The expression 'Karmabhoomi' it's to be construed to mean the surfaces of the earth on which teaming millions of souls live. This creation is governed by the 'Pancha Bhoothas' known as bhomi (Earth) Agni (Fire), Vaayu (Air), Aapp (water), Akasa (Sky) and 'Ashtadikpalakas' nemsly Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), 'Navagrah' movement, indra, Varuna and Lord Eashvara. In fact, the movment of the planets Surya and Chandra determine the beginnings of dark fortnight and bright fortnight. The different directions and corners therefore are determined by the movement f Surya and Chandra planets for a particular territory, the country, dwelling house and others. The boundaries are formed in terms of these directions namely South, North, East, West. The Islamic manthra Shastra 'Palnama' is the authority with a happy blending of Hindu and Muslim tradition in Muslim era. The Griha Shastra is highly helpful for the construction of house, and popularly styitd as 'Vastu Shastra/ The construction of a house is not limited or confined or curtailed to a particular religion. It is a logical basic necessity along with food, and cloth. The philosophy that the body is the house is to be clearly seen in these lines of thinking.
The term 'Griha' means literally, is a place where man lives with his better half and progeny- Therefore, 'Vastu Shastra' enlightens us regarding the construction of such house, the suitable place for such construction and the manne* in which it could be constructed. Even centuries before the Arabic scientists discovered, that the construction of Masjids, that the Masjids is located in the direction of North-East, and looking in the same direction.
In the history of Indian Architecture and art, many rulers paid great attention on the construction of Royal palaces, temples, and Forts. The style of Indian architecture and art, in the opinion of scientists is the first and its kind in the employment of cement and concrete process and that verily Delhi is the central place for this activity. In several places the influence of 'Vastu Shastra' is in vogue in the name and under the style of architecture.
Now it is pertinent to brief effects, effective adverse of the tanks, canals, wells, etc. for the house or Griha.
If these are In the Eastern side, they give normally good results.
South-East - (Agneya) - will harm children.
South - Danger to life and prolonged illness.
South-Eest - (Nairuti) - will result in death or in the break down of bones.
West - domination of woman and prolonged illness.
North-West (Vayu) - Conflicts inimical and turning mad.
North-East (Easanya)-Secures all-round prosperity and particularly if water flows and is to be located in this direction this highly beneficial.
Certain dwelling places are of triangular shape and their effects are deep rooted, and harmful in no uncertain terms. The place should be a square or long parallelogram. The effect on the family will be prosperous "Vishama" angles of konas should be avoided under the pain of loss.
It is desirable that the site in South, Niruthi and West must be levelled any of directions the site should be a little lower. The low level of Easanya direction definitely confers peace and plenty in all ways.
Construction of a house must be accompanied by larger site in North and Easanya direction than South-West.
Therefore, a right house should have fewer sites in South and West direction. This follows that-the site in East and North must be of larger size in area.
The kitchen should be situated either in Agneya or Vayuvya directions to the house. Construction of latrines is prohibited in East and Niruthi directions.
In the ultimate analysis, a violation and non- observation of the principles of the 'Vastu Shastra' definitely results indebtedness, illness, fear family dimensions, litigations, loss in business, Griha Dosha, loss of prestige, financial problems, loss of cattle, postponement or stoppage of foundations, the "unfinished construction or stoppage of all of the construction in the midst and will be the root cause for all evil results, Therefore, abundant precautions are to be taken in the process of the house.
The combination and supplementation of Vastu Shastra and Engineering is said to be Science. This can be agreed. Without following the principles of Vastu and Engineering injunctions, it is admitted and experienced by many people, after spending thousands and lakhs of rupees in the constructions of the buildings, they are subjected to difficulties and distress in the shape of loss of wife, loss of son or laid with incurable diseases. This is not all. Some people die issueless, while others despite, they posses unbounded wealth area subject to much mental agony. Still some others after prolonged and protracted struggles may; construct a cinema theatre a rice mill or a political building but there were a prey to debt and compelled to sell their constructions at a very low price and do not earn even a single pie by way of profit.
Before a house is constructed, the low and high levels of the area around the griha and the different directions, the various merits and demerits and the construction in terms of Vastu Shastra must be considered.
It is, therefore, inevitable and convincingly proves beyond doubt that house is the very cause for all affect and results whether beneficial or adverse. And the house in which one lives determines the fortunes of the dweller.
Therefore, for health, wealth and longevity of life the house should be constructed
strictly adhering to the Parameters laid down in Vastu Shastra.