The Nature has
created the five basic elements like earth, water, fire, air and ether for smooth conduct
of the earthly existence. When these five elements lose their balance and proportion, it
results in chaos and disorder and they rebound on us with tremendous harm. So external
nature with these five principles has to be handled with caution & awe.
Every individual needs three basic things in life
that is food, shelter & clothing but after having all these things man wants one more
important item that is peace and this peace has to be attained through our food and
shelter. Many persons doubt its implication but if we go deeper we will come to know that
our residential houses, offices, firms, factories, schools and other institution play a
very significant role in achieving this peace.
The answer to an innumerable questions has been
clearly stated by Agastya, Viswamitra, Vashistha, Narada, Viswakarma, Vrihaspati and
Jamadagni of Puranic age. They do not accept our residential houses as places of shelter
merely rather these have profound impact on our all round prosperity and they strongly
approved of our adherence to the basic principles of Vastu Shastra.
Let us analyses the truth of the statement by
illustrating an example from our day to day life.
1. We know there are number of persons who are
wicked in nature and we want to get rid of them. They have come to us for financial help
sence any thought of repaying even a fraction of the same. Being fed up with it we decide
not to help them any more but in actual life when they come again for fresh help we came
forward without hesitation to render our help.Why is it so ?
2. On the other hand we are very much repulsive to
certain persons who are having very good nature. Even we are charmed by certain unknown
persons although we didnt have much contact with them.
3. Every individual wants peace. In spite of this
why do we create certain unhappy situation for others and vice versa ?
4. As the disproportion of Vata, Kafa and Pita
adversely affects our body so also a discordant combination of Air, Fire and Water
disturbs the environment of this world.
We should plan to construct our houses in
accordance with the principles of Vastu Shastra ( if we receive maximum energy then our
work will go in peaceful manner but the Source of energy is North, East and North-East it
should be checked through South, West and South-West by covering by bad conductor of heat
materials like bricks, mud, earth, wood etc.)
So that accumulation of energy will help us to
carry out all worldly affairs successfully by concentrating to every worldly incentives in
a much better way.
This vastu shilpa Shastra believes in two basic
principles-the Sun and the Earth. All the five basic tatwas excluding the Sky have
originated from the sun. The five basic principles or tatavas are- the Earth (Prithvi),
Water, Fire and Ether.
The Earth - Our earth is a huge magnet. The
magnetic effect of the earth affects us and our ways of living are controlled by it. In
order to extract favorable effect we should construct our houses as approved by the Vastu
The Water - Three fourth of the earth is
water. Water is inevitable for our life. The rain water is the same everywhere. The soil
where rain water falls gets transformed as per the global effect of the earth and we are
also affected by it.
The fire - Fire or heat is very significant
for our existence. We get heat with light from the sun & this light is very essential
from human existence. Without light & heat our survival is doubtful.
The Sky - The space is nothing but vacuum.
all the planets, satellites and stars are in the sky. The sun itself is a star. In brief
the entire universe is in the sky. All the particles and direction in the sky exert some
sort of influence on us.
The Air- The air surrounds the earth. This
air is the basis for survival of the entire creation. This is all about the five basic
principles of the earth.
Let us consider the use of the directions and
corners or angles. We are influenced by the innumerable mysterious rays of the universe-
These rays are of both types- good and evil. In order to derive maximum benefit in the
shape of favorable effects and to save ourselves from the undesirable elements Vastu
shastras guides and advocates for proper construction of our houses.
We know there are four directions- the east, the
west, the north and the south. Between two directions we find the corners or angles. As
they draw powers from two direction they are more remarkable and significant the corner
between the east and north is known as Eishanya, likewise the East and south corner is
Agnaya, North and West is Vayabya and between West and south is know as Nairuta.
After deep study of the nature (the prakruti) we
know that east is regarded as the pitry Sthan Hence if the East side of the house is not
vacant then it is considered as injurious to the owner of the house. In the similar manner
the earth is meant for the mother. The north side of the house would be kept vacant,
otherwise, it may result in the death of house owner's wife .
Various types of waves flow from the East and the
North. That is the reason why we are instructed to keep these two sides vacant or open,
failing which these waves and currents are discharged to the opposite directions. Hence
Vastu Shastra strongly emphasizes to keep our Western and Southern side higher that the
Eastern and the Northern side. If the western side is higher it is good and beneficial for
the son and higher southern side brings good health and financial prosperity. Eastern and
northern sides are kept lower to preserve more current waves.
Agneya (South-East) should be lower than the
Nairuta (South-West) Vayabya (north-West) should be higher than the Ishan (North-East) so
Nairyta should always be higher and the Ishan always the lower. These instructions of
Vastu shastras are meant for extracting more waves and current. This vastu Shastra is
really a mysterious science, has its foundation on scientific truth. We can verify the old
structure built by our ancestors and derive conclusions there from that they fully agree
with the vastu principles and the houses have relationships with the in dwellers.
Food is that which is fit to be eaten, fit to be
digested and that keeps us healthy. Like wise houses do not consist of merely walls and
ceilings. Houses are constructed to draw more magnetic currents and proper flow of waves
for our all round progress and prosperity. That is why vastu Shastra is very much
significant and scientific as well.