Vastu Shastra is an ancient holistic science of architecture incorporating principles of design, layout, measurement, and arrangement. As any Vastu expert will tell you, the core principle of Vastu Shastra lies in seeing connections between nature and design, being aware of energies associated with cardinal directions, and seeing how the elements of earth, water, wind, and fire affect the energy flow within a space.

The importance of Vastu Shastra cannot be overstated in simplifying your life, increasing abundance, and helping you live in alignment with your goals. There are three different types of Vastu Shastra:

Srishti Vastu:

Srishti has to do with the creation of the universe, and for Vastu Shastra, it means the design and construction of a new building. Vastu Shastra is all about harmonizing energies and optimizing their flow. In the construction of a new building, this means also paying attention to the building’s orientation according to the cardinal directions.

For a house, this would include decisions such as whether to build an east-facing house or a west-facing one and also making sure that the building is in harmony with the natural terrain it’s being built upon. This will include factors such as soil fertility, wind direction, and weather.

Chikitsa Vastu

Chikitsa in Ayurveda is broadly understood as a treatment or cure and is built upon the principles of holistic healing. Holistic healing studies ailments in the context of mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. In Vastu Shastra, ‘chikitsa’ means mending or healing the energy flow of a building by correcting its design and structure. But Chikitsa Vastu comes with the added meaning of healing human health through changes to the home space, restoring balance externally to restore balance in the human body.

If your health hasn’t been optimal lately and you’re unsure of the cause, be sure to contact a Vastu consultant who can advise you about changes you can make to your home space to improve your health.

Vardhamana Vastu

Vardhamana has to do with growth, evolution, and development. Named after the spiritual founder of Jainism, in the context of Vastu Shastra, this has to do with additions and restorations. This can be done by making extensions to a building—either increasing its floor space or adding an external room.

Its difference from the other types of Vastu Shastra is that it involves the creation of new spaces in addition to an existing one, not necessarily to heal or amend the current structure. As with anything that adheres to the principles of Vastu Shastra, the aim is to create a physical environment that is in harmony with cosmic energy and promotes one’s well-being.

Reach out to an Expert Vastu Shastra Consultant

If you want to learn more about living a life aligned with vastu principles, make sure to reach out to the experts. Pallavi Chhelavda is the founder of the “Vastu Fengshui Research Institute” in India and the USA. You can book an online consultation with her from anywhere in the world, and you can get in touch with her via social media on Facebook, Linkedin, or Twitter. You can also give her a call at 407-529-5714 or email her at or “Ek Raah Or Sahi Disha Jo Zindagi Badal De”