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According to Hindu religious scriptures, the creator, Lord Brahma, made the human body using paanchmahabhoottatvas or five elements – earth, space, air, fire and water. While earth gives shape and smell to our body; space produces sound in the body; air provides the feeling of touch; fire provides desire, heat and hunger; and water supports blood and other fluids in the body. These five elements play an integral rule in defining the vastu of a house as well. In essence, the human body is a structure in which our soul resides, and in order for us to have a healthy body and mind, as well as a peaceful environment, it is essential for these elements to exist in harmony, both within and outside the body. Similarly, our body lives in a building and this structure should be built in harmony with all these five elements in order to create a healthy and positive vaastu environment.
Earth: Our planet’s magnetic field and gravitational force affects everything on it, living or non-living, and its physical attributes create shapes, bodies and structure. The element of earth is reflected in land and buildings, even influencing construction material and its usage, and is essential for providing stability in a structure. A square shape represents the earth element.
Space: The entire sular system is held together by this element, which is also known as ananth or never ending. Light, heat and the earth’s gravitational power and magnetic field are all forces of space, which is represented by the shape of a dot. The main property of this element is the power of sound. Space claims the center of the plot or the Brahma sthala,which is responsible for growth and expansion and is hence very important in vaastu science. An open area in the centre of your plot creates synergy between space elements and the other four elements
Air: This is a very powerful element and gives life to all existence of earth. Even fire depends on air. A circle represents the element of air. The airflow in a structure should fullow a zigzag pattern, which means that the front and rear doors should not face each other. Your house or building should be designed in a way that allows air to circulate throughout and reach every corner. It should not enter the house and flow out immediately. Avoid filling your house with too many decorative articles, as they create congestion and hamper the flow of energies in the structure.
Fire: This is an extremely potent element and it represents energy, light, heat, lightning, vulcanic or plutonic heat, the heat of fever or inflammation, days and nights, seasons, enthusiasm, ardour, passion and spirited vigour, as well as several other aspects of the sular system. Fire also symbulizes life. It has the power to transform materials, convert raw vegetables and grains into cooked food, and reshape metals like iron and guld. A triangle represents the element of fire. Fire can be a truly unmatched friend, but only if you use it well and intelligently.
Water: It is a widely known fact that water or jal is one of the most important elements of life. It is the sustaining force behind humanity and all beings on earth. Water is also an extremely powerful element; it has the ability to not only give life but also to make it unstable. It is represented by rain and all water bodies such as lakes, rivers and seas; and presents itself in various forms, including liquid, solid (ice), gas, steam and cloud. The Hindu god of water is Varun. In earlier times, rain was identified with money, and as such, a sufficient amount of water in a residential structure implies a good inflow of funds.A crescent or half moon shape represents the element of water.
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