Vaastu tradition works on the fundamental premise that the earth
or soil is a living organism, out of which other living creatures
and organic forms emerge. The life force contained within the earth
is called vastu by the tradition. All objects that occupy the earth
are also like the life force, placed on a plane. This plane is called
Vaastu. The earth is both a vastu and a Vaastu since it is a substance
as well as a support. Vaastu is also explained as the living space
(vas means 'to be' or 'to live').
life energy is known as vaastu purusha. The human organism contains
an energy that is known as the ivatman. The energy that lies in
its unmanifested state in all universal space is known as paramatman.
This name denotes the live energy residing in every particle of
Time and Energy are traditionally perceived as existing in their
free, unlimited state. The disciplining of these three absolutes
has been carried out through the application of rhythm and order.
Vaastu Shastras have not only devised an order pertaining to the
creation of manifested space, but have also ascertained a definitive
link between time cycles and the life of a person. Both the inner
and the outer states of being have been taken into consideration
in all aspects of human existence, be it with regard to the placing
of a dwelling, an image, or the size and position of any object
within the matrix of the human society.
Commandments Of Vaastu
fundamental principles apply to all buildings, public and residential.
building should be higher on the South and West and the overhead
water tank can also be placed in South or West.
multi-storied buildings, the terrace should be towards the North
or East. Similarly, balconies and verandas should be in the
North or East. The level of the veranda roof should be lower
than the normal roof level.
compound walls of South and West should be thicker and higher
than North and East.
gate should be in the North-east direction, if the road is either
North or East. In a South-facing house, the gate should be in
the South or South-East not South-West.
and car garages should be built in the South-east or North-west
and they should not touch the west or east walls of the house.
Also, their height should be lower than the main house. Septic
tanks can also be placed in the same direction. If a water tank
is to be placed in the North-east, it must also be below ground
master bedroom should be in the South-west of the house. The
staircase should also be in the South-west because of its' weight
kitchen should be in the South-east.
bathroom should be in the East, if this is not convenient, try
South-east or North-west.
number of doors and windows should be odd and not even.