In order to find the answers for you, I first educated myself about
Vastushastra (aka "Vaastu Shastra") -- something I'd never heard of!
For anyone else reading this answer who is unaware of this fascinating
science, I recommend this site about Vastushastra for good general
background and understanding:
"Vaastu Shastra: The traditional Indian architecture and design
system, which specifies the detailed methodology of designing
buildings, buying land etc. in order to maximize benefits from the
same for the occupier. This system relies in harmonizing any real
estate development with the five elements of Indian Mythology namely
air, water, earth, fire and space.
VASTUSHASTRA (aka VAASTU SHASTRA, VAASTU SASTRA, VAASTU, VASTU)
RESTAURANTS IN INDIA :
It turned out it was easiest for me to locate these restaurants by
searching for architects and designers who use the science of
Vastushastra. That strategy, in turn, led me to specific restaurants
these firms built or re-designed in accordance with Vastushastra.
(Oddly, it is nearly impossible to find such establishments by using
such obvious search strings as "Vastushastra restaurants.")
I also had luck by searching for "Vaastu hotels." I'm assuming that in
the East, as in the West, you can dine at a hotel restaurant, even if
you're not actually staying at that hotel.
Here are the Vaastu restaurants I found for you:
The Great Punjab Restaurant in Mumbai. Here's an enthusiastic review
of the restaurant, reprinted from the Afternoon Despatch & Courier:
The restaurant is located at "186, Dr. Ambedkar Road, opposite the
Dadar fire brigade and the gurdwara."
advises restaurant owners who want to build and create Vaastu eateries.
At this page see five restaurants that Creators Architecture built in
accordance with the science of Vastushastra:
The five restaurants are:
Gola Northend in Gujaranwala Town (I could not find the precise street address).
Otik in Rajouri Garden (33, J-Block, Community Centre, Rajouri Garden,
New Delhi - 110 027).
4 in 1 Wazirpur Ind. Area (34, Comm. Centre, Kailash Bhawan, Wazirpur
Indl. Area, Delhi-52,
361 Restaurant & Banquet in Pitampura (I found the telephone numbers
for it: 7189958 and 7181395).
Creation Architects of New Delhi is a Vaastu design firm:
Two restaurants they designed are:
"The Dining Block at Velodrome, I.G. Stadium, New Delhi.
Shopping Complex & Banquet Hall at ShriGanga Naga, Rajasthan.
About 120 Shops, Two Large Banquet Halls & Restaurants."
This firm also lists four hotels designed in accordance with Vaastu,
three of which (I managed to confirm) have restaurants:
Hotel Taktsang, Thimpu, Bhutan:
Hotel Neelam, Jaipur
A-3, Motilal Atal Road, Jaipur 302 001
Tel: +(91) (141)2377274/2377281/2377282
Fax: +(91) (141) 2370609
Motel Polaris, Roorkee
has a cocktail lounge and a restaurant.
The firm Vaastu International designed the Multiplex At Jaipur and the
SAB Mall at NOIDA:
Both complexes include restaurants:
M/s Pavilion Restaurant at Cannaught Place in New Delhi is listed as a
client of the consultants from the Institute of Vaastu Design:
As to your second question, are restaurateurs and hoteliers
"benefiting" from incorporating Vastushastra? Yes, they absolutely
are; however, Vastushastra is really just beginning a renaissance; it
isn't all that widespread -- yet.
You may find these three articles of interest:
The ancient science of Vaastu and Feng Shui have come to hotels in the
West. See this July 18, 2002, Reuters report, "Away on Business:
Staying in the comfort zone," by Gunna Dickson, reprinted in Folio
and these practices are receiving rave reviews from guests from around the world.
The Reuters article also reveals that the Hyatt Hotel chain uses
Vaastu in many of its India hotels, including the Hyatt Regency in
Mumbai. Check out the Mumbai Regency's Web site at:
and you'll see they have three restaurants.
As to the impact, and growth, of Vaatsu in India's hospitality
industry: India's Hotelier & Caterer Business Weekly featured this
cover story in its December 2, 2002 issue, "Vaastu Hotels &
From that article:
" . . . the concept of Vaastu is certainly gaining prominence. . . .
But when compared to its presence, awareness and practice in the
hospitality industry, research has revealed that the Indian
hospitality segment is yet to explore the concept to the maximum."
"Vaastu consultant, Devaansh Vaastu Consultancy, Mumbai, explained
that, 'Vaastu as a concept had held a unique position especially in
the Indian culture. But it is only in recent times, that the concept
has received its deserved recognition and acceptance. There are a
number of potential segments and areas which can actually reap rich
benefits and gains out of this age old theory. There are times when we
come across people who have prospered and progressed once they have
shifted to a new place'
" . . .Disclosed Ravipal Singh Gandhi, partner, Great Punjab
Restaurant, Mumbai, 'Vaastu as a concept is definitely worth a try.' .
. . . Revealing his experience with Vaastu further, Gandhi narrated,
'One day a man walked into our restaurant. Making certain
observations, he casually remarked that the tables placed on the South
side of the restaurant gets occupied faster as compared to the North.
Hearing that, we realised his observations were a fact. Probing
further he revealed that, as per the science of Vaastu, if the South
positioning is higher than the north, it has a positive influence on
the business in general, which was the case in our restaurant.
" ' After an interaction and experience with us, there have been few
restaurants which are accepting the concept of Vaastu. Apart from
restaurateurs and few hoteliers in Mumbai, the concept has also found
a place in the southern market especially Bangalore and Hyderabad, but
it still has to make its presence felt in the Northern belt of India.'
This reinforces what my research has revealed: there are very few
Vaastu restaurants in India; though this science is ancient, its
newest incarnation is still in its embryonic stage.
Here's proof that Vaastu principles are enjoying a rebirth. According
to the September 23, 2003, edition of the Hindu Times's article,
"High-End Look," the upcoming Aggarwal Citi Mall in Pitampura (due to
be completed in 2006) "will be built totally on vaastu principles."
Search Strings Used:
"what is Vastushastra"
"Vastushastra AND restaurants"
"Vaastu Shastra AND eating"
"restaurants Delhi Vastushastra"
"finding Vastushastra restaurants Delhi Mumbai"
"Vaastu Shastra restaurants"
"Vastu AND restaurants AND India"
"Vaastu architects restaurants examples"
"Vaastu Shastra" AND architects AND restaurants
"Vastushastra AND architects AND restaurants"
"Vaastu design restaurants"
"India Restaurant Directory"
"Hyatt Hotels India Vaastu Shastra"
"India AND hotels AND Vastushastra"
"Vaastu Shastra hotels"
"Bangalore AND Vastushastra AND restaurant"
"Hyderabad AND Vastushastra AND restaurant"
"Aggarwal Citi Mall"
I also used the India Commercial Real Estate directory:
and the category "Vaastu Consultants."
I hope my research is of help to you. Please post a "Request For
Clarification" if you need help navigating any of the above links, or
if you need me to clarify any of the information I've given you.
Clarification of Answer by
01 Mar 2004 07:53 PST
Hello again james678-ga:
Your original question was:
"Give me list of Restaurants in India, preferably cities like MUMBAI,
DELHI, where VASTUSHASTRA is being practised, or they are benefiting
out of it?"
So I searched for restaurants in India that have been designed in
accordance with Vastushastra principles.
You are now asking "see i am looking for a variable which could link
up my project. Now here Vastushastra is the independant variable, now
i am looking
for the other variable ? if could help me out . . . ."
There wasn't anything about Vastushastra being the "independant
variable" of a "project" in your question!
It wasn't until I was done answering this question that I saw your
several other questions about Vastushastra. (Not that it would have
had any impact on how I approached this specific question.)
I answered the question you asked in this posted question: "Give me
list of Restraunts in India, preferably cities like MUMBAI, DELHI,
where VASTUSHASTRA is being practised"
Actually, I assumed you were soon going to be traveling in India and
that you hoped to eat in some Vaastu restaurants.
Now you're saying "I can give u one example to understand, what i am
trying to say! Suppose Food Festivals, now here Food festivals is one
variable . . ."
I did just now try searching "Vastushastra food festivals" and "Vaastu
Shastra food festivals," per your request, but I came up empty, as
Vastushastra is a methodology that pertains to space and design; it
isn't a form of cuisine.
There may well be Hindu and other Eastern festivals that have seminars
on Vaastu principles, but I can't find food festivals held in
facilities that have been designed according to the science of Vaastu.
As to "revenue":
Your original question asked for Vastushastra restaurants in India AND
"or they are benefiting out of it?"
There wasn't anything in your question about "revenue" these
restaurants generate. That's a separate question entirely that I
respectfully suggest you post separately.
As to "benefiting out of it" -- I did note that guests report they
enjoy the Vaastu and Feng Shui principles now being employed in
Western hotels. (See the Reuters article I cited.) You used the word
"benefiting," which is a very general term; you didn't ask
specifically about revenue.
I suggest you post a question "How much revenue do Vastushastra
restaurants [in whichever country, or state a list of countries]
All I can tell you is, as I stated in my answer, one co-owner of the
Great Punjab Restaurant in Mumbai told Hotelier & Caterer Business
Weekly, " ' After an interaction and experience with us, there have
been few restaurants which are accepting the concept of Vaastu [in
The Reuters article I cited suggests Vaastu principles may now be
spreading faster in the West than at home in India; that is,
pertaining to hotels and restaurants. (There are many Vaastu
consultants in India who advise Indians on how to build and design
their homes in accordance with Vaastu, but that's an entirely separate
issue from the hospitality industry.)
I don't feel qualified to research the revenues that Vaastu
restaurants may be generating, nor was that part of the question you
I feel that I answered the question you asked. I would again suggest
that you post your question about Vaastu restaurants and the revenue
they generate (and specify the regional parameters you need, e.g., in
India, in the US, or globally), as a separate question.