1. What is
Answer: Vaastu Shastra deals this matter while
building houses and utilization of five basic elements
available freely for the human beings on this Prithvi
(Earth). The science that deals with the construction of
houses, palaces, temples and town is called Vaastu Shastra.
It reads the characteristic of houses and explains the
effect of the same to the inmate of houses.
2. Why one
should refer to the Vastu?
Answer: The sciences like astrology, palmistry and
numerology, if practiced and eliminated its bad effects, it
may also nullified its negative aspects but destiny can not
be changed by referring the science called Occult.
3. What is
the ideal plot/house?
Answer: The ideal plot is the one whose length and
breadth are same and ideally facing each side of plot to
exact north direction, south direction, east direction and
west direction, and the house constructed in this plot shall
also be ideal, if utility rooms are constructed as per the
norms of Vaastu Shastra.
directions are important in Vaastu Shastra?
Answer: The Sun, as our ancestor revealed long back
is the only source of light and heat for human and other
living being, from where we are able to live and feel the
presence and direction of object. Therefore, the Sun, rising
Sun is like a god, who gives us our essentials to live in,
and the direction from where it is apparent to the entire
world is taken as reference as the EAST direction. So the
East direction is considered to the pious direction from
where we get our main essentials. If we face the rising sun,
the facing direction is called East, behind us shall be
West, our left hand denotes North direction and right hand
denotes South direction, therefore, the effect of the
direction leads to its result to the building / house
5. What is
the best direction of the house?
Answer: The house/building faces east or north
direction, the same is called auspicious subject to the
other factors also laid down as per Vaastu Shastra.
should be the proportion of length and breadth of house?
Answer: Ideally, the proportion between length and
breadth should be 1:1.
the size of rooms affects the fortune of the person who is
Answer: Yes, the size of length, breadth or both effects the
fortune of inmates.
are the main factors to be considered regarding the door of
Answer: As per the Vaastu Shastra, the number of
doors and windows of a house should be even in numbers.
facing of main door be decided?
Answer: Yes, the zodiac sign of the owner of the
house, on whose name the deed of house is made can be taken
as reference, and according to zodiac sign of the owner main
door can be fixed. But since the houses are used generation
after generation and in every generation the owner of house
is changed the main door if fitted as per the location of
plot and road abutting according to Vaastu Shastra then only
it may be considered auspicious.
should be the depth of the foundation for a house?
Answer: As per Vaastu Shastra the foundation should
be of 9 feet, but presently as because of sky rise
multistory building are coming up, day by day, the depth of
foundation shall depend on the load bearing capacity of soil
and the number of storey, going to be constructed and the
material to be used for construction.
What kind of remedy should be adopted in what situation? Do
all kinds of remedies like mantra, yantra etc. be performed
equally for any problem, any time?
Remedy is normally required for a planet which is active by
virtue of dasha or transit, but is benefic and weak, or is
malefic and strong. That is, it is not either able to give
good results to its full capacity, or is giving bad results,
which have to be checked. If that planet is sitting in a
earthy sign in the natal horoscope, stone should be
suggested, if in fire sign, yajna should be performed, if in
airy sign, Mantras are useful and if in watery sign, alms or
throwing things in water helps.
Normally, stone wearing enhances power of a planet and
throwing items in water reduces power of a planet - whether
the planet is good or bad. So if a planet is malefic but
strong, then stone should be avoided and if a planet is
benefic but weak then stone should be worn and its items
should not be thrown or given in alms. Mantras and Yajna
increase the benefic power of the planet only, without
creating any loss. So whenever a planet is active, its
Mantra jap and yajna should be performed for better results.
Do different systems on astrology or predictive sciences
give same results?
There are various systems of prediction like palmistry,
numerology, astrology. In astrology too, there are various
systems, like Jaimini Parashar, Neel kanthi etc. Every
system has its own benefits and shortcomings. Some systems
are better than the others. If the fact of life is
represented by a straight line then the various systems can
be denoted by various graphs like A,B,C, which touch the
reality of life only at few points.
At some points they are far off. However, when one system is
at a distance from the truth, other system touches the
reality. This is the reason why we believe in so many
systems. However, taking average may not always give us
better results, e.g. if system A is at + 10% level of
accuracy and system B at +20% level then the average is
+15%, which means averaging has spoilt the results of system
A. Averaging may be good if one system is at negative level
of accuracy and other at positive level. But we never know
where we stand in our prediction for any future event,
whereas for past we can always take average, or apply
different systems to know why that event happened.
So it is suggested that one should adopt one system and
practice more and more to bring it close to the line of
Why does astrology sometimes fails?
Unlike Physics and Chemistry and like any behavioral
science, astrology is an empirical science; that is the
rules are based on statistics. They are not correct for any
horoscope any time. This is true not only for astrology but
for any predictive science. Further, the rules that we are
using have not been checked for accuracy and relevance in
modern times. We are using them as we found in old texts,
even when many correlating factors have been lost during the
last 2000 years or more. The rules when tested on large data
in future will definitely give rise to better framed rules
and accuracy in astrology will be more.
Which is the best predictive science - astrology, palmistry,
numerology or any other and why?
Compared to all other predictive sciences, Indian system of
astrology is known for its accuracy, reliability and
in-depth analysis. Other systems are used either in the
absence of reliable birth data, or in the absence of its
interpretation. Astrology is the only system where
predictions can be made precisely with time.
Should Ayanamsa be used? Which ayanamsa should be used?
The planets move as per their nirayana value in the sky.
This can be easily checked by matching Moon's movement
through various zodiac signs. Chaitrapaksha Ayanamsa,
popularly known as Lahiri Ayanamsa, only has the scientific
approval of the international astronomers and this should
only be used, irrespective of what results you get
astrologically. You should modify your astrological rules to
suit the astronomical computations, but not vice versa.
Should we rely on dasha or Gochar? If Dasha is good and
Gochar is bad then what will be the result?
Dasha and Gochar, both are equally important in determining
the event in a horoscope. However Gochar can be accurately
known, but Dasha is very sensitive to time of birth and
cannot be accurately fixed. Secondly, there are too many
kinds of known dasha systems and we do not know for sure
which dasha should be applied, when doubts on Ayanamsa also
takes away its authenticity. Further Dasha is normally
dependent upon Moon degrees only and it ignores rest of the
planets. All these shortcomings are not there in the transit
system. Hence basing the predictions on transits normally
give better results, unless it has been checked that the
dasha system is working properly on the given horoscope.
While we are studying both Dasha and Gochar, we can take
dasha to specify the event of transit to specify its
strength. If both are favourable or unfavourable then the
event occurs with full force. If Dasha is good and transit
bad or vice versa, then the results are not clear.
Many exalted planets have been seen in the horoscope of a
poor man and debilitated planets in a rich man's horoscope.
How does this happen?
Normally many debilitated planets in a horoscope make "Neech
Bhang Raja Yoga" and similarly many exalted planets give "Uccha
Bhang Daridra Yoga". Moreover, the native with many exalted
planets is a man of principles and unfit for worldy success.
One or two debilitated planets help the native to acquire
wealth by improper means in this kali yuga.
It is said that Lagna calculation is dependent on place,
whereas planet degree calculation is independent of it. But
when we compute lagna by converting time to IST and compute
planet degrees without conversion, we get wrong values. Why
? What is the correct method?
It is rightly said that Lagna is dependent on place of
birth, whereas planet degrees are independent of it, because
they are computed for the center of the earth. Ephemeris
shows planet degrees for a given time zone like IST. So the
time of birth must be converted to IST to use such tables.
But Lagna must be computed for the place of birth only,
because changing the place, say from London to Delhi, will
create an error of 5 ½ hours later in UK similarly other
signs also rise 5½ hours later there.
Accuracy of the results computed can be verified by checking
that Sun has to be in 10th house at noon, in 1st house in
the morning, in 7th house in the evening and in 4th house at
midnight. This is irrespective of the place of birth.
How much importance can be imparted to Shodashvarga ?
Ans. Shodashvarga system was propounded by our sages
in such a manner that exact position of the planets could be
ascertained without assigning any degree value to it.
Secondly, these Vargas have not been made like we make
today. Then we only assigned lordship and lordship signified
the results of that planet. These vargas should not be taken
at par with Lagna chart and should not be used in
predictions like supplement to lagna chart, unless some yoga
specifies the results of a planet in a particular varga.
In practice, these vargas confuse a general astrologer. He
starts taking the planet's exaltation or debilitation. He
also starts taking aspects and placement of other planets
with the planet, thus deviating from the basic results.
In predictions what is more important - planet, house or
In Indian system planet is most important and house is next
to the planet in importance. This is probably to make things
easier. In the system of Lal Kitab sign has been dropped
totally, after confirming the house in which a planet is
sitting. Planet in a house makes significance in prediction,
whereas planet in sign only gives knowledge about its
strength. This strength further gets modified due to
presence/aspect of other planets.
Does one get affected by some one else's horoscope? If yes,
then what is the sanctity of the horoscope?
Like one is affected by planets, he is affected by any other
item in his vicinity. Every body has a gravitational pull -
small or large. Effect of planets is visible because of
their large mass. Stars of much higher mass do not have that
much of effect because of their large distance. Secondly,
our power of computation is limited. Just the nine planets
and twelve signs make so many combinations that it is
difficult to correlate them with life.
Horoscope having just nine planets is not the complete
representation of what we are. But it is able to take care
of maximum of our future with minimum of complexity. That is
why we study a horoscope. Deviations to it due to others -
living or non living - can be adjusted by studying the past
and fitting that to the planet's effects. In brief, presence
of others does not destroy the importance of the horoscope.
If in one accident many lives are taken, does that indicate
similarity in everyone's horoscope?
The horoscope of the place or a vehicle in which passengers
are traveling, supersedes the horoscopes of the natives.
Hence, in a calamity everyone's horoscope does not
necessarily indicate death. However, this point needs
further research and views from the readers.
We take muhurtha for something. Does it change the fate of
Muhurtha gives us an idea about the future of the task that
we do; for example, oath ceremony of ministry gives idea
about the government; starting moment of business gives us
knowledge about how the business will go etc. To have a good
future we select a good muhurtha. Knowledge is strength and
knowing the future of deeds in advance can definitely guide
our future better. However, we can not totally reverse the
direction of the fate.
So many times we find things do not happen at the time of
best Muhurtha, or after the event we come to know that the
computations were wrong. This clearly indicates we cannot
change the destiny. Still nature has provided us with hands
to do something and mind to think. We should use it
optimally, but without having keen desire for the best ; it
will occur only if it is in fate.
Can we remove the ill effect of 7th house by doing a proper
Answer to this question lies in the previous answer. We can
aspire for a better married life by having a better
matching, but fate cannot be overruled.
Contradictory yogas are formed in ones horoscope. What is
correct in such a situation?
Contradiction is part of any behavioral science. Take the
results either by strength or by the number of times it
What is the importance of chalit chart and how should it be
House is next to planets in importance for its role in
astrology. Lagna chart shows house only approximately.
Actual house position is governed only by Bhava chart or
Chalit chart. Hence Chalit chart cannot be ignored in
astrology. But use it cautiously, because it should not be
used for determining the aspects, or knowing the sign in
which a planet is posited. If a Sun moves from lagna to 12th
house while it was in Aries in Lagna chart, then it does not
mean that Sun has shifted to Pisces. It remains in Aries,
but is placed in 12th house.