Main word of vasu the vastu had come to be the place of the adjustment of soler and liner cycles. Vastu is primarily the site of the building. As a rule its shape is square which is the fundamental from of Hindu architecture its full name is vastu purusha mandala Vastu purusha and mandala are equally important and significant. The identity of vastu with purusha is symbolic of metaphysical important of the vastu is a part of Vedic culture vastu started in India very earlier period atharved. It is combination of our body, planet’s and five elements called (panch bhut ) have menially five elements
- Earth (Prithvi)
- Water (Jal)
- Air (vayu)
- Fire (Agni)
- Sky (Akash)
Concept of astanga vastusashtra
- Host (yajamana) – here various methods of decision making and actual construction are described , which are primarily based on five fundamental characteristics’ of the host.
- Determination of svranka yajamana
Determination of svaranka the direction in which homed is built.
Silpi – These people are of different categories and altimeter responsible as a team for the successful construction of the house.
Land (bhumi) – Right from the theory of land formation up to the selection of proper land for construction.
Rituals(vastopati) – This aspect of vedic shashtra supplies details on all types of required rituals like various sacrifices, homa, yaga, santi, chan, etc. which are performed by yajmana to receive prosperity, protection and happiness from the divinity of homa.
Design-padvidyas – This aspect determines of the overall layout of the stricter, preferred orientation and allocations of floor areas and space to the every element of the stricter.
Vastu – Here we find the best possible material for particular application. It is nothing but the collection of classical India view on material technology and management.
Art (sthapatya) – This deals with the fundamental philosophical approach in designing and fabrication of structure and their joint etc.
Decoration (alankaran) – This anga of vastu suggests methods of keeping home pleasant by way of renovation proper and exteriors and most important is the daily maintenance.
Selection of village /town /city
- Determination of grama namaksara sankhya this means the total number of consonants in the name of the village/ town /city under consideration.
- Determination of yajamana(host) namaksar sankhya this means the total number of consonants in the name of the yajamanan.
Selection of site – (Bhumipariksa) this is very important element of vedic vastu according to Vedic science
It is quite interesting to know about the theory of the land formation, propounded by vedic shatra treaties to support the criterion of land selection. This theory forms the basic framework of recommendation on the selection criteria of the plot and orientation procedures.
One must avoid dhumra type land for residence.
Dimension of plot
Examination of soil in plot
Nomination of home
Internal structure of home
A chart of unique house according to vastu shashtra
Water tank –
Bed room –
Fire spot –
Dining room –
Place of worship – five principal gods formed the nucleus of image worship in India this is called panchayatana.
- Vishnu (his different avatars)
- Shiva (his modified forms)
- Durga (various shakti forms)
Gods and goddesses become fit to be worshiped only when they are set up with correct proportion.
Perforation obstruction (vedha) – The purpose of Vedha is the avoidance of obstruction to light and air and this lead to a very highly developed technique of the orientation of the buildings in ancient India.
These obstructions are known under the technical name of Vedha. The Vedha may belong to any member of vast structural parts of a house or building with the neighborhoods. According to vastu shashrta there are as many seven kinds of Vedha
- Tata Vedha
- Kona Vedha
- Talu Vedha
- Kapala Vedha
- Stambha Vedha
- Tula Vedha
- Dvara Vedha
Obstruction of the doors – in case the vedha happens in the construction of a door it was believed to bring a calamity to the master of house either to himself or to his son or to his wife or to his wealth and property. Some of this obstruction are a rood, a tree, a corner, a wall, a pillar, a water channel, a temple and so on.
House decoration – wood was the earliest employed not only in the architectural construction but in the fashioning of the sculptural objects like images of gods and goddesses also Varahmihira is written in relation to the employment of wood in the art of image making.
List of Useful woods for house use –
Harmful Timber woods –
Hotels / Restaurant –
Education /institution –
Beauty parlor /salon –
Ceremony of house/shop/institution –