Vaastu Shastra is the ancient Indian science of architecture, which governs town planning and designing of man-made structures. Vaastu pertains to the physical, psychological and spiritual order of the built environment, in consonance with the cosmic energies.The fundamental premise of Vaastu is that the earth is a living organism, out of which other living creatures and organic forms emerge, and so every particle on earth and space possesses ‘living energy’. According to Vaastu shastra five elements – Earth, Fire, Water, Air or atmosphere and Sky or space – govern the principles of creation. These forces act for or against each other to create harmony and disharmony. It also says that everything on earth – in some form or other – is influenced by the nine planets, and each of these planets guards a direction. So our dwellings are under the influence of the five elements and the nine planets.
Vaastu shastra says that if the structure of your house is so designed that the positive forces override the negative forces which helps you and your family members to live a happy and healthy life.
A quick Vaastu check list is as below: