Vastu: Astrology and Architecture by Gayatri Devi Vasudev
Vastu Sastra an important limb of Jyotisa or astrology is an ancient science and study of architecture and engineering. The present volume is an outcome of a symposium on Vastu. One of the goals of the symposium was to revive the lost glory of Vastu and show its relevance to modern times. The book covers different aspects of construction from planning to execution. It underline the role of Jyotisa astrology in Vastu principles. The book will stimulate greater interest in ancient Vastu principles amongst modern architects and engineers and present them a new perspective which will raise their creativity to new untouched heights. The book has been divided into three broad sections covering different aspects of Vastu Silpa-I. Vastu and its Relevance to Modern Times, II. Vastu and Jyotisa III. Vastu and Temple Architecture comprising thirty three articles in all. Their contributors represent a range of viewpoints on vastu principles. All write with intelligence and insight keeping in view its relevance with modern times needs of architecture and engineering.