The ancient Indian science of vaastu and feng shui both recommend spring-cleaning of homes to ensure a proper flow of energy beneficial to the residents
11/1/2017 4:53:00 PM
|written By : S B S Surendran|
Often we hear people say, “Things changed over a period of time”. In reality, do things change or is it just a belief? We all know that the energy during sunrise is different from that during sunset and the medicinal quality of the sunlight also changes.
Similarly, the energy in and around our property undergoes transformation and changes over a period of time. As the Earth rotates, all the planets and stars in the universe go through cyclic changes and these energies have an interactive influence on the Earth and its habitats.
Changes take place not only over years and decades but even over a month, a day and an hour. If you look closely, you will find a cyclic pattern emerging. Each change in the position of a planet, a star or a zodiac constellation has a subtle influence on mankind.
One may have noticed that the way we feel in a new home or a new environment is not the same over a period of time. It does not mean that the home has become bad, but it indicates that the energies have changed, and the influence of the change is being felt by the occupants.
Following the ancient Indian science of Vaastu, although buildings were designed based on Vaastu Shastra (texts), a lot of importance was given to planetary movements for orienting and positioning main doors and locating rooms. The effects of the planetary transitions on the natal charts of the house and the occupants were taken into account and suitable remedies were introduced to counter the ill effects of such transitions. According to Vedic shastras, energy changes constantly and this is one of the reasons that all places of worship (temples) undergo a process of recharging the deity and the sanctum through elaborate rituals and prayers. This is known as “Kumhabishekam”. The word Kumbh represents the conical spheres on top of the tower above the main sanctum. The process involves pouring sanctified water and elaborate chanting and rituals to consecrate the place of worship.
Similarly, to ensure proper flow of energy in a home, annual cleansing and corrections based on Vaastu symbolism are carried out to counter the effect of planetary movements and negative effects.
A similar practice exists in Feng Shui. The annual changes or afflictions are based on the Flying Star school of Feng Shui. This is a discipline that uses an astrological chart to analyse the positive and negative auras.