The ancient Indian science and technology of design and construction, known as Vaastu Shastra, is more than just building codes or construction manuals. It encompasses a unique understanding of the science of energy, matter, time, space, and spatial form, which has remained largely unnoticed throughout history. This science, referred to as the science of Time and Space, is the transformation of subtle energy into physical form. In the realms of architecture and sculpture, this subtle energy takes shape as buildings, temples, and other forms, which are not limited to any particular religion but hold universal spiritual significance. The Indian science of Vaastu and Vaastu recognizes that the universe follows a mathematical formula, and architecture is a manifestation of this formula. Mayan, the renowned architect and scientist, stated that "architecture is the supreme achievement of mathematics." This science underlies the technological principles and processes found in the traditional art and architecture of Vaastu Shastra. The temple structure, evolved by Vaastu Shastra, is considered worship-worthy as it represents the embodiment of God. The science of Time and Space, utilizing light and sound as raw materials, governs the creation of visual and aural forms, giving shape to consciousness. This fundamental science forms the basis of all Vaastu Shastra principles.
We consider the following guidelines in order to comprehend the scientific foundations of Vastu Shastra.:-
Due to the Earth's rotation from West to East and the inclination of the North Pole by 23.5°, the actual North point on Earth is located in the NORTH-EAST direction, while the South point is situated in the SOUTH-WEST direction. The cosmic energy emanating from the NORTH-EAST direction is considered positive, while the SOUTH-WEST direction is associated with negative energy. It is important to preserve the positive energy from the NORTH-EAST and prevent the flow of negative energy from the SOUTH-WEST. By maintaining a high energy level in the NORTH-EAST and a low level in the SOUTH-WEST, we can ensure a continuous and strong flow of positive energy throughout the structures. This can be achieved by having more open spaces and doors in the North and East areas of the plot, and fewer in the South and West. Additionally, to maintain a high level of positive energy, the height of the building should be lower on the NORTHEAST, East, and North sides compared to the SOUTHWEST, South, and West sides. This helps to restrict the inward flow of negative energy.
At sunrise, the Earth exudes a sense of tranquility and serenity. As the sun's rays, composed of the seven colors of the rainbow (VIBGYOR: Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red), begin to exert their influences, the atmosphere changes. Violet, the dominant color in the NORTHEAST, gives way to red in the SOUTH-EAST. When constructing a four-sided boundary wall on a piece of land, it acts as an organism connected to the Earth. Consequently, the NORTHEAST experiences the maximum influence of violet rays, while the SOUTH-EAST is impacted by red rays. Violet, being cool and moist, resonates with water. Therefore, incorporating water-related elements like tanks, wells, swimming pools, fountains, etc., in the NORTHEAST amplifies the positive effects of ultraviolet rays. Similarly, the maximum influence of red color is concentrated in the SOUTHEAST, making it suitable for fire-related activities such as boilers and electrical installations. This arrangement leads to reduced electricity problems and normal electricity bills due to the dry climate in the SOUTHEAST zone. Now, let's explore the effects exerted by the VIBGYOR colors from sunrise to sunset. The early morning sunlight imparts a gentle and pleasant ambiance. As the intensity of the sun's rays on the Earth's atmosphere increases, heat and moisture levels rise, resulting in humidity. The humid air causes the sun's rays to appear darker as they pass through it. This darkness intensifies significantly in the west during sunset, generating unfavorable effects.
For optimal office design, it is recommended to arrange seating in the SOUTHWEST direction, facing either North or East. Areas for accounts, computers, and similar functions should be situated in the SOUTH-EAST, East, or North sections, facing North. The office entrance should ideally be positioned in the NORTH-EAST, SOUTH-EAST, or NORTH-WEST area.
The utilization of Pyramids as a means of correction is a concept rooted in the power of the mind over physical aspects. It has been observed that correcting the mental state can be just as influential as rectifying structural flaws. Pyramids are specifically designed in kits containing 3x3 or 9x9 units to address Vastu defects. The placement and orientation of Pyramids depend on factors such as the size and shape of the structure, the direction of the plot, and the severity of the defects. It has been noted that constructing a Pyramid with any material and enclosing it with an Aluminium sheet eliminates the negative energy field within the Pyramid. Pyramidical structures have the potential to enhance and stabilize the cosmic field.
While Vastu Shastra holds significance, applying it entirely to homes, workplaces, or industries can be challenging in today's lifestyle. The pressure to purchase plots and buildings that do not adhere to Vastu principles, especially in big cities and metropolitan areas, makes practical implementation difficult. Many individuals desire to benefit from Vastu but have already acquired a plot or are utilizing a constructed building that may not align with Vastu concepts. So, what can they do? Is buying another plot and constructing a new building according to Vastu principles the only option? However, we understand that this is nearly impossible for most people. In such cases, remedial measures can be taken, such as placing pyramids, metallic swastik symbols, and metallic strips, which can provide some relief and mitigate the effects to a certain extent.
The Swastik symbol holds auspicious significance worldwide and recent studies in the field of bioenergy suggest that it is associated with positive energy levels. It creates an atmosphere of devotion, pleasant emotions, and a sense of well-being. Interestingly, this symbol is also linked to astronomy, representing a constellation of seven stars. In the symbol, the central point represents the North Star, while two of the arms represent the rising and setting points of the seven stars, symbolizing the East and West directions. The remaining two arms represent the North and South directions. Hence, the Swastik symbol is believed to derive energy from these seven stars. The practice of placing idols of Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman at entrances or on walls can be understood as deriving benefits from the auspicious shape of the Swastik symbol.
The air near ground level, up to a height of 12 inches, is referred to as the Pranic Force. When negative door entries, plot bifurcation, or balconies in incorrect directions are present, the Pranic Forces need to be controlled. This can be achieved by embedding metallic strips on the floor. The choice of copper, brass, zinc, or aluminium for these metallic strips is determined based on the severity of the defect.