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The house whose length is in the perfect East to West direction is called the Suryavaedhee and the one whose length is in the North to South direction the Chandravaedhee.
According to the Bharatiya architectural science called the Vaastu Shaastr or the Architectural Text, the Chandravaedhee house is considered auspicious and is believed to bring in the wealth.
The water-pond or the water-body is taken to be propitious/lucky if it is Suryavaedhee.
The ancient Bharatiya spiritual text titled the BrhmvaeevrtaPuraann says that the square-shaped house which otherwise is deemed to be inauspicious becomes blissful if it is Chandravaedhee in length. Even an otherwise blissful house turns into an inauspicious one if is Suryavaedhee in length.
The Suryavaedhee compound of a building is considered to be ill-fated, too.
There is perfect science behind these seemingly queer beliefs.
Dr Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee’s scientific theory and explanation
The words Sanskrit word ‘Surya’ means ‘the Sun’ and ‘Vaedhee’ means ‘in the direction of’. The word ‘Suryavaedhee’ therefore means ‘in the direction of the Sun or facing the Sun’. The door of a Suryavaedhee house opens in the geographical eastern direction.
The word ‘Chandravaedhee’ means ‘not facing the Sun’. The door of a Chandravaedhee house opens in the geographical northern direction.
The direction of the Suryavedhee house causes it to receive lesser amount of the Sun-heat/energy – (1) Lesser amounts during the Sunrise and the Sunset along its smaller breadth (2) Greater amount along its south-facing longer wall only during the apparent movement of the Sun through the southern direction from the East to the West. Obviously, the north-facing longer walled portion of the house remains deprived of the Sunlight.
Comparatively, the direction of the Chandravaedhee house causes it to receive greater amount of the Sun-heat/energy – (1) Greater amounts during the Sunrise and the Sunset along its East-West faces of the longer portion since more length means exposure of greater portion of the house to the Sun light (2) Greater amount along its East-West faces of the longer portion of the longer walls during the apparent movement of the Sun through the southern direction from the East to the West (3) Only a small portion of the north of the Chandravaedhee house is deprived of the Sunlight.
Let’s refresh a few facts about the Sun and the Earth.
The Earth rotates on its axis from the West to the East. The Sun rises in the East and apparently moves through the south direction in the sky before setting down in the West direction.
The Sun rays fall first on that portion of the house in the morning that faces the Sun.
The Sun rays are beneficial in several ways such as keeping the place warm, dry, killing the harmful germs/bacteria and providing the essential vitamin D to the residents, etc.
The Chandravaedhee house is aligned ideally with the North-South magnetic poles of the Earth as compared to the Suryavaedhee house and hence result into all benefits associated the ideal magnetic alignment.
The analysis done above clearly illustrates that the Chandravaedhee house receives a far greater amount of the Sunlight compared to the Suryavedhee house.
Also, the comparatively greater receipt of the Sunlight/Sunshine means a comparatively healthier environment in and around the Chandravaedhee house.
It also ensures comparatively a healthier life for the inhabitants of the Chandravaedhee house.
All this naturally combines to enable the residents of the Chandravaedhee house to lead a healthy active life, make fruitful decisions and thereby enjoy a fortunate and prosperous life.
The water-pond or the water-body is considered auspicious if it is Suryavaedhee simply because it causes comparatively lesser evaporation and hence ensures availability of greater amount of the water besides keeping the water relatively cool as compared to the Chandravaedhee position/alignment.
The full Sunward faces of all the three walls - the eastern, southern and western walls - of the square-shaped Chandravaedhee house receive the Sunlight.
Whereas the full faces of only the two walls – the southern and the western wall – of the square-shaped Suryavaedhee house receive the Sunlight since the full eastward face of the eastern wall doesn’t receive the Sunlight. The space taken by the door results into the receipt of the lesser amount of the Sunshine by the Eastern face of the eastern wall in the morning.
Even an otherwise blissful house or the compound of a building turns into an inauspicious one if is Suryavedhee in length precisely because of the lesser amount of Sunshine received besides the poor magnetic alignment as compared to the Chandravaedhee orientation
The following points must be kept in mind while reading this scientific research papers:
(1) The explanation is with reference to the northern hemisphere of the Earth. The opposite holds true in the southern hemisphere of the Earth.
(2) The magnetic North of the Earth is located near its own geographical South Pole and the magnetic South near the geographical North Pole.
(3) The houses referred to here are those located between the equator and the North Pole of the Earth. Not the house located exactly on or near the North Pole itself.
(4) The Vaastu Shaastr refereed to here is applicable to only the house constructed independently with no other house touching it in the vicinity. Hence it’s not applicable to multi-storey apartments/towers built in today’s cities.
(5) Further research is needed on this topic.
~ Dr Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee
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