What is Vastu Shastra?

Vaastu is the science of direction that combines all the five elements of nature and balances them with man and materials. The word 'Vastu' was originated from the term 'VASTOSHPATI' which had its usage in the Rig Veda and is said to render happiness, prosperity, and protection in life and after death too. It is all about the interaction of various forms of best effect on a living person.

According to vastu sastra, the world comprises five basic elements known as the pancha maha bhoota. Out of the eight planets, ours has life because of the presence and balance of these five elements.

The five elements are as follows.

EARTH (Bhumi) - Earth, the third planet in order from the sun, is a big magnet with North and South poles as centers of attractions. Its magnetic field and gravitational force has considerable effects on everything on the Earth, living and non-living.

WATER (Jala) - This is represented by rain, river, sea and is in the form of liquid, solid (ice) and gas (steam, cloud). It forms part of every plant and animal. Our blood is mostly water.

AIR (Vayu) - As a life supporting element, air is a very powerful life source. Human physical comfort values are directly and sensitively dependent on correct humidity, air flow, temperature of air, air pressure, air composition and its content.

FIRE (Agni) - Represents light and heat which account for day, night, the seasons, energy, enthusiasm, passion and vigour.

SPACE (Akasha) - The akasha provides shelter to all the above elements. It is also considered the primary conductor of all energy sources within the universal context - physical energies such as sound and light, social energies such as psychological and emotional, and cognitive energies such as intellect and intuition.

Shri. Manish Potdar on a site visit to understand finer aspect of vastushastra like :
  • Vibrations of the site
  • Consultant's intuitions
  • Type of construction
  • Quality and material of the approach/ frontage
  • Height of the boundary walls
  • Shape and appearance of the plot

Manish Potdar

Shri Manish Kashinath Potdar, is a well known personality, not only in his hometown Pune, but also in many parts of India. He also has to his credit, clients from various parts of the world, like the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, Norway, UAE, Mauritius, Italy, Tanzania, Germany, Singapore, Thailand & Spain. He is a devotee of Shri Sai baba of Shirdi, and believes that that gives him the inspiration and clarity of mind to do his work well.