or feeling center, the lung or praana center, the stomach or digestive center, and the nabhi or creative center .
- The central Energy Axis: The central axis known as the brahma sutra runs through every building. Psychologically, this axis which is known as ‘vamsa modam’ or backbone, is considered to be the core of the building and hence of importance in the health of the occupants.
- The top Ventilator or Hot Air Vent: The chimney, the top ventilator, are physical representation of the vertical movement of the standing purusha, which is also the axis of the ‘praana’(life force). These slits helped in the natural movement of air within the rooms of a house.
- Rear garden: In the rear is usually located a small garden with space available for animals. The private garden is the buildings connection with nature. In modern flats, this would be replaced by a sit out or terrace with potted plants. The relationship between the garden and nature is a great energy resource for its occupants.
- Rain water catchments: The garden is sloped and its base built a brick lined depression for rainwater to collect in. it is especially beneficial for hot, dry areas.
- Combining waste- water channels with a vegetable garden: To prevent different water from harming potable water in wells simple channels are made so that they can be used for vegetable patches.
- Mud walls, Lime wash, Earth Red, low-dung, Thatch: Festivals, holy days and seasons have been systematically demarcated for the application of lime, cow- dung and earth, red on the walls or floor as part of a ritual. Besides marking a special occasion they also help in containing white ants and rodents. Spring-cleaning is not just cleaning, but also an occasion to get rid of the negative energy.
- Medicinal plants and herbs: Every traditional house recommended the planting of herbs and medicinal plants (trees) as also flowers for ‘puja’. These plants with their healing power and fragrance add positive energies to the environment.
- Periodic fumigation of house: Different kinds of incenses, herbs, minerals and plants are used for cleansing the air in a house. Periodic use of different herbs, neem leaves,” sambrani” incense and firewood smoke help in getting rid of mosquitoes, bacteria, micro-organisms as well as removing negative energy accumulation.
- Importance of doors: The entrance of a house is one of the most powerful points. It connects the activity-based identity of the individual with his inner self, denoted by the private spaces within. Traditionally, the door would be scaled and designed for each family and would hence be unique.
- Verandahs as buffers and connectors: In the lifestyle of the families, the outer verandah not only played the part of the dust and heat collector, but also helped in the social interaction of the family. Vaastu, which combines the rigor and discipline of design with the traditional perspective toward individual comfort and community linkage, is certainly relevant in a world where isolation has become commonplace.