The concept of Panchtattva or The five elements namely; water element, air element, fire element, earth element, and space element has been accepted universally and used in medicine, alchemy, and astrology. In all techniques of Vedic alchemy, such as puja, in all rituals, in yoga, all these elements are considered essential.
The entire universe, whether stars, planets, or any form of life is made of these five elements.
Our buildings too are a manifestation of these five elements, though their proportion may vary from one building to another.
These elements in their balanced state and the right activity in their supportive elemental zone in a building are the basis of Vastu shastra. Vastu is thus balancing of Panchtattavas to lead a healthy, happy and a prosperous life