Principles Of Vaastu

Vaastu Shastra is based on precepts laid down thousands of years ago in the Indian classics like the Puranas and Vedas. It concerns the order – the harmony of heaven and earth and ways in which we as humans can keep the balance of humans intact. Do remember that Vaastu Sastra is not magic. It does not have instant results. It is necessary to be patient and allow time for the positive energy and currents from the cosmos to enter the home or office and industry and await harmony and balance.

Vaastu should be looked upon as a science and ancient wisdom that has survived through centuries. One should take care of Vaastu norms while selecting a plot. Broadly Vaastu favours the following types of plots for construction.

· While Buying a Site

Ø     Select a site where the land is fertile and not dry and rocky.

Ø     Avoid waterlogged land or a site at the end of a road.

Ø     Avoid land too close to graveyards, cemeteries, crematoria or hospitals.

· Building a House

Ø     Regular shapes in houses with squares and rectangles are far superior to angular houses with protrusions or L-shaped and V-shaped structures.

Ø     Avoid U-shaped houses. People in these would face a great deal of hardship and unhappiness.

Ø     Avoid triangular shaped houses that have too many corners. The angles are not conducive in attracting positive energy.

Doors

Ø     The main door of a house should never directly face a church, temple or cemetery.

Ø     The door formula states that the number of doors inside a house should be even in numbers and not odd numbers. They should not end in zero. There should be an odd number of doors in line.

Ø     When doors face each other, make sure they face each other directly.

Staircases

Ø     A staircase should never begin in front of the main door or end directly in front of an upstairs door.

Ø     Staircases should ideally be curved gently rather than straight.

Ø     Spiral staircases are not auspicious.

· Industries

Ø     The land for an industry as advised by our Ancient Masters should not be where the air is stale, where plants cannot flourish, where soil is dry and lifeless, where surroundings are harsh and threatening and where shapes of hills are sharp and pointed.

Ø     The main shed or building should be constructed in the southwest sector of the entire land leaving more space in the north and east direction and less space in the southwest direction.

Ø     The overhead water tank should be located in the north east sector.

Ø     The raw material should be stored in the western area and the finished goods in the north west sector.

  • Vaastu for Plots

Ø     Plots with Uniform level, rectangular or square in shape. Square is supposed to be the best. If it is a rectangle the length to breadth ratio should be with in 1:1.5

Ø     Plots with higher levels in South and West. Lower levels in North and East.

Ø     Water bodies like rivers, canals etc. towards North, East or northeast.

Ø     Mountains, rocks towards South and West.

If the plot fulfills any of the above conditions then one can buy it. If the plot is not as per the above guide lines then it has to be corrected to fall in line with these rules.

  • Application

Vaastu believes that by keeping proper entry in positive directions and positioning the various utilities in a prescribed manner a constant supply of rich bio force with a positive cosmic energy presence can be achieved. The following positions are best preferred for openings and utilities.

v    Entry: North or East of Northeast West of Northwest South of Southeast

v    Kitchen: Southeast or Northwest

v    Drawing: North-East-Northeast

v    Bed Rooms: West & South

v    Guest room: Northwest

v    Master Bed Room: Southwest

As can be seen these norms are not difficult to follow. Neither they get in the way of aesthetics or comforts. Adopting Vaastu will not add to the building costs. Thus it is a ‘nothing to lose but every thing to gain’ proposition.

NORMS FOR BUYING A PLOT

Vaastu gives high importance to the selection of the plot. If the topography of the plot is as per vaastu then there is a strong positive energy field on the plot. This is favoured as even if mistakes are committed in placements of the various utilities, a strong field compensates and saves the inhabitants from the ill effects. We shall briefly see the parameters preferred in Vaastu.

Facing of the plots is not considered important. There is a wrong notion that North and East facing plots are better than South and West facing plots. This is not true.

One point however has to be borne in mind. In the case of North or East facing plots one half of the plot that lies towards North or East is the sensitive portion. The rear half is dense. Thus the building can come up in the rear half-allowing for a beautiful front garden. This increases the aesthetics as well.

This advantage will not be available if the plot faces an approach road on South or West. Here, as you can see, the sensitive half is in the rear and the dense portion capable of taking the load of the building is in the front. Necessarily the building has to come up in the first half facing the road. An owner of such a plot has to reconcile himself for a backyard and garden as he will have less space in the front. If this is acceptable by all means purchase a west or South-facing plot.

The problem arises when an owner of a South or West-facing plot uses the rear half for building and goes for a garden in the front. This will make the subtle energy areas in north and east to come under great strain thus affecting their strength adversely. The dense areas, which are in the front, are negatively strong and thus the whole structure is placed in a distorted field. Most of the ill effects ensue because of this problem. So before you purchase a plot decide the first question; would you like a garden and wide-open space in the front or the rear?

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