The
goal of this course is to work out the scientific foundation of
Vasati, the millennia old Vedic art of architecture. It will be
demonstrated that Vedic metaphysics in its essential aspects shows a
significant accordance with the modern scientific concepts of space
and matter.
A
mathematical exact analysis of the Vedic model of the universe (Bhumandala)
— which serves as basis of Vedic cosmology — will show that this
correlation is not limited to philosophy and metaphysics. Evidence
will be supplied for the thesis that the model of
Bhumandala is based upon a
logarithmic fractal concept of space, a concept that has been
rediscovered only in the last few decades by Russian scientists. It
has been named “Global Scaling” by the German physicist Dr. Hartmut
Müller.
Since
the most essential ordinal symbol in Vasati — the
Vasatipurusha Mandala — can be
described as an abstraction of Bhumandala,
there are grounds for the assumption that the scientific laws of
Global Scaling can be found too in the technical details of Vasati.
This
thesis is elaborated by the present course, which proves a
correlation between Vasati and Global Scaling in two fields: First,
the geometric structure of the Vasatipurusha
Mandala clearly follows the mathematicalnumeric structure
which is derived by applying the matter distribution of the universe
on a measure axis in logarithmic scale. Second, most of the Vasati
principles can be derived as resonance conditions of the cosmic
gravitation wave according to Global Scaling.
This
approach offers a key to solve a contradiction caused by two
different common applications of the
Vasatipurusha Mandala in the old Vasati tradition. Being a
central thesis of this course, the resolve of this contradiction
leads to a higher understanding of Vasati, based on a scientific
foundation. To do so, we will distinguish between a metaphysical and
a physical Vasatipurusha Mandala,
under consideration of the ideas in Global Scaling. At the beginning
of the planning, the Sthapati (Vasati architect) lays down the
metaphysical Vasatipurusha Mandala. By
this ceremony, the space enclosing the building is defined
spiritually. Nothing, particularly no walls, must be built on the
lines of this Mandala. After having
erected the building frame in the area of the metaphysical
Vasatipurusha Mandala suitable for
building, a second Vasatipurusha Mandala
is defined by the outer walls of the building, namely a physical
Vasatipurusha Mandala. The lines of
this Mandala, which serve as plan
grid for the building itself, are most suitable for the walls.
Expressed in the terms of Global Scaling, the lines of the
metaphysic Vasatipurusha Mandala
correspond to the nodal points of the vacuum compression wave of the
cosmic gravitation wave, whereas the lines of the physical
Vasatipurusha Mandala correspond to
the nodal points of the matter compression wave. Both waves have a
phase shift of a quarter wavelength. This is the reason why both
kinds of Vasatipurusha Mandala are
scaled differently.
This
course will further explain the modular planning system of the
SouthIndian Sthapatis, who use the
physical Vasatipurusha Mandala as plan
grid. Also their mathematical calculations for the measures and
proportions of the ground plan will be presented and related to the
formulas in Global Scaling. With practical examples it will be
demonstrated that a ground plan can be optimized geometrically and
numerically by using simultaneously, without contradiction, the
modular planning system of the SouthIndian
Sthapatis and the principles of Global Scaling. From this
synthesis a new dimension of Vasati is derived, which in our opinion
is a great step toward the original form of Vasati.
To
summarize, this course presents the original scientific,
mathematical and geometrical foundations of Vasati, and it
substantiates that this knowledge, although not being handed down
explicitly, was an essential aspect of Vedic science.
The following topics will be addressed:
·
The
metaphysical basis of the Vedic cosmogony corresponds to the
principles of Global Scaling.
·
The
Bhumandala model of the Vedic
universe is structured in a logarithmic hyperbolic fractal way; thus
it follows the basic structures of Global Scaling.
·
The
Vasatipurusha Mandala is an
abstraction of the Bhumandala model.
·
There
are two kinds of Vasatipurusha Mandala,
the metaphysical and the physical.
·
The
structure of the physical Vasatipurusha
Mandala corresponds to that of the matter compression wave of
Global Scaling.
·
The
structure of the metaphysical Vasatipurusha
Mandala corresponds to that of the vacuum compression wave of
Global Scaling.
·
On the
basis of the physical Vasatipurusha Mandala,
the SouthIndian Sthapatis were
planning in accordance with the cosmic gravitation wave.
·
The
measure system of Vasati agrees with the resonances of the cosmic
gravitation wave.
·
The
modular planning system is in resonance with the cosmic gravitation
wave, geometrically and numerically.
·
The
resonances of the cosmic gravitation wave determine the structure of
towns and landscapes.
This knowledge can be used to evaluate
the quality of a certain site.
