India is the mother of vastu as our saints formulate
principles of vastu here. Vastu was written down thousands of years ago
where our sages kept in mind the effect of energies and sunlight and balance
all the five elements in a manner to have the maximum benefit out of it.
Vastu Shilpa Shastra, the ancient mystic science and the art of designing
and constructing buildings finds its origin in Stapatya Veda, which in turns
is a part of Atharvana Veda, one of the four Vedas. According to modern
historians Ferguson, Havell and Cunningham, this science developed during
the period of 6000 BC and 3000 BC.
Proofs of vaastu shastra can be found during the time of Ramayan and
Mahabharat. In the cities of Mohanjodaro and Harappa the application of
vaastu shastra can be seen. In the Matsya Purana, seventeen preceptors of
Vaastu have been mentioned.
These principles, called Vastu Shastra, were evolved over thousands of
years out of experience and foresight of ancient Sages of India and are very
valuable for the well being of mankind. According to Shastras, if we
worship, revere and respect the lords of these eight directions, they will
shower on us their blessings and benefits. Our saints have searched vastu
shastra; we are only Researching it.
The following lines depicts the importance of vastu shastra :
SHASTRENANEN SARVASYA LOKASYA PARAM SUKHAM
CHATURVERG PHALA PRAPTI SHLOKSHCH BHAVEDYUVAM
SHLIP SHASTRA PARIGYAN MRITYOAPI SUJETAAM VRAJET
PARMANAND JANAK DEVANAMI DIMIRITAM
SHILP VINA NAHI JAGTISHU LOKESHU VIDYATE
JAGAD VINA NA SHILPANCH VARTATE VASAU PRABHO
Meaning - Because of VASTU SHASTRA, the whole universe gets good health,
happiness and all round prosperity. Human beings attain divinity with this
knowledge. Followers of VASTU SHASTRA get not only worldly pleasure but also
experience heavenly bliss. With the above shloka, it is very much clear that
VASTU SHASTRA is universal. It is not confined to any particular group of
people in the development of all human being irrespective of any caste,
creed or religion.