The principles of Vedic vastukala (architecture) have been made by keeping Indian geographical conditions in the mind. These principles have been made on the basis of well study and experience. The special effects of worship (pooja), sun, air energy, moon, and other planets fall on this earth.
The advisor of very ancient vastu was acharya Vedic sait. There is no doubt that he was the creator of mantras, but he was also an expert on an element. They had knowledge of intact details of the rules of sunlight without any modern physical shaastriya devices. The vastu mandal or planetary master imagined for the creation of vastu and the Gods established as dik-shammukhya in vastu chakra, the sunlight, were the defined symbol of water. Doing worship of the sun and its properties have been described also in religious granthas (books). It has been said about the sun- “Bhodson tapannudanti sarvesham prananadayat” means that the sun is known as the source of all the creatures’ life. In Rig-Veda too, it has been described clearly that the sunlight has enough power to end all types of diseases. This is the reason why east direction has been gotten much importance in vastu shastra and the earth’s surface has been imagined with sunrise and sunset. Thus, the place of the house has been particularized through which the light of God ‘Sun’ rising from the east could reach in the maximum parts of the house.
The sunlight, at noon, has radio active rays, so it is kept in the mind while constructing ha ouse that these rays would affect minimum to the body. This is the reason why sthe outh-west direction of the house is constructed as lower than north-east direction so that maximum energy of sunlight could stay inside the house. In the morning, vitamin ‘D’ and ‘F’ are also obtained in the extra amount from sunlight.
It is said to keep maximum open space in the east and north directions of the house because it helps in getting morning sunlight. When the earth revolves around the sun in south direction, it comes in an important angular position. This is the reason why this area (south-west direction) of the house is constructed higher and the walls are built as thick in this direction so that balance could be maintained in this direction due to heaviness as well as the people living in such house could protect their selves from additional heat or temperature. One can also feel cold in summer days and hot in winter days.
It is also said about fitting less doors and windows in south-west direction comparison to north-east. Its scientific base (aspect) is that coldness could be felt in summer days and hotness could be felt in winter days in the rooms of this direction.
In vastu shastra, it is said again and again to construct kitchen always in sthe south-east direction. In this part, the morning sunlight having vitamin ‘D’ enters from the east direction as well as pure and fresh air comes from south direction, because the earth revolves around the sun from southward direction. Therefore, this direction has such location that this part of the house gets ultraviolet rays having vitamin ‘D’ and ‘F’ for la ong time. Resulting, eatables kept inside the kitchen remain too fresh.
Pooja room or praying room can be constructed always in the north-east direction (Ishan kon). More clothes should not be on our body while worshiping so that out body would go on getting vitamin ‘D’ in sufficient amount in the form of morning sunlight. We get positive affects of magnetic energy of the earth from north direction and this direction is considered as the purest or holiest, because we get extra divine powers of the universe from this direction. This is the reason why the main gate or door of the temple is constructed also in this direction.
According to scientists, there are 20 types of the bio-electro magnetic field found in the atmosphere. Four of them- B, E, M, and F have been considered as the most useful for human body. In vastu shastra, magnetic part is considered as the place of kuber (wealth), so it is believed that when one has to take part in business related works and advice, it is better for him to sit with facing towards north direction. Its scientific aspect is that the cells of our brain are become alert very soon as well as one’s memory is become sharper by the magnetic force obtained from north direction. It has been also said in vastu shastra that he should need to keep his bank check book in the right side while sitting with facing towards north direction.
Importance of ‘Zero’ In Vaastu Shaastra
If you say to anyone that his/her mind is completely blank if may also possible that you are saying opposite to it.
About Indian tradition, there are many senses of Zero according to different views. If it is accepted by considering it as the speech of any sick people, experience different from the thoughts of Zero can be accepted too.
The basic meaning of Sanskrit tells about Zero, emptiness, sky, vacant and absent. The belief of Zero is very old in India and it appears in different forms in mathematics and yoga science.
By the experiments of the scholars of middle Asia named Al Kharizami (9th century), Al Baruni (11th century) and modern scholars, it has been proved that the method of nine digits and decimal of zero was discovered by Indians. But, Chinese scholars were said that the word of Chinese language ‘Ling’ or ‘Zero’ was used for vacant space earlier. The word disappeared while proofreading of ancient books of China was shown as empty space. Later it had been shown in a circular form and it had become very popular up to 13th century. Indian number system was reached in China in the 8th century in which zero was shown in the form of point. In the arts of Buddha philosopher named ‘Nagarjuna’, the philosophic form of zero became strong.
Zero is multifaceted. In few faces of zero, there are many colors like that peacock feather. According to scholars, one can go forwards by leaving all the layers (faces) of zero backward, because all its layers are true. A famous mathematician and the scholar of Vedanta compare zero in the use of mathematics and philosophy that mathematicians had taken zero from philosophy. In the part of mathematics, information about zero is obtained in the pingal chandrahast of 200 B.C.
According to very popular historian and writer of art, zero was used in a proper way in ancient temples of India. With describing kandreep mahadev temple of Khazuraho, it has been told that zero, actually, was zero center inside garbhgriha. The ling of the temple is the center from where all types of images come out.