I seem to landing on controversies when I start writing in detail.
I have written on Temple construction History.
I have mentioned that temple Worship is not mentioned in the Vedas.
A reader had sent me information that it is a part of Atharva Veda,called Stapatya Veda.
There are articles by eminent people like Sri.Ganapathy Sthapathi and Maharishiahesh Yogi on Vaasthu SASTRA.
My observation is as under.
Vedas are Four,Rig,Yajur,Sama and Atharva.
There are six Angas of Veda.
None of them talk about temple construction.
However Shilpa SASTRA is included in the Sixty four Arts.
But they are not a part of Vedas.
Vedas talk about Reality, propitiation of Devas in Samhita,Rituals in Brahmanas , Aranyakas and pure philosophy in Upanishads.
The Arts,which includes Dhanur Veda,Archery, is not a Veda imparting knowledge of Reality.
And Shilpa SASTRA is about Sculpture and not about temple construction.
To my knowledge there is no Upa Veda.
Those with information may send with the text.
Temple construction is from a later period,from Agama.
(There is a rider here. Saraswati valley,Indus, Harappan civilisations are now found to have Dravidian Origin. I shall be writing in detail.)
To my knowledge,there is no ancient Dravidian text on Temple construction.
All of them are in Sanskrit and Brahmi.
And there is a difference between Hindu and Buddhist Architecture.
That the fact Tamils built Temples without Tamil text goes to prove that Sanatana Dharma was a part of Tamil polity.
At which point they merged and got differentiated is difficult to find.
Agamas came south from the descendants of Viswamitra.
(Reference. History of Tamils by PT Srinivasa Iengar.)
The texts on Construction are as follows.
Stapatyaeda uses the circadian cycle, yet this knowledge expands to include the universe itself. The five elements — air, earth, fire, water and space — are also important factors in building design.
Homes and buildings are cardinally positioned north, south, east and west. The orientation of the home is the primary consideration and the entrance is ideally facing east, which is governed by the rising sun. The only acceptable alternative would be a north facing entrance. South facing buildings are unacceptable.
Maharishi Vastu Architecture (MVA) is a set of architectural and planning principles assembled by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi based on “ancient Sanskrit texts”Maharishi Vastu Architecture is also called “Maharishi Sthapatya Veda” (MVA), “Fortune-Creating” buildings and homes,and “Maharishi Vedic architecture”
Construction texts in PDF.
There is Maya connection in Mayamatam.
Will write on this.