Vastu Shastra

A: It is the art of making the place or ‘Vastu’ holistically livable and congruent with the ‘Nature’.

The basic necessity of civilized man is shelter. Shelter not only shelters us from the vagaries of Nature but shapes man’s destiny into a wonderful form by bringing into symmetry the ‘panch bhootas’ (five elements of Nature) namely EARTH, WATER, WIND, FIRE and SKY.

Vastu is essentially that science which demands correct placement of its structures and balancing of ‘Natural’ forces.

A: Vastu Shastra today has attained universal application countries like America, China and Japan. The word ‘Vastu’ has its origin in ‘Vasa’ meaning ‘Inhabitation’ and ‘Shastra’, as Sanskrit word, equivalent to the modern concept of ‘Science’. To sum up, Vastu is the science of inhabitation. So, Vastu and engineering are like two sides of the same coin. Vastu indicates the proportion and ratios to be used of human society. This successfully proves that Vastu is the concept applicable all times and in all ages. Vastu Shastra ensures optimum utilization of material resources in accordance with the shape of the building, the area to be utilized, dimensions, symmetry of doors and windows and amalgamation with the structures both inside and outside. Every construction namely residential house, office, factory, industry, commercial sites and business complexes will flourish and profit only by the application of Vastu Principles.
1.  Vastu depicts the advantages and disadvantages involved in construction of structures.
2.  Vastu Shastra essentially reveals the art of the correct placement of all its structures and its components in a building structure.
The application of Vastu from age old days up to modern period and its universal nature, observing carefully and cautiously all the elevations, depressions, topography, squaring and angling in accordance with its principles will enhance our Health, Wealth and Prosperity. 

A: They may be as follow:

1. Many people so called rich, living in fabulous mansions may not be truly rich and happy.  But a person on daily wages living in a small house may be truly rich and happy. The cause may be attributed to the application of Vastu.
2. Quarrels among the family members, judicial problems, rivalry between business partners are attributed to the defects in the application of Vastu Shastra.
3. Financial problems like debts, poor savings and extravagant expenditure are caused by the defects of Vastu.
4. Defects in Vastu Shastra lead to many problems and upsets in business, disturbing the very basic set up itself and ultimately resulting in regular losses and finally frequent changes in profession.
5. Frequently an industry, observing all the Vastu Principles with less facilities, resources and lack of experience may be flourishing profitably, but the case may not be the same with another industry though provided with all facilities, resources, skilled and experienced persons.
6. Legal problems, Industrial disputes, Labour problems, Low Production failing to start the industry, and if started, frequent breakdowns, failing to reap a good fruit for their labour are all due to improper applications of Vastu.
Just as we cautiously supervise over our health, food habits and others, thus protecting out body from all ill health, in the same way we have to take the helping hand of Vastu Shastra which saves us from all sorts of upheavals, thus granting us all round happiness and prosperity. 

A site satisfying the Vastu Principles ensures Peace and Prosperity, making a sweet home.

A: Some of the effects of direction may be:

  1. If ‘North East’ direction is according to Vastu, prosperity prevails.
  2. Bad effects if street focus, road absorption and road hit, defects of North West go a long way in affecting us.
  3. Over Head Water Tanks in the South West is advantageous, though in few cases, that on North West or South East is acceptable. But that on North East is not acceptable.
  4. Constructing a kitchen in East South is favourable. It can also be in South West and North West direction, but never in North East or in the room in North Easterly directions.
  5. Twisting the pillars while construction to North East direction involves many defects due to the projection of edges. This only enhances the defects of the structure ultimately resulting in the clashing of the projected parts with the neighbouring projections.
  6. Main Entrance of any Site, Industry Floor or any type of structure also plays an important role in Vastu.

Thus peace, prosperity, health and nature of the inhabitant and his family members will develop only by observing and adopting the principles of Vastu in placing Steps, Roofs, Verandahs, Machinery, Industrial  Sheds,  Insulation, Underground and Overhead Tanks, Boilers, Generators, Wells, Cooling-Towers, Outhouses, Flooring both interiors and exterior, Drainage tanks, Lines, Cooking Furnace, Border walls, Heights and thickness, Bedrooms sleeping postures and placement of Sitting Chambers all play an effective role.

A: The symmetrical geometry of shape is good in general. However, irregular or unsymmetrical shape is not good always.

Shapes effects are summarized below:
Square / Rectangular – Overall growth
Circular – Increases mental capabilities.
Hexagonal – Prosperity

Oval Shape – Inauspicious

Triangular – Loss due to fire, Govternment harassment, Penalty, etc.
Parallelogram – Financial losses, Quarrels in family
Star – Quarrel and Litigations, Destruction of peace.
Trident – Quarrel, Loss of peace.
Trapezium – Unhappiness, Loss of wealth
Semi-Circular – Poverty
Hand Fan (Axe Shape) – Loss of wealth
Wheel Shape – Poverty
Shape of the Site
If the Square or Rectangular geometry is deformed due to extensions or reductions at various corners, the effects will be as mentioned below:
Structure reduced at

  • North-East Corner may lead to Financial Loss, Ill Health.
  • South-East Corner may lead to Unhappiness & Enemity
  • South-West Corner may lead to Ill Health, Poor for Human Growth, Financial Loss & Unwanted Expenses, mental unrest, Litigation, Loss of Position or Reputation.

[If SW corner angle is 90°, then good for Growth & if SW corner is less than 90° then Financial Loss, Unhappiness & Loss of Reputation]

  • North-West Corner may lead to Ill Health, Accidental Injury & mental Unhappiness.

Structure extended at:

  • North-East Corner is Good for Growth
  • South–East Corner leads to Illness, Poor Growth of children, Financial Loss & Unwanted Expenditure, Quarrel and Litigations
  • South-West Corner leads to Financial Loss, Ill Health, Accidental Injury, Displeasure & Mental Unhappiness, Defamation
  • North-West Corner leads to Financial Loss, Weak for Human Growth, Unhappiness & Mental unrest, Enemity & Defamation.