What is Vastu?
The Place where a person lives and performs work called Vastu. According to
Indian ancient classical texts Vastu means appropriate land for house. All
types of houses, buildings, cities, forts, bungalow industries where ever a
person lives or works called Vastu .Vastu in Sanskrit means nature , a
surrounding or environment. The word "Vaasthu" came from Vasthu,
denoting anything existing such as house, shelter building etc. Shastra in
sanskrit means systems. Vastu shastra is an ancient art and science
containing principles and practices of constructing buildings which ensures
a harmonious balance between man and nature and thereby bring all round
happiness, health, wealth and prosperity.
Vastu Shastra ( knowledge)
This knowledge tell us about the land and building where a person resides
or works gives maximum safety and convenience and gives provisions and
methods to get maximum safety and convenience. It also enables the five
elements of nature i.e. Earth, Water, Fire, Air. Space with natural forces
magnetic, gravitational and solar power, and use, manage the life with all
concerned activities to make them maximum result oriented with comfortable
Ancient sages of India laid down several principles for constructing
buildings taking advantage of the nature, the Pancha Bhootas namely Earth,
Space, Air, Fire and water. Gravitational and magnetic effects and
rotational influences of Sun, Moon, Earth and other planets on the life in
Earth with a view to bring balance and harmony between man, nature and his
buildings and thereby ensuring peace, prosperity and happiness. These
principles, called Vastu Shastra, were evolved over thousands of years out
of experience and foresight of ancient Sages of India and are very valuable
for the well being of man-kind. According to Shastras, if we worship, revere
and respect the lords of these eight directions, they will shower on us
their blessings and benefits.
Vastu shastra has three branches
1. Domestic Vastu
:- Houses made up of bricks, Cement, stones, etc.
2. Commercial Vastu
:- It is further classified into two parts i.e.
(i) Industrial Vastu ( all kind of factory and industries
(ii) Offices, Showrooms, Shop and other commercial places
3. Spiritual Vastu
: All Temples, Rest house, Pounds and religious &