Vasthu Shastra and Ashta Dikpala:
In Vastu Shastra, eight directions – North, East, West, South,North-East, South-East, South-West and North-West are considered as imperative. In the event that you are intending to build your home or some other building in view of Vastu Shastra, first you have to know about your plot’s direction. At that point you ought to choose in which direction you should keep your principle door. You may, if essential, take the assistance of a compass to know the direction. Keep in mind that the direction you face while exiting the place is the correct direction of your house or building.
As everyone knows, there are four known directions ; East, West, North and South. Other than these, four sub-directions are likewise considered. These are ‘Agneya’ (South-East), ‘Nairitya’ (South-West), ‘Vayavya’ (North-West) and ‘Ishaan’ (North-East). Every one of these directions and sub-directions has its own particular benefits and faults and yields comes about as needs be. Each bearing has a divinity or master that standards it.
Vedic Vastu Shastra portrays the significance of ‘Ashta Dikpala‘ or Guards of Directions. All these nine Gods are the larger part of ‘Devas‘ who vanquished the ‘Vastu Purusha’ and guarding the serene living of people. Hindu Vedas depend on these Gods of Nature and a considerable amount of sacred writings are committed to these Gods.
The knowledge of the Ashtadikpalas became the basis for the evolution of the traditional Hindu science of design and construction called Vasthushastra. Vasthu-shastra means knowledge of things.
‘Indra‘ is the ruling god of the East. He is capable of destroying enemies. He is King of the divine beings, leader of the sky and an incredible warrior. He is image of boldness and quality. He can show up in any frame according to his desires. He is additionally the master of thunder, rains, and has the breeze as his partner. Augmentation in riches, grains and creature stock can be influenced through revering Indra.
Indra is additionally the lord of the paradise. Elephant ‘Airavat’ is Indra’s vehicle and ‘Vajra’ (Lightning) in his weapon. Indra, ‘Airavat’ the elephant and ‘Samwardhan’ are the watch experts to guarantee the presence of ‘Dharma’.The East is additionally the home divine beings like ‘Aditya ‘ (Seeing the world)/’Surya’ (Sun God), Agni, Jayant, Ish, Parjanya, Satya, Bhup and Akash.
East is otherwise called a heading of ancestry. Amid the development of the house, some part should be left open in the East. It prompts long life for the proprietor.
The West is the inverse of the East. No work can advance in the West It is governed by Lord of Water (Physical)) ‘Varuna’ (Neptune). He is the master of this direction, which is affected by sage Agastya. ‘Varuna’ is the Lord, Anjanam the elephant, Hiraswa Pathan are the watchmen. Ocean is the home ‘Varuna’ who is divine force of the sky, rain , waters and of the heavenly sea. He subsequently, has most impact on the water bodies.
A legitimate use of westerly segment of plot prompts notoriety, distinction, flourishing and accomplishment for the proprietor. He is worried about good and societal undertakings. He is divine force of law and of the black market. Appropriate constitution of this heading ensures the tenant a long and sound existence with all thriving and constantly appreciates the altruism of others.
‘Kuber’ is the ruler of this direction . ‘Kuber‘ is the Lord of Wealth (Finance) and manager of wealth. ‘Sarvabowman’, the elephant, ‘Gajamuhan’ the evil presence are the gatekeepers. Actually, ‘Kuber’ implies the person who controls the inescapable occasions and causes increases. He has impalpable riches and property. ‘Kuber’ is the ruler of ‘Yakshas’ and ‘Kinnars’ and is a companion of ‘Rudra’ (Shiva). Kailash is the dwelling place ‘Kuber. He is viewed as the official of the North (‘Dik-pala’), and a defender of the world (‘Lok-pala’).He is regularly portrayed as a chunky man, decorated with gems and conveying a cash pot or cash sack, and a club.
He favors each person with great quality, better business adequate in stream of cash, instruction, mechanical development and so on. In the event that this viewpoint agrees with Vastu ‘lakshana’, the tenant will be devout, honored by ‘Lakshmi’ (Goddess of Fortune) and he will be regarded by others.
‘Mercury’ is the planet that principles the North. It is more powerful oblivious period of each lunar month. North is an additionally a home the divine beings like Diti, Aditi, Shail, Naga and Bhallat etc.North is likewise a position of mother. Abandoning some segment open in North prompts thriving of maternal side and in addition gives riches, solaces, peace and so on for the proprietor.
‘Yama’ is the ruler of this direction and furthermore known as ‘Yamaraja‘, the Lord of Death/Damage and reports to Lord ‘Shiva’ the Destroyer. South direction debilitates human life, subsequently all the propitious errands are disallowed in the South. South is likewise a home the divine beings like Gandharvas, Mriga, Pusha, Vitath and Kshat.
In all the South direction yields only grieving, sadness and agony. Yama is the Lord, Vamanam, the elephant; Gundothara, the Demon are the watchmen of this course. In the event that this bearing is legitimately constituted the occupant, will escape from the envy of others and cast of every stink eye.
Direction that untruths halfway between the East and the South is known as ‘Agneya’ (South-East). ‘Agni’ (Fire, Energy Generating) is the master of this direction . Pundareegam, the elephant; Unmath than, the evil spirits are the watchmen of this direction. He is the preserver and protector of each being.
Agni likewise conveys the message of individuals who love and offer oblations with dedication to God. Admirers of Agni are financially solid and long living. Agni himself deals with the general population who make contributions into him. Agni additionally furnishes them with comfort, peace, flourishing and offspring. A vital substance in ‘Ayurveda’, in charge of the sustenance of life. It helps in the different physiological elements of the body.
While developing a house, the main column must be raised in the South-East bearing. On the other hand, kitchen of the house ought to possess a place toward this direction. This is the premier and a critical administer of Vastu Shastra.
In the event that this space is very much found, ‘Lakshmi’ the Goddess of Fortune supports this house and the ladies society who live in are bound to appreciate tranquil and cheerful life. A warm ‘Agneya’ direction makes a man solid, while a defective utilize makes the proprietor irascible.
It lies halfway between the South and the West direction. ‘Nairuthi’ or ‘Nairitya‘ is the decision goddess of this course. This is the goddess of death and defilement. ‘Nairuthi’ is the Lord; Kumutham, the elephant and Dheerga Kayan, the Demon are the watchmen of this space. ‘Pitru’/’Nairutya’,’Nairuthi’ is managed by predecessors (History).
Actually, ‘Nairitya’ implies rehashed happening, regardless of whether be it the introduction of a child or some other occasion. It additionally implies that nothing not done at legitimate time can have a reiteration. In the event that the house is worked toward this path, the home endures consistent rot.
South-West part of the house ought to never be left open,nor should a pit be burrowed is this heading. This bearing is accepted to be a dwelling place evil presences and phantoms. To keep the collection of foreboding and torment causing things, diving of pit in South-West is disallowed. In the event that for reasons unknown, burrowing is vital, it ought to be secured as ahead of schedule as would be prudent or a sapling be planted in its place.The appropriate position of this bearing guarantees the tenant to prompt lighthearted life and gives insurance against being victimized.
It lays mid route between the West and the North. ‘Vayu‘(wind) is the ruler of this heading. He is the father of ‘Bheema’ and the profound father of ‘Master Hanumana’. Vayu is the Lord, Pushphandham, the elephant; Singamugam, the Demon are the watchmen. Ruler of Winds (Advertisement) is divine force of the sky, rain, waters and of the heavenly sea other than lord of law and of the black market and worried about good and societal issues.
Five sorts of ‘Vayu’ i.e. Prana, Upana, Samana, Vyana and Udana are essential for human life. ‘Hanumana’ and ‘Bheema’ are the portrayals of ‘Vayu’. It is trusted that the individuals who revere ‘Vayu’ as ‘Hanumana’ get their coveted outcomes immediately. North-West point is the begetter of fellowship or enmity.Hence, a flawed utilization of this bit of plot may bring about larger part of the adversaries.
On the off chance that you utilize this point of your plot shrewdly and faultlessly, you will have numerous companions who will without a doubt advantage you. On the off chance that this course is framed according to the guidelines, the inhabitant will escape from hatred, disorder and cataclysm. Quiet and effective life is for the most part guaranteed.
The edge that untruths halfway amongst North and the East is known as ‘Ishanya’ (North-East) bearing. Ruler of all quarters ‘Shiva‘ is the master of this point, the imperceptible power that administers the universe. ‘Ishanyam’ additionally speaks to it with Supradeepam, the elephant; Priyamugan the evil spirit as gatekeepers. ‘Pashupati’ is the weapon of ‘Shiva’. ‘Nakshatra Ardra’ is the image of Lord ‘Shiva’.
This is the imperceptible power that oversees the universe and speaks to flourishing and information. It is connected with religions, fortunes and confidence. Revering of decision God of this heading yields numerous temperances in the life of the admirer.
Part of the house toward this path must be kept sacred for it yields numerous sorts of celestial forces to the proprietor. Legitimate usage of this bit of house gives riches, notoriety, property and each sort of greatness for the proprietor and the tenant won’t confront any obstacle or hindrance and bound to have a glad existence. A defective use of this edge, however,may piece fruitful continuation of offspring.
Focus is controlled by Lord/Creator of the Universe (Desire) the’BRAHMA‘. He is the maker. The every day rotation of light and dim is credited to the action of Brahma. The four Vedas are said to have sprung from his heads.
Numerous structures in nature have a quiet center of insight, and the movement of the structure is organized around this center. We see this in the structure of universes, galaxies, cells and molecules. This center is known as a ‘Brahmasthan‘, or place where wholeness lives. As in the structures of ‘Nature’, there ought to likewise be a ‘Brahmasthan’ in a Vastu building.
‘Brahmasthan’ ought to never be discouraged. Overwhelming objects,wells, lifts, stairs and bathrooms/toilets are completely restricted in the ‘Brahmasthan’. On the off chance that it is discouraged it might prompt medical issues for the house proprietor and influence the flourishing.
The Ashta Dikpala Mantra who rule the eight direction are listed Below:-
|Kubera||North||Om Sham Kuberaya Namah||Gada (mace)||Kuberajaya||Budha (Mercury)||Kumari|
|Yama||South||Om Mam Yamaya Namah||Danda(staff)||Yami||Mangala (Mars)||Varahi|
|Indra||East||Om Lam Indraya Namah||Vajra (thunderbolt)||Saci||Surya (Sun)||Aindri|
|Varuna||West||Om Vam Varunaya Namah||Pasa (noose)||Nalani||Sani (Saturn)||Varuni|
|Isana||Northeast||Om Ham Isanaya Namah||Trisula (trident)||Parvati||Brihaspati (Jupiter)||Mahesvari|
|Agni||Southeast||Om Ram Agnaye Namah||Sakti(Spear)||Svaha||Sukra (Venus)||Meshavahini|
|Vayu||Northwest||Om Yam Vayuve Namah||Ankusa (goad)||Bharati||Chandra (Moon)||Mrigavahini|
|Nirrti (sometimes Raksasa)||Southwest||Om Ksam Raksasaya Namah||Khadga (sword)||Khadgi||Rahu (North Lunar Node)||Khadagadharini|
In my next blog I will be posting on ‘VASTU PURUSHA’ AND ‘SEVEN CHAKRAS’
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