Vastu Deva or Vastu Purush 2
Vastu Purush is considered to be the main diety who is responsible for providing peace, happiness and prosperity in any constructed building whether it be dwelling houses or commercial complexes. The worship of Vastu Purush is essential at the time of laying foundation and entering into a new premise. He is required to make offerings for his blessings.
Vastu devata or Vastu purush occupies an extremely important position in vastu construction. He is the main deity of the house. According to the shastras and puranas, once lord Shiva was engaged in a fierce battle with 'Andhakasur' daitya. During this battle some drops of Shivji's perspiration fell on the earth and an extremely huge and terrifying giant rose from them. He started terrorizing and killing the devatas. Then all the devatas got together and caught him and pressed him down on the earth with his face downwards and sat down on him to prevent him from rising again.
To pacify him they gave him a boon that he will be worshipped at all the auspicious ceremonies. All the devatas reside on his body and for this reason he is known as the vastu purush. All the wise people worship him. Whoever does not worship him faces hurdles and untimely death.
Vastu purush lies on the ground in a particular posture as shown in the figure. His head is always in the 'Ishan kona' while his feet are in the 'Nairritya kona'. The soles of his feet keep touching each other.
His knees and elbows almost touch each other and remain in the Agneya and the Vayavya kona.
Worship of Vastu Puja
When should the Vastu purush be worshipped
He is mainly worshipped at three occasions :
- First at the beginning of house construction