Ishaan: Our Planet’s Sun


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Parmar, K. (2023). Ishaan: Our Planet’s Sun. Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism, (4), 360–370.


Humans have been allegorists since time immemorial. Through this art of narrating, even the most mystical learning has been presented in accessible forms through scripture and doctrine. India too has left a trail of allegories, a metaphorical approach to the basis of creation, including Vastu – the art of spatial planning and geometry. Vastu is often blended with the jargon of mythology, but it is universal when put into practice rationally. This look at it is merely an illustrative introduction to an age-old indigenous architectural practice of Indian origin. The primitives are often mistakenly seen as too naive for today’s world. The following is an attempt to connect the diverging threads of today’s deconstructive intelligence and the enduring metaphysics of Vastu.


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