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6 August 2011
A beautiful Maharishi Vastu* home has been built in the capital city of Ghana, the Accra metropolitan area, which is situated along the Atlantic coastline of Africa. It is one of the very first residential Vastu homes in all of Africa.
The house has 3 bedrooms and a meditation room, and is the local Center for the Transcendental Meditation® program. The family that owns it had a very strict budget, and working with their Vastu architect, packed a lot of useable space into this home.
The owner reports that since he and his family moved into their Maharishi Vastu home, which also serves as his office for the national administration of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) organization, there has been a significant increase in TM activity and expansion of the organization. This has necessitated the acquisition of additional property to accommodate further expansion. The feeling within the building is one of calmness, confidence, and security, which is shared by the family and visitors alike.
To people in the West who are familiar with standard building and framing techniques, this house would be unique in that it has almost no timber (or steel) in the structure at all. One can see that the house foundation is very substantial. Mud brick gives the structural integrity and bears the weight of the home.
The dominant presence of voracious ants in Accra (the name is derived from the Ghanaian word for ants), whose chief diet consists of wood or wood-based products, makes mud brick the logical and secure medium for building material. Also, the raw material is very easily obtainable.
For more about Maharishi Vastu architecture, visit: www.maharishivastu.org/
This post appeared in the August 2011 issue of At Home in Maharishi Vastu®—The Newsletter of Maharishi Vedic Architecture.
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* Vastu refers to Vastu vidya, Vedic architecture—the knowledge of design and building in accord with Natural Law—brought to light in its completeness from the Vedic literature by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as Maharishi Sthapatya Veda.
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