Vastu essentially deals with two energy sources the solar energy flux and geomagnetic energy flux. As we all know there are five basic elements in the whole world. They are the Earth, Water, Air, Fire(Heat & Light) and Sky(Cosmic). Vastu is a science of balancing these elements in the proper proportions for harmony. Vaastu is essentially the art of correct settings one can place himself in such a manner as to derive maximum benefits. Vastu Shastra is also said as an ancient mystic science for designing and building. Vastu Shastra helps us to make our lives better and will secure from things going wrong.
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 History
Vastu dates back to the pre-Ramayana and the Mahabharatha periods. Our Puranic literature is full of references and knowledge about construction of buildings from houses to forts, palaces, temples and yajnashalas. Maharishi Bhrigu to Shukracharya and Brihaspati eighteen learned rishis have been referred as proficient in Vastu. Buddhist and Jain literature are full of Vastu references. Lord Buddha is supposed to have given instructions to his disciples about the construction of Viharas (monasteries).

Ancient Literature: References to Vastu are found in following ancient literatures:

  • Vedas
  • Rigveda
  • Yajurveda
  • Samveda
  • Atharvaveda
  • Sthapatya Veda (Upveda of Atharvaveda)
Purana
  • Matsya purana
  • Skand purana
  • Agni purana
  • Garuda purana
  • Narada purana
  • Vayu purana
  • Varaha purana
  • Bhavishya purana
Important works on Vastu
  • Vishwakarma Prakash
  • Samarangana Sutradhara
  • Mayamatam
  • Manasara
  • Brihatsamhita
  • Vasturaj Vallabh

Ancient Exponents of Vastu

  • Matsyapuran refers to eighteen sages proficient in Vastu
  • Bhrigu
  • Atri
  • Vashistha
  • Vishwakarma
  • Maya
  • Narada
  • Nagnajith
  • Vishalaksha
  • Purandhara
  • Brahma
  • Kumara
  • Nandisa
  • Saunaka
  • Garga
  • Vasudeva
  • Anirudha
  • Sukracharya
  • Sukracharya
  • Brihaspati