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Milestones in constructing Maharishi Vastu buildings
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2 December 2011
An integral part in the process of building a Maharishi Vastu* (Vedic architecture) home is a series of three milestones, each event involving a short, unique ceremony. The first is breaking the ground, the second is laying the foundation stone when work is about to begin, and the final is inaugurating the new house, when the owners occupy the home for the first time.
In early October, the ceremony for laying the foundation stone was performed in the city center of Erfurt, Germany. Erfurt is the capital of the state of Thuringia, close to the center point (Brahmasthan) of all of Germany.
Each ceremony is scheduled at an auspicious time and day particular to the owner. To determine that timing, the owner will have a Maharishi Vedic Astrology (Jyotish) consultation and then the auspicious date and time (called a Muhurta) for each of the milestones can be determined as they are needed. Each ceremony enlivens the laws of nature that ensure the success of that particular and very important aspect of the building process and occupancy of the house.
This particular ceremony was attended by close to 50 people from all over Germany and neighboring Switzerland, with congratulations coming from everywhere. In addition to laying the foundation stone, there was a flagraising as well as a celebration with comments and background on the construction plans by the architect. Each of the three ceremonies is typically accompanied by some celebratory activities and family and friends participate fully.
This will be the first city Maharishi Peace Palace in all of Europe to be constructed in full accord with the principles of Maharishi Vedic architecture. Construction on the building will utilize the Master Builder system of natural, self-insulating cast-wall panels, which also incorporate the traditional Vedic elements of ornamentation—plinth, pilasters, arches and entablatures.
The photo album Friedenspalast Erfurt (Maharishi Peace Palace in Erfurt) on the Transzendentale Meditation Erfurt page on Facebook® includes new examples of the Vedic ornamentation and construction progress on this building.
Germany: Construction begins on first Vastu Maharishi Peace Palace in Europe
For more about Maharishi Vastu architecture, visit: www.maharishivastu.org/
This post appeared in the December 2011 issue of At Home in Maharishi Vastu®—The Newsletter of Maharishi Vedic Architecture. Global Good News will continue to feature more news from the December newsletter.
* Vastu refers to Vastu vidya, Vedic architecture—the complete knowledge of design and building in accord with Natural Law—brought to light from the Vedic literature by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as Maharishi Sthapatya Veda.
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