Note to the
Vastu could be the physical
dwelling or the subtle body. Vastoshpati or Vastoh-pati is the lord of dwelling. According to the Vedic
seers, every structure whether animate or inanimate, has consciousness. In
human beings the centre of consciousness is called as soul or iitman. Form buildings the associated deity is Vastoshpati. He is closely connected with the deity Tvashtr, the lord of all forms. Chapter 1 gives 8 RV
mantras connected with vsstu.
addition, when a house is built, it becomes endowed with its own deity. When a
house is built, it should be consecrated so as to honour the presence of the
deity in it. It is said that the queen of the mansion is assigned by the devas and she is prayed to
protect the occupants. Chapter 2 gives the Sukta
recited at consecration.
any construction involves a lot of digging, which causes harm to earth. There
is also a prayer in Chapter 4, for pardon against all the harm that has been
done during the process of construction.
Peace, abundance, happiness, progress are inseparable
parts of a firm and enduring house. 'Sri Sukta'
invokes all these. Hence it is given here, Chapter 4.
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