Vaastu -Shastra is a vast and ancient science of living. The word Vaastu is derived from the root “Vas” which means to reside. It is not an equivalent of the word architecture. Vaastu is architecture and much more. While architecture is the science, art or profession of designing and constructing buildings etc; the definition of Vaastu extends into the realm of subtle energy, directional and planetary influences on all physical structures, as well as the astrological data of the inhabitants. Vaastu Shastra, the edifice science of Bhawan Sthapatya Kala, being the applied aspects of ATHARVAVEDA, is an ancient science and one of the eminent features of Vedic heritage.
Vaastu means dwelling of Humans and Gods in the original Sanskrit literature. Many factors govern the life of a human being; his fate, Karma and surroundings but vaastu can make sweet things sweeter, and bitter less bitter.
Like many of our traditions, Vaastu too got neglected over the centuries for want of patronage; hence the present society could not very much appreciate and utilise this science in their construction of houses, shops, offices or industrial complexes. If construction is not according to the principles of VAASTU, then the thinking and actions of the people dwelling or working in these places is not harmonious and evolutionary; leading to disorder & illness. This is one of the primary reasons of discontent and sufferings of society at present. On the contrary, if the laws of nature which are elaborated upon and incorporated in the science of Vaastu are followed, then all the Divine powers support the thinking and action of the people associated with such concerns.
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Building a house in ancient India was not only a house-craft but also a sacred ceremony and the house was considered a living organism. The spirit of the house was called the Vaastu Purusha and different cardinal directions and sectors were assigned to different Gods like Brahma, Ishwara, Agni, Varun, Wind, Yamraj and Niruti, since the waves flowing in a particular direction have a specific influence. Ishan or north-east is presided over by God and is therefore suitable for a prayer room. The southeast belongs to Agni. The central space is Brahma’s and should be left open to the heavens. The head and limbs of the Vaastu Purusha are to be left alone. If the various activities in houses, shops, offices or industries are directionally channelised as per principles of Vaastu, we begin to draw power from nature in a natural way.
At the Astroworld Wellness Centre, the Vaastu Shastra division caters for all types of assessments, from land selection, residential and commercial to remedial measure implementation for existing structures.
All those who have consulted with our Vaastu practitioners have benefited tremendously from this incredible ancient science.
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