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Does Vastu Purush dwell in Your House?
If your key to the above dispute is, “Who is Vastu Purush?”, then salute to the bastinado of the ‘Vastu-uninitiated’! A home without the presence of Vastu Purush is inauspicious to chat the least.
But, before aim the solution as to why this figure is revered for your home, rent us see who the Vastu Purush actually is.
The story of this fabled being is mentioned in the Matsaya Purana.
The story goes item like this:
‘Once Lord Shiva was engaged in a bloody battle with a rakshasa (demon) called Andhikasur.
However, the great powers of Lord Shiva were matched by the demon and, as the battle raged, Lord Shiva began to perspire profusely.
Beads of sweat formed on his forehead and began to fall.
Out of this perspiration was created a demon of such substantial proportions that his article obstructed the Earth and the sky.
Seeing this, the devtas (Gods) became alarmed.
They devised a routine to rout this demon.
A weight of 45 Gods seized this creature and sat on his back, pushing him down towards the Earth.
The demon, underneath their sizeable weight, crashed face down to the basis with his skipper towards the north-east and his feet towards the south-west.
The demon prayed to Lord Brahma, thus, “Oh Lord, you have created this cosmos.
This entity is besides yours.
Why then are these Gods torturing me without any reason? Tell me what should I do to flee their wrath?” Brahma, appeased by the sincerity of his prayers, said, “From this moment you bequeath be worshipped during every construction work, since you lie below the Gods.
Those who propose you prayers as Vastu devta entrust be spiritual with happiness and prosperity, but those who don’t, will suffer penury and untimely death.
” From that day onwards, Vastu Purush was born.
The Gods, sitting on his back, became the ascendant deities of their respective directions.
Vastu Purush is the marrow that dwells in a trestle or a building.
It, in fact, provides us with a blueprint for the format of the house, called the Vastu Purush mandala.
This mandala is an liveliness grid of 64 squares on which is superimposed the Vastu Purush.
From this are derived the rules of Vastu.
The Vastu Purush breathes from the north-east; the motive why it should always be kept willing and clutter-free.
The south-west allocation contains the massive rear of the Vastu Purush and is deemed prototype for locating bulky objects.
The positive cosmic zest enters from the north-east and flows towards the south-west.
Of the 45 Gods sitting on the back of the Vastu Purush, there are eight principal Gods that represent the eight directions.
? North: Governed by Kuber, the Lord of Wealth, and Soma, the Lord of Health, this rule is associated with tranquility, torpor and sexual relationships.
? North-east: Eesh, the Lord of Energy and Knowledge governs this direction.
This edict is associated with self-awareness and knowledge.
? East: This command is governed by Indra, the King of Gods.
This behest provides contentment, optimism and encouragement.
? South-east: Agnidev, the Lord of Fire, governs the south-east.
This command influences health, wealth and opulence in all its forms.
? South: The south is governed by Yama, the Lord of Death.
This command is most favourable for wealth, success, happiness and peace.
? South-west: Niriti, the Lord of Demons and the Goddess of Destruction, governs this direction.
The vigour of this decree bestows tranquility and purity.
? West: West is governed by Varun, the Lord of Water and Rain, and the supporter of the Universal Law.
The energy of this behest is associated with success, glory, fame and fortune.
? North-west: Vaayu, the God of Wind, governs the north-west.
This command bestows management qualities, promoting burden and the flair to plan, organise and lead.
So how can you invite the Vastu Purush to reside in your house? The gloss is to construct and organise the dwelling according to the principles of Vastu.
The basics of these principles are:
? Keep the north-east light; south-west heavy.
The underground bedew tanks are ideally located on the north-east and ponderous overhead tanks, to the south-west.
? Keep the north-east open; south-west closed.
Plant trees and tall shrubs in the south-west and concise shrubs and flowering plants in the north-east of the garden.
Have supplementary windows in the north-east.
? Keep south-west higher; north-east lower.
Ensure that the movement of the drainage is from the south-west to the north-east.
? Centre of the dwelling is brahmsthal, so nothingness should be constructed on it and it should never keep clutter.
? South-west bestows stability; north-west, movement.
Make the discipline bedroom in the south-west; the leader of the successors will remain in control.
Make the guest room in the north-west; guests consign stop early!
A detailed gloss of all these principles is given in my tale A Comprehensive Book on Vastu.
Follow these principles and enjoy the benevolence of the Vastu Purush and the blessings of the Gods controlling the assorted directions.