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GROWTH OF VASTU


GROWTH OF VAASTU
Impacts and Affects of various Religions and Cultures
In the early centuries, Vaastu was a hidden knowledge, which few scholars knew, but had never shared. In some cases it was transformed from transferred from one generation to another. But it was not available to common man.

HINDU RULE
During the period of Hindu rulers, Brahmins enjoyed the maximum importance and privileges. They were the people who knew Vaastu. The Brahmins had never preferred sharing the knowledge. They preferred using the knowledge for the richer class. Only the people of honor and dignity could use the the science of Holistic architecture. It was due to the approach 0t Brahmins that Vaastu could not reach the poor. That’s why the knowledge and practice of Vaastu did not spread during this period and was limited to few people.
 GROWTH OF VAASTU
MUSLIM RULE
During the Muslim rule, Vaastu was suppressed to the extent that it almost vanished. The Muslim rulers misinterpreted Vaastu as a complete and only Hindu practice due to the religious aspect of Vaastu. Due to the anti-Hinduism attitude of Muslim rulers, Vaastu was not allowed to grow. It was the ill destiny of the subject that first the growth and utility was restricted by Brahmins and later it was suppressed by Muslim rulers. Some of the rulers like Akbar and Shahjahan were liberal to the norms of Vaastu but some like Alaud-din-khilji and Aurangzeb did not let it grow

BRITISH RULE
During the period of Britishers, the whole nation was untidily fighting against them. The first aim of Indians was to make their nation free. Vaastu was not suppressed during this period but the orientation had changed. In South India Vaastu was still practiced. In Northern-India it was still restricted to palaces, temples and forts. Till the mid of 21*“Century, Vaastu never came up as an independent subject and was never practiced openly for everyone.

TODAY
Today the things have changed. Vaastu has emerged as a complete science with its norms. The laws of Nature are same for everyone; therefore Vaastu is also same for everyone. Poor people should also follow the norms of Vaastu, in order to be prosperous. In fact it is a greater challenge to make poor people happy and prosperous rather than rich people. Now people of different religion also follow the norms of Vaastu. Vaastu science is not restricted to one religion, caste, creed, sex or class. It is UNIVERSAL.

Positive Mixing of Cultures
In reality not every ruler had overlooked Vaastu. Some of the rulers have appreciated and have been benefited by the norms of Vaastu. For instance, King Chandragupta Maurya, constructed a beautiful palace in the mid of Patliputra as per the norms of Vaastu. During the Mughal period, Taj Mahal was built as per to the laws of Vaastu. Shahjahan knew the mystic qualities of Vaastu and have broadly followed it. The Tirupati Temple in South is built as per Vaastu.
in year 1116, Qutub-din-Aibak under the guidance of Mohd. Gauri constructed the Quwwat-ulIslam Mosque as per Vaastu laws. There are other mosques as well, which are constructed as per to the laws of Vaastu. El-Baruni, a famous writer of Bagdad had appreciated the science of Ancient Wisdom.
Not only in India, Vaastu was famous and appreciated ali over world. Although Vaastu was born in Harappan age known to people in Vedic age but it has grown and spread in ‘Kalyug’ where it is more required.

MUSLIM VAASTU
In Islamic architecture, tomb’s has been the most important. The Miner and Forts also followed the rules of Vaastu. In 10th century Mehmood Ghaznavi attacked India. After that the Muslim architecture and culture flourished. Within 300 years Muslim Vaastu got affected by Indian Vaastu forms. Under the influence of Indian Vaastu, Islamic scholars studied Vaastu and understood the laws of nature. They build many of their buildings as per Indian Vaastu laws.
They followed all the laws except a few which were not permitted in their religion. For instance, Human figures (statues or pics of Gods and etc) are not allowed in Islamic religion. Fled Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Deewane Aam, Jama-Masjid, Taj Mahal, Shahjahan Tomb, etc are some examples where directions, light, colors, air, ventilation and water element have been seriously looked upon.

Egyptian Vaastu
People of Misra (Egypt) had a spiritual and scientific blend of mind. They knew about energy and Geopathic Stress and their effects. In Greek fire is known as ‘Pyro'. They had an idea that fire is a sort of energy. They invented the concept of Pyramid (Pyra- fire, mid- centre). In Egypt Pyramids had certain fixed dimensions and angles. People of Egypt had always followed the laws of nature as they understood the importance of directions, light and air movement.

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