Vastupuja, Vāstupūjā, Vastu-puja: 3 definitions


Vastupuja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Google Books: The Hindu Temple, Volume 1

Vāstupūjā (वास्तुपूजा):—The Vāstuvidhāna (X.1-6) enjoins that the pedestal (pīṭha) or hearth (dhiṣṇya) for the worship of Vāstu (vāstupūjā) should have 64 squares.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Vāstupūjā (वास्तुपूजा) is the name of a festival that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Vāstupūjā proceeds as folows: The worship of Vāstu, the deity of architecture, is prescribed on the bright 11th of Caitra.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Vāstupūjā (वास्तुपूजा) refers to a certain ceremony that is to be performed while establishing a temple or a new settlement.—The Ādiśaiva has a critical role to play in the establishment of a temple or even a new settlement, right from selecting and clearing the ground. [...] Any deficit in vāstu can cause harm to the people. Therefore, vāstupūjā is prescribed for all residences and temples. The Ācārya is exhorted to perform this yearly at all residences and at the temple.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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