By Vibhuti Chakrabarti
During this ground-breaking learn the conventional Indian technology of structure and house-building, Vastu Vidya, is explored when it comes to its secular makes use of, on the degrees of either concept and modern perform. Vastu Vidya is handled as constituting a coherent and whole architectural programme, nonetheless of significant relevance this day. Chakrabarti attracts on a magnificent volume of textual fabric, a lot of it basically to be had in Sanskrit, and offers numerous super worthwhile illustrations in aid of the theories expounded. each one bankruptcy bargains with one architectural point, and chapters are divided into. Read more...
Front conceal; Indian Architectural idea; Copyright web page; Contents; checklist of Plates; Foreword via G.H.R. Tillotson; Preface; advent a Survey of Texts, historical and glossy; bankruptcy One. Architectural crew; the normal staff; modern clients; bankruptcy . method of size; dimension of house; size of Time; Ayadi Formulae; procedure of Relative percentage; modern program; bankruptcy 3. Vastu Purusha Mandala; The Subdivisions; The physique; The traces; modern software; bankruptcy 4. Orientation; japanese path; Southern course; Western path. Northern DirectionOrientation of actions; Orientation and Vastu Purusha Mandala; Orientation and the Aya formulation; modern program; bankruptcy 5. website issues; Parameters of selection; Catebories of website; Soil exams; training of website; modern issues; bankruptcy Six. development fabrics; bushes; Stone; Bricks; modern Use; bankruptcy Seven. Defining the equipped shape; Grammar and type; Rasa and ornament; inspiration of Alignment; inspiration of 'Defects'; modern Definitions; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
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He must possess a scholastic aptitude and a firm grasp over all the Shastra, as his qualification is that of an Acharya2 or teacher, and must "know the ancient authors . . and the ,,~hole country; he must have crossed the ocean of the science of architecture" . 3 He is the "Guru" of the other three experts,4 \\Those instructions are backed by the knowledge and a theoretical base in the Veda, Vastu Shastra and subjects like astrology and mathematics. He is follo\\red \~lith respect by the rest of the team as "to them, it is Vishvakarman in person \\rho is reyealed through his aspect" .
He also illustrates the application of orientation principles to modern factories, offices and apartment buildings. " 31 He also adds, "By adopting astrological norms, the owner of the house and his family can derive peace, pleasure and prosperity" 32. His book entitled AstroloBJ in House Building (1986 I edn, 1992 II edn), apart from the calculations for the derivation of the auspicious time, considers the selection of house sites, planning principles, good and bad omens, and the interpretation of dreams.
Consequently, the new breed of Vastu consultants who would negotiate the 'spiritual' without completely disturbing the 'material' envelope of his life style, and wherever necessary would be willing to find quick and easy solutions like conducting a ritual, or burying a swastika symbol, or adopting solutions from Fens Shui (the Chinese science of geomancy) to take care of the defects in the building, were soon in demand. Some call it "Cosmic architecture" to escape the questionable basis of their practice and expand the hunting ground for quick and easy solutions to suit modern usage.