Theory Behind Vasthu
Man has no separated life. The life of all flora and
fauna is totally inter related. According to sacred
books of Vedas, "Yatra Viswam Bhavathyeka Needam"
i.e. this universe is situated as a bird nest. Here you
enter the realm of 'Advaitha' (Theory of
Non-Duality). The exceptional universal outlook of
Vasthu Vidya is derived from the Theory of Advaitha.
This thought will elevate your mind beyond the modern
Chaos Theory and Uncertainity Theory.
We can see that Vasthu Vidya combines human endeavor
with the rhythm of the echo system, through a wonderful
planning. You can build your house in large or small
plot. But here Vasthu Vidya strictly demands to study
and obey the geographical features of your plot. The
reasons are too simple but majestic. For example,
according to Vasthu Vidya a house should build towards
east-west or south-north direction. There is strong
reason in it. The earth rotates from West to East per
day and by one year it revolves to North from South.
When we travel, it is better to be seated in same
direction of our vehicle.
Ayurveda discovered that the flow of air and the fall of
sunlight in a region excert great impact upon man's
emotions and bodily requirements. Thus, ancient architectural
works could provide rare conclusions in the construction
of houses where light and air abide plenty. Recent
researches proved that these houses nurture the mind,
the body, and the sexual well-being of the users.
Vasthu and Architecture
Today is an age of specialization and architecture has
metamorphosised into several disciplines. This has
resulted into fragmented approach and disruption of
age-old traditions; the insular thinking is due to
present changing socio-cultural structure-from rural to
urban, from social to economic and from community to
individualistic. Architecture has, usually, not been
able to recognize the social, economic, environmental
and other changes that are taking place in the country.
There is a widespread restlessness and lack of
psychological fulfillment, in spite of higher level of
physical comfort. The people are searching for
alternatives to these problems in a rather simple manner
and adopting geometric patterns and codes of the
so-called Science of Vasthu.
However, due to the growing awareness, it has other side
also. Architecture is in the process of precipitation
and there is a strong urge to relate architecture to
metaphysical and psychic experience. With the renewed
interest in heritage of Science of Vasthu, the scholars
and architects are studying and exploring the
traditional Indian literature.
Vasthu Vidya is relying out and out on the eco-friendly
bio-human methods. It prefers human experience to
mechanical engineering when it begins by checking the
soil, simply by tasting it. It will convince you that
water is but the blood of earth.
Like the blood circulating through nerves lying
downwards and upwards in parts of the human body, the
water circulating through the internal nerves of the
earth. Here the earth is not an object of consuming; but
a pulsating life!
Vasthu Vidya suggests various eco friendly building
materials. It rejects the terrible and harmful 'concrete
culture'. Vasthu Vidya pleads for diversity in this
matter according to geographical peculiarities of plots.
Vasthu Vidya insists on land fertility and environmental
pleasure. 'Green Belt' is a modern idea in European
thought; but it has
been practicing for centuries by Vasthu Vidya. There is
a concept of planting the Tamarind Tree in the south
direction of the house. So, that it checks and absorbs
the strong flow of solar wind. Some new Indian studies
have also proved the scientific basis of this outlook.
This is the time of terrible environmental pollution.
There is hole appears in the ozone layer, which helps
the earth to protect it from the dangerous rays of the
sun. Here Vasthu Vidya shows a path of salvation to you.
Vasthu - An Applied Science
Vasthu Vidya is an applied science of all Indian
learning. The Indian Astronomy, which discovered the
structure of solar system and eclipse of stars at first,
leads Vasthu Vidya; The great Indian Mathematics gives
it exactness; The Indian art tradition, which wrote
poetry in metal and stone, make it beautiful; The great
Indian medicine which discovered surgery before Christ
gives it a human phase; The Indian Botany, which
includes the great visions of Saint Athreya who
proclaimed that there is no single plant in this nature
that is not useful to mankind, gives openness to it.
Yes, it is the only way of natural life of which the
modern world wants!