This column on Homes is about Vastu, the Indian version of Feng Shui. While similar in intent, it varies somewhat in detail, partly because of the where the science of energy flow was developed on the globe. In current practice, Vastu tends to be more focused on the design and placement of the home itself, Feng Shui on the optimum placement of items within. Some think Vastu or Sthapatya Veda, from the books where it is written, pre-dates Feng Shui.

In case you think it somehow old fashioned, the house pictured at the lead of the article has a helicopter garage. The owner lives on an island and commutes to the mainland.

The article leads to further resources on the subject.


Last Updated on November 8, 2014 by Davidya

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    1. Davidya

      Hi Shaily
      Thanks for the link. There are various schools of thought in both camps, as well as other schools altogether. Your site suggests sleeping with the head east or south for example, which is corroborated by other Vedic texts. Some say the reverse, the head north, which I think is more about some magnetic concept. Fung Shui and Vastu differ on some orientations. But if you can find the core ideas that you can feel yourself, you have some guidelines. A building designed with vastu principles is a remarkable place to be in. It’s like it’s alive.

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