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The word 'vaastu' is derived from Sanskrit 'vasu', meaning 'earth' and the word 'shastra' meaning 'science'. Vaastu Shastra is ancient Hindu science of construction and building and forms a significant guiding system for the construction of any structure. Its practice started from the Vedic period and was widely used to design and construct a property which would be auspicious and bring affluence, prosperity, happiness, bliss and health to the residents.

Q. What is the role of air, water, fire, earth and space in vaastu shastra?
According to principle of Vaastu Shastra our globe comprises of five basic elements. Earth cradles life because of the presence of these five elements. Harmony and coordination of these five elements in our body and environment keeps us prosperous, healthy, vivacious and active while any imbalance or disturbance in the equilibrium devitalizes and inactivates us. Vaastu Shastra provides the ancient precious wisdom and knowledge which instructs how to sustain and maintain the harmony and equilibrium of these five elements in a building and make best use of them to energize mental and physical energies of inhabitants.

Q. As per Vaastu Shastra what are the parameters that should be kept in mind while purchasing or renting commercial and residential real estate?

Some of the factors and parameters which can form a guideline in selecting the excellent property are as follows:

» If one is purchasing a constructed house or building, it is best if the main structure is in the centre of the plot.

» If it is a rectangular plot the structure should be closer to South, South West and West directions, while North and East directions should have open spaces.

» In case of buying a non-rectangular plot it should be ensured that South East and South West corners have a 90 degrees angle.

» 'L' shaped plots are considered unsuitable as it signifies missing opportunities for the owners.

» Yellow colored soil is good for commercial lands as it is an auspicious color, signifying increase in wealth.

» A plot surrounded by roads in all four sides is considered quite auspicious.

» Buying a plot that has the South and West part higher than the North or East part brings in good luck.

» While buying a constructed commercial or residential property, it is ideal to have a narrow main gate and a wider end.

» Rocky land should be avoided as it is considered inauspicious One should ideally avoid plots which have obstructions in front of the entrance e.g.: wells, big trees, pillars and posts.