Vastu Shastra is an art of living. This world is made of 5 elements. These 5 elements are Air, Sky, Water, Fire and Earth. The human body is also made of these five elements and again it is the very same elements that we see in the construction of a house or work place. Vastu Shastra is an ancient indian science which helps one to get the natural benefits freely offered by the five basic elements of the universe in which we all live. Vastu Shastra can be applied by keeping in harmony with these basic five elements of nature. Vastu is an inherent energy concept of science. We cannot see energy with our naked eyes but we can realize and see its application in different forms and fashions. We all know that "upto the knowledge of mind is called Science and beyond the knowledge of mind is called Spirituality."
Hence, Vastu is not only a science, but is a bridge between man and nature, thus teaching us the Art of Living. Vaastu is the science of direction that combines all the five elements of nature and balance them with the man and the material. Vaastu Shastra is creating a congenial settings or a place to live or work, in most scientific way taking advantages of the benefits bestowed by the five elements called "Paanchbhootas" of the nature thereby paving the way for enhanced health, wealth, prosperity and happiness in an enlightened environment.
Vastu Shastra is a science which tells us how to build a house so as to happy & prosperous. Man can better his conditions to a great extent by properly planning, designing & constructing his house & work-place. The Principle of Vastu The principles of Vastu were obviously formulated keeping in view, the consim influence of the Sun, its light and heat, the direction of wind, the earth’s magnetic field & the influence of cosmos on our planet earth. In Vastu east & west directions are given great importance.
The East as we all know is the gateway to the Sun’s rays. The north identified with the help of pole star is the roof of the world. The tilting of the earth by about 23 degrees at the meridian on its either side, each for six months called Ayanams & the Precession of the Equinoxes also seem to have been reckoned with while formulating the Vastu sutras.
Vaastu Shastra attaches the person with nature so that he gets maximum advantage from it. Proper interaction with all 5 elements creates a perfectly balanced environment that ensures good health, wealth and prosperity. Vaastu deals with site selection, orientation of room, configuration of plans, material for construction, dimension, etc.