is the mystical and spiritual lord of a land where he lies with his face
down. The picture given besides is a cosmic diagram of how Vastu purusha
resides in every piece of land, House , Office or Factory , with his face
down in the ground facing the North east.
is an interesting story in the MATSYA PURANA in which the birth of
the Vastu Purusha is narrated. Vastu Purusha is , said to have been born
from Lord Siva's perspiration, when the Lord was fighting the demon
Andhakarusan.While fighting with the demon, Shiva was very much tired and
began to sweat profusely. As a drop of Sweat fell on the ground A large
dreadful being was born he was very hungry and started devouring
everything and when the Demon was slain he ate him too then he prayed to
lord Shiva to grant him a boon “Please permit me to eat away all the three
worlds.” He asked for and Lord Shiva said, “Let it be so.” The devotee’s
joy knew no bounds. He got possession on all the three worlds and first he
was ready to eat the terrestrial world. Then the celestial beings, Brahma,
Vishnu and the demons (Rakshasas) also were terrified and caught hold of
the devotee encircling him Forty-five celestial beings, out of whom 32
from without and 13 from within caught hold of him and threw him on the
ground These celestial Beings laid force on his different limbs and Since
then, he has been lying there surrounded by the celestial Beings . The
gods granted him permission to eat offerings on grahpooja and also blessed
him to punish thouse who do not respect him and his rules of VASTU SHASTRA
and thus he was called “the God of Vastu or VASTU PURUSHA”
You will be known as VASTU PURUSHA , and you will be present in every piece of land . People will only be benefited if they abide by your principles and one constructing anything adverse o your principles will not experience bliss and prosperity from the House or office. Then the Vastu Purusha was quite satisfied. Since then the worship of Vastu-Purusha has been in vogue and it has become compulsory to start any construction activity.
Shastra is a part of treasured Vedas and originates in the Yajur Veda
under the section Stapatya Vidya, although the exact origins of VASTU are
still debatable but as per the scriptures available it is probably dated
around 4000-5000 B.C. Basic principles and reference are also found in the
It is also said that Brahma created the world and then appointed Vishvakarma to develop a system of architecture in order to provide harmony and bliss to the inhabitants. Vishvakarma then studied various factors like the solar –system, water, plantations, geographical topography, Shapes, Weights etc and initiated the science of VASTU SHASTRA.
As per the data available our sages know a lot about the universe and its geo-physical effect on humans along with the mysteries of the cosmos much before the western world discovered it. And based on this study on of these systems they discovered Vastu Shastra in order to provide the maximum benefits to people living therein.
As per our Ancient Books there are originally 18 teachers of VASTU SHASTRA they are :
Also there is a mention of Vastu in the Ramayan that the entire city of Ayodhaya was designed by Manu a leading architect in those times based on the principles of VASTU SHASTRA.
Similarly there are references to Vastu in the Mahabharta too where houses for the kings were build as per this valued science.
References of VASTU SHASTRA are found even the Buddhist literature where people were advised to consider Vastu in construction of Houses.
Even in the cities of Mohanjodaro and Harappa are based on Vastu Shastra.
The Aryans were the first to exploit the full potential of the Science of Vastu Shastra. When they occupied the India-subcontinent they fully understood the importance of our Vedas and gradually began to translate and compile the VEDAS and studied them to develop townships and houses according to the Vastu principles mentioned in the Atharvaveda and Yajur Veda.
A science of Environmental Harmony and Energy, its mere mention creates a
feeling of wonder and an air of inquisitiveness among people. Vastu
Shastra, which was earlier considered as a archaic or a primitive science
and was also regarded as a Luxury for the Wealthy few had now exploded and
metamorphosed as mainstream thought, whereby most of the buyers of
property as well as construction companies consider it extremely important
to get the property assessed by a Experienced VASTU Professional in order
to asses the strengths and weakness of the plot and also to get to know
what energy the property can render to them in the long run.
Vastu basically is the interplay of various forces of nature involving the five elements earth, water, wind, fire and air. Vastu guides us as how to maintain equilibrium of these elements their influence on peoples lives.
Also from the above
it is very much clear that VASTU SHASTRA is universal. It is not
confined to any particular group of people or religion and is beneficial
in the development of all human being irrespective of any caste, creed or
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