Pyramidal use in worship places:
What is Pyra-vastu:
This art of “correction without
demolition” technique is also called
Pyra-Vaastu method. The
ancient civilization was largely God fearing and spiritual.
By this inner strength, they could know the secrets of super
power i.e. almighty God and they gained very deep knowledge
to get invisible positive energies from different ways. Of
course, pyramid science also took place therein. If one sees
the great pyramids which Egyptians built in olden times.
during the era of ancient Egypt, the building science was
slightly different and most of the structures had a
pyramidal shape on roofs. Many ancient Egyptian people were
engaged in construction of various buildings in Egypt and
they had extreme expertise on it, therefore Egyptian
pyramids have become a land mark in the olden times history.
The real faith how life should be full of meaning was a
matter of great concern those days. The Old Testament has
the teaching and study of various sources. The above was
seen on macro level whereas the proof of their energy can be
seen with the help of nano technology that works on the
micro aspects of this art.
and new testament have few things in common. All the worship
places were built with a large conical or tomb like
for positivity process.
Indian temples of god, Ggurudwara, mosque, church, pagoda
etc. are the clear examples telling som
ething concrete about the pyramidal structure and its
importance. Not in olden days, even today also all the
religious places are mostly pyramidal like recently built
“Lotus Temple” of New Delhi (India).The above inspired the
vastu consultants to incorporate pyra-vastu to their
methodology of warding off the negative energies from the
buildings. Gradually pyra-vastu is becoming an integral part
of vastu shastra.
Everyone may easily recollect and agree with the fact that
all the worship places in most of the religions in the world
have pyramidal structure on the top of it making a slanting
surfaces of ceilings all around. How this structure may have
come into existence, is a question of curiosity since long.
Though people in the society have been defining it in their
own terminology, own calculation and own estimates based on
the traditional or superstitious explanation or they define
it to be a practical need. The reasons thought and defined
by different class of people are as follows:
The traditional Justification:
Devotees believe that the
slanting roof does not allow any one to walk upon (upon
Gods it, hence it is good to protect the Gods or deities
from the feet of a common man,
Traditional architects &
old rural mass thinks that being a common place, it
seems to be easy to dust or clean the floor & difficult
to clean up the roof every day, hence the sloppy roof
that does not allow the dust or dirt upon it and allows
it to slides immediately, thus keeps the roof clean,
Few people say that the
Gods stay up in the heaven situated in the sky, hence
the top pointed ceiling towards heaven invites the
blessings of the almighty,
Secular class believes
that in order to convey a straight away message to whole
humanity that the God is one, the similar structure of
top is made in pyramidal shape upon each Mandir
(temple), Masjid (Mosque), Gurudwara, Church, Pagoda or
other similar religious places.
It is also believed that
in order to differentiate the worship place from a
common man’s house, the pyramidal shape has also been
unique and it takes hardly a fraction of second to judge
that this is a worship place. Secondly, one can easily
make out the name of religions or faith by simply
looking at the shape and design of top, cone, slant or
dome easily and one can move there without any
The Historical & Ancient
When the pyramidal shapes struck to human being and since
when he is using this type of structure is incalculable.
Since times unmemorable, the signs and residues are traced
by the archeological teams world wide. Since, the evidence
of such kind of structures are found in the civilization of
Mesopotamia, Indus Valley, Mohan-Jo-Daro, Harappa & other
ancient civilizations. In the 1920s, archeologists found the
remains of stable communities in Harappa and Mohanjodaro.
These sites are in Northern India and Pakistan. For about
1000 years, the Indus Valley civilizations grew here, with
planned cities, brick houses, and paved streets. There were
sophisticated sewage and drainage systems, public baths and
grain storage. This civilization used copper, tin, lead, and
clay for tools and decorations as well. In this era, people
learnt to made dome-type roofs too. People in the Indus
Valley were able to domesticate animals such as buffalo,
goats, and camels. They even traded with other settlements
as far away as the Middle East and maintained a strong
The Harappan group had specific professions, with each
person providing a certain type of labor for the community.
Archeologists discovered that people of the Indus Valley
were also interested in the arts. Therefore, it would be
natural for them to have pyramidal shapes in their
decorative items. Archeologists found remains of decorative
pottery, glazed and fired much as we would do today. There
were also many small seals and carvings, made by a well
trained artisan class.
It is not clear why these civilizations died out. Some
suggestions include a natural disasters, such as heavy
floods or droughts. Other researchers think a new group of
invaders or settlers overtook the people of the Indus Valley
and conquered them but today we can see the collection of
those people in their artwork of house, clay pots, statues
etc. that includes pyramid shaped clay and stone sculptures
and show pieces.
Pyramids Of Egypt:
Most Egyptologists believed that the pyramids
were meant to serve as tombs for the pharaohs. There are
many reasons for why they hold this to be true. One is that
the pyramid structure represents just one point in the long
continuum of the evolution of tomb design. Long before
dynastic kings ruled over Egypt, tombs were little more than
open pit graves. In a passage of time, modifications were
made by different Egyptian civilizations.
The pit was lined with crude bricks and roofed with wood and
clay, and the number of chambers increased. The tomb was
surmounted by a modest superstructure: a mound of gravel
with an outer layer of mud, probably in imitation of the
Primal Mound, the epitome of the creation and regeneration.
By the 2nd Dynasty, brick corbe l roofs had been introduced
as building technique advanced with time. Such a roof took
the appearance of a dome or vault. At this time, the "mastaba"
superstructure (so called because of its bench-like shape)
These were rectangular in plan, with flat roof and walls
that slope outward towards the ground. By the end of the 2nd
Dynasty, royal tombs were subterranean chambers cut deeply
into the stone, accessed by staircases, with mastaba
structures above them.
The 3rd Dynasty saw the true
pyramid-shaped superstructure take form, first as a stepped
pyramid (successive tiers of mastaba built upon one another
and descending in size to the top; see photo above) and then
as a true pyramid with smooth sides. "Pyramid Age" reached
its apex at the beginning of the 4th Dynasty with the
construction of the pyramids at Dashur and Giza, but by the
end of that dynasty, pyramids had become smaller until its
last pharaoh, Shepseskaf, reverted to the mastaba shape for
Though pyramids would again be built in the 5th Dynasty,
they would be of inferior quality and materials. Pyramid
tombs remained popular through the 13th Dynasty, though none
would rival those of the Pyramid Age in size or endurance.
By the 18th Dynasty and on, following several pyramid
revivals, royal tombs had largely become underground tombs
with no superstructure upon them. Gradually pyra-vastu is
becoming an integral part of vastu shastra.