Vaastu Shastra, the name is consist of two words ‘Vaastu’ and ‘Shastra’. Vaastu is a Sanskrit word for “house” or any Dwelling Place and Shastra means science. Vaastu Shastra is traditional Hindu origin literature of Architecture, many modern-day architects have adapted Vaastu Shastra in their design around the world.
Fathoming Vaastu Shastra is quite simple, to balance the harmony between the 5 elements viz. Earth, Sky, Fire, Water and Air in the environment, design or construction should take place as per the Vaastu Shastra principles. There is no superstition or myth in Vaastu Shastra, we all reckon the importance of these elements existing around us, so if we design anything keeping those 5 elements in mind, the environment will serve us the harmony and positivity. Vaastu Shastra implies not only on human beings but to each and every habitat on the Earth. The principles can be used for micro as well as for macro level.
The biggest evidence of Vaastu Shastra can be found during the time of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Even Mohanjodaro and Harappa show the application of Vaastu Shastra. Many of our ancient temples have formed as per the Vaastu Shastra principles, we can feel the energy and positivity while visiting them.
Vaastu Shastra elucidates the influence of surroundings on our lives. Many foreign countries have followed the Vaastu Shastra principles, whole Singapore city is built as per the Vaastu Shastra and we can see the development of this city in such a short span of time.
Wind, Water and Fire or Jal, Vayu and Agni are the three major forces in action to create harmony. If all of them are kept in their appropriate places, there will be no disturbance. But if we will not give them space, their way or try to change the combination, the forces will act accordingly and create dissonance.