What is Vedic Architecture?
Vedic Architecture is the ancient body of knowledge that was used to design and construct buildings of all kinds and even towns in ancient India. The origin of Vedic Architecture is unknown in antiquity, but some of the ancient texts on the subject are thousands of years old. The knowledge was carefully guarded and kept secret by the very few who knew it and was passed down from one generation to another. It is only in recent years that this knowledge has been made available to students and scholars who wish to learn it. The methods of design and construction of Vedic Architecture are based on laws of nature and follow the path of Sun in the sky and were perfected by the seers and builders of ancient India. The Principles of Vedic Architecture are non-sectarian and the science is fast gaining popularity in lands outside of India due to it’s climate friendly and sustainable approach towards design and construction.
Do I need to believe in Vedic Architecture in order for it to work for me?
No. The principles of Vedic Architecture operate whether you believe in them or no. Just as gravity works irrespective of our belief systems, so also the laws of nature operate in the Universe irrespective of human guidance or permission. Gravity is not a belief, but a scientific phenomenon, likewise Vedic Architecture is not a belief system but a scientific set of design principals for our built environment that are based on the five elements of water, fire, earth, air and akasha.
Is this going to cost more than “normal architecture”?
Not really, however it is going to give you much more. The principles of Vedic Architecture maintain that as humans we are an integral part of this nature and are constantly exposed to and affected by all the phenomenon that occur outside of us such as Earth’s gravity, solar radiation, electro-magnetism etc. and if we align our buildings in sync with the energies of this Universe, we experience well-being and harmony. Therefore the buildings designed according to Vedic principles are usually cardinally oriented on their sites and the space inside these buildings is comforting and nurturing. The parameters of design for Vedic Architecture are simply different than those of ‘normal’ architecture and are based on laws of nature and the path of Sun.
How long does Vedic Architecture take?
Depends on how complex your design requirements are. Vedic Architecture sometimes might take a little longer time because the design of a building follows the rules of VaastuPurush Mandala. The Vedic designs are usually cardinally oriented and adjusted to the grid patterns of a Mandala which is based on the five elements of nature, namely water, fire, earth, air and akasha. This process requires more thought, but the effort is well worth it because this unique method of application of Mandala pattern to floor plans creates beautiful open spaces that are always functional and full of natural ambient light.