Through the window of science we see the dawn of the Age of Enlightenment.’ —Maharishi

The knowledge of Vedic Architecture is located in the ancient Vedic Literature. It is complete, scientific, authentic, and reliable, because it is a revelation of the most fundamental level of Nature’s intelligence, the Unified Field of Natural Law*—the common basis of all streams of knowledge, where the holistic value of Natural Law and specific values of Natural Law function in unison.

* The Unified Field of Natural Law, discovered by modern science, has been brought to light by Maharishi as the Unified Field of Consciousness, which is vibrancy of Supreme Intelligence expressing itself in the forms and phenomena of the universe throughout all eternity of time and space.

All theories of modern science uphold all disciplines of Vedic Science, because Vedic Science is fundamental to modern science.

The following research in modern science has confirmed that our brain is highly sensitive to orientation, position, and direction in space.

Progress in Neurobiology 13 (1979): 419–439; Journal of Neuroscience 15 (1995): 6280–6290; and ‘Processing the Head Direction Cell Signal: A Review and Commentary’, Brain Research Bulletin 40 (1996): 477–486.


This research shows that the firing rate of specific neurons in the thalamus changes in proportion to both the angular velocity and the direction in which the head moves. The scientists conclude that the brain can keep up with the absolute direction in which the head is pointing as the subject moves from place to place. Likewise, neurons in the hippocampus have been found to be sensitive to position (with reference to direction) in space.

The obvious conclusion is that one’s inherent sense of direction (orientation) and order gets confused in daily life when one lives in a building with wrong orientation, not built according to the principles of Sthapatya Veda, resulting in physiological, psychological, and behavioural imbalances of all kinds.

The principle of constructing buildings according to the principles of Vastu—Vedic Architecture—is borne out by both the ancient Vedic Literature and modern scientific research on brain functioning.

The Vedic Science of Architecture—Sthapatya Veda—as brought to light by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, considers the following values in the planning and design of ideal communities, in order to uphold life in health and happiness through the full support of Natural Law:

  • Site selection considering environmental parameters (slope of land, etc.)

  • Layout with direct orientation to the East

  • Low-density housing

  • Nontoxic and energy-efficient construction

  • Adequate flow of fresh air

  • Generous green space

  • Solar and other cost-effective, self-sufficent, non-polluting energies

  • Sustainable organic agriculture for self-sufficiency in food

The thousands of individuals around the world enjoying the benefits of living and working in building designed according to the principles of Sthapatya Veda provide the best documentation of the Vedic Science of Architecture.


Auspicious and Inauspicious Influences due to the
Orientation of Buildings—North, South, East, or West

There are many considerations that finally determine auspicious and inauspicious influences. For details please refer to Maharishi's Global Reconstruction Programme (see links below).

Links to related websites:

Maharishi's Global Reconstruction Programme
Maharishi Vastu Architecture
                    Scientific and Medical Research
                    Cases of Invincibility through Maharishi Vastu

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