Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, better known as KCR, wants to restructure the state's infrastructure according to ancient Indian architecture for which his government has hired a vaastu expert.
The state's vaastu expert, Suddala Sudhakar Teja, will draw a salary of ₹75,000 per month and has been designated to remodel every building and road in Telangana in conforming to the science of architecture and construction to bring upon well being and benefits for the dwellers of the newly formed state, reports The Hindustan Times.
Teja has been appointed as the architecture advisor for a year and along with the salary, he will be entitled to allowances. He will also be given a vehicle along with a driver who will take him around the construction sites to advice on plans in keeping with the vaastu shastra.
"It is appreciative that a chief minister has given due recognition to a scientific subject like vaastu. I would put my expertise to ensure that buildings are fault free," Teja told HT.
Vastu shastra, ancient Sanskrit scripture of architecture or dwelling as the word vaastu literally mean, originated in the Indian subcontinent somewhere between 6000 BC and 3000 BC as the remains of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro infrastructure suggests it was built on vaastu, according to some historians.
This science and art of construction is widely believed and put to use by Hindus and some Buddhists. It has been explained as pure science of architecture combined together with nature and ancient Indian beliefs. The vaastu focuses majorly on directions and geometric patterns.