1. What is Vaastushastra?
Answer - VaastuSHASTRA is an ancient Hindu practice to construct buildings in harmony with natural forces for well being of humanity as a whole. It is a rich Hindu philosophy, which is given in a number of ancient works including Vedas. It is the traditional Indian system of architecture and design of Vedic origin. Vaastu means the dwelling of humans and Gods. Many Vaastu rules are derived from 'Vaastu Purusha' who is depicted as a man lying with his head pointing northeast, in a grid of usually 64 squares. The different directions and sectors are assigned to different Gods and Guardians.
2. What is the main object of Vaastushastra?
Answer - The object of Vaastushastra is to provide guidelines for proper construction of houses, shops, commercial buildings etc. Vaastu determines the position of the house with regard to points of a compass and dictates the proportions of every detail in building, lines, directions, skylines, elongations, levels, slopes, water (underground and overhead), kitchen, bedrooms, toilets, staircase, heights of ceilings and roofs, entrances, location of doors and windows, compound walls and so on.
3. Why one should apply Vaastushastra?
Answer - Vaastushastra is a result-oriented science and gives definite and immediate results if applied properly. It defines the proportions and details of building elongation, slopes, water tanks, kitchen, bedrooms, stairs, heights of roofs, entrances, doors, windows, walls etc. Living in harmony with the nature is theme of Vaastushastra. Vaastushastra is important for construction of houses, villages, towns, and cities.
4. Does Vaastushastra brings prosperity?
Answer -Yes, Vaastushastra suggests ways in which we can live in tune with the laws of nature, so that we can be healthy, peaceful and work efficiently that results in prosperity.
5. Whether Vaastushastra is linked to any religion?
Answer - Yes, it has been developed by Hindus, but being an art and science of structures, it can be used and applied irrespective of the religion.
6. Which deity is worshipped in Vastu Shastra?
Answer - The ancient text of Vaastu Shastra mentions various Gods from Hindu mythology fixing their locations on the site and prescribing the offerings to be made to them. We should treat our house like a human being, like a good friend who gives us comfort and protection. We can also give a personal name to our house. In Vaastushastra it is known as Vaastu Purusha. The 'Vaastu Purusha' is said to be the spirit of the site. It's in the form of a human male and lies on the site with his head towards the east, his posture fitting exactly in a square. Aesthetically correct dimensions of rooms, doors windows and even the structural members like plinth and pillars can be determined on the concept of ‘Vaastu Purusha’. Even the interior can be made by the posture of the 'Vaastu Purusha' and the norms, which specifies where and how the structure should be built, so that it does not injure him.
7. Which is the ideal plot?
Answer - A plot is square if all four sides are straight and equal in length and it has equal angle of 90 degree at all four corners. Square is the best shape of a plot. A plot is rectangular if it has four straight sides and equal angles of 90 degree at all corners with opposite sides of equal length. A rectangular plot having its length not more that double the breadth (length and breadth not more that 1:2) is a very good plot.