Five Elements of Vastu Shastra
Vastu-Five Elements ( Pancha Bhoota or Pancha Maha-Bhoota ) of Vastu Shastra Fire (Agni – अग्नि ), Earth (Prithvi – पृथ्वी ), Water (Jal/Apas – जल ), Air (Vayu – वायु ), Space (Akash – आकाश)
According to Vastu, (or vaastu or vasthu) shastra, there are five basic elements in the whole world/universe. They are the Earth, Water, Air, Fire (Heat & Light) and Sky(Cosmic). Vastu is a Cosmic Science of balancing these elements in the proper proportions for harmony.
Vasthu stands in Earth. Earth depends on water-water is balanced by Agni (Fire), Agni is controlled by air (either). Air movements are possible in Akasha (sky). Similarly the Purusha – living beings. The body (earth) depends on the water. Contents in the body balanced by the Agni (fire). Agni-heat is controlled by the air. Breathing which is possible only if we are having space (Aakash) inside the human body.
Fire Element – Vastu Shastra
Fire, together with Water, Earth, Wind, and space is one of the five known basic Elements, which represent the substance of the world.
A physical appearance of fire can do for you what the sun itself does for the whole world – it provides you with light and warmth and can serve you as a heat source to cook upon. It is also an impulsive and a dangerous element, that can smolder and suddenly burst.
Fire can give wings of courage, compassion and, also devotion.
It is seen as the force burning inside us, giving us an iron willpower to go for our goals, bestowing upon us the passion for doing it with all of yourself, resulting in the honor and freedom to do it without backstabbing and with an open face.
Fire is the transformer, converting the energy of other objects into other forms: heat, light, ash, and smoke.
The Buddha defined the Fire element as “that by which one is warmed, ages, and is consumed, and that by which what is eaten … gets completely digested.” In other words, the Fire element within is metabolism. It’s our energy.
Water Element – Vastu Shastra
Humans are not separate from nature but connected to earth as a part of an interconnected web of life. The element of nature act as a whole to create and maintain energy — the force of life. An energy efficient environment attracts many benefits and more positive opportunities.
Water element is one of the strongest element of Vastu Shastra. Water is what gives life on our planet. Without it, we would not exist. Water is the essence of life. Water has always been synonymous with authority & power.
During ancient times, water has been used as an elemental solution by the kings by placing their palaces near bodies of Water. If you look at world’s most capital cities today, they are either located near the water or have large rivers or lakes nearby. Majority of ocean-side and lake-side properties are usually more expensive.
Water near house
Waterbody near the house or business premises is a proper placement because it keeps the energy flowing and prevents it from being “locked.” Its real essence speaks of movement and the flow of life. It invites everyone to move & bend and not to stay rigid or to struggle. Running and flowing water can encourage those who come into contact with it to accept continual change and not to struggle unnecessarily in life. Flowing water can ease tensions and allow the vibrations of the life force to enter us and nourish our aura.
Water- a source of life
If properly applied, the water element can make a world of difference. Water installed into a wrong direction might have the reverse effect on you and the inhabitants of your premises.
The effects of a water body in a home are amazing. Our bodies and mind welcome the cooling effect of the water.
Sources of Water element in Vastu Shastra:-
Water Pot (Mangal Kalasha)
A waterfall painting or any art representing water
Earth Element – Vastu Shastra
Five Elements of Vastu Shastra
The earth element is represented by anything made from soil or stone. Objects of clay, ceramic, brick and concrete possess the vibration of the earth. Crystal cluster also belongs to the earth elements. Anything made of earth mostly yellow, orange or brown in color represents the earth element.
Southwest area denotes earth element which indicates heaviness. Master bedroom in the house, Master cabin in the Office and Heavy machinery in the factory are highly recommended to use south-west zone. It instead gives more stability and controlling powers.
Wind Element- Vastu Shastra
Wind element is located in the north-west zone. The Air or Vayu is vital for our survival. Our sense of sound, touch, and feel are related to Air. All communication, networking energies can be improved if the wind element has all vastu compliance.
According to vastu, plantations, window, door and, also ventilation impacts the wind element benefits.
Space Element- Vastu Shastra
space element is related to the center portion or the brahmasthan.
Brahmasthan, a space central to any premises is the calmest and cosmically connected place. A Brahmasthan is the heart of the house, and it should always be left open and free of obstructing objects. It is also best if this portion is open to the sky so that premises have a benefit of space element according to vastu shastra.
You can see courtyards in the center of Ancient Indian homes and Indian temple design; the original examples of Vastu Shastra forbids the actual use of the brahmasthan. While designing the house or office, do not put pillars, staircase, toilets, kitchen and, also any heavy objects at the center. Even in the case of factories no heavy machines or goods to be placed at the center of the unit. It may result in the reduced production as well as pile up of the dead stock.
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