Vastu Shastra - an inquisitive science of architecture encapsulates the forces which act upon a given space through flow of positive energy. Vastu refers to 'abode' or mansion and Shastra or Vidya means science or knowledge, so Vastu Vidya is the sacred holistic science pertaining to designing and building of houses. The principles of vastu have been derived from Sthapathya Veda- one of the ancient scared books in Hinduism.
Human body is made up of five elements namely earth, fire, sky, water and air. Similarly earth is also comprises of these 'Panchbhootas' which we need to balance through there corresponding directions abide in vastu shastra. The concept of vastu shastra not only heals physical body of occupants but it aide as holistic healer relieving body, mind and soul.
The Origin of Vastu
The origin of vaastushastra may have taken place well over thousands of years ago. The learned men of those days may not have lived in houses themselves but they most definitely dedicated their lives to the development of the science "vaastushastra" or "vaastu", as it is popularly known today.
The art of Vastu originates in the Stapatya Veda, a part of the Atharva Veda.
It used to be a purely technical subject and it was only confined to architects (Sthapatis) and handed over to their heirs. The principles of construction, architecture, sculpture etc., as enunciated in the epics and treatise on temple architecture, have been incorporated in the science of vastu. Its description is there in epics like Mataysya Purana, Skanda Purana, Agni Purana, Garuda Purana, and Vishnu Purana. There are some other ancient shastras that pass over the knowledge of vastu shastra to next generation, like Vishvakarma Prakash, Samraangan Sutradhar, Kashyap Shilpshastra, Vrihad Sanhita, and Praman Manjaree.
Vastu Dosha and Remedies
Vastu is not a religion it's a science of setting the things correctly and balance the five elements that is Earth, fire, water, space, and air to have the maximum benefit out of life. If your house or work place is violating any principle of vastu, that is a Vastu dosh.
A Vastu dosh can be corrected through the changes in the rooms, through interiors of the house, by changing the placements, by using regulators or using some charged objects. Every vastu dosh has some remedy and if taken properly, the happiness and peace comes back in the life again.