Vastu shastra (vāstu śāstra) is an ancient science of architecture and construction. Its principles include design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement and spatial geometry. Like many other pseudoscientific systems, Vastu sastras incorporate traditional Hindu and in some cases Buddhist beliefs. The designs are intended to integrate architecture with nature utilizing perfect geometric patterns (yantra), symmetry and directional alignments.

Ancient Vastu Shastra principles include the design of Mandir (temples), and principles for the design and layout of houses, towns, cities, gardens, roads, water works, shops and other public areas.

Vastu Purusha Mandala
The Vastu Purusha Mandala is an indispensable part of vastu shastra and constitutes the mathematical design. It is the metaphysical plan of a building that incorporates the coursly bodies and supernatural forces. Purusha refers to energy, soul or Universal Principle. Mandala is the generic name for any plan or chart which symbolically represents the cosmos.

In Vastu-purusa-mandala, the areas (padas, squares) are associated with certain deities, such as:

North- Kubera- Ruled by lord of wealth (Finance)
South- Yama- Ruled by lord of death – Yama (Damaging)
East- Indra- Ruled by the solar deity- Aditya (Seeing the world)
West- Varuna- Ruled by lord of water (Physical)
Northeast {Eshanya} – Ruled by Shiva
Southeast- Agni- Ruled by the fire deity – Agni (Energy Generating)
Northwest- Vayu- ruled by the god of winds (Advertisement)
Southwest- Pitru/Nairutya, Niruthi- Ruled by ancestors (History)
Center- Brahma- Ruled by the creator of the universe (Desire)


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