ORIGIN OF VAASTU
Vaastu Shastra, from a Scientific point of view is an important science for the creation of human beings and is useful in the settings of your household. In fact, Vaastu Shastra is the most scientific knowledge and is possessed by its permanent value and most attractive elements of human society.
The importance of VASTU has been explained in Indian history thousands of years ago. According to Vastu, before constructing a flat, building, house, bungalow, hotel, factory, office, clinic, hospital, restaurant, or temple, the five elements of Vastu, should be brought into use during the construction. In doing so one gets PEACE. And when PEACE is generated one automatically gets PROSPERITY, HAPPINESS AND SATISFACTION.
The origin of vastu shastra may have taken place well over thousands of years ago. The learned men of those days may not have lived in houses themselves but they most definitely dedicated their lives to the development of the science “vastu shastra” or “vastu”, as it is popularly known today.
The principles of the science laid down during those days were based purely on the sunrays((sun) during different times of the day. The observations and corrections made were noted and concluded only after in-depth screening of the situation.
Vaastu is a part of Vedas, which are believed to be four to five thousand years old. Through penance and meditation yogis of that period acquired answers believed to have come from the cosmic mind itself to their questions. Hence Vedas are heeded with divine knowledge. The art of Vaastu originates in the Stapatya Veda, a part of the Atharva Veda.
It used to be a purely technical subject and it was only confined to architects (Sthapatis) and handed over to their heirs. The principles of construction, architecture, sculpture etc., as enunciated in the epics and treatise on temple architecture, have been incorporated in the science of vastu.
Vastu, meaning ‘dwelling’, is believed to be the residing places of god and man. According to its modern meaning it covers all buildings irrespective of their use like residences, industries, business establishments, lodges, hotels etc. It is based on the five basic and essential elements, such as Vayu (air), Agni (fire), Jal (water), Bhumi (earth) and Aakasha (space), Everything on earth is built from these elements.