Sri Vasthu Bhagavan
Ensuring growth and success is VAASTHU BHAGWAN with ASHTADHIK BAALAKAS in the LINGAM FORM
Why is there a vaasthu benediction here? The complex came up at intervals, as intuition and divine messages came forth to Swamigal. The physical construct of the peedam therefore does not comply entirely with the vaasthu laws. After much thought, Swamigal decided to lay this problem at the Lord's feet; he constructed the Vaasthu Purushar image in strict accordance with the vaasthu laws and left it to Him to resolve any issues that might arise due to misaligned vaasthu.
The vaasthu purushar is a black stone, short human idol in a reclining position, with the head oriented towards the northeast, where Lord Siva is in residence and where Ganga flows. According to the principles of vaasthu, this then is the place where a householder must dig a well in his home.
In the east sits Indran. In the south-east is Agni, or the kitchen of the house. The south is where Yama resides. In the southwest is Kuberan, the god of wealth; ideally the head of the family would occupy this corner of the house. In the West is Varuna, while Vayu occupies the north-west. In the centre rests Brahma.
For devotees who come to pray here, corrective yantras are given to set right the vaasthu in their homes. Eight lingams adorn the eight directions specifi c in vaastu shastra to bestow distinct energies.
The water used during abhishekams of these lingams and the Vastu Purusha at this shrine is recycled, as the water goes into a well in the north-east corner.
This shrine has been established under the aegis of the Vaastu Nivarti Peedam. The interesting feature about this entire space is that the Vaastu Purushar has been consecrated in an area that is by all counts vaasthu unfriendly.