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  Introduction
  Vaasthu Purusha
  Methodology of Vaasthu
  The Sun
  Ultraviolet Rays
  Infra red Rays
  Sun’s travel in the sky
  prohibited these trees growing around the house
  creepers that are not suitable to grow in the periphery of the house
 
  Introduction

As the Vaasthu was originated from Vedas, its date back to several thousands of years even before Ramayana and Maha Bharatha periods. This science was written and developed by several sages, saints, and rishis. The sages gained the knowledge this science through penance and investigating the meteorological data of several years. They meditated to know the real knowledge of this subject and wrote precise vaasthu rules using their divine yogic powers. The eighteen saints were said to be prominent among all other Vaasthu Scientists in sacred text masthya purana. They are Brugu, Athri, Vashishta, Viswa karma, Maya, Narada, Nagna Jittu, Vishalaksha, Purandhara, Brahma, Kumara, Nandheshwara, Shounaka, Garg, Vaasudeva, Anirudha, Sukra, and Bruhaspathi. The other ancient rishis are Agasthya, Valmiki, Kashyapa, kathyayana, mareechi, Manu, Markondeya, Mandana Suthradhara, and Baradhwaja.

The recent Vaasthu Scientists who modified the ancient text were Varahamihira, Sanathkumara, Bhoja raja, and Manasara. Varahamihira the great Indian mathematician, philosopher, astronomer and astrologer contributed in developing Vaasthu shaastra a lot who lived in ujjain from 505 to 575 A.D. out of his most famous works Pancasiddhantika dealt with astronomy and the other Brihatsamhitha contains descriptions of heavenly bodies, their movements and conjunctions, meteorological phenomena. These intellectuals took meteorological and astronomical data into account in designing the Vaasthu principles.
The legend Ramayana and Maha Bharatha were considered as myths by the world till 20th century. After the discovery of ancient Great City Dwaraka under the sea by historians, the epic became history today. The historians explored the city under the sea, and found large forts, dwellings and buildings with large stone girders (unimaginable sizes) and coins.

The city Dwaraka (the present day Dwaraka is situated in west coastal area of Gujarath State in India) was built by one of the chief architect Viswa karma according to vaasthu principles. The other ancient architect was Maya who built forts for demon kings.

According to Vaasthu, the height of a house should not exceed the height of the temple in the neighborhood. This was based on the principle that temples used to have a flag post made-up of metal and in addition to that ‘kalashas’ the bronze vessels installed on crest of the temple, they acted as lightning arresters. If the houses were taller they would become prone to lightning strikes...........

 
  Vaasthu Purusha  

According to the legends Lord Shiva invaded Andhakasura the demon king to safeguard the world from him. The sweat from his forehead took a giant form tried to occupy the whole world. The deities representing the various directions arrested him by sitting on his back. He prayed the lord who gave a boon to vaasthu purusha that inhabitants of any dwelling in the world should pray him and does not hurt him. It became the tradition later that all dwellers has to perform puja (pray) to Vaasthu purusha to lookafter the house at the starting of the construction..........
  Methodology of Vaasthu:  
Vaasthu principles by virtue has:  
a Scientific (rational) base.
b Workability (practicality).
c Universal acceptance.
d Permanency.
e Confirmed to standards.
 
Everything in the universe is made up of five basic elements (pancha maha bhootas) namely:
SPACE: the sky is an endless space with little ether. Its concept is unimaginable, never ending and ever expanding. Theory of relativity can explain to some extent.
EARTH: believed to be born 4.6 billion years ago and has magnetic field and two poles, north and South Pole. And has density of 5.5 and mean surface temperature +22°C.
WATER: present in lakes, rivers, and oceans in abundant. Water changes its form through evaporation to clouds, clouds to rain fall and reaches low-lying areas of earth’s surface.
FIRE: the major source of heat energy is the sun.
AIR: it is the compositions of gases like oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, helium, and neon, and vapor and dust particles.
 
All these elements are found on earth that supports the life. The nature and all living beings are made up of these basic elements. Vaasthu acts as bridge between man and nature. Vaasthu principles were designed with regards of these five basic elements and their proportion creates positive bio-electro magnetic energy, which brings health, wealth, and prosperity of man.
 
All materials will have physical properties like potential, kinetic, magnetic energies. Pranic energy is the major source of all the other energies and present in every material of the universe according to Vedas and Upanishads. It is proved that all materials will have memory power (consciousness) in subtle to considerable levels by scientists at Illinois State in USA recent years, which is later recognized by Indian scientists. An alloy made up by melting of mixer with particular combination of metals and molded to a specific shape regained its original shape when it is subjected to same temperature and condition. This phenomenon showed materials also have conscious and memory in different levels. A lot of research work is going on this subject for the use of this material in the construction of steel bridges and structures.
 
The major source of energy of whole earth is stored in north and south poles and flows from North Pole to South Pole continuously in the form of magnetic waves. So as earth all structures, objects and all beings have magnetic properties and two opposite poles within them. That is why vaasthu suggested us not to sleep keeping the head in north direction as the north portion of the earth as well as the house repels the magnetic waves produced by our body.
 
Brian cells fire neurons according to the orientation referring to the latest findings in neuroscience. Firing patterns of neurons in the thalamus of the brain are altered by the direction one is facing thus influences the functioning of brain and whole physiology. They found positive and effective reactions and thoughts when one is facing east and north. This might be the reason why Ancient
Vaasthu Scientists suggests us to meditate facing north direction, to pray and to cook facing east direction.
 
Vaasthu suggests to southward portion to be higher than northward portion to allow the magnetic waves uninterrupted to southportion from northportion even if there may be any hindrance in-between.
It is shown in above three-dimensional picture that a house is built elevated in southwest direction with respect to north portion. Usually water tanks are built in southwest to make higher than north region.
 
Sages found the great necessary to create perfect and systematic norms in making dwellings and structures in accordance with nature. Nature has positive and negative energies. Positive energy relates to good light, water, sufficient air, sufficient heat energy and etc., where as negative energy relates to bad rays sun (some of ultraviolet rays and infrared rays), heavy rainfall associated with wind forces, high intense heat energy and etc. The norms are in such a way to receive more positive energy and avoid and protect from negative energies from the nature...........
 
  The Sun  
It very important to know all about the sun, sunray’s properties and its travel.
  The Sun Rays
The light is closely related with our living is a kind of energy in the form of electromagnetic waves or particles. The energy from natural light source contains the visible ray (99%of sunrays), ultraviolet rays (of shorter wavelength) and infrared rays (of longer wavelength)...........
 
  Ultraviolet Rays:
Ultraviolet rays (UV-light): ultraviolet rays scatters more than all other rays present in sunrays. Doctors recognize positive effects which sunlight has on bone conditions such as rickets, chest complaints; bone disorders and greatly encouraged the tanning (exposure to sun). Scientific findings on some of UV's positive effects such as the production of Vitamin D necessary for healthy bones, improved blood flow and the easing of certain skin conditions. UV light could be described as 'natural medicine'. UV light brings down high blood pressure. Vitamin D oral supplements, only vitamin D produced in the body from UV rays (Boston summit USA 2001-39 lectures-60 scientists).
Ultra-Violet light is divided into three areas UV-A, UV- B and UV-C. Out of these three UV-B and UV-C are filtered by ozone layer, earth receives UV-A that is less energetic, less harmful and more beneficial...........
 
  Infra red Rays:
Infrared rays: infrared rays scatter less and caries only heat energy. The infrared rays were known to the world in 1800 by a Germany scientist, F. W. Herschel. The process of transferring or emitting the energy in the form of electromagnetic waves or particles is generally called "radiation." Especially, radiation of light energy is called "optical radiation," while radiation of heat energy is called "thermal radiation.” In the case of infrared rays, the heat energy is transferred in a manner of thermal radiation.
Infrared rays penetrate through our body, absorb, produce heat energy and thereby expansion of fine blood vessels and reinforcement of metabolism takes place. Infrared rays activate water molecules, which helps in the absorption of water to the roots of flowering plants. Infrared rays accelerate in aging process of fruits...........
 
  Sun’s travel in the sky:
The sunrays contain 99% of visible light and remaining are ultraviolet, infrared rays and etc. An obvious factor is the position of the sun in the sky. The sun travels in a curved path with respect to earth in the sky. At sunrise and sunset, sunlight passes obliquely through a much thicker layer of atmosphere. This results in maximum atmospheric scattering of violet and blue light (ultraviolet rays), with only a little effect on the red rays of sunlight. Hence, the sun appears to be red in color at sunrise and sunset.

When the sun is directly overhead at around noontime, less selective scattering occurs and the sun appears white. This is because sunlight at this time passes through the minimum thickness of atmosphere. Between 11 am and 3 p.m. the sky appears blue, this shows the presence of ultraviolet rays with high intensity. ..........

 
1.
Appoximately from 6 a.m. the effect of infrared rays starts. At early hours the intensity of infrared rays are very less much beneficial in health aspect. Kills bacteria and avoid small insects growth. Water exposed to sunlight by take advantage of the germicidal properties of the rays, water present at east, north or northeast becomes bacteriological safe, without deterioration of the ingredients.
2.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the effect of ultraviolet rays will be very high. UV-A and some part of harmful UV-B will be released unfiltered.
3. The effect of infrared rays (heat radiation) will increase till sunsets.
 
Vaasthu scientists observed all these good and bad effects of sunrays, its intensity, and the timings. And suggested to keep water bodies or well along east, north or northeast to make use of disinfective nature of sunrays. As the sunray effects more on east and less on north direction, which are good for health and only natural light source till 12 noon, Vaasthu scientists suggested more openings towards east and north.

From noon sun travels more west and less south directions. From 12 noon to sunset, the bad effect of ultraviolet rays and infrared rays (intense heat energy) starts. So Vaasthu scientists suggested closing of west and south direction and particularly the south-west corner in order to protect from harmful effects of ultraviolet rays and intense heat from infrared rays.

 
  Vaasthu science prohibited these trees growing around the house:
 
1.
Tamarindus indica (chintha)
2. Jambo (navel)
3. Phyllanthus (nalli)
4. Ficus recemora (aththi)
5. Crataeva religiosa (bhilvam)
6. Palmyrah (panai)
 
As some of these tree’s roots grow their roots deep into the ground and cause lot of damage to the foundation, which results collapse of the structure,
 
Vaasthu prohibited these trees growing even in front of the house. ..........
 
  Vaasthu suggests these plants and creepers are not suitable to grow in the periphery of the   house:
 
1.
Cactus
2. Cucumis acutangulus
3. Jasmimun trichotomum
4. Cytisus
5. Chanpaca shrub (senbagam)
 
As these plants attract insects and snakes by its fragrance and allow them to grow in its vicinity, Vaasthu prohibited these plants growing in and around the house.

Vaasthu has given great importance to sacred plant Tulasi and suggests planting and worshiping of Tulasi will remove all evils, and Vaasthu flaws in the house. The Tulasi plant is to be planted in northeast periphery of the plot in low-level and worshipped everyday with water and pradakshina (walk around clock-wise).

The plant Tulasi is called Indian basil in English and its scientific name is Ocimum Sanctum. The Tulasi is known for its medicinal properties. The leaves are a remedy for coughs, and if eaten after meals, assist digestion. The debris when burnt, its smoke repels insects. They are also put in cooked food and in stored water to prevent them from spoiling.

The Tulasi is an antidote for snake and scorpion venom. It is healthy to sleep near this plant at summer, as Tulasi emits oxygen at nights. Eating of Tulasi leaves increases the level of acetylchlorine (neurotransmitter) in the body. One of the effects of Tulasi is enhancing the memory power.

It is good to plant the Tulasi in or around the house irrespective of the religion as it has abundant medicinal and spiritual values...........