Vastu-shastra (“science of building” from Sanskrit) – system architectural planning and design in Hindu, as well as some Buddhist beliefs, based on ideas about the aura of the dwelling. The concept describes the methods of building, planning and arranging a house, based on the idea of ​​unity with nature, harmony with the elements. For this, geometric patterns, principles of symmetry and adherence to directions are used.

Vastu-shastra originated in ancient India. The system is mentioned the Vedas, for example in the Rig Veda, the text of which was compiled 3–3.5 thousand years ago. The ancient Indian epic “Mahabharata” contains a lot of information about vastu. The mythical founder of the vastu-shastra is the sage-carpenter Mamuni Mayan, who discovered its principles thousands of years ago.

The vastu-shastra is considered to be a recorded part of the vastu-vidya teaching, the broader Hindu system of architecture and design guidelines. In fact, it is a mixture geometry, philosophy, religion and astrology.

What is this system built on

Vastu solutions in ludhiana believes that the vastu-shastra is suitable both for arranging a temple and for planning residential buildings. To understand its principles, you need to turn to another Hindu concept: “mandala”. This is a kind of geometric model. The universe, which is used for focusing attention in meditatio and for going into a trance. Such a “map” can be formed both by the space of the dwelling as a whole, and by the image on the floor or wall. The directions in the mandala are associated with the elements.

In total, according to the views of the Hindus, there are spheres of energy, or five elements: water, air, fire, earth and space . They are all related to both body parts and sides.

  • North-east – water;
  • Southeast – fire;
  • South-west – land;
  • Northwest – air;

The center is space, the universe.

It is believed that the deity Vastu Purusha lives in every piece of land. According to legend, it was a demon until the gods pressed him to the ground and he himself became a god. Purusha was lying with his head towards the northeast and his feet towards the southwest. On this line, according to the vastu-shastra, the diagonal of the house should be. Vastu shastra also plays a special role north (“roof of the world”) and east (direction from which the sun begins to move).

In addition to the location of the house, the astro in Ludhiana also regulates site planning, building proportions , architectural design and interior decoration. Harmonious forms (inherent in the elements of the earth) are considered a square and a rectangle; therefore, from the point of view of a vastu shastra, it is desirable so that the dwelling is exactly this shape. Also, the correct location of the house relative to the cardinal points allegedly does not allow various unfriendly elements (for example, fire and water or earth and air) to collide with each other.