Vastu Shastra is an ancient Hindu system of architecture that origins around 6000 BC. Since then it is the scientific study of directions, which aims at utilizing the natural energies for the benefit of humans, by creating a balance between man and material.
Vastu is a part of Vedas, which are believed to be four to five thousand years old. Through penance and meditation yogis of that period acquired answers believed to have come from the cosmic mind itself to their questions. Hence Vedas are heeded with divine knowledge.
The Art of Vastu Originates in the Stapatya Veda, a part of the Atharva Veda.
It’s Description can be found in Mataysya Purana, Skanda Purana, Agni Purana, Garuda Purana and Vishnu Purana.
Proofs of Vastu Shastra can be found during the time of Ramayan and Mahabharat. Even in the Cities of Mohanjodaro and Harappa the application of Vastu Shastra Can be seen.
In Modern Ages, Vastu Shastra is not completely different from the one that was used in the ancient era but the way is different and the approach is different.
Vastu Shastra is based on scientific facts . It considers Sun-rays, gravitational force, magnetic power, geographical condition, the five elements, and directions which is very essential to construct a house.
The residential and commercial spaces constructed nowadays rely on the basics of the five Elements in all aspects of planning, construction and doing the interiors.
As per vastu shastra our world consists of 5 natural elements which makes life in this planet possible known as “paanch maha bhoota”. And they are the most important aspect of vastu shastra.
These “five main elements” are:
- Earth – its magnetic and gravitational fields play major part in one’s life
- Water – it is everywhere in solid, liquid or gaseous state
- Air – is a life supporting element without which everything is still
- Fire – represents light and is said to be the great purifier
- Space – provides shelter and mother of all the above sources