What is Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian science, designed to bring abundance and prosperity to a home.  Not unlike Feng Shui, the Vastu Shastra system of architecture describes principles of layout, measurement, design, ground preparation and space arrangement.  Modern architects now use the ancient concepts to help guide rather than dictate their home and building designs, through the adaptation of the traditional square-grid mandala.  This model of organisation helps prescribe the core elements of central space, peripheral zones, orientation of the room in regards to sunlight and relative functions of the space.

Basic Principles of Vastu Shastra
  • Blocks of land that are square or rectangular in shape are better than irregular ones
  • The building should be constructed with open space on all sides.
  • The entrance to the home should face east because the energy from the sun is most vital when rising
  • An entrance facing south is inauspicious and may bring negative influences to the inhabitants of the building
  • There is an ideal place for the entrance, the living room, the kitchen, the dining room, and the bedrooms, in accordance with where the sun radiates different qualities of energy.  For example, the dining room should be located where digestion will be most healthy. The study should be located where the intellect will be most lively.
  • There is an ideal proportion for every room in the home and office for Natural Law to provide maximum support. When a house for a particular individual is being designed, the measurements and proportions of the rooms, windows, and doors as well as the length, width, and elevation of the building are individually calculated using the ancient mathematical formulas of Vastu Shastra design.

5 Key Benefits of Vastu Shastra  

The underlying philosophy of Vastu Shastra is to create a harmonious and peaceful home.  By following the major principles you will blow all negativity from your home and life.  The top 5 benefits to using Vastu Shastra principles in your home design are:

1. Strength

Vastu Shastra is all about the strength of both the physical and mental world.  The structure you live in should provide you with exactly what you need to lead a happy and successful life, including comfort in times of struggle.

2. Best use of space

The position of the rooms in your home should allow you to take best advantage of nature and the elements, and should be in the correct relation to each other.  It should provide good ventilation, plenty of air, and natural light.

3. Enhance relationships with people

You can use Vastu Shastra to improve the relationship with the people around you. The internal peace and calm that is enhanced through Vastu Shastra can promote cooperative relationships amongst both the occupants and the visitors to the home.

4. Greater mental peace and skill

By evoking the five elements, and providing a living space that is clean and clutter free, Vastu Shastra can enhance your mental strength and alertness. A house of that is clutter free and bright is a sign of an enlightened mind and can promote happiness and healthiness, keeping dwellers energetic the whole day long.

5. Comfort

Pain and loss are inevitable, but it’s possible to learn how to take them in the right way and find comfort.  Vastu Shastra can provide people with the mental support and comfort they need when they are trying to get over some traumatic or troublesome time.

Incorporating ancient design principles into your new home build, such as Vastu Shastra, can bring wonderful harmony and peace to the inhabitants.  Working with nature, rather than against it, will always create a positive and powerful affect.
Browse Metricon’s home designs today and discover a home that not only suits your everyday needs, but those that align with some of the basic principles of Vastu Shastra.
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