According to Hindu mythology, in the beginning, Brahma, the creator of the Universe, experimented with the creation of a new creature. He created a large cosmic man, who grew rapidly as he began to devour everything in his path to satisfy his insatiable hunger. When he became so big that his shadow fell on the Earth creating a permanent eclipse, the gods Shiva and Vishnu begged Brahma to do something before everything was destroyed by this Creature.
Brahma realised his mistake and called the Astha Dikapalakas, the Gods of the eight cardinal directions. Together, they overpowered the monster and held it flat against the earth. Then Brahma jumped in the middle and held the monster down.
Then the Monster cried "You created me like this. So why am I being punished?" Brahma offered him a compromise and made the Monster immortal with the boon that he would be worshiped by any mortal that builds a structure on earth. He was named Vastu Purusha.
Vastu Shastra gives the directive principles regarding construction of buildings so as not to displease the Vastu Purusha. These principles are explained with the help of the diagram called the Vastu Purusha Mandala.
The diagrams shown above, known as Vastu Purusha Mandala, is a metaphysical square plan that illustrates how the Vastu Purusha was pinned down by Brahma and 44 Gods - face down, with his head to the North-East and his feet towards the South-West.
The diagram is divided into 9x9 = 81 parts. The positions of the 45 gods (32 in the external enclosures and 13 in the internal enclosures) who are holding down the Vastu Purusha are shown. These symbolic Gods rule various aspects of life and have certain inherent qualities.
The function of the rooms placed in each area of the house was according to the nature of the deity ruling that particular area.
According to Vastu Shastra, if the house is designed as per the Vastu Purusha Mandala, a perfectly balanced environment which ensures enhanced health, wealth and happiness is created, because the ancient Vaastu pundits figured out that when the different rooms were placed according to the Vastu Mandala, good disposition to the Sun, proper ventilation and lighting and privacy would be ensured.
One should propitiate these deities and chalk out the building plan, entrances and doors according to the Vaastu Mandala.
(Always Remember that Circular and Triangular Vastu Purush Mandalas, Given in Our Ancient Texts, are for Circular and Triangular Structures / Planning only. Join our Advance Vastu Practitioner Course.)
1. Ish / Shikhi (NE2) - The first place is occupied by Lord Shikhi and a main entry here denotes sorrow, loss and fear from fire.
2. Parjanya (NE3) - The second place is occupied by Lord Parjanya. Placing a door here will certainly invite grief and poverty.
3. Jayant (E1) - The third place is occupied by Lord Jayant. Doors in this place mean that the occupants will be blessed with money.
4. Mahendra / Indra (E2) - The fourth place is occupied by Lord Indra. Placing the main door here ensures both respect and fame.
5. Surya (E3) - The fifth place is occupied by Lord Surya. A door here gives both power and money.
6. Satya (E4) - The sixth place is occupied by Lord Satya. A door in this place means both loss and theft.
7. Bhrusha (E5) - The seventh place is occupied by Lord Brish. Placing a door here creates both anger and cruelty.
8. Akash (SE1) - The eighth place is occupied by Lord Akash/Antariksha. A door in this place will invite theft and loss from fire.
9. Anil (SE2) - The ninth place is occupied by Lord Anil, and placing a door here will lead to health problems for the inmates.
10. Pusha (SE3) - The tenth place is occupied by Lord Pusha. A door here will give the occupant a bad name in society.
11. Vitatha (S1) - The eleventh place is occupied by Lord Vitatha, and a door here will cause fear and depression
12. Gruhakshata (S2) - The twelfth place is occupied by Lord Brithttakst. A door in this place gives good children and prosperity.
13. Yama (S3) - The thirteenth place is occupied by Lord Yama, and a door in this place gives monetary gains.
14. Ghandharva (S4) - The fourteenth place is occupied by Lord Gandharva and placing a door in this place makes the occupants fearless.
15. Bhringraj (S5) - The fifteenth place is occupied by Lord Bhringraj. A door here will cause both poverty and diseases.
16. Mrig (SW1) - The sixteenth place is occupied by Lord Mrig. Doors in this place denote poverty and diseases as well.
17. Pitra (SW2) - The seventeenth place is occupied by Lord Pitra. Placing a door in this region means poverty and enemies.
18. Dauwarik (SW3) - The eighteenth place is occupied by Lord Dowairk. Women will face a variety of problems if a door is put in this area.
19. Sugreeva (W1) - The nineteenth place is occupied by Lord Sugriva, and a door in this place gives prosperity to the owner.
20. Pushpadant (W2) - The twentieth place is occupied by Lord Pushpadant. A door in this place will ensure both monetary gains and a happy and healthy family to the owner.
21. Varun (W3) - The twenty-first place is occupied by Lord Varundev. Doors in this area bring both money and good luck.
22. Asura (W4) - The twenty-second place is occupied by Lord Asur and a door in this place signifies bad luck.
23. Shosha (W5) - The twenty-third place is occupied by Lord Shosh. A door here is sure to bring unimaginable loss and bad luck.
24. Paapyakshma (NW1) - The twenty-fourth place is owned by Lord Paapyakshama. Diseases and grief will come to the occupants if a door is placed here.
25. Rog (NW2) - The twenty-fifth place is owned by Lord Rog. Doors in this region will cause problems that are tantamount to death and poverty.
26. Nag (NW3) - The twenty-sixth place is owned by Lord Nag. Enemies, disrespect and bad luck will fall on the occupants if a door is put here.
27. Mukhya (N1) - The twenty-seventh place is owned by Lord Mukhya. The occupants will gain spiritual growth, male child and money if a door is placed here.
28. Bhallat (N2) - The twenty-eighth place is occupied by Lord Bhallat. Placing a door in this place ensures both money and abundance. Indeed, this place gives overall abundance.
29. Som (N3) - The twenty-ninth place is occupied by Lord Som. A door in this region gives obedient children, money and prosperity.
30. Bhujang (N4) - The thirtieth place is occupied by Lord Bhujang. Disharmony and quarrels within the family will prevail if doors are placed in this area.
31. Aditi (N5) - The thirty-first place is occupied by Lord Aditi. Occupants will have enemies and face obstructions in life if a door is placed here.
32. Diti (NE1) - The thirty-second place is occupied by Lord Diti. A door here will bring diseases and obstructions.
It provides the method that determines the requirements of architecture in relation to its directions. Each direction is allotted a particular role by the Vaasturatnakara. Every part of the Vaastu Purusha's body is sacred and contains energies that help us in living a contented and peaceful life.
Each work has it's nature and features. Aforesaid knowledge gives us the appropriate direction for a desired work such as where and how to construct a room, outer structure and interior arrangement of rooms according to the nature of work so that we do our work without any problem and handedness.
This knowledge tells us about the nature and work of directions and what kind of work is to be done in which direction. Vaastu knowledge advices what kind of work is best in which directions at where it is medium, normal or average and which direction is prohibited for concerned work.
Vaastu Purusha is present in each and every plot whether it is big or small. It has a fixed and peculiar body. Its head remains hanging down and its body is spread all over the length and breadth of the ground. There is an interesting story in the MATSYA PURANA in which the birth of the Vaastu Purusha is narrated. By reading that story, one knows why the worship of the Vaastu Purusha is necessary before beginning the construction of any house.
While fighting with the demon, Shiva was very much tired and began to sweat profusely. A man was born from the drops of the sweat of Shiva. He looked very cruel. He was very hungry. So he began to make penance to appease Lord Shiva and get a boon from Him.
Shiva was pleased with his penance and appeared before him. The devotee prayed to Shiva, "Oh Lord! Please permit me to eat away all the three worlds." Shiva said, "Let it be so." The joy of that devotee 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, Shiva 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 the devotee. The Thirty-two celestial beings are-
(1) ISH (2) PAROJAYA (3) JAYANT (4) INDRA (5) SURYA (6) SADYA (7) BARISHAM (8) AKASH (9) AGNI (10) PUSHNA (11) VITATHA (12) YAMA (13) KRITANTA (14) GANDHARVA (15) BRINGAVAJA (16) MRIGA (17) PITARA (18) DAREPALE (19) SUGRIVA (20) PUSHPADANTA (21) VARUNA (22) DAITYA (23) SESHA (24) YAKSHMA (25) ROGA (26) NAGA (27) MUKHYA (28) BHALLATA (29) SOMA (30) SARPA (31) ADITI and (32) DITI.
All these 32 celestial beings are out of the limits of the devotee whereas the following 13 Beings are within his limits:-
(1) BRAHMA (2) RUDRA (3) INDRAJAYA (4) APAVATSA (5) MARICHI (6) SAVITRI (7) VIVASWAN (8) VISHNU (9) MITRA (10) SAVITA (11) PRITHVIDHARA (12) RUDRA and (13) APA.
These celestial Beings laid force on the different limbs of the devotee and sat on them as shown below:
ISH (AGNI) - head; APA - face; PRITHWI DHARA & ARYAM - Chest; AVANTSA - heart; DITI & INDRA - Shoulders; SURYA & SOMA - Hands; RUDRA & RAJAYAKSHMA - left arm; SAVITRA & SAVITA - right arm; VIVASWAN & MITRA - Stomach; PUSHA & ARYAMA - Wrist; ASUR & SESHA - left side; VITATHA & GRAHAKSHAT - right side; YAMA & VARUNA - Thighs; GANDHARVA & PURAMADAN - on the knees; SUGRIV & BHRISH - shanks; DWARIKA & MRIGA - ankles; JAYA & SHAKRA - on the hairs grown on the feet; BRAHMA - on the heart.
The word Shikhi denotes 'Shikhar' which means fire or peacock. Shikhi is having qualities similar to Agni. He got possession of the post of 'head' part of Vastu Purush through Brahma Ji. Vastu Purush is very energetic and fire in nature and he has a place in the head of Vastu Purush. All the sons of Anal are of the same quality as Agni and in some places, Anal is considered to be the incarnation of Agnidev.
• Third eye of Shiva.
• Power to conceive any idea.
• Heavy stuff kept here can also cause imbalance.
• Issues of eyesight.
• Office gate here will cause problems related to electricity.
• Entrance here gives fire, accidents and losses.
• Kitchen here causes anger and frustration, lots of mental disturbance.
• A store over here causes blocked mind set.
• A toilet here can be associated with mental defects.
• Sitting here for long time can give disinterestedness in life.
Parjanya is considered a rain cloud. He is also considered the founder of clouds. He got the right of right eye position of Vastu Purush in the Vastu Purush Mandala. On walking towards the east from the northeast, there is the post of a deity named Parjanya. They have also been counted among the twelfth Adityas. Parjanya has also found a place among the 33 deities mentioned in the Vedas. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, Parjanya is pointed towards the east and is known for promoting female progeny or enhancing the qualities of women.
• Best place to meditate. Gives insights.
• Flora and Fauna suitable here.
• More female births than males.
• Effects more females of the home than males.
• Females are more bold and dominating.
• Lot of efforts without any result if toilet here.
• Related to women Fertility issues if imbalance.
• Washing machine here - females cannot conceive.
• Dustbin can cause cyst.
• No adequate returns if kitchen here.
• Mother child photo improves their relationship.
• Flower bouquet gives good result.
• Fruit basket creates abundance.
• Entrance here gives expenditure too.
Jayant is the son of Indra. And the daughter of Daityaraj Puloma, Shachi is his mother. In this way the demonic rites can also be considered in Jayanta. They have the right on the post located on the right ear of Vastu Purush. If there is a door in place of Jayant, then there are possibilities of Vipul Lakshmi. Due to this, both fame and wealth are obtained because Jayant's prestige is in the place near Indra. Therefore it is believed that the people who possess the Lakshmi bestowed by Jayant may also be Rajpurushas or have close relations with Rajpurushas.
• Successful in all understanding.
• Goals and enthusiasm and ideas.
• Sword when put here, may make one critical and bitter in language.
• Bedroom makes a person street smart.
• Toilet has negative effects on children, they will not be able to express well. Will be very simplistic and shy.
• Sometimes, presence of black colour or circle gives negative effects.
• Wine storage or book store will gives benefits in terms of social mingling.
• Plants are very good here.
• It teaches Sam Daam Danda Bheda. Kut Neeti.
• Entrance here equipped the residents with everything that helps them enjoy success in the materialistic world/money, profits and success.
• Living room and dining are good here.
• Effects on the mind.
• Helps with creative solution.
• Imparts action and determination.
He is the eldest of the twelfth Adityas, the eldest son of Deva Mata Aditi. In worship texts, they are called by the name 'Kulishayudha'. Kulishayudh means - Kulish is one whose weapons. Kulish means thunderbolt and only Indra wears the thunderbolt. According to the Rigveda, three special qualities of Indra have been said - the power to do great things, atul might, and winning the demons in battle. Indra is said to be the lord of all kinds of wealth.
• Great association, powerful contacts, luxury, grants money.
• If one needs powerful contacts, one needs to treat this zone.
• Balance Varun and Yama along with Indra. The results shall be better.
• Table-chair in office here gives top position in company.
• If zone is balanced, put Ashoka Pillar. Gives Government related benefits.
• No recognition of efforts if there is a toilet. Socially, the family will be looked down upon.
• Powerful connections with bedroom here.
• Living room here gives beneficial connections.
• Sleeping here changes ones temperament and choices.
• Likes to associate with best in society.
• Black colour in this region has shown negative effects in some cases. Black represents Saturn.
• Presence of orange colour in this field gives positive result.
Sun is the eye of all the deities. These were created by Adityas - Mitra - Varuna, Aryama etc. The first power of the twelfth Adityas was accepted by the Sun. Pusha is his message carrier. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, right on the eastern horizon, the Sun God has got a prominent position (somewhere there is a description of two posts). There is evidence of making Shri Griha (the main meeting place through which all the splendor of the housekeeper is revealed) on this part of Vastu Purush.
• Atma or Soul.
• Guardian Power and Controller of System.
• Farsightedness and increases Observation Power.
• Controls comes only with great observation.
• Chief of 9 planets.
• Depicted by 7 horses chariot.
• It balances energy and strength of the residents.
• Door here gives short temperament and aggressive behaviour.
• If boss is sitting here, he feels work environment is not in his control.
• Poster or Murti of lord Vishnu here is very beneficial here.
• Presence of Copper Sun is advisable when overall fire element is weak. Even if South is also weak, copper sun can be beneficial.
• Brass sun is generally beneficial.
• If this energy field is weak, the men of the house are very mellow and soft.
• Kitchen will brings aggression.
• Orange colour will bring positive result.
• Things will not be very systematic and organised in the home or office, if this field is weak.
• Imbalances in this energy field can be associated to lack of sex drive in men.
• If the owner of the house complains that “nobody listens to me”, then check this field.
• Temple placement has not shown any negative effects.
Satyadev is the embodiment of the real Dharma, who inspires and gives firmness to the vows and resolutions. The word 'Satya' is also used in the meaning of 'Rita', this deity named Satya has a place near the sun. In fact, the Vasu named 'Pratyusha' has been accepted by the name of Satya. The word Pratyush means 'effect' or sunrise. Morning is considered auspicious.
• Goodwill and credibility creator.
• Attributes very close to Surya.
• It imparts the power of right thinking.
• Encourages fulfilling of commitment.
• Biggest commitment is Marriage. Imbalances in this zone needs to be balanced if there are challenges in marriage.
• Imbalance here will make the person to move from one partner to another.
• Mirror can be dangerous here.
• Others too, also fail to fulfil their commitment towards you, when imbalanced.
• Green plants is ok but blue colour has shown negative effects in some cases. People will not fulfil their promise.
The name Bhrish is a sign of excessive, frequent, or excessive expansion. In the preceding verse, Vasu (Gana) named 'Pratyusha' has got the prestige as Prabhat by the name of Satya, hence this verse is considered to be the place of a deity named 'Ushas'. She is the goddess of beauty. With their rise, every nook and corner of the sky lit up and is filled with an abundance of joy. Usha has a special relationship with worldly works. The place of Usha Devi near the Sun is also clear from this verse. Therefore, Bhrish is actually the god of dawn.
• Brings out something by rubbing two things.
• Action will not be executed if this field is weak.
• Will think excessively if this field is weak, so the end result will be disturbed.
• Can be balanced by keeping Mixer-Grinder.
• Analytical capability is disturbed if this is weak.
• A cut here will not lead to any decision making.
• White colour has not shown negative effects here.
• This is Kama Devta, energy of that creates Desires.
• Blue colour may cause to the worst of problems.
• Presence of sewerage gives unfavourable results here.
• Metallic art and show pieces are not desirable.
• Sewing machine here leads to BP fluctuation and anxiety.
• Elderly couple sleeping here - wife may be continuously ill.
• If the thinking/analysis, is not good, examine this field.
• If boss is sitting here, he is very strict and thus leads to problems in the future.
• Dustbin may not always be favourable here.
• Kamdhenu to be placed here.
The god of heaven is situated in the form of the sky. The reason for the origin of air is considered to be pure sky and through it, Nada Brahma is pervaded. These are the forms of God and without them, the coexistence of anyone is not possible. According to a mention in the Matsya Purana, he is considered one of the eight idols of Lord Shankar. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, they have their positions as they move from the front to the east. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, this pada is very important near Agnikon (East side). This pada is sky cognizant, is zero, that is, without gods.
• Space between earth and heaven.
• This is the oxygen needed to make anything happen.
• Manifestation is possible only through Akash.
• If this are stuck (Atak gaya hai), like payment or marriage, then look at this zone.
• Door causes financial losses.
• If you keep anything here, people will recognise it and appreciate it.
• If this zone is weak, cause high chances of theft.
• Sri Yantra if kept here has shown positive results.
• Placement of red bulb is good.
• Gives aggression and body rashes if imbalanced.
• Copper is good to balance this zone.
• Field of Venus, thus affects females more than males if imbalanced.
• Cut in this field, elder son of the house is away from home and not a part of the family.
• If there is a store, it adversely effects the happy events in life.
Anil is actually a name of Vayu Dev (Pawan, Vata, Sameer). He has prestige in the past position in the right angle of the Vastu Purush Mandala and on the right-hand pedestal of Vastudev. Both the words Vata and Vayu are derived from the root 'Va', which means to move or carry the smell. This post is suitable for Agnihotra or Yagya works because this Vasudeva gives quick access to this part through Agnidev. Sampoorna Bhuvan means that which is the seed form of the living beings or the Panchamahabhutas or the one who holds them in the womb. (All are moved by the wind.) This divine power-rich wind god moves as he pleases. In the worship texts, he has got the prestige only as Vayudev.
• Lord of Wind energy
• If someone says, the work is not even starting “kaam shuru hi nahi ho raha hai”, then check this energy field.
• Door here effects the elder son negatively.
• Semen count is less in case of childbirth if this energy is disturbed.
• Sleeping may cause restlessness in females.
• Presence of yellow colour may heavy cash crunch.
Pusha Dev is one of the twelfth Adityas. He was born to Dev Mata Aditi, wife of Rishi Kashyap. He is the lord of animals and mounts on goats. Their position is in the direction of the south direction from the right angle of the Vastu Purush Mandala. They get the Yagya portion and have the right to grant boons. Rice powder is offered to them in the Yagya. Pusha is considered a symbol of weak mentality in the Vastu Purush Mandala because when it is corrupted, deception and ego are born in the person.
• This is nourishing like mother nourishes a child.
• Best place to keep Ghee.
• Safeguard of everything including money.
• If payment blocked. Check this zone.
• This becomes the fuel to continue the fire.
• Keep a Red Mat here to get back blocked money.
• If the child growth is not satisfactory in the mother’s womb, keep a red mat and Ghee for best results.
• Imbalance causes problem in family bonding.
• Family photos kept here increases the bonding here strongly amongst the family members.
• Blue colour here shows weakened body.
• Children will not be self sufficient if imbalance here.
• A person will work under someone if this zone is imbalanced.
• Toilet here will cause bad growth of child.
• Keep a Fevicol tube to improve family bonding.
• Keep a Hanuman Ji photo showing strength there.
The word with is used in the sense of a lie. These are gods wearing disguises. His prestige is on the post located on the lower part of the right armpit of Vastu Purush.
• Pretender, Untrue.. Associated with Falsehood.
• When this field is extended, all family member think highly of themselves.
• If zone is balanced, self confidence is very good.
• Imbalance will cause only show-off.
• Door here can cause use of unethical means.
• People make False commitments.
• Sleeping here people become very bossy.
• Toilets here, can cause people to feel that their capabilities are limited. Creates feelings of Self-doubt.
• Door gives prosperity and abundance.
• Self confidence if balanced.
Grihakshat deity is actually 'Vishvedev'. These are prestige as a group. Keeps the house intact and protects it from breakage. Vishvedev is the Gana of the Gods and is called Devgan. If these gods are pleased, then they keep the house intact to the people living in the house and when they are angry, they divide the family or building.
• Gruha mean Mann and Akshat means Dayra (Mann ka dayara).
• Helps in self control.
• This is very important to achieve success in all desires.
• Defines the boundary of mind.
• When imbalance, people forget their responsibilities and become relaxed and gain casual attitude.
• Door is great here. Resident enjoy the life.
• Blue colour may cause court cases or misunderstanding.
• Cause conflicts and commitment failure. Gives bad company of friends.
• Big water body causes indiscipline students.
• Lack of peace if imbalanced.
• Children will be better disciplined if they sleep here and good behaviour.
• If imbalanced, people will not listen to others advice.
Yama is the son of the deity Lord Vivasvan (Sun). He is repeatedly called Vaivasvat after his father's name. She is the god of life and shows the path to the dead soul. Yama has a special relationship with fire because it is the god of fire that takes the dead souls to Yama. Yama is also related to the ancestors and they rule over the spirits.
• Denotes self control and moral duty.
• Imparts a sense of responsibility.
• Makes right choices and lead a discipline life.
• Yama is the Lord of Justice
• Individual faces weak determination and lack of self control. This leads to debts and blocked mind.
• People sitting or sleeping here are self motivated and self controlled.
• Imbalance here cause low morals amongst residents.
• Toilet here lowers the moral values.
• Water storage here gives a feeling of black magic.
• Musical keyboard kept here makes one practice regularly.
• Death, blocked minds.
• Self control is missing if imbalanced.
The description of a deity named Gandharva is found in Vastu Mandal and in Sarvatobhadra Mandal. Daksha's daughter Pradha, who was married to Prajapati Kashyap, gave birth to ten God Gandharvas. Their names are Siddha, Purna, Bahi, Poornayu, Brahmachari, Ratiguna, Suparna, Vishwavasu, Bhanu, and Suchandra. Gandharva pada has got a place near Yama in the south direction. Whoever wants to fulfill Gandharva Vidyas, should establish himself in this position and practice or do Riyaz.
• People good in music are called Gandharv.
• Balanced gives relaxation , happiness, vacations.
• If area is cut, people will not take vacations for a long time.
• If extended and living room placed here, people are in party mood and don’t take anything seriously.
• Sleeping here gives bad thoughts.
• If kitchen here , people want variety in food.
• Dining table will cause excess expenditure of food items.
• TV, Musical systems is source of recreation here.
• Alcohol can be kept here.
• If extended, people will be extra relaxed and if cut, people will be extra active.
• Extend this area in Hotel business. It will increase foot fall.
In the texts, this word was used in the sense of 'Bhangra' (intoxicating vegetable). The name Bhringraj also means Bhairon and Bhringraj means 'King of the brows'. The Gandharvas and Apsaras have got the same or adjacent prestige in almost most of the mandalas. Bhramar is related to Kama and Apsaras have been the medium of expression of Kama since time immemorial. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, he has prestige on the left thigh post of Vastu Purush and from this place also the Gandharva Vidyas are accomplished.
• Imparts the discretionary power.
• What should be kept or removed in life.
• Helps in controlling abortion and miscarriages.
• Gives the wisdom to assess things properly.
• Toilet is excellent here.
• All efforts are wasted if bed placed here.
• If extended, gives more females births in family.
• It is advised to spend 20 minutes to let go of useless thoughts and things.
• Entrance - total wastage of efforts.
• If someone asks "kya kare ya na kare “, then check this energy field.
• Causes rigid mind if more time is spent here.
The meaning of Mrig is generally taken from deer. But in astrological texts, the meaning of deer is considered to be from the moon of the month of Margashira, Mrigashira Nakshatra, and Mrigashira Nakshatra. The relation of deer in the Vastu Purush Mandala is more favorable to be taken from the month of Margashish because in this cycle the establishment of the Twelve Adityas. In the Puranas, the power of the twelve months of the year has been described to the Dwadash Adityas. The different levels of the tenacity of the Sun God have been considered as the Dwadash Adityas. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, these positions are located on the right sitting (hip) of the Vastu Purush.
• Generator of curiosity.
• Imparts the ability to grasp the essence of things.
• Keeps searching for satisfying his curiosity.
• It helps to decode the secret of skills.
• Skills and proficiencies and raise their standards to optimal levels.
• Keep study table and tools.
• Eagle here gives foresight and detailing. Gives broader vision.
• Toilet here, diminishes the capabilities of learning and thinking.
• Fire hampers the power to learn anything new.
The family members who die before and after the birth of a person, father, younger brother, son, etc., are all called Pitargan. The virtuous souls living in the third heaven are called Pitrus. One of the conditions of being a father is dehmukti and after dehmukti, any of the yoni into which they go is considered to be a paternal yoni. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, the Pitruganas are placed at the southeast angle. Here, if it becomes agitated, that is, if Vastu rules are violated, it destroys the family and worldly achievements. If they are satisfied, they not only give directions but also enrich life by the grace of ancestors and deities.
• Responsible for childbirth and marriage.
• Family bonding, love and understanding.
• Will keep struggling with the difficulties of life if imbalanced.
• People say “hum poori tarah se disturb ho jate hai. Humari prosperity disturb ho jati hai “.
• Toilet here causes instability in life.
• Everyday problems in life if imbalanced.
• Sleeping here makes a person highly critical and perfectionist.
• Will impose his thoughts on his family. So constant tension between elders and children.
• Kitchen here cause digestion issues. More challenges to the males.
• Sewerage will cause serious health issues.
• Aloe Vera plant can cause piles problem.
• Don’t keep tools here.
• Family photo here with yellow light is best.
The word Dauwarik is used in the sense of Kshetrapal, gatekeeper, or watchman. In Sanskrit and Hindi dictionaries, the meaning of this word is given as gatekeeper. The Samarangan Sutradhar has considered 'Dauwarik' as the lord of Nandi or the first ganas. The meaning of Nandi is – Nandi is the one who pleases by singing praises through his voice. Nandanti Devata Yasya - Nandi sa Prakirita means the one whose praises please the deities, that is Nandi. Nandi is the main gana of Lord Shankar and is also the gatekeeper. In Vastu Purush Mandala, this post is located on the left sitting (hip) of Vastu Purush.
• Decides what enters the life and what to be omitted.
• Acts as filter in life.
• Responsible for step wise knowledge.
• Power of discretion / discrimination.
• When a person complains of “total wastage of efforts”, look at Daurika also along with Bhringraj.
• Nandi remedy is best here.
• Insecure relationship if this zone is weak.
• A piggy bank is associated with savings.
• Bed here makes one mindful and cautious. Better capability of understanding.
• Weak zone causes a person not to be able to use money or save money.
• Imbalances here makes a person waste money on useless products.
• Gives the student a right gauge of what to study and how much importance to give to a subject.
The literal meaning of Sugriva is - good-necked, hero, swan, a kind of scripture but in Vastu Purush Mandala we consider Sugriva to be related to Lord Hayagreeva or Hayashirsha (Horse-headed) Maharishi Dadhyangtharvan and Ashwini Kumars. In this position, Maharishi Dadhyangtharvan is revered in the form of Guru and Ashwini Kumar as a student. One of the main reasons for believing this is that the masters of Vastu Vidya have given instructions to build Vidyabhyas Mandir on this post in the Shodash Room Vidhan. This place between West and Northeast is very important for study.
• Good grasping power.
• One who can solve problems by merely listening to the problems.
• Power to memorise things.
• Best place to make Gym or akhada.
• Problem of forgetfulness or inability to remember if washing machine here.
• Red colour causes irritation towards to newer ideas.
• Village scene in black frames gives the power to decide where to invest and where not to invest.
• Buying a property becomes easy.
Pushpadanta is a Gana of Lord Shankar and belongs to the Gandharva caste. He is a knower of invisible knowledge and pleases Lord Shankar with his praises. Pushpadanta is a strong announcer of known learning.
• Power of blessing.
• Gives the power to overcome day to day problems.
• Imbalance cause inability to conduct day to day matters.
• Gaja Lakshmi is a very good remedy here.
• Bedroom gives great opportunities and makes one successful.
• Living room here with Black colour sofa makes all discussion fruitful.
• White flowers are a great remedy here.
• Blue colour give good results.
• Safe (Tijori) - best place. Is very useful.
• If balanced, receives help from all sides.
Varuna is considered to be the god of water. They keep an account of sin-virtue and truth-false in the public and the secular side of this system is still alive today. Even today, when a person makes a vow or a vow, he takes water in his hand and takes a vow in the company of Varuna Devta. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, Varun got a place in the far west direction on the left thigh post of Vastu Purush. In many places in the Vedic hymns, Varun has also received an analysis of the name 'Asura'. Asura means 'the giver of life' i.e. Varuna is the one who transmits the life force to the living beings.
• God of Water and Oceans.
• Black Circle is a good remedy here.
• Ability to see, Vision.
• Give the energy to give the best performance in all tasks.
• Sleeping here makes a person perfectionist and over ambitious.
• Good financial position If entrance here.
Asuras are gods, but over a period of time, this name was used for the demons of tamasic nature. He was a seeker of illusory powers. Asuras are said to be extremely harsh and selfish towards human sensibilities. Although they have been endowed with the same power as the gods, lack of generosity was seen in them. He was never behind the gods in doing penance and research. Hiranyakashipu-Hiranyaksha, Madhu-Kaitabha, Vritrasura, Ravana-Kumbhakarna-Ahiravan, Kansa-Jarasandha-Banasur, etc., were all called asuras because they had demonic tendencies in abundance.
• Mayavi Asur, the one Out of harmony.
• Gives knowledge and light if balanced.
• Imbalance creates illusion.
• Leads to Anti-social work, if imbalanced.
• Imbalances makes one tempted to use wrong methods to get things done.
• If balanced, gives depth in spirituality.
• If a person sleeps here, he achieves an attractive personality but can also be in depression. They are generally mentally strong.
• Toilet here - males are not found to be charming.
Shosh also means exploitation or drying up. It is considered to be the god of mourning and in the case of Vastu Shanti, all kinds of mourning in life are possible from here. If these gods get agitated by any kind of violation, then they bring grief in life. Samarangana Sutradhar has accepted Shosha as the son of Sun. Saturn's natural qualities are related to atrophy. Samarangan Sutradhar has told about the loss or loss of money due to the entrance of the building on this post. In some places, these 'atrophy' are also called 'mourning'.
• Residents feel low due to negative experiences and mental breakdown, if this one zone is imbalanced. Balance helps them in supporting themselves.
• Ability to communicate out thoughts and share our feelings and clear our hearts to feel light..
• Thyroid problem.
• Cut cause depression in life. Inability to express emotion.
• Shoe-rack and dustbin can be kept here.
The word Papayakshma mainly consists of two words. Sin and Tuberculosis are the names of a type of disease that makes the lungs inactive gradually and bad deeds are called sins. The diseases or consequences which appear due to continuous inauspicious deeds of a person are called 'Papayakshma'. Tuberculosis itself is called Papayakshma. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, this pada is located on the wrist of the left hand of Vastu Purush, near the west angle.
• Causes disease, weak mind, negative behaviour.
• Residents unable to control their heart and talk only negative things.
• Entrance here is bad. Can give addiction.
The five sons of death have the disease, old age, grief, craving, and anger. The disease is the disease, which has been given a place at the west angle of Vastu Purush Mandala. It is the most dreadful deity who gives death and bondage and whose violation is to invite death.
• Drainer of energies, Fever.
• If balanced, it destroys diseases and gives abilities to deal with tough times.
• Death like pain if entrance here.
• If balanced, makes a person energetic and supportive.
• Toilet - fails to receive support.
• Mother of the family is more disturbed if imbalanced.
• Grey Stones or similar photos kept here give stability.
• If someone claims - “boss is not supporting, keep his own photo with boss here”
• Family photo also recommended here.
• Brass element is good here.
• “Izzat ki dhajjiya ud jaati hai if entrance here.
Nag was the brother of Adityas, so they are also considered among the gods. Their abode is considered to be Hades. From Kadru there were serpents like Shesha, Anant, Vasuki, Takshak, Kulit, etc. This description is found in Adiparva of Mahabharata. The bed of Lord Vishnu is made of Nagraj Anant. Nag yoni is the god yoni and the serpents also have the same powers as the deities.
• Generates Lust and desire.
• Entrance causes jealousy.
• Imbalance here will attract people but they will be jealous.
• Products here will attract people.
• Mirror here may increase materialistic desires manifold.
• Ironing table is not recommended here.
• Shoe-rack is not allowed.
• Residents are less liked by others if dustbin if kept here. People don’t want to attach themselves to such residents.
• Lakshmi ji Silver Moorti is excellent for Financial Gains
Samarangan Sutradhar has considered the main deity to be the form of Tvashtha or 'Vishvakarma'. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, there is a reputation of 'Tattva' on the elbow of the left hand of Vastu Purush near the north direction. Tvashtha is counted among the Dwadash Adityas and is believed to be born from Devmata Aditi, the wife of Kashyapa. The founder of Vastu Karma is also Vishwakarma himself and his sons were skilled in the architectural period, which later got divided into goldsmiths, blacksmiths, carpenters, etc.
• If zone is well organised, the house will be well organised.
• If the mother or mother in law is sleeping here, she will be a great caretaker of the house.
Among the Ashtavasus, a Vasu named Prabhas, who is the father of Vishwakarma, has a place near Vishwakarma in the Vastu Purush Mandala. Samarangan Sutradhar has considered Bhallat to be the moon. Having a door at this place allows the entry of abundant wealth into the house.
• Helps to achieve huge things in life.
• Safekeeper of Kuber’s wealth.
• Male dominated family if entrance here.
• Imbalance - discord with father and the children will not get any property from father.
• Keep a money plant with big leaves.
Soma is one of the great gods of the Vedic period, but in the Vedas, there is more description of the botanical form than the human deity of Soma. Being the best in medicine, Soma is said to have been born as the king of plants and hence he was considered in the category of gods. When we talk about the deity 'Soma' installed on the post located in the north direction of the Vastu Purush Mandala, then this Soma Devta becomes one of the Ashtavasus. Samarangan Sutradhar has considered Soma to be related to Kubera. Vastu masters have told that the result of having a door on this post is the attainment of 'wealth of all virtues'. In Vedic literature, only the moon shining in the sky got the permanent name 'Soma'. Soma was considered synonymous with the moon and the moon was the synonym of Soma.
• Power to earn profits.
• Associated with Moon.
• Understanding of money.
• Gate here makes fire weak and thus makes a person satisfied.
• He is the lord of Speech also called “Vachaspati”.
• He rules over the mind.
The word 'serpent' has been mentioned more often in Rigveda. The main difference between serpents and serpents is that snakes have only one face whereas serpents have many faces. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, the snake has got a reputation for being situated on the left shoulder of Vastu Purush, near the north direction (to the north).
• Anant Naga. Protects the treasure of health.
• If imbalance, the person is very rude and talks very ill. Can disregard anyone.
• Mind is restless an easily irritable.
• Dustbin will cause irritation in throat.
• Heavy goods will cause problem in Jaws and mouth area.
• Water storage will cause continuous cold and cough.
• Kitchen is worst here.
• Store will only give diseases.
• Door, Toilet, Dampness will cause major illness.
This door named Aditi proves to be especially harmful to women. Apart from this, this gate also causes intercaste marriage. It increases savings.
• Power to overcome all obstacles.
• No mental peace if imbalanced.
• To balance life, this zone must be balanced.
• If while concluding things, we come under stress at the last moment, look at this field for any imbalance.
• Motherlike field.
• If we feel directionless, then check this field.
• If this zone is extended, person will keep searching for Gurus to solve their problems
One of the 13 wives of Kashyapa is believed to be the origin of demons from Diti. Devas were born from Aditi and demons from Diti. Divinity is also hidden in the demonic qualities of Diti and she is extremely sattvic. But the demon spirit in his sons kept on becoming stronger with the passage of time. The place of both of them comes in the middle of North direction and Northeast angle in Vastu Purush Mandala.
• Broad mind, Far-sightedness.
• It impacts to the very deep level.
• Removes all duality if balanced.
• Power to say NO comes from this field.
• Imbalanced, people will not follow the traditions and rules/confused mind.
• Gives spirituality if entrance here and female dominance with important roles in life.
The position of Rudra on the axis of the Vaastu angle from the center of Brahma of the Vastu Purush Mandala. The general public knows Rudra as Lord Shiva. Intellectuals talk about the eleventh Rudra. The names of Lord Shiva include Rudra, Mahadev, Shankar, Shambhu, Bhava, Sharva, Ugra, etc., and these names are found many times in the Vedas also. Rudra is of special importance among the Gana deities.
• Channelising support.
• Shiva form responsible for flow of activities.
• Sustaining day to day activities without interruption.
• Emotional imbalance.
• Flow of ideas.
• Ability to complete work with ease.
The deity named Rajayakshama has attained important positions in the Vastu Purush Mandala. They are placed at the Brahmasthan and the triangle point of the great deities named Prithvidhar and Mitra. Rajayakshama is an example of the fierce form of Rudra, which spreads through the air in the body and makes the body a jar. The body becomes immobile. Tuberculosis is related to diseases of the lungs. Since Rudra moves through the air and his permeation remains in the air. In this verse answer, possibly in the main deity part, Vastu Acharyas have given orders to build Ratigriha.
• The Holder
• It helps to stop the idea in the mind for further implementation.
• If imbalanced, support will come but will not last.
A deity named Aap is situated at the angle going from the center of Brahma to the northeast. You are collective and they are considered to be mothers, young women, givers of boons, and goddesses who attend the yagya. Somewhere the water located in the earth is also equated to you, so there is a close relationship between the groundwater and you.
• Associated with healing.
• If imbalance, it will destroy the healing power.
• Ability to face the challenges and overcome it.
Aapvatsa has been equated with a river, Tadag, or any other source in the form of water coming out of the water sources. Be aware that the angle that goes from the Indra place of Brahma to the northeast, the position of you and the Aapvats has been told on that angle.
• Apaha brings ideas, Apahavatsa carriers these ideas towards practical application.
Savita is one of the Dwadash Adityas and is one of the most powerful energy fields of modern times. The best synthesis of the unspent karmas of past lives comes from this region, so it becomes an important part of the Vastu Purush Mandala. Yasak has said that the period of Savita comes after the cessation of darkness, but Sayanacharya has said that the Sun before rising is called Savita and from rising to setting it is called Surya.
• Power of meditation
• This zone is capable of giving solutions for any type of problems.
• Balance will give support , determination and will power.
• Ganesh ji presense in this zone is very very good.
Sun rays also called Savita-Savitri who regulate or determine Prabhat (dawn) and Pradosha (evening). Sayanacharya says that the sun before the rise is called Savita and after the rise till the setting, he is called Surya. Savita- Savitri means 'God who inspires'. In the Vastu Mandal, between Anil and Brahma on Karna going from Brahma place to Agnikon, Savita Dev, Savitri and Savita are literally two names indicating qualities and actions. Both these positions are located on the right hand of Vastu Purush and represent mobility and activity. Vastu Acharyas proposed these positions in the Shodash Room Vidhan for churning, churning, or contemplation or research room.
• Unlimited capabilities to work.
• Gayatri mantra is dedicated to this Deity.
• Shree Yantra is beneficial here.
Usually the verses named Indra-Jaya are situated at an angle going from the center point of Brahma to the southeast angle. In the tradition of Samarangana Sutradhar, situated in the southerly angle on Karna, after Pitra comes Indra, after Indra, Jai, and after Jai comes Brahma. In my whole life's Vastu experience, I have found that 6 verses of Vivasvan and 2 verses of Indra and Jai give the most successful accomplishments of Vastu.
• Family stability, basic growth, thought process.
Same as Indra
• Channel in which the thought process of Indra can be manifested.
Prithvidhar Devta is the form of Sheshnag. He is considered one of the Ashtavasus in the Vastu Purush Mandala. Daksha Prajapati's daughter named Vasu, who was the wife of Dharma, was born to a Vasu named Dhara. Along with all the Vasus, he has also got the prestige of Prithvidhar.
• Power of Manifestation.
Aryama is the lord of the ancestors and he himself is the eternal ancestor. Satisfying them during Shradh Paksha is considered as the satisfaction of all the ancestors. They protect the lineage tradition and their happiness increases the total. They are also the masters of friendship and being pleased with them leads to the attainment of sattvik friendship. Along with Mitra and Varuna in the Yagya, they receive the sacrifice from Swaha and accept the sacrifice of Swadha in the Shradh. By being Kashyap and being Aditi's son, he receives the share of sacrifice. In the Vastu section, due to inauspicious construction on their part, accidents increase.
• Supports growth.
• Connects to the material world.
• Helps to get a bride for a groom.
Vivasvan Devta is the image of the medieval sun god. He is one of the Dwadash Adityas and the father of Yamraj. In the south direction, in the Vastu Purush Mandala, he has a prominent place in the Shatpadiya deity. For the attainment of kingdom and opulence, the traditions of making a main hall or building on this post have been told by Vastu Acharyas.
• Controller of Change.
• Initiates and moves the manifestations process ahead.
Mitra is counted among the Dwadash Adityas and he is also the son of Devmata Aditi, wife of Kashyapa. They are the regulators of friendship. Like the milk-water relationship, they have a close friendship with Varuna. Mitra is the god of the day and Varuna of the night. He is regarded as a kind force of nature. In the Vastu Purush Mandala, Varuna in the west direction, and Mitra Dev, near him, has got 6 verses (somewhere three verses are also mentioned). They have control over the left part of the stomach of Vastu Purush.
• Power of stimulation and coordination.
• Power of holding the world together.
The most important deity of the Vastu Purush Mandala is Brahma. He is the lord of the largest landmass and the lord of nine positions in Ekashitipad (81 verses) Vastu. He has a reputation as one of the Dhata in the Vastu Purush Mandala. Four Vedas, Upaveda (Ayurveda, Dhanurveda, Gandharvaveda, Sthappatyveda), Nyayashastra, Hota, Udgata, Adhwaryu, and Brahma, etc. Ritvija appeared from the four mouths of Brahma. From the east face the Rigveda, from the south face the Yajurveda, from the west face the Samaveda, and from the north face the Arthavaveda.
• Supreme Creator.
Vastu Shastra describes 45 powers working as Devas and Asuras in a built space. It guides us to keep the 45 powers in perfect balance in our home in order to achieve desired results we need in life.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)