Brighter and Brighter???

From the lighter shades like beige, greens, whites, now it seems to be the season for brighter shades of pinks, yellows, oranges noticed in the exterior of homes and shops in and around the city.

The main reason for these sudden changes in the choice of colors is because of ‘Vaastu’.
It is said that these bright colors bring prosperity and good luck to the home.

Like astrology and palmistry, Vaastu is supposed to be a complicated and a vast science.
Vaastu is a primitive Vedic science of designing plans of buildings that is said to clout peace and wealth of the populace.

Have these colors brought good luck? Have they really helped in achieving success? This still remains a question to me.

However, it is definitely the belief of the people. Any thoughts? Any experiences?

5 Comments so far

  1. vishnukumar on August 7th, 2008 @ 1:29 pm


  2. gsharma on August 7th, 2008 @ 2:00 pm

    Banglore is a very high tech city. this city is very neat and clean.But the recent bomb blast in the city has shocked evryone because the main it industery is there and it will effect the economy of India. So tghe government should work hard on the security.

  3. Deponti (bglr_deepa) on August 13th, 2008 @ 9:37 pm

    I too have been noticing these bright colours (sometimes as many as 7 around the structure!) and didn’t think of the vastu angle…does vastu really mention the colours as well? If so, why do old houses only have whitewash?

    Nice article!

  4. anjana on August 13th, 2008 @ 9:43 pm

    I’m not sure if the vaastu mentions specific colors but whoever i have communicated with mentioned vaastu talks about bright colors.

    Vaastu is becoming popular in the recent past. If you talk about whitewash, in the olden times, may be they were lesser choice of colors or may be whitewash was cheaper. That’s my perspective. Not sure of the real context though :)

  5. Arjun (roadsidetea) on August 17th, 2008 @ 12:57 pm

    Vaastu is widely debated and subjective concept. It becomes all the more complex in today’s world and more specifically in a country like ours, because we’re always doing a balancing act between modernity and tradition. A vaastu believer will argue that there are proven effects of how vaastu improves lives and brings joy and prosperity and so on; while a rationalist will argue that vaastu is just another blind belief that has no scientifically proven significance. While both stands may have their own merits, my point is that whether or not you believe in Vaastu, it sure can fetch you a good resale value for your property !

    My personal view is that most people don’t understand or comprehend so many of these cultural practices. We really don’t have the expertise to validate the truth behind these concepts and so we end up believing things we hear from people and following them because it helps us overcome a lot of insecurities. Its quite a sad trend in todays time, because information and knowledge are more often than not, distorted and misrepresented; which is why our society is such a socio-cultural haze !

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