Importance of Vaastu Purush

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:

Direction Ruling God / Deity
Image - North-West Direction North-West (Vayavya) Ruled by Lord of Winds
North - Kubera Ruled by Lord of Wealth
Image - North-East Direction North - East (Eashan) Ruled by Lord of all quarters or Lord Shiva
East Ruled by God Sun - Aditya (Indra)
Image - South-East Direction South - East (Agni) Ruled by Lord of Fire - Agni
South - Yama Ruled by Lord of Death - Yama
Image - South-West Direction South - West (Nairutya) Pitru / Nairutya, Nairuthi- Ruled by ancestors
West - Varuna Ruled by Lord of Water

Centre (Brahma)

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 information.

Sr. Month Direction
1 January West-South-West
2 February West
3 March West-North-West
4 April North-North-West
5 May North
6 June North-North-East
7 July East-North-East
8 August East
9 September East-South-East
10 October South-South-East
11 November South
12 December South-South-West

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.

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ASTROLOGY & GEMOLOGY © 2019 . All Rights Reserved | IIAG