Who are those Vaastu deities, whose worship without a temple is considered a sin?
We all have read and heard a lot about Vastu defects. This house has Vastu defects, the house is not built according to Vastu, its direction is not correct according to Vastu. You must have seen many such things. Actually Vastu is not a thing. According to Hindu scriptures, Vastu Dev is the God of the earth. That is, the real owner of the land on which we build a house is Vastu Dev.
This is the reason why Vastudev is worshiped before the construction of any building. It has to be constructed according to Vastu rules. According to Vastu Shastra, every room from room to kitchen, study to worship house is considered to be designed keeping in mind the direction of Vastu.
Failure to do so is considered to disturb the peace and happiness of the landlord. The Vastu God we are talking about. Very few people know about him who is this Vastu Devta. Whose happiness is necessary for every household. Let us also tell you who is Vastudev.
Who are the Vastu Gods?
According to Hindu scriptures, Vastudev was born from a drop of sweat of Lord Shiva. It is also mentioned in the ancient folklores that when there was a fierce battle between Lord Shiva and the demon Andhakasura, a few drops of sweat from Lord Shiva’s body fell on the ground.
From those drops appeared a creature terrifying the sky and the earth, who started killing the gods. Seeing this, all the deities of Indralok got scared and took refuge in Brahmaji.
Instead of being afraid of that person, Brahmaji advised the deities to sit in front of him. So the deities did. Together they turned the animal upside down and sat on it. When Brahma reached there, the man prayed to Brahma and asked him about his faults and dealings with the gods.
On this, Brahma forgave him and declared him Vastudev. It is a boon that on the occasion of construction of any house, village, city, fort, temple, garden etc. he will be worshiped along with the deities. One who does not do this has to face obstacles in his life. Along with poverty, he will also get premature death. Since then Vastu Devta was worshiped as the God of land and buildings.
Every land is considered to be the abode of Vastudev. According to Puranas and Vastu Shastra, their head is in north-east direction, hands are in north and east direction and feet are in south-west direction i.e. in south-west direction. Keeping these directions in mind, Vastu Purush is worshiped and Vastu defects are removed.