What is Vastu Shastra?

Vastu Shastra

In Hindu religion Vastu’s integration of astrology, earth, health, science, and spirituality or religion is the context, least in the some of the Vastu texts, as one read through this texts have provided more over helming evidence, of need of Vastu e.g. the story goes something like this, from time unknown sun is worshiped as a deity. As it was told in that text, the sun told to have ridden a chariot, which is drawn by seven horses, each one representing one deity, from this source of sun it is believed that seven rays of the sun spread across universe, later there are theories attributed to those rays. And as described in those rays entering from the eastern side windows will have direct impact on our health. And each ray has been attributed to seven deities, who will enter the home will be different and will have direct impact on those who are living in that house.

Since the ancient times, the earth is called as “Vasudha” meaning the inhabitation of creatures. Not only but various creatures and organisms strive towards making a place suitable for their living. In this field, human consciousness and wisdom have evolved gradually with the help of experiences. Because of this, man has been successful in making his residence more comfortable with his intellectual skills. Though food, clothing, and house are the most important needs of humans without which it is not possible to sustain his life. As per a mythological story, a process of levelling the earth was adopted to make earth more suitable for living by a king named Prithu. It is almost impossible to enjoy the household comforts under an open sky. To fulfil the residential needs, Vastu Shastra came into existence. Among the Vedic scriptures, Rigveda is one of its kind which has the description of religious and residential buildings. Although Vastu has been utilized in the ancient times for making the altar for fire rituals and in the construction of Yagnashala (fire lab), it was also utilized for making idols, temples, and residential places lately. However, the exact order of development of Vastu Shastra is mostly unavailable. In Vedic texts, Vastu related to buildings and lands which show that it is directly related to residing and residential place. The Upaveda of the Atharva Veda, Sthapatya later became famous as Vastu and Shilpa Shastra....

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