Vasthu Vidya: A History
The word Vasthu Vidya calls your attention the wonderful
world of a practical science, which is too ancient, but
still alive! It has been building social life of a
nation for centuries! Above all, it suggests a counter
life culture towards our modern problematic culture.
That is Vasthu Vidya, the Indian science of
Vasthu Vidya, the intrinsic building technology of
India, originated beyond 10000 B.C at Indus Valley
Civilization. The Archaeological remnants of this
culture including multi-storied buildings, towns with
efficient drainage system and ship docks, situating at
northern India remain a piece of wonder for modern
technology. Remember, this is the birthplace of Indian
The Jain- Budhist architecture and Maurya - Pallava-
Chola - Pandya cults are only some branches of this
great ancient tree. Great numbers of theoretical books
have written in this subject. Large numbers of old
Temples, palaces and other archaeological monuments have
been remaining without any flow of history, proclaiming
the greatness of this science. Now in India, the major
portion of people following the system of Vasthu Vidya
in their construction works. The builders are
traditional caste in India also.
Here we should note a valuable fact. The all other
civilization had their own architecture. But now all of
them exist only in archaeological pieces! But Vasthu
Vidya is still alive and expansive. This Miracle of
history is only the result of its scientific
practicality. Vasthu Vidya covers the universe by its
Residence construction, Temple construction, Settlement
located in between two nations or two large cities,
Military settlement construction, Urban settlement,
Commercial town settlement etc have been specialised in
Vasthu Vidya. Above all, it considers the planet earth
as 'Vasthu' as a whole. It scientifically favours
financial prosperity and smooth management by an office
Vasthu Goes With the Nature!
Vasthu Vidya emphasises utmost coherence with nature.
The sublimity and scientific basis of this sacred
science have been proved undoubtedly by the recent
earthquakes happened in Gujarat. The disaster could not
make any harm on any temples there.
Vasthu Vidya accepts the nature as it is. The nature and
its life power appear before man not as atoms or
elements, but as Panchabhutas (Five principal elements).
They are Prithvi (Earth), Paani (Water), Vayu (Wind),
Agni (Fire), Akash (Ether). The Hindu mind recognised
the fact that the life on earth is a divine symphony,
conducting by these elements. So, the human being should
accord with its rhythm.
All these five elements sustain life on the planet and
are neutral in their attitude towards us. They are
unbiased, impartial and universal in effect - yet we
cannot control them. In an open field, these elements
operate freely and there is equilibrium. When a
structure is placed in this field, the equilibrium is
affected (sometimes in a chaotic manner) and needs to be
restored. When this is achieved - energy flows
harmoniously, making lives well balanced. Vasthu sets
our position in creating balance between human beings
environment in a manner to absorb the benefits of the
five elements, the cosmic influence of the Sun, its
light and heat, the direction of the wind and of our
planet's magnetic field.