Vaastu & Fengshui
Vaastu is one of the most ancient sciences of architecture and is composed of specific rules, regulations and directions, set down by sages of the Vedic times and Feng Shui is a science incorporating astronomy, geography, the environment, the magnetic fields and physics.
In vaastu, the preparation of site, commencement of building, layout of building, disposition of rooms in the building, kitchen, worship room, bed room, living room, walking space in rooms, verandahs, Doors and windows, woodwork, well, compound around building, toilet are all very important. Similarly, Feng Shui ensures improved health, better sleep, harmonious family relationship, longevity, active sex life, wealth, fame.
Both Vastu and Feng Shui are practiced to remove obstructions for the flow of energy. Vastu and Feng Shui both comprises of five elements.
Elements of vaastu
Elements of Feng Shui
Similarities between Vaastu and Feng Shui practices
In both practices, obstructions to main doors caused by pillars, poles, trees, thorny plants and sap producing plants are considered harmful; square and rectangular properties are considered auspicious; properties close to graveyards and prisons are considered inauspicious; and having prayer rooms and toilets beneath staircases is considered inauspicious.
Difference between Vaastu and Fang Shui practices
Both Vaastu and Feng Shui are ancient sciences from India and China respectively, and attempt to attain the common objective of harmonizing nature with the living. The objective is the same, though the method is different. In Vastu Shastra, the cooking stove in the kitchen should generally be placed on the right while the sink should be placed on the left. In Feng Shui, the basic principle on the cooking stove and sink is that they must not be facing each other.
Moreover, in Vastu Shastra, sleeping with head pointing to the South or East directions is considered auspicious while as in Feng Shui, the sleeping direction should generally be in accordance to the person`s auspicious directions. In Vastu Shastra, big or heavy furniture like sofa, TV etc should be placed at the South or Southwest sector of a house. This will leave more space in the North and East area – considered to be auspicious. In Feng Shui, this furniture should generally be placed at the North sector, directly opposite the auspicious South sector.