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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Bharatiya vastu-sastra

Creation (of the world) and its planning [i.e., vāstu] are twin sisters. The author of the Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra must be having this fundamental truth in mind when he says (cf. 2nd Chapter, 4th verse) that Brahmā, before creating this world, created Vāstu. Gosmologically, therefore, all this creation is a planned unit. This is a universal aspect and it corroborates the fundamental truths of life and conduct forming the first essence of civilisation, in which the ordered society and lawful, peaceful, beautiful way of life is to be evolved. Hence the planning of such a part of the Universe viz. the Earth, requires concentrated effort of the trinity or triad, i. e. the architect-planner, the patron king and the substratum, the earth.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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