Ar. Sanjay Mahashabde
Mr. Sanjay Mahashabde, an architect by profession, attracted towards Vaidic philosophy, astrology and many ancient texts of Indian wisdom. That has led to creation of Vaidic Sanskar Architechtonics (I) Pvt. Ltd.. He stresses on our ancient philosophy which thinks of human beings not as just creations of flesh and blood but as creatures with soul and mind. Mr. Mahashabde is involved in the research of subtle energy field which envelopes all human beings and everything that surround humans.
Career at a Glance
Mr. Sanjay Mahashabde, an architect by profession, is a multifaceted personality. Since 1988, he is practicing in the field and has designed and developed variety of structures. He worked as a chief Architect of Rani Durgavati Vishwa Vidyalaya (Jabalpur University) for five years. He was a lecturer at Dept. of Architecture in College of Engineering and Technology, Akola.
Though Mr. Mahashabde was busy in the professional field, his thirst for knowledge led him towards research in architecture, astrology and Vaidic philosophy. He has dug deep into the 'Concept of Astronomy in ancient Indian Architecture and its relevance with human comfort'. He has also presented a research paper on 'Concept of energy conscious architecture and its effects on human health, healing and comfort.' Mr. Mahashabde is engaged in the ongoing research on 'The subtle energy fields, (morphogenic fields) grids and zones within and around the building forms and materials.'
Mr. Mahashabde is practicing as a Vaastu Consultant for last 14 years. He has given special consultancy services in over 5000 cases and has received encouraging feed back from his clients. The list of his esteemed clients is increasing day by day.
Mr. Mahashabde is the founder member of a renowned national institute, Institution of Vaastu Sciences (IVS)'. He is also a member of Indian Institute of Architects and Council of Architecture, India.
Mr. Mahashabde has deep faith in ancient Indian wisdom. It is a world renowned fact that Indians from Vaidic period achieved magnificent feats in the fields of Mathematics, Astrology, Architecture, Sculpture etc.
Study of architecture at fort Raigad, the capital fort of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, proved to be a turning point in Mr. Mahashabde's life. He chose it as the subject for Thesis for B. Arch. though the decision was severely criticised. He was fascinated by the fact that nearly four centuries ago, architects and craftsmen built a Royal Court, Darbar-E-Aam, using available energy very efficiently. In this court the location of the Royal seat of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was uniquely selected according to Ancient Indian architecture. From there, one person can address a gathering of 5000-6000 people even today, without the aid of any device. Similarly, small whisper from any corner of the court can reach to the point of Royal Seat. But just a couple of feet away from the Royal Seat, situation changes; not a word can be heard by the people or any sound from the court cannot reach to the place where Maharaja's council of ministers used to sit. This unparallel acoustic wonder fascinated Mr. Mahashabde.
He further dwelled deep and found out why coronation of Maharaj took place on that particular day. On that day, sun rays reached directly to the spot where the Royal Seat (Sinhasan) was placed.
Noted historians and fort lovers Shri Ninad Bedekar, Shri. P. K. Ghanekar, Shri B. M. Alias Babasahed Purandare and late Shri Mahadevshastri Joshi helped Mr. Mahashabde in his study of Raigad.
Indian philosophy believes that the place where you stay or work Effects the lives of its occupants. This very idea led Mr. Mahashabde to create a new concept "Dikpals". The discovery of "Dikpals" is another turning point in the life of Mr. Mahashabde. It is the first ever attempt to use the ancient wisdom in a product which is effective and functional in modern times.
Mr. Mahashabde gratefully acknowledges the blessing of Mahamahopadhyay Yajneshwarshastri Kasture of Chaturvedishwar dham Sawargaon and Shri Nagnath Shastri Inamdar of Bodhan who helped him with their sage like wisdom to see the meanings in old scriptures and eventually to develop "Dikpals".
Mr. Mahashabde has done extensive research on ancient scriptures. He claims on the basis of his thorough study that the Kutub Minar of Delhi was built by Varah Mihir, a pioneer in Mathematis and Astrology. This tower was built to calculate and predict planetary positions, their speed etc.
Balaji Temple at Vashim in Akola is also built on similar principle. The deity in this temple also receives direct sun rays on a particular day & this continues for six months.
Mr. Mahashabde has written no. of articles on Vishwakarma (the designer and planner of this universe, according to Hindu mythology ), Varahmihir and his association with Kutub Minar, Nakshatra Bhuvan around this tower and temple of Vashim. He provides citations from ancient scriptures to support his claim.
In May 1997, an earthquake rocked Jabalpur. Many buildings collapsed, but those buildings or homes, erected knowingly or unknowingly, on the basis of ancient Indian science, Vastushartra, were less damaged, observed Mr. Mahashabde afer his visit for study to Jabalpur. He is propagating that cities should be designed and developed according to Vaastushatra, to make it less vulnerable to natural calamities. He is trying to find out what made ancient structures so strong, yet beautiful and functional and whether we can replicate such structures in the modern world. He is also deeply involved in the concept of 'Vaastu.' The sages of ancient India believed that stars and planets rule certain directions. Mr. Mahashabde is studying to unravel the mystery of the co-relation among direction, its ruling planet, use of certain stones to enhance the good effects and ward off bad effects of planets and other forces.
Some historical temples in India, such as Sun temple of Konark, Mahalaxmi Temple of Kolhapur, temple of Renukadevi at Mahur are unique examples of architectural excellence. Statutes of deities in all these temples are lit by rays either on a particular day or a particular period. That means architects, who designed and built these temples must have studied orbiter path of the Sun in different seasons, throughout the year. Mr. Mahashabde claims that this can not happen unless there is a long tradition of multidisciplinary study of Astronomy, Astrology, Architecture, Geometry and Mathematics.
Through his research in this field, Mr. Mahashabde has developed certain products. They are based on age-old principles stated by Rishis of ancient India. Now a day, it is difficult to purchase a flat or create a building which is flawless according to Vaastushatra. But we can lessen the bad effects if any and enhance good effects of that Vaastu by using certain products, claims Mr. Mahashabde.
Mr. Mahashabde's articles on architectural studies about Kutub Minar, Balaji Temple at Dist. Washim are well accepted by experts as well as by common man.
Due to his varied and deep rooted work, Mr. Mahashabde has bagged many certificates and honors by institution like Institution of Vaidic Vaastu and Research Foundation, the Institution of Vaastu Science (India), The Vaastu World Academy etc.
Feathers in the Cap
Due to his varied and deep-rooted work, Mr. Mahashabde has bagged many certificates and honors from various renowned institutions, like the Institution of Vaastu Science (India), Cosmo Medic Healers Research Association. The Vasstu-world Academy, Institution of Vedic Vaastu and Research Foundation and Jyotish Research Foundation etc. He has also been invited for many national level seminars and conference to present his research papers. To site a few examples, he had presented the papers in the national seminars on 'Scientific literature in Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages', conducted by University of pune (march 1989), In all India congress on Alternate Therapies and Ancient Indian Science organised by COSMEHRA and Bharat Nirman (Feb. 1995).?
These are not just feathers in his cap but also suggest that the multifaceted work of Mr. Mahashabde has been accepted by experts in the academic world.