About Vaastu Science / Vaastu Shastra - Importance of Vaastu Purush Mandala:
The God of structures, also known as - Vaastu Purush, provides protection, happiness and prosperity to its habitants if Vaastu/ Vastu principles are followed.
The Vaastu Purush Mandala is a specific type of mandala used in Vaastu Shastra. It is the metaphysical plan of a building / temple / site that incorporates the course of the heavenly bodies and supernatural forces.
The principal Gods / presiding deities of each direction are listed below:
God / Deity
Ruled by Lord of Winds
North - Kubera
Ruled by Lord of Wealth
North - East (Eashan)
Ruled by Lord of all quarters or Lord Shiva
Ruled by God Sun - Aditya (Indra)
- East (Agni)
Ruled by Lord of Fire - Agni
South - Yama
Ruled by Lord of Death - Yama
South - West (Nairutya)
Pitru / Nairutya, Nairuthi- Ruled by
West - Varuna
Ruled by Lord of Water
Ruled by Lord or Creator of the Universe
The Vaastu Purush is the presiding deity of any site.
Usually he is depicted as lying on it with the head in the
North-East and the legs in the South-West but he keeps changing
his position throughout the year.
One should not start digging in the direction where Vaastu Purush's head
lies in that particular month. Table below gives you this
The Vaastu Purush lies with his back up. The concept may be that the burden is carried on the back. It is a rule that pillars are not to be raised on the sensitive points of Vaastu Purush. The sensitive points according to the science of physics are inlets and outlets.
It is presumed that the Vaastu Purush would suffocate if inlets and outlets are blocked with pillars. The sensitive points exist also on the folds of the arms and legs. Pillars, if erected on those points, would not find enough base and support. Therefore, those points are to be avoided for pillars.