BENEFITS OF DOING VASTU SHASTRA
Vastu means the 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 VASTU CAN MAKE SWEET THINGS SWEETER AND BITTER LESS BITTER.
Like many of our traditions, Vastu too got neglected over the centuries for want of patronage; hence the present society could not very much appreciate and utilize this science in their construction of the house, shops, ofﬁces, or industrial complexes. If construction is not according to the principles of “VASTU” then the thinking and action of the people dwelling or working in these places are not harmonious and evolutionary; leading to disorderliness.
This is one of the main reasons for the discontent and suffering of society at present. On the contrary, if the laws of nature which are elaborated and incorporated in the science of Vastu are followed, then all the Divine powers support the thinking and action of the people associated with such concerns.
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 Vastu-Purusha and different cardinal directions and sectors were assigned to different Gods like Brahma, Ishwar, Agni, Varun. Wind, Yam, and Demon, since. the waves ﬂowing in a particular direction have a speciﬁc inﬂuence. Eeshan or northeast 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 Vastu Purusha are to be left alone too.
If the various activities in a house, shop, ofﬁce, or industry are directionally channelized as per the principles of Vastu, we begin to draw power from nature in a natural way. ONCE THIS IMMENSE FORCE OF ALMIGHTY BEGINS TO SUPPORT US, ALL OUR OBJECTIVES ARE FULFILLED IN AN EASY, SPONTANEOUS, AND EFFORTLESS MANNER.
The Shastra is being gradually applied not only in Houses but also in Commercial buildings and industries, where the client’s stakes are high. For example, Vastu assigns the kitchens, chimneys, Furnace, boiler, etc. to a certain comer on the basis of wind, directions to prevent the smoke, and cooking fumes from ﬂowing into the living/working area and affecting the health of the residents/workers. Thus there is a great need for the architects and Vastu Engineers to coordinate; since an architect can build a posh house but can’t assure happy life to the people living in that house, whereas Vastu science assures peace prosperity, and progress to the owner as also the inmates. This happy admixture of ancient heritage and modern science can go a long way in reviving this ediﬁce science.
In nutshell “Vastu” lays down principles for the construction of houses, commercial buildings, industries, etc., which harmonize with the neighborhood, nature, and the entire universe.
Many rules are common sense as they relate to ventilation and sunlight. But some like the subtle energy in natural and built environments that affect humans have also been veriﬁed and appreciated by those who did not believe in them initially.
Sun is the major cosmic entity that radiates light & heat in the entire universe. It is called the self of the universe “SURYAATMA JAGATAS TASTHU KHASHCHA”. The principles of Vastu allow human beings & society with an inexhaustible source of energy and thus make them live in a fully satisfied manner. ‘
We live on earth, which nourishes all beings like a mother and is the treasure of all comforts & pleasure. The all-embracing motherly role of the earth is best tapped by the use of principles of “Vastu”.
Along with construction. the internal decoration in the house, shop, or factory is equally important. IF SETTING OF THINGS ARE ACCORDING TO PRINCIPLES OF VASTU, THE THOUGHTS. SPEECH & ACTION ARE SUPPORTED BY NATURE AND LEAD TO HEALTH WEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
Vastu’s current revival may be conﬁned to human dwellings, but the scope of the Shastra, also known as Sthapatya-Veda extends to temple design, iconometry, town planning & civil engineering as well.
In addition to Karmas in this life, two things fate and Vastu affect the life of a person; each responsible for 50 percent happiness in life. If Vastu is poor the result as compared to efforts will behalf even if the stars are exalted & the fate is very strong. As against this if “Vastu” is right and the planetary position is unfavorable then also the ill effects will not be so bad, as to that when both are poor. This means that if a house or industry is constructed according to “Vastu” MAN’S DESTINY MAY BE CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.