Ancient India has several gems hidden in its lap, out of which astrology, marine science, palmistry etc. shine the brightest. Vastu Shastra is one amongst them. As the name itself suggests, Vastu Shastra is the traditional science of architecture and describes the significance of any object (vastu), including its direction, layout, and alignment. In simpler words, one can say that Vastu Shastra plays an important role in enriching our lives with the help of which we can build our homes, offices, temples, educational institutions etc. as per the directional alignments, in such a way that it fills our life with success and prosperity. In today's time, it is exclusively used in the field of architecture.
Importance of Vastu Shastra
Whenever we construct any home or shop, we need to take a special note of some important aspects, with which we can enrich our lives and get rid of various problems and issues. Vastu Shastra helps us in identifying the patterns while constructing the office or house and describes the architectural science through the verses of astrology.
Whenever we plan on constructing any building, it gets influenced by all five elements (Air, Water, Earth, Fire, and Sky). A slight imbalance between these elements can cause new problems to arise in our lives. Additionally, living or working in such a place where there is a disparity between elements can adversely affect us.
The significance of Vastu Shastra can be heard and seen in the ancient Agni Puranas, Matsya Purana, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita etc. In addition to this, renowned sages such as Maharishi Vashishth, Kashyap, Garg, Atri, and Indra, Vishvakarma and Vasudeva have spoken and recognized this tool widely.
Under this science, 10 different directions are taken into consideration. North, South, East, and West are the principal directions. Apart from this, there are four angular or auxiliary directions called Vidishayein, which are North East, North West, South East, and South West. Adding to the list are Sky (Aakash) and Underground (Patal), thereby making it a total of 10. The centre of the plot is known as the Brahma Sthana.
Different Directions & Their Effects
East: The ruling lord of this direction is Sun. One must keep this direction open and light as it is a factor for affluence and prosperity. In case any problem arises in this direction, father-son relationship start deteriorating, several problems in the house arises, and mental stress prevails. In order to eliminate the dosha, one should install Surya Yantra in this direction and offer Arghya to Lord Sun daily.
West: Saturn is the ruling lord of this direction. If there's any dosha in this direction, then the electrical appliances present in the house such as TV, Fridge, Telephone, etc. start malfunctioning frequently and there seem to be problems in the job. There are possibilities of family members suffering from air-borne diseases and pain in bones and legs. Install Shani Yantra in order to ward away the malefic vibes and offer flour to ants on Saturday.
North: Mercury rules this direction. North represents wealth, money and profits and any dosha arising here gives birth to financial loss, insomnia, throat and nose diseases, and much more. One must keep this direction light and clean, and avoid putting much weight. The door of your safe or wardrobe should also open facing the North. Eliminate the dosha by installing Budh Yantra and offering water to the Tulsi plant. You can also recite the Vishnu Sahastranaam Path with a devoted heart.
South: Mars dominates this direction. In case of any dosha arising, possibility of getting stuck in legal matters and debates becomes higher, and relations with elder brothers do not remain on good terms. Apart from this, there are also chances of suffering from blood-related diseases, leprosy etc. Establish Mangal Yantra to get rid of the malefic influence and try and place heavy items and things in this direction.
North East (Ishan): Jupiter rules the North East direction. This direction is pure, untainted, and owned by the Gods, which is why the temple must be constructed facing this direction only, and toilets, etc. should not be built here. Any kind of dosha in this direction affects the divine blessings as well as wealth accumulation. Also, family members can face problems in marriage. Apart from this, disorders related to stomach, ear diseases, etc. can also arise. Get rid of the unfavourable elements in this direction by establishing the Guru Yantra and worship Lord Shiva and Maa Saraswati.
North West (Vayavya): Moon is the ruler of this direction. In case of any defect, there are chances of arguments with your neighbours and your mother's health may decline. There is also a possibility of a delay in the marriage of girls. Apart from this, one can suffer from mental stress, cold, cough, urinal diseases, etc. Chandra Yantra can be placed in this direction to gain positive results and a Mala or garland of Five Faced Rudraksha or Panch Mukhi Rudraksha can be worn. Along with it, worshipping Maa Durga will garner good results.
South East (Agneya): This direction is ruled by Venus and known to possess the element of fire. This is the reason why kitchen is constructed in this direction only. A dosha in this direction leads to a decline in the health of the women in the house, tension between the married couples, misunderstanding with the tenants, problems with the vehicles, and diseases related to uterus, hernia, and diabetes. Place the Shukra Yantra in this direction to gain favourable results and seek the blessings of young girls by touching their feet.
South West (Nairutya): Rahu dominates this direction. The master bedroom must be constructed facing this direction. Any defect in this direction leads to Pitru Dosha and several problems in the paternal-maternal side remain persistent. Apart from this, there remains a possibility of theft within the house and members of the family can also suffer from blood-related diseases, accidents, skin diseases, and brain disorders. One must install Rahu Yantra in this direction and feed biscuits to the dogs to get rid of the malefic effects of the dosha.
Brahma Sthana: This represents the middle or central part of a house ruled by Lord Brahma, which is why this area is kept free, spacious, and clean. Any dosha in this area can create obstacles and disturbance within the family and the members can suffer from several illnesses. Sometimes due to worse circumstances, there seems to be a paranormal influence within the house. One must keep this area light-weighted and free, and chant Gayatri Mantra. Apart from this, Vastu Dosh Nivaran Yantra must be installed in the East direction.
Note:- Apart from the house; shops, offices, temples, commercial complexes etc., should also be built according to Vastu Shastra so as to attain luck and royalty. This science plays an important role in human life and contributes in making our lives prosperous and dignified.