VASTU-SHASTRA - AN INDIAN CONCEPT:
Vaidic (Vedic) Vastu is a knowledge of natural vibrations that talks about a variety of natural energies, forces & factors in Indian context. Therefore it may be applied in the countries of the world located on the same latitude or around it having India-like weather, climate & other environmental factors. These are applicable to the regions & countries of only northern hemisphere & the areas which have the natural environment like India.
Vastu works on a number of factors like:
• Earth’s natural shape, tilt & structure,
• Its rotation around its imaginary axis,
• Earth’s movement around the sun,
• Distance from all the planets/ stars,
• Earth’s magnetic power,
• Wind direction,
• Intensity of sunrays,
• Terrain & topography,
• Weather conditions,
• Landscape factors,
• Local climate etc.
Hence, it shall not be justified to apply the Indian Vaidic Vastu Shastra’s doctrine on every part of the world uniformly. Using the fixed thumb-rules of Vedic Vastu in each condition is not the wisdom. It may not be applied universally on all the global properties wherein the longitudes and latitudes vary from place to place, sun rays’ sharpness is not the same as India, wind direction is different, rains intensity, direction and quantity of rainfall etc. are different, terrain and topography are not the same. At some locations like Africa the deserts are there, in New Zealand volcanic substrata is present, at some locations glaciers and snow clad mountains are present. Similarly many Vastu factors are just opposite in the southern hemisphere.
How do we apply vastu norms in such locations depends upon our intellectual capabilities, analytical ability & presence of mind. But certainly we cannot advise everyone on the globe the Vastu advice derived from Indian Vedic epics & Shastras. The big question is to classify the factors and justify rationally.
Even in northern, southern, eastern & western parts of India the direction of wind is not uniform even during whole year. Therefore a blanket application of routine vastu norms would be incorrect to apply unanimously.
Need of Scientific Vastu:
In view of the above, there arose a great need of introduction of scientific Vastu principles which can be put logically. Hence too much research work took place during last two decades & in these studies the scholars tried to decode the fundamentals of Vaidic Vastu Shastra and tried to explain the scientific reasons behind each Vastu principle. These thesis’ contain a lot of data analysis, explanations & classifications to be used as the basic fundamental by the Vastu consultants while doing a Vastu audit & giving advice. Gradually the learned research scholars succeeded to present their logical reasoning behind the doctrine of Indian Vaidic Vastu Shastra, but at the same time this intensive research & analysis cropped up the question mark on the ‘universal application of Vedic principles in all parts of the globe”.
Therefore advising in other countries has come up as a challenge for the Vastu consultants operating all over the world. For example many principles of logical Vastu change all together in Australia which is located in the almost extreme of southern hemisphere.
This is obvious that the main aim of Vastu has always aimed at working for the welfare of human being on this mother earth so that he can enjoy good health, wealth & harmony. That is why the logical & scientific Vastu came in existence during last one decade. However, to apply the scientific & logical Vastu in different situation & at different location depends upon the knowledge, awareness & intellect of Vastu consultant. This type of application of Vastu is also known as the modern Vastu but minute elaboration of global Vastu is not encrypted anywhere so far. Therefore we use the Vedic Vastu tenets differently with reference to the local situations, environment, climate and position on the globe by applying our individual wisdom.
In current Vastu courses students will learn the Indian Vaidic Vastu (Vedic Vaastu) with their logical applications in different situations. The scientific reasoning & their logical ground may be grasped by the students so that they can apply their knowledge rationally in various situations. But the universal (global) application of Vastu does not come under the definition of Vedic (or Vaidic) Vastu. However in this course we will cover the essential part of traditional, epical, logical, & scientific application of Vedic Vastu.