Jul 2, 2011

Science behind the construction of Temples

   Vaastu Shastra is the science of building and essentially the art of balancing nature to get the maximum benefits of the energy emitted by nature.This knowledge is revealed by Great Maharishis of ancient india thousands of years ago.
  Temple architecture in India represents this Science. The complex energy forms and finer elements are linked with deities, trees, plants, colours, shapes and forms in the temple architecture. Different deities installed in the temple represent body, mind, intellect and the sub-components. These deities are then linked to the cosmos by associating them with specific directions. This establishes a chain of relationships between micro level elements and the macro level existence to reshape human mind 
    The five elements Earth, water, wind, fire, and sky have higher energy content.Linking inner spaces with outer spaces represented by these five elements in correct proportion to recieve cosmic energy is the essence of Vaastushastra. When a correct relationship is established between inner and outer space, cosmic bliss starts showering on the individual human being.   
       A suitable medium is provided by the sky  in the form of  domes and pyramids. A deity in the temple is a medium to absorb all the individual desires suitably transformed by rituals. The vertical fire pillar in the line of the deity's vision in the outer space of the temple serves as the bridge linking the inner space represented by the deity with  sky . This fire pillar has a characteristic shape, which points towards the sky. A divine fire, .which is the purifying factor in the temples, is lit using butter-oil made from cow's milk. Through this fire a rhythmic ascending energy form is circulated. Deity's vision is normally aligned to the North or the East directions, which are the sources of  positive energies.

    The Eastern philosophy is based on creating  a relationship between mind, wind, and sky. Wind is the medium. sounds are the keys to reinforcing the bond between the mind and the sky. Controlling the wind element at individual level is called 'Pranayam'. We can say that the temple architecture provides a natural stage of 'Pranayam', not with any definite individual efforts, but through various forms, shapes, rituals, and sounds. These parameters establish a unique path correlating the wind and the sky. Domes and pyramids in the temple transform the sound to a Mandalas (spherical response). The echo of this rhythmic primordial sound takes, the wind to the sky activating the 'Gurutatva' in the human mind.

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