A BRIEF HISTORY OF VAASTU
Ever since the dawn of civilization, language has played a vital role in the making of the society and its breeds. It evolved many a means of improvisation in the standard of life and the way there of. When the primary appetites of man namely – physical, sexual and sensual have been fulfilled, the next instinct namely psychological or mental, which lead to the philosophy of thinking of ideology – is born. Then emerged the symbol and there after the sound, leading to expression, language and literature.
People in different parts of the world have recognized the influence of the environment on human beings and have accepted the fact that environment and the mental and physical health of the human being is closely related. Once this factor gained recognition efforts were made to create proper environment for people to enable them to lead healthy and happy lives.
Various sages and saints in India always wanted to ensure this happiness and prosperity to mankind as well as other living beings in this world. They showed serious concern about the happiness and welfare of every one, with a view to ensure that people live in peace and harmony with prosperity, comforts and happiness enjoying health, wealth, wisdom along with all other worldly pleasures. They evolved various codes and system for one living which are contained in on ancient scriptures like Vedas, Upanishads etc.
The home, which man builds in his lifetime is really his DREAM HOUSE hence proper care has to be taken when the house/plot is purchased. Here he has to consult with Vaastu – Shastra. Construction of house as per Vaastu leads to a happy and prosperous life.
Vaastu Sastra is not a religion but a science. The philosophy and concept of Vaastu Sastra has more to do with complex mathematical calculations along with the energy lines of the earth. Faith is not a prerequisite to success. Instead effective creation of energy and positive vibration, flow of balance and harmony are required.
Vaastu Sastra is based on precepts laid down thousands of years ago in the Indian classics like the Puranas and Vedas. It is all about the harmony of heaven and earth and ways in which we as humans can keep the balance of humans intact.
Before discussing more about Vaastu Shastra, one has to be aware of Nature and its five elements namely: Sky, Air, Fire, Earth and Water. Vaastu is effected with positive power of three elements: the earth, the water, the fire (the sun).
Earth was formed about 460 crore years ago and it was a fiery ball. In due course of time, the rocks melted and the surface has formed and acquired magnetism due to the magnetic particles embedded within. It has two poles, North Pole and South Pole.
Sky is the endless space available in the universe. The universal concept of sky is beyond the imagination and reaches of human being as it is a never-ending eternal development.
Air (Atmosphere) is composed of gases like oxygen, nitrogen, carbon-di-oxide, helium, neon, krypton and water vapour. Oxygen is a life saving gas and is indispensable to all living organism.
Water: Due to rainfall from cloudes, water flowed into low-lying area of earth’s surface and oceans were formed. The eternal water cycling is mystery of nature.
Sun: Sun plays a vital role in Vaastu Shastra. Which is source of life on earth and this is the reason why Sun is worshipped as an incarnation of god or the potential source of creation on the earth.
The Sun is a vast source of heat generation. Due to the great distance from sun to earth, the earth receives only a fraction of the heat generated by sun and the same is sufficient for existence of living organism on earth. While this concept gave birth to the science of Vaastu in India, the same concept led to the birth of Fengshui in China. In the western world the recognition led to the understanding and development of the science of Geopathy.