What is a Mandala?
In Vastu a mandala is a geometric form directed towards a centre, giving space a certain order, reflecting a natural order of the universe. A mandala expresses energy networks and spiritual relations in geometric and coloured symbols. Mandalas have specific geometrical meanings, psychological effects, metaphysical implications and spiritual notions because they represent physical energies, psychological emotions, Devas, cosmic principles and spiritual (divine) personalities. A mandala maybe a square, triangle, hexagonal or octagonal and contain manifold forms and geometric nets depending on time, place and circumstances, and the personality whose energies are being conveyed.
The Beneficial Access Auspicious qualities of various Avatars and Devas (celestial rulers) are assigned to a particular mandala to give mankind beneficial access. Meditating upon an activated mandala provides a subtle connection with the energy or personality behind the geometric form.
Vastu connects each energy and abstract principle with an expressive personality. In Vastu the aspect of personality is considered to be more encompassing because it is connected to consciousness, intelligence and spirit.
In the Mayamata Vedic Text it is stated: “You should know that the Vastu Purush has 6 bones, a single heart, four vulnerable points and four vessels. He lies on the floor with his head towards the Northeast.”
What is Vastu Purush Mandala? The Vastu Purush symbolises the cosmic human being or the Symbol of Life Space and his Mandala is divided into 64 or 81 equal squares upon a plot of land. Upon these squares lie 45 Devas and their respective positions to each other results from the division of the Mandala. By aligning our buildings and plot of land with the Vastu Purush Mandala, we can more readily access positive energies available for our own healing, growth, success and empowerment.
Human existence is strongly influenced by three aspects:
1. The physical, social and material environment 2. The inner mental thoughts of the self, intelligence and ego. 3. Energies from the universal and divine realms (Elements, Planets, Demigods, Avatars)
The Vastu Purush Mandala Projects Peace and Harmony
The Vedas state that the cosmos reflects a universal transcendental consciousness of perfect intelligence, which creates and penetrates the world as an ecstatic ‘energy pulse’. This cosmic energy pulse manifests as the perfect Mandala, in which all elements of creation interact as perfect dynamics and harmony. It enters our buildings through the Vastu Purush Mandala who is an embodiment of these cosmological principles. He represents the blueprint of a perfect building and connects us with our physical, karmic and mental aspects through our immediate dwelling. Using the science of Vastu Purush Mandala and Vastu architecture we can align our dwellings to this universal rhythm and create perfect energy flow for peace and harmony.
The Vastu Purush Mandala or the Maha Purush Yantra from centre of the Vastu Pyramid