Vastu as scienceWhy is Vastu a Science?

Vastu is said to be a science due to its various characteristics. These are rational, practicable, permanent, normative, utilisation and universal.

They are described as follows,

Rational: Based on cause and effect.
Practicable: Capable of being put into practice.
Permanent: Not bound by any time barrier.
Normative: Must be codified and governed by principles.
Utilisation: Should be useful to the society.
Universal: Acceptable and accessible to one and all.

What is Vastu?

When a space or area is built to create an eternal bridge between nature and man and maximize positive energy into that place, it is called Vastu. This science is known as “Vastu Shastra”.

Why is the concept of Vastu Shastra important?

Modern man has been fighting very hard to explore the mysteries of the universe. He is not deterred by the set-back in the process of research and is determined to conquer whatever he can.  But man must realize that the nature is an amalgamation of 5 elements viz. Air, Space, Water, Earth and Fire. It is impossible for human beings to gain control over these elements.  One can simply try to achieve harmony with these elements in order to succeed and achieve maximum benefits. Hence, using the concept vastu Shastra helps in achieving such harmony.

What are the 5 elements in Vastu?

Vastu is an amalgamation of the 5 elements of nature. These are,

Air (Atmosphere)

Air is made up of Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon dioxide, Hydrogen and other gases like Helium, Argon, Krypton etc., in small quantities. Air has two characterizes,

  1. Sound
  2. Sense of touch

Sky (Space)

Transmission of sound is the main characteristic of the sky.


Fire has the property of shape.


Water has four characteristics,

  1. Sound
  2. Sense of Touch
  3. Shape
  4. Taste


Earth has the characteristics of smell.

What are the forgotten facts that link to vastu?

Arya Bhatta, the great astronomer at the court of the GUPTA, discovered in 475 AD that the earth rotates around its own axis. However, the credit of establishing the above facts goes to the western scientist "Copernicus". Our ancient texts describe that the earth is the Shape of Fruit Kapita.

The Vedas and the astrologists dating back to 3400 years established as solar system comprises of 9 planets and the Sun (SURYA) is the prime planet.