Vastu Shastra

Course Code: CCVS
Division: Kalakosa
Course HoD/ Coordinator: Prof. Sudhir Lall/ Dr. Arvind Sharma
Duration: 3 Months
Total Credits: 3
Mode of Classes: Offline
Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline or any equivalent examination from a recognized university
Fees:  Rs. 10,000

Course Objective

Indian Vastu Shastra is an integral part of traditional Indian knowledge traditions, and copious literature has been written on this ancient scientific knowledge of India.The objective of this course is to create awareness about this significant stream of Indic Knowledge to general public, by way of orienting them towards it, and its rich textual tradition.

Course Outline
Module 1
  • Introduction: Introduction to Vastu Shastra: Correlation between Vedic Astrology and Vastu Shastra
  • Meaning of Vastu.
  • The Origin of Vastu Purusha.
  • The origin and development of Vastu Shastra: from the perspective of Vedas, Itihas (Ramayana and Mahabharata) and Puranas.
  • Texts and Acharyas of Vastu Shastra.
  • Vastu Shastra and Pancha-mahabhuta.
  • Natural Forces and Their Effects.
  • Inner-relation and Significance of Vastu, Disha and Planets.
  • The purpose of Vastu.
Module 2
  • 64 and 81 Padavastumandal: Pada and deity.
  • Types of Vastu –
    • Residential architecture.
    • Temple architecture.
    • Commercial architecture.
  • Muhurta and Vastu.
  • Introduction of Panchanga
  • Introduction to Planets, Zodiac signs and Nakshtras (in the context of Vastu).
  • Quality of land for Vastu.
  • Soil/land test.
  • Vastu plot design.
  • Ashta Vithi knowledge for Vastu.
Module 3
  • Vastu and Disha/directions.
  • Vastu Vedhavichar.
  • Vastu Dosha, Sansodhana and Parihara.
  • Gramvas Narakriti Chakra.
  • Kakini Vichar.
  • Foundation stone laying ceremony.
  • Indian Art, Culture and Vastu Shastra.
  • Vastu and Trees.
  • Vastu and Environment.
  • Relevance of Vastu in modern era.
Reference Books & Texts:
  • Samarangana Sutradhara:  Maharaja Bhoja, IGNCA Publication.
  • Vastumandanam : Sutradhara Mandana, IGNCA Publication. Mayamatam: Maya Muni, IGNCA Publication.
  • Visvakarmaprakash: Khemraj Shri Krishnadas Publications, Mumbai.
  • Brihadvastumala: Brahmanand Tripathi, Chaukhamba Surbharti Publication Varanasi.