19 Oct Vastu Shastra is a Vedanga, a branch of Sthapatya Veda, which in turn and most respected Architect of ancient India, Acharya Vishwakarma. Vastu shastra (vāstu śāstra) is a traditional Hindu system of architecture which literally translates to “science of architecture.” These are texts found on the Indian . Vastu Shastra is based on the concept of. The ancient epic ‘The Mahabharatha’ also refers to Lord Vishwakarma and his science of architecture in the.

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But putting up posts regularly takes up time and hard work and I am able to run this site only because of the ads. They share very little in common. Do you think the Maharishi form has any validity? Various derivations, proven by experiments in construction technology were put down in Sanskrit Shloka form, by the first Mayasura and this style was religiously followed by the next generations till about the 13th Century. Adherence to Vastu Shastra, the ancient and medieval canons on city planning and architecture, has suddenly assumed tremendous significance, particularly among the well-educated and affluent in urban India.

Vastu Shastra – Sacred Architecture of India

Mayamatam and Vastu Prakash have been found to be the best because of their comprehensiveness and coherence. Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Shaetra rest of the squares are occupied by the other minor gods.

The Sanskrit word vastu means a dwelling or house with a corresponding plot of land. Everybody should face east or north while eating. This is because in the Indian artistic traditions, each was an important and integral part of the creative endeavor largely because all of these, including performing arts such as the dance and music, were based at the temple. Some treatises, or books with chapters on Vaastu Shastra include: Many Agamas, Puranas and Hindu scriptures include chapters on architecture of temples, homes, villages, towns, fortifications, streets, shop layout, public wells, public bathing, public halls, gardens, river fronts among other things.


The body of Vastu knowledge is monumental with lakhs of shlokas, which were handed down to succeeding generations by word of mouth and through hand written monographs such as: Leave this field empty. Vastusastras can be said to be companion texts to Shilpasastras and Chitrasastras dealing with sculpture, icons and painting respectively.

Hi Milind Athavale, Vedic Sciences and vastu shastra are not part of architectural curriculum. I am in no way an expert in it. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat The Sthandila mandala is used in a concentric manner. Use dmy dates from February All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from August Articles with permanently dead external links.

Is it that human beings want to be able to put blame on some unknown forces for failures?

Vastu shastra

The others are believed to have been authored by ancient saints and sages. Subscribe to our newsletter. This meant that irrespective of who was doing what and where, a certain quality, content and perfection would always be achieved just by following the texts. Put differently, one may regard them as codification of good practices of design of buildings and cities, which will provide settings for the conduct of human life in harmony with physical as well as metaphysical forces.

The practitioners themselves are silent and unresponsive when questioned about these aspects. Meisterthe Atharvaveda shasgra verses with mystic cosmogony which provide a paradigm for cosmic planning, but they did not represent architecture nor a developed practice. As to what are the origins of the practitioners’ texts recently published, I can only vxstu that these would he more ritualistic practices broadly interpreted by the various puranic texts such as Agni Purana, Matsya Purana and their Agmic versions in the Dravidian traditions.

Ratio of vishwakaarma to width should be less than 2. I shall attempt to review the chapters of Mayamatam under the heading of Vastu Shastra, and it will surprise you to see that lots of concepts of the Mayamatam are relevant even today.


The underlying root is vas “to dwell, live, stay, reside”. The seating arrangement in drawing room should be such that person seating faces either north or east only.

Jaipur City Palace Based on the studies carried out by scholars it is suggested that these texts were written down largely between the 7th century AD to 13th century AD following the Gupta period. Actually,there is no difference between aryans and dravidians. The central area in all mandala is the Brahmasthana. I vatsu to design my house for which I would like to get contacts of some mature Architects who have studied this.

Vastu shastra – Wikipedia

Then there is some reason to believe that some of the suggestions may indeed reflect more real concerns such as climatic vishwakarmz of locating the human activities in a visnwakarma. Also, unlike many other sites, I do not insist that your ad blocker be turned off to allow you into my site. Scientific Verification of Vedic Knowledge: Mayamatam author is mayasura,grandson of viswakarma according hindu puranas.

Admin Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Important cupboards should be kept in such a way that the person opening it should face south direction. Ask them where they were before the construction boom and if they will go to slum tenements to advise people or advise on low-cost community-housing—you draw a vishwakrma.

Vqstu Making of an Indian City. From this first Mayasura, architecture became the family profession of the Mayasuras and prevailed upto the Mahabharata period and many years after.