'The theory of Vastu roams around the principle of five
elements'. HOW? Let us define...
Vastu Shastra has
evolved from ancient times to address the inherent
need of every human being to live a life of peace and prosperity free of
and poverty. The construction of a dwelling aided by the science of living
with nature induces positive energies and subdues negative influences.
Everything in the Universe is considered to be made up of divine energy and
channelizing these energies in the right direction to attain maximum
benefit is the
aim and intention of Vastu Shastra.
There is an invisible and constant relation between all the five elements.
the person can improve their conditions by properly designing their
understanding the effectiveness of these five natural forces. Vaastu Sastra
combines all the five elements of nature and balances them with the person
the material. It takes advantage of the benefits bestowed by the five
nature to create a congenial living and working environment thereby
spiritual well-being and paving the way for enhanced health, wealth,
Of the nine planets the planet Earth is said to have the presence of all
elements facilitating the existence of human life. By moulding these five
aided with Vastu Shastra the energies of the cosmos can be balanced to suit
human needs and enhance positive energies.
It is an important element and is physically made up of land which contains
site and materials required for construction. The element Earth is
impart stability, balance, maturity, steadfastness and patience and
diagonal directions and the centre in every built up space. If the earth
in a state of balance it induces stability in life by creating a sense of
peace with respect to behaviour, career and relationships.
Air or Vayu is the next element and represents the North East direction.
associated with movement mainly in the rotational mode and represents
and the courage to accept new challenges, take risks and bring joy and
happiness in life. Vastu is used to balance the air element and encourage
meeting with people or circumstances that facilitate growth. The doors and
windows have to be placed according to Vastu to facilitate good flow of
Water or Jal represents North East direction in Vastu and is physically
the form of oceans, rivers and lakes. Vastu helps in the proper positioning
water bodies like aquariums, water tanks and swimming pools. Water is
associated with creation of new concepts and ideas and when water is
it creates a philosophical and spiritual attitude by giving a broader
outlook of life.
Fire or Agni represents South East direction in Vastu Shastra hence
fire like kitchen or electrical gadgets have to be placed in South East
Vastu. Sun is the source and sustenance of life hence Vastu should provide
proper ventilation for sunlight. Fire brings power, strength, zeal and is
with earning capacity and money thus enhancing ‘fire in the belly’ meaning
driving force behind all actions. When balanced it brings fame and success.
Space (Akasha) - The Akasha provides shelter to all the above elements. It
also considered the primary conductor of all energy sources within the
context – physical energies such as sound and light, social energies such
psychological and emotional, and cognitive energies such as intellect and