Vastu shastra is a traditional Hindu system of architecture which literally translates to “science of architecture. Vastu shastra describe principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement and spatial geometry. Vastu is a science of direction that combines all the five elements of nature and balances them with the man and material. The designs are intended to integrate architecture with nature utilizing geometric patterns (yantra), symmetry and directional alignments. This helps in creating a place to live or work, in most scientific way taking advantage of the benefits bestowed by the five elements call “Panchbhootas” of the nature thereby leading to enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness in an enlightened environment.
Ancient Vastu Shastra principles include those for the design of Mandir and the principles for the design and layout of houses, towns, cities, gardens, roads, water works, shops and other public areas.
Vastu forms the basics of each construction. One must follow Vastu from choosing a plot to constructing a house and shift in the new house. Everything should be done according to Vastu principles since Vastu is a Science that acts as a bridge between man and nature.