Having a dream home is one of the basic desires of people. Humans construct buildings to reside and these structures should be constructed as per rules enumerated in Vastu Shastra as every rule is focused on ensuring welfare of humans.
In ancient times, education pattern followed at Gurukuls included 64 skills which included Vastu Shastra.
Vastu Purusha, the god for the construction of structures and buildings, is blessed by Lord Brahma. He is worshipped and offered prasad before construction work begins. Bhrugu, Aatri, Vashistha, Viswakarma, Maya, Narad, Nagnajit, Lord Shiv, Indra, Kumar, Nandiswar, Shaunak, Grug, Lord Basudev, Anirudh, Shukra and Brihaspati are preceptors of Vastu Shastra.
In today's science-driven world, human beings stress finding scientific reasons behind everything. Theories and claims that are not approved by science are not accepted by all. However, there is truth behind the fact that the skills developed by our ancestors and rishis meant for the welfare of humans have scientific reasons. Following are some instances.
According to Vastu Shastra, from both north to east directions, the land should remain low-lying.
The Earth seems to be sloppy from north to east and therefore land should remain inclined.
Vastu has it that big trees should not be present in the north to east direction.
Science - Sun rays are a rich source of Vitamin D. Therefore, if big trees are planted from north to east direction, sun rays won't enter the house. In order to get Vitamin- D, small trees should be planted.
Vastu says the ceiling of a house should be inclined from north to east direction.
Science - When rainwater falls from terrace, the wind will splash it into the house. As wind mostly blows from south, the terrace is constructed with an inclination from north to east direction.