In modern times, Vaastu has also been used to design structures of importance in Hawaii. Famous Indian architect and sculptor Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati designed Kauai’s Hindu Monastery based on Vaastu principles. Within the lush grounds of the monastery lies the Iraivan Temple, which is made of granite stones carved from Bangalore, India. This temple has become a pilgrimage destination and a place of spiritual uplifting.
On the Big Island, a private residential structure currently under construction in Waimea was designed based on Vaastu principles.
The knowledge of how to design and build a structure that would vibrate in such a way as to elevate the very soul of a person has been kept secret for thousands of years. Unlike the architecture of today, which focuses on what the structure looks like, Vaastu architecture focuses on the subtle unseen energies of space itself.
It is this “Vaastu effect” on the dweller than can have many benefits such as nourishing the mind, promoting greater awareness, improving physical health, increasing financial wealth and influencing a happier and more spiritually enlightened life.