Origin Of Vastu
These days, the concept of
consulting Vastu expert for creating peaceful settings at
home and workplace, has gained popularity. This
architectural scientific study of directions, more
popularly known as Vastu is not new. In fact it has its
origin in the Stapatya Veda, a part of the Atharva Veda.
Thus, the origin of Vastu study can be said to have taken
place thousands of years ago. It is interesting to explore
facts about Vaasthu origin.
The early principles of Vastu were framed on the basis of
observation of the sunrays at different durations during
the day. Vastu study has incorporated the principles of
sculptures, construction and architecture, as were
described in the epics. One can find its mention in
different epics like Mataysya Purana, Skanda Purana, Agni
Purana, Garuda Purana, and Vishnu Purana.
References can also be found in the Mahabharata; of
different houses built for the kings, which were
constructed following Vastu guidelines. Even Buddhist
literature makes numerous mentions of different buildings
based on Vaasthu. It has become a tradition of passing the
knowledge of Vastu Shastras from one generation to