What’s the thinking behind Vaastu Shastra?
Updated: Jun 6
Vaastu Shastra is an ancient Indian science of architecture and construction. It is believed to have originated in India over 5,000 years ago and is based on the concept of harmonizing the environment with the individual's living space. The word "Vaastu" means a dwelling or a house, and "Shastra" means science or knowledge.
According to Vaastu Shastra, every building, whether it's a house, an office, or a temple, has a soul, and it's important to build it in a way that it is in harmony with nature and the universe. The principles of Vaastu Shastra are based on the five elements of nature: earth, water, fire, air, and space, and their alignment with the structure.
Some of the key principles of Vaastu Shastra include the favourable placement of the main entrance (north or north east), the location of the rooms (for eg. master bedroom in southwest), the direction of the building, the positioning of the kitchen (southeast), and the placement of furniture (for eg. When laying down head of the person should be facing south or east, and dining table should not be placed under the beam).
The science of Vaastu Shastra believes that if a building is built according to these principles, it will promote prosperity, happiness, and overall well-being of the occupants.