Introduction to Vastu Shastra (What is Vastu Shastra)
Vaastu is an ancient Indian science of architecture and buildings that helps to create a pleasant environment or a place to live and work in the most scientific way taking advantage of the benefits provided by nature, its elements and energy fields for greater wealth, health and prosperity and happiness.
Vastu Shastra unifies science, art, astronomy and astrology, it can also be said to be an ancient mystical science for design and construction. Vastu Shastra helps us improve our lives and we will make sure things go wrong.
Vaastu is the science of directions that combines the five elements of nature and balances them with man and material. Vaastu Shastra is creating a pleasant environment or a place to live or work, taking advantage in the most scientific way of the benefits granted by the five elements called “Paanchbhootas” of nature, thus paving the way for better health, wealth, prosperity and happiness. In an illuminated environment.
Our sages and seers have learned the secrets of the use of the five elements of this universe and their characteristics and special influences, such as the magnetic field, the gravitational effect, etc. of Earth, the galaxy in the sky, the directions and speed of winds, The light and heat of the SUN, including the effects of its ultraviolet and infrared rays, the volume and intensity of rain, etc. , production and other purposes. They developed scientific methods and systems and confined them over the years as ‘VAASTU SHASTRA’. Our sages SEARCHED it; we are just INVESTIGATING and constructing the concepts.
Man is the subject, the object and the cause of architecture. He perceives and conceives architecture in relation to his experience of himself with the surrounding world. Through the art of design, it alters and shapes the elements of the natural environment. The world is made up of five basic elements, also known as Paanchbhootas. They are Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Space. Of the nine planets, our planet has life due to the presence of these five elements. Earth and Water have limited and localized availability for human habitat and growth. They form apparent and fundamental decision makers in the location and physical form of architecture and habitat. Sun, air and space are universally available and can be shaped to human needs by the act of design. To understand the act of design with these five elements, we will have to take each one separately to appreciate their meaning, function and functionality in architecture.