Vastu Vidya (literally "dwelling science" - sometimes known simply as Vastu) seeks to align the places where we live and work with the energy of the cosmos and put us in harmony with our surroundings. Interest in Vastu is now re-emerging in India and growing rapidly in the West.
Vastu is not a religion but is a vidya, a sacred science related to designing and building houses. It has been developed thousands of years ago, in the middle time we have become so modern that we forgot our Vedic culture. Now that we are facing all kind of problems, we are coming back to vedas. Vastu Vidya, is one of the most valuable treasures of ancient Indian knowledge.Vastu vidya actually means knowledge of vastu.
It is the Indian art of geomancy, similar to Feng Shui in China, which deals with such things as the correct location, and layout of homes and settlements, electional astrology, orientation, harmonious proportion and symbolism.
Vastu Vidya helps you design and organise your home or workplace to improve your good fortune and encourage well-being. Rooted in Hindu tradition that goes back thousands of years, Vastu Vidya is said to be the ancestor of Feng Shui.
Vastu only teaches us to follow the rules of nature and to balance the five elements from which we all, this universe is made up of.
The system of Vastu is an admixture of science, astronomy of astrology; it is covered with the influence of the sun, moonlight and heat, the earths atmosphere, wind direction, magnetic field and gravitation force on human beings. It gives practical guidelines on site selection, its contouring level, orientation of the building in relation to climatology and micro weather, arrangements of areas/rooms in relation to the different activities of the proposed building. Their proportions as well as rituals for successive stages of house building.