Secret of Vaastu – Part 1

By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

Ayadi Calculations: Measures of Light and Sound That Bring Spiritual Peace and Comfort

Spiritual calmness, spiritual bliss and material well-being are the most sought after goals of human kind. These are the qualities offered by buildings created by the use of principles of Vaastu Science and Technology. Manifesting these qualities requires knowledge of unique mathematical formulas articulated in the tradition of Vaastu Science and Technology.

These formulae consider the perimeter of the temple or house, the ratio between the length and the width of the perimeter, the height of the ceilings/ walls, the height and pitch of the roof, the size of windows and doors, the size of open space in the center of the temple or house, and more. The Shilpis of India have kept this secret for millennia. The fundamental measure from which many of the above measures are derived is called Ayadi Calculation or Ayadi Gananam. This calculation forms the core of Vaastu Technology and was known as Vaastu rahasya – secret of Vaastu.

The harmonious resonation of the wavelength of the building with that of the inmates is the main aim of Ayadi Gananam. (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati; Ayadi Calculations, 2003)

Ayadi calculation is a measure of the exact size of the container that encloses space. Space is filled with vibrating energy particles. When Space is enclosed, the size and shape of the boundaries that enclose that space and those particles determine the frequency in which the space vibrates.

If four walls such as in a building enclose energetic space, the building becomes alive with that special energy and becomes a living organism with rhythmic vibrancy determined by the Ayadi measurement. Just as we humans feel and vibrate with cosmic essence, the Temple or house also feels and vibrates. A specific Ayadi calculation is chosen that has a known rhythmic vibration that promotes spiritual bliss and material wellbeing. The calculations chosen will resonate those qualities our own inner vibrations and by this resonance the dweller of the house is able to be in harmony and communion with the universal space (Mayamatam) and to experience spiritual bliss.

The use of arbitrary length and width measurements are to be avoided. Or else, it would cause disorder in the energy flow within the built space. (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati; Ayadi Calculations, Mathematics of Vibrational Matching, 11/2003)

If the proportionate measures fall short of /are reduced, then there would occur severe diseases and if the ordained measures get  increased, then the one who commissions the silpin for such designs, would be ruined. (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, Who Created God, P. 99)

Modern architecture uses arbitrary measures in its design and more often than not it falls short or goes beyond measures that produce life – giving qualities. While modern architectural measures may make sense in terms of utility, they do not make sense to God.

The concept of visible and aural forms is explored in Pranava Veda, and Upanishads such as Tejo Bindu. Tejo Bindu describes two Brahmans – Sabda (sound) and Para Brahman (light). This Upanishad echoes Mayans assertion that to understand the material world you must understand the unmanifest world. Like that, Tejo Bindu asserts that to understand Sabda (sound) you must understand Para Brahmam (light). Implicit in Mayan’s statement is the concept that the unmanifest brings forth the manifest. And, implicit in Tejo Bindu, light brings forth sound.

Understanding that light precedes sound, helps us to understand that sound has its basis in inner vision. This inner vision is likened to intuition and is subtle in nature. It is this inner vision that brings meaning to the sound that we hear. This meaning is really only derived by the action of the Unmanifest Pure Brahmam. It is awareness itself. When we allow ourselves to be quiet inside we can experience our own inner awareness – inner vision – Brahmam. This awareness is called Artha Brahmam or Vastu Brahmam by the shilpins. Vastu Brahmam is called Oli in Tamil – meaning light The Luminous Being (Artha) and the Sonic Being (Sabda) are the raw materials from which material light and sound emerge. And, it is actually this Luminous Being Oli that is at the root of it all aural and visual forms in the manifest world. It is Primal light or Luminous Form that is in fact called Vastu.


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, For any questions please visit


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