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The renewed interest in Vaastu Shastra grew in India as a reaction to
the architectural policy of the past 200 years, which were the result of
emulating foreign forms. Ancient structures like monuments and temples —
restored to reflect their original grandeur — which have defied the
effects of time and weather, constantly challenge us to study the rules
and regulations, or at least the methods and principles laid down by Vastu.
The super cyclone that hit Orissa in 1999 demolished many modern
reinforced concrete buildings, while nothing happened to the 300-odd
ancient temples. So the sole object of the study of these doctrines is
to comprehend guidelines given to builders of the past, and pass on the
wisdom to future generations.
Any manuscript on Vastu Shastra appears dogmatic in nature, but they
give the right to the engineer/planner/architect to exercise originality.
The tradition should be seen as more of a guide than a restraint.
Because of this, the practice of Vastu, used for over 15 centuries, is
catching the attention of engineers, scientists and architects today,
and home and business owners are open to implementing Vastu guidelines
in industrial, commercial and residential spaces in modern India.