A Comparative Study on Vaastu Shastra and Heidegger's ‘Building, Dwelling and Thinking’1

  title={A Comparative Study on Vaastu Shastra and Heidegger's ‘Building, Dwelling and Thinking’1},
  author={Reena Patra},
  journal={Asian Philosophy},
  pages={199 - 218}
  • Reena Patra
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Sociology
  • Asian Philosophy
This article aims to correlate Vaastu Shastra, an ancient Indian theory of architecture, with Heidegger's ‘Building, Dwelling and Thinking’ as they explain architecture in relation to the world where we live and build. Design as an evolutionary learning process is fundamentally a hermeneutic. Interestingly, some of the basic principles of Vaastu Shastra are coincidently similar to the points made by later Heidegger. As such, the main concern is to explain how man is related to the building and… 
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