Vastu shastra

ग्रंथालय  > वास्तुशास्त्र Posted at 2016-03-13 10:59:32

Vastu shastra

'Vaastu Shastra' is the science of the ancient 'Vaidic Ages'

(era of Vedas) of India under the guidance of which, keeping in mind certain simple principles, one can even construct buildings or structures on a particular plot of land. These principles are relevant 'till today and none of the branches of modern science can deny or disproove it. In has been seen that adhering to the principles of 'Vaastu Shastra' enables the people within such structures to enjoy sound health and ever-enhancing prosperity. The science of 'Vaastu Shastra' controls forces such as the force of gravity and magnetic power of the earth, radiations from the various planets sun rays and the directions of winds in such a way that constructions carried out in accordance with the dictates of 'Vaastu Shastra' can actually assure their occupants good health and prosperity. On the other hand, structures defying the guidelines of 'Vaastu Shastra' can give rise to a number of problems — which is a fact proven a number of times. Coming up are certain facts related to 'Vaastu Shastra'

(Sacred Architecture) and 'Jyotish Shastra'

(Vedic Astrology). . Adherence to these guidelines can very well prove to be beneficial.


It is imperative for one to have some knowledge of the eight directions in order to understand what 'Vaastu'

(Architecture) has to do with health and prosperity. The eight directions are : 'Uttar'

(North), 'Dakshin'

(South), 'Poorv'

(East), 'Paschim'

(West), 'Uttar-Poorv' or 'Eeshanya'

(North-East), 'Uttar-Paschim' or 'Vaayavya'

(North-West), 'Dakshin-Poorv' or 'Aagneya'

(South-East) and 'Dakshin-Paschim' or 'Nairhitya'

(South-West). Of these, 'Eeshanya', 'Vaayavya', 'Aagneya' and 'Nairhitya' are also referred to as 'Kons', meaning 'Corners'. The centre of the piece of land

('Bhoo-khand') is known as the 'Brahma-sthaan'. With the help of this basic knowledge, let us now discuss how 'Vaastu Shastra' affects one's all round well-being.


(1) It is advantageous for a home to have its 'Dev-sthaan'

(Room/Corner for prayers or the placement of holy idols) at the 'Eeshanya Kon'

(North-East corner). This keeps the members of the house prosperous in every way. On the other hand, latrines should never be constructed at the North-East of a house, as this keeps the inhabitants under excessive mental tension and also impedes their progress. And everyone knows how detrimental stress is to one's health. .

(2) All water-related appliances/resources of the house like tanks, wells, taps, tube-wells etc. should be in the 'Eeshanya'

(North-East) area. This acts as a means of enhancing prosperity, but the existence of a kitchen in this area spells tension, gas and stomach-troubles for the inhabitants and a dip in the prosperity graph. .

(3) The 'Aagneya'

(South-East) area of the house is closely related to the element of 'Agni'

(Fire); hence, having a kitchen in this area is beneficial to all round well-being. The existence of water-storing devices in this corner gives the inhabitants of the house, a lot of stomach related problems, like intestinal disorders and even lung troubles. .

(4) Plying the 'Vaayavya'

(North-West) area of the house with heavy goods could lead to mental diseases of the inhabitants, or give them bone or gas related ailments. .

(5) The more the 'Nairhitya'

(South-West) corner of the house bogs down with load, the better it is for the members of the house. Even the construction of a latrine in this area proves beneficial to the people living there. It is best to have a storage room/area for heavy goods, in the South-West. If this area remains empty, it fills the members of the house with tension, anger, and leads to a lot of friction within.

(6) The centre of the house should neither be sunken, nor bogged down with load of any sort. This area should always be clean. Otherwise, the members of the house might suffer mental disorders and tension, besides stunted growth in prosperity. .

(7) If a house has roads on three sides, its members suffer tension and tension-borne problems. A piece of land that exists on the end of a road is also bad for its inhabitants' health. The presence of roads on the Northern or Eastern side of the house, blesses the health and progress of its members. .

(8) A house that gives out an offensive odour without any reason, is bad for children living within. .

(9) It is not advisable to have a well or tube-well at the 'Aagneya'

(South-East) end of the house. Otherwise, the sons of the Head of the family become prone to various physical ailments. Likewise, the women of a house having a well or tube-well in its South, suffer a lot of health-problems. A well at the 'Brahm-sthaan'

(Centre) of the house brings good luck to its Head. .

(10) If the land on which a house is built is crooked or uneven, the members of the house suffer a lot of mental stress and wrong notions. People inhabiting houses constructed on pieces of land that are triangular and cylindrical, somewhat tapering at the upper and lower ends in the shape of a 'Dholak', often suffer mental disorders and are forgetful, irritable and full of anger. .

(11) Children living in houses that are built on uneven land, or land that is a bit more elevated in its East than the rest of the piece, suffer from insufficient physical and mental development. Besides being ill equipped mentally, they are also forgetful and physically weak and can even have a stunted physical development.


(12) A house that has a massive main door, remains rife with a lot of unsavoury events and the members of such a house suffer a lot, health-wise. Owners of houses, the doors of which open or shut on their own, suffer from mental ailments. Inhabitants of such houses have been observed to be of irregular mental equilibrium. Houses that have their main doors titting inwards, give their owners health problems of various types. A square-shaped main door leads to financial loss. The presence of a wall right opposite the main door, gives rise to 'terror'.


(13) A house having its main door at the 'Nairhitya'

(South-West) end, lacks in peace and has a perpetually tense atmosphere. It is, however, good to have doors in the Eastern, Northern and North-Eastern corners of the house. People living in houses constructed on a piece of land that is elevated on the 'Vaayavya'

(North-West) side but low on the 'Aagneya'

(South-East) end, suffer from stomach disorders, spleen disorders, intestinal disorders, constipation, piles, fistula etc. Likewise, the inhabitants of houses built on land that in elevated in the 'Eeshanya'

(North-East) and low on the 'Nairhitya'

(South-West) side, suffer either from poisonous creatures or poison itself. .

(14) If the construction of a house commences in Chaitra; first of the Hindu calender according to Vikram Samvat

(March-April), Jyeshtha; third month...

(May-June), Aasarah; 4th month...

(June-July), Bhadrapad; 6th month...

(August-Sep.), Aashwin; 7th month...

(September--Oct.) or Maagh; 11th month...

(January-Feb.), the inhabitants are found to suffer from stress and associated ailments. ,

(15) Houses that have soothing, soft colours on the walls, have a more or less tension-free atmosphere. Walls painted yellow, dark red or orange make the dwellers within irritable and mentally unbalanced.

(16) Pictures or paintings of violence or war in the house make the inhabitants cruel. Sad scenes or faces on the walls make the dwellers within miserable and depressed. A picture of a Crane couple on the bedroom wall ensures a great conjugal relationship. .

(17) Houses having cactus plants within, are often full of tension. Consequently, their dwellers suffer from blood pressure, heart troubles, irritable moods etc. The presence of bamboo is also bad for the house. Trees and plants, whose leaves etc. contain a milky fluid, are linked to lunar rays and aqua elements and as such, the presence of such plants in the house gives its dwellers troubles like cold, lung related problems, kidney ailments and problems related to urine. Nevertheless, the presence of such a plant right outside the house is good for the inhabitants, just as the presence of 'Tulsi'

(Acimum Sanetum), Banana, 'Champa'

(Michelia Champaca), 'Ashoka'

(Savaca Indica), 'Aawala'

(Phylanthus Embica) and 'Paatal' trees within the house is beneficial to its dwellers. These trees inside the house keep the people healthy, happy and peaceful. .

(18) At home, one should always lie down

(to sleep) in such a way that his / her head in pointing either in the Southern or Eastern direction. This allows the potentiality of the Earth's Magnetic frequencies to affect the body in a beneficial way, which keeps the blood-pressure balanced, wards off mental diseases, gives sound sleep and no nightmares and on waking up, makes the body feel thoroughly refreshed and energetic. 'VAASTU SHASTRA' GUIDELINES ON THE OFFICE OR WORK-SHOP.....

(1) Make it a point to have a prayer room or corner, however small in size, right at the 'Eeshanya'

(North East) corner of the office.

(2) The Reception area should also be at the North East part of the office.

(3) The Head of the office ought to sit at the 'Nairhitya'

(South West) end, his/her face towards the North or East. The South West corner should also bear a load of atleast 200 kgs.

(4) The Staff should be seated either in the Northern or Eastern part of the office.

(5) There should be no pillars before the Head of the office; just as there should be no beams above his/her head.

(6) The centre of the office should be even, tidy and empty.

(7) Accounts-related work should be carried out in the 'Aagneya'

(South East) end.

(8) Come what may, the main door leading into the office should never be on the 'Nairhitya'

(South-West) end. Its ideal position is the 'Eeshanya'

(North-East) corner, that brings good luck.

(9) The office Treasury should be at the North, with the safe facing North or East.

(10) The toilets or latrines should be outside, and not within, or linked with the office.

(11) There should be no heavy load at the 'Eeshanya'

(North East) corner, where the prayer room / corner is.

(12) If the main electrical switch is within the office, it is better for it to be in the 'Aagneya'

(South-East) corner. The Canteen better be there, too.

(13) Drinking water and water storing devices should either be in the North of the office, or the North-Eastern area. There are a lot of other points related to 'Vaastu Shastra', paying heed to which would not only bless one with complete health, but also progress and prosperity. The points given above are extremely simple and easy to follow. Therefore, it is not a difficult task to act according to the guidelines of 'Vaastu Shastra' and enjoy perfect health and happiness, a lifetime long.

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