Beside focusing on the direction we need to focus on the formula to construct a house to see if the property we are living in is Vastu compliant. One of the popular terms related to Vastu is Aaya which is also known as ‘Aayadham’ which signifies income.
Dhwaja- East Simha- South Dhumra- South East Svana- South West Kaka- North East Gaja- North Khara- North West Vrusha- West
Now, I will explain in simple words how to calculate the aya for house so that you can also calculate the aya while constructing your property. Let’s understand the concept of Ayadi Vastu to learn more about Aaya. As far as I know there are six kinds of measurements you should be aware of to calculate aya as per Vastu.
- The six types of measurements are Aaya, Vyaya, Yoni, Raksha, Vara and Tithi.
- These things should be considered when we are thinking about gain or loss.
- If it is a gain the structure is proportional and at the same time stable.
- The dimensions are also accurate.
- However, if there is a loss then the dimensions are not totally correct and some measures should be taken to get the correct results.
I will provide the accurate formula below to help you out:
If you multiply the breadth of your property by 3 and divide by 8, the remainder you will get is Yoni. If you multiply the breadth of your property by 9 and divide it by 10, the remainder you will get is Vyaya. If you multiply the length of your property by 8 and divide by 27, the remainder you will get is Raksha. If you multiply the height of your property by 9 and divide by 7, the remainder you will get is Vara. If you multiply the length of your property by 9 and divide by 30, the remainder you will get is tithi. If you multiply the length of your property by 8 and divide by 12, the remainder you will get is Aya.
This is how the Aayadi formula works By checking the length, breadth, and height of the building we can understand how the Aayadi formula works. How to check the width? By utilizing the Yoni and Vyaya formula you can check the width/breadth of the building.
If the remainder you get is odd then you don’t need to worry about it and if the remainder is even it is not a good sign. How to check the length? By utilizing the Aaya, Vyaya, and Raksha formula you check the length of the building or the rooms to check if everything is constructed as per Ayadi Vastu guidelines.
Aya should always be greater than Vyaya for the well being of the family. So, to check if the Aaya is greater than Vyaya we should always see if the length is 1.5 or at least 1.357 times greater than width. Therefore it is important to keep in mind the importance of aya calculation Vastu.
- 0.1 How many types of AAYA are there?
- 0.2 What is Ayadi calculation?
- 1 Which is Vastu is best for home?
- 2 What should be the bedroom size as per Vastu?
- 2.1 How do I know if I have Dhana Yoga?
- 2.2 Which side main door is best?
- 2.3 Which direction house is best for health?
- 2.4 Which plant is good for home entrance?
- 3 Which facing flat is best?
- 4 How many Vastu are there?
How many types of AAYA are there?
In the Vastu sastra “The Aaya Prakarana” is one of the most important part. The word Aaya means income. While taking-up any construction in the selected land “Aaya” should be followed to achieve good results so that the construction will remain beneficial for a long time.
Vastu sastra is an integral part of the Sanhita of Jyothisha Sastra. It is classified for Temples (Alayas), Gruha, Silpa, Yantra etc. The formula of Aaya and Vargas are to be followed for scientific and accurate construction. The importance and the need of these Navavargas are clearly stated in the classical references such as Samarangana, Suthradhara, Mayamata, Aparajita Prucha, Kalarnrutha, Viswakarna Prakasika, Vasthusara etc., In the Viswakarma Prakasika the nine vargas are clearly elaborated.
Sloka: i.e., Ayam, Varam, Amsa, Dhana, Runa, Nakshatra, Tidhi, Yuti (Yoga), Ayuvu. There are some differences of opinion in classifying these nine vargas; some classical texts state only 6 vargas i.e., Aaya, Dhana, Vyaya, Tidhi, Vara, Nakshatra. Manasara states in concerning the characteristics of village.
Sloka : (Eva Mayadi sadamvarga kuryattatra vicakasaneh) which defines vargas as 6 types. But in Samarangana Sutradhara the 49th sloka states “Ayovyayasca yonityam tarasca bhavanamsakah grhanameti cintyani karanani grhasyasat” The main elements or vargas for a house are six; Aaya (income), Vyaya (expenditure), Yoni (dhvaja etc.), Amsa of building (indra, yama, rajasa) letters in the name of house (Dhruvadi grah namakshara).
The life span is dealt separately. Determining Aaya : Sloke : There are eight different types of aayas namely Dhvaja, dhumro, simha, svana, vrushabha, khara, gaja and kaka yayasa). The representation of these eight aayas in eight direction i.e., Dhwaja in East, Dhurnra in South-East, Simha in South, Svana in South-West.
Gaja in North and the Kaka in North-East directions. These aayas are considered for the native according to the direction. Always the fifth Aaya is enemical to the native and should be avoided. For example East is the native of dhwaja, so the fifth aaya which is opposite to it is enemical. The construction of house, temple etc., are to be made in all the four directions i.e., East, South, West & North, but not in the corner directions.
The effects of Aayas are:
- Dhwaja Aaya : Monetary benefits
- (ii) Dhumra Aaya : Sorrows
- (iii) Simha Aaya : Luxuries
- (iv) Svana Aaya : Great sins
- (v) Vrushabha Aaya : Increase of wealth & gains
- (vi) Gaja Aaya : Success
- (vii) Kaka Aaya : Death
Among these aayas the dhwaja aaya will aspect the West from the East and right and left side. Rear side aspect is not favourable. The Simha aaya will aspect the North from the South and right and left sides. Rear side is not favourable. The Vrushabha aaya will aspect the East from the West and right & left sides.
Rear side aspect is unfavourable. Gaja will aspect the South from the North and right & left sides. Rear side aspect is unfavourable. Regarding the main doors, for the Dhwaja aaya Western door, Vrushabha East door, Northern Door for Simha aaya, Southern door for Gaja aya are favourable. East facing house which has Dhwaja aaya a western door, a house constructed on South which has Simha aya also a western door are good.
Likewise a house constructed on Southern side which has simhaaya a Northern door, for a West facing house with vrushabha aaya Eastern door is favourable. For a North facing house with gaja aaya Southern door is favourable. The aayas are having its swarupas and lordships and cast also.
- Simha aaya is of lion, vrushabha aaya is of bull, gaja aaya is of an elephant, dhumra aaya is cat, svana aaya is dog, khara aaya is of donkey and where as the kaka is of crow, considering the lordships.
- Sloka : “Sarveca vrsabha rudah purusakara mudgalah tadrupakasca hastabhyam padebhyam vihaganugah grivaya simha rupasca prabalasca mohotkatam” All these aayas have masculine features, bullock, like features, elevated neck, hands which resemble human hands, features like bird-feet, lion neck, are favourably considered.
Sloka : Direction Varga Aaya Lordship East a Dhwajaya Eagle South-East Ka Dhumraya Cat South Cha Simhaaya Lion South-West Ta Svanaya Dog West Ta (tha) Vrushabhaaya Snake North-West Pa Kharaaya Rat North Ya Gajaaya Elephant North-East Sa Kakaya Pig Above all these vargas the fifth varga of a native varga is enemy varga, which should be always avoided.
Swa varga i.e, own varga is always favourable & preferable. Sloka : Digvarganamiyam Yonih Svavar gatmcamoripuh Ripuvargam parityajya sesa vargah subhapradah Varga Swavarga Enemical 5th varga varga A East West Other vargas favourable Ka South-East North-West ” ” Cha South North ” ” Ta South-West North-East ” ” Tha West East ” ” ; Pa North-West South-East ” ” Ya North South ” ” Sa North-East South-West ” ” Sloka : Svavarga Dhana labhancha Dvitiyam Tarivisakam Tritiyam visamityahuh Chaturdhe Vyadhipidana Panchamantu ripusthanam shastamtu kalaha pradam, Saptamam Sarva saubhagyam astamam maranam dhruvam” i.e., Swavarga – Dhana labha-monetary benefits Second varga – Less profits Third varga – Auspicious Fourth varga – Diseases Fifth varga – Enemical Sixth varga – Quarrelsome (other classical texts states wealth) Seventh varga – All kinds of benefits Eight varga – Death In consideration of aaya castes For Brahmins – Dawaja aaya with Western entrance For Kshathriyas -Simha aaya with North entrance For Vaisyas – Vrushabha aaya with Eastern entrance are good and favourable.
The Dhwaja aaya is also good & considered for Kshathriyas & Vaisyas. Simha aaya brings inadequate progeny. Simha, Vrishabha & Gaja ayas are always preferable and the other aayas lead to bad results. Different castes indicate their professions. People should follow the aaya of their profession.
The Result of Amsa : There are only three “Amsas” in the Aaya prakasana; (1) lndramsa, (2) Yamamsa and (3) Rajasamsa. The lndramsa will present the status and happiness. The yamamsa will lead to death, sorrow, many diseases. The Rajasamsa will improve the wealth gains and progeny. Vara (weekdays) among the 7 days the week Sun & Mars of a house will result in threat from fire and the other days will be favourable.
Tithi (Lunar Day) Sloka : Among the tuthis the rikta tithi will cause poverty, new moon day (amavasya) will cause diseases of worms. Yoga : As against 27 yogas the bad yogas will affect the owner by loss of wealth and gains. The vratipat yoga creates fear of death.
The vaidhruti yoga causes all sorts of losses. Ayuvu (Life Span) : When the life span of house based on the arithmetical calculations is more than 60, it gives auspicious results, if it is less than 60 years then it is inauspicious. Regarding the Dhana & Rina, the total no. of Dhana should be more than that of the number of Rina as per the prescribed mathematical calculations and the pada should be taken in all the constructions.
Dikpatis (Lords of directions) : As per the calculations the remainder gives the results as follows:
- lndra – Good for women
- Agni – Threat from fire
- Yama – Inauspicious
- Nirti – Fear from enemies
- Varuna – Increase cattle field
- Vayu – Unsteadiness
- Kubera – Increase of gains
- Siva – Auspicious
Now let us know the method of calculations of Aayadi nava vargas : First of all the “Kshetripada” is required i.e., “Padam.” It means the area (selected area for constructions) is got by multiplying the length & width of the same. The kshetripada is also called as graha pinda.
- Padam (length x width) x 9 (nava) /8 (naga) = Aaya
- Padam (length x width) x 9 (amka) /7 (adri)= Vara
- Padam (length x width) x 6 (amga) / 9 (nava)= amsa
- Padam (length x width) x 8 (gaja)/12 (surya) =Dravyam
- Padam (length x width)x3 (vahni) /8(asta) = Runa (Debts)
- Padam (length x width) x 8 (naga) / 27 (bha) = Nakshatra
- Padam (length x width)x8(asta)/30 (Tidhi)= Tithi
- Padam (length x width) x 7 (sagara) / 27 (Ruksha) = Yuti / yoga
- Padam (length x width) x 8 (naga) / 120 (Khabham) = Ayu (life span)
The Kalamruta Method
- Padam x 8 / 12 = Dhanam (Income)
- Padam x 3 / 8 = Runam (Debts)
- Padam x 9 / 7 = Vara (The week)
- Padam x 6 / 30 = Tithi
- Padam x 8 / 27 = Nakshatra
- Padam x 9 / 8 = Ayam
- Padam x 9 / 120 = Ayu (Life span)
- Padam x 6 / 8 = Amsa
- Padam x 9 / 8 = Dikruti
In the Sarnrangana Sutradhara, the writer King Bhoja states.
- For Aaya: If the Kshetripada (length & width of the selected area) is divided by 8 the remainder, 1. Dwaja, 2. Dhuma, 3. Simha, 4. Svana, 5. Vrashabha, 6. Khara, 7. Gaja, 8. Kaka the remainder 0 = 8.
- The Nakshatra : By multiplying the Kshetra pada by 8 and dividing by 27, we get Nakshatra. If the remainder number is 8, it stands for vyaya. ie., expenditure. It this number of expenditure is less than the no. of income, it is known as yaksa, if more than that it is known as rakshasa. If it is equal it is called as pisacha. Among these yaksha is considered for best, rakshasa is negative and pisacha will give normal result.
- Amsa Sadhana : Add the number of vyaya and gruha nama nakshtra and divide this total by 3, the remainder 1 is indramasa, 2 is yamamsa and the 3 is rajasamsa. Indra & rajasamsa will give best results whereas the yamasa is inauspicious.
- Rasi sadhana : Multiply the gruha nakshatra with 4 and divide by 12 the result is the rasi. When the rasi is 6, 5,2, 8, 12 against the native’s rasi it is inauspicious.
- The Tarabala : Counting from the Janma Nakshtra of a person to the nakshatra of the house and dividing by nine, the remainder 4,6,9 are auspicious, 1,2, 8 are normal and the numbers 3, 5, 7 are evil.
- Ayuvu (Longevity) : Multiplying the kshetra pada by 8 and dividing by 120, we get ayuvu of the house.0 counts as 8 which is not good.
The other classical texts like Aparajita Prucha, Vastu Vidya, Manushyalaya Chandrika, Manusutra etc., give some variations. So it is necessary to observe the Aaya and the navavargas before any constructions to achieve good results for prosperity, wealth, growth etc.
What is Ayadi calculation?
Ayadi Calculations Ayadi calculations are a set of Vastu calculations that are made to check the energic suitability of the plot and its relationship with the owner. – Ayadi Number is the perimeter of the property in the given Vastu unit and is the basis of Ayadi calculations.
- For residential and industrial projects Hasta is the unit which is used which is 0.8382 m in length.
- For example, an 80 meter Perimeter plot will have Ayadi number 96.
- Hasta which is rounded off to 96 Hasta).
- The Nakshatra compatibility determines the ruling Nakshatra star of the land and its relationship with the owner’s Nakshatra.
The Nakshatra of the land is calculated by the perimeter of the plot. The Aya calculation determines the Income Factor of the land. The Vyaya calculation determines the Expense Factor of the Land. The Income Factor should be greater than the Expenditure Factor.
How is Dhana and Runa calculated?
The Kalamruta Method is as follows: Padam x 8 / 12 = Dhanam (Income) Padam x 3 / 8 = Runam (Debts) Padam x 9 / 7 = Vara (The week) Padam x 6 / 30 = Tithi.
Which side of the building should be higher as per Vastu?
As per vastu rules, the front portion of the house should be constructed low and the back area should be on a higher point. Hence a main gate facing north or east facing is considered good. While creating steps on floor ensure it is not cut from any direction because this may cause various vastu issues.
Which AAYA is best for North facing house?
North facing house Vastu for the main door Furthermore, the 3rd, 4th and 8th padas, which are Mukhya, Bhallat and Diti, respectively, are also considered auspicious. As per main door Vastu, choosing any of these padas for the main door placement will attract wealth.
Which is Vastu is best for home?
The best house direction as per Vastu, is northeast, as it is associated with the God of wealth. Similarly, the southwest is considered the direction of evil. It represents good wealth but misfortune.
How is house Land calculated?
Finding the area of your property – A land is bifurcated into residential plots after making the necessary provision for roads, parks, schools, hospitals, markets, and other amenities. The number and size of the plot can be derived from the layout sketch.
- In case of a resale property, you can find the details of the property, including its area in the Sale Deed.
- In case of a residential property, the area is usually given in the form of Square Feet (sq ft).
- However, in the case of agricultural lands, the property area is mentioned in terms of Acres or Hectares.
In order to measure the land size, you need to multiply the length and the width of the available land.
How do I calculate residential flat area?
Square feet formula For example, if you measure the length at 20 feet and the width at 10 feet, the square foot calculation will be 20 x 10 = 200 sq feet. While calculating the square foot of a room, the unit of measurement changes from feet to square feet, i.e., ft to sq ft.
How is center of house calculated?
FINDING THE CENTER POINT OF THE HOUSE ON THE MAP- – As you can see in the picture given below, mark all the four corners of your house as point A, B, C and D. Now draw a line from point A to C and B to D. The point where these two lines are crossing each other is the exact center point of your house. But if there is a cut or extension in any corner of your house, then draw an imaginary line to make the house square or rectangular. After that, mark all the corners as point A, B, C and D. Then draw a line from A to C and B to D. This crossing point of these two lines will be the center point of your house.
What should be the bedroom size as per Vastu?
The ideal bedroom room size as per Vastu is 130 sq. ft or 12 sq.m. According to Vastu Shastra, the northeast or South (Dakshin Yama) is the best direction for the bedroom as it receives direct sunlight in the morning.
How do I know if I have Dhana Yoga?
How Does This Dhan Yoga Impacts? – One of the most discussed topics in astrology is wealth. How the native will get wealth and money in his life is a topic of discussion. Sometimes the person has to work hard to get the wealth while others get the luck by birth, and he brings the wealth.
- At the same time, others get the wealth from their forefathers or family in terms of ancestral property.
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- House in your birth chart indicates how you will get wealth.
- The second house indicates accumulated wealth, while eight houses reveal unknown wealth.
This unknown wealth needs to be acquired, and certain yoga in the birth chart helps the native to decode the wealth. The second house gets associated with the Trikon or the centre house. The influence is beneficial, then this Dhan yog in Kundali gives you desired results.
If the second house is aspected from the 8th house with the help of Saturn, then he is most likely to achieve the wealth from his ancestors. The fourth lord is with the fifth or ninth lord and placed in the respective house then. This can give rise to a very good Dhan yoga. If the chandra is placed in the Taurus sign in the natives in the second house, then it forms the “Powerful Dhan Yoga Astrology.” But for that, it also should be associated with benefic planets.
On the other hand, if Chandra is in the lord of evil house and associates with malefic planets, then the expenses rate will be higher, and income will be less. So we have now studied how the planets and houses play their role in the formation of Dhan yoga.
A sensible person with wealth knows the importance and accuracy of wealth and time. He is likely to be organised and punctual. The confidence level and the energy level will be high. He will be proactive and take calculated risks. However, if the planetary position is malefic, then the characteristics can be negative. The second house of the chart manages the finances. This will help to raise the income sources, but it may also make the person greedy. The fifth house is responsible for luck. The luck in wealth and gambling, love affairs etc., will give good gains. The 9th house is responsible for spirituality and religion. It also helps the native with education and career. At the same time, the 11th house of natives indicates career progress.
If all these houses are benefic with favourable houses in the chart, then the Dhan yoga will be favourable. So what are the favourable effects of Dhan Yoga? Let us know ahead.
Where is Brahmasthan in house?
You need to divide the area into four equivalent portions from east to west and north to south. After dividing you will get 64 different portions of equal measurement. Find the four squares located at the center of your house and you will get the Brahmasthan Vastu.
Which floor is not good as per Vastu?
My Vastu consultant suggested that the ground floor, first, second, third, and fourth floor are the best floors to live in according to Vastu. Any apartments above the fourth floor are devoid of water elements which creates a tussle in a relationship. So, it’s better to avoid those floors as per Vastu.
Which face of house is not good?
Top Vastu Tips for South-Facing Homes Vastu shastra is all about managing the energies in the space that you have to the best possible extent. Most homebuyers prefer East-facing houses as that direction is associated with good luck and prosperity. South-facing homes are generally considered inauspicious and get the bad rap many times due to the belief that Lord Yama, the God of Death, lives in the dakshina or South direction.
- However, the truth is Vastu shastra does not specify a direction as being good or bad.
- Any house that’s planned in accordance with Vastu principles can play a part in bringing success and happiness to its residents due to the good flow of energy.
- Scientifically, the East or North directions are preferred because it is easier to orient the house towards them compared to the South, which entails more effort.
Take heart if you have just decided on a South-facing plot. Follow our special tips below to get started with your Vastu planning and fill your home with positive energies.
Which side main door is best?
The Perfect Main Door Direction As Per Vastu The main door direction as per Vastu should always be to the north-east, north, east or west, as these directions are considered propitious. Avoid having the main entrance gate in south-west, south, north-west (north side) or south-east directions.
Why north facing house is so popular?
The aspect effect: what does the direction your property faces mean? Is north-facing really worthy of the reputation bestowed on it by real estate agents, and what are the pros and cons of the other aspects? From west to south, this is what you need to know.
- Jan 18, 2021 5:00am When you’re on the hunt for your dream home, one of the first things a real estate agent is keen to point out is the aspect of a house — especially if its north-facing.
- But, what does the direction your property faces actually mean? Here’s what you need to know about the aspect effect.
For those who live and breathe property in Australia, having a north-facing home can seem like the holy grail of house hunting. What this means is if the and/or the of a home is north-facing, these spaces can as the sun moves from east-to-west. This access to sunlight can also dramatically affect the throughout the seasons.
Here’s how the direction your property faces can affect your home. Photography: Chris Warnes / bauersyndication.com.au North or north-east facing properties are considered the most desirable because they get the most direct sunlight through the day, especially in winter when the sun is at its lowest.
In an urban area where sunlight is at a premium, this can make a world of difference. Consider the wind as well as the sun! The summer nor’easters on the East Coast may be great for drying your laundry but you may have to tie down your, Photography: Eve Wilson / bauersyndication.com.au East-facing homes might enjoy lovely sunrises and full morning sun but that will be over by noon.
In summer, mornings can be uncomfortably warm and in winter you won’t get much heat from the sun at all. But remember, if you’re in a built-up area you might not be getting a lot of light anyway, so it’s really down to how you manage the light you do get. An architect will be able to help! You can bet any open house is timed to coincide with the best time of day.
Visit a house at other times, such as when the sun is going down, to get a good overview of the light. Photography: Annette O’Brien / bauersyndication.com.au You won’t get much sunlight at all from a southerly aspect. Without careful management your house will most likely be dark, with condensation becoming a potential issue that can cause,
- But sometimes you have to make this work.
- If you have water views to the south, for example, you’ll want to find a compromise so have a look at how you can pull light through from the north side.
- Placing generous windows at the rear of your home or installing skylights through your home can mitigate the effects of certain aspects.
Photography: Chris Warnes / bauersyndication.com.au West-facing houses (even more so apartments) get the booby prize for aspect. The afternoon sun comes in at an almost horizontal angle and can be intense, particularly when also reflected off water, which can make for a very uncomfortable summer.
The sun from a low angle is especially hard to manage as most are designed to stop sunlight penetrating from above. So a western aspect is best avoided but if you are determined, just make sure you know a good architect. Internal glass doors can also allow natural light sources to travel further within the home.
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Which direction house is best for health?
A master bedroom in the southwest direction ensures physical and mental stability. Never construct a bedroom in the northeast direction; it causes health problems. Always lie with your head in the south direction while sleeping. It promotes a peaceful and a healthy lifestyle.
Which shape of house is best?
The two shapes which are very beneficial for you are rectangular and square shapes. It is believed that these shapes lead to long term prosperity, love and happiness.
Which plant is good for home entrance?
Basil, Jasmine, Morning Glory, Money Plant and Citrus Tree are some of the best Vastu plants for the entrance of your home.
Which facing flat is best?
FAQs – Q1. Is Vastu important for flats or only for independent houses? Ans. Vastu is the same for flats as it is for independent houses. If the Vastu for a flat is not right you will face the same problems that you will have if the Vastu for an independent house is not correct.
Q2. Which is the best direction for flats according to Vastu? Ans. It is best if your flat and flat entry is facing the East and North-East directions, this way you get the best energy for the house. If your house does not face this direction don’t worry, you can still have good Vastu if the other rooms in the house are following the right Vastu principles.
Q3. What happens if Vastu is not followed for a flat? Ans. It is only recently that builders see the importance of Vastu and you can find many homes that are Vastu compliant. A lot of older houses were built with no regard for Vastu, here you will see many residents will struggle will financial losses, health issues, failing relationships, stress and other problems.
Q4. Is there a way to fix the bad Vastu or Vastu Dosh in a flat? Ans. Yes, if your flat or apartment is not built according to Vastu there are changes that you can make to change and improve the energy in the house. Depending on the type of dosh you will have certain remedies like placing Vastu pyramids, and crystals, fixing things that don’t work (clocks & electronics) and throwing away things that can’t be fixed (glass and mirrors).
Q5. How to check the Vastu of flats online? Ans. If you are buying or renting a house through an online portal like NoBroker, you will be connected directly to the seller/landlord. When you connect with them you can ask them for key information like which direction the house is facing and the placement of all the key rooms.
You can even request them to share a blueprint or layout of the house with you, this way you get a clear idea of where each room is and other important aspects. You can even show these layouts and blueprints to Vastu consultants to get an accurate feel of the house. This is the best way to check the Vastu of a house online.
Q6. Is Vastu applicable for high-rise flats? Ans. Vastu Shastra is the Hindu science of architecture, and it may be used to design any kind of building, be it a house, an apartment, a bungalow, or anything else.
How many Vastu are there?
Next in importance to the Sruti are the Smritis or secondary scriptures. These are the ancient sacred law-codes of the Hindus dealing with the Sanatana-Varnasrama-Dharma. They supplement and explain the ritualistic injunctions called Vidhis in the Vedas.
The Smriti Sastra is founded on the Sruti. The Smritis are based on the teachings of the Vedas. The Smriti stands next in authority to the Sruti. It explains and develops Dharma. It lays down the laws which regulate Hindu national, social, family and individual obligations. The works which are expressly called Smritis are the law books, Dharma Sastras.
Smriti, in a broader sense, covers all Hindu Sastras save the Vedas. The laws for regulating Hindu society from time to time are codified in the Smritis. The Smritis have laid down definite rules and laws to guide the individuals and communities in their daily conduct and to regulate their manners and customs.
The Smritis have given detailed instructions, according to the conditions of the time, to all classes of men regarding their duties in life. The Hindu learns how he has to spend his whole life from these Smritis. The duties of Varnasrama and all ceremonies are clearly given in these books. The Smritis prescribe certain acts and prohibit some others for a Hindu, according to his birth and stage of life.
The object of the Smritis is to purify the heart of man and take him gradually to the supreme abode of immortality and make him perfect and free. These Smritis have varied from time to time. The injunctions and prohibitions of the Smritis are related to the particular social surroundings.
As these surroundings and essential conditions of the Hindu society changed from time to time, new Smritis had to be compiled by the sages of different ages and different parts of India. THE CELEBRATED HINDU LAW-GIVERS From time to time, a great law-giver would take his birth. He would codify the existing laws and remove those which had become obsolete.
He would make some alterations, adaptations, readjustments, additions and subtractions, to suit the needs of the time and see that the way of living of the people would be in accordance with the teachings of the Veda. Of such law-givers, Manu, Yajnavalkya and Parasara are the most celebrated persons.
- Hindu society is founded on, and governed by, the laws made by these three great sages.
- The Smritis are named after them.
- We have Manu Smriti or Manava Dharma-Sastra (the Laws of Manu or the Institutes of Manu), Yajnavalkya Smriti and Parasara Smriti.
- Manu is the greatest law-giver of the race.
- He is the oldest law-giver as well.
The Yajnavalkya Smriti follows the same general lines as the Manu Smriti and is next in importance to it. Manu Smriti and Yajnavalkya Smriti are universally accepted at the present time as authoritative works all over India. Yajnavalkya Smriti is chiefly consulted in all matters of Hindu Law.
Even the Government of India are applying some of these laws. There are eighteen main Smritis or Dharma Sastras. The most important are those of Manu, Yajnavalkya and Parasara. The other fifteen are those of Vishnu, Daksha, Samvarta, Vyasa, Harita, Satatapa, Vasishtha, Yama, Apastamba, Gautama, Devala, Sankha-Likhita, Usana, Atri and Saunaka.
The laws of Manu are intended for the Satya Yuga, those of Yajnavalkya are for the Treta Yuga; those of Sankha and Likhita are for the Dvapara Yuga; and those of Parasara are for the Kali Yuga. The laws and rules which are based entirely upon our social positions, time and clime, must change with the changes in society and changing conditions of time and clime.
- Then only the progress of the Hindu society can be ensured.
- NEED FOR A NEW LAW-CODE It is not possible to follow some of the laws of Manu at the present time.
- We can follow their spirit and not the letter.
- Society is advancing.
- When it advances, it outgrows certain laws which were valid and helpful at a particular stage of its growth.
Many new things which were not thought out by the old law-givers have come into existence now. It is no use insisting people to follow now those old laws which have become obsolete. Our present society has considerably changed. A new Smriti to suit the requirements of this age is very necessary.
- Another sage will place before the Hindus of our days a new suitable code of laws.
- Time is ripe for a new Smriti.
- Cordial greetings to this age.
- THE INNER VOICE OF DHARMA He who is endowed with a pure heart through protracted Tapas, Japa, Kirtana, meditation and service of Guru and who has a very clear conscience, can be guided by the inner voice in matters of Dharma or duty or moral action.
The inner voice that proceeds from a clean heart filled with Sattva is, indeed, the voice of God or Soul or Antaryamin or Inner Ruler. This voice is more than Smriti. It is Smriti of Smritis. Purify your heart and train yourself to hear this inner voice.
Keep your ear in tune with the ‘voice’. THE SRUTI AND THE SMRITI The Sruti and the Smriti are the two authoritative sources of Hinduism. Sruti literally means what is heard, and Smriti means what is remembered. Sruti is revelation and Smriti is tradition. Upanishad is a Sruti. Bhagavad-Gita is a Smriti. Sruti is direct experience.
Great Rishis heard the eternal truths of religion and left a record of them for the benefit of posterity. These records constitute the Vedas. Hence, Sruti is primary authority. Smriti is a recollection of that experience. Hence, it is secondary authority.
How many elements are there in Vastu?
Vastu Shastra is the amalgamation of science, astrology, art, and astronomy. Commonly known as the science of architecture, Vastu Shastra revolves around five major elements- Fire, Earth, Water, Air and Space. With the help of these five elements, one can create a blissful casa that is filled with love, positivity and prosperity.
How many deities are there in total in Vastu Mandal?
The outer sector of the Vastu Purusha Mandala has 32 gods, while the inner side has 13 Gods to suppress the man. The presence of these Deities adds energies to your life and improves the overall quality of your living.
What is Brahmasthanam in a house?
Brahmasthan is called the ‘ the heart of the house ‘. The Brahmasthan Vastu is located in the center of the house, and it helps to maintain the positive energy of the house. It is the primary center where the energy of the house is the most powerful.