Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vastu Shastra?

Vaastu Shastra is a scientific structural design principle and is the prime method for synchronizing your structure with nature. It covers your home, place of business and even a sports complex.

How does Vastu Shastra help us?

Nature consists of five basic elements. Your own body is made up of these elements: (1) air (You breath air) (2) fire ( your body temperature) (3) water (4) earth( Your body's minerals) (5) and most importantly Cosmic energy ( energy of planets). When we synchronize our place of business and residence with nature's energies, our personal location becomes a dynamic location, in order for nature to release positive energy to benefit us. Otherwise, those energies fight within each other thus creating an astronomical amount of static and tension in your place of business or home. The result is one of which there are more arguments, more staff turn over, workers' unrest, more accidents, customer dissatisfaction, legal problems and so on.

How is it going to help me?

You are a universe within a universe. Did you notice that your body feels different within different places? The more your place is synchronized with nature, the better the atoms in your body receive the energy, and thus they do not have to struggle to get the energy required. Thus, you will always have extra energy to think and work well.

Can you explain it in a bit simpler manner?

Take for example, on a very cold night you sit near the fire. There, you will feel cozy and comfortable. Instead, think of yourself sitting ON the fire! The elements of you and fire are still the same but the placement of your body makes the comfortable situation into a serious situation. Therefore, a wrongly placed swimming pool, kitchen or electrical panel can create a lot of problems to your family and business. Unfortunately, your innocent eyes may not notice these kinds of mismatched placements of those five basic natural energies and that is the reason you need to try Vastu Shastra.

What is the difference in Feng Shui and the Vedic Vastu Shastra?

Vedic Vastu Shastra is a very scientific understanding of nature with the basic five elements. They are there physically, where as in Feng Shui, it is more of a kind of belief and faith. Feng Shui does not consider cosmic energies while Vastu Shastra is based on it. Without the energy of the sun, the entire universe would be non-existent. If Feng Shui works for someone, then Vastu Shastra will create miracles.

How long does it normally take to notice the benefits of Vastu Shastra?

Normally, it takes one month to six months. It also depends on the amount of rectification recommended applied, the percentage of defects, topography, as well as strengths of your Vedic horoscope.

Do you recommend structural changes if the place is already built?

At the initial stage, we start with minimum or no structural rectifications. Once you see the benefits and advantages, then it is up to you as to how far you want to go in order to receive the maximum benefits of Vastu Shastra.

What factors are the most important to receive the maximum benefits?

The most important factor is the topography of the land. Then comes the water resources. Other elements like trees, electrical poles, direction of your place and the size and shape of land are also important. The last, but equally important is the position of the stars in your Vedic horoscope.

What is a Horoscope ?

A Horoscope is the symbolic interpretation in form of a table (format changes from country to country as well as culture to culture) for the placement of planets in the zodiac for a particular place at a particular time and day.

Its equivalent would be a snap shot of the sky at the same specified time of birth.

Since the system of Indian Astrology recognizes the heavenly bodies in our solar system while taking the rest of the constellations and galaxies as reference points in relation to the planets, we judge the strength of the planets based on the constellation they are moving against.

For the purpose of uniformity we fix the point rising on the Eastern Horizon (called the Ascendant) so as to read the charts with constant values for judgement.

A horoscope would be exclusive to you hence an individual character and destiny for all living beings.

What is Mangal Dosha?(The evil effects of Planet Mars)

Mangal Dosha is a generic astrological term for Malefic ( Bad ) planets placed in certain positions as well as combinations which hamper the married as well as romantic life of a person. Mangal Dosha also contributes to a persons personality and usually makes a person with such affliction in their birth chart , not very adjusting in life and with some character defect which usually causes adversities between partners.

The planets involved are MARS ( At the head of the list called Mangal in Hindi ,the common language of India,hence named after him ), SATURN, RAHU ( Dragon’s Head) and KETU ( Dragon’s name ). These planets when they effect any of the following areas : Family, Happiness, Longevity of spouse, Fulfillment in sexual matters they are generically put up as Manglik Dosha.

The effects of this dosha vary as follows :

Dissatisfaction in married life, Inability to find a person suitable for marriage, Incompatible sexual preference, Inadequate longevity of spouse, low adjustment potential, lack of satisfaction with own spouse and hence looking for other avenues,frequent quarrels and fights in domestic life, Delay in marriage are a few of the effects of this dosha.

A word of caution through, just having Manglik dosha will not give all these bad effects and even the intensity will differ from person to person. So we would advise that such judgement is left to the experts and you do not fall prey to any conclusions.

What is Sade Sati?(Seven and a half years of Saturn)

The period is caused in Indian Astrology when Saturn transits 12th, 1st and 2nd houses from Moon sign This period is called Sade Sati:

Sade Sati is a very dreadful word for the common masses. It occurs after avery 30 years in life.People go by mere traditional convention and general belief that Sade Sati period brings dissatisfaction, disappointments, depression, differences, disputes, disharmony and undesirable results ,but actually this is not the case.Sade Sati consists of 3 cycles of 2 1/2 years called Dhaia (2 and half years) when Saturn transits in 12th, 1st and 2nd houses from Moon sign. The three cycles are explained below as per standard dictum and should not be accepted as such, subject to other conditions laid down below:

IST CYCLE: - In the first cycle, when Saturn transits 12th house from moon for 2.5 years, the evil results are felt by the parents and near relations of the native. The health of grand mother will be affected and may result in her death. The eyesight of the native can be affected necessitating the use of spectacles .Saturn here puts era expenditure.

The position of Saturn may affect the financial position as Saturn aspects 2ndhouse, it may retard environmental activities. If in a birth chart Saturn is passing through the last phase of life may force native to get sanyas VIZ one will be detached from his or her family, wealth, home etc.Fore saking of these worldly things amounts to Sanyas.

In addition to the above during this period, the father of native may have set back or reversal, loss etc. in his profession, and will lead to an extra, unwanted and uncalled for expenditure which may become unbearable for the native.

2ND CYCLE: - During this cycle Saturn transits the moon sign for 2.5 years. During this period, it affects the native himself in domestic and professional fields. Alsodenotes ill health and death of some relations, fear from enemies, journey to distant places and separation from relations like brothers, sisters, wife or family etc. May cause imprisonment, miseries, loss of wealth, fatigue and general debility, loss of friends, Obstructions and delay in undertakings, failure in attempts and increased expenditure.

3RD CYCLE: - Saturn when transits in 2nd house from Moon, third cycle of Sadi Sati starts. It affects one’s health, children and may even cause death if it come in late life.During this transit, loss of health, happiness, loss of position, increased expenditure, financial stress and physical weakness might be felt. Gain of wealth from others, which will be lost, deception through wicked men.May cause death of children too if other combinations to confirm the same are present.

These are the effects of the sade sati of Saturn.

What is Kalsarpa Yoga?

Kalasarpa Yoga is formed by the situation of all planets within Rahu ( Dragon’s head ) and Ketu ( Dragon’s Tail ).Here Rahu ( Dragon’s Head ) must be considered as moving in an anti-clockwise direction. The effects of this combination is general weakness of the birth chart with the good effects of favourable planets curtailed while the bad effects of evil planets are magnified.
The combination works on a lifelong basis however the majority of the effects are felt by 36 years of age and thereafter the person progresses well in life.

Do gems really have an effect? How do they work?

Precious stones when properly selected and used ward off evils indicated by the planets. Different planets have different stones. A proper use of them will also help the native in favorable situations or enterprises. The gems pertaining to a particular planet concentrates the positive energies as well as the specific color of the planet and funnels the effects in the body of the person wearing it by using the system of a filter to allow that particular energy & color to get absorbed in the body.

Can we really reduce the bad effects of planets?

Yes bad effects can be reduced although not fully reversed ( Since we cannot change destiny ) by various remedies prescribed in our ancient Indian texts.

These include recitation / chanting of esoteric words in harmony with the god governing the malefic planet. This is called a Mantra.

Then we have ancient symbols with are imprinted or embossed on metal or other material plaques and then meditated upon to give them the power to ward of the adverse planetary effects. This method is used for peculiar planetary combinations and usually is used at place of work or at home. This is called a Yantra.

Of course the most popular remedy has been the wearing of gems & metals to give strength to the planet causing troubles and hardships.

Lastly is the method of remedies which include various ancient practices ( too detailed for discussion here ) which provide relief from various planetary adversities.

Collectively these practices have provided relief to mankind provided the person does not forget that there is no alternative to action and honesty in intentions to overcome adverse periods in life.

Why is it important to match horoscopes for marriage?

Marriage is one of the most important aspects of life and it is with the help of astrology that we are able to check various issues like the chances of the relationship continuing without a break, harmony in life, whether one person is causing hurdles or pressure on the life of the other partner.

With these cleared the marriage can be performed with much more ease in the mind.

Since we all know a bad relationship can put a person back by a few years so getting the horoscope matched is like buying insurance for a happy and peaceful life.

What principles are checked while matching compatibility for marriage?

The method of checking compatibility is a very scientific method The following areas are checked for compatibility and the cumulative total after giving a weighted importance to each area is 36 points. As per ancient Indian texts the minimum points allowed for the match to be approved is 18 points or 50 %. The different areas are :

1.   PROMOTION OF LUCK FOR EACH OTHER
2.   TEMPRAMENTS ( Intellectual Compatibility )
3.   LONGEVITY OF HUSBAND. ( Growth of family )
4.   LONGEVITY OF WIFE.( Growth of family )
5.   SEXUAL COMPATIBILITY.
6.   LEVEL OF ATTRACTION. ( Children )
7.   HARMONY IN THINKING PATTERN.
8.   COMFORT & EASE IN RELATIONSHIP.( Vibes )
9.   STRENGTH & DURATION OF MARRIED LIFE.
10.   SPECIAL AFFLICTIONS OR UNFORTUNATE COMBINATIONS (Proving harmful to spouse)
11.   SPIRITUAL & EGO DEVELOPMENT OF PARTNER (In relation to each other)
12.   PULSE OR NERVOUS ENERGY ( To cover psychological and hereditary factors so that both the partner do not have the same genetic defects which are passed on to the next generation.


Since every person cannot have harmony in all areas so the ancient texts prescribe at least 50 % compatibility so as to give the marriage a chance to work.

There is empirical evidence to show that the marriages between people with a compatibility factor below 50 %have a lower success rate than ones with figure higher than that.

What principles are involved while naming children as per their horoscope?

Each zodiac sign corresponds to certain sounds as per the list given below. Just like a musical instrument where certain points signify certain sounds similarly the zodiac signs are different places in space corresponding to these sounds as mentioned below.

A person named in harmony with the sound corresponding to his birth chart gets the effects of planetary combinations in a more smooth and unhindered way than those people named in disharmony with their natural birth sounds.

What is Numerology?

Numerology is the study of the numbers and how they relate to certain characteristics, abilities, talents and tendencies of a person. Numbers help define life purpose and play a significant role within the cosmic realm. Our universe has order, and we use numbers to organize it.

What can I learn about myself/others through Numerology?

The amount of knowledge that you can gain about yourself and others through numerology is endless. Some of the main focal points that interest people in regards to numerology include discovering talents, motivations and life purpose. Numerology helps determine how to make the most accurate decisions with regard to life-changing events such as marriage, career change, health, investments, etc. You will learn about the following:

Life path number
Expression number
Soul urge number
Birthday number
Core numbers
Sub-elements
Karmic lessons
Karmic debts
Master numbers
Temperament
Challenge number
Growth number
Maturity number
Converting letters to numbers
Converting months to numbers
And much more!

What are the uses of Numerology?

Numerology helps in determining a person's personality, lucky numbers, and lucky dates that should be used to increase the chances of success. Numerology also helps in determining lucky names, love / marriage compatibility etc.

Is Numerology based solely on my date of birth?

While your date of birth does play a role in determining your path in life, other factors like your birth name serve as a large contribution as well. There are a lot of things you can explore using your birth name and a combination of your birthday and birth name.

If someone shares the same date of birth as me, does that mean we have similar destinies?

People who share the same date of birth will have the same life path number, but everyone’s destiny is different. Your birthday influences 50% of your core numbers. There are many more numbers that are determined based on your name.

How does Numerology differ from Astrology?

Both studies are centered on learning more about one's role in life. Astrology focuses more on the meaning behind each sign of the zodiac and how it influences personality. Numerology helps people gain insight on their past, present, future, and temperament in regards to various numbers. Numerology uses the birth date and birth name to analyze an individual person and to compare people.

Is Number 8 a Tragedy Number?

In numerology, 8 means "harvest" and "reward", "abundance", strength and intensification It is the number of bearing the fruit of your labors, abundance, multiplication of power.... nothing inherently "bad" unless all efforts previous to the 8 were destructive, then the 8 would bear the fruits of destruction. On a different plane it may have just attracted a lot of business men and women or wealthy, influential people. I try to encourage people to go by their "gut" in all instances. Pay attention to numbers so you know the potential, but always verify everything inside of you. If I were looking for an address to have a successful business or a successful home-business, I'd find an 8 address right away! Or if I were naming a racehorse, I'd make sure it figured out to an 8 Expression, ensuring physical strength and lots of money. In other words, 8 is nothing to be automatically feared or avoided, only respected - it's not a "tragedy number."

Is Numerology Fate?

Numerology shows the pattern of your life as determined at birth. Each individual has free will to make the choice to follow or oppose this pattern. Numerology is like a road map. It shows the smoothest or most direct route to your destination. You may choose to take a scenic detour or seek a totally different destination. There is no right or wrong in your choice. But if you want to fulfill the purpose set for your life in the easiest and most successful manner, numerology is a reliable guide.

Is Numerology something new?

Numerology has provided an understanding of life for thousands of years. The origin is lost in prehistory. Pythagoras (c. 600 B.C.), a Greek mathematician, is considered the father of modern numerology. Evidence of numerology is seen in the Judeo-Christian Bible. Have you ever wondered about the significance of repeated numbers... 40 days and nights of rain, 40 years in the wilderness, 40 days of fasting, 400 years in Egypt? 12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles? The ancient Jews had the Kabala, based on a number system.

How do you calculate names from Non-English Alphabets?

We start from the alphabet that we are born with in order to come to the essential information needed to meet our universal symbols - the numbers of our numeric code. Why? Every word, in every language, perfectly reflects the feeling and spirit of the thing that is named by the people that use that language. All languages emerge from, and represent the nature of the people who use them. It's the same way with the alphabet. The alphabet we are born with is only a part of numerology tools helping us to come to our essential being and answer the question why we are here. Our names are the part of the message why we are born under the certain ancestral influence. Decoding it through the belonging alphabet we come to universal symbols, which are numbers. They are the same everywhere. No matter what language the number is used in, the number 1 means the beginning, the origin, the first, the birth. We work using the Latin and Cyrillic alphabet.

Is it practical to rely on Numerology for success?

Numerology is accurate to the degree of expertise of your numerologist. You will make more productive decisions with knowledge of your path. You can avoid dead ends and wasted effort. You will understand why circumstances surround you and how best to deal with difficulties. Numerology does not relieve you of the need to think and to decide. You still need to plan and to work.

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