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In spite of the lofty Himalayas standing in between, India and China share many of their intellectual recipes with one another. Martial arts and Buddhism have found their way to China from India.
Owing to the similarities observed, Vastu and Feng shui are believed to be inter-related since some 4000 years odd. The town planning of Harappa and Mohenjadaro have streets cutting each other perpendicular, and the houses faced the cardinal directions. Also each house has a central courtyard. The temple was placed in the centre of the city. This structure confirms the existence of Vastu and Feng shui during the Indus Valley civilization. Since China had cold winds and hostility from the Mongols of the north, the north direction had less significance and south is auspicious. Since India has benefits from Himalayas and north, the north direction is auspicious to Vastu. Both Vastu and Feng shui blend astronomy, geography and magnetic fields in their system. Both the sciences are rational and based on Nature. While Vastu is rigid in its rules, Feng shui is flexible. Both Vastu and Feng shui have common objective to make man’s life in harmony with nature, so that he could use energy for other constructive activities.