Sunday, 25 May 2014

Brahmasthan – ‘The Marmasthan’

Vastu Shastra also commonly known as Science of Construction is an ancient doctrine of architecture does mention about Brahmasthan. Brahmasthan can also be termed as the innermost, sanctified and blessed zone of the house. All the directions have their meeting point at the center of the structure and scatter their positive energies in all directions. This positive energy is like life thread for living beings of the occupants of the structure. 

Brahmasthan is an extremely important place for homes, factories and industries. The place which is just surrounding the navel place of Vastu purush, is called Brahmasthan. Brihadsanghita also mentions that the diagonal straight line meets at Brahmasthan. 

The middle place of any structure which is also called the Brahmasthan, is the most quiet, gentle place. It is said to be directly connected to the Universe. It is also known as the heart of the house. It is also best if this portion is open to sky so that premises have a benefit of space element according to vastu shastra. 

The Brahmasthan is the position of the ‘Space or Akash’ element. This should as far as possible be left open to sky. The rest of the four basic elements as per Vastu Shastra are Air, Water, Fire and Earth. The Brahmasthan, the centre of each room, centre of the building, centre of each structure is of paramount importance as the same is one of the most vital features of Vastu, since it is the that point of the area where energies from all the different directions meet and are self–generated into the home.

As per Vastu Shastra Tips Brahmasthan of each and every structure as far as possible be kept open with no walls, beams, heavy weights, or blockages. 

The principles, salient features, all interesting and important facts, and vastu remedies of Brahmasthan do apply to all vacant plots as they are applicable to all structures. The Bramasthan of the plot should as far as possible be kept vacant and free from any construction. In case any construction is undertaken at the centre of plot that blocks the very energy which keeps a living place lively.

It therefore, is evident that Brahmasthan is doubtless an extremely powerful and sanctified zone of all the structures as well as plots. It is as sacred as Ishaan Zone (North-east) and should be kept non-obstructive and tidy in order to have better inflow of energies.

As per Vastu Principles an open courtyard or centre brings all kind of treasures and success to occupants. In ancient times, it was very common sight in all Indian homes and temples to have a courtyard at the centre of house which was open to sky and to the rooms around courtyard. 

In case of industrial units proper care should be taken to ensure that no heavy machineries or goods are placed at the centre of the unit. This may result in to the sub-standard goods being produced and pile up of inventory.

If regular health problems are noticed, the Brahmasthan of the structure should be checked first for defects and steps to be taken for Vastu Dosh Nivaran/remedies. As presence of any pit in the Brahmasthan gives insanity amongst the inmates Vastu Dosh Nivaran should be carried out immediately.

Based on the above discussions above it can be said that Brahmasthan is by all means Marmasthan of the structure. It is also extremely sensitive like the Marmasthan of the human body.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014


Vaastu Shastra is an integral part of Vedas which are believed to be five to seven thousand years old. The art of Vaastu originates in Sithapatya Veda which is a part of Atharvana Veda dealing with architecture. Many references of Vaastu can be found in Hindu Vedas, Puranas and other ancient literature. The term Vaastu has been derived from the word Vaas meaning to live. Vaastu shastra is an ancient doctrine which consists of precepts born out of a traditional view on how the laws of nature affect human dwellings. The designs are based on directional alignments. It used to be applied in Hindu Arctitecture, especially for Hindu Temples, and also covers other domains, including vehicles, vessels, furniture, sculpture, paintings etc. 

The knowledge of Vaastu Shastra, which not very long ago had been little known except in India, is now being popularised throughout the world. It clearly exhibits how to create harmony and balance in our living and working environments. It exemplifies by making use of many ancient traditions as to how to respect our surroundings and derive maximum advantages offered by nature. The doctrine offers many vastu remedies as well as different ways of clearly understanding who and what we are in the purest form and how we are interconnected with the Universe. Vaastu also teaches us that everything in the universe is made of energy and is interconnected. Therefore the energies of our house should be properly and completely aligned with that of the environment. This will enable us to live in balance with nature. Vastu Dosh Nivaran of the dwelling units which are not vastu compliant need to be done to bring the same in balance with nature. 

Our environment is made up of five elements – earth, water, fire, air and space. Incidentally we are also made up of the same five elements which are also known as panch-mahabhootas. These panch-mahabhootas are interconnected to our five senses i.e. smell, taste, hearing, touch and sight. Vaastu helps people to live with stability, love and peace with the panch mahabhootas. To take this reasoning further, let us understand that our world and we are influenced by the same Laws of Nature that affect our planet. When the above stated five elements are imbalanced because of any reason Mother Nature has many ways to restore equilibrium. We all in one way or the other suffer the consequences whenever any part of the earth is destroyed or damaged. 

Now-a-days we are so head-over-heels and spellbound by technological growth that we have literally turned a blind eye to our rich heritage bestowed by our antecedents. It is the need-of-the-hour to wake up, delve our heads to understand our relationship with Nature and to do all that is required to enable us to live in harmony with it. 

Each one of us on this earth has a basic need of a home. This home should be able to give peace, happiness and healthy life to every inhabitant. Every home or dwelling unit need to be built as per basic laws of nature i.e. Vaastu which ensures maximum benefits to the living beings. One should make use of Vastu Shastra Tips while undertaking construction of human dwellings.

We should always remember that our ancestor’s gift has to be very carefully taken care of which would help us in living a peaceful, happy and satisfied life.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Leading a Happy and Peaceful Life

Leading a happy and peaceful life is a dream of every individual. However, as this dream is not pursued in a methodical and scientific manner one thinks that it is beyond one’s control and accept life full of adversities and bad luck as wish of God. One by sheer negative thinking even blames God for all his troubles. Let us understand that God can and will never be happy giving troubles to his creatures. Can a gardener uproot the plants, planted by him? Absolutely NO. Similarly God can never be against us. 

God is synonymous with nature and we should endeavour to make nature work for us by balancing the five basic elements of Vastu – which help in vastu dosh nivaran - constructing the structures of our residential units. On this earth everything, including all substance, living creatures are made from Panchamahabhoot that is Five Basic Elements. These are The Earth, The Water, The Fire, The Wind and The Sky. These five elements are in fact very familiar with man and his environment. Nature has given them their proper place according to merit. If these elements are given appropriate places in our structures we become one with Nature with no scope left for any vastu remedies. As a matter of fact nature is the God. 

Even a simple research on certain structures and/or lives of few people with respect to their residential units can divulge that the main reason for their leading an unhappy life was imbalance of 5 basic elements of nature. Due to this imbalance there may be accidental deaths, unexplained diseases, unnecessary fights between couples etc. On the contrary if there is proper balance of 5 basic elements of nature one may observe people even with ordinary capabilities leading a happy and satisfying life with respectful children, loving couples and with no apparent diseases. 

We must understand that the five basic elements of nature are of paramount importance for the life on earth. Animals, birds and plants adhere completely to nature and that is why their lives are better than us. We raise structures of our houses, which do not allow proper sunrays, air into our houses which in turn give problems for our health, happiness, prosperity and relations among our family. Not only the raising the structures but proper care should be given in selecting a plot for building a house to achieve health, wealth, happiness, harmonious relations with the family members.

It, therefore, can safely be concluded that mental peace is definitely achieved by following the basic principles of Vastu Shastra while raising the residential or commercial structures. In addition, in case of change of house care should be taken to move into a new house which should be conforming to the Vastu principles. If this is not done then the peace of mind, happiness and prosperity will stay away from the life of people.