things are often symmetrical in shape. But nature prefers
asymmetrical forms wherever aspects like preservation and
growth are involved.
rarely makes a perfectly regular crystal. In the language
of crystallography, there is usually at least one
dislocation, which is a necessary condition for growth at
low supersaturation. Asymmetry in nature is a catalyst
for propagation of life and evolution. Potential
difference is the essential condition for energy
transformations and current flow. Mathematics can take
shape only when the stable ‘zero’ goes asymmetric through
addition or subtraction of the uneven number ‘one’.
bahusyam prajajeya”, the Vedic thought reflects
concept of asymmetry. In the natural forms asymmetry of
energy always implies evolution of creative life.
Vastushastra principles reflect the essence of asymmetry.
In fact, it would not be out of place to visualise
ancient Vastushastra as a minute replication of nature
and energy in three-dimensional form using physically
Vastushastra, analysis of asymmetry begins with the study
of geomagnetic axis. Since geomagnetic flux lines are
unidirectional (North-South), the asymmetric effects are
evident in other directions. Because the earth’s
rotational axis is inclined by 22.5 degrees to its plane
of revolution around the sun, all the earthly forms are
exposed to asymmetry. Asymmetry is also seen in
gravitational effect which is a function of interacting
masses and distance between in-between.
entire nature flows out of asymmetry and all the energy
forms, current-flows, and their actions are asymmetric in
nature. The key to creative utilisation of this asymmetry
lies in the nature itself. Helix is the most common
naturally available antidote to anomalies and destructive
effects resulting from energy imbalances.
nature, uniformity is evident in formation or
construction of dwellings suitable for a particular
species and serving a limited purpose of safety against
destructive natural forces.
sapiens, gifted with the power of thinking and ability to
imitate nature, learn from the nature and project their
creativity through construction of material objects.