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Vaastu Shastra (Vaastu- physical environment and Shastra- knowledge/ text/ principles) is one of the traditional Hindu canons of town planning and architecture. These canons are codified in texts such as Manasara Silpa Shastra (by Manasara), Mayamatam (by Maya), Viswakarma Vaastushastra (by Viswakarma), Samarangana Sutradara (by Raja Bhoja), Aparajita Praccha (by Viswakarma's son Aparajita) and Silparatna. Other treatises such as Agni Purana and works by Kautilya and Sukracharya are not popular even though they preceded the previously mentioned documents. Distinction of style exists due to each documents place of origin. Mayamata and Mansara Silpa Shastra are considered Dravidian because they are from South india whereas Viswaskarama Vaastu Shastra is considered Aryan due to its North Indian origin. Vaastu Shastra deals with various aspects of designing and building living environments that are in harmony with the physical and metaphysical forces/ energies of the cosmos such as the gravitational, electromagnetic and supernatural. Building practices based on limited interpretations of these principles are still sustained in specific areas of India. - Wikipedia

To believers, Vaastu Shastra is an ancient science which helps one to get the natural benefits freely offered by the five basic elements of the universe in which we all live. These basic elements are Akash (sky), Prithvi (earth), Paani (water), Agni (fire), and Vayu (wind/air). Vastu Shastra can be applied by keeping in harmony with these basic five elements of nature. It is an edifice science that was developed by our learned people thousands of years ago. Its application today is purely architectural and its principles are based on becoming one with nature. Like astrology and palmistry it is a vast & complicated science, easily misunderstood by most people. Here are some links.

Articles on Vastu

    Vaastu believes that by keeping the entry to your house in positive directions and positioning a constant cosmic field, a positive energy is created which in turn leads to positive thinking, good health and prosperity. Source

    Be it a home or office, factory or a commercial block, Vastu has been known to reward the follower with benefits and protection from ill effects of life and unpredictable effects of nature. Web Link

  • "Some say it happens as per what is written on the head, others say hard work and proper planning alone decides where you settle down in life. According to the science of ancient vedic astrology, it's the combinations of planets in your horoscope that influence your destination....Astrology says that the heavenly planets directly influence your chances of settling abroad. In fact, astrologers can also predict whether you will be successful abroad...." - If you believe in it, visit Bharat Matrimony
  • Vaastu literally means " house" or dwelling place. The principles of Vaastu establish to create a harmony between the fine elements in the environment. - Vaastu for a happy living
  • Graha Pravesh is the first entry into a newly built house. This is important to the inhabitants of the house and holds great significance in Vaastu Shastra.
  • Vedic home design said to provide health, prosperity -Like astrology, vastu architecture is based in a belief that solar, lunar and planetary influences affect life on earth. Visit
  • According to Feng Shui  Yin & Yang  are basic components of universe and or responsible for creation and sustenance of all objects-living/Non-living.
  • Feng Shui Times for Articles, Resources and Feng Shui Tips for your Home and Office

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Featured Vaastu specialist
Sherri Silverman - Works with clients in the USA and internationally, using Vastu to improve their homes, gardens, and business. Sherri also sells precise, potent, beautiful yantras, including planetary yantras, Sri Yantra, Vedic Pyramids, and Meru Chakra (Sri Chakra). (Sherri's book on Vaastu will be available in fall 2007 from Gibbs Smith Publishers.) or Phone: 505-984-0108

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Feng shui

Feng shui is the ancient Chinese practice of placement and arrangement of space which is claimed to achieve harmony with the environment.

The bagua (or pa kua) of the [[Yi Jing], (I Ching]) (Book of Changes) is an octagonal diagram that is used in feng shui analysis. Source


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Vaastu for a happy living

Vaastu literally means " house" or dwelling place. The principles of Vaastu establish to create a harmony between the fine elements in the environment.

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.

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.

Earth (Prithvi) - Earth is the third planet in order form the Sun. It is a big magnet with north and south poles as centers of attractions. Its magnetic field and gravitational force has telling effects on everything on Earth whether living or non-living. Three fourths of Earth's surface is water and one fourth is land. Its main characteristics are Shabda, Sparsha, Roopa, Rasa, and Guna. Earth is the only element linked to all five senses thus exerting the maximum influence on us.

Sky (Aakaash) - Sky is the endless space available on the universe. It's effective forces are light, heat, gravitational force and waves, magnetic field and others. Its main characteristic is Shabda (Sound). As it is related to our sense of hearing, in a house, space element is related to the centre portion or the brahmasthan.

Air (Vaayu) - Atmosphere of the Earth is about 400 kms in depth and is composed of gases like oxygen, nitrogen, carbon-di-oxide, helium, neon, crypton and vapour. Oxygen is life saving gas indispensable to living organism. Our sense of sound, touch and feel are related to Air. Its main characteristics are Shabda and Sparsha (Sound).

Fire (Agni)- Sun is a source of life on earth and has a vast resource of heat generation. Agni represents light and heat of fire (burning), lightning, volcanic or plutonic heat, the heat of fever or inflammation, energy, days and nights, seasons and such other aspects of Solar system, and also enthusiasm, ardor, passion, spirited vigor. The main characteristics are Shabda, Sparsha and Roopa (form).

Water (Jala) - It is represented by rain, river and sea. It has various forms like liquid, solid ice, and gas steam. In every plant and life on Earth water exists in certain proportion and its main characteristics are Shabda, Sparsha, Roopa and Rasa (taste). The eternal water cycling is mystery of nature.

Vaastu is a science and a bridge between man and nature. With the help of Vaastu one can have a happy and peaceful life. Happy Vaastuing! -

Slashdot's BadVibes

Thirty-year-old Smita Narang is rapidly becoming one of India's hottest Web designers. Her method: applying vastu shastra, the Indian counterpart of feng shui, to the online realm. The process entails mapping page attributes – HTML, colors, graphics – to elements like fire, water, and air. "Any disturbance of these established elements can cause an imbalance in the site that directly affects its business," Narang says. Thanks to her book WebVastu and her own vastu-ed up homepage, clients are clamoring for her advice. But does it really make a difference? Narang reports that of the 500 sites she's redesigned, three-quarters received an immediate boost in traffic. To judge for ourselves, Wired asked her to diagnose one of our spiritual Web haunts, Narang found the news-for-nerds site in desperate need of balance.

– Lisa Katayama For Wired Vaastu Evaluation of SlashDot website





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