ARTICLES ON VASTU
Mayas’ Pyramids Built By the Vedic Architect Maya? (by Marcus
Nowadays, it is generally known that Columbus
was not the first to discover America. In the course of centuries,
almost every seafaring culture set out to the American continents.
In the last few years, direct traces have been discovered which lead
from India directly into the heart of the Maya Culture of Central
In the scriptures of South India, countries
located south of India and their relation to the Vedic culture were
mentioned. Following these traces, the renowned Vedic architect Dr.
V. Ganapati Sthapati travelled to Peru in spring of 1995. His
ancestors had built the big Shiva temple in Tanjore approximately a
thousand years ago, and he himself continues to build temples all
over the world according to the same principles of Vedic
architecture. Merely studying old Sanskrit and Tamil scriptures on
architecture caused him to assume that there had to be a connection
between South America and India.
Not only is its plot based exactly on the same
geometric matrix, the Vasatipurusha Mandala, but also its form is
identical with the South Indian Vimana (temple domes) even in
details. Furthermore, there are amazing similarities as to
Dr. Sthapati discovered that the South-Indian
measure/rule (Kishku yardstick approx. 33 inch) was used mainly in
the Peruvian region of Kushku. Residential buildings were also built
strictly according to the principles of Vasati, as developed by Maya
Danava. Its plots, position of doors and windows, proportions, form
of roofs, inclination angles of roofs, diameter of columns, width of
walls etc. are perfectly in accordance with the rules of Vasati,
which are still applied in 60% of all houses built in India nowadays.
Residential buildings were also built strictly
according to the principles of Vasati, as developed by Maya Danava.
Its plots, position of doors and windows, proportions, form of roofs,
inclination angles of roofs, diameter of columns, width of walls
etc. are perfectly in accordance with the rules of Vasati, which are
still applied in 60% of all houses built in India nowadays.
Considering so many similarities, it is hard
to believe in accident as an explanation. In addition, also the
techniques applied by the Maya to erect their buildings and to
hammer their huge stones for temples and pyramids are identical to
those still taught and applied by Dr. Sthapati today. They have been
described by Maya Danava in his books on Vasati.
Did Maya Danava really travel from South India
to Peru, or did he originally come from South America to become a
famous architect in India later? This question can only be answered
if we take into account the mystical personality of Maya Danava.
According to historical records of the Vedic
culture, Maya Danava’s influence on man was prevailing for 8000
years. But at the same time, he is described as a being from another
planetary system who is equipped with all sorts of mystic powers and
with an astronomic life span. Had the same Maya Danava first worked
as an architect in South India and published Vedic texts in order to
contribute later to the development of the Maya Culture in Central
America, which shows a number of similarities with the Vedic India
also in fields different from architecture?
It is also very interesting to have a closer
look at a linguistic comparison. Even today there are a number of
words in the Maya language which indicate a relation to the Vedic
culture. The Maya word K’ultanlini refers to the divine
power and has obvious similarities to the Sanskrit word
Kundalini which also refers to the life power and the power of
The Sanskrit term yoga can be found
again in the Maya word Yok’hah, which means at the top of truth. For
our considerations, it is most interesting to investigate the
connection between the Maya word Chilambalam which is the name for
the temple room of the caste-pyramid Chichen Itza. This pyramid has
the same plot as a South Indian temple vimana. Both are based on a
grid consisting of 8 x 8 squares.
In Vasati such a square grid is called Manduka
Mandala, the frog mandala. The centre is formed by a square made of
four squares, which corresponds to the Brahmasthana, the place of
Brahma. At this location the divine energy is so strong that it is
not suitable for people to live there.
Both in the Vasati temples and in the Maya
pyramids the most sacred place of the whole structure is located
exactly in this square. The Mayas call this area Chilambalam,
which means sacred room. This room is cubic and corresponds to the
original form of room itself in Vasati.
Adhering to this principle, there is a
Shiva-temple in South India in which the sacred room or the room of
consciousness is being worshiped. This temple with immaculate
proportions is called Chidambaram and ranks amongst the
most famous Vasati temples of South India next to Shri Rangam. The
same concept of the sacred room or hall of consciousness was called
Chilambalam by the Mayas. Another perplexing parallel.