Vaastu Shastra or Shilpa Veda - an Upaveda of Atharvaveda - has its origin in Vedas and Puranas. For a human being, Vaastu is the third visible line of defense; the first the natural one is the human skin. The second line of defense is the clothes we wear. The third line of defense is the building we work or reside in - may be house, office, school or factory. The fourth line of defense is again natural, the Ozone layer. Vaastu has direct effect on the mind and body of its inhabitants. Vaastu principles help us in selecting the benefic portion of natural energies and discarding the malefic ones. It gives amazing results when combined with the principles of modern Building Science & Architecture, Exterior & Interior Design, Environmental Engineering, Human Psychology, Feng Shui and Astrology.
Part I: Directions & Site Selection
Basic principles of Vaastu
Dik Saadhana: deciding ten directions using Magnetic Compass, Lords of directions
Division of directions: cold / hot, dark / light, light / heavy etc.
Selection of site: site examination,
Bhoo Pariksha (Soil Investigation): colour, odour, flavour and tactility of soil
The foundation, ekshala, dwishala, trishala and chatusshala vaastu
Magnetism of earth: the ideal way of sleeping
Kakini Samkhya: The classical method of selection of lucky place, town, city etc. for residence according to owner’s zodiacal sign
Part II: Plot
Marma-sthanas (Vulnerable points)
Plot: its location, shape, size and slope; corner plots
Extension of plots in particular directions: good and bad effects
Pada-Vinyas and their Usage, Ekashiti Pada Vaastu, The concept of Vaastu Purush (Space Personified) and 45 deities occupying it
Height of building
De-mystifying the provision of Paishachamsha and Brahamsthana
Part III: Maya Vaastu
Systems of Measurements: Classical, British, Metric & Traditional systems
Part IV: Panchmahabhoota Vaastu
Vaastu of Tejas, Earth, Air, Aap and Ether
Part V: Rang / Colour Vaastu
Application of colour therapy for Interior decoration
Part VI: Jala Vaastu
Water Vaastu: Water Supply and Sewage Disposal, water tanks; overhead and underground
Part VII: Nava Pada Vaastu
Elaborative study of each pada i.e. Ishaan, Poorva, Aagneya, Dakshin, Nairritya, Pashchim, Vayavya, Uttar and Brahamsthana.
Part VIII: Dwara Vaastu
Location, measurements, vedha, decoration, auspicious markings etc.
Part IX: Applied Residential Vaastu
Prayer room, kitchen, dining room, guest room, living room, bed room, toilet, doors, staircases, balconies, cash box, study room, working table, store room, garage, servant’s quarter, verandah, mezzanine floor, walls, basement, septic tank, compound walls / gates etc.
Part X: Vriksha Vaastu
Landscaping, Vaastu of trees and plants, terrace garden, lawns, parks, gardens, rock gardens
Part XI: Classical way of Interior & exterior design and decoration
Directions and space planning, materials, furniture design, electrical and plumbing work, furnishings, painting and varnishing, pictures and paintings, etc.
Auspicious and inauspicious markings: pictures, paintings, photographs, idols, articles etc.
Part XII: Miscellaneous Vaastu
Classifications of Buildings, Ratha-Lakshan-Vidhaan or Cars and Chariots, Shayan-Vidhaan or (Couches), Shayan Vaastu (Vaastu of Rest and Sleep), Retirement, Art of Living the Vaastu Way, Domestic Help
Part XIII: Vaastu of Housing Societies / Multi-storey residential complexes
The techniques of living in a perfect Vaastu way with minimum alterations getting economic, mental and social upliftment
Part XIV: Remedial Vaastu
Vaastu principles applied for rectification of Vaastu problems through;