Vastu is not a religion but is a vidya, a science. It has
been developed thousands of years ago, in the middle time we have become so
modern that we forgot our Vedic culture. Now that we are facing all kind of
problems, we are coming back to vedas.
Our ancestors had given us "Yog" but we did not take it
seriously, it went abroad, renamed as "Yoga", now we are running
after it and foreign countries are making profit out of it. WHY?? Why we
cannot respect our own culture. We are following their culture and they are
Vastu only teaches us to follow the rules of nature and to balance the five
elements from which we all, this universe is made up of.
The system of Vastu is an admixture of science, astronomy of astrology; it
is covered with the influence of the sun, moonlight and heat, the earth's
atmosphere, wind direction, magnetic field and gravitation force on human
beings. It gives practical guidelines on site selection, its contouring
level, orientation of the building in relation to climatology and
microweather, arrangements of areas/rooms in relation to the different
activities of the proposed building. Their proportions as well as rituals
for successive stages of house building.
The Vastu science is founded upon the laws of nature. The equilibrium we
observe in the nature is easily perceivable by us in all moving bodies, but
unfortunately we are unable to note this equilibrium in static bodies. The
basic source of energy of the whole world is stored at North and South Pole.
It flows uninterruptedly from North Pole to South Pole in the form of
magnetic waves. Therefore Southward portion of every building should be
higher than the northward portion so that there may not be any hindrance to
the flow of magnetic waves.