19 Oct Vastu Shastra is a Vedanga, a branch of Sthapatya Veda, which in turn and most respected Architect of ancient India, Acharya Vishwakarma. Vastu shastra (vāstu śāstra) is a traditional Hindu system of architecture which literally translates to “science of architecture.” These are texts found on the Indian . Vastu Shastra is based on the concept of. The ancient epic ‘The Mahabharatha’ also refers to Lord Vishwakarma and his science of architecture in the.

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Hi Jeevan, Though I am an architect with a scientific bend of mind, I do not completely agree with you. Daniel SmithEd.

One was for weighing raw materials which would in that location weigh less than actual, and the other one of weighing finished goods which would register more weight than actual.

It may be difficult to predict if this is just a fad or if it will be a way of building dwellings, offices, and factories etc.

Both are very key vaxtu in human life,according to vasthu sasthra J. Do you think the Maharishi form has any validity? As to what are the origins of the practitioners’ texts recently published, I can only suggest that these would he more ritualistic practices broadly interpreted by the various puranic texts such as Agni Purana, Matsya Purana and their Agmic versions in the Dravidian traditions. Hi Hari, Honestly I am not an expert on these texts.

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Strangely, among all these texts, those devoted exclusively to one of the areas. Other ancient texts found expand these architectural principles, suggesting that different parts of India developed, invented and added their own interpretations.


Various derivations, proven by experiments in construction technology were put down in Sanskrit Shloka form, by the first Mayasura and this style was religiously followed by the next generations till about the 13th Century. During the colonial rule period of India, town planning officials of the British Raj did not consider Vastu Vidya, but largely grafted Islamic Mughal era motifs and designs such as domes and arches onto Victorian-era style buildings without overall relationship layout.

Vastusastras can be said to be companion texts to Shilpasastras and Chitrasastras dealing with sculpture, icons and painting respectively.

There exist many Vastu-Sastras on the art of building houses, temples, towns and cities. Kitchen should be kept in southeast or in northwest only. Vasthu principles integrated with architecture boost health, wealth, energy and prosperity and make the living or working atmosphere serene and enlightened. For example, in Saurastra tradition of temple building found in western states of India, the feminine form, expressions and emotions are depicted in 32 types of Nataka-stri compared to 16 types described vastj Silpa Prakasa.

Mandir or puja room should be kept in northeast.

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Chronology of Hindu texts. Wastushastra is out dated. These contain Vastu-Vidya literally, knowledge of dwelling. This is where particularly the mandala diagrams become very useful.

The normal position of the Vastu Purusha head in the northeast, legs in the southwest is as depicted in the Paramasaayika Mandala. Across Asia there is a resurgence of these beliefs and practices.


Also, unlike many other sites, I do not insist that your ad blocker be turned off to allow you into my site. But putting up posts regularly takes up time and hard work and I am able to run this site only because of the ads. They range from 1×1 to 32×32 vishwakzrma sites. Namaste — Thanks for a very nice summary.

Mayamatam and Vastu Prakash have been found to be the best because of their comprehensiveness and coherence. For the film, see Vaastu Shastra film. Architecture is a human act. One should use light colors for Bedroom walls, bed-sheets, and nightdress. The mandala is, of course, the most popular aspect of the vastushastras as it is constantly referred to for the location of the various activities in a building.

Vastu Shastra are the textual part of Vastu Vidyathe latter being the broader knowledge about architecture and design theories from ancient India. The northwest is also a good alternative location.

They seem to always prefer the home facing east. The Making of an Indian City. Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India.