Any architectural space that helps us connect with inner self can be termed as a temple. The devnagri version of temple, “mandir”, clearly means “mann ke andar”; a space that leads one on the path of self revelation.
The space chemistry of a temple, or any temple-like architecture, has the potential to alter the thought patterns in the subconscious mind and energy fields around a person. This helps in connecting the inner self with the universe; and matches the individual’s energy with the cosmic energy fields.
Therefore, crafting spaces by combination of dimension, height, and proportion, and creating a balance between the energy fields of each of the components facilitates the process of connection and achieving tranquility and congregation. Vastu shastra helps in designing the space that fulfills the very purpose of a specific architecture.
How does vastu shastra work in “creation” of a space?
Creating a space according to the vastu shastra principles includes diagnosing a site and recognizing the earth energies and zonal powers, followed by categorization of different kinds of divine energy fields and deciding upon the final aesthetics of the place.
Meditation, the practice of establishing a connection between the inner self and the supreme power, can be successfully done in a particular zone of the house. Following the principles of vastu shastra, meditation can reap additional benefits, and help creating temple-like zone in the house itself. A person, who has been practicing it in a similar manner over the years, is familiar with the essence of vastu shastra in regular meditation practice.
It is imperative to be aware of the surroundings to experience greater connectivity. The prevalent energy fields in the home and the surroundings help in shaping the subconscious mind of the occupants. Meditation, in combination with the principles of the harmony of pachmahabhuta, yields the desired results.