What is vaastu and why people believe in it so much?
the home is a “human temple”. it is not just a shelter for human beings for rest and eat. darshanshastra explains the state of human existence as single stream of consciousness, termed as sat chit anand; and, vaastu aim to maximize the creation and buildup the positive energy around the human and minimize their negative energy. as per a vedic myth “vaastu reva vaastu”, all substance forms of the universe are energies. basically it is used to be applied in hindu structural design, particularly for hindu temples. man is most superior among all animals. he must satisfy certain natural basic needs in order to survive. he must eat, drink, excrete, sleep, maintain adequate health and procreate. these needs constitute the inherent nature of man. consequently, vaastu has a great manner on health and religious growth of a human being.
vaastu is a most primal indian science of architecture which helps in constructing the building and dwelling or house. vaastu takes different meaning such as the site of foundation of house, site, ground, building, or dwelling-place, homestead etc…the propose of designing is based on direction alignments. by using vaastu shastra people can extricate themselves from a potentially bad situation and start a successful career. some say that vaastu was one of the furthermost architect and town scheduling expert ever created by india who lived 2000 years ago. prehistoric king would wish vaastu for planning and ascertaining a town. vaastu shastra is the science of direction that combines the basic five elements of nature called pancha maha bhoota- which is the earth, water, air, fire, and space; which are balance with the man and material. there is a mysterious and stable relation between these five elements. traditionally, vaastu is credited to the maamuni mayan in south and vishakarman in north india. according to dr. ganpati sthapati- “if the part of free space is isolated and confined into a four walled structure called building , it become a living organism.and the space enclosed will start vibrating in a particular order.if such a building is designed to vibrate in the same numerical order as that of the indweller, the resultant phenomenon is that he will experience harmony or perfect union with the universal self.”