VAASTU is derived from the Sanskrit
(language in vogue thousands of years ago in India) word VAAS, meaning
place to reside.
Vaastu Shastra is drawn from
one of the four Vedas (ancient Indian scriptures), which are 5000 years
old, and provide specific guidance on how man can conduct himself successfully
in various aspects of life.
Vaastu Shastra is the science
of planning and construction and lays down the principles of planning
and orientation for building activity. It helps to make us happier and
prosperous in our homes, offices, shops and factories.
The whole world, including the
human body, comprises of five essential elements, i.e. space (sky),
air, fire, water and earth.
There is a co-relation between
these elements and man's five senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste
and smell, with instruments of perception being ears, skin, tongue and
The principles of Vaastu are
mainly dependant on the arrangement and balancing of these five elements
in their proper order and proportion so that humans can have better
conditions in a place in which they live or work.
Vaastu principles originate
in the nexus between the earth and the sun. Since these two planets
are of universal nature and above any caste, creed, culture, religion
and nationality, the principles of Vaastu are universal.
Vaastu principles were formualted
keeping in view the influence of the sun, its light and heat, the direction
of wind, the position of moon, the earth's magnetic field and the influence
of cosmos on our planet.
The earth has been revolving
around the sun, in a geo-stationary orbit for over billions of years
due to the magnetic effect caused by its rotation. Due to the magnetic
properties of earth, the magnetic needle of a compass always tends towards
north. Being based on permanent magnetic property of the earth, with
inclination towards north, the effect of vaastu principles also becomes