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Vastu Shastra

Vastu Shastra
$11.00
Item Code: NAJ429
Author: Nabhi
Publisher: Nabhi Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 817274577X
Pages: 108
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.0 inch X 5.0 inch
weight of the book: 95 gms
Preface

During the past few years, Vastu Shastra has been acknowledged and adopted as an important consideration in construction of houses/flats. Certain principles of nature ought to be observed to maintain the equilibrium, within the environment around us, of the five basic elements i.e. Air, Water, Sky, Fire and Earth. This is, in fact, the Vastu Shastra.

Vastu Shastra is a very wide subject and many voluminous books are available on it. However, at the same time, it is difficult to construct our houses/flats strictly as per Vastu due to shortage of land and resources, and other limitations. Therefore, the need was felt for a small book explaining the basic principles of Vastu and their practical application in the construction of houses. In this direction, Nabhi Publications had attempted to bring a small handy book on Vastu Shastra. Encouraged by the overwhelming response from our readers to the previous edition, we are now pleased to present this 1st revised and enlarged edition now renamed as Nabhi's VASTU SHASTRA: One Should Know, 2006.

Brevity is the soul of presentation and thus in this book, the Vastu principles have been explained in a language as brief as possible. Wherever required, the subject has been suitably illustrated with sketches/ diagrams. The book is written in simple, lucid style easy to follow and grasp. Only scientifically relevant and practically feasible Vastu principles have been followed.

The book will be useful to all practising architects, engineers, contractors, practising professionals, industrialists, businessmen and individuals alike.

The publisher and editors are thankful to S/Shri V.V. Jain, Narender Kumar Jain and Dr. K. Singhal for their valuable suggestions from time to time. Though every care has been taken to incorporate authentic information, yet some errors might have crept in inadvertantly. Kindly bring such errors to the notice of the publisher notwithstanding that the publisher and editors are not responsible for any error or omission. Suggestions for improvement are also welcome which may be sent in writing only.

 

Contents

 

1 What is Vastu Shastra ? 1-10
  What is Vastu Shastra ? 2
  Five Basic Elements and the Vastu Shastra 4
  Sky 4
  Air 5
  Fire (Sun) 6
  Water 8
  Earth 8
  Directions 9
  Elements and Directions 9
  Significance of Directions 10
2 Application of Vastu Shastra 11-17
  Applied Vastu Shastra 12
  Sun 12
  Sun and Earth 14
  Sun and Water 14
  Moon and Water 14
  Earth and North-South Pole 17
3 An Ideal Plot As Per Vastu Shastra 18-35
  Selection 19
  First Grade Plots 19
  Roads 19
  South-West or West Direction 22
  Shape 22
  Parallelogram Shaped Plot 23
  Trapezium Shaped Plot 23
  Other Shapes 23
  Site Extension and its Rectification 24
  Projections 31
  Soil 32
  Slope 32
  Slope of Plot 32
  Effects of Depression and Elevation in 8 Directions 33
  Boundary 34
  Diagonal Plots 35
4 Exterior Design of A Building 36-50
  Direction 37
  Shape 38
  Height 38
  Construction Material 39
  Ground Level & Plinth Level 39
  Foundations 39
  Basements 40
  Main Gate 41
  Entrances 41
  Compound Wall 42
  Roof Slopes 43
  Flow of Rain or Sewage Water 43
  Balconies 43
  Lofts & Mezzanines 44
  Staircase 45
  Well/Borewell 46
  Overhead Water Tank 46
  Drainage Pipe 46
  Servant Quarter 47
  Garage 47
  Garden 48
  Trees 48
  Garbage Disposal 49
  Correction of Deficiencies 49
5 Interior Plan of A Building 51-69
  Position and Direction 52
  Interior 55
  Bed Room 56
  Use of Mirrors in Bed Rooms 57
  Place of Worship, Meditation Room 57
  Study Room 58
  Kitchen 58
  Dining Room 59
  Toilets 60
  Bathrooms 60
  Living Room or Drawing Room 61
  Store Room 62
  Waste Storage 62
  Electric Meter/Generator 62
  Central Portion 62
  Thickness of Walls 63
  Height of Rooms 63
  DoorslWindows 64
  Colour Scheme 64
  Choice of colours of External Finish to Buildings 65
  Choice of Colours of Internal Rooms 66
  Reflecting Mood of Colours 67
  Interior 68
  Pet Dogs 68
6 An Ideal House Plan (According to Vastu Shastra) 70-73
  Ideal Plan 71
  External Features 71
  Internal Features 71
7 Bhoomi Pujan & Greh Pravesh 74-77
  Bhoomi Pujan 75
  Beginning of Construction 76
  Building Materials 76
  Building Construction 77
  Grah Pravesh 77
8 Vastu Principles for Various Structures 78-91
  Religious Buildings 79
  Schools/Colleges 81
  Hospitals 82
  Group Housing/Apartments/Farm Houses 83
  Possible Alterations 84
  Shops, Offices, Commercial Complexes 85
  Hotels and Restaurants 89
  Factories 90
9 Vastu Shastra In Daily Life 92-95
  Live Example of Vastu 93
  Equilibrium 94
  Control of Nerve 94
  Combined Effect 94
  Way of Life 94
10 Suggested Reading Material 96

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