Why is it important to do Vastushanti
Vastushanti means worship of natural elements. There is a story of Vastu Purush (Man) in Tretayug of Indian Mythology. Matsyapuran says Vaastu Yagna should be done five times.
- At the time of Bhumipujan (Praying for mother earth).
- At the time of first Column/Pole (wooden structures).
- At the time of fixing first door of Vastu.
- At the time of putting ceiling.
- At the time of Gruha pravesh (Entering the house officially for first time). But nowadays it is common to perform Vastushanti at the time of Gruha pravesh or after Gruha pravesh on a specific time (Muhurat).
After chanting Gotra Pravar, one has to say special Sankalp (Resolution) which is “For making this land worth living (Building house) sanskaras I did on this land, and hurt mother earth. And took out various metals like gold, silver, copper, iron mercury or by digging cutting baking must have cause of few Doshas (faults). While building this house many insects would have died. I should not be blamed for such violence. All the faults should be removed. I can stay in this Vaastu for long period of time, so destroy all the evil thoughts of my enemies. Bless me and my family long life, prosperity, fame and profit. I have performed Vaastushanti, so all the Grahas [Planets] bless me.
Many times it is observed after doing Vastushanti (Vastupujan) many people burry Vaastu Pratima (Vastu Idol) in the wall or keep it for worship. They are requested not to do this. Vaastu Pratima has all deities blessing us. So Vaastu Pratima should be buried at South East corner in a hole in marble case with some Akshatas (Sacred Rice) and few drops of water on it. Pratima should be facing downwards and no material should be kept on it.
Vaastupujan should be done following as mentioned above for five years. It keeps faults and worries away from Vaastu say Daan Vivek and Daan Chandrika.