hi dear ones,
Vaastu Shastra is 5000 years old but since the middle 1990s, there has been a sudden interest in the subject of the vaastu shastra. People seem to have rediscovered a long lost panacea for their ills. All they need to do is to make a few changes to their home or office layout and overnight, they have the health, wealth and happiness which they lacked for so long!
Eight directions as per Vastu shastra:
- NE or Ishaan Kon (Water): Pooja room, water storage tank, boring, lawn, portico, Drawing room, water supply connection.
- East: Main gate, living room, bathroom, kitchen, guestroom, open space, balcony, Tulsi plant.
- SE or Agni Kon (Fire): Office, fire, toilet, plants, basement, stairs, generator / inverter storeroom, clothes.
- South: Bedroom, room to store heavy articles like machines etc., overhead water tank, big trees, godown, toilet, paying guest / tenant.
- SW or Nairitya Kon (Earth): Arms and ammunition, room to store raw materials, sleeping room, room for father or elder brother, stairs, overhead water storage tank, trees.
- West: Dinning room, septic tank, stairs, water storage tank on the ground, toilet cum bath, drawing room, living room.
- NW or Vaayvya Kon (Air): Cattle and animals, grains storage, kitchen, living room, stairs, medium sized trees.
- North: Treasury, finished material store, reception room, children’s room, recreation and entertainment room, gas plant or connection, swimming pool.
EARTH: When we talk about Prithvi, we mean the piece of land on which the structure of our residence or place of work is built or is to be built. It’s the most important element. The points, which are observed while selecting a piece of land are as follows. First of all its facing is seen. For this we must know that there are eight directions. They are East, South-East (SE), South, South West (SW), West, North West (NW), North and North East (NE). Each direction is governed by a specific planet and different provisions are designed in a particular direction according to lord or god of that planet in that direction. Next is geographical location, it’s relative location within a city, atmospheric conditions of that place, quality and consistency of the earth, its surface, inclination of the surface, it’s auspicious and inauspicious-ness, presence of any inauspicious material (Shalya) like bones etc., shape of the plot, area, length and breadth ratio, other structures near it like road, temple, big tree etc. Level of seismic activity is also considered.
WATER: Since ancient times, be it humans or other living beings, they have colonized near water bodies like river, lake, pond well etc. Availability and source of potable water like well, hand pump, boring, piped water supply, direction of the water storage, direction of the flow of used water like sever are some of the main points which are taken care of under it. If the house is in the cold region where snow fall takes place then roof has to be slanting and if it is in the in the region where rain fall is scanty then provisions are made for rain water collection and harvesting.
SUN: Our sole source of maximum free energy is the Sun and role of proper Sunlight has been well established by the modern sciences as well as ancients. Sunlight has three kinds of rays – they are called ultra violet, white light and infrared rays. White light consists of seven colours. These seven colors can be seen in the rainbow after the rain. They are V.I.B.G.Y.O.R or Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red. The rays shorter in wavelength than red light are called infra red rays and longer wavelength than violet rays are called ultra violet rays. Ultra violet rays kills harmful germs and are abundant in the morning light. Infra red rays are harmful and are abundant when the Sun is setting. Main door of the house, ventilation, windows, veranda are planed accordingly to accommodate geological situation and atmospheric conditions to maintain internal heating and cooling.
AIR: We all know that every living being requires fresh air. Its proper circulation and its freshness has to be maintained. In order to have proper ventilation, relative humidity, open space, veranda, height, size and position of ventilators, windows and doors, and height of the roof is decided.
SPACE: Internal space of a building should be utilized in such a manner that it should not obstruct the ventilation and entry of Sun light. Therefore the height of the ground floor, planning upper stories, multiplex, cupboards, other internal fixtures, placement of furniture, bed etc. are decided accordingly.