What is Vastu Shastra?

Vastu-Shastra is an ancient science, originated in India, dealing with construction techniques for building Evironment friendly dwellings which are in harmony with nature, environment, cosmic energy, gravitational forces, electromagnetic waves and the universe.

Vastushastra is a combination of two sankrit words, Vastu and Shastra. Vastu is originated from the word "Vasthu" denoting anything existing such as house, shelter, building etc. Shastra means systems. Vastu shastra is an ancient art and science, containing principles and practices of constructing buildings which ensures a harmonious balance between man and nature and thereby bring all round happiness, health, wealth and prosperity.

Ancient sages of India laid down several principles for constructing buildings taking advantage of the nature, the Pancha  Bhootas namely Earth, Space,Air,Fire and water, gravitational and magnetic effects and rotational influences of Sun, Moon, Earth and other planets on the life in Earth with a view to bring balance and harmony between man, nature and his buildings and thereby ensuring peace, prosperity, and happiness. These principles, called Vastu Shastra, were evolved over thousands of years out of experience and foresight of ancient Sages of India and are very valuable for the well being of man-kind. 

According to Shastras there are eight lords for eight directions and if we worship, revere and respect the lords of these eight directions, there will be all round happiness.

Esshan ie Ishwar(North-east) - He grants us wisdom, knowledge and serve all comforts and relieves us from sufferings. 

Vayu/Wind(North-west) - He bestows on us long life,health and strength.He is the basic of all life. 

Agni/Fire(South-east) - He gives us beautiful personality and all the best of life. 

Nissan or Niruti (South-west) - He vanishes fear about our enemies. 

Indra(East) - He is the king of angels. He gives wealth and all pleasures of life. 

Varun(West) - He is god of rain. He showers his blessings through rain and brings prosperity and pleasure in life all round. 

Kuber(North) - He is god of wealth. He grants us wealth and all comforts of life.

Yamaa or Yamaha(South) - He is god of death. He is embodiment of dharma. He eradicates evils and grants all good things. 

So as per vaastushastra your home should be planned as below:

North --> (Sitting) room, safe
Northeast --> Worship room living room
East --> Living room bathing room (no toilet)
Southeast --> Kitchen
South --> Kitchen storeroom
Southwest --> Master bedroom heavy storage
West --> Children's bedroom store room stuy
Northwest --> Guest room bathroom grain storage room

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