Vaastu Purusha Mandala


According to Vaastu the earth is covered by an electromagnetic grid. These lines are receptors for solar, lunar and stellar energies. A living energy exists in every building with his head to the NE on a 9x9 grid of 81 cells. This grid is called the Vaastu Purusha Mandala and is used as a building grid aligned with true north and earthly grid. 

We gain nature’s support by building in harmony with it.
The concept of Vaastu Purusha
The Vaastu Purusha Mandala is an indispensable part of vaastu shastra and constitutes the mathematical and diagrammatic basis for generating design. It is the metaphysical plan of a building that incorporates the coursly bodies and supernatural forces. Purusha refers to energy, power, soul or cosmic man. Mandala is the generic name for any plan or chart which symbolically represents the cosmos.
In Hindu cosmology or in Vedic Cosmology the surface of the earth is represented as a sphere and not as a flat surface, "Cakracasah parinaham prthivya" It says "people who reside on the surface of earth circumference" [Rig veda 1.33.8] . However in context of the earth as a home or resident it is represented as four-cornered in reference to the horizon's relationship with sunrise and sunset, the North and South direction. It is called Chaturbhuji (four cornered) and represented in the form of the Prithvi Mandala. The astrological charts or horoscopes also represent in a square plan the positions of the sun, moon, planets and zodiac constellations with reference to a specific person's place and time of birth.
The legend of the Vastu Purusha is related thus. Once a formless being blocked the heaven from the earth and Brahma with many other gods trapped him to the ground. This incident is depicted graphically in the Vaastu Purusha Mandala with portions allocated hierarchically to each deity based on their contributions and positions. Brahma occupied the central portion – the Brahmasthana- and other gods were distributed around in a concentric pattern. There are 45 gods in all including 32 outer deities.
• North- Kubera- Ruled by lord of wealth (Finance)
• South- Yama- Ruled by lord of death – Yama (Damaging)
• East- Indra- Ruled by the solar deity- Aditya (Seeing the world)
• West- Varuna- Ruled by lord of water (Physical)
• Northeast {Eshanya} – Ruled by Shiva
• Southeast- Agni- Ruled by the fire deity – Agni (Energy Generating)
• Northwest- Vayu- ruled by the god of winds (Advertisement)
• Southwest- Pitru/Nairutya, Niruthi- Ruled by ancestors (History)
• Center- Brahma- Ruled by the creator of the universe (Desire)
The Vaastu Purusha is the presiding deity of any site. Usually he is depicted as lying on it with the head in the northeast and legs in the southwest but he keeps changing position throughout the year.
Vaastu shastra prescribes desirable characteristics for sites and buildings based on flow of energy called Vaastu Purusha. The morning sun is considered especially beneficial and purifying however the sun does not play a specific role in the Vaastu shastras. In fact it is not mentioned in the texts. None of the heavenly bodies are mentioned in the Vaastu Shastras hence they are not considered in the proper application of Vaastu principles.
Energy is primarily considered as emanating from the center of the building. Many people believe that it comes from the North East corner but in fact it comes from the Brahmasthan or center of the building. It originates from subtle earth energy called Vaastu Purusha and subtle cosmic energy (Unified Field) called Vaastu Purusha which meet in the center of the building and then spread outward in all directions. these two energies unite and form the five elements which then distribute in the for corner zones. (see Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vaastu Science and Vaastu Technology)

Login or Register