Sthapatya ved-vastu sastra: ideal homes, colony and town planning
Sthäpatya Ved embraces the concept of the hilostic origin of the universe. This concept envisages the view that all forms of creativity originate from transcendental consciousness. In this process it completely unites the mind and body, in the process of creativity.
Sthäpatya Ved is a branch of one of the principal Veds, the Atharva Ved. It expounds the principles involved in the areas of Vastusastra (Architecture and Planning), Silpasästra (Sculpture and Iconography), Chitrakala (Painting in all branches).
It envelops within it, the knowledge of Jyotis, AyurVed and Gandharva Ved etc., as these branches of learning too contribute to the final outcome of an undertaking. It also takes into consideration the tenets of Samudhrika Sastra and other branches of Vedic knowledge.
Dr. Niketan Anand Gaur