The concept of sthapatya veda also
relates to the design of villages and cities. It is thought that
people are affected by the buildings in which they live and work, as
well as the communities where they reside. In a design that is in
harmony with nature, the person feels content, calm and fulfilled;
while a poorly designed community or structure can lead to sickness,
stress and anxiety.
In modern society, Maharishi Sthapatya
Veda, also called Maharishi Vastu Architecture, is a set of
principles that establish the proportions and orientation of
buildings. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi compiled these rules based on
ancient Sanskrit texts. Examples of such rules include the front entrance of a building
must face east or north. North-facing is believed to ensure
prosperity and happiness, and east-facing promotes spiritual health.
Other factors considered are the location in relation to the sun at
particular times of the day and in relation to bodies of water, among