Vastu Shanti Puja: Meaning, Significance, Benefits, Muhurat, Puja Vidhi, & More
Vastu Shastra is a conventional Indian system of architecture (precisely translating to “science of architecture”) which helps in attaining happiness, prosperity, mental peace, and harmony in home and work place. It involves a scientific study of directions with the combination of the five elements of nature (fire, water, earth, and air and space) to create a balance between humans and nature and to pave way for happiness, good health, wealth, and prosperity. This science sets out certain rules and regulations regarding the architecture and construction of residential or commercial buildings. The five elements or the “Paanchbhootas” are utilized by the study of Vaastu Shastra to eliminate the troubles of human beings in homes or offices by changing the interior and exterior structural configurations. Vastu Shanti Puja forms an integral part of Vastu Shastra as it purges home or an office from negative or bad impacts caused by the evil energies or the faults in construction.
Meaning of Vastu Shanti Puja
Vastu Shanti Puja is a spiritual and religious process to offer prayers to the Vastu Purush who is the Lord, protector and soul of the house and seek the blessings for positivity and prosperity. During this worship, people also pay their tribute to the deity of directions, five elements of nature, and natural forces.
Some of the major objectives of performing Vastu Shanti Pooja are –
- To eliminate any kind of faults relating to interiors exteriors, or structures of buildings.
- To seek forgiveness of God for the damage done to the nature during construction.
- To ask for the blessings of Vastu Purush for happiness, wealth and good health.
- Offer prayers to Vastu Purush for protection of home or office from natural calamities.
- To appease any form of supernatural force which might be dangerous for the occupants
Significance of Vastu Shanti Puja
Vastu is a place where nature and human beings live together in harmony. Vastu Shanti Puja, also known as Vastu Dosh Nivaran Puja, brings a striking balance between both of them by removing all the hurdles or negativities present in the environment and preventing unforeseen destruction and misfortune to finally improve the Vastu of a place. The puja is performed to appease Vastu Devta to seek his blessings and bless one’s home or workspace with prosperity and harmony.
Vastu Puja is also conducted to reduce the harmful impacts of the Vastu Dosha caused by the construction faults in the Vastu of a place and to maintain a balance between the eight directions and the five elements of nature. People worship Vastu Purush or Vastu deva on several occasions such as land worship, Griha Pravesh, door installation, well mining, foundation laying, foundation mining, and others.
Benefits of Vastu Shanti Puja
Vastu Shanti Puja offers various benefits to people who perform this worship in their homes or workspaces.
They are as follows –
- Vastu shanti puja eliminates any kind of health and wealth issues.
- It helps in removing the negative impacts of the planets on the horoscope.
- The worship helps in improving the relationship between the family members.
- It eliminates all kinds of hurdles in career, marriage or any other areas of life.
- It purges every corner of the home and brings happiness and prosperity in it.
- Blesses home with peace and harmony.
- Protects homes and offices from natural and unnatural calamities.
- It brings wealth and prosperity in business when this Puja is performed in offices.
- Increases the flow of positive energy and removes negative and evil energy.
When To Perform Vastu Shanti Pooja?
There are various situations when people perform a Vastu Shanti Puja such as –
- When one fail to work according to the Vaastu parameters
- Just before the Griha Pravesh Puja
- Reconstruction of an old building which can transform its structure.
- Renovation of home or office.
- Scarcity of space and difficulties in complying with the Vedic norms.
- When people shift into an old home.
- In case, there are faults in the setting of the home interiors.
- When people have completed 10 years or more in one home.
- When family settles somewhere else and locks their home for a good number of years and then comes return.
- Construction of a building against the rules of Vastu Shastra.
- When shortage of financial resources exists in the office or home.
Vastu Shanti Puja Muhurat 2020
The Shubh Muhurat plays a significant role in the Vastu Shanti Puja. Taking help from the Panchang, the auspicious date and time of the Puja can be decided.
Vastu Puja Muhurat based on Astrology
- Auspicious Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
- Auspicious Nakshatras: Ashwini, Pushya, Punarvasu, Uttarfalguni, Rohini, Hasta, Uttarashada, Revati, Uttarabhabhadrapad, Shravan, Dhanishta, Shatbishya, Anuradha, Swati, and Magha
- Auspicious Dates: 2nd day of moonlit fortnight, Tritiya, Panchami, Saptami, Dashami, Ekadashi, Dwadashi, and Trayodashi
Vastu Muhurat for Griha Pravesh 2020
- Auspicious Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
- Auspicious Nakshatras: Uttarfalguni, Rohini, Uttarashada, Revati, Uttarabhabhadrapad, Anuradha, Swati, and Chitra
- Auspicious Dates: There are various tithis in the Shukla Paksha which are considered auspicious to perform Vastu Shanti Puja on the day of Griha Pravesh or Housewarming.
|Shukla Paksha Dwitiya||Jan 26 – Jan 27||4:31 am – 6:15 am|
|Feb 24 – Feb 26||11:15 pm – 1:40 am|
|Mar 25 – Mar 26||5:27 pm – 7:53 pm|
|Apr 24 – April 25||10:01 am – 11:52 am|
|May 24 – May 25||12:17 am – 1:00 am|
|Jun 22 – Jun 23||11:59 am – 11:19 am|
|Jul 21 – Jul 22||9:24 pm – 7:22 pm|
|Aug 20 – Aug 21||5:19 am – 2:13 am|
|Sep 18 – Sep 19||12:50 pm – 9:10 am|
|Oct 17 – Oct 18||9:08 pm – 5:27 pm|
|Nov 16 – Nov 17||7:06 am – 3:57 am|
|Dec 15 – Dec 16||7:06 pm – 4:54 pm|
|Shukla Paksha Tritiya||Jan 27 – Jan 28||6:15 am – 8:22 am|
|Feb 26 – Feb 27||1:40 am – 4:12 am|
|Mar 26 – Mar 27||7:53 pm – 10:12 pm|
|Apr 25 – April 26||10:01 am – 11:52 am|
|May 24 – May 25||1:01 am – 1:18 am|
|Jun 23 – Jun 24||11:19 am – 10:14 am|
|Jul 22 – Jul 23||7:22 pm – 5:03 pm|
|Aug 21 – Aug 22||2:13 am – 11:03 pm|
|Sep 19 – Sep 20||9:10 am – 5:39 am|
|Oct 18 – Oct 19||5:27 pm – 2:08 pm|
|Nov 17 – Nov 18||3:57 am – 1:17 am|
|Dec 16 – Dec 17||4:54 pm – 3:18 pm|
|Shukla Paksha Panchami||Jan 29 – Jan 30||10:46 am – 1:19 am|
|Feb 28 – Feb 29||6:44 am – 9:09 am|
|Mar 29 – Mar 30||12:18 am – 2:01 am|
|Apr 27 – April 28||2:30 pm – 3:08 pm|
|May 27 – May 28||1:09 am – 12:32am|
|Jun 25 – Jun 26||8:47 am – 7:03 am|
|Jul 24 – Jul 25||2:34 pm – 12:02 pm|
|Aug 22 – Aug 23||7:57 pm – 5:04 pm|
|Sep 21 – Sep 21||2:27 am – 11:42 pm|
|Oct 20 – Oct 21||11:19 am – 9:08 am|
|Nov 18 – Nov 19||11:16 pm – 9:59 pm|
|Dec 18 – Dec 19||2:23 pm – 2:14 pm|
|Shukla Paksha Shashthi||Jan 30 – Jan 31||1:19 pm – 3:52 pm|
|Feb 29 – Mar 01||9:09 am – 11:16 am|
|Mar 30 – Mar 31||2:01 am – 3:15 am|
|Apr 28 – April 29||3:08 pm – 3:12 pm|
|May 28 – May 28||12:32am – 11:27 pm|
|Jun 26 – Jun 27||7:03 am – 5:04 am|
|Jul 25 – Jul 26||12:02 pm – 9:32 am|
|Aug 23 – Aug 24||5:04 pm – 2:31 pm|
|Sep 21 – Sep 22||11:42 pm – 9:31 pm|
|Oct 21 – Oct 22||9:08 am – 7:40 am|
|Nov 19 – Nov 20||9:59 pm – 9:30 pm|
|Dec 19 – Dec 20||2:14 pm – 2:53 pm|
|Shukla Paksha Saptami||Jan 31 – Feb 01||3:52 pm – 6:11 pm|
|Mar 01 – Mar 02||11:16 am – 12:53 pm|
|Mar 31 – Apr 01||3:15 am – 3:50 am|
|Apr 29 – April 30||3:12 pm – 2:39 pm|
|May 28 – May 29||11:27 pm – 9:55 pm|
|Jun 27 – Jun 28||5:04 am – 2:53 am|
|Jul 26 – Jul 27||9:32 am – 7:09 am|
|Aug 24 – Aug 25||2:31 pm – 12:22 pm|
|Sep 22 – Sep 23||9:31 pm – 7:57 pm|
|Oct 22 – Oct 23||7:40 am – 6:57 am|
|Nov 20 – Nov 21||9:30 pm – 9:48 pm|
|Dec 20 – Dec 21||2:53 pm – 4:15 pm|
|Shukla Paksha Dashmi||Feb 03 – Feb 04||1:32 am – 3:07 am|
|Mar 04 – Mar 05||2:00 pm – 1:19 pm|
|Apr 03 – April 04||2:43 am – 12:58 am|
|May 02 – May 03||11:36 am – 9:09 am|
|May 31 – June 01||5:37 pm – 2:57 pm|
|Jun 29 – Jun 30||10:13 pm – 7:49 pm|
|Jul 29 – Jul 30||2:59 am – 1:16 am|
|Aug 27 – Aug 28||9:25 am – 8:38 am|
|Sep 25 – Sep 26||6:43 pm – 7:00 pm|
|Oct 25 – Oct 26||7:42 am – 9:00 am|
|Nov 24 – Nov 25||12:32 am – 2:42 am|
|Dec 23 – Dec 24||8:39 pm – 11:17 pm|
|Shukla Paksha Ekadashi||Jan 06 – Jan 07||3:07 am – 4:02 am|
|Feb 04 – Feb 05||9:49 pm – 9:31 pm|
|Mar 05 – Mar 06||1:19 pm – 11:47 am|
|Apr 04 – Apr 04||12:58 am – 10:30 pm|
|May 03 – May 04||9:09 am – 6:13 am|
|Jun 01 – Jun 02||2:57 pm – 12:04 pm|
|Jun 30 – Jul 01||1:16 am – 11:50 pm|
|Aug 28 – Aug 29||8:38 am – 8:17 am|
|Sep 26 – Sep 27||7:00 pm – 7:46 pm|
|Oct 26 – Oct 27||9:00 am – 10:46 am|
|Nov 25 – Nov 26||2:42 am – 5:10 am|
|Dec 24 – Dec 26||11:17 pm – 1:54 am|
|Shukla Paksha Trayodashi||Jan 08 – Jan 09||4:14 am – 3:44 am|
|Feb 06 – Feb 07||8:23 pm – 6:31 pm|
|Mar 07 – Mar 08||9:29 am – 6:31 am|
|Apr 05 – Apr 06||7:25 pm – 3:52 pm|
|May 05 – May 06||2:54 am- 11:21 pm|
|Jun 03 – Jun 04||9:05 am – 6:06 am|
|Jul 02 – Jul 03||3:17 pm – 1:16 pm|
|Jul 31 – Aug 01||10:42 pm – 9:54 pm|
|Aug 30 – Aug 31||8:21 am – 8:21 am|
|Sep 28 – Sep 29||8:59 pm – 10:33 pm|
|Oct 28 – Oct 29||12:54 pm – 3:16 pm|
|Nov 27 – Nov 28||7:46 am – 10:21 am|
|Dec 27 – Dec 28||4:18 am – 6:20 am|
Remedies to Remove Vastu Dosh
Vastu Dosh means the faults in the Vastu of a particular place due to the failure in compliance with the guidelines of Vastu Shastra. This can lead to prevalence of negative energies, health issues, financial crunches, and more. So, below are some remedies which can eliminate the effects of Vastu Dosh of one’s residential places or one’s business place –
- Perform Ganesh Puja & Navagrah Shanti Puja in every three years
- Perform Navachandi Yagya, Agnihotra Yagya, & Shanti Path
- Keep Vastu Purusha idol, copper wire, pearl, snake made of silver, and powla in a red cloth along with red earth in the East direction.
- On Tuesday, put red sand, Powla, and cashew nut in a red cloth in the West direction and worship them to bring peace in home or office.
- People must only destroy the old buildings after taking the permission of Vastu Purush by worshipping him.
- After the destruction of building, never take earthen pot, water, or seat home.
- Rakhshoghna Sukta Jaap, Homa, and Anusthan is necessary.
- Chant the mantra “Om Namo Bhagvati Vaastu Devtay Namah – Do Dasamsa Home” for 12500 times starting on Tuesday at least 108 times daily.
- Always perform Griha Pravesh ceremony after Vastu Shanti Puja.
- Never keep South-West room vacant
- Paintings of a war scene, crying woman, angry person, owl and eagle are inauspicious. Remove them immediately.
- Keep small bowls of salt in different corners of the house to absorb negative energy.
- Hang metal bells on the entrance to increase inflow of positivity.
- Symbols of Swastika and Om bring in happiness and positivity.
- Always have your kitchen or the gas stove in the South-East corner of your home.
- Light diya and incense sticks in morning and evening as fire is a cosmic cleanser.
- Keep holy water in dark corners of the house and change it on weekly basis.
- Avoid placing Cactus in homes or workspaces and ensure that there is at least one Tulsi plant outdoors.
- Study must be done facing east.
- Paint your walls with pastel or light colors as they attract spiritual happiness and mental peace.
- Keep the north-east part of the house or office clean as men working in such directions may suffer health issues.
Vastu Puja Material (वास्तु पूजन सामग्री)
Before commencing with the Vastu Puja, it is important to make a list of items essential to perform it. Since its an auspicious occasion held to eliminate the negativities from a place, great care must be taken in gathering every item mentioned in the list. Here is the significant list of Vastu Shanti Puja samagri which you can have a look at –
- Vastu Purusha idol/photo
- Lord Ganesha idol/photo
- Kuldevatha photo
- Vastu Yantra
- Betel leaves
- Darbh grass
- Sesame Seeds
- Sandalwood paste
- Five types of fruits
- Five types of flowers
- Five kinds of sweets
- Samidha (Mango wood)
- Urad dal
- Earthen lamp
- Incense sticks
Vastu Puja Vidhi (वास्तु पूजा विधि)
The auspicious occasion of Vastu Shanti Puja when performed in accordance with the right rituals and traditions, it removes all kinds of negative effects of Vastu Dosha from home or an office.
The following rituals are performed during Vastu Puja –
- Panchagavya Prashan: Consume Panchagavya made from the five elements of cow – milk, ghee, cow dung, urine,
- Swastika: As the holy symbol of Swastika eliminates negative energies from home and prevent it from evil eyes
- Ganesh Poojan: The Ganapati Puja is considered auspicious before commencing any auspicious ceremony or Puja as it removes obstacles in life.
- Sankalpa: The head of the house seek the blessings of the Vastu Devta and the Lord of the nine planets.
- Kalash worship: A cooper Kalash is filled with water, a coin, and nine kinds of grains. A coconut is tied in a red cloth and placed on top of the kalash with five mango leaves in its bottom.
- Kuldevata Smaran & Vandan: Coconut & betel leaf are offered to Kuldevata, Vastudevata, or guru to seek blessings.
- Punyah- wachan: The Brahman (guruji) gives the blessings of “Let today’s day be the auspicious day.”
- Matrika Pujan: It is performed to avoid violence.
- Vasodhara Pujan: Worship of the Buddhist bodhisattva of wealth, prosperity, and abundance.
- Nandishradh: The deceased elders and the ancestors of the family are worshipped.
- Acharya Varana: Appointment of Guruji to perform the process of vastushanti.
- Yogini Pujan
- Kshetrapal Puja: The kshetrapal devata is worshipped with rice, urad dal and kapur. Pleasing him will eliminate negativities from the place and bless it with a positive Vastu.
- Agneya Establishment
- Navagraha Pujan: This Puja is performed to seek the blessings of blessings from Adidevata and ‘Prathana Devata’.
- Vastu Mandal Puja: The 62 gods are invited & worshipped to seek their divine blessings on home.
- Grahamandal Puja: It involves worshipping of 42 Gods of Navagraha mandal.
- Havan: Mango wood, rice, and ghee are offered in the havan to appease planetary gods.
- Vastu Devta Homan: Samidha, kheer, sugar, ghee and sesame seeds are offered in havan process and “Beal-fruit” is offered to Vastu Devta.
- Purnahuti: After the Havan, the mantra – “पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते। पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते॥“ is recited for the successful completion of the Puja.
- Uttarpooja: Gods are invited and worshipped with dhoop, flowers, lamp & naivedya.
- Abhishek: The holy water in the Kalash is sprinkled on the host and all the people present at the loactaion.
- Dharapoojan: Goddess earth is also worshipped.
- Dakshina: The Pandits or the Brahmans performed the Puja are given clothes and Dakshina.
- Brahmin Food: Food is first offered to the Brahmins and then distributed to others.
The procedure for Vastu Shanti Puja is as follows-
- The entire house should be washed thoroughly one day before Vastupujan.
- Decorate the entrance of the home with a toran, rangoli, bandanwar, and flowers.
- In case of Vastu Puja at home, the man and the woman of the house on keep a fast on the day of Vaastu Pujan and must not be broken until the Puja is successfully completed.
- Lord Ganesha Puja is first performed to seek his blessings for a successful Vastu Shanti Puja.
- Sankalpa is the second step of the Vastu Shanti Puja. Flowers, rice, and grains are offered to Mother Earth by the head of the family simultaneously reciteing mantras.
- Bhoomi Abhishanchan is the third step which involves invoking the Mother Goddess. After that, the holy Ganga water is sprinkled with mango leaves.
- Pran Prathista Puja is performed by chanting holy Vastu Shanti Mantra and offering rice, flowers, and grains to the Goddess.
- Havan or fire ritual
- Performing Aarti and distribution of prasad
- Lastly, the holy items used in the Puja are wrapped in a cloth and dug in the pit in the corner of a house.
Vastu Puja Mantras
Vastu Mantra helps to get rid of these negative energies and invite auspiciousness in the premises. The deity of Vastu Mantra is Vastu Purush or the Kaal Purush.
The benefits of reciting the Vastu Shanti mantras are –
- Chanting these mantras appease and calms the malefic planets such as Mercury, Saturn, Sun, Mars, Rahu and Ketu and strengthens the benefic planets like Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury.
- They remove negative energies and bring happiness and prosperity.
- Vastu Mantra blesses the occupants with health, wealth, and peace of mind.
- These Mantras creates an aura of peace and happiness in the home or office.
- It protects a building from evil supernatural forces, black magic and negative energies.
- They have the power to remove stress and purges the environment.
Vastu Vedic Mantra (Vastu Purusha Mantra) –
For peace and harmony in the home
नमस्ते वास्तु पुरुषाय भूशय्या भिरत प्रभो | मद्गृहं धन धान्यादि समृद्धं कुरु सर्वदा ||Vastu Dosha Nivaran Mantra – 1
ॐ वास्तोष्पते प्रति जानीद्यस्मान स्वावेशो अनमी वो भवान यत्वे महे प्रतितन्नो जुषस्व शन्नो भव द्विपदे शं चतुष्प्दे स्वाहा |Vastu Dosha Nivaran Mantra – 2
ॐ वास्तोष्पते प्रतरणो न एधि गयस्फानो गोभि रश्वे भिरिदो अजरासस्ते सख्ये स्याम पितेव पुत्रान्प्रतिन्नो जुषस्य शन्नो भव द्विपदे शं चतुष्प्दे स्वाहा |Vastu Dosha Nivaran Mantra – 3
ॐ वास्तोष्पते शग्मया स र्ठ(ग्वग्) सदाते सक्षीम हिरण्यया गातु मन्धा ।
चहिक्षेम उतयोगे वरन्नो यूयं पातस्वस्तिभिः सदानः स्वाहा ।
अमि वहा वास्तोष्पते विश्वारूपाशया विशन् सखा सुशेव एधिन स्वाहा ।Vastu Dosha Nivaran Mantra – 4
ॐ वास्तोष्पते ध्रुवास्थूणां सनं सौभ्या नां द्रप्सो भेत्ता पुरां शाश्वती ना मिन्क्षे मुनीनां सखा स्वाहा |
Vastu Shanti Gift Ideas
There are many popular vastu Shanti gifts that you can consider gifting the family performing a Vastu shanti puja. Good luck gifts make excellent choices for the occasion as they will bestow the home with positivity and happiness. They are as follows:
- Feng Shui Laughing Buddha
- Religious idols
- Art paintings
- Wind chimes
- Crystal Turtle
- Bamboo Plant
- Scented candles
- Silver utensils
Return Gifts for Vastu Shanti/Housewarming Return Gifts
Apart from the usual Puja Prasad, there are some traditional gifts which are given to the guests and members present at the Vastu Shanti ceremony. They represent the token of gratitude on the part of the hosts to the guests for marking their presence on this special and auspicious occasion.
Some of the popular return gifts for Vastu Shanti, Griha Pravesh, or housewarming –
- Sweet boxes
- Religious idols
- Shagun envelopes
- Scented candles
- German silver items
- Portraits of Gods and Goddesses
Vastu Shanti Puja Rangoli
Making a beautiful Rangoli on the day of Vastu Shanti Puja according to the guidelines of Vastu Shastra will benefit the home as well as the dwellers in multiple ways like –
- Rangoli uplifts the whole environment of home and life the family members.
- The rangoli brings positive energy in the house.
- Wavy shapes of rangoli help in developing a clear mind and opens doors of new opportunities.
- ‘Rangoli’ welcomes Goddess Lakshmi in the home. It welcomes the wealth and prosperity in the house.
- It is believed that rangoli on the doorsteps or in front of the house wards off evil energies.
Vastu Shanti Puja Invitation Card
Send out these wonderful Vastu puja invitation cards to family members and friends to make them a part of your home or office purification ceremony.
Frequently Asked Questions – Vastu Shanti Pooja
Why Vastu Shanti Puja done?
What is Vastu Homam?
What is Vastu Purusha Mantra?
नमस्ते वास्तु पुरुषाय भूशय्या भिरत प्रभो | मद्गृहं धन धान्यादि समृद्धं कुरु सर्वदा ||
Chanting this mantra brings harmony and peace in the home and removes Vastu Doshas.