Vaastu Shastra

Vastupurusha

A man was born out of the drops of Lord Shiva’s sweat. He looked very cruel. He was very hungry and began to make penance to appease Lord Shiva and to get a boon from him. Lord Shiva was pleased with his penance and appeared before him. The devotee prayed to Lord Shiva, Oh Lord! Please permit me to eat away all the three worlds. Lord Shiva granted his prayer. He got possession of all the three worlds and was about to eat the terrestrial world. The celestial beings, Brahma, Shiva, and the demons were terrified and they caught hold of the devotee and encircled him. Forty-five deities caught hold of the devotee and pressed him down. This Devotee has been in that position ever since that time. Lord Brahma blessed him and said that he would be the deity of all the plots and constructions, and offerings would be made to him. In return Vastu Purusha is said to be taking care of the inmates of the building.

Vaastu is the science of direction, movements and architecture that combines all the five elements of nature and balances them with the man and the material. Vaastu Shastra is creating a congenial settings or a place to live or work, in most scientific way taking advantages of the benefits bestowed by the five elements called “Paancha Maha Bhootas” of the nature thereby paving the way for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness in an enlightened environment.

The world comprises five basic elements, also known as the Paanchbhootas. They are Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Space. Out of the nine planets, our planet has life because of the presence of these five elements.

EARTH (Bhumi):- Earth, the third planet in order from the sun, is a big magnet with North and South poles as centers of attractions. Its magnetic field and gravitational force has considerable effects on everything on the Earth, living and non-living.

WATER (Jala) :- This is represented by rain ,river ,sea and is in the form of liquid , solid(ice) and gas (steam , cloud ) . It forms part of every plant and animal. Our blood is nothing but water with haemoglobin and oxygen.

AIR (Vayu):- As a life supporting element, air is very powerful life source. Human physical comfort values are directly and sensitively dependent on correct humidity, air flow, temperature of air, air pressure, air composition and its content.

FIRE (Agni):- It represents light and heat without which the life will extinct. All the days and nights, seasons, energy, enthusiasm, passion, vigour is because of light and heat only.

SPACE (Aakasha):- It is the shelter provider to all the above elements.

There is an invisible and constant relation between all the five elements. Thus, the man can improve his conditions by properly designing his buildings by understanding the effectiveness of these five natural forces.

Explanation About Each Direction :
 Direction
Gods
Representing
Planet
Part of the Building/Structure
East
Indra
Lord of Lords
Ravi (Sun)
Entrance (Harbinger of good luck)
Southeast
Agni
Lord of Fire
Shukra (Venus)
Kitchen (Cheerful housewife)
South
Yama
Lord of Death
Angaraka (Mars)
Ghoulish Masks (To ward off evil)
Southwest
Niruti
Lord of Demons
Rahu (Dragon's Head)
Valuables (Prevents from being robbed)
West
Varuna
Lord of Water
Shani (Saturn)
Bathroom
Northwest
Vayu
Lord of Air
Chandra (Moon)
Bedroom (Serenity and calm and peace)
North
Kubera
Lord of Wealth
Budha (Mercury)
Vault (Cash never runs out)
Northeast
Dharma
Righteousness
Guru (Jupiter)
Puja Rooms (For worship and meditation)
Direction Up and Downs :
DIRECTION
LOWER
HIGHER
1. North Brings good, comfort and prosperity Harmful in every sense
2. NorthEast All prosperity benefits Poverty and sufferings
3. SouthEast If lower than Nairitya, it is auspicious, but if lower than Vayaya or Eeshan, fear of fire and enemy and breeds ill. If higher than Nairitya, it is inauspicious, if higher than Eeshan or Vayaya, it brings wealth.
4. East Name and fame, long life Loss of children
5. South Diseases, loss of wealth and brings economic difficulties Economic and health benefits
Benefits of Vastu

Vaastu does not make any promise of a utopia, which holds no pain on loss failure. What can be offered if a series of manifest spares that can provide solar and comfort in times of trouble, well-being in times of distress, contentment amidst pain. Vaastu, in the built form, is the way to achieve a rhythmic inner space, which would give the necessary strength for acting in the world outside despite the pain and the problems of life A building designed with the principles of Vaastu and numerical calculations of ayadi (receiving more and spending less energy) affects the individuals in three ways- physical, psychological /emotional, and spiritual.

Physical: provides comfort, ease of use, convenience achieved by paying attention to space, high, ventilation, good circulation, comforts, color, form.

Psychological: creates well-being, unlocks the tensions, enhances relationships inwardly and outwardly.

Spiritual: Awakens the urge for understanding the meaning of life and death and evokes the quest for touching something more deep within and without. By ensuring that all three aspects of a person’s life are touched, evoked, activated and harmonized, the entire universe of the spirit is opened up and made ware. This complete or holistic action is the strength of Vaastu. Vaastu architectural design enables to enjoy the following:

  • Clarity of mind and creative thinking
  • Problem solving ability and power to make the right decision
  • Happiness and healthier frame of mind
  • Mental alertness and refreshed feeling throughout the day
  • Sound restful and refreshing sleep
  • Full of energy and less fatigue
  • Tranquility and peace of mind

Residential:

  • Promotes financial prosperity
  • Improves your relationships & dealings with people.
  • Provides you with refreshing good night sleep.
  • Creates a harmonious & tranquil atmosphere in your home
  • Promotes general fortune & wellbeing.

Commercial:

  • Improves the efficiency of your employees
  • Increases your creativity & intelligence
  • Creates a stress free & supporting environment

Is vastushastra ( knowledge ) beneficial for human life ?
This knowledge tells us the technique. How does construct a building at where we get maximum benefit from nature and environment and live or work with convenience and safety.

Happy Home

Shape of the Land
The best properties are either square or rectangular. If the plot is not a perfect rectangle, it is best if at least the southwest and southeast sides of the land are at 90º angles from one another. The southwest side of the quadrilateral should definitely not be extended past the southeast side, even if that means giving away a portion of the plot. Land that extends past the northeast side of the quadrilateral, however, brings wealth, happiness, and good name. Land extending on the northeast side is very good. Extensions on any other side are inauspicious. Extensions of the northwest side will cause you to lose money and peace.

Entrance Gate and Main Door
The main door of the house should be larger than the other doors entering the house. The main door should have two shutters and open to the inside of the building. Teak is a good material for the entrance door.

It is best that a house has two entrances. The exit door should be smaller than the entrance, and it should have only one shutter. If there are two external doors for the house, they should not be set in a straight line.

The House
It is best if the building’s walls are higher on the west and south sides and lower on the north and east sides. Also, the south and west walls should be thicker than the north and east walls, if possible. The building’s floor and roof should be higher on the south and west sides, lower on the north and east sides. Neither the ground nor the building should be higher in the northeast than in the southwest.

Worship Room
Worship should be done in the northeast, north, or east sides of the house. It is best that the temple room is in the northeast corner of the house. The worship room should not be to the south. The place of worship should be on the ground floor and not upstairs.

Kitchen
The kitchen should ideally be in the southeast corner of the house, its windows on the east and south sides. There can also be a window on the west side. If the kitchen cannot be in the southeast corner, it is all right to place it in the northwest corner. But in general, the kitchen should not be in the north, and should certainly not be in the northeast corner. Locating the kitchen to the southwest will cause problems.

Living Room
The living room should be on the north side of the house. Furniture should be square or rectangular, not round or oval. It is good if the ceiling slopes down toward the northeast direction. The air-conditioner should be in the west, not the southeast. Furniture should mainly be in the west and south section of the room.

Bed Room
The main bedroom should be on the southwest or northwest side of the house. If there is an upper story in the house, the master bedroom should be on this floor, in the southwest corner. Adult married children can also use this room. Younger children, however, should not use it because that will cause trouble in the household. Bedrooms on the northeast side of the house will also cause trouble.
The children’s bedrooms should be in the northwest or west. The younger children’s bedroom can also be on the east side of the house, Newly married couples should not use a bedroom on the east side.Guest bedrooms are best located in the northwest corner, but can also be located in the northeast corner.

Safe Room
Money, valuables, or a safe should be stored in a room on the north side of the house. This is the side of Kubera, the god of wealth. The door to this room should be facing north or east. The walls should be painted yellow, because yellow leads to an increase of wealth.

Dining Room
The dining room should be located on the west side of the house, or on the east or north side of the building. If the kitchen is on the ground floor, the dining room should not be on an upper floor but should also be located on the ground floor.
The dining table should not be round or oval but either square or rectangular. It should not fold from the wall or be attached to the wall.

Bathroom
Bathrooms can be on the west or northwest sides of the building, but not on the eastern or northeastern sides. The toilet room should also not be located on the southeast, the southwest, or in the center of the building. The morning sun falling on the body after bathing is good, so windows should be set in the north or east sides of the room.
Ideally, toilets should face south, not east or west (in the direction of the sun). The toilet should be located on the west or northwest side of the room and should be built 30–60cm (1 or 2 feet) above the ground.An attached bathroom should be on the west or northwest side of a room, never on the northeast side.

Study Room
The library or study should be located on the west side of the building, but should not be located in the corners of the house. When using a library or study, it is best to sit facing east or north.

Storage Area
The storage areas should be located in the northwest part of the building, but not in the north or east. The storage room door should not be on the southwest side of the room. Storage cabinets should be located on the west or north sides of the room. Butter, ghee, oil, and cooking gas should be kept in the southeast corner.

Directions Ruling Planet
Room
North Mercury Living (Sitting) room safe
Northeast Jupiter Worship room living room
East Sun Living room bathing room (no toilet)
Southeast Venus Kitchen
South Mars Kitchen storeroom
Southwest Rahu Master bedroom heavy storage
West Saturn Children’s bedroom store room study    
Northwest Moon Guest room bathroom grain storage room
Bedroom
Bedroom Locations
Children Bedroom
Children Bedroom Locations
Bathroom
Dining Room
Kitchen
Pooja Room
Study Room
Locker Room