Vaastu Shastra The traditional Indian architecture and design system, which specifies the detailed methodology of designing buildings, buying land etc. in order to maximize benefits from the same for the occupier. This system relies in harmonizing any real estate development with the five elements of Indian Mythology namely air, water, earth, fire and space.
In other words, Vaastu is the science of building and essentially the art of balancing nature with man-made environment and correct placement of man in such a manner so as to get the maximum benefits of the energy emanated by natural and man-made environment.
Before getting into the details of Vaastu Shastra, one should understand the basics, i.e. the nature, which consists of five elements Sky, Air, fire, Earth and Water. Vaastu is affected with positive power of three elements: the earth, the water, the fire (the sun). As stated earlier, Vaastu is an art of balancing nature with man-made structures or environment; therefore, while understanding the concept of Vaastu, study of environment or nature becomes imperative.
The Earth was formed about 460 million years ago and it was a fiery ball. In due course of time, the rocks melted and the surface has formed and acquired magnetism due to the magnetic particles embedded within. It has two poles, North pole and South pole.
Sky is the endless space available on the universe. The universal concept of sky is beyond the imagination and reaches of human being as it is a never-ending eternal development.
The Air (Atmosphere) is composed of gases like oxygen, nitrogen, carbon-di-oxide, helium, neon, krypton and vapour. Oxygen is life saving gas indispensable to living organism.
The Water: Due to rainfall from clouds, water flowed into low lying area of earth's surface and oceans were formed. The eternal water cycling is mystery of nature.
The Sun: Sun plays a vital role in Vaastu Shastra. Which is source of life on earth and this is the reason why Sun is worshipped as an incarnation of God or the potential source of creation on the earth.
Sun has vast source of heat generation. Due to the far distance from sun to earth, the earth receives only a fraction of the heat generated by sun and the same is sufficient for existence of living organism on earth. See the voluminous power of SUN the LIVING GOD!! The Vaastu Shastra has 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.