Vastu Sastra represents a body of ancient concepts and knowledge to many modern architects, a guideline but not a rigid code. The square-grid mandala is viewed as a model of organisation, not as a ground plan. The ancient Vastu Sastra texts describe functional relations and adaptable alternate layouts for various rooms or buildings and utilities. The use of Vastu Sastra and Vastu consultants in modern home and public projects has been increasing every day. Vastu is the science of direction that combines all the five elements of nature and balances them with the man and the material.
Vastu Sastra 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 the ‘Paanchbhootas’ (earth, water, air, fire and space) of the nature thereby paving the way for enhanced health, wealth and prosperity and happiness in an enlightened environment. Vastu forms the basics of each construction from the very initial level, i.e. from choosing a plot to end of the construction. Everything if required can be done according to vastu principle as vastu is not merely a word but it is a science and a bridge between man and nature. Vastu is followed while choosing a plot, how to choose a plot: the shape, the nature of the soil. When and how to construct a house, how to do the interiors, how to choose colour and when to shift.