Vastu Puja Vidhi
Vastu is known as the science of architecture in ancient Hindu scriptures. It is followed to ensure that house is built keeping in mind the earth’s energy field and position of the planets. However, due to space crunch people are not able to construct a house these days which adhering to Vastu Shastra. In order to rectify the faults of construction, a Vastu Puja is held to ensure the house is purified of all negative effects.
Before we go on to describe how we can perform Vastu Puja, it is essential to know what are the items required for Griha Shanti Puja.
- A vessel full of Ganga water
- Mango leaves
- Grains of rice
- Betel nut
- Few strands of durba grass
- The holy red thread or kalava.
Vastu Puja is usually precedes the Griha Pravesh Puja and before the puja commences the place is thoroughly cleaned and purified.
The first step of performing a Vastu Puja is known as Sankalpa, where petals, rice and grains flower are offered to mother Earth by the head of the family while the priest recite mantras. The second is known as Bhoomi Abhishinchan, where the Mother in invoked and in order to purify the place Ganga water is sprinkled with the help of mango leaves. The third stage is called Pran Prathista, where once again mantras are chanted and rice, flowers and grains are offered to the Goddess. Once the puja is over a pit is dug and all the holy things used for the puja and placed in it and covered, so that that don’t get scattered around by birds. A Vastu Puja is usually followed by a Griha Pravesh Puja in every new household.