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An Introduction to Vaastu

An Introduction to Vaastu

This Indica Course is an introduction to the world of Vaastu Shastra that has been a part of the Indian tradition that began in the Vedic times and has continued through the Buddhist and Jain periods.

15 Hours
Date & Time

10 February 2023 - 14 April 2023

7:00 PM -8:30 PM IST

Every Friday


Course Fee: ₹3500
Enrollment Manual
Medium of Instruction
One year from the end date of the course
Online through INDICA Courses Portal
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This Indica course is an introduction to the world of Vaastu Shastra that has been a part of the Indian tradition beginning with the Vedic times through the Buddhist and Jain periods. There is a lot of misconception regarding Vaastu knowledge today and we hope to bring greater clarity on the subject through this course. There have been shifts in architecture, lifestyles and building practices over the years. More and more people are feeling called to question current practices and re-align to healthier ways of living. 

We hope to equip aspirants with the background of Vaastu to navigate and address these shifts. The current education does not provide us with a solid foundation and that makes it imperative for learners to raise awareness of our own cultural awareness of traditional knowledge on their own.

Overview of Traditional Knowledge

  • Traditional Knowledge consists of the self, the space, food, medicine, and the built form
  • Finding the balance between all these elements is the beauty of the Indian tradition
  • Vaastu Shastra is not separate from life, it has been pushed as something different today.
  • From the time of the earliest people or in the habitat of animals and birds, they have always built in consonance with natural energies.
  • The ability to discern the quality of that space is primary to the Vaastu Shastras and this comes from old traditions, where you are actually aware of things that are perceived by the senses and sometimes beyond the senses.
  • This imperceptible energy pattern in the world is the first thing that you have to become aware of
  • Just as Yoga deals with aligning body, breath & mind, Ayurveda deals with the alignment of body energies and healing, Vaastu deals with the alignment of body

Course includes

  • Live sessions
  • Access to class recordings (for asynchronous participation)
  • Certificate of Completion



Sashikala Ananth

Smt. Sashikala Ananth is an architect by qualification and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the Madras School. She  has researched the classical Indian science of Architecture – vastu, for over thirty years. She was a student of Sri Ganapati Sthapati a leading authority on the Vaastu Shastras (for 10 years between 1982-1992). She also studied Yoga at the KrishnamAchArya Yoga Mandiram.

Having studied the Vaastu texts extensively, assimilating traditional wisdom and exploring its field application, she has worked on projects incorporating the wisdom of vastu in creative and harmonious ways with the modern lifestyle.

Sashikala Ji is also a behavioural scientist. She obtained her certification from ISISD in 1984. At present she is a fellow of Sumedhas – Academy for Human Context. Her work as a behavioural scientist has been largely focused on helping NGO’s and Educational Institutions.

A recipient of the Ashoka Foundation Scholarship for innovative contribution to the field of architecture, she was also part of a team which made the 1991 National award winning film ‘The Living Tradition, A Shilpi Speaks’ that explains the traditions of the sculptor.