Origin of Vastu

The oldest creation of the world has been prayed many times with the object of Rikasahinta, that they should protect us.In Vedic literature, the word Vastu means land for building a house.

The word Vastu is derived from the root "Vas Vase" and the etymological meaning of this word is - in which human beings live. In this way those houses, buildings, palaces, cities and temples etc. in which human beings live are called Vastu. The name of the Vedic deity of this Vastu is Vastoshpati.

Some people have a apprehension that people were not aware of the craft of building construction in the Vedic period - on perusing the Vedic literature in this regard, this protest seems to be based on a misconception. In fact, the sages and scholars of that time used to build different types of pools, mandapas and altars for the sacrifices, in which bricks were used. In many episodes described in the Upanishads, descriptions of parnakuti, yagyasala, cowshed, and hostel and palaces and temples of kings are found in the ashrams. The method of making them is described in the Shulvasutras. Therefore, to say that people were ignorant of the process of building in the Vedic period, this is a misconception. Yes, it is possible that the architecture of architecture and building at that time must have been in its formative stage, the development of which is later reflected in the form of architecture, Purana and other architectural texts.

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