Legend behind Vastu is described in Chapter 252 of Matsya Purana. Lord Matsya narrated the story to Vaivasvara Manu.
When Lord Shiva was fighting with Andhakasura, sweat drop fell from Lord Shiva's forehead which gave rise to new creature which wanted to devour the three worlds.
तदिदानीं प्रवक्ष्यामि वास्तुशास्त्रमनुत्तमम्। पुरान्धकवधे घोरे
Sthapatya Veda is an upaveda of Atharvaveda.
Vishwakarma is believed to be an expounder of Vashtu Shashtra also known as (or includes) Shilp Shashtra.
Following are the list of Sanskrit literature (treatise) on Vastu Shashatra from Wikipedia:
Aparajita Vastu Sastra
Maha-agamas (28 books, each with ...
Varaha Purana, Chapter 76, describes the Asta Dikpala (eight guardians of directions) and according to this, Ishana is the ruler of north-eastern direction.
1-2. On the resplendent eastern part of Meru full of different minerals and in the form of a circular extension, there is the city of the immortals full of mighty gods and demons, full of gold and ...
What you heard definitely has a scriptural basis. This Matsya Purana chapter mentions the various types of soils suitable for various Varna people to build their houses on:
As regards the DAYS, all the days of a week are good, except Sundays
and Tuesdays. In regard to YOGAS, construction should not start on the
following yogas viz. Vyaaghat, Shula, ...
So to rectify Vasthu dosha , can Yagnas, Veda chanting would help ?
Yes,One can recite the following Suktam from Rig Veda to pacify Vastu Purusha and lessen the effects of Vastu Dosha:
Vasthoshpathe is the God who protects residencial buildings. As soon
as a building is built he occupies it. So immediately after a house is
built, the guardian of the ...
The term 'Ishana' explained in details here shows how it is connected with Lord Shiva:
1) Īśāna:—One of the five aspects of Śiva, known collectively as the
Pañchabrahmās. They are emanations from the niṣkala-Śiva. Īśāna,
according to the Rūpamaṇḍana, should have the colour as pure as that
of the crystal; his head should be adorned with a jaṭāmakuṭa
From this answer, we know which deity rules over which direction.
Kubera (North) Yama (South) Indra (East) Varuṇa (West) Īśāna
(Northeast) Agni (Southeast) Vayu (Northwest) Nirṛti (Southwest)
Now, in our head we have 7 (8 if we count the Brahmarandhra) orifices viz - mouth, 2 eyes, 2 nostrils, 2 ears.
And, the organs of procreation and excretion are ...
First of all, Holi is celebrated on the Phalguna Purnima day.
Here i'm referring to the book "Essence of Dharma Sindhu" which quotes from Scriptures like Matsya Purana and others while discussing Vastu Prakarana:
Vaishaakhey Phalgune Poushey Shraaaney Maargasirshakey, Grihaarambha
Prave shoustah stambhocchraayas chashasyatey||
A Pyramid will have 5 faces.
The Vedic literature contains many hymns, describing spiritual aspects, in esoteric fashion. So if we consider those esoteric mentions, we can infer that a Pyramid is a an symbolic representation of panchabhutas or 5 elements.
Agni - Fire
Vayu/Indra - Air
Varuna - water
Earth - Aditi
Space/Heaven - Tvastr
Earth and ...