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Key Elements of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda

for Buildings and Communities


According to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, health and good fortune, as well as the development of higher states of consciousness, are profoundly influenced by the vastu, which includes the orientation of the building, the position on the building site, the slope of the land, the direction of entrances, proportions of the building, placement of rooms, and the orientation of the approaching and surrounding roads.

Maharishi Sthapatya Veda has the precise knowledge and time-tested Vedic formulas to determine the most beneficial orientation, placement and proportion.

One of the most important principles of building in harmony with Natural Law is right direction with respect to the path of the sun, the strongest influence of Natural Law on Earth. For this reason, Maharishi Sthapatya Veda prescribes that the entrance to a building face East. Entrances facing South are considered the least auspicious and bring negative influences to the inhabitants. (Click here for Footnote on Human Brain Sensitivity to Orientation.)

Another essential element in Maharishi Sthapatya Veda design is the Brahma-Sthan -- a central garden square in a town, or a central court or atrium in a house, where the totality of Natural Law nourishes and upholds the entire structure, connecting individual life with cosmic life, individual intelligence with cosmic intelligence.

In addition, Maharishi Sthapatya Veda recommends low-density housing, non-toxic building materials and furnishings, and ample herbal and floral gardens.

Ideal Communities

To enjoy the full value of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, the whole community should be designed according to Natural Law. Maharishi Sthapatya Veda provides the knowledge of proper direction, placement, and proportion for communities and cities, so that community design also promotes ideal health and good fortune for everyone. Maharishi Sthapatya Veda promotes the highest ideals of community planning:


Site selection with reference to auspicious environmental parameters.
  • Careful and purposeful site planning.
  • Layout with perfect orientation to the east.
  • Low-density housing.
  • Non-toxic and energy-efficient construction.
  • Adequate fresh air.
  • Generous green space.
  • Non-polluting vehicles.
  • Solar and other cost-effective non-polluting energies for self-sufficiency in energy.
  • Sustainable organic local agriculture for self-sufficiency in food.
  • Maharishi Vedic Science and Technology for ideal education, prevention of crime and disease, and economic self-sufficiency.

Principle of Building in Accord with Natural Law
Maharishi Vastu Effect
Key Elements of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda for Buildings and Communities
Reconstruction of the Whole World
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