vastu purusha mandala

Vastu Purusha Mandala

vastu purusha mandalaVastu Purusha Mandala is the metaphysical plan of a building that incorporates the coursly bodies and supernatural forces. Purusha refers to an Energy, Soul or Universal Principle. Mandala is the generic name for any plan or chart which symbolically represents the cosmos. Vastu Purush is worshiped during the five stages of the construction i.e. Plot demarcation, Space clearing (Bhoomi Shodhan), Door installation, Laying Stone for Foundation and on the day of house warming.

On any plan Vastu purusha is placed with the head in the northeast and legs in the southwest.  If  we see over here floor plan, it has been divided into various zones and there is a square grid which is being followed and every square has a certain representation, it connotes to a certain supernatural power and divine energy. When these grid is followed during the construction, it is said that there would be a divine presence  in the house that will breathe and live for long. 

Very interestingly we see this principles of Vastu Shastra with square grid  was followed in the planning of city Jaipur.

Vastu square grid

For the construction of town, village or fort, vastu purush is worshiped on 64 squares (pada) grid
For the construction of the house, 81 square (pada) grid of vastu purush is worshipped
For temple, 100 Square (pada) grid is worshipped

In Vastu purush mandala, the square grid (pada) are associated with certain deities 

• North – Ruled by lord of wealth (Money)
• South –  Ruled by lord of death (Death)
• East – Ruled by the solar deity- (Prosperity)
• West –  Ruled by lord of water (Physical)
• North-East – Ruled by Shiva (Divine)
• South-East –  Ruled by the fire deity (Energy)
• North-West -Ruled Lord of Air (Travelling)
• South-West – Ruled by Nairuti &  ancestors (ancestors blessing)
• Center – Rules by the creator of the universe (balancing)

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