Origin of Vastu Principle (Vastu Shastra)
Sage Vishwakarma, the architect of the gods is believed to be and praised as the originator of Vastu Principles or Vastu Shastra. He derived these principles of Vastu to use the forces of nature in constructing god’s palaces. Sage Vishwakarma constructed a palace named “Indraprastha” for Lord Shrikrishna. His vastu principles or science of vastu descended further to future generations through ancient holy Vedas such as Atharv Veda, Rugveda, Sam Veda and Yajurveda..
Vastu Principle is about using the positive energy of nature for the wellbeing and betterment of human life. An architectural construction based on vastu principles, concentrates the power of natural forces and their energy with-in itself, and leverages it for the benefit of people living in it.
History of Vastu Shastra
There is also an interesting tale in the “MATSYA PURANA” which narrates the birth of the Vastu Purusha. Vastu Purusha is said to have been born from Lord Siva's perspiration when he was fighting the demon Andhakasuran. While fighting the demon, Lord Shiva was very tired and got down to sweat profusely.
As a drop of sweat fell on the ground a large dreadful being was given birth. He was really hungry and started devouring everything he could obtain. When the demon was defeated, he ate him as well. He then prayed to Lord Shiva to grant him a boon, “Please permit me to eat away all the three worlds.”Lord Shiva replied, “Let it be thus."
The devotee’s joy knew no boundary. He took possession of all the three worlds and first he wished to eat the terrestrial world. The celestial beings, Brahma, Vishnu and the demons (Rakshasas) were terrified and got hold of the devotee. Forty five celestial beings, 32 from without and 13 from within caught hold of him and threw him on the ground. They put down force on his different limbs and since then, he has been lying there surrounded by the celestial beings.
The gods granted him permission to eat offerings on “grahpooja” and also blessed him to punish those who do not respect him and his rules of VASTU SHASTRA. He was therefore called “the God of Vastu” or “VASTU PURUSHA”
“You will be known as VASTU PURUSHA, and you will be present in every piece of land. People will be benefited only if they abide by your principles and one constructing anything against your principles will not experience bliss and prosperity on his Vastu.” Hearing this the Vastu Purusha was satisfied. Since then the worship of Vastu-Purusha has been in vogue and it has become compulsory to begin any construction activity by worshipping him and his principles called VASTU SHASTRA.
Vastu Principles and Science
Ancient vastu Shastra concepts of Sage Vishwakarma are very well admired and honored in the past and are being accepted in the present as well. According to our rich Indian Vedas and culture, “Vastu Shastra” is the science of architecture to construct assets that channelize maximum positive energy into the lives of the residents. Vastu Shastra originated with the construction of Hindu temples and slowly got applied into residential, commercial and industrial establishments.
The science behind vastu is entirely based on Earth Rotation, Electro Magnetic Field, Gravitational Force, Bio-energy, Cosmic Energy and Five Elements (Air, Water, Fire, Space and Earth).
Vastu Principle (Vastu Shatra) is an ancient Indian science of architecture. Many ancient architectures built in Indian civilization are based on vastu principles (Vastu Shastra). Vastu Shastra is the science of maintaining a balance between nature and amenities in human life.
It is understood differently by different people. Name it “Vastu Principle” or “Vastu Shastra” or “Vastu Science” or yet just “Vastu”, the basic principle of vastu and science behind all is the same.
Benefits of applying Vastu Principles (Vastu Shastra)
Applying “Vastu Principles” (Vasatu Shastra) is good for mankind. Vastu creates a bridge between nature’s eternal energy and the mortal human being residing in that “vastu”. People residing in such a balanced “vastu” will gain health, achieving progress in the profession, success in carrier and happy & prosperity in personal & family life.
Professional industries built by applying vastu principles witness the growth and progress in business. Financial crisis can be avoided as a solution of regular cash flow. Sick industries can regain their position in the business market and start making profits again.