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A home built according to a very old philosophy
by Ken Byron
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4 September 2008
On 4 September 2008 courant.com reported:
Bristol, located in central Connecticut, USA, is the city where Dennis and Nancy Zettervall have built a home based on the principles of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, an architectural building approach that goes back thousands of years, which was introduced to the United States by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Founder of Transcendental Meditation.
It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring
fulfilment to the field of health.
Dennis Zettervall said that the couple built the house on the ancient Vedic principles because they are based on nature's laws, and occupants of this type of building experience healthier living.
'Our experience here is totally different from a regular house. I couldn't imagine moving to a normal house,' he told Courant.com.
The Zettervalls have been practising Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programme and thought building a home on Vedic principles was a logical step. The article explained, 'The key part of the house is its orientation. As with all Vedic buildings it faces true East, where the sun rises.' It mentioned other principles including avoiding a south or west entrance. The very center of the house is a special space called the Brahmasthan. 'The Zettervalls have put a tall, decorative pedestal in the spot.'
Room proportion and room orientation are important in Vedic architecture because certain activities, such as cooking, are performed best in specific areas.
Nancy Zettervall was quoted as saying, 'Sometimes I don't feel like cooking but once I get into the kitchen I feel more energy and I'm ready to go.'
Vedic houses must be built with precision in order to conform to the exacting measurements.
According to Susan Lauer, administrator for Fortune Creating Buildings of Iowa, 'Everything is specifically done in a certain way to get the maximum benefit.'
Her company 'provides building plans and consulting services for Vedic houses in this country', the article stated.
The Zettervall's son Kyle was the home's builder.
The article quoted him as saying that because of the precise guidelines, contractors who worked on the house 'had their doubts about it, but when they got started they felt different working here'.
The family hopes their special house—built with precision and love—will be passed down from generation to generation.
Dennis Zettervall said about his son's building efforts, 'What Kyle ended up doing was writing a love letter to his parents.'
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