Time, the creative element!


The vibration of the OM light is called Time or Kaalam. The vibration of the primal OM light is the dance of Lord Shiva and that of sound is Uma. Hence ‘Omkara’ Natana. Uma is ‘word’ (vaak) and Shiva is ‘meaning’ (artha). So, Mayan says that Kaalam is the creative element of all the objects of the universe and adds that the universe itself is the product of Time. “Time is the creative source of all objects. It is time that changes into form. It is time that blossoms into the universe and Kaalam thus does wonders” – Mayan. Therefore, Kaalam itself is designated as Kaala Brahman. Kaalam, in simple words is the speed or vibration of energy or light. The summum-bonum of these discussions is that vibration causes all phenomena.

This concept is extended to poetry, music and dance where Kaalam is redesignated as Taalam, maatra or kaalam, the ruling element of all forms of poetry, music and also dance. What would be unique and astonishing is that the same Taala measure is extended to create visual material forms (time-spaces) of which one is the building whether it is a temple or house. Sculptural representations are also born of this scientific theory of rhythm (Taala) and therefore they are divine and worship worthy.”

~ Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, Temple Architecture: The Living Tradition

The Light!


The free space is Light and the Light is Moolam or Source of the universe and universal forms. Light is Brahman, Atman, and Vastu Brahman – Nun porul in Tamil. The embodied energy is Vaastu Brahman/Vaastu Purushan. The space enclosed in a building is Prasada Purushan – energized building – Building is a living organism, built of musical units of measure. Architecture is the supreme achievement of mathematics.

~ Mamuni Mayan in ‘Aintiram’

Fabric of the Universe…

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

Hope you have learned a lot on Vastu Science & Vaastu Technology and more than that about life, creation and manifestation from the Source through the book “Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science” by Jessie J. Mercay. It reveals and illuminates the mechanisms of creation from intangible Absolute Space through the weaving of the fabric of creation to the emergence of the material world.

Once again my sincere thanks to Dr. Jessie J. Mercay for allowing me to share this divine wisdom with all. It will be my final post from this book which is also an excellent summary of what we have learned through these days…

The word Brahman as used in this text is both scientific and spiritual. It is an ancient name for the Quantum field – the source of all life.

This book answers our fundamental questions about that source of life. How does unmanifest, potential energy become manifest, material form? How do the buildings we live and work in influence our emotional & physical health and spiritual & material prosperity?

“It is the Inner space that becomes the Primal source and source of creation. It becomes the conscious form. It is the creative urge; it is consciousness itself; it reveals the creative way and process; it illuminates, shedding light everywhere; it effects the completion and fulfillment. Observe the fundamental order of inner space.” (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, Who Created God, p 35­36, quoting Brahmarishi Mayan)

The fundamental crux of Vastu Science and Vaastu Science and Technology is that Mayan, an ancient architect and Rishi perceived that there is one force, one fundamental First Principle from which all life emerges, and in which all life resides and ultimately returns to its Primal state of pure energy. He named this principle Brahmam. He saw that Brahmam, (Absolute Space, Consciousness, Potential Energy) by its own initiative, goes through a specific process to transform and manifest itself as the material world and its objects, Kinetic Energy. Mayan perceived that process was accomplished through a mathematical order and that order could be replicated by humans to unfold specific qualities of Brahmam that would vibrate in a form that brought health, happiness and spiritual bliss to those who partook in that form. That form could be dance, poetry, music, sculpture, or architecture. Not shown but implied is the 8×8 grid behind the octagon and circle. Octagon and circle are simply transformations of the 8×8 grid.

absolute to brahmam

Unmanifest Absolute Space – Consciousness – Brahmam transforms itself into manifest Consciousness – Brahmam in forms such as trees, rocks, people etc.

Science Religion

These three “gunas” or qualities are examples of the intermediary forms of Brahmam as it transforms itself from unmanifest to manifest. They are both forms and frequencies aroused within consciousness as it moves within itself to contain itself in material form. (These forms of Brahmam or First Principle are discussed in-depth in The Science of Mamuni Mayan’s Vaastu Temple Architecture: Savoring Your Own Beauty, by Dr. Jessie Mercay)

The universal laws and building codes of authentic Vaastu Shastra (Mayonic Science) reveal, in profound detail, how to create built space using the precise mathematical formulas, inherent in all creative activities, which take place in nature. A Vaastu structure is a vibrant, self-contained living organism, which serves to enhance positive qualities of life for its inhabitants. Through many readings and deep study, if you choose this path of Mayonic Science and Technology, you will ultimately learn that health, wellbeing and spiritual bliss can be found right at your own.

Ending with the Mayan’s quote in Surya Siddhanta…                                        “Salutations to Brahman, who is beyond speech and thought, who is with manifest form, who is free from attributes, who is the very nature of qualities, who is manifest as the basic support of all the worlds.”



Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.

Pranava Veda – Source?

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

Earlier it saw mentioned that Pranava Veda as a lost science. The Pranava Veda, the foundation for the scientific background of this body of knowledge, was lost for hundreds maybe thousands of years. There is an amazing story about its rediscovery that will shed light on the privilege it is to learn about Mayan and the Pranava Veda.

The Discovery

In a small village in rural Tamil Nadu, India, there lived a scholar and poet by name Veerabathiranar, also known as Kaurmari Dasar. Veerabathiranar was a savant and had a divine gift of perfectly memorizing thousands of verses of ancient texts. The works of Mayan were among the texts he memorized in his younger years.

Veerabathiranar had a special interest in astrology and sought out ancient palm leaf texts at the famed Saraswati Mahal Library in Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India. The Saraswathi Mahal Library contains rare and valuable collections of palm leaf manuscripts on all aspects of art, culture and literature and medical prescription of ancient Ayurveda scholars including patient case studies and interviews in the manuscripts classified under the Dhanvantari section. These manuscripts have been collected for hundreds of years – some of the knowledge is thousands of years old.

In his search for the most ancient texts on astrology, Veerabathiranar found a large cache of very ancient palm leaf texts. He read portions of them and then continued to look for astrology texts. Something inside drew him back to the old cache of texts he found. He kept reading them again and again for four years. He soon came to realize that these texts were of great import. He realized that the legendary great sage and architect named Mamuni Mayan wrote them.

Over time, Veerabathiranar became so entranced by Mayans’ writing that he began to memorize thousands and thousands of verses. He returned on a regular basis to study and memorize what was called the Pranava Veda.

One day many years later Veerabathiranar went back to the library to view the text once again. He discovered that the source texts were missing. They were stolen, sold, or lost in a fire. It was unclear about what actually happened to them. He came to understand that he was the only source available for the preservation of this profound knowledge. He then sought out Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati whom he knew had a great interest in the works of Mamuni Mayan because of Sthapati’s ancient family lineage as a Mayonic architect.

As Dr. Sthapati listened to Veerabathiranar chant the ancient texts he was mesmerized. He soon became overwhelmed with the importance of these scriptures. He realized that this knowledge being transmitted in front of him was the foundation of his own Vaastu lineage and the authentic entire lineage of Sthapatya Veda.

While Mayan was thought of as a mythical being from legends in many parts of India, in the southern region of Tamil Nadu, where he first lived after the great deluge, he was respected as a real human and authentic progenitor of Pranava Veda – the ultimate source of Vaastu Shastras, Agamas, and much of Indian culture. There even exist today places where he was known to have built shrines. His teachings were passed down to his twelve disciples and spread throughout India and to many places in the rest of the world.

Dr. Sthapati’s lineage was part of the tradition begun by Mayan. Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati took great effort in recording, in writing, the fifty – thousand verses of the Pranava Veda that Veerabathiranar recited to him. The Pranava Veda is one of the oldest Tamil Works available today. It is presented as the source of Vedas by Veda Vyasa himself (compiler of the Vedas). This scripture deals with the basic principles of Light, Sound, Space, Time and Self (individual and Universal soul). The Pranava Veda is said to be a detailed commentary on Mayan’s seminal work The Aintiram that is currently a published text.

Dr. S. P. Sabharathnam, a Vastu and Agama scholar and translator of Mayan’s works and many other ancient texts says this about Pranava Veda:

The working pattern of the basic two aspects of Pranava (OM) – OM light and Om sound is the core subject of this work. The nature of Primal Light is analyzed in terms of visible rays, invisible rays, sparks and flames, which are constantly working. In inner cosmos and outer cosmos, (inner cosmos is within every Human body) the nature of Primal Sound is analyzed in terms of audible and inaudible sounds which go hand in hand with the Luminous rays and sparks. The Pranava Veda establishes the truth that there is the basic source of Primal Light, which emits trillions and trillions of luminous beams, which are classified into three – solar, lunar, and fiery. All the visible luminous bodies moving in the near and distant heavens derive their energy only from this Basic Source of Primal Light… The Pranava Veda speaks elaborately on the 64 square grid, micro-abode, five-fold manifestation, five cosmic elements, the positive, negative and neutral interaction between the five cosmic elements and above all the unfailing total identity and correspondence between the inner cosmos (human body) and the outer cosmos.

Some of the worthy declarations made in this Veda are:

  • Who is there in this world who has perfectly realized the greatness and efficacy of the human body? 
  • It is only the perfect human being who could gain the essential knowledge of the Eternal Existence and of the ever-pure Space of Consciousness. 
  • It is only the perfect human being who could gain the beatific intuition and everlasting Bliss. 
  • It is only the perfect human being who could co-ordinate the basic functions of light, sound, space and time. 
  • It is only the perfect human being who could attain the knowledge of Cosmic totality within himself and elevate Himself to the extreme spiritual heights.

The Pranava Veda, which is replete with basic principles and concepts of the ever – expanding universe and the visible and invisible cosmic structures, is sure to benefit the reader in great measure.


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.

Mamuni Mayan – The Grace!


Mamuni Mayan

Since the grace – gilding Mayan occupied his seat under the banyan tree, since the unique science of Vaastu flourished and got propagated from the bottom of the banyan tree through Mayan, since the disciples deeply interested in gaining knowledge, grew large in number, holy temples (seats of learning) were constructed in each town for the study and growth of Vaastu Science and wisdom.

~ Vaisampayana

Vaastu Veda – Link to The Ancient Past 2

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

Veda Vyasa in his Bhagvatam mentions the Pranava Veda:

Vyasa on Pranava Veda

This is paraphrased as: In the ancient past there existed only one Veda and it was called the Pranava Veda.

During the time of the Pranava Veda, India was united as one great country whose borders spanned to Persia, Afghanistan, Nepal and into Cambodia and the Far East. There was no caste or division by religion or color. This Unity also reached to Kumari Continent that once existed in the South Ocean below India but was deluged by water from the melting icecaps (circa 10,000 BC). This fact has been revealed in the Bhagavatam, Sankalpa, Saivagama, and other sources.

The literature that supports the body of knowledge in the Vishwakarma tradition is vast. In India, there were more than 70 Shastras held by the Shilpis. In addition there are over fifteen Shastras written by the ancient Rishi Mayan who was the progenitor of this entire body of knowledge including the previously mentioned Pranava Veda, Aintiram, Suryasidhantam and Mayamatam.

The technical material found in this vast body of literature can also be found in epics, puranas, and throughout the body of literature called the Vedas. References to the scientific, technical and spiritual aspects of this knowledge can be found throughout the Vedas. Once the foundational knowledge from the Pranava Veda and Aintiram is understood then the normally difficult – to – understand Rig (Rik) Veda becomes well understood and profoundly significant.

Chapter 17 in Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapatis’ text, Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda discusses the Upanishads that are left out of the usual list of Upanishads. Apart from the 108 Upanishads, there are non-listed ones that reveal the most basic and subtle principles of cosmic science and cosmic structure, principles not revealed in other Upanishads.

Shilpa Vidya Rahasyopanishad (one of the non-listed Upanishads) brings out the potency of the cosmic science known as Shilpa. Vaastu Sutropanishad refers to the metaphysical question of the origin of form and its importance for the attainment of spiritual realization or “moksha.” This Upanishad throws light on the basic conceptions and practice underlying sacred art.

These Upanishads, if studied and understood, provide a deepened understanding of the other Vedas. According to Dr. S. P. Sabharathnam the Vedas are to be studied and properly understood by those whose minds have first been illumined and perfected by the systematic study of Agamas and Vaastu scriptures.

He mentions that while an Agamic or Vastu Scholar could easily understand that the first Mantra of the Rig Veda speaks of the 5 concentric belts of cosmic structure, no existing commentaries and translations of the Rig Veda offer any reference to the implication of the 5 belts of cosmic structure (as described in this text). This knowledge is revitalized through the Grace of God by the efforts of Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati. He is our root – our moolam.


Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.