In my line of work, they are many who seek advice on vaasthu or geomancy, which is an ancient science which helps one to get the natural benefits freely offered by the five basic elements of the universe in which we all live.
Even in this day and age, hindus and chinese believe it it. Whilst most are for practical reasons, some are suppose to reap benefits.
It is primarily applied in Hindu architecture, especially for Hindu temples, although it covers other applications, including poetry, dance, sculpture, etc. The foundation of Vastu is traditionally ascribed to the mythical sage Mamuni Mayan.
While Vastu had long been essentially restricted to temple architecture, there has been a revival in India in recent decades, notably under the influence of V. Ganapati Sthapati of Chennai, Tamil Nadu (b. 1927), who has been campaigning for a restoration of the tradition in modern Indian society since the 1960s.
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