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Vastu Shanti is a religious and spiritual process of worship of Vaastu Purush. Purush means Energy, Soul, and Shakti; thus Vaastu Purush is the protector, soul and Lord of the house. The primary objectives of Vaastu Shanti are:
1. To remove any land,
structure, and interior arrangement faults or the Vastu Doshas.
Vastu Purush Mandala
The Vastu Purush Mandala is the magic diagram (yantra) and the form (rupa) of the Vastu Purush.
The birth of Vastu
Purush is narrated in Matsya Purana.. In an encounter with a Rakshasa
called Andhikasur, Lord Shiva became tired and exhausted, and he began
to sweat profusely. A man was born out of the drops of Lord Shiva’s
sweat. He looked very cruel. He was very hungry and began to make penance
to appease Lord Shiva and to get a boon from him. Lord Shiva was pleased
with his penance and appeared before him. The devotee prayed to Lord Shiva,
“Oh Lord! Please permit me to eat away all the three worlds.”
Lord Shiva granted his prayer. He got possession of all the three worlds
and was about to eat the terrestrial world. The celestial beings, Brahma,
Shiva, and the demons were terrified and they caught hold of the devotee
and encircled him. Forty-five deities caught hold of the devotee and pressed
him down. This Devotee has been in that position ever since that time.
Lord Brahma blessed him and said that he would be the deity of all the
plots and constructions, and offerings would be made to him. In return,
Vastu Purusha is said to be taking care of the inmates of the building.
This Vastu Shanti is primarily based on the ceremony described by Jana Prabodhini. It is a shorter and less exhaustive version than normally practiced in India. We need half hour for set up and about an hour for pooja.
1. Toran on the entrance
door and planting of an auspicious tree, preferably Tulsi
Items for Vastu Shanti
O Shri Vastoshapate,
We now dedicate this house to you. Please protect us from the evil forces.
pledge to welcome all guests, honor the learned and appreciate the artists.
Om Shanti! Om Shanti! Om Shanti!
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