Shelter- this is one of the basic needs for human beings and also nowadays can be a tediously long process. The process of building up a home begins with the selection of a plot or a flat. This particular decision depends on multiple parameters, the most important of them, is the availability of funds and feasibility of location. In the whole excitement, one tends to forget to check the energies of that space and to sense if it is good for us and this is where we apply Vastu Shastra which literally means the science of architecture and contains VastuVidya- the broader knowledge about architecture and design theories from ancient India. Vastu Shastra are texts on the traditional Indian system of architecture that describe principles of design, layout measurements, ground preparation, space arrangements, and spatial geometry. The Vastu culture is playing a tremendously significant role in the planning and orientation of residential and commercial spaces in India. Now, let's dive into the history of Vastu Shastra in India: Vastu Shastra is an ancient building science that governed Indian architecture in the Vedic Times. Vastu means building and Shastra mean science. It explains the basics of creating spaces with respect to its surrounding. Quoting Andre Putman, “For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another.” The rules of Vastu Shastra were first mentioned in ancient Hindu scriptures like Rig Veda and Mahabharata. These rules were established considering the cosmic influence of the sun, wind direction, magnetic field of the Earth, and the impact of Cosmos on the ‘Earth.’

These fundamental rules of Vastu Shastra are based on two important aspects:
1. The five natural elements (panchmahabhuta) – Sky, Air, Water, Fire, and Earth.
2. The eight cardinal directions – North, South, East, West, North East, North West, South East, South West.

In ancient times, the Vedas or the knowledge was limited to a particular caste of people, which is why it was difficult for a common person to understand the principles of the science and the bitter truth is that the original Vastu script is lost and all modern texts are only compilation making Vastu a victim of unscrupulous interpretation. However, in contemporary India, this ancient practice is being termed as “myth” or “occult” by the majority. Still, this practice proves to be extremely popular with contemporary clients, who insist on their house being built and designed as per Vastu Shastra. This deals with Vastu Shastra’s fundamental rules of architecture which are based on now proven scientific facts and addresses them to today’s architectural and interior design
practices. Building science has its presence all over the world in different forms and they all have their own principles -from Vitruvius theory to Feng Shui to Vastu Shastra all these sciences are from different parts of the world but they all have the same message. The main purpose of building science is to lay down some guidelines for the architects to design buildings in harmony with nature and take advantage of the prevailing natural gifts of sunlight, wind, cosmic energy and to make a habitat which is beneficial to the inhabitants and make their life happy and prosperous.

Goel Ganga Group’s 100% Vastu Compliance Ongoing & upcoming Projects

  1. Ganga Asmi – 2 & 3 BHK Luxury Homes @ Wakad, Pune
  2. Ganga Altus – 2 & 3 BHK RightToComfort Apartments @ Kharadi, Pune
  3. Ganga Dham Towers – 5.5, 4.5 & 3.5 Ultra Luxuries Apartments @ Market Yard, Pune
  4. Glocal Square – Retail Mall & WTC Offices at Sitabuldi, Nagpur
  5. East Point – Commercial & Retail Spaces at Kurla East, Mumbai
  6. Boat Club – 3 & 4.5 BHK Premium Residences @ Boat Club Road, Pune