Vaastu Shastra
What is Vaastu Shastra
Vaastu Shastra is the traditional Indian system of architecture and design of vedic origin. Vaastu means the dwelling of humans and Gods. Many Vaastu rules are derived from Vaastu Purusha Mandala which is depicted as a man lying with his head pointing north east, in a grid of usually 64 squares. The different directions and sectors are assigned to different Gods and Guardians. It aims at providing guidelines for proper construction.

Vaastu orientates, places and dictates the proportions of every detail in building lines, skylines, elongations, levels, slopes, water (underground and overhead), kitchen, bedrooms, toilets, staircase, heights of ceilings and roofs, entrances, loci of doors and windows, compound walls and so on.

Man through the art of design, alters and moulds the elements of natural environment. The world comprises of five basic elements - Earth, Sky, Air, Fire and Water. They are also known as the Paanchbhootas. Among the nine planets, our planet has life because of the presence of these five elements.

What Vaastu is not
Vaastu has nothing to do with Astrology or religion. One need not consider one's birth star or horoscope to check the suitability of a plot or house. Similarly it has no ritualistic side. Hence, it is not limited to any particular religion. Every human being irrespective of his religious leaning can benefit by this. Similarly, individuals' beliefs have nothing to do with Vaastu. Vaastu defects cannot be overcome by other means such as ritual. Whether you are an atheist or a believer, the effect of Vaastu remains the same.

Vaastu Purusha
Vaastu PurushThe 'Vaastu Purusha' is said to be the spirit of the premises. It's in the form of a human male and lies on the site with his head towards the east, his posture fitting exactly in a square. It was easier to get the anthropometrically and aesthetically correct dimensions of rooms, doors windows and even the structural members like plinth and pillars. Even the interior planning was governed by the posture of the Vaastu Purusha and the norms which specified where and how the structure must be built, so that it does not injure him.

Can Vaastu Shastra promise prosperity?
Vaastu Shastra cannot be directly linked with prosperity. It only suggests ways in which we can live in tune with the laws of nature, so that we can be healthy & peaceful and work efficiently. The ancient texts of Vaastu Shastra have probably claimed to bring prosperity, as an indirect consequence or being able to perform well at home and work.

Commercial and industrial premises
The original texts of Vaastu Shastra were confined to the architecture of temples, places and homes of the commoners. However, those very norms can be easily applied to other structures such as offices and industries. So if, facing a particular direction brings in negative solar energy, the large machinery may be kept there to block it.

Colour of paint on the walls and Vaastu Shashtra
The interior is one of the biggest parts of the house and colous on the walls play an equally important part. Here is what Vaastu Shastra says about interiors:
  • Bright colours should not be used in the house.
  • Cold and light colours should be used for painting the house.
  • Paintings or photographs depicting war, sad faces, birds like owl, crow, pegion, erotic pictures etc. should not be used for decoration in the house.

Implementation all the changes recommended by a Vaastu consultant
A Vaastu consultant assesses your home or work place, and suggests changes that will improve it's Vaastu compliance. If the assessment has been done in a systematic manner, it is obvious that implementing the more negative elements should yield substantially positive effects. Very often, merely changing the orientation of the interior fixture helps in achieving a Vaastu-positive environment. However, Dhren Nishar keeps all the practicalities in mind and suggests the best available alternative to achieve the maximum possible benefits with minimum of expenses and that is one of his key qualities.

Should one correct all defects? It may not be possible and expensive too!!
Not necessary. Only prominent defects need to be corrected so that the energy flow changes for the better. The other defects can remain. If on the overall, a structure has a positive presence it will give good effect notwithstanding a few mistakes here and there.

How long does it normally take to notice the benefits of Vaastu Shastra?
Normally, it takes one month to six months. It also depends on the amount ofimplementation of the recommended rectification, the percentage of defects, topography, as well as strengths of your Vedic horoscope. One has to consider, that the environmental objects works on the vibration and vibrations working on the mind on the inhabitant. One also has to consider the combination of time of purchase, the transaction between the buyer & the seller, and various other factors of which Vaastu is but a small part.

Two Vaastu experts have given contradictory and confusing recommendations. What can be done now?
Ignore both of them. Vaastu Shashtra deals with feelings and experiences based on the energy patterns, and you being the experienceer, follow your gut feeling and strengthen your mind. In doing so right guidance can be achieved from Dhren Nishar.

Importance of directions in Vaastu Shastra The Sun is the only source of light and heat for human and other living beings. It directs and sustains life on earth. Therefore, the rising Sun is like God, and its direction of rising is considered pious and is taken as a point of reference. If we face the rising sun, the facing direction is called East, behind us shall be West, our left hand denotes North direction and right hand denotes South direction. Therefore, the effect of the direction effects the building/house constructed therein.

Magnetic field of the earth and Vaastu Shastra
The magnetic field of the earth plays an important role while formulating Vaastu Shastra which can significantly influence human life. According to Vaastu Shastra, one should never keep his/her head towards the north while lying as it obstructs the circulatory system causing irregular sleep, tension, paranoia and other mental problems.The magnetic fields of the same poles repel each other while the opposite attracts each other, therefore a person should keep his/her head towards the south or east.

Vaastu for a happy living
Vaastu is directly related with nature, earth's magnetic field that is invisible but a powerful force, which affects man's life. Vaastu helps in making a congenial setting or a place to live and work in a most scientific way taking advantage of the benefits bestowed by nature, its elements and energy fields for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness. The Vaastu science mainly deals with the natural needs of the man for living, like weather, winds, light etc., and the restrictions or passage of these natural sources in the dwelling. Vaastu is a science and a bridge between man and nature. With the help of Vaastu one can have a happy and peaceful life. Make adjustments as per recommendations of Vaastu Shastra and start living a better life.

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