Concept of Vaastu - The Building Code of Ancient India
Universe and Man
Understanding that early Indians had about the universe and its relationship with man is an important factor in the evolution of Vastu Sastra. One can get this information from ancient Hindu texts. As per these texts,
- As is the atom so is the universe
- As is the human body so is the cosmic body
- As is the human mind as is the cosmic mind.
This clearly indicates that ancient Indian believed every thing in this world is a reflection of the nature of the universe in its own scale. The extension of this concept to the building design provided the basis for Vastu Sastra. To maintain the harmony in the universe it is essential to keep the above pattern unaltered. Therefore any creation by man needs to comply with this rule. A house or a building forms part of the chain of links between universe and the man. The logical conclusion derived from this was to design the building to reflect the nature of the universe. How Indian perceived the universe?
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