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Seminar

AYURVEDA & VASTU…


Dhanada Santosh Kulkarni, MD (A.M.), BAMS

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AYURVEDA AND VASTU
What’s Inside
 What is Vastu?
 Origin and Evolution of Vastu
 Ayurveda and Vastu Connection
 Dosha (3 Dosha)
 Panchmahabhute (5 Elements)
 Asta Disha (8 Directions)
 Vastu Aspects of Health
 Priniciples of Vastu
 Concept of Vastu Purush
 Vastu Pada-Vinyasa (81 Divisions)
 Panchmahabhute (5 Elements)
 Asta Disha (8 Directions)
 Selection of land
 Architecture of building

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WHAT IS VAASTU?
• Sthapatya Ved is an ancient architecture from India. It is
part of a system of knowledge called Veda.
• Vastu Sastra is the ancient Indian science of buildings

Sthapatya = Establishing
Ved = Knowledge
Sthapatya Ved = Knowledge of Establishing
... Veshma Prakar Nagar Rachanna Eti Vastu Saugynitam

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WHAT IS VAASTU?

 Unlike other construction sciences, which talk


mainly about material and architectural aspects,
Vastu also talks about the social and behavioral
changes one can expect to happen in their lives by
living in certain types of houses.
 Vastu shastra is an ancient art and science,
containing principles and practices of constructing
buildings which ensures a harmonious balance
between man and nature and thereby bring all
round happiness, health, wealth and prosperity.

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TYPES OF VASTU

There are four types of Vastu:


1) Bhoomi - deals with selection of a site/land
2) Prasada - deals with Palaces and buildings
3) Yana - Vehicles, carts and ships
4) Sayana - furniture, tools and utensils

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ORIGIN OF VASTU

Shri Vishvakarma is the source


of Sthapatya Ved knowledge. He
is the origin of the entire
knowledge. The universe is
created with the very same
principles that he passed to
Rishis and Maharishis thousands
of years ago to utilize in
designing homes, cities and
countries. This very universe is
in precise order, moving with
precise time throughout many
Lord Vishwakrma billions of years.

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VASTU - ANCIENT TEXT
 Koutilya‟s „Artha Sastra‟- Vastu as a basis for constructing
Villages, Landscapes, Gardens, Bridges,Ponds and Lakes.
 Varahamihira in his great work „Brihat Samhita‟ ---weather
forecasting, earthquake forecasting, rainfall, architecture,
exploration of water springs
 „Manasara‟ --- great book on Vastu, discusses the principles
of architectural and sculptural construction.
 „Mayamatam‟ of Maya who is said to build the great Maya
Sabha of Pandavas (of Mahabharatha times) is a rich work
with 36 chapters
 „Viswakarmaprakasika‟---
 Samarangana Sutradhara‟---by King Bhoja (1018 - 1060 AD)

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EVOLUTION OF VASTU

1. Man‟s homes, unlike other creatures has undergone a transformation


too. Starting from caves five thousand years ago it has transited through
huts, tiled houses and is now in the form of skyscrapers piercing the skies.
2. Homes gave protection to the inmates from the vagaries of nature. It
offered protection during weak times like sleep. More so it offered a place to
store the assets for the sake of harsher times.
3. Ever since the evolution imparted intelligence to life, creatures have
been seeking to build homes.

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EVOLUTION OF VASTU

It was then decided that the


houses had a bearing on the
luck and fortunes of the
inmates.
The house that man shapes
has the powers to shape his
fortune.

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AYURVEDA AND VASTU CONNECTION

 Changing or correcting Vastu deficiencies and


enhancing source bioenergetics is considered,
from ancient times, to be the most important
thing you can do to ensure a happier life, good
 health, relationships, success.
 Thousands of years of Vastu research shows
that homes (no matter how physically attractive)
– if they have poor Vastu energetics, the
inhabitants will still be subject to unnecessary
suffering (whether in health, business, love, etc.)

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ELEMENTS OF VASTU AND AYURVEDA

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AYURVEDA AND VASTU CONNECTION

A person is made up of
many layers of energy.
The personal layers
forming the physical body
and aura are kept in
balance through Ayurveda
and Yoga. The
environmental layers of
energy surrounding and
interacting with a person
are kept in balance
through Vastu.

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AYURVEDA AND VASTU CONNECTION
Human Energy Field (“Aura”)
nadis, chakras, subtle bodies…

 The “aura” or “human


energy field” is a field of
energy which surrounds
and penetrates the body.
The aura underlies and
supports the functioning of
the body
 According to Vastu each
building is conscious
energy field and perceives
everything that is going on
within it.

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UNNECESSARY SUFFERING
 Will you be happy in a house?
 Will you prosper?
 Will your children succeed in their
studies and careers?
 Or will your experience in a building
be bitter?
 Will it lead to sorrows and sickness?
 Or will it cause in your business,
losses and lethargy?

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UNNECESSARY SUFFERING
The house you live in, might give the answers.

The house could be the key to


your success and better health.

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VASTU ASPECTS OF HEALTH

God is the original


architect
of the Universe.
Vastu science
is bringing the
Divine architecture
down into our lives
to bring health
harmony and
enlightenment to all

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VASTU ASPECTS OF HEALTH

Vastu scriptures advise using two ways of staying


in the peak of health
1. The first is balancing the influences of the five
elements
2. The second is harmonizing the doshas with the
five elements.

 Vastu defects in the directions causes an


imbalance of the five elements. This lack of
balance can give rise to the illnesses

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BALANCED HEALTH : AYURVEDA

According to Ayurveda…
Balanced Health = {Physical + Mental} Health

• Balance in Doshas
• Balance in Agnis
• Balance in Dhatus
• Proper elimination
• Blissful Senses
• Mind and Bliss at the
deepest level of Soul
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IMBALANCED HEALTH : AYURVEDA

Factors for imbalanced health of Ayurvda

Stress, irregular diet, disturbed lifestyle, Lack of exercise,


Ama Accumulation

Leads dosha imbalance s

Ultimately Ama builds up in weakened area

Toxins becomes disease


6-step process leads to Diseases - sanchaya,prakop, prasar, sthansunshrya,vakti, bedha.

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BALANCED HEALTH : VASTU
Balanced Health = { Physcial + Mental } • All these factors creates
Health
particular patterns of
1. 5-Element: Water, Earth, Fire, Space,
Air energy
2. 8-Direction: N, S, E, W, NE, SE, SW, • Influences in the lives of the
NW occupants
3. Vastu Purush (Birth, Origin, Growth) • Balanced all these factors
• Marma Stone (Sensative Points) means vastu proofing your
• Diagonal Planes (Konasutra) home or
• Rajju Bhavan, prasad, office,
• Shira S  N, W E called Shira industry, commercial
4. Selection of Bhoomi (Plot) land
building
• Color, Texture, Smell, Sound,
Touch, Shape, Slope (up or down) • Dramatically, enjoys and
5. Surrounding environment of land and improves quality of health,
building harmony and prosperity of
6. Arecticaial planning inside the life
constructed building

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IMBALANCED HEALTH : VASTU

Imbalanced Health = Diagnosis of health of building

All 5 Elements + 8 Dosha (Direction) + Structure / land of building + Blocks and


Barries (just like Ama toxins) in vastu purush marma (Energy grid) called
vedha or shula

Any one factor imbalances

Leads to sickness + illness + depression + lethargy + Relationship + Wealth +


intelegince bioenergtics vibrations

Leads to imbalanced health unnecessary suffering cruel cycle

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BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF VASTU PRINCIPLES

 Panchmahabhute – 5 Elements
 Selection of land or plot
 Concept of Vastu purush
( birth and growth )
 Vastu purush marma sthane
 Ashta Disha - 8 Directions
 Healthy architectural Planning
(according to 8 direction)

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BRAHMAN
Earth

The Five Water


Elements Fire Stability
(Mahabhutas)
Air A
l Adaptability
Space/Time l
Mind
Wholeness, D Purification
Intellect
Unified Field e
Self, v Integration
Atman e
l
Budhi o Growth
The
Manas p
Eightfold Akasha m
e Creativity
Prakriti Vayu
(Nature) n
Tejas t Intelligence
Jala

Prithivi Consciousness

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Curving back on my Self, I create again and again - Rig Veda
VASTU: 5 MAHABHUTE
 The whole universe is made up of five basic
elements, the earth, water, fire, air and space. Our
body is also made up of these five basic elements
of nature.
 Vastu teaches the individual to live in balance and
harmony with the panchamahabhootas.
 Each of these five basic elements is energetically
associated with a particular direction.

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VASTU: 5 MAHABHUTE

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EARTH: BHUMI OR PRITHIVI

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WATER: JALA

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AIR: VAYU

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FIRE: AGNI

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SPACE: AAKASH

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QUALITIES OF PANCH MAHABUTAS

Tatwa | Colour Shape Taste


Element
Prithwi | Earth Yellow Sqaure Sweet

Aap | Water White Half Circle Salty

Tej | Fire Red Triangle Hot

Vayu | Wind Blue Circle Acidic

Akash | Ether Variable Randam Bitter

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5 ELEMENTS INSIDE VASTU

NORTH NORTH NORTH


WEST EAST

AIR WATER
WEST SPACE EAST

FIRE

SOUTH SOUTH SOUTH


WEST EAST

EARTH FIRE

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5 ELEMENTS INSIDE VASTU

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ASTA DISHA

Four zones are


 NORTH WEST- VAYU
 NORTH EAST- EESANYA
 SOUTH WEST- NAIRU
 SOUTH EAST- AGNI

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ASTA DISHA

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EAST

East
 It is abode of Lord Indra, the chief of the
Gods (giver of pleasures, progress and
growth).
 The direction also represents the realm
of the rising Sun (Surya) projecting ultra-
violet rays important for health.

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NORTH

North
 The abode of Kuber, the God of wealth,

significator of abundance and all good


things.

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WEST

West
 The abode of Varuna, the God of ocean.

It is also the direction of the setting Sun


which gives infra-red radiation.

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SOUTH

South
 The abode of Yama, the God of death,

taking care of after life.

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THE NORTH EAST ZONE
 Called as the Eesanya and is
the entry point of energy.
 Needs to be very light and
clean.
 Ideal for puja rooms and
study as well as expansive
rooms such as living rooms.
 Ideal for placing east and
north facing doors.
 Human nature; religion and
educatio Controls prosperity
and future of the family as it
is the entry point for energy.
 Avoid toilets and kitchens
here, in buildings. Avoid tall
trees in the garden.
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NORTHWEST ZONE

 Eshanya
 It is said to be ruled by Lord Shiva or the God Himself.
This area must always be
 scrupulously clean, open and highly receptive in a
welcome “mode” always.
 2 East It is abode of Lord Indra, the chief of the Gods
(giver of pleasures, progress and
 growth). The direction also represents the realm of
the rising Sun (Surya) projecting ultra-violet rays
important for health.

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SOUTH EAST ZONE
 Called as the Agni and is
the point of heat energy.
 Needs to have hot
equipment such as
stoves.
 In factories this space
could have boilers or
generators.
 Ideal for kitchens,
electrical equipment and
power connections. Ideal
for placing south facing
doors.
 Human nature; family
relationship.

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SOUTHEAST ZONE

 (Agneya)
 The habitat of fire, the storehouse of energy, vigour
and strength. It is the direction
 of sustenance and spirituality.
 South The abode of Yama, the God of death, taking
care of after life.

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NORTH WEST ZONE
 Called as the Vayu. It is the point of
wind energy, which indicates
communication and interaction
 Ideal for kitchens, guest rooms and
toilets.
 Ideal for placing west facing doors.
 Human nature; social interaction and
disputes
 Controls confusions, litigation. Good
place for toilets and kitchens here, in
buildings.
 Avoid adult bedrooms but one may
keep children bedrooms here.
 Shrubs are good here in the garden.

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NORTHWEST- ZONE

 (Vayavya)
 The abode of Vayu devta, the God of air/wind,
the invisible, but the most effective
 blessing for all objects in need of
motion/movement for their efficiency.

 9 Centre It is the brahmasthan, the earth,


energy centre, power.

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SOUTH WEST ZONE

 Called as the Nairu. It is the point of


heaviness, which indicates weightage
in society.
 Ideal for bed rooms and cash lockers.
 A very bad spot for placing south or
west facing doors.
 Human nature; wealth, status and
respect
 Controls safety and status. Good
place for master bedrooms in
buildings. Avoid kitchens and toilets.
 Avoid water bodies .
 Tall trees are good here in the garden

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SOUTHWEST ZONE

 (Nairitya)
 The abode of Nairut (demon) and connotes purity and
cleanliness. It is the direction
 of the past.
 West The abode of Varuna, the God of ocean. It is
also the direction of the setting Sun
 which gives infra-red radiation.

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BRAHMASTHAN

 Centre
 It is the brahmasthan, the earth, energy
centre, power.

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BRAHMASTHAN

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BRAHMASTHAN

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BRAHMASTHAN

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SIGNIFICANCE OF DIRECTION

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SELECTION OF LAND OR PLOT

 The plot is the land


on which we build
the building.
 It is the base for the
constructed structure
and would definitely
influence the
activities in the
building.

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LAND SHOULD BE FERTILE

 Like the basis the soil


offers a growing plant,
the earth nurtures the
building. We know that
Vastu is dependent on
earth energies and so
the plot, which is the
earth component of the
home, is important.
 Just as in agriculture the
plot has to nurture lives
in a home too.

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LAND SHOULD BE SOLID

 If the land is dug and refilled then it should


overflow.
 Smell of the land should be good.
 It should not contain bones or polythene bags
etc.

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SHAPE OF THE PLOT

 Vastu Sastra believes


Suggested shapes in balanced shapes.
Rectangles the science
 Square feels is the best shape
 Rectangle to have for a plot or a
 Circular residence.
 Even corners  Since it is felt that all
four corners are vital in
Rejected shapes determining the
 Triangular different aspects in a
 Odd corners man‟s life, a rectangle
offers a complete life
for people living within.

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SUN (IDA NADI ) AND MOON
( PINGALA NADI) ENERGY

 The plot could be


divided as two
triangles, the moon
triangle and the
sun triangle. The
moon half should
always be higher
than the sun half.

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DIRECTION OF LAND

 Best - East facing


 Fair - North facing
 Good - West facing
 Average - South facing

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SURROUNDINGS

 South west should be high and heavy


 North east should be light and empty
 No trees in front of gate
 No shadow of trees, temples, high rise buildings
on the house
 No sandwich between two big houses

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SLOPE OF LAND

 South west must be highest


 North east must be lowest
 If south west is low, all earnings go into the
drain
 The land should slope from the southwest
corner (highest) to wards the north eastern
corner (lowest) with all other parts having levels
proportional to their distance from these two
corners.

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THE BEST OPENINGS- VASTU

 The best openings


are …. .
 In the northern
façade the north east
 In the eastern façade
the north east
 In the southern
façade the south east
 In the western façade
the north west
 Openings in the
centre are also good

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VAASTU PURUSHA MANDALA

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VAASTU PURUSHA MANDALA

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VITHI SULA
 If the road that serves a house
ends at a plot then the house is
termed a blind end or a dead
end. In effect the road physically
stops at the gate of the house.
 This is a bad phenomenon.
 Energy has a one way traffic and
gets stagnated within the plot.
This causes stagnation in career
and investments. Money gets
locked up in needless avenues

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AYURVEDA & VASTU
AYURVEDA VASTU
Ancient indian science Ancient indian science
Vedic origin Vedic origin
Goal: Wellbeing of body, mind and Goal: Wellbeing of body, mind and
spirit spirit providing harmonious
environment to human being
Basic principles As human body made up of 5-bhutas
-3 Dosha derived from 5 mahabute Man in order to safe guard from
-Advises follow natural rythumes to severity of pancha mahabutas
live life healthy constructed shelters or first house
Purush + Prakruti Advises to Balanee and builds houses
which has correct receiptor of 5
mahabhute
Human marma (Accupnasse) science

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AYURVEDA & VASTU
AYURVEDA VASTU
Sankhya Purush Vastu Purush
Marma Sthane Vastu Marma Stone
- Marmavidha -Marma Vedha
- Holding Natural urge - Door Vedha dwar
-Vithi shula (lane)
-Kupvedha (well)
-Marma-sira-anusiva-nadi vedha

Ayurveda upholds the existence of -Similarly the balance can be


cosmic energy which affects both achieved through living and
mind, body and 3 dosha construction a layout of house
according to super cosmic energy
which affects mind, body and spirits

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EASTERN DARSHAN SHASTRA
5 Sub Branches
Music Astrology Vastu Yoga Ayurveda
Notes & Bits Constellation Sun Streams Mudra Kapha
Sound Signs of Zodiac Moon Streams Prana Vata
5 Great 5 Great Bio Rhythum Pitta
Elements Elements
9 Planets Shapes Chakras Nadi Nabhi

Pain Interconnected Love


Struggle {Music+Astrology+Vastu+Yog Success
a+Ayurveda}
Suffering Harmony
= Complete Comprehensive
Illeness Remedial Field Rhythum

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Thank You
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