About Vastu Shastra : From the day of civilization humans always searched the best and comfortable shelters ( later built homes/properties) to live. In olden days our elders practiced such a system of local practicable methods of constructing their residences, as per their availability of knowledge and information they built their homes. Most of their homes were getting leaking issues in rainy seasons, many of them struggled to protect their agricultural products from rains. Even today also we may found such problems in many villages. Fortunately most of us never have such horrible complications which our elders faced, as science developed and many new inventions made us tension-less life.
About Vastu Shastra
Vastu shastra is a scientific phenomenon like any other sciences. As was vogue in the ancient times to make science acceptable, people resorted to use science in the religious vehicle. For in those days religion was fairly tolerant and acceptable to large population as it was very relevant and rational in its usage. Down the ages religion became dogmatic and unsuitable for rational thinking. In this scenario fortunately the ancient text on scientific temper remained fairly unpolluted. However further complications of superstitions and prejudices have greatly damaged the religious society. The religion was unable to be freed from these tentacles. This scientific temper which flourished during the ancient period has to be resurrected so that it serves the mankind as intended. Vastu shastra is no exception to this. The present day vastu shastra has its deep routes in the ancient wisdom, yet not shackled by the medieval dogmas. It is now a regular science like any other such as biology, psychology, metallurgy etc.
Day after day many new things were discovered in every sector fields including this home construction. Based on such new developments, residents searched for the best to fit for their homes and apply them to their structures. Along with the standard structures, for example no leakages, protection from many other nature/surroundings effects like heavy rains, winds, sun light etc and further they also searched for the luck to be filled into their homes and minimize the bad evil force effects on their homes. In due course again start hunting for the same and researched for the mentors in philosophical and spiritual topics who were renowned for profound wisdom. Later (this matter is from www.subhavaastu.com) they knows about “Vastu Shastra”, which was written by many of our Indian great Rushis, Sages, Sanths, experts in this field. If we have the burning desire to know about this vastu science then dive into this ocean of science vastu shastra, how much depth you reached you may get such valuable and precious gems of information. As much deep you are reaching that much secrets will be revealed. India is a great land where numerous great personalities took birth here. Some of our Sages and Rishis worked tirelessly and helped mankind with their God’s Divine Knowledge blessed science vastu shastra enlightenment. They formulated many rules in this vastu shastra and granted to humans to fight against evils, anti natural forces, negative effects and other problems too. Their main concern is mankind should live with peace. Vastu is nothing but living with peace. Sincere Pranams to our elders.
How Vastu Shastra Blesses Peace To Humans When They Lives In Vastu Properties:
If the property was constructed with the help of five elements, the same structure may became a house of peace and prosperity. Five elements such as 1. Sky/Space,
4. Water/Jal and finally
Most of the people in our society accepting that there is a power/shakthi which was controlled every thing of this universe, which is not really visible. That may be of God either lord Shiva or lord Vishnu or may be Five Elements. These Five Elements or Panchabhootas which resides in the nature in a specific predetermined proportion and governing by an supreme creation, which may beyond our human evaluated comprehension. Study of these elements may be necessary before entering into our Vastu Shastra Subject.
People scores the best achievements and developed when they about to follow literal principles of vastu shastra, like wise residents has to face numerous obstacle troubles when they neglect Vastu Shastra constructive methods. Here first we should learn about What is Vastu? For instance the meaning of sorrow is either pain of difficult similarly we have to define what vastu shastra means. “Peace of mind” to the family members, inhabitants acquires peace, prosperity during their living time in that vastu principled home. Many thought that Money is the ultimate answer for all questions, its totally wrong, we can’t buy everything with money, we can’t buy many things like . . . “Mother’s love”. As per our old literature “Vastu” means “Vasathi” or “Vaasa” it means living under one roof. Later this word has been changed as Vastu, in some areas the spelling is also been changes as “Vastu” (Bastu Shastra in Bengal area) or “Vaastu” or “Vasthu” or “Vaasthu” What ever the spelling it may (this matter is from www.subhavaastu.com) be the meaning of all the words are same. Generally people called this word as “Vastu Shastra”. Finally Vastu means getting peace or satisfaction if residents lived in vastu homes. There is nothing equals other than that of satisfaction, satisfaction is the ultimate than any other thing, there is no equivalent for this satisfaction. From the very beginning we had been in touch with so called rich people and noticed lack of peace of mind, so the importance of peace of mind is unlimited. The influence of vaasthu is no doubt the peace of mind for the house holders. Those who suffered with health, wealth, debts, quarrels, court cases, property loss, misunderstandings, facing troubles at family life, disputes, frustration and tension and they look forward towards peace. The people who had frustration, negative outlook will crave for the peace and finally turned to present vastu shastra help. Those who follow “vastu” for their constructions will attain their desired goals and perfect happiness. The property which built with vastu shastra principles may provides peace and satisfaction to the residents who lives in that respected property, to learn more on this subject please check our website other pages which has plenty of information that may provides much data to study more on this subject. In continuation of this link this What is Vastu link also helps to know more about this science.
Vastu Shastra Literature
Coming to the Vastu Books and authors, India has numerous great personalities who served unlimited wisdom of this vastu shastra information to our generations.
Before entering into the vastu books information its good idea to know atleast some thing of our Vedas and other scripts. Our elders are saying that Puranas are the governing literature of our Hindu Dharma. Veda Vyasa, the great epic Mahabharatha narrator is considered as the connoisseur of our Puranas. Vyasa become Veda Vyasa who classified vadas, so his name Vyasa become popular as Veda Vyasa. Veda means “Knowledge”, “Wisdom”. Veda Vyasa is the son of Parasara Maharshi. It is trusted that there were around 64 Puranas and consisting of 18 Mahapuranas, 18 essential Upa Puranas and the remaining Upa Puranas. There are total 4 Vedas. The 1. Rigveda. 2. Yajurveda, 3. Samaveda and 4. Atharvaveda. Vedas consisting of Samhitas (Samhita generally describes Mantras), Aranyakas (generally delivers of rituals, sacrifices and ceremonies), Brahmanas (some explanations or commentaries of ceremonies, rituals and finally sacrifices), Upanishads ( Explaining of philosophy, meditation and spiritual knowledge) later few of scholars adds a 5th division like Upasanas (Poojas or worships). Its tough to get the exact dates and period of writings of Puranas. Later 18 mahapuranas were divided (this matter is from www.subhavaastu.com) into 3 groups of 6 total comes to 18. Each were names after a God’s or deity name like Brahma, Vishnu and Siva for example, Brahmapuranam, Vishnupuranam and Sivapuranam. Even the non orthodox (Naasthika) were read our Vedas may turned into Orthodox (Aasthika). By knowing the unbeatable information at Vedas the Indian philosophy which taught at some schools cite Vedas as their literature authority, but Sramana traditions like Carvaka, Lokayata, Ajivika, Jainism and BUddhism may not refer these Vedas as authoritative references. Deep discussions has to be still requires to analyse our Vedas. Based on many scriptural authorities it has to be noted that Vedas played a prominent role in BC periods.
Historical best literature on Vastu: (THIS PAGE UPDATION IS STILL GOING ON . . . . . . . . )
==> Viswakarma Vastu Shastra / Prakasika (by Viswakarma Chief Architect of Gods, he is said to be called as creator of all things in Heaven the place where God’s are living), (home, roads, water tanks and public works architecture)
==> Mayamata (Mayamatam) (by Maya Who is the vedic architect and built holy cities like Mathura and Indra Prastha etc cities and he wrote literature on Temple constructions and homes, such shastras called as Maya Shastra or Mayan’s Shastra ). (this matter is from www.subhavaastu.com) It is said to be it was written in AD 11th century, written by Mayan . It’s an best inevitable reference on Temple construction, building of houses and ascertainment of plots and other properties.
==> Manasara Shilpa Shastra (by Manasara). (Here Shilpa means arts and crafts, Shastra means Rules, Principles and Standards, it contains only the voluminous elaborated descriptions of calculations on Vasthu vidya.
==> Tantra Samuchayam: Written by Namboothiripad Narayanan Chennaas in AD 15th century. The renowned volume specifies the implementation of Vasthu in Temple constructions.
==> Manushyalaya Chandrika : Written by Thirumangalathu Neelakandan Moose in AD 16th century. The precious volume contains the scientific principles of Vasthu construction of houses. (primarily human dwelings)
==> Brihadsamhitha (Brhat samhita / Bruhathsamhitha): The great and best encyclopaedic narrational work in the realm of Astronomy; written by Varahamihira. This book has 106 chapters, on all human subjects. 53rd chapter is being narrated as ‘Vasthuvidya’ and it is noted to be one of the largest chapters.
==> Samarankana Sutradhara (Samarangana Suthradhara) : By Bhojan and is a Vasthu vidya magnum opus by reading.
==> Silparatnam: Srikumaran written interior decorations on Hindu Temples
==> Aparajita Priccha (Aparajita Vastu Sastra) (a dialogue between Vishwakarma and Aparajita, written by Bhuvanadevacharya). (28 books, each with 12 to 75 chapters)
==> Vasturaja Vallabha.
==> Silpa Rathnakaram.
==> Varahamihira Vasthu Shastram.
==> MatsyaPuranam (Chapters 252 through 270)
==> Agni Purana (Agni Puranam) (Chapters 42 through 55, and 106 – Nagaradi Vastu)
==> Gargya samhita (pillars, doors, windows, wall design and architecture)
==> Vastu sarani (measurement, ratio and design layouts of objects, particularly buildings)
==> Devalaya Lakshana (treatise on construction of temples)
==> Griha Pithika (types of houses and their construction)
==> Kshetra Nirmana Vidhi (preparation of land and foundation of buildings including temples)
==> Dhruvadi shodasa gehani (guidelines for arrangement of buildings with respect to each other for harmony)/p>
==> Nava sastra (36 books, most of the literature lost)
==> Mana kathana (measurement principles or principles of measurement)
==> Raja griha nirmana (architecture and construction principles for royal palaces)
==> Vimana lakshana (tower design)
Shilpa or Silpa Shastra and Vastu Shastra has relation, here shilpa shastras narrates with Arts and crafts for example carving woods, forming statues, stone murals, icons, carpentry, painting, jewelry, pottery, textiles, dying etc and where as Vastu shastra deals with building or home architectures, built the homes, forts, temples, town constructions and village layouts etc. “Amara Sinha” a great poet and Sanskrit grammarian in Chandragupta Vikramaditya period, wrote a sanskrit dictionary of “Amarakosha” which contains words more than 10,000. This dictionary divided into three chapters. 1. Svargadikhanda, 2. Bhuvargadikhanda, 3. Samanyadhikhanda. In Bhuvardgaikhanda it was written about Vastu shastra word and was referred as Site which is good for construction of a residence. On those days Amarakosha was a authenticated dictionary.
Require corrections from here: Other treatises such as Agni Purana and works by Kautilya and Sukracharya are not popular even though they preceded the previously mentioned documents. Distinction of style exists due to each document’s place of origin. Mayamata and Mansara Silpa Shastra are considered Dravidian because they are from South India whereas Viswaskarama Vaastu Shastra is considered Aryan belongs to North Indian origin. Out of all the above Viswakarma Vasthu shastra is considered to be familiar. Following this science principles are recommended, but not recommended for the unwanted or over-expectations. For example: if you want to become Prime Minister of India by doing vastu corrections to your property, its highly impossible. But it supports to ambition which is considerable for your status. (this matter is from www.subhavaastu.com) There should be limitations to the desires. If not, some thing may be wrong in your home. Following Vasthu for the constructions may remove all such bad cravings and worries. In simple words Vaasthu means a system of construction that renders peace, satisfactory life to the residents. Vasthu shastra in fact, is a very ancient science from India. Its knowledge can enable us to get benefits of mental peace, health, wealth etc, and make our lives happy and easier. This science, after propounding the rules of construction, goes to prove that by constructing properly our buildings, villages, towns, cities, shops, offices, factories and industries, we can make ourselves prosperous. On the contrary, the residents of such buildings are at variance with the rules of this science, may suffers with several calamities in their life, shortages, diseases and financial insecurity throughout their lives. Our ancient sages and Rushis created vaastu shastra for the welfare of entire humanity.
When Vaasthu is learnt and followed, wealth blossoms in their life and it provides them with grace after their death also. Before buying any property it is always advisable to have one expert vastu shastra consultant guidance to enjoy peaceful and secured future.
OM VAASTU DEVAM MAHAKAYAPANCHA BOOTHA ASHTA DHISHIM INDHRAE SARVA NAYAKA AAGNEYE USHANA KAARANAMDHAKSHINE KAALA RUPINAMNAIRUTHE VISARJANATHAMPASCHIME AAPA NAATHAMVAAYAVYE PRANA KAARANAMUTHTHARE AISHWARYAANTHUEESHANYE LOKA KAARANAMMADHYAME PEEDINAM BHOOMIMMAHADEVAM MAHODHBHAVAMSARVA LOKA MAYAM DEVAMVAASTU DEVAM NAMOSTHUTHE.
Commentary:- Sri Vastu Bhagavan is the God of Earth and has a giant body of eternal earth. He has got the centre place surrounded by the lords of eight directions.
Lord Sri Indra is ruling the east side.Sri Agnideva rules Agneya(Southeast) Sri Yama rules South.Sri Niruthi rules Southwest.(Nairuthi)Sri Varuna rules West. Sri Vaayu rules Northwest.(Vayavya)Sri Kubera rules North.Sri Eshana rules Northeast (Eshan) corner.
Vaastu Bhagwan or Vaasthu Purusha is the energy of all growth and manifestation that lies dormant in Earth. We pray to vaastu bhagavan and he blesses us with peach and success.Read the below for your more information of eight directions and their lords:-
1. East – Indra 2. Southeast (agneya) – Agni 3. South – Yama 4. Southwest ( Nairuthi ) – Nirruthi (rakshasa-demon) 5. West – Varuna or Rain Lord 6. Northwest ( Vayavya) – Vayu or Lord of Air 7. North – Kubera or Lord of Money. 8. Northeast ( Eshan ) – Eshan or Lord Shiva ( Eswar )
Commentary:- Sri Vastu Bhagavan is the God of Earth and has a giant body of eternal earth. He has got the centre place surrounded by the lords of eight directions. Lord Sri Indra is ruling the east side. Sri Agnideva rules Agneya(Southeast) Sri Yama rules South. Sri Niruthi rules Southwest.(Nairuthi) Sri Varuna rules West. Sri Vaayu rules Northwest.(Vayavya) Sri Kubera rules North. Sri Eshana rules Northeast (Eshan) corner. Vastu Bhagwan or Vaastu Purusha is the energy of all growth and manifestation that lies dormant in Earth. We pray to vaastu bhagavan and he blesses us with peach and success. Read the below for your more information of eight directions and their lords:- 1. East – Indra 2. Southeast (agneya) – Agni 3. South – Yama 4. Southwest ( Nairuthi ) – Nirruthi(rakshasa-demon) 5. West – Varuna or Rain Lord 6. Northwest ( Vayavya) – Vayu or Lord of Air 7. North – Kubera or Lord of Money. 8. Northeast ( Eshan ) – Eshan or Lord Shiva (Eswar).
The ancient Vastu literature is aimed to help mankind live a better life. Towards this end some of the positive effects that one could expect by living in a vastu compliant home are as under:
1. Better living conditions consequent to good health, steadiness in life and happiness.
2. A good reputation in the society and neighborhood.
3. Possibility of increased prosperity, peace of mind consequent to having low conflicts within one self.
4. Generally successful life in all activities.
5. Clear and one pointedness in approach of any problem.
6. Getting all needful desires, satisfactorily resolved.
7. Overcoming all adverse situations harmoniously.
8. Living a contented life.
9. It is said that people who have got a clear head make a better life, this statement is apt in a vastu compliant residence.
10. If an activity is completed with least stress and anxiety consequently one would not feel fatigued.
11. Needless to say that residences and offices not compliant with vastu principles have got inherent problems. Even though one may be very sharp and logical and clear headed, in non vastu compliant residence or office for that matter giving out negative vibrations, is prevented from striking the bulls eye and so generate conflict within himself thus doubting his judgement. Consequently he has invited worries and anxiety, one need not go beyond regarding the consequences of such actions where the author starts doubting his own judgement.
12. One of the ills of non vastu compliant residences is lack of harmony in the house leading to constant conflicts within the family. One need not elaborate the consequences further.
13. One should not be thinking that living in a vastu complaint home is panacea for inaction’s willful unsocial activities and the like. One’s own actions will be moderated by the forces that are generated in the residences in which the person lives. If it is a vastu compliant house it helps enhancing harmony in all endeavors the persons undertakes leading to happy dispositions in life. If on the other hand the residences are non vastu complaint its negative influences will cloud the rational thinking of otherwise a normal person where one starts doubting one’s own abilities.