Elixir In Vastu
Dr. Anand Bhardwaj
We have more than 70% water on our earth. Amazingly
almost the same proportion is also there in the human body. This is not a co-incidence, but this
fact indicates that water is one of the main constituents of fundamental
factors behind the human existence on this mother earth. Hence, the ratio of
water in human body & on the earth is not at all the subject matter of
‘strange’. While talking about the five elements, the solid part of our body represents
earth element, surrounded and living with the gases is the example of air
element, getting natural heat with food and sun clearly indicates the fire
element and of course we know that we live in open space, is to explain the
fifth element of ‘Space’, the Akaash Tatva. Though each macro-element has its
significance, but water plays a major role not only in Vastu Shastra, the age
old Vaidic wisdom but also in today’s medical science. Vastu recommends having
maximum water element in Ishaan corner located in the north-east zone of a
plot, building or surroundings. We have been defining the imaginary shape,
structure and positioning of the Vastu Purusha upon a piece of land or in a
house in such a way that its head lies in the north-east direction. So here are
two factors complimenting each other. We consume maximum water from mouth that
replicates the north-east direction in Vastu science. The more we intake water,
more we live healthy.
There are certain
other uses of water in Vastu science. For example placing a running fountain in
the north-east direction of the house is considered to be very auspicious.
Similarly placing a fish aquarium in the north-east is also appreciated as per
Vastu. Even in Fengshui, the Chinese Art of positive placement of articles, It
is also recommended to place an aquarium with nine fishes (one black & 8
other/ gold fishes) in the north or north east of the entrance lobby of a house
or in a commercial unit.
The other similar occult sciences like Reiki and
Pranic healing often appreciate using salted water to bathe that helps in
cleansing the human energy field called an ‘AURA’. In this system, it is
recommended to mix some sea salt in the first bucket of water & then use it
for taking bath. After that the other non salted water is used which may help
to remove from the body all external salt. One may feel fresh after the above bath.
That may be the cause behind beneficial bathing in sea water recommended by
many natural therapists.
terminology of Vastu-shastra the south-east sector of a house is called the
fire corner. Hence, there are chances of being aggressive or short tempered by
the inmates living in a bedroom located in this corner or direction. It is not
possible to keep unused one or few rooms in a house, so someone is supposed to
use this room as a bedroom. Therefore, as per the art of Vastu corrections
without demolition’ we recommend to the occupants of this room to consume as
much water as possible. Behind this phenomena, there may be the reason that the
south-east direction is the direction of transition from UV-2 to UV-3, hence it
may produce some types of toxins in the body, that can easily be flushed out
with urine and sweat, if a substantial amount of water is taken. Otherwise also
as per modern medical science drinking maximum water brings good health. So it
is suggested to get positivity from a lot of water intake.
There are many sacred springs from where the
devotees bring divine water and use in religious offerings all over the world.
Waters from some cascades, waterfalls & springs are believed to cure most
of the skin diseases. Most of these sources are so purified from natural arena
that the water never deteriorates. Scientific analysis of these holy waters
logically define the causes in terms of presence of certain salts like sulphur,
phosphorus, manganese, magnesium etc. depending upon their parent source, may
be from a constituent of natural rock, mine or salt treasure under earth. Using
such medicated water is certainly believed to be good for human health, even to
bathe, consume or drink. Here I find a thread linking the beliefs and science.
In India, the water of holy Ganges is sprinkled in the house with a strong
belief that it purifies the inner Aura of the house. In aroma therapy also, one
may get some water in a shallow vase and put few drops of sandal-wood,
eucalyptus oil, Neem (Indian Lilac) oil, saffron or other aroma that pleases
most of the family members. This is recommended in an area from where morning
cool breeze blows through the abode.
It is an essential point to ponder upon that if
water is so important, beneficial and a fundamental constituent of the earth,
it should also be preserved. Here also Vastu science strongly recommends having
earth-water recharged thru a rain water harvesting system in the premises. The
direction for the same is prescribed as north-east because the tenets of Vastu
recommend having the floors and roof slopes from south-west to north-east. So,
these recommendations of Vastu are not only a practical thing but also
advocates to preserve the ground water & maintain the level of earth-water strata
with the help of rain-water harvesting system. The entire above all definitions
go with hand-in-hand with occult sciences, Vastu, modern science & of
course with an essential constituent of ecological balance.
Dr. Anand Bhardwaj
MBA, Ph.D (Socio), Ph.D (Vastu), D.Sc. (Vastu)
International Institute of Vaidic Culture (Regd),
DDA Market, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi-110076 (INDIA)