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     Vastu Shastra - Dr. Prem Gupta  ___________


Dr. Prem Gupta stands out as a personality whose contribution to the Science of edific(VASTU) is Unparalleled As one of the leading vastu experts of India, he is devoted to its spread all over the world, for the sake of improving the quality of life irrespective of caste, creed religion & community.
For new construction (both residential & commercial) Dr Prem Gupta Provides detailed guidance on the basis of the original vastu - science, for site selection direction, design, materials to be used, auspicious time (Muhurtha) for various activities including the house warming ceremony (Gahpravesh) He also advises in purchase of flats, shops & other already constructed premises. His advices have worked wonders in the cases when people have been suffering due to health, financial or psychological problems. Thousand have turned their losses into profits and attained happiness & peace in life after coming in contact with Dr. Gupta Apart from examining vastu, he is a palmist and horoscopist. Dr Gupta also takes recourse to Mantra (Chanting of sacred hymns). Yantra  (sacred geometrical contrivances). Tantra (occult practices). Puja (worship of deities) and havanlyagya (fire-sacrifices) The sole aim is to bring peace. good health & prosperity in people’s lives & guard them from various dangers.

Vastu is a science which can not be mastered by reading books alone. One has to attain higher level of consciousness so that his sensory powers can perceive the dynamics of extremely subtle vibration of nature. This ancient science of sages & seers effulges in one’s consciousness only through rigorous Sadhna  (avowed spiritual practices) This is what makes Dr Gupta stand tall in world of vastu That is also the reason why more & more people are trusting Dr Gupta His popularity is increasing among all Hindu, Christians, Muslim, Parsis & Sikhs.

placement and direction of room- vastuHe got his doctorate after elaborate research in vastu. Today he is the guiding high for more than thirty Social Cultural & Spiritual organization. He has also organized in many parts of the world Vedic Exhibition from time to time.

Dr. Gupta has written six books out of which two books are in printing and four has been published, which are as follows: -
Vastu- Saurabh (Hindi)  Essentail of  Vastu   A Glimpses of vastu proof life  Vastu ya Chamatkar  (Hindi) His book Vastu Sourabh  (in hindi) was released by Mr Ashokji  Singhal The President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, India.

He Has Contributed a large number of articles to several journals, magazines & newspapers The Times group has requested him to write a column on Panchang in the Navbharat Times His articles does keep appearing in Rajasthan Patrika , Dainik Jagran and Navbharat. He also holds and addresses Conferences, Seminars and Speeches like Mind Power, Lions Club, Redio Mirchi, Rotery Club. He also do television shows like Zee tv, Shara Samay tv Sanskar tv etc.

His aim of life can be best expresed in his own words……

“May GOD bless me so that I can be his instrument in accomplishing what HE wants for one and all”

Vastu Shastra is a very old Indian science of Architecture. Ancient Indian sages and rishis created Vastu Shastra for the welfare of the entire humanity. Its knowledge enables us to get benefits of mental peace, health, wealth etc. and make our life happy.

In ancient times the human habitats were generally constructed according to the rules of Vastu Shastra and people lived happily. In those days the members of a joint family used to be content, prosperous and happy. But, today, despite the families being small, peace and happiness remains a far cry. As times advanced, we started ignoring our old culture and tradition. The rules of Vastu Shastra too were ignored. No wonder the people experienced all kinds of troubles. You will be surprised to note that even today the residents of South India follow the rules of the Vastu shastra and are more peaceful and materialistically and economically more prosperous than North India.

This science, after propounding the rules of construction, goes to prove that by constructing properly our buildings, villages, towns, cities, shops, offices, factories and industries we can make ourselves prosperous.
The Vastu Shastra is founded upon the laws of nature. The equilibrium, significance of it can very well be noted from the movements of motorcars, ships, airoplaines, trains. The Buses are so accurately balanced that even deflation in any one of the tyres, can cause a serious accident if it is running at a high speed. Similarly, when a building is constructed without observing the rules of Vastu Shastra, various calamities, diseases and accidents take place. This is the eternal rule of nature and it has no place for any logic, doubt or debate.

                                                                       Energy Flow

The directions of East and West are important as far as obtaining the energy from the sun is concerned. The importance of the directions of the North and the South lies in the flow of magnetic waves which flows from North Pole to South Pole. Therefore southward portion of every building should be higher than the northward portion.


What is Vastu Shastra ?
Vastu Shastra is an ancient science which helps one to get the natural benefits freely offered by the five basic elements of the universe in which we all live. These basic elements are Akash (SKY), Prithvi (EARTH), Paani (WATER), Agni (FIRE), and Vayu (WIND). Vastu Shastra can be applied by keeping in harmony with these basic five elements of nature.
One sometimes feels that inspite of having all the required resources for achieving success in the work field one is not getting the desired and deserved result and it should not be a surprise to oneself that it could be due to the fact that either ones office or factory is not planned according to the science of Vastu Shastra.

Similarly one might feel that the wheel of family life is not moving smoothly and there is lack of peace, harmony, affection and well being in one’s family. One should get the architecture of his house examined and if need be modified as per Vastu Shastra. One is bound to expect good results and well being gradually and steadily.

We sincerely hope that Vastu Shastra one day will end all miseries and sorrows and bring joy and happiness in everybody’s life.

Valuable Vastu Tips.
The main entrance should be in the East or North but it should not be in front of the compound wall.
The wall of the house in the North-Eastern side should have minimum height.
If the wall of the house in the East is tall, it stalls the entry of prosperity, the Goddess Laxmi, into the house. Therefore, it should be small in height.
The southern side of the house should be as tall and heavy as possible.
In any room of the house the beam or column should not cross in the center.
Terrace or balcony in the house should be either in the East or the North.
A well, pole or a temple should not be there inn front of the main entrance of the house.
The slope of the house should be towards East, North or North-East.
Similarly, the slope of the plinth also should be towards East, North or North-East.
The height of the plinth should be maximum in the direction of South - West.
The main entrance of the house should not be in front of that of the opposite house.
The house should be equipped with the protective wall.
The upper storeys of the house should be constructed on the Southern or Western part.
The cupboard in the wall should be the Southern or Western part direction of the house.

Why to follow Vastu Shastra ?
God is present in the direction of North - East, it is believed. That is why our ancestors always insisted on having water body on this direction to ensure prosperity. Now see the geographical location of a small nation like Japan one of the most largest water body in the form of the Pacific Ocean which explains the reason of its growing prosperity.
Take the example of Mumbai city. On its South - East side where Agni is located , is the atomic power plant and in the direction of North - East is the water body which is why compared to other ports, Mumbai port is more prosperous.
The city of London is famous and rich because situated on more or less the ideal principles of Vastu Shastra.
At the root of the progress and prosperity of the cities like New York, London, Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong etc. are always the benedictory principles of Vastu Shastra, it is found. As one progresses towards North-East in United States of America the land becomes richer and richer, it is found.
Study the location and construction of the famous temple of Tirupati from the Vastu Shastra angle. Its prosperity legendary thanks mainly to the exemplary implementation of the principles of Vastu Shastra. The main temple is situated on the South - West side of the temple precint. On its North - East direction is a lake and pond. The dining hall of the temple is on South-East side while the North-West and North side of the temple is allocated to the godown for grains and items require in the kitchen. The entire temple precinct is of square shape as a result of which its axis and that of the Earth are perpendicular to each other. The main temple is occupying only the one fourth area of the total precinct and on its Eastern and Northern side is open area. Thus the Tirupati temple of Lord Balaji is an ideal place according to the norms of Vastu Shastra which is why it is the most prosperous temple on the earth.



Q. Entrance to my home is from east, kitchen is on south, bedroom on south west, living room on south east, dining room on north west. Please advise on the application of vaastu to my kitchen.

A. The basic things you have to keep in mind should be as follows:

Keep the Gas in the south east corner of the kitchen
Person should face the east while cooking.
Drinking water should be in the north east of the kitchen.
Sink should be in the south portion of the kitchen.

Q. What is Vaastu Shastra?

A. VAASTU SHASTRA is the traditional Indian system of architecture and design of vedic origin. Vaastu means the dwelling of humans and Gods. Many Vaastu rules are derived from 'Vaastu Purusha Mandala' which is depicted as a man lying with his head pointing north east, in a grid of usually 64 squares. The different directions and sectors are assigned to different Gods and Guardians. It aims at providing guidelines for proper construction. Vaastu orientates, places and dictates the proportions of every detail in building lines, skylines, elongations, levels, slopes, water (underground and overhead), kitchen, bedrooms, toilets, staircase, heights of ceilings and roofs, entrances, loci of doors and windows, compound walls and so on. Vaastu is effected with positive power of three elements: the earth, the water, the fire (the sun).

Earth: was formed about 460 crore years ago and it was a fiery ball. In due course of time, the rocks melted and the surface has formed and acquired magnetism due to the magnetic particles embedded within. It has two poles, north pole and south pole.

Sky: is the endless space surrounding the universe. The universal concept of sky is beyond the imagination and reach of human beings as it is never ending and eternal.

Air (Atmosphere): is a composition of gases like oxygen, nitrogen, carbon-dioxide, helium, neon, crypton and vapour. Oxygen is life saving gas indispensable to living organism.

Water: due to rainfall from clouds, water flowed into low lying area of earth's surface and oceans were formed. The eternal water cycle is mystery of nature.

Sun: sun plays a vital role in Vaastu Shastra. It is a source of life on earth and this is the reason why Sun is worshipped as an incarnation of god or the potential source of creation on the earth.

Q. Why directions are important in Vaastu Shastra?

A.The Sun, as our ancestors revealed, is the only source of light and heat for human and other living beings. It directs and sustains life on earth. Therefore, the Sun, the rising Sun is like God, and its direction of rising is considered pious and is taken as a point of reference. If we face the rising sun, the facing direction is called East, behind us shall be West, our left hand denotes North direction and right hand denotes South direction. Therefore, the effect of the direction effects the building/house constructed therein.

Q. What is the best direction of the house?

A. An auspicious direction for the house/building to face is the east or north direction. This is subject to other factors laid down as per Vaastu Shastra.

Q. What are the planets associated with the directions in Vaastu Shastra ?

A.    East                     Ravi                                Sun
      South                    East                        Shukra Venus 
      South                 Angaraka                           Mars
    South West             Rahu                        Dragon's Head
       West                   Shani                              Saturn
    North West            Chandra                            Moon
       North                   Budha                            Mercury
    North East            Guru Ketu                 Jupiter Dragon's Tail

Q. Does the magnetic field of the earth have to do anything with Vaastu Shastra?.

A. Yes. Most Certainly. The magnetic field of the earth plays and important role while formulating Vaastu Shastra which can significantly influence human life. According to Vaastu Shastra, one should never keep his/her head towards the north while lying as it obstructs the circulatory system causing irregular sleep, tension, paranoia and other mental problems.The magnetic fields of the same poles repel each other while the opposite attracts each other, therefore a person should keep his/her head towards the south or east.


In VAASTU Shastra, eight directions - North, East, West, South, North-east, South-east, South-west and North-west are considered as important. If you are planning to build your bungalow or any other building on the basis of VAASTU Shastra, first of all you should have knowledge of your plot’s direction. Then you should decide in which direction you ought to keep your main gate. You may if necessary, take the help of a compass to know the directions.

As the numerals have their apparent influence of human life, similarly influence of the directions is also apparent. Richness or penury of a person can be known from the location of his house. In which direction is his house located? Which direction does the entrance of his house face? How is the interior decoration? These and other related things reveal the economic condition of a person. Similarly changes that must be made in order to bring prosperity and to prevent imminent danger or crisis can also be known with the help of VAASTU Shastra.

As everybody knows there are four major directions - east, west, north and south. Besides these, four sub-directions are also considered. These are Agney (South-east), Nairitya (South-west), Vayavya (North-west) and Ishaan (north-east). Each of these directions and sub-directions has its own merits and demerits and yields results accordingly. Every direction has a deity or lord that rules it.

EAST: Indra is the ruling deity of the east. He was born out of Brahma's mouth and is capable of destroying enemies. He can appear in any form as per his wishes. He is also the lord of rains and has the wind as his assistant. Increment in wealth, cereals and animal stock can be effected through worshipping Indra. Indra is also the king of the heaven. Elephant Airavat is Indra’s vehicle and Vajra (lightning) in his weapon.

The east is also the abode of gods like Surya, Agni, Indra, Jayant, Ish, Parjanya, Satya, Bhup and Akash.

The east is also known as a direction of lineage. During the construction of the house, some portion must be left open in the east. It leads to long life for the owner.

WEST: The west is the opposite of the east. No work can progress in the west. Varun (Neptune) is the lord of this direction, which is under the influence of sage Agastya. Sea is the abode of Varun (Neptune). He therefore, has most influence on the water bodies. A proper utilization of westerly portion of plot leads to reputation, fame, prosperity and success for the owner.

NORTH: Kuber is the lord of this direction. Literally, Kuber means the one who controls the imminent events and causes increments. He has inassessible wealth and property. Kuber is the king of Yakshas and Kinnars and is a friend of Rudra (Shiv). Kailash is the abode of Kuber who has three legs, eight hands and a yellow dot in place of eyes.

Mercury is the planet that rules the north. It is more influencial in the dark phase of every lunar month. North is a also an abode of the gods like Kuber, Diti, Aditi, Shail, Naga and Bhallat etc.

North is also a place of mother. Leaving some portion open in north leads to prosperity of maternal side as well as provides wealth, comforts, peace etc. for the owner.

SOUTH: Yama is the lord of this direction. He is the son of Surya and is hostile towards Vishnu. Nakshatra Bharani is the most important for him. During the last eight days of the lunar months of Ashwin and Kartika this nakshatra is more influencial. South direction weakens human life, hence all the auspicious tasks are forbidden in the south. South is also an abode of the gods like Yama, Gandharvas, Mriga, Pusha, Vitath and Kshat. In all the south direction yields nothing but mourning, depression and pain.

AGNEYA (SOUTH-EAST): Direction that lies midway between the east and the south is known as Agneya (south-east). Agni (fire) is the lord of this direction. He is the preserver and defender of every being. Agni also carries the message of people who worship and offer oblations with devotion to God.

Worshippers of Agni are economically strong and long living. Agni himself takes care of the people who make offerings into him. Agni also provides them with comfort, peace, prosperity and progeny.

While constructing a house, the first pillar must be erected in the south-east direction. Alternatively, kitchen of the house should occupy a place in this direction. This is the foremost and an important rule of VAASTU Shastra. First day of every month also represents the element fire.

A warm Agneya direction makes a man healthy, whereas a faulty use makes the owner short tempered.

NAIRITYA (SOUTH-WEST): It lies midway between the south and the west directions. Nairitya is the ruling lady of this direction. Literally, Nairitya means repeated happening - whether be it the birth of a baby or any other event. It also means that anything not done at proper time can’t have a repetition. If the house is built in this direction, the home suffers continuous decay.

South-west portion of the house should never be left open, nor should a pit be dug is this direction. This direction is an abode of demons and ghosts. To prevent the accumulation of inauspicious and pain causing things, digging of pit in south-west is prohibited. If for some reason, digging is necessary it should be covered as early as possible or a sapling be planted in its place.

VAYAVYA (NORTH-WEST): It lies mid way between the west and the north. Vayu (wind) is the lord of this direction. Five kinds of Vayu - Prana, Upana, Samana, Vyana and Udana are necessary for human life. Hanumana and Bheema are the representations of Vayu. Those who worship Vayu in the form of Hanumana, get their desired results at once.

North-west angle is the progenitor of friendship or enemity. Hence, a faulty use of this portion of plot may result in majority of the enemies. If you use this angle of your plot wisely and flawlessly, you will have many friends who will undoubtedly benefit you.

ISHANYA (NORTH-EAST): The angle that lies midway between north and the east is known as Ishanya (north-east) direction. Shiv is the lord of this angle. Pashupat is the weapon of Shiv. Nakshatra Ardra is the symbol of Lord Shiv. Semul (silk-cotton) tree is considered auspicious in this direction.

Worshipping of ruling God of this direction yields many virtues in the life of the worshipper. Portion of the house in this direction must be kept holy for it yields many kinds of divine powers to the owner. Proper utilization of this portion of house provides wealth, reputation, property and every kind of excellence for the owner. A faulty utilization of this angle, however, may block successful continuation of progeny.




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