As the D- day is nearing to decide the fate of UPA government,
we hear all types of voices – even on Vaastu aspects of the Indian Parliament.
Why should I be lagging behind,
particularly when the talk is on my pet subject – jyothisha?
Here is my observation.
The above news item appeared in today’s DC,
is on the shape of the Indian Parliament building.
The ancient Vaastu books take into account the shape of the ‘site’,
not of the building.
Any defect or malefic or benefic result
can be associated with the shape of the land.
The directions and
the corners are all associated with the site and not the building.
But the followers of Vaastu sastra in Tamil nadu
use the rules for the site, to the buildings,
which is not correct.
There is a rationale in applying the rules to site.
It is the site that decides the future of buildings.
The kind of soil,
the slopes of the site,
the underground water ways in the site,
the sun light and air flows in the site,
the defects (salyas) in the form of skeletons
(burials done in the past) or
even the burnt down things or rotten things lying buried in the plot
that will give out some radiation affecting the building
or the people in the building etc.,
decide the well being of the people who are going to be there in such sites.
Most important of all these is the sun’s rays falling on the site.
Just as how the image of the sun
can be trapped in many numbers
by allowing sun rays to pass through many holes in a sheet of paper,
the sunrays are falling as a single unit of the sun in every site.
So the site and its shape is important, rather than the building.
Before commenting on the vaastu of the Indian parliament building,
we must know the shape of the site,
the directions of the site and
the past history of the site before this building was built.
The ideal shape of the site for housing a government building ,
particularly something like a Parliament,
is Chathusra – square shaped.
“ChathusrE samE rAjA” –
Sqaure shaped site is ideal for kings –
says Samarangana Sutradhara.
The present shape of the site where Parliament stands may be anything.
But corrections can be done to the site to make it square.
The sun’s rays falling on a square bhoomi is ideal
for deciding on the Pada- vinyasa, to construct the building.
Respective gods (forces of nature)
descend on the respective places in such a plot
and based on their position (pada- vinyasa),
we can make corrections to the building , if needed.
The Vaastu purusha is lying diagonally on the land
and not on the building.
The pada- vinyasa (division of the site in to parts)
must be considered for buildings,
so that it will be known where respective gods (forces of energy) reside
and where marmas (vulnerable points) lie.
Accordingly, it can be decided
whether the location of different rooms are in tandem with
maximizing the energy forces.
In the case of Parliament,
this pada- vinyasa decides whether
the seat of the PM, the Speaker and
the spot where swearing-in takes place do not lie on Vedha- sthaans,
but on the spots where presiding deities reside.
Coming to analyze the building shape,
I am not sure if the Parliament is circular or elliptical.
If it is circular,
we have to make sure that it is completely circular with no corners anywhere.
A circular site is poornam – complete.
Even the cosmic egg with its layers of universes
are revolving in circular paths.
Such a formation ensures growth and vitality.
A circular building is ideal for government offices,
educational institutes and
If it is circular,
I assume that the builders had taken into account vaastu aspects
while planning the Parliament and as such
there is not need to recommend correctives.
Even the all side verandahs and pillars
seeming to have been constructed around a big hall (eka shala)
give an appearance of a ‘sarvato bhadra’ – safe on all sides and respects.
But looking at the picture,
I wonder whether it is elliptical,
or a long circle or in the shape of a tortoise (kurma).
If it is so, then it is a disaster.
Kurma shape is not good for the site,
nor for the building.
“KoorankarOti shokam cha Bhandanam raja dandanam”
says Bhoja in Samarangana Sutradhara.
This shape indicates suffering, siege and blows.
Perhaps it is kurma.
Look at the way
the shokam (grievances)
and raja dandanam (toppling of the head of state)
happening for years now.