People who believe in Vaastu shastra think that the universe is made of five things:
- Earth (Bhumi)
- Water (Jal)
- Air (Vayu)
- Fire (Agni)
- Space (Akasha)
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Ancient India produced many Sanskrit manuals of architecture, called Vastu Sastra. Many of these are about Hindu temple layout (above), design and construction, along with chapters on design principles for houses, villages, towns. The architect and artists (Silpins) were given wide latitude to experiment and express their creativity.
Vastu Shastra-inspired plan adapted and evolved by modern architect Charles Correa in the design of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
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