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At Home in Maharishi Vastu

Issue #23:
July, 2013

Welcome to our Issue

  • A Manual for Vastu building
  • The Sun’s First Light

Maharishi Vastu® Architecture, Applying the principles of Maharishi Vastu design

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Live or work in Maharishi Vastu and gain a powerful influence of fulfillment, happiness and perfect health for the rest of your life.

Maharishi Vedic® architecture provides the universal rules and principles to design buildings, developments and cities to bring the beneficial influence of all the laws of nature to human life.

Maharishi Vastu is the holistic science of establishment that connects the parts to the whole, the individual to the cosmic.

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A Manual for Vastu building

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book, How to Build a Peace Palace.

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For those of you unfamiliar with the term “Peace Palace”, it was the designation given by Maharishi to the Vastu buildings that house teaching and administration of all branches of the Vedic knowledge that he revived over 50 years. And, as one of the goals of each of the Vedic technologies-whether the practice of the TM technique, the various technologies of Maharishi Ayur Veda, Maharishi Vedic Astrology, or Maharishi Vastu architecture- is to bring real and lasting peace to the individual and his environment, naming the building a palace of peace is very appropriate and descriptive of its function.
This 150 page, soft cover book is helpful not only for building a Peace Palace; it can be useful in building any Maharishi Vastu commercial building. It is a diary of the process of planning and building, in great detail, of the Erfurt, Germany Peace Palace. Written in a lively and informal style, it is packed with the advice and expertise of the couple who built this wonderful building, as well as the details of planning, financing, materials used, and the construction process. You can view the album that chronicles the construction process. And watch the final step of construction on video at:

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Order a copy for yourself at For US residents, the manual will soon be available through MUM Press, both on line and in the MUM bookstore.

Another book with a similar format is being written and will detail “How to Build a Maharishi Vastu Home”. This manual is being created by people who have been intimately involved in the process of building their own Vastu home and should be very instructive for residential construction.

The Sun’s First Light

Many people have asked over the years about the significance of sunrise on a Maharishi Vastu building. Especially those who are thinking to build in a mountainous area. Let’s take a look at what the ancient texts of Maharishi Vedic architecture as well as current scientific thinking can tell us on this point.

The strongest influence of Natural Law comes from the sun. On its daily path from east to west the sun generates different types or “qualities” of energy.

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When the sun is rising in the east the influence of the rising sun dispels the darkness of the night and brings a fresh wave of nourishing light as it falls on the front entrance to a Maharishi Vastu house. Then, as we use that entrance throughout the day, we enjoy those qualities of nourishment, awakening consciousness and vitality. The phrase “well begun is half done” is very appropriate to this principle. Conversely, if a house is facing west, then the energy that comes when the sun finally reaches the front of the house is the energy of the sinking sun. This causes the problems associated with a western entrance- poverty, narrow thinking, dullness of mind…all of which come from the lack of vitality from the sun as it is sinking.

Maharishi placed great emphasis on this principle of vedic architecture and re-established parameters for the acceptable delay in sunrise at any location in determining the auspiciousness of a site for Maharishi Vastu construction.

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Even modern science is beginning to realize the extremely deleterious effect of constructing buildings without the application of Natural Law. Improper orientation, improper proportion, toxic building materials- all these lead to disease and ill health of the inhabitants of the building…not to mention disorientation, worry, dullness of awareness. Science is even beginning to recognize the different qualities of light generated by the sun at various times of the day and we are all familiar with the current research on the brain and spatial orientation.

This is also why the texts of Vedic architecture say it is the different energies of the sun as it moves in its path across the house that determines the specific function and activity of each room.

In the houses featured here, one on the plains of the midwest, one in the western mountains of the USA and the other two in the eastern mountains, USA, the owners have found beautiful sites which illustrate the effect on the inhabitants of early sunlight on the front of the home. Their experiences of living in these homes exemplify the descriptions as recorded and predicted by the Vastu texts.

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The western owners relate…” On a subtler level, at home, I feel the connectedness to the laws of nature. The home honors nature and nature seems to return the homage. We have lived in many beautiful homes but they always felt like someone else’s idea of life to which we had to adapt. This house feels like an extension of one’s self. From the immediate purpose of supporting the routines of daily living, the boundaries and dimensions of the house, being so aligned with the sun, moon, stars, planets, and the environment, bring the effect of feeling unbounded.”

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… “Our house does feel just right for us, comfortable with just us at home together, comfortable with 30 guests here for a pot-luck, comfortable with several houseguests here for a week. We are very happy with our new home.”

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This home, in the mountains of New Hampshire, is a perfect example of a design that naturally allows light to enter deeply into the house on both levels. Most of the house functions receive the eastern light due to the very open floor plan on both main and upper levels of the house. The abundant use of windows also provides maximum opportunity for air circulation, another important consideration in a Maharishi Vastu home.

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A wise man has said, “ignorance of the laws of nature is not an excuse …it does not negate the effect of natural law”. Our desire is for everyone to live in a Maharishi Vastu home so that the profound effect of the vital rays of early morning sun can influence and guide them throughout their daily life.