Vaastu Shastra is the ancient Indian science of architecture, which governs town planning and designing of man-made structures. A part of the ancient Hindu scriptures, the word 'Vaastu' in Sanskrit means 'dwelling', and in the modern context it covers all buildings. Vaastu developed during the period of 6000 BC and 3000 BC and was handed over by ancient architects through word of mouth or hand-written monographs.
This ancient Indian science of geopathy can help you live a happy and healthy life if your house is compliant to certain natural laws. Hindus believe that for peace, happiness, health and wealth one should abide by the guidelines of Vaastu while building a house. It tells us how to avoid diseases, depression and disasters by living in structures, which allow the presence of a positive cosmic field.
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