Vaastu is a very old and ancient science and it is related to the construction of buildings and homes as per directions and specific rules which have been set during Vedic times by sages. In Vaastu Shastra, a house is considered as a living soul and prana is considered to be present in a house. The Shastra is the system of knowledge while Vaastu represents a construction which may be a house or a building. It is considered that when a house and building is constructed, it should be made as per certain rules of Vaastu which will yield the best harmonious result of peace, wealth, happiness and health in the residents of the house or the building.
The North direction is generally considered to be auspicious in Vaastu Shastra. This is because the North direction is regarded as the source of the magnetic energy. Also, the East direction is regarded auspicious as it is the source of the solar energy. In Vaastu, there are guidelines for kitchen also. The cooking stove is recommended to be placed on the right while the sink is recommended to be placed on the left. The logic behind such regulation is that the sink and the stove should not face each other. Also, the sleeping pattern of the people is recommended to get the best result. In Vaastu, it is recommended to sleep with the head pointing to the east or the south direction.
Vaastu Shastra recommends placing the heavy or the big and heavy furniture like the sofa set or the TV, etc on the southeast or the southern side of a house. This is a way to create more space in the east and the north side. The vibration will be more resonant and beneficial for living in the house.
Vaastu works on three fundamental principles which are as follows:
1. Bhogadyam is the first principle which states that the dwelling place must be very useful and should lend itself to making an easy application.
2. Sukha Darsham is the second principle which states that the design of the room and the interiors including the size of the windows, the colour applied, doors, etc should have harmonious rhythm and should be visually pleasing.
3. Ramya is the third principle which states that the design of the room and the building should evoke a well-being feeling in the mind of the user.