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Mayonic Science
vittala temple chariot


"In this age of highly advanced modern science and technology, it would seem highly incredible, if I were to express the truth that, in the past, India had a science of its own, noted for its supremacy and uniqueness.

It lay dormant during all the alien rules but today it is reemerging spectacularly - not only here, but in the west as well! This science succinctly called the Science of Energy and Matter, Time and Space, Space and Spatial form is actually a science of the Subtle Energy turning into gross energy or embodied energy, which is otherwise called material form.

Further it may be added that it is a science of Sound and Light & Word and Form, based on which, the material forms such as building architecture, temple architecture, town and city planning and imagic forms are evolved. They are all space centric but not religious or sectarian as mistakenly construed

by many

This may be restated as a Science of manifestation of Energy into material form. This has further led to the discovery that the universe is subject to a mathematical formula and architecture is yet another manifestation of this formula.

This is the science underlying technological principles and processes in the domain of traditional art and architecture of Vaastu Shāstras. This ancient science of India is designated by the author of this article (Sthapati) as Mayonic science and technology, not only to make it distinct from the contemporary material sciences, but to restore and revalidate the unique spiritual science of a great scientist and technologist called Mayan, who lived in the land, south of the present Kanyakumari, known today as Kumari Continent. This land mass was called  
நாவலந்தீவு Jambudweepam, during Sangam days. (10,000 BC and beyond)."

Brahmarishi Mayan

अचिन्त्य अव्यक्त रूपाय निर्गुणाय गुणात्मने।

समस्त जगदाधार मूर्तये ब्रह्मणे नमः ॥ -मयः

பரம்பொருள் எங்கும் உண்டு பெருங்கலை யாண்டும் உண்டு

பரம் பொருள் உணர்வினாலே ஒளி வழிபாடு கண்டேன்

பரம்பொருள் அருளினாலே திருநடராசன் கண்டேன்

பரம்பொருள் அருளினாலே மாக்கலை படைத்தேன் காண்பீர்


Vastu Shastra / Shilpa Shastra - Mayonic science
Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati
Dr.V.Ganapati Sthapati



Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, the Doyen of Indian Vaastu Shastra, hails from a rich lineage of traditional Sthapatis (traditional designers, builders and sculptors – 3 in one) who had their origin in the land of temples, namely Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. Imbibing the heritage of his forefathers, who have contributed many a temple and sculptural edifice,

Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati has dedicated his life and works to the revival, enrichment and promotion of this indigenous culture of India.

Born in the village of Pillayarpatti, in Siva Gangai District, Tamilnadu in the year 1927, he had his early lessons Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati from his father, Sri Vaidyanatha Sthapati, himself a renowned Sthapati and Sanskrit scholar. Basically, a graduate in mathematics, he served as the Principal, Govt. College of Architecture and Sculpture, Mahabalipuram for 27 years (1961-1988). During his tenure, the art of sculpture and temple architecture gained an academic status under the University of Madras and many youngsters, irrespective of caste and creed were initiated into this tradition. It is a college run by the Government of Tamilnadu right from 1957.

The dedicated service rendered by Dr. Sthapati, has drawn the attention of the East as well as West to the existence of a unique and unexplored science of time and space, light and sound, on which the Indian Vaastu and Vaastu related architecture (of spiritual nature) are anchored. His efforts are fast gaining ground. Through his research works and allied activities, Sthapati has identified and brought back to lime light the legendary Mayan, the progenitor of Indian Vaastu Science.

After retirement from the Government Service, he has given form to a group of five institutions, aimed at spreading the principles of traditional Indian Science of Vaastu. Through these institutions, founded and guided by Sthapati, he has been rendering remarkable services contributing a number of temples, imagic forms, Vaastu based buildings, as well as conducting seminars and lectures, both at national and international levels and also authoring and publishing books, on the sacred science of  Vaastu.





 - Unification of the Saivaite & Vaishnavaite cult through temple architecture.

 - Establishment of a Governmental institution for traditional architecture & sculpture.

 - Propogation and promotion of the traditional science and technology.

 - Trend-setter in Vaastu based residential architecture.

 - The messiah of the 10,000 years old Shilpaic tradition and the preserver of their unique Vedic literature.

  Awards and recognitions:

  • PADMABHUSHAN award from Govt of India.

  • National award for Master craftsmanship by the President of India, in 1973.

  • Professorship conferred by Madras University in 1978.

  • Nallaasiriyar Virudhu (Best teacher award) of Tamilnadu Government in 1985.

  • Kalai Kuzhu Chemmal (fellowship) with cash award by State Lalitha Kala Academy, Madras in 1985

  • Tulsi Sammaan Award of Madhya Pradesh, 1989 (Rupees one lakh equally shared by three artists)

  • Emeritus Professor of the Ministry of Human Resource, (Department of Culture), Government of India, New Delhi from 1992 – 1994

  • Honorary Fellowship of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), 1993.

  • Honorary Doctoral Degree in Vedic Science by Maharishi Vedic University, Holland on 29.10.95.

  • Adeenam Sthapati, Kauai Adeenam, Saiva Siddhanta Church, Hawaii, USA from 1982 – till date.

  • Blessed and nurtured by Paramacharyal of Kanchi, Paramacharyal of Sringeri, Paramacharyal of Ahobila mutt.

  • Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar Birthday Commemoration Award in 1997.

  • Honoured by Poojya Swami Dayananda Saraswati for designing a Siva Temple at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti, Coimbatore in Chennai on 13.10.98

  • Recipient of the Kamban Adipodi Memorial Award by the Kamban Kazhakam, Chennai, awarded on the occassion of their Silver Jubliee celebrations, on the 11th of August 2000.

  • Recipient of the Kalaignar Award by the Azhvarkal Aayvu Mayyam on the 20th of August 2000. 

  • Kalaimamani Award by the Iyal Isai Nadaka Mandram, Chennai on the 25th of November 2000.

  • Recipient of the ‘Bharathi Award’ instituted by the Vaanavil Cultural Foundation, Chennai on the 9th of December 2000.

  • Recipient of Gnanaoli Ambassador for Peace Award by VGP Temple of World peace, Chennai, on 18th November 2001.

  • Recipient of The Bhishma Award of The Ashram Group of Schools and Colleges, Chennai, on 3rd December 2001.

  • Recipient of Kapilavanar Award conferred by Thirukkovalur Cultural Forum, Cuddalore installed after the renowned Tamil poet Kapilar of Sangam age, on 19th July 2002.

  • Recipient of Shilp Guru conferred by the office of the Development Commissioner (Handi Crafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India on the

Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati
Ganapati Sthapati analizálja a dokumentumokat



"When inner space and outer space resonate harmoniously, peace, vitality, health, well-being and creativity become a natural order and effortless experience."

- Dr. V. Shri Ganapati Sthapati


A Shilpi speaks:


"I am speaking about the scientific creations of Vaastu science that are capable of bestowing spiritual comforts and bliss. When I speak of this, most of the readers would be under the impression that I am keeping in my mind the temples, divine images and religious doctrines.
It is not so.
I keep myself above and beyond all these things. I realise fully well that all those artistic creations that have emerged out of traditional science of Vaastu are capable of infusing spiritual well-being and bliss.

This point I am emphasing very often sometimes directly and sometimes implicitly. Without taking much time and without being elaborative, if it be expounded precisely, this much may be said : Indian traditional science known as Vaastu Vijnaana creates our houses so as to be the actual living organisms and musical forms and enables the indwellers of these houses experience musical charm and spiritual bliss. Spiritual calmness and spiritual bliss these are always the ends that are much sought-after by human race. These are the two spiritual fruits that are offered by the buildings created by the science of Vaastu. This is the exact message I wanted to tell you.
The traditional Vaastu science effects these ever-lasting fruits through the external structural embellishments and the internal configuration of living spaces. For the purpose of effecting these, there is a unique mathematical formula or order in the tradition of Vaastu. This is known as vaastu rahasya (secret of Vaastu tradition). Rahasya is nothing but the inimitable and most subtle concept of space-science and this is what the scientific tradition of Vaastu enunciates. Space is, essentially, energy-filled or energy stuffed. If this energetic space gets limited or enclosed by four walls, then the building raised by such enclosure actually becomes a living organism, having rhythmic vibrancy. This is what the tradition of Vaastu science expounds.
Is it not a great wonder?
It ascertains further that like the inner-space enclosed within our physical body, the house also consciously feels and vibrates. Not only this. This rhythmic vibration is made to resonate with our inner vibrations and by this resonance the indweller of the house is able to be in harmony and communion with the universal space (Paramaatma) and to experience spiritual bliss. The spiritual well-being and spiritual bliss that could be derived by going to the temple would be gained even by being in the house rendered as a living organism the science of Vaastu. The house itself offers all the benefits of going to the temple. This is the efficacy, ultimate motive and purpose of the science of Vaastu.
The built-house should be on par with a temple which is the home as well as the form of God. This concept is what you perceive in Chidambaram temple. What you experience there is the exact operation of this concept. How is that Chidambaram temple? It is actually a house. Unlike an ordinary temple, it is exactly a small house standing on a raised and rectangular plot. The enclosing walls are made of wood; the covering roof is also made of wood. It is a house whose roof is covered with gold-tiles. In order to preserve this house in all its scientific conceptual frame, Diksitas, 3000 in number, were employed by a Tamil-king. So many people to
maintain a small house? Has such an incidence taken place elsewhere?
What is that which is found inside that house?
A space; simply a space housing nothing concrete within itself. We call this space "aakaasa".
(The wonderful image of Lord Nataraja which we see there is for a particular reason...)
Of what nature is that aakaasa?
It is of the nature of consciousness itself.
By its own innate nature it FEELS; it vibrates. It manifests its consciousness through its vibrant waves, through the waves of ever-going throbs. The vibrant waves emerge according to a mathematical order or formula.
Indeed, measurements of architectural constructions are defined and determined by this mathematical order. A person who stands before that 'house' or 'enclosed space' called "AMBALAM", gets infused and kindled with vibrant waves and subjected to their pronouncing impact. If the vibrations of his inner-space and those of the "ambalam" are in resonance, then he becomes one with the 'ambalam' or space, one with the vibrant consciousness.
How this resonance is possible?
This is just like the musical harmony that manifests when two vina-instruments are tuned to one and the same pitch.
The frequency of one vina is in harmony with that of the other. Only this kind of harmonious response is called 'bhakti'. This is the definition of bhakti in terms of science. Where there is no harmonious response, there cannot be bhakti.
Bhakti, which is also known as love, bestows on us spiritual health, spiritual calmness and spiritual bliss. It is Vaastu vijnaana which brings out spiritual peace and bliss by such an easy means of harmony.
Is this not simple and charming?
To the extent there is simplicity, there is charm, there is truth.
Only this space-science capable of effecting the beatific spiritual well-being is called 'Vāstu-Vijnāna' by the shilpi-rishis of our country.
The rishis of shilpaic tradition evolved this incomparable scientific tradition and technology even before 5000 years.
In spite of their continued impoverishment, marginalisation, suppression and such other impediments, the shilpins, setting aside these difficulties and surmounting them by their own efforts, have been preserving and safeguarding this scientific tradition for the benefit of the world. Their services in this regard are memorable for ever.
I am indebted to state this fact with a sense of pride.
It is true that space is not visible to our physical eyes. But we experience it.
In and out, the space is of the nature of consciousness only. It is a conscious substance encompassing within its fold all the worlds, all the living beings, planets and all the worldly objects. This is the highest concept being held in the tradition of Vaastu science. As stated in the Vedas, the space, besides giving rise to air, fire, water and earth sequentially, exists as the root, origin and place of existence for all the cosmic creations.
Not only this.
This tradition has found through its methodical quest and analysis that space, the most potential and subtle substance, exists within us and within all other living beings and it impels, directs and activates everything. This tradition also holds that the same ākāsa is called antaryaami (directing factor residing within) when it exists within the living beings as inner space and the same ākāsa is called Lingam, when it shines forth as the space-foetus (vin-karu) giving rise to the emergence of all things.
Mayan, the Vaastu vijnaani and originator of Vaastu tradition perspicuously states in his Mayamata that it is space (ākāsa) itself that is known as linga and which dwells in all things (sarvaatmiyam lingam ākāsameva). Not only that; he holds that the subtle existent or subtle energy which animates the entire range of things is VASTU and all those living beings and cosmic substances in which vastu gets itself installed are denoted by the term VAASTU.
According to him, Vaastu Purusha is the personified energy contained in the Vastu; that is, Vaastu Purusha is the energy itself contained in Vastu.
Even the Vaastu saastras state that Vaastu Purusha is the same energy which exists pervading all the objects of the universe around us in general and pervading and permeating the whole EARTH in particular.
To put it shortly, Vastu is the subtle energy and Vaastu is the gross energy.
Vastu is the unmanifest energy and Vastu is the manifest energy. Since there is no difference between a thing in its unmanifest state and the same thing in its manifest state..."

                                                                                        - Dr. V. Shri Ganapati Sthapati:
                                                                                             Temple of Space-Science 

Brihadeeswara Temple Thanjavur


Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur

Ganapati Sthapati's (representative of Sthapatya Veda ) favorite temple, designed by his family, is a Shiva temple built on the concept of Mount Meru and the most outstanding work of Dravidian style temple architecture. It has been part of the World Cultural Heritage (UNESCO) since 1987. More than 1000 years old, very special temple. At that time, this temple was made much larger than the average temples and is considered quite outstanding to this day. It is made of granite, which is not found within 100km. The granite blocks were just stacked on top of each other, without any binders, stabilized with an 80-ton granite ball on top, plus the structure has no foundation underground, meaning it only stands on the surface of the earth. This design and technology has been tested by a number of earthquakes over the past 1,000 years, but none have been able to demolish it.

It is home to Tamil Nadu’s most powerful limestone Lingam, which at 3.7 meters high symbolizes the “supreme light of knowledge”.

The nearly pyramid-shaped, extremely richly decorated vimana, unlike other Hindu temples of a similar age, is 13 (16) storeys and 63 meters high and was made so that even in winter the midday sun would not cast a shadow on the ground...

The temple and the complex itself have a lot of interesting and special features, including a stone carved cow, Ganesha, a stone chariot,...

It’s worth a visit if someone goes there. And while it may seem like a strange statement, the temple is the same as a lying or standing human body.

(In my exam, I targeted and designed this temple, along with the complex - by accident.)

Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati Vedic architect, temple builder, sculptor, author...

His first art in the Western world - on Hawaii:



VASTU = breath 
VAASTU = body 

vishwakarma, -brahman, 5 face lingam

Viswakarma or Sadaashiva, Lord of Time and Space actually represents a Lingam that has become 5 manifestations, 5 faces and 5 main directions of consciousness: Prana, Apana, Samana, Vyana and Udana or: Isana, Tatapurusha, Aghora, Vaamanadeva and Sadyojata .

But it is mainly represented by the 5 Vedas: Rg Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, Atharvana Veda and Pranava Veda. The latter is the original, single Veda represented by the fetus / egg of the universe, the lingam.

The Pranava and Atharvana Vedas are the two Vedas of Sthapatis and Shilpis:

Sthapatya Veda.

Rudraksha, lotus, snake, 3-point harpoon, bow, arrow, meru mountain, vina instrument, shell and wheel originally find place and meaning in his ten hands.

Neither male nor female, but both.

The Ayadi calculation formula of Vastu Shastra, which has been used for the construction of temples and houses since ancient times, also enables us to design our living space and our everyday objects in such a way that they correspond to the vibrations of the owner.

In ancient times, as today, these sacred formulas were used to design personal jewelry, furniture, works of art, or even work tools...

vishwakarma puja architecture form
vaastu purusha mandala
"I love the light of the object of perception..."

Vaastu Purusha Mandala

vaastu prusha mandala



"Absolute Time creates life" 

"Mathematics has its roots in Time" 

"The vibrating element called 'Time' causes this phenomenon"




The grids with which we design based on Vaastu principles range from 1x1 module to 32x32 modules. An atom can have so many bonds. Of these, we attach greater importance to the "Manduka Pada Vaastu Purusha Mandala" 8x8 modular lattice and the "Paramasaayika Pada Vaastu Purusha Mandala" 9x9 modular lattice, which are commonly used in temples or residences.
These base grids can also be selected for a variety of other designs to be used in accordance with the design requirements, a system that is permitted in Vaastu Science to achieve a functionally sound design. Such modifications are not random: following a rhythmic contraction or expansion, they develop in an orderly manner.

At the residence, three types of grids can be used mainly: 7x7, 9x9, 11x11.
The shapes are: Form "I" (DANDAKA), Form "L" (LAANGALA - two of Form "I"), Form "U" (MOULIKA - three of Form "I") and Form "O", or a square with a blank center (CHATURMUKHA - from four "I" forms). Also seven forms of "I" (SARVATOBHADRA) or ten forms of "I" (VARDHAMANA) ...

The DANDAKA "I" form is also very common and well-known here: the front room, the back room and the kitchen in the middle "in which the fire -  the heart of the spirit of the building - never goes out".

Vaastu Purusha Mandala includes a DANDAKA HOUSE in 3 out of 9, which is why BRAHMASTAN is not (only) in the house but in front of it. That is why (for the sake of cleanliness) the restroom behind the house used to be - outside the Mandala.

This DANDAKA-shaped HOUSE thus consists of 3 cubes of the same size, with separate functions placed next to each other, while the cellar below the middle cube (kitchen) and the attic above it physically form a CROSS (of 5 cubes). If we add this cross to a complete cube, i.e. add 4 corners, we get 9 parts.

The process of creation in 2 dimensions is a cross that is given by the Brahma and Soma Sutras - the Divine Threads or Stems.

(The first letter of Runic writing, as far as I know, is "S", its form is "I".)

dandaka laangala moulika chaturmukha


sarvatobhadra vardhamana



Forever dancing consciousness to the music of Creation.

His limbs point from left to right, which is a guide, while light and sound in his hands reveal the power of these elements. The demon (representing ignorance) is below, crown (conquest over death) above, which is also explained by the holding of the other two hands (mudra). The snake senses sound and light with one organ...

CERN physicists described and analyzed Shiva’s cosmic dance as a “subatomic particle dance”.


Wave pattern.

elemek születése

The earth in this 3 * 3 VPM is the support element, while the other 4 elements (water, fire, space and air) are placed in their respective places.

The process of creation - in space.


Energy grid on fine (8 * 8) and material (9 * 9) levels


Manduka Vaastu Mandala 8*8,

Parama Saayika Vaastu Mandala 9*9


Names of padas.

alternatív lehetőség

An alternative solution for a small house.

Keep the middle empty, while it is possible to stay and live in the ring around it for a long time.


This anandamaya kosa is a point or bindu where the experience actually takes place.

This is actually OM - either light or sound. Anything seen or heard is incomprehensible unless we reach this point. Everything comes from this point and spreads throughout the mandala and gets every meaning seen or heard. This is how the word will have meaning, meaning will make sense.


Ideal allocation of space.


There is only one VPM where Purusha is not shown diagonally.

Traditional 'kosas' layouts of township, villages and towns:


As inside, so outside.

páros és páratlan ritmusok
páros és páratlan ritmusok 3d

Waves of energy represents vibrations.

The odd is with the odd in rhythm - in harmony - while the even is with the even.

"The basic terminology used in Vaastu Shastras, such as Vastu, Vaastu, Vaastu Purusha and Vaastu Purusha Mandala, which have already dealt extensively with the scientific significance of Vaastu Purusha Mandala, has been written in a language easily understood by an ordinary person. As for the other terms such as Kaala Purusha, Taala Purusha, Praasaada Purusha, Naatya Purusha and Sangeetha Purusha, discussed at length by Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati.

I would now like to make a special reference to the popular view of the Vaastu Purusha Mandala, which was also encountered by ancient Shastras such as Brihat Samhita (5th century), Vastu Vidya, Agamas and the Purana. The Puranas are considered a historical epic of ancient India in the context of Vaastu. The puranas are, of course, full of moral themes, articulated in historical forms, in mythological language, which, in their narrative, record certain historical events and the cultural life of ancient people. Such things need further study and proper interpretation, especially with regard to the technical materials we come across in the Puran literature.

The ancient writers of the Puranas also recorded technical procedures that are similar to those written in the vaastuastras and sometimes supplement those missing in the vaastu texts.

Thus, their ancient writers also preserved certain scientific materials that greatly helped them to understand certain complex problems of origin, the evolution of concepts, and their material representations.

In the Skanda Purana, for example, one can meet time as the causal element of the universe and the concept of the objects of the universe.

At first, neither the Vaastu nor the Agamic texts, nor the literature from other sources — even in the Vedas — could be accessed in as much detail as those recorded in the Skanda Maha Puranas. This discovery made it possible to understand the Mayan Aintiram, where a detailed description of the science of time and space can be found.

It is to be understood that the Vaastu Purusha Mandala, as expressed in the texts mentioned above, denotes the appearance of the ancient space and spatial Forms from the ancient energy, which is the ultimate and the absolute.

It can be stated that the explosion of energy with tremendous heat (Kaalaagni) and the consequent appearance of “akasa” or “akasa bhuta” is the theory of the Big Bang in India.

The Vaastu Shastra, with which the only scientific dissertation was born from Indian genius, is no wonder that it deals with a scientific phenomenon like this, deeply, albeit in mythological language, and extends it further to the unique science of Vastu and Vaastu.

According to Brihat Samhita, who is considered to be older than the Vaastu Sastras, it is mentioned as the story of a BHUTA, a demonic force that provoked a severe uproar, spreading the whole emptiness with what is commonly called celestial space, or Akasa.

It is also said that the celestial lanterns (planets) called “Devas”, frightened by the terrible shape and dining noise of Bhuta, gathered their strength and suppressed the demon. The demon fell to the ground with indignation and face down. The devas occupied certain parts of the demon's body. Unable to bear the weight of the Devaganas, the demon hid in the belly of Lord Shiva and prayed to him with his head in the northeast corner. Freeing him, Lord Shiva has given him a blessing that he will be the guardian god of the built forms, and all people will worship him when they begin construction activities and when they solemnly enter the house. Almost every text written today in the name of Vaastu Shastra encounters this kind of story.

Furthermore, it is said that this is a demon called Vaastu Bhuta, and sometimes Vaastu Naga, Vaastu Nara in other works lies within a square, with folded limbs, covering the whole space.

It follows from this mythological story that the Vaastu purusha mandala is an abstraction of space and its qualities in miniature form, and also indirectly means that this miniature space is the first manifestation of unmanifested energy.

That the Vaastu Purusha is all-pervading is indicated by the extensions and folds of the various limbs within the square field.

Occupying different parts of the body, the Devaganas add another dimension to the concept of the Vaastu Purusha diagram.

This is a miniature diagram of the universe. Celestial beings like Surya, Agni, Varuna, Vayu, Kubera and other similar divine beings were included in the Vaastu Purusha arrangement complex.

In this particular miniature universe, we could identify them with the forces of nature who have taken on the subtle material form of sound and light with eight gunas, each representing a particular illuminating square. These gunas are native to the unit and should be disputed by scientific analysis. These are taken into account in the analyzes and the windows are adequately positioned during the design process.

This employs the metaphor that suggests that the essence of the universe that occupies the entire cell is the energy cell.

It also indicates the various subtle points of the energy cell that later germinate into material form. It is exactly like the core of the Banyan tree, which holds the properties and shape of the future Banyan tree.

In short, it is a complex cell of energy and matter.

This can be repeated as the “Nirguna” aspect of energy, which, while changing into the “Saguna” aspect, receives the qualities represented by celestial beings. There are the subtle qualities expressed by different celestial bodies in different parts of Vaastu Bhuta.

This means that we can say that all manifestations of manifestation, the flooding of the universe, have certain good and bad qualities that are firmly integrated into the obvious material form. That is, neither coarse nor subtle energies are free of positive and negative qualities.

Nirguna is harmless, while Saguna is generally harmful.

In other words, kinetics has good and bad effects on human life, while potential is free from evil effects.


The purpose of the Vaastu shastra is to understand the qualities of man and to restore the Nirguna status of “Saguna Vaastu” even on the rough level.

Therefore, Vaastu and Agama Shastras encourage the experience of “potential” or “nirguna”. The experiment is ‘nirguna upasana’ as prescribed by yogis.

For example, if the wind is light, it is a breeze and gives a calming effect to all living things on Earth. The same wind hurricane swirling wind intensifies a catastrophic impact on human life and settlements.

In other words, the Universe in which we live is full of good and bad energies that we try to avoid or repel with our spiritual efforts.

One such spiritual creation is the “building,” which we are meant to protect against the effects of the forces of nature and subtle levels of evil.

The philosophers talk about Nirguna Brahman and Saguna Brahman. The Vaastu Vedas speak of Vastu Brahman and Vaastu Brahman (Vastu Purushan and Vaastu Purushan). Religion speaks of Nishkala Brahman and Sakala Brahman. Jiva Atman and Paramatman are terms used by the Vedantins. Potential and kinetic energies are the words of modern science. Fine energy and material energy are the words of Prof. Einstein. These are almost synonymous. In the science of Vastu Vedik, Brahman’s Saguna aspect is responsible for all the good and bad that people have to face in everyday life. We are exposed to all kinds of negative and positive qualities of Saguna Brahman. The Vaastu shastra, aware of these two aspects of Nirguna and Saguna, successfully tried to eliminate the negative aspects and bring people into the atmosphere of Nirguna Brahman in the built space. The Vaastu shastra approach to spiritual strength, peace and prosperity is scientific and mathematical.

This means the eternal validity of the Vaastu principles.

The Vaastu Purusha Mandala is an illuminated square in two dimensions and a cube in three dimensions. It is the physical form of tiny particles of primordial energy. It is called ‘VINKARU’, meaning SPACE-BEAR or EGG.

In other words, it is a fetus of microscopic size.

The huge space is full of countless particles of Karu. This is what resides in our hearts, which we call “JEEVA” or “JEEVATMAN”. This is referred to as 'daharakasa' (fine space), 'antarakasa' (interior), 'ahavin' அகவிண் (inner akasa) and 'Ullam' உள்ள ம். These words are often used in the Vaastu tradition.

There is another concept that as long as the Earth is a branch of space, the Earth is full of tiny energy particles. The spread of subtle space into coarse space (Earth) led the traditional scientist to theorize that the universe at its original level was the tiniest particle that has the quality of calm or peace.

The earth itself should have been a cube before it spun on its own. Therefore, it turns out that all the particles of the coarse material are spherical in the final plane.

That Vaastu Purusha, the embodied energy cell is rectangular, is confirmed by the statement that:

Vaastu Purusha Chaturasra Samsthaha.

Its meaning is that Vaastu Purusha lies in a square. This is stated by Vaastu Vidya, the text on housing architecture.

How and where it comes from is contained in an Agama text called ‘Marichi Samhita’ of the order ‘Vaikhanasa’.

This yoga is subject to the practice of performing Pranayama, where we inhale and exhale prana or the breath of life to a certain extent.

'प्राणायामेन विक शित हृद्क मलान्तराकाशे वैश्वानर शिखामध्ये चतुरश्रं हे माभं बिन्दुनासह'

"Praanaayaamena vikasita hrid kamalantarakase lapswanara shikha madhye chaturasram hemabham binduna saha".

"When we inhale and exhale the breath of life, the space in the heart expands, from which arises the cosmic fire (in a bluish tint), at the tip of which the bond (a particle of energy or light) is angular and golden in hue."




ओं विराट् विश्व ब्रह्मणे नमः 

पञ्चवक्त्रं जटाभारं दश पंचविलोचनम् ।

सद्यो जाताननं श्वेतं वामदेवन्तु कृष्णकम् ॥

अघोरं रक्तवर्णंच तत्पुरुषं हरित प्रभम् ।

ईशानं श्याम बर्णच शरीरं हेमवर्णकम् ॥

दश बाहुसमायुक्तं कर्ण कु ण्डल शोभितम् ।

पीतांबर धरं देवं नागयज्ञोपवीतिनम् ॥

रुद्राक्षमालाभरणं व्याघ्रचमोत्तरीयक म् ।

अक्षमालांच पमंच नागशूलपिनाकिनम् ॥

मेरुं वीणां च बाणंच शंखचक्र प्रकीर्तितम् ।

कोटि सूर्य प्रतीकाशं सर्वजीव दयापरम् ॥

देवदेवं महादेवं विश्वकर्म जगत्गुरुम् ॥ 

ऋग्यजुः सामाथाख्यान् वेदान् पूर्वादिभिर्मुरवैः। शास्वमिज्यां स्तुतिस्तोमं प्रायश्चित्तं व्यधात्क्रमात् ।।

आयुर्वेदं धनुर्वेदंगान्धर्व वेदमात्मनः। स्थापत्यं चासृजद् वेदं क्रमात्पूर्वी दिभिर्मुखैः ।।

इतिहास पुराणानि पञ्चम वेदमीश्वरः। सर्वेभ्य एव वक्त्रेभ्य : ससृजे सर्वदर्शन:।। 

Veda Vyasa's Bhagavata, makes mention of Sthaapatya Vedam as one of the Vedas that emerged from the land of Bharat in the remote past. It also makes mention of another Veda - Pranava Veda - that existed earlier to other Vedas such as Rig, Yajus, Sama, Atharvana and also Ayurveda, Dhanurveda, Gandharva Veda and Sthapatya Veda. What is further gathered from the quotation is that there were five vedas, not four or three, which we are aware of today.

"एकएव पुरा वेदः प्रणवो सर्व वाङ्मयः"  Eka eva puraa vedaha pranavo sarva vaangmayaha - This means that there was only one Veda called Pranava in the remote past. Shilpi tradition holds another set of five Vedas such as Sabda Veda, Gandharva Veda, Natya Veda and Sthapatya Veda with Pranava Veda as the primary source

(இயல், இசை, நடம், கட்டிடம், பிரணவம் ). There is also a traditional saying that Vedas are too many.

"अनन्तो वै वेदः", 'ananto vai vedaha'.

Bharata Muni, in his Natya Shastra establishes that Natya is also a Veda. 

The Pranava Veda is the first Veda and the source Veda that contains a commentary on 50,000 verses in the Mayan 893 verse Aintiram.

Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati explains: There is much evidence in both Tamil and Sanskrit works, particularly in Srimad Bhagavatam and Skandam, of the distant existence of Pranava Veda.

This Veda was later called the science of vastu (pure energy) and vaastu (embodied energy), which is becoming increasingly popular around the world today.


The Pranava Veda clarifies the science of Pranava, which is the scientific study of all-pervasive material.

The Pranava Veda describes and explores the science of how the invisible substance (Paravastu) of the universe is transformed and manifested into the forms of visible matter (Vaastu).

Atharva Sheershopanishad mentions the term "Pranava" as "ongara" - the all-pervading material.


மங்கை பாகன்

दे ब्रह्मणी वेदितव्ये शब्द ब्रह्म परं च यत्। शब्दब्रह्मणि निष्णात : परं ब्रह्माधिगच्छति ॥


Brahman is ONE. But it manifests itself into two forms


one is Sabda Brahman and the other is Para Brahman. He who understands Sabda Brahman will alone be able to understand Para Brahman. (The first is Vaak, the aural and the second is Artha, the visual.)


Vaagartha and Padaartha are the two terminologies which signify the existence of two Primary substances, namely Sound and Light.

The light vibrates giving rise to sound space. Hence, Artha Brahman (Param Porul - Para Vastu) in the Moolam, the Primary Source material for all the visuals and aurals. 

Poet Kalidaasa, invoking Paarvati and Parameswara compares them respectively with Vaak (word) and Artha (form) as in the concept of Ardha Naareeswara - a unified entity of subtle energy and Subtle Matter.


बागाविव सभ्यृकृती वागर्थप्रति पत्तये

जगत : पितरी बन्दे पार्वती परमेश्वरी


The above is the keynote of Sthapatya Veda, inherited and preserved by the Sthapatis and Shilpis of Jamboo Dweepa and Bharata Varsha. 

- Dr. V. Shri Ganapati Sthapati: 
Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda

vastu reva vaastu


Geometrical illustrations of Subtle energy changing into Gross energy


*Traditionally the area of the Primal square is 64 modular spaces. Areas of square and that of circle are spatially equal. The square turning into circle without undergoing any change in its spatial measure is a geometrical proof of 'अहं ब्रह्मास्मि' "I am Brahman" and E=mc².

Transformation of Vastu into Vaastu




"The subtle energy is a square two dimensionally and a cube tri dimensionally. It is so at subtle level but spherical at gross level. Measurewise they are one and the same. The Vaastu Purusha Mandala is the unified field of energy and matter.

This is the nature of the 'ultimate and the absolute' - called Vastu, meaning 'substance', 'essence' or 'existence'.

Can I call Vastu as Brahman and Vaastu as Braahman? Shilpis designate them as Vastu Brahman and Vaastu Brahman and also as Vastu purusha and Vaastu purusha. Scientifically and mathematically Vastu = Vaastu. Energy & Matter = Matter & Energy.

It is Vastu that metamorphoses into Vaastu. This Vastu is pure energy and Vaastu is embodied energy. We are all Vaastus and that which resides in us and around us is Vastu. Can we accept this as the scientific interpretation of अहं ब्रह्मास्मि 'I am Brahman' तत्वमसि 'You are that?'.

Yes, absolutely correct.

The Vaastu formula of वस्तुरेव वास्तु runs parallel, in one sense, to the Einstenian formula of E = mc2 where 'E' is pure energy (Vastu) and 'mc2' embodied energy (Vaastu). 'E' is again energy wherein lies matter (m) fused into 'one' and 'mc2' is material energy wherein lies 'E' fused into 'one' with 'matter'.

(Infact or scientifically speaking both Vastu and Vaastu are matter, the former being subtle and invisible and the latter gross and visible.)

Indian science explored 'E' and came down to or blossomed into 'mc2', where it created all hings of utility, beauty and serenity and in human context, all forms from hut to mansion, village to city layouts, vehicles and furniture.

These are all mc2 interpreted and created materially in different forms. Even sound forms - articulated words - also change into aural material forms like visual material forms.


Now, let us examine mc2 where 'm' is matter or mass and 'c' is velocity of light. It is clear that because of the speed of light, the 'matter' associated with light turns into energy. Do you want to call the resultant power, the electromagnetic energy?

The traditional terminology is Vaastu Purusha or Kaala Purusha, meaning material energy or product of Time in terms of Space.


But Vaastu science reveals something more and something tangible which we have discussed in the foregoing pages. That is, the subtle particle of energy, or particle of space is a square. I interpreted elsewhere, that this primal square is the primal manifest form of the unmanifest. From the modern scientific stand point, it may be interpreted and confirmed as the unified field of energy and matter.


Now, what I gather from mc2 is that, it may be stated as m (c x c) which means m where the square, in Vaastu language is 'the Vastu / Vaastu Purusha Mandala'.

('वास्तु पुरुषश्चतुरश्र संस्थः'). This indicates the intrinsic order and the core structure of the live cell (human cell) or structure of OM light that emanates from the absolute energy.


This is the subtle material square mandala of purusha. Every such particle of square space of which the vast space is filled with is a square - a mini Vaastu Purusha mandala. This square has the side of 1,86,000 miles according to today's measure of the speed of light.


From this I would even go to the extent of saying that the universe is a cube of 1,86,000 x 1,86,000 x 1,86,000 cubical miles taking matter as 'one' unit and at one particular point of time. This can be proportionately reduced to a particle also, which particle of space is the Paramanu-Space created by Paramanu-Time, which is the fundamental unit of time (speed of energy) at the time of the Big Bang, and still continuing in the same Time-Space.


From the foregoing discussions it must be clear that Mayonic Science is valid today. But Mayan has gone further deep into the aspect of how E changes into mc2, how Vastu turns into Vaastu, by what measure it has changed itself into gross material form and how this science could be applied in the creation of houses, mansions, towns and cities and also so many other objects of utility and grace.


The cream of the scientific enquiry into the process of Vastu (E) turning into Vaastu (mc2), is the creation of 'the creator' himself in human form, which, we of the Indian culture, worship in the Temple and the Temple form itself which is also created according to the same formula. The Temple and the idol in the Temple, are of the same mould, mathematically.

Hence one upanishad came to establish this scientific concept of a Temple form, as the form of the Divine Purusha.

प्रासादं पुरुषं मत्वा पूजये त् मन्त्र वित्तमः 'Praasaadam purusham matva pujayet mantra vittamaha'. Hence the epithet प्रासाद पुरुष 'Praasaada purusha' (enshrined energy).

So it is said that the Temple is not merely the home of God, but the form of God as well.

Along this scientific line, the 'Vaastu Purusha Mandala', the layout of Temple itself came to be worshipped first in the scheme of agamic rituals. This is called Mandala pooja or Vaastu shanti. Is this not the primal manifest form of the unmanifest, warranting the worship of the 'mandala' first and foremost?



This sloka is not only a prayer, but also reveals what a 'built space' would confer upon the occupants. This is 'Space-therapy' as understood, implied and applied in the design of the buildings in general. 

In the accompanying drawing this is geometrically illustrated. This is self explanatory. Hence no more words to paint the process of transformation from subtle to gross or from E to mc2." 

Dr. V. Shri Ganapati Sthapati: 
Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda 




"Architecture is the zenithal achievement of mathematics"

"Kattikad kalaiye kannakkiyal uchi."

​"கட்டிக்காட் கலையே கண்ணகியால் உச்சி."



Aayadi Sutra is very important in Vaastu Shaastra.



Most of the scholars, called Vaastu Acharya, or pandits, specialists, Vachaspatik etc., unfortunately ignore the most important part of Vaastu Shaastra which is the Ayadi calculation.

It is said that Aayadi cannot be used in large cities, homes, or commercial places these days.

In reality, they do not want to learn or understand the technical aspect of Vaastu Shaastra, which is why they associate astrology with Vaastu.

In our daily life, the things we wear or use for our protection, such as clothing, shoes or anything we eat, have a certain level, regardless of whether we are taking medication. Even in cocktails, we measure liquids, sugar, and other ingredients to enjoy the taste of the drink. Any amount of ingredient can degrade the taste of food.

When we buy shoes in the store, the seller measures the size of our feet to give us absolutely correct shoes that will give us comfort while walking. The same thing happens with the tailor who sews the clothes together. The doctor will also give tablets or medication that are appropriate for the strength of the patient's body.

This means that without measurement we cannot enjoy or understand the world.

When a room is closed, the size and shape of the boundaries surrounding the room determine the vibrational frequency of the room. So if the energetic space is closed by four walls like in a building, the building is brought to life with this special energy and becomes a rhythmically vibrating, living organization - created by Ayadi measurement.

The chosen calculation corresponds to the properties of our own internal vibrations, with the resonance of which the resident of the house can be in harmony and connection with the universal space and experience mental and physical happiness.

Ayadi is a measure of the frequencies or the pace of a building - the dimensions of the house. Improper Ayadi affects the quality of the building.

Mahainacharya Jain, mathematician from Karnataka, who wrote in Ganitsara Samgraha in 850 AD:

"Why talk a lot, whatever object exists in this moving and motionless world, cannot be understood without the basics of Ganit (mathematically)."

The Aayadi calculation takes a number of factors into account to determine exactly where and how the mother wall should be to reproduce the desired effect (echo). When the aayadi is meticulously applied, people can be enlightened to understand the meaning of each shape, to design elegant and timeless homes, and to understand many other technical processes - to master the making of great constructions.

So the knowledge of Ayadi is actually sacred. He was protected and hidden because of his power. It can bless or ruin a person depending on what you are building a house or objects on.

Every visible phenomenon is accompanied by an invisible study, according to which Vastu and Vaastu - from Vastu to Vaastu and from Vaastu to Vastu - transform - from fine to coarse and from coarse to fine.

The cause and effect analysis goes back to the cause, through which the effect is rearranged in order to achieve the best benefit for humans.

This process of alleviating fate is "AYADI".

Ayadi is a secret aspect of Vaastu science that takes into account the birth star of an individual in order to shape the habitat - because everyone is born under a certain star that influences their life on Earth.

The building is a living organism, on whose lap one must find shelter.

The star required for the birth of this organic shape is calculated by the designer so that man can coexist with the shape so constructed in order to enjoy perfect peace and happiness.

"Ayadi Suddhi" (purified measure) ensures material well-being and the spiritual (spiritual) well-being of the residents.

Other various spiritual and material benefits also result from such Vaastu-based structures.

The end result of Vaastu is spiritual peace and bliss.

ayadi mathematic

Six+1 aspects have to be considered under "Ayadi".

These are "Aya", "Vyaya", "Yoni", "Vaara", "Nakshatra" (birth star, absolute time) and "Amsa" + "Ayul".
These aspects are called "Varga", hence the meaning of the group is "Ayadi Shad Varga".

AYA - income, benefits, linear measures (Aayaama)
VYAYA - expenses, consumption
YONI - direction indicating the flow of energy, Prana
VAARA - one day of the week
NAKSHATRA - star, timewavelength
AMSA - quality, future

+ AYUL - lifetime

There are two other "Ayaadi Ganana" (calculations) that take 10 and 16 aspects into account. These are called Dasaayaadi and Shodasaayaadi.

In the case of temple structures, the Ayaadi Ganana includes the main donor (sponsor) star, the "Naama Nakshatra", the name of the city or village, and the "Swami Nakshatra", the star of the deity who rules the temple proposed for design.


Similarly, Ayaadi Ganana is used to calculate the height of the idols to be placed for worship.

Buying idols from the markets for installation and worship can negatively affect donors and worshipers for the purpose of worship.


कृषक तुस वस्तूनां सर्व सम्पत्कराकम् आषादिभिकुषेतं घन्मानं तत् तत् भवेत् अपेतं अपेतं सर्वदोषं स्थात् तस्मात् आयादि सम्युत्

- Agastya Sakaladhikaara.


The application of aayaadi principles for arriving at relevant measures bestows prosperity on the door of the Vaastus - be it a dwelling house, temple or an imagic form.

If not applied and measures purified, all sorts of problems would arise. Hence aayaadi ganana should be carried out and correct and relevant measures ascertained and made use of in the creation of objects of Vaastu.


The measure



“TIME” is the basic unit of measurement, whether linear or spatial.

In other words, this concept paved the way for the emergence of a rare system of units of time and space where Time and Space are equal. In fact, units of time are transformed into units of space and used to create three-dimensional objects of everyday life.

Units of time are denoted by another term - “Taala”. It is prevalent in music, dance and poetry.

The same taala unit is used in the design of buildings as well as city layouts.

Vaastu mathematics, which is numerical at the fine level but geometric at the application level, lies in the concept of time as a unit of measurement. The science of mathematics is rooted or fixed in the concept of Time as the vibration of energy and matter.

The phenomenon is that Energy changes into time and creates space, which takes on spatial (material) forms.

Absolute Time creates life.

Movement and measure always go hand in hand.

This emotional repercussion or resonance is called "Rasaanubhavam" and the spiritual connection is called "Bhakti," the lover and the beloved, which melts into the eternal, infinite matter, the Vastu.

Building a house or a temple with the Taala is thus a musical form in one; living organism, says Mayan, an ancient Indian scientist, Mayamata Vastu shastra, and Surya Siddhanta, author of the most ancient science of astronomy.

Sthapatya Veda basically uses Kishkuhasta, which is the natural unit of measure of the universe.
1 Hasta = 24 Angula.
1 day = 24 hours.

This is why we use GNOMON (Shanku), which is 1 Hasta high and in the middle of a circle with a radius of 1 Hasta, to accurately define the equator. As the Earth oscillates, it can be measured twice (day-night equality) in a year without special intervention, it must be corrected with angulas in the other periods.
4 minutes for this measurement corresponds to 1 degree on Earth, which at 360 degrees is 1440 minutes, i.e. 24 hours. By the same calculation, we get the diameter of the Earth, and its perimeter and speed of rotation, but even the speed of light.
From this it is understood that the movement of the sun gives size and is absolutely universal.
Determining direction is extremely important, which gave birth to the guiding quality and ability of a Shanku or a Lingam.

"Direction is more important than speed!"

That is, it does play a big role, which direction we go. It is better to move quickly in the right direction.


shanku, gnomon
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