Recommended Books
by Dr. Ganapati Sthapati:

1. Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda (400 pages) – this is a “bible” for Vaastu design and construction. 

2. Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda, Illustrations Volume II (126 pages) 

3. Shilpi Speaks series – 18 Vaastu Purusha Mandala (49 pages) 

4. ‘Shilpi Speaks’ Series No. I An Overview of Mayonic Aintiram (16 pages)

5. Mono Science and Technology of Mayonic Origin - Ayadi Calculations (42 pages)

6. Key Notes on Mayonic Science and Technology of Indian Origin (109 pages)

Dr. Ganapati Sthapati's books can be purchased from
1. A bookshop in Chennai called "Jayalakshmi Indological Book House"
owner is S. Amirthavalli (ask her suggestions on books. She is great!)
phone in Chennai: 044- 249-90-539
Address: New No. 11 (Old No. 6)
Appar swami Koil Street,
(Opp. Sanskrit College)
Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004

2. Books can be also requested from Vaastu Vedic Trust in Chennai, India via email or

Main Sources for Architectural Vaastu Shastra are
Manasara 7 volumes
Mayamantam 2 volumes

This is another important book on Vastu Shastra:
Samarangana Sutradhara 2 volumes
The Canons of Indian Art by Tarapada Bhattacharyya

These authors are very important:
Alice Boner
Bettina Baumer
Stella Kramrisch

Other important books related to Vaastu Shastra:
1. The Vastuvidyasastra Acribed to Manjusri translated by by E. W. Marasinghe
2. Indian Architectural Theory by Vibhuti Chakrabarti
3. Vastusutra Upanishad by A. Boner, Sarma, Baumer
4. A Text Book of Vastuvidya by Balagopal T. S. Prabhu, A. Achyuthan
5. Surya-Siddhanta translated by Ebenezer Burgess

This website is superior:

Superior 5 volumes of "Prakrti Integral Vision" series and I found them on-line!



Your Happy House – Illustrated Vāstu Shastra for Everyone

108 pages, size 9″x 6″ with 45 color illustrations.


Vastu Shastra, interior design, architecture and practical tips for homeowners - how to energetically enhance your living space.

ISBN 978-0-9987405-0-8

Discover the art and science of feeling good at home!

Have you ever wondered why you feel so radiant inside your favorite indoor space? That wonderful feeling is Vāstu Shastra at work.

Vāstu is an ancient architectural method from India that’s entering mainstream practice all over the world. It’s the key to healthy home building.

Can be purchased here:

or here:


Vastu Architecture: Design Theory and Application for Everyday Life Paperback – 

by Michael Borden

Mandodari contributed and continues writing her articles for the International Sivananda YogaLife Magazine which can be purchased or viewed here: And also donated her articles to Hidu Today magazine based in London, England.