Vastu Shastra is a traditional Hindu system of architecture which literally translates to "Science of Architecture". These are texts found on the Indian subcontinent that describe principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement and spatial geometry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Vastu linked to any religion?
No. It is a science of structures and religion does not come in to the picture.
How do we know if we are living in a Vastu defective building?
Easy! If you are facing inexplicable problems which are normally not expected then you should suspect Vastu.
Should one correct all defects? It may not be possible and expensive too?
Not necessary. Only prominent defects need to be corrected so that the energy flow changes for the better. The other defects can remain.If on the overall, a structure has a positive presence it will give good effect notwithstanding a few mistakes here and there.
What is the ideal plot/house?
The ideal plot is the one whose length and breadth are same and ideally facing each side of plot to exact north direction, south direction, east direction and west direction, and the house constructed in this plot shall also be ideal, if utlity rooms are constructed as per the norms of vastu shastra.
Why directions are important in Vastu Shastra?
The Sun, as our ancester revealed long back is the only source of light and heat for human and other living being, from where we are able to live and feel the presence and direction of object. Therefore, the Sun, rising Sun is like a god, who gives us our essentials to live in, and the direction from where it is apparant to the entire world is taken as reference as the EAST direction. So the East direction is considered to the pious direction from where we get our main essentials. If we face the rising sun, the facing direction is called East, behined us shall be West, our left hand denotes North direction and right hand denotes South direction, therefore, the effect of the direction leads to its result to the building / house constructed therein.
What is the best direction of the house?
The house/building faces east or north direction, the same is called auspicious subject to the other factors also laid down as per Vaastu Shastra.
What should be the proportion of length and breadth of house?
Ideally, the proportion between length and breadth should be 1:1.
Does the size of rooms affects the fortune of the person who is living in?
Yes, the size of length, bradth or both effects the fortune of inmates.
What are the main factors to be considered regarding the door of the house?
As per the Vastu Shastra, the number of doors and windows of a house should be even in numbers.
Can facing of main door be decided?
Yes, the zodiac sign of the owner of the house, on whose name the deed of house is made can be taken as reference and according to zodiac sign of the owner main door can be fixed. But since the houses are used generation after generation and in every generation the owner of house is changed the main door if fitted as per the location of plot and road abutting according to Vastu Shastra then only it may be considered auspecious.