Mission Statement


The American University of Mayonic Science and Technology (AUM S&T) derives its history, philosophy, goals, objectives and teaching from the work of Mamuni Mayan who was a scholar, scientist, artist and builder approximately 10,000 years ago in the ancient past of the Kumari continent and South India. This body of work has been interpreted, preserved, and presented in modern times by Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, eminent architect, scientist, artist, and former chancellor of the Government College of Architecture and Sculpture, Mamalapurim, Tamil Nadu, India.

The American University of MayonicScience and Technology holds that the historical figure, Mayan, an architect, carpenter, town planner, and scientist of ancient India was the source of what is commonly called "Vastu Science". He was the author of Mayamata Vastu Shastra (a treatise on building and architecture), the Surya Siddhanta (a treatise on Astronomy), and the Aintiram (a synopsis of Pranava Veda). These works are still alive and being used by scholars and practitioners all over India. In addition, he authored numerous scientific and artistic texts in the ancient past.

Mamuni Mayan was adored as "Viswakarma" by Veda Vyasa in his Mahabharata (one of India’s most renowned texts). This recognition by Veda Vyasa implies that Mayan was aware of the dynamics of Space, Time Light, Sound, and the five elements. Furthermore, it is an acknowledgement that Mayan was able to apply the space/time-mechanics to his own creations and transform them into living universes on the Earth. Whatever he was able to create in visual terms, be it a sculpture, building or a town or city layout, they behaved like living organisms and pulsated with life. Mayan was a great scientist of India and the Kumari continent who identified and quantified the vibrancy of the Cosmic Space enveloping the Earth and the entire Universe and also dwelling in each of the objects of nature including humans.

Dr V. Ganapati Sthapati, the progenitor of AUM S&T writes:
“Mayan the architect and town planner of India and the progenitor of Vaastu Shastra lived in the southern part of the Indian sub-continent, known as Kumari Mandalam (Lumerian Continent), some ten to fifteen thousand years ago. He is the author of Mayamata Vastu Shastra and Surya Siddhanta, the two great works, which are still alive, being used by scholars and practitioners, all over India. They have revolutionized the erstwhile material culture of India into a spiritual one and today they are known worldwide and admired for the rich scientific material, they contain.

References about him are found in our epics Ramayanam and Mahabharatam. In Mahabharatam, he is found to have been introduced by Veda Vyasa to Arjuna as Viswakarama - "ahamhi Viswakarma vai dana vanam mahakavi’ – I am the Viswakarma (the creator) and the great poet of the Danava clan. It shows that he was adored as the poet of Danavas and as Viswakarma, implying thereby that Mayan was aware of the dynamics of the Space and was able to apply the space-mechanism in his own creations and transform them to little universes on earth. Whatever be the creation, a building, a sculpture, a town or a city, they behaved like living organisms pulsating with life. Hence he was rightly called Viswakarma of the material world or sometimes as the Viswakarama of the celestial world. No scientist of his caliber or status is found to have emerged in the soil of Bharat till date.

In Ramayana, Maharishi Valmiki extols him as highly enlightened and endowed with super human intelligence and talents. In the words of Sage Valmiki, Mayan was ‘mahatejaswi’ and ‘maayaavi’. ‘ mayonaama mahaateja maayaavi vaanarishabha.’

Another authority that introduces Mayan to the later day shilpis is Prince Elango of Kerala, in his historical epic ‘Silappathikaaram’, as a tradition builder. He has also authored the most ancient and scientific treatise on Astronomy titled ‘Surya Sidhanta’. As scholars have pointed out it is he who has painted a comprehensive but succinct picture of Brahman, the Ultimate and Absolute, addressed as Kaala Brahman by Mayan himself. This particular identification of Time as Brahman has earned him a significant title 'Kaalajnani' (one who has recognized that Time is the causal element of the universe and universal objects – visual and aural forms). It is he who has equated Time and Space and evolved a system of spiritual arts namely poetry, music, dance, architecture and sculpture – all governed by the principle of energy vibrating into space and spatial form.

There is another treatise carrying his name, called Mayamatam, where we have the principles of Vastu and Vaastu, rendered in the pattern of a technological treatise, followed by the shilpis across the length and breadth of India.

Another notable discovery made recently is that he was the author of Pranava Veda, the primal and most significant of all Vedas, which is referred in Bhagavata Mahapuranam as ‘eka eva pura vedah pranavo sarva vangmayah’, whereby, Veda Vyasa confirms the existence of the one and only Veda in the very remote past. Today it is found to have been originated in the Kumari Continent, Mayan being the author. The text in technical Tamil, as the Siddha literature of the Tamils, is printed in Chennai and was presented to the world in May 27, 2006 (the day of the Centenary celebration of Sirpakala Saagaram M. Vaithayanatha Sthapati revered Sthapati and father of Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati).

There is already a Tamil text of Mayan called AINTIRAM, published by the Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, India. It is actually another version of Pranava Veda in sutra form. Later day scholars called this Aintira Vyakarana. This appears to have served as a ‘source book’ for later day grammar of Indian languages.” (www.Vastuved.com)

The American University Of MayonicScience and Technology was Chartered by Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, President, Vaastu Vedic Research Foundation and International Institute of MayonicScience and Technology, Architect Shakti Devi Kalaivani, Principal, International Institute of MayonicScience and Technology, and Architect K. Krithika, Vice-Principal and Research Fellow of the International Institute of MayonicScience and Technology on January 31, 2006 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Dr. Jessie J. Mercay was appointed Chancellor of the American University of MayonicScience and Technology. See Appendix A for the original charter and the authority of AUM S&T.

On May 27, 2006 at Centenary celebration of Sirpakala Saagaram M. Vaithayanatha Sthapati (father of Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati) the University was formally inaugurated with the blessings of the esteemed sage Bala Murugan Swamigal of Rathinagiri, near Vellore in Tamil Nadu.


The mission of AUM S&T is five-fold and is summarized by the word SPACE:

Specialize: AUM S&T specializes in a body of knowledge called MayonicScience and Technology. While courses in allied fields may be taught, those courses must relate to or amplify MayonicScience and Technology.

Perpetuate: AUM S&T aims to perpetuate MayonicScience and Technology (Vastu Science and Vaastu Science and Technology) in its wholeness and purity for present and future generations.

Accredit: As an institution, AUM S&T seeks to provide an avenue whereby individuals may obtain in-depth and quality education that provides them with accreditation and or certification in the field of MayonicScience and Technology, Vastu Science and Vaastu Science and Technology.

Collaborate: AUM S&T seeks and supports collaboration with other educational institutions and organizations that are interested in MayonicScience and Technology. That may include Schools of Architecture, eco building organizations, trade schools etc.

Educate: The body of knowledge that AUM S&T specializes in, perpetuates, accredits, and collaborates is a boon to human kind and has the potential to bring peace and harmony to individuals all over the world. Thus, it is our primary mission to educate individuals and groups in MayonicScience and Technology, authentic Vastu Science, Vaastu Science and Technology.

Intellectual Philosophy

The philosophy of AUM Science and Technology is derived from the precepts set forth by Mamuni Mayan in his seminal work, The Aintiram.

The following is a summary of some of the principles put forth by Mayan in the Aintiram:

All objects of nature are unified entities (forms) of energy and matter.

The free space is the unified field of energy and matter and source of all forms that we see in material world.

There are two OMs: OM Light and OM Sound, the former is the source of all visible objects and the latter, the source of all aural forms.

All material forms of the universe are musical forms or have taken shape on musical rhythm or musical scale.

Time creates, sustains, and destroys all, so created.

The primal manifest form of the unmanifest is square (primal wave pattern).

The primal square pattern is designated as the diagram of embodied energy – Vaastu Purusha mandala.

The free space is packed with cubical atoms of energy. They are building blocks of the structure of the universe.

The cube is micro-abode called Sittravai/Chittrambalam (mini hall in Tamil).

Within the hall there is a vertical luminous shaft called Brahma Sutra (Oli nool).

This Olinool/Brahma Sutra is a shaft of consciousness also called Moolathoon/ Moolasthambham.

This shaft of consciousness vibrates in a particular order called rhythm. This is the order of nature.

This rhythmic vibration of the shaft of consciousness is the dance of Shiva, the Space.

The micro space, in the cubical shape is foetus, Garbha or Bindu. This is known as Vinkaru in Tamil.

This micro abode is the repository of light and sound.

The free space is Light and the Light is Moolam or source of the universe and universal forms. Light is Brahman, Atman, Vastu Brahman – Nun porul in Tamil.

The embodied energy is Vaastu Brahman/Vaastu Purushan. The space enclosed in a building is Prasada Purushan – energized building – Building is a living organism, built of musical units of measure.

Architecture is the supreme achievement of mathematics.

Mathematics is rooted in the dynamism of Absolute Time.

Time is the vibration of Space.

Time and Space are equal.

Time is one of the subtle elements of Space (akasa).

Time is the causal element of all objects of the Universe.

The microcosmic structure is in total identity with macrocosmic structure.

The supreme space is throbbing every moment to express itself out.

Through the power of inner consciousness, the knower of Vastu should know about light aspects and sound aspects of OM pertaining to both inner and outer space.

Those who do not realize the creative dynamism of inner space cannot know the dynamism of outer space (195,831).


The philosophy of AUM Science and Technology is further amplified by Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati:

"This science deals with the eternal process of the subtle energy manifesting into material space or material form. In short, it is the science of manifestation of energy into matter or material form." (Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati).

" forms produced by the application of Vaastu Science are the forms of the Spirit..."

"In the heart of the cave of the body there is inner space and in that inner-space there is a vibrant thread of consciousness. It is this thread of consciousness that functions as the musical string of the bodily instrument...

The structure of the vaastu inspired building vibrates with cosmic energy and the bodily instrument resonates with this vibration...

To create and offer the house of supreme bliss, and to enable us to experience that supreme bliss here in this mundane house itself - these are the prime motives of Vaastu science..."

AUM Science and Technology promotes healthy, long lasting and vibrant building architecture.

AUM Science and Technology also supports the ancient arts of Mayonicmusic, dance, poetry, sculpture and architecture.

Academic Philosophy

AUM Science and Technology is a student - centered institution that supports a cross-cultural interdisciplinary approach to education. Intellectual understanding as well as practical, hands-on education are viewed as essential in providing a well-rounded education.

MayonicScience and Technology itself promotes well being in all aspects of life thus the study of this body of work naturally promotes the well being of the student. 

The faculty is drawn from a variety of sources well steeped in the science, art, philosophy and technological aspects of MayonicScience and Technology. They themselves have earned academic degrees or are experts in a variety of fields and have effectively applied the principles of MayonicScience and Technology to their own interests.

AUM Science and Technology assumes that students are naturally motivated and employ their innate curiosity and intelligence to the understanding and application of MayonicScience and Technology. 

The over-riding University goal is to preserve and perpetuate MayonicScience and Technology in its completeness for generations to come. Teaching and administrative goals are derived from the mission statement. The faculty and staff of AUM S&T strive to present both academic and practical experience to attain individual course goals. Each course goal is designed to help the student achieve his or her academic and practical goals.

AUM S&T’s main objective is to provide a learning environment, faculty, and learning experiences that will step by step produce the finest learning experience available for individuals interested in MayonicScience and Technology.

The accomplished faculty at AUM S&T are qualified both in their own field of academic inquiry and MayonicScience and Technology. They possess credentials either in academia or in associated crafts. While academic achievement is deeply respected, refined skill in the related arts and the building industry or allied fields is honored for various teaching positions.

Faculty include traditionally trained Sthapatis (architects and sculptures), shilpis (carvers), architects (university trained, vaastu architects – traditionally trained, vaastu consultants, artists, dancers, poets, musicians, stone masons, builders, ecological design specialists, scientists, anthropologists, historians and other experts who can contribute to the dissemination of MayonicScience and Technology.

In addition, AUM S&T employs dedicated paid and unpaid support personnel.

Each faculty and staff member understands the importance of MayonicScience and Technology as a tool to help bring happiness to the individual, community and world level. They are dedicated to helping students attain the qualifications to fulfill the noble mission of AUM S&T.

Materials and Media
AUM S&T uses a variety of media and materials to teach and demonstrate. The following are some of the materials and media enjoyed by AUM S & T students:
Books, papers, internet, audio visual, drafting materials, building materials, art materials, ecological materials, existing buildings, sculptures, dancers, and vaastu structures around the world.

AUM S&T strives to create facilities and learning environments that displays the highest qualities of MayonicScience and Technology. Each future campus building is expected to be a living structure that promotes the well-being of the inhabitants. Facilities not associated with AUM S&T are used when needed but the goal is to offer the student buildings that vibrate with the supreme intelligence of Vaastu. We function legally as an internet based distance learning Unversity. Thus far we have chosen to not domicile in any State or to be accredited by any accrediting agency.

Because of the close link between The American University of Mayonic Science and Technology, The Vaastu Vedic Research Foundation and International Institute of Mayonic Science and Technology, students have the opportunity to study abroad in Tamil Nadu, India. This rich cross cultural experience provides the student with direct exposure of some of the most ancient existing Mayonic structors in the world.

Misson of AUM S&T