International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Survey Paper | Architecture & Planning | India | Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020 | Rating: 6.8 / 10

Vaastu Shastra: Pseudo or Genuine? An Architects Outlook

Chinmayi Saxena [2]

Abstract: Vaastu shastra is a conventional Indian system of #Architecture, which conceived in India. As quoted by Dr. Havell (a famous historian), Vaastu Shastra was developed between a period of 6000 BCE to 3000 BCE, adding that #Harappa and #MohenJodaro nestles on the principles of Vaastu shastra. The current scenario ascertains that some architects consider it enigmatic and superstitious while counterpart suggests Vaastu shastra as flexible guidelines for space, sunlight, and function. Alike is the circumstance with inhabitants. Vaastu shastra, over centuries, have got neglected and hasn't received enough recognition which has even led to the state that Vastu shastra isn't involved in the curriculum of architecture course. The paper features the notion behind energies and directions entangled with Vastu shastra, the long lost significance of Vastu shastras. Uncovering the ambiguity if the Vastu shastras principle is related to eco-friendly building design. The paper also focuses on the actuality of the subject whether if Vastu affects dweller's life?

Keywords: Vaastu shastra, energies, directions, eco-friendly building design

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020,

Pages: 314 - 316

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