The ancient architectural science conceived and propagated by the sages; Vaastu shastra, has become an important part of every real estate construction carried out. It is believed that a house which is built, based on the principles of Vaastu shastra provides mental piece, health, wealth and a happy family. Vaastu shastra says that, there are five basic elements in our planet earth. They are bhoomi( earth), water( Jala), air( Vayu), fire( Agni) and space( Akasha). These elements interact with each other to generate energy.
Based on the principles of Vaastu shastra, each component of the house is to be arranged accordingly. The basic position and direction for each components is discussed below
Foundation Stone: It is placed in the north east corner of the plot or it can be placed in the north east corner of the building
Foundation: Construction is started from south west corner and then proceeds towards north west and south east corner
Master Bedroom: Master bedroom is in the south west corner of the house. Beds in the south west corner of the bedroom
Mezzanine: It is positioned anywhere except in the north east corner of the building
Tube well: It is positioned in the north east corner of the plot
Drawing Room: North east side of the building
Dining Room: Best to put it in the east side of the building.
Kitchen: It is best to construct kitchen in the south east corner of the house. The next choice is North West corner of the house. The cooking platform is made facing east and one is going to face east during the cooking.
Puja Room: Best position is north east. If not possible then it is located in the north or east direction
Toilets: It is better to build toilet in the west side of the house. Avoid making the toilet in the north east side of the house.
Balcony: It is good to keep the balcony in the northern or eastern side of the building
Study room: Study room in the western side of the house
Water Tank: It is placed in south west corner of the house
Store room: it is placed in the south side of the plot
These are some of the basic principles of Vaastu shastra which one can follow to start with. All the builders today incorporate or take into consideration, Vaastu shastra while constructing a property. If you are building your own house it is better to consult an expert in Vaastu shastra.
In a continuation of MARG’s Vastu Shastra series, According to Vastu Shastra, the world comprises five basic elements of nature known as the pancha maha bhoota. This is given great importance as earth supports life because of the precise balance of the pancha maha bhoota. The five elements are as follows.
1. EARTH (Bhumi)
2. WATER (Jala)
3. AIR (Vayu)
4. FIRE (Agni)
5. SPACE (Akasha)
Vastu Shastra combines all the five elements of nature and balances them with the person and the material. It takes advantage of the benefits bestowed by the five elements of nature to create a peaceful living and working environment that facilitates spiritual well-being and paving the way for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness.
Now that we are aware of the basics of what vastu is about you might understand that the importance of Vastu and why we have built our properties including MARG Utsav in a way that follows the Vastu Rules.
Now lets move a bit deeper into the subject and look at the Vastu Purusha Mandala which is basically a chart based on which the rules of Vastu were formed.
Vastu Purusha Mandala
Vastu rules are applied during construction based on what is called as the Vastu Purusha Mandala. Vastu Purusha Mandala is a Mathematical and Diagrammatic chart and is the virtual plan of a building that incorporates the course of the heavenly bodies and supernatural forces.
Vastu Purusha is considered as a once formless being who blocked the heaven from the earth. He was trapped to the ground by Brahma with the help of many other gods. This incident is depicted graphically in the Vastu Purusha Mandala with portions allocated hierarchically to each deity based on their contributions and positions. There are 45 gods in all including 32 outer deities.
We will have a look at Pancha Maha Bhootas and Vastu Purusha Mandala’s significance in our next couple of posts.
We have all heard about a specific Vastu Shastra and we understand that it plays a very vital role in our residence/workplace’s construction and architecture.
MARG ProperTies ensures that all its buildings adher to the rules of Vastu Shastra. Marg blog is coming up with a series of articles to quench your thirst for knowledge about Vastu Shastra. In this first post lets get to know about the basic what, when and how of Vastu Shastra.
What is Vastu Shastra?
Vastu Shastra is an ancient Hindu practice originating from Vedas used while construction aimed at creating equilibrium between humanity and nature for the well being of the former.
Scientifically we can define Vastu Shastra as the scientific study of direction for usage in construction so as to create harmony between humanity and nature using the five elements of nature.
Origin of Vastu Shastra
Although we can’t define the exact time when Vastu Shastra originated, it dates back to several thousand years ago. It has its origins from Sthapatya Veda which is an integral part of Atharva Veda (One of the ancient four Vedas).
The early principles of Vastu were framed on the basis of observation of the sunrays, at different times in the day. These observations were noted and important inferences drawn later on, on the basis of an in-depth screening.
We can also find references of Vastu Shastra in the Great Indian Epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Vishvakarma Prakash, Samraangan Sutradhar, Kashyap Shilpshastra, Vrihad Sanhita, and Praman Manjaree are some of the ancient Vedic experts who passed over the Vastu knowledge to the next generation.
At MARG we respect the traditional values and believes and we have built all our MARG properties in accordance with Vastu after consultation with Vastu experts. We can never compromise on important aspects such as these when we are building integrated townships like Vishwashakthi at holy places like Tirupathi.
On our next blog we will see about the Vastu Purusha Mandala which defines the rules of Vastu Shastra.